Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists - Soundtracks|
The Longest Day: Music From The Classic War Films (Soundtrack Anthology)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Not the originals but not too bad a substitute
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I knew in '94 when I bought this CD that these were not the original recordings. Yet the themes of the vast majority of the films featured on this CD are from soundtracks that were or are out of print. As a huge war movie and movie soundtrack fan I was looking for a reasonable fascimile of some of my favorite film scores. This CD provided the next best thing to those unavailable soundtracks.In the last few years movie soundtracks have become big business with every year seeing the re-release of some of the old classics. The original soundtrack recordings for A Bridge Too Far, Midway, The Great Escape, and others have recently been released on CD. If you have been looking for that opening theme to a favorite war film then you might be able to at last get the original soundtrack on CD; but if that soundtrack is still out of print, "The Longest Day: Music from Classic War films" is not a bad alternative."
Great selection but poor quality of recording.
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The selection of music is great but the sound quality is very poor. I don't know anything about recording or even if this orchestra is doind a bad job in itself, but some of these pieces I have on other recordings and they're so much better. All of these recordings lack power, verve, oomph, or whatever you want to call that feeling you're supposed to get when you hear really great martial music. I keep raising the volume hoping that that will do the trick but it doesn't. It quite simply is a poor recording and I do not recommend this volume. Get the pieces on other recordings (soundtracks to Great Escape, A Bridge Too Far, Patton, etc. are all much better)."
A decent compilation
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While not the original soundtracks from the films, this is a good collection of orchestral music. I usually play it in the background while working.A few songs are a mixture of various music from a single film. For example, the track for A Bridge Too Far includes not only the movie's main theme, but also the music from the scene where the paratroops load into the airplanes and fly towards their drop zones is included.The only disappointment I had was the lack of lyrics from The Longest Day and the fact that the score from Das Boot has an underlying "techo-pop" sound to it. Other than that, I found it to be a pleasant listening experience."