The Only True Review About The Score
jma17 | The U.S. of A. | 04/11/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The other two reviews are for the sister album. Not the score. Which is surprisingly pleasant! Graeme Revell wrote an enjoyable effort for a film that didn't quite make logical sense.Obiously the film had a rather large budget. Hiring the London Symphony Orchestra to score the film was a rather nice touch. The first track is amazingly energetic. Sounding familiar to Basil Poledouris' "The Hunt For Red October". The score is not bold and dramatic but is still an enjoyable listening experience. Alot of good sound comes from the LSO. A nice arrangement of Habanero appears in track 2. The action cues are nicely done. Revell demonstrates that he has a grasp of the orchestra with these cues. Most of them appear at the end of the CD.But of course, this was a time when it was popular to put a song at the end of the score to correlate it to the movie. Street Fighter is no different. Its always best to avoid them. So to sum up, Graeme Revell's Street Fighter is a pleasant listening experience."
Revell in top form
Brandon Cutro | Tyler, Texas United States | 11/22/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Graeme Revell can write a good theme when he wants to and the theme for Street Fighter is a good one. With the famous London Symphony Orchestra performing incredibly well for this score, Revell utilizes power for this one. The score starts out with a bang immediately in "Showdown In Shadaloo" which is very similar to Basil Poledouris' The Hunt for Red October, which was mentioned in one of the reviews on here as he was right indeed. The theme is featured in this track which is bold and brassy, two things that the London Symphony Orchestra know how to perform. The majority of the score is top notch action music with lots of trumpet sound and snare drums. This is present in several cues including "Showdown In Shadaloo", "Colonel Guile Addresses The Troops", "The Stealth Boat Attack", "Game Over", "Chun Li & Bison", "Raise the Chamber", "Clash of the Titans", "Guile Faces Bison", "Vega & Sagat VS. Ken & Ryu", "Bison Dies", and "The Aftermath". Some darker sounds are present in "General M. Bison" in which Revell uses a haunting choir. A humorous cue is found in "Honda Is Tortured" with synthesizer effects, a brash tuba solo, and a pedal steel guitar that gives a humorous sound to it. Esperanto lyrics were used in "Bison Troopers Marching Song" that were written by the director of the film Steven de Souza. Another great track to mention is "Habanero" which is a tune composed by Georges Bizet and the arrangement here by Graeme Revell and Tim Simonec is excellent. A truly great score that never makes you want to hit the stop button, until you get to the last track "Attitude Adjuster" which is performed by The World Beaters that is a dumb song with basically a bunch of noises and off beat lyrics. This is the kind of score that makes me like Revell more and more."