Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, (Original Soundtrack), Superman (Ultimate Collection)|
Superman (Ultimate Collection)
Note to John Williams' and Jerry Goldsmith' fans: AVOID
Minh Doan | Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada | 08/27/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have listened to soundtracks of most of the movies these gentlemen have worked for. And I have listened the original tracks of the themes included on this CD.I was shocked when I heard the sound coming from "Superman: The Ultimate Collection". Horrible!It would be easy to argue that soundtracks not done by the original orchestra will always be inferior. But I also listen to "compilation" CDs. For example, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops have done soundtracks of other movie composers and have always done a remarkable job.Most compilation albums are excellent, even when compared to the originals. This is NOT one of them.I think the orchestra featured in this album was missing quite a few instruments, and have "simplified" some themes. The brass also seemed a little too loud. Some themes were missing some key melodies at certain times.If you have already listened to the originals and expect an adequate remake, look somewhere else. This album will just insult your ears.NOTE: I cannot comment on the television tracks featured on this album, since I have never seen the old shows..."
I'm being kind
Russell Rubert | King of Prussia, PA United States | 06/11/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, I am being kind in rating this 2 stars. It really isn't a very good soundtrack anthology. I am familiar with all the movies,the original TV show, the Serial,the Supergirl entry and Film cartoon and this album does not come close to capturing the spirit of those scores. The play isn't even worth a mention, why they included so much from it and not something from the Lois & Clark program is beyond me. I strongly reccomend against buying this."
David Capps | California | 12/24/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If only I had carefully read a previous negative review! The concept of this CD is a promising one, but unfortunately it's of such poor quality that if I were to hear it in a elevator, I would push the "open" button and get off...in between floors! Bland, unfaithful,lacking dynamics. I hope someone takes this concept, clears the rights to the originals, and goes for it---the right way!"