Ruby Cairo PCD 150 (Belgium - reissue) $17.99
DANNY ELFMAN / JOHN DEBNEY
Heartbreakers RCA 63770 (14 minutes of score) $16.99
(53:18) New movie with all-star cast (Gene Hackman, Sigourney Weaver, etc.) gets collection of songs and two instrumental suites (14:40). Elfman does theme, Debney does score. Quirky, rhythmic. Emphasis on strings, percussion, keyboards.
Aliens Varese 66241 (Deluxe Edition) $15.99
(75:44) Masterpiece 1986 sci-fi/action score set standard for years to come. New deluxe edition presents complete score plus alternate cues. Liner notes detail complete sequence, all film music edits. New tracks add significant depth, even more action. Horner conducts London Symphony Orchestra. Terror-ific!!
Town & Country NLR 39007 $17.99
(46:01) New comedy with Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton has album with five songs and sixteen tracks of score (30:26). Kent provides orchestral music with melody, size. Pretty theme, strong finale.
American Gigolo Polydor 813632 $11.99
Pavilion Of Women Varese 66245 $15.99
(52:27) New drama with Willem Dafoe has gorgeous orchestral score. Pope is orchestrator for John Williams, writes with rich, sweeping strokes. Asian colors, chorus add to flavor. Very moving score.
The Mummy Returns Decca 013983 $16.99
(73:34) Wow! Silvestri provides biggest score of the year to date. New sequel to popular Brendan Fraser movie has immense work for large orchestra and chorus. As music progresses, themes develope, increase in power. "My First Bus Ride" a magnificent action highlight. Truly spectacular, sometimes Rozsa-esque music, impressively recorded by Sinfonia of London with chorus. Bullseye!
The Glass Menagerie BYU FMA-MS 107 $26.99
(77:48) Kirk Douglas drama from 1950 has dark-ish music by Max Steiner. More themes than usual. Numerous source cues supervised by Ray Heindorf add period authenticity and length, but intrude on sometimes reflective, sometimes melodic Steiner score.
STEVE WOOD / DANIEL MAY
Journey Into Amazing Caves Ark21 810065 $16.99