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Varèse Sarabande - A 25th Anniversary Celebration
Bruce [Drums] Rowland, Robert Cobert, Angelo Badalamenti
Varčse Sarabande - A 25th Anniversary Celebration
Genre: Soundtracks
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #4


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" this is a perfect ten ~ Varese 25th Celebration"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 06/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who has ever read my reviews knows that I'm a complete "film-score-buff" nut. Varese Records has come up with the best of the best in the category of soundtracks/scores. Just take a peek with their latest release "Varese Sarabande:A 25th Anniversary Celebration", featuring a 4-CD-Set with inclusive 84 cues of unforgettable scores from the leading composers of the past Century. The quality of sound, texture and substance is a film scores collectors dream. Each and every track is a self culture unto its own, bringing countries, worlds and universes under one umbrella. This is one not to be missed, so many highlights and stand outs ~ from one spectrum of comedy, romance, drama, suspense, action, the other of westerns, horror, war, thrillers and classics that linger from decade to decade.Much like its predecessor "In Session:A Film Music Celebration" (Varese Records 302-066-225-2), takes the listener on a musical journey that will live on as long as there is the Cinema and Music. This compilation is aimed at the "serious collector of Music", make no mistake about it. Varese and producer Robert Townson hit the mark, a perfect bulleye...not to mention the price is right ~ gotta love it!Total:4-CD-Set ~ Varese Records 302-066-460-2 ~ (4/22/2003)"
A must have! I love these CDs!
Laura | Littleton, CO USA | 04/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection is amazing. It is huge, but I never got the impression that they were "throwing" things in to fill space. I can listen to the entire set from start to finish and by the time it's done, be ready to start over at disc 1 again! Varèse Sarabande certainly has a formidible archive to dip from--however, what I liked best about this collection is that they weren't afraid to use scores from less popular (or popularly disregarded) movies. This collection is set apart from the vast majority of other film score collections that I've encountered because is actually all about the music/composers and not the movies behind them. I may never have heard some of this music otherwise, simply because I was not interested in the movie behind it.This will stay at the top of my playlist for a long time."
Absolutely the BEST
skunktrain | So. California, USA | 06/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'll just repeat what others have said before -- this is absolutely fantastic. I am awed and impressed with the artistry and great care that Varèse Sarabande took in collecting and placing all the tracks on this 4 CD set. One track naturally blends into the next; nothing jarring, nothing out of place, and yet the collection is eclectic enough! "Old Timer" composers (long dead Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, Erich Korngold) are allowed to shine alongside contemporary composers like Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, John Debney, Thomas Newman and many more. All tracks are excellent. All tracks are a delight. I even felt compelled to order several Georges Delerue CDs after hearing such stirring and achingly gorgeous examples of his work on these CDs. I also felt the urge (it was beyond my control, I'm telling you) to order John Debney's score for "The Replacements". And I have many more film scores on my shopping list, all thanks to this collection. I am a big film music fan (Goldsmith, Williams, Jarre, Bernstein and several other compsers being favorites -- especially Goldsmith). And this collection of film music shows off their work. But more importantly, it shows off the work of many other composers that I'm aware of and suspected were good, but just hadn't heard enough of...until now. I've been given the opportunity to sample so many wonderful composers' works, thanks to this collection of CDs.What a rare treasure it is. And the price is beyond comprehension! What a deal for FOUR CDs!?! Snatch it up now!"