ALESSANDRO ALESSANDRONI Trinity Goes East Hexacord 03 (UK) 29.99 Capsule review coming soon. GEORGE S. CLINTON Austin Powers 1 & 2 RCA 63735 (Score album) 16.99 (39:18) Two oft-requested scores finally get their day. Clinton spoofs Bond (Barry), Flint (Goldsmith), Pink Panther (Mancini), maintains his own groovy, swinging sound, comes up with winner. Shagadelic, baby! VLADMIR COSMA Le Fils Du Francais Pomme 952602 (France) 29.99 Capsule review coming soon. BRUNO COULAIS Les Rivieres Pourpres Virgin 50252 (France) 29.99 (55:05) New thriller starring Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel gets terse, dramatic music. Recorded by Paris Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Christophe Guiot. Deliberately paced, rhythmic score emphasizes strings, woodwinds and low brass. JERRY GOLDSMITH Twilight Zone: The Movie WEA 923887 (Germany) 19.99 (45:24) At last on CD! Incredibly well-produced album combines four segments of movie into lengthy suites. "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" is powerhouse, frenzied highlight. Hair-raising music! Same as original 1983 record album. Under Fire WEA 923965 (Germany) 19.99 (44:54) Underrated 1983 South American political thriller with Gene Hackman and Nick Nolte has terrific, flavorful score. Pat Metheny and full orchestra provide rousing whirlwind of music. Main "Nicaragua" theme is a masterpiece. Emotional, involving, exhilarating. One of the greats. Same as original album and previous Japan CD. JAMES HORNER How The Grinch Stole Christmas ISC 490765 16.99 (76:51) New Ron Howard movie with Jim Carrey has lengthy album with highpoints and lowpoints. Rousing, tuneful Horner score (44:23) is preceeded (and occasionally interrupted) by numerous vocals and dialog highlights. Album is annoying but Horner's music is terrific. JOE ISAISHI Mon Voisin Totoro LBS 99011 (France) 29.99 Capsule review coming soon. MICHAEL J. LEWIS The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe (Promo) 24.99 (48:51) Lively, melodic orchestral music for adaptation of C. S. Lewis fantasy. Some minor tape "wow" present in recording. Otherwise, crisp stereo sound. Okay, sometimes exciting score. THOMAS NEWMAN Pay It Forward Varese 66195 15.99 (45:42) New drama with Kevin Spacey has unusual, introvert music. Newman uses electric autoharp, processed glass, piano, various guitars, bells and drums to create haunting, sometimes bouyant soundscape. Sensitive and rewarding score. RACHEL PORTMAN The Legend Of Bagger Vance CHA 1009 16.99 Capsule review coming soon. GRAEME REVELL Red Planet Ark21 810063 16.99 (56:26) New sci-fi movie with Val Kilmer has collage of music and songs. CD has 7 tracks by Revell (4 songs, 3 score) plus songs by Sting, Peter Gabriel, etc. Score for orchestra, choir and electronics emphasizes unusual sounds, dry colors, percussive rhythms. A disappointment. JOHN SCOTT Antony And Cleopatra JOS 128 -one extra track- 16.99 (63:36) 1973 Charlton Heston movie inspired John Scott's finest hour. Rich, passionate main theme, exciting cues, powerful Roman stuff. Scott's own 1992 re-recording now expanded to include one extra track. The Lucona Affair JOS 116 16.99 (53:53) Cargo ship Lucona plus Vienna locations, Mafia connections, private clubs, blackmail and murder provide inspiration for colorful symphonic score, played by Munich Symphony Orchestra. Dance music alternates with melodic themes, dramatic cues, exciting moments. Wide variety of styles. Shergar JOS 127 16.99 (57:52) Prized Irish race horse is stolen by IRA, held for ransom. John Scott's superb Vaughan Williams-ish music evokes English landscapes. Plenty of melodic, exciting moments. Racing music especially memorable. Played by Munich Symphony Orchestra. HOWARD SHORE Esther Kahn Naive ND 68510 (France) 29.99 (40:44) New movie by Arnaud Desplechin set in 1880's London has dramatic, reflective score. Inner world of young woman captured in lean, transparent music. Sometimes dark, sometimes moody. VARIOUS 102 Dalmations Disney 60688 (Songs) 12.99 (33:25) Music "from and inspired by the film" is collection of songs with contemporary flavor, style. David Newman scores actual movie but gets royal shaft on this album. Nice artwork. VARIOUS COLLECTIONS The Ultimate Star Trek Varese 66163 15.99 (52:03) Routine collection of Star Trek movie and tv music, conducted by Fred Steiner, Cliff Eidelman, Frederic Talgorn and Jerry Goldsmith. Includes tracks recycled from earlier Varese catalog. Been there, done that. FRANZ WAXMAN Objective Burma Marco Polo 8225148 (Cond Stromberg) 14.99 (71:36) Classic 1945 Errol Flynn war movie with an action score by a master composer! William Stromberg conducts Moscow Symphony Orchestra in a propulsive, energetic, detailed performance. Action set pieces get some of Waxman's most dynamic music. Parachute jump sequence a highlight.