Vercingetorix Mercury 548561 (France) $29.99
GEORGE S. CLINTON
Sorid Lives Varese 66257 (7 score tracks) $15.99
(54:46) New movie with Delta Burke, Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges has country flavored music by Clinton plus lots of dialog, twangy songs, gay humor, etc. More a souvenir of the movie than a good listening experience.
Bedazzled Harkit 8001 (UK) $17.99
(38:55) Original London LP now on CD. 1967 British comedy directed by Stanley Donen carries tuneful instrumental score by comedian Moore. Emphasis is on piano, bass, drums, strings. Easy to swallow, quickly forgotten.
Cinema Paradiso DRG 99501 (Limited edition with 1 bonus track) $19.99
(40:51) Sentimental 1989 movie has music with warm, nostalgic glow. Morricone at his most melodic, albeit repetitious. Love theme by son Andrea. Channels were reversed on original issue, new "limited edition" corrects problem. One bonus track adds yet another version of theme.
Evolution Varese 66256 $15.99
(40:27) New Ivan Reitman retake on "Ghostbusters" has frenzied big orchestral score by Powell, assisted by Gavin Greenaway and James McKee Smith. Energy abounds, though somewhat familiar stuff. Does works up some lather, with admittedly bravura theme arriving in second half. Dynamic recording, crisp playing by Hollywood Studio Orchestra.
Weiser Silva 52296 (UK) $15.99
(35:33) New mystery movie set in Poland has incredibly gentle score for small ensemble of piano, guitar, bass and soprano, with muted trumpet featured throughout. Brooding, lyrical music. Gorgeous album.
Du Rififi Au Cine Vol. 3 Playtime 2010057 (France) $21.99
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Mortel Transfert Cargo 001 (France) $29.99