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Stewart Copeland
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks


CD Details

All Artists: Stewart Copeland
Title: Equalizer
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Style: Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 076742209926

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Complex and worth the effort.
Nicole N. Pellegrini | Philadelphia, PA | 08/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an album that has just continued to grow on me through the years. I remember when it first came out, I had a difficult time getting into a lot of the music, save for the familiar Equalizer theme song and the catchy, more upbeat pieces like "Screaming Lord Cole and the Commanches". But this is definitely one that rewards repeat listenings, where you can begin to appreciate the different, complex musical themes and textures. It's music that really defies easy classification: it's not instrumental rock, not straightforward soundtrack music, it's not quite's just Stewart Copeland. You'll either get into it or you won't."
No Future After The Police???
Scott Lindholm | Davenport, IA USA | 06/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Simply an excellent album, generally a compilation of the soundtrack work he was doing at the time. The title track was from the TV series "The Equalizer," and strains from his work on the "Wall Street" soundtrack can also be heard. If I read the liner notes correctly, he did all the instrumental work himself--not bad for a drummer. It's an excellent CD, and I strongly recommend that you also purchase his "Noah's Ark" CD as well, and tell me how to find the video/DVD he did for that as well."
Music for a thinking person...
Thomas F. Redmond | Cleveland, OH | 10/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This soundtrack for the television programme, "The Equalizer" holds up extremely well as instrumental music. Since its debut in 1988 this CD has been something I connect with the month of October, and the fall, the time of the year when the trees turn colors and the world seems to be going to sleep.

How would I describe the music?

I'll put it this way - The different tonal textures of what Copeland produces sounds somewhat like Richard Rodgers or Elmer Bernstein mixed with guitar overtures by Jeff Beck. If you like the jazz overtones of Emerson, Lake and Palmer's first album, or if you like the keyboard work of Bill Evans, then you'll find this collection of recordings extremely interesting. This is clearly a collection of recordings with a metropolitan theme.

As a drummer with Curved Air, and the Police, I'm sure that Copeland had his share of opportunities to experiment with different instruments, however, I'm not sure how he managed to engineer this body of work, but it's impressive. Need I say more?

Also - I never bothered to watch the TV show, although I used to see commercials about it from time to time. It seemed to be about a sort of mercenary who fights bad guys in a big city in the throes of deep decay.

Whatever the TV show was about, this is great music."