Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|W. G. Snuffy Walden|
Soundtrack From thirtysomething (1987-1991 Television Series)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Almost 20 years later....
Alexandrea Musson | Wyckoff, NJ United States | 04/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even the characters that I didn't care for at first: Elliot, Gary and Ellen, grew and changed over those 4 years and I wept with joy at Ellen's wedding, wept with sadness at Gary's untimely death and watched with pride as Nancy grew stronger, first through the separation, then in her own skin and finally battling cancer. Yes, even Elliot stepped up to the plate.
And then all in an instant, it was gone. Guess that's why I bought the CD back then, because, just as other reviewer's have said, the tracks will bring you right back to the episode.
My personal favorite track is "The Water is Wide"."
W.g. snuff walden's exquistie work for thirtysomething
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 11/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The episode was entitled "second look." It had been one year since we learned Nancy had cancer and the doctors were going back in to make sure they had gotten it all. While Nancy was under the knife everybody else was trying to keep it together, but this proved impossible for Elliot, who had broken down in the men's room begging God not to take his wife, saying that he would do anything, give anything. Throughout this riveting scene, the music by w.g. snuffy walden provided a perfect musical counterpart to not only the specific action on the screen by the growing tension of waiting to find out what the news was going to be from the doctors. A simple piano theme that takes on an agitated complexity as it repeats and is repeated by other instruments, with the strings sweeping in and out of the theme. Then the theme becomes inverted before returning to a richer, deeper interpretation of the original. If you saw that episode I would be willing to be you never forgot the music and that if you were blindfolded and listening to the tracks on this soundtrack album you would recognize this one immediately. It was a stunning bit of musical accompaniment and in the history of television. We can all name instrumental television themes we loved (e.g., ""), and recall songs that were used to great effect (e.g., "Sarah McLachlan's "Full of Grace" for "Becoming, Part II" on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), but how many instrumental pieces stand out in your mind? "Laura Palmer's Theme" and "Dance of the Dream Man" by Angelo Badalamenti for "Twin Peaks" would probably be it, which is not a bad short list for walden to be on. My own real complaint about this album is that the mood of "second look" is quickly shattered by the jazzy riffs of "hot butter (miles comes to dinner)". Walden remains the one composer whose name I recognize and pay attention to when it pops up on "West Wing," "Once and Again," "Angel," "My So Called Life," "The Wonder Years," et al. It is not at all surprising that producers like Zwick & Herkowitz, once working with walden, keep employing him at each and every opportunity. Not bad for a guy who was one of the Squiggytones on "Laverne & Shirley," eh?"
One of my favorite CD's of all time!
email@example.com | Honolulu, Hawaii | 01/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is just outstanding instrumental music! You got flutes, pianoes, and trumpets on one track, violins, acordians, saxophones, and xylophones on another. W.G. Snuffy Walden (who is no doubt a genius) serves up a diverse menu of music to feast your ears on. Some tracks move me to tears, while others get me up and dancin'. When company comes over, this would make great mood music. But even if no ones around, hey, slap this in your CD player and it's great music to clean by too! Whether in the morning, afternoon, or evening... all are great times to be listening to this incredible album!"