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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for March, 2007:





3/30/07Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: (John Williams) - Expanded Review
Buy it... with reservations if you are willing to tolerate substandard sound quality and only half of the music provided on the original commercial album.
Avoid it... if you, like many Indy and John Williams fans, are waiting for proper treatment to be given the score on an expanded, remastered edition.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


3/26/07Glory: (James Horner) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you're ready for one of the most effective and engaging scores in Hollywood's modern age, and easily one of James Horner's ultimate efforts.
Avoid it... only if you found the film offensive for some reason; there exists no good reason to avoid learning about and appreciating this score.
Rating:*****   Read the entire review


3/23/07Born on the Fourth of July: (John Williams) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you respect John Williams' masterful ability to merge the lush sounds of Americana and the stark representations of alienation in one powerful package.
Avoid it... if the album's inclusion of period songs, as well as Williams' largely unlistenable war cues, don't compensate for only 25 minutes of score on the product.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


3/20/07The Abyss: (Alan Silvestri) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoyed the magnificent final twelve minutes of choral majesty on the original version of the film.
Avoid it... if those twelve minutes aren't worth half an hour of mundane and sparse, electronically atmospheric underscore prior to that finale.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


3/17/07Patton and Tora! Tora! Tora!: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy the faithful re-recordings of Varèse Sarabande's 'Film Classics' series and want to hear Jerry Goldsmith conduct his two memorable 1970 war scores with stellar sound quality.
Avoid it... if only the original recordings will work for you, despite Goldsmith's involvement with this re-recording from start to end.
Rating:*****   Read the entire review


3/14/07Adventures in Hollywood: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you're looking to replace a few of your old Citadel Records' LP products that are digitally transferred here.
Avoid it... if you're tempted by the substandard re-recordings of the Bruce Broughton or Dimitri Tiomkin material.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


3/11/07The Classic Film Music of John Barry, Volume II : (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy hearing John Barry's more obscure scores, and you typically enjoy the precise City of Prague Philharmonic performances of Barry's work.
Avoid it... if you prefer the more popular, romantically lush recordings of Barry's material that Silva Screen has offered.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


3/9/07The Classic Film Music of John Barry: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy hearing John Barry's classic romantic themes each and every time, and you typically enjoy the precise City of Prague Philharmonic performances of Barry's work.
Avoid it... if you prefer the more recent and obscure recordings of Barry's material that Silva Screen has offered.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


3/6/07A History of Hitchcock II: To Catch a Thief: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if it's available for $0.99 and you don't own subsequent Silva compilations of music from Hitchcock films.
Avoid it... if you'd rather seek a superior 1999 compilation combining all of Silva's Hitchcock-related offerings into one set.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


3/3/07Curse of the Golden Flower: (Shigeru Umebayashi) - All New Review
Buy it... if you have been intrigued by previous combinations of Chinese and Western sounds in film scores of the 2000's and are ready for an almost perfect blend of massive choral and orchestral ensembles with Eastern solo instruments.
Avoid it... if the epic chants of The Lion in Winter or The 13th Warrior, or the presence of any Chinese instruments, get on your nerves despite the harmonic nature of their underlying structures.
Rating:*****   Read the entire review







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