Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|John [Film Composer] Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith|
Star Wars: The Sound of Hollywood
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
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Forget the stupid title and pick this one up!
vmzfla | Orlando, Fl. | 05/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Looking at the title tracks, the program makes no sense. I mean does "The Sound Of Music" and "Star Wars" belong on the same disc? This is one of those slap it together compilations featuring archives from the DG, Phillips, Decca labels, or any combo of the three. What makes this attractive is the generally good(John Mauceri/Hollywood Bowl Orch.) performances of some things you might of missed out on. You know things that you don't want buy a complete soundtrack of. We get music from "The Omen" and "Dracula", both worth a listen. Theres the original Alex North, Fanfare from "2001" that was never used in the final cut of the film; one wonders how it would of been with his complete score rather than classics. I enjoyed "The March of the Kligons" and for once we get the glorious "Star Wars" Throne Room and Finale, rather than the overplayed Main Title. Cuts from "Altered States", "Body Heat", "The Day The Earth Stood Still" and yeah, "Cinema Paradiso are all worth having! So thank goodness for the DRUNK that put this all together, I guess he turned out to be a genius!"