JAMES BERNARD / MARIO NASCIMBENE
She / Vengeance Of She GDI 018 (UK) $19.99
The Harder They Come Island 586158 $17.99
Ace Eli And Rodger Of The Skies / Room 222 FSM $24.99
(71:37) Obscure 1973 aerial comedy/drama with Cliff Robertson features folksy, rural score (59:21) by Goldsmith. Sometimes warm Americana, sometimes rollicking ragtime. Presented in mono and stereo, with bonus damaged material for archivers. Rich "final flight" music a highlight. CD also has bouncy, tuneful suite (12:16) in mono from 1969 TV series "ROOM 222".
Rio Lobo PCR 511 (Belgium) $19.99
(44:00) 1970 John Wayne "south" western has flavorful music in classic Goldsmith "Rio" tradition. Strong themes, rousing rhythms, violent brassy outbursts, flamenco riffs for guitar, crisp percussion. They're all here in knockout release! Half stereo, half mono. Limited edition.
Brother Silva 1129 (US release) $16.99
(49:45) Japanese gangster thriller with Beat Takeshi & Omar Epps sports distinctive, dramatic orchestral score by the composer of "Princess Mononoke". Features strong theme.
The Mists Of Avalon Varese 66266 $15.99
(73:22) New telling of King Arthur legends with emphasis on female roles has rich, dynamic music by Holdridge for orchestra, chorus, solo singer (Aeone). Sometimes mystical, sometimes epic. Impressive!
Mark Of The Devil I & II Diggler DIG 001 (Italy) $19.99
(39:54) Limited world premiere release of 1969 German horror film score also has MARK OF THE DEVIL II (1972) by Don Banks, John Scott, Eddie Warner, Sam Sklair & Tony Tape. Original mono recordings.
DaVinci's War Rosebud CD-001 (Promo) $29.99
A Man Called Peter FSM $24.99
(58:10) Sumptuous, tuneful 1955 score for Fox religious movie. Moving themes share with (sometimes distracting) source music, church organ, etc. Solid stereo sound, customarily fine production value from FSM.
Tomb Raider Elektra 62681 (Score Album) $16.99
(49:04) New videogame-turned-movie with Angelina Jolie has dark-ish, somewhat underplayed score for orchestra and chorus, emphasizing percussion and electronics. Techno-beat action music probably aimed at MTV audience, not the "Indiana Jones" crowd.
SOUNDTRACK Vol. 20 #78 (Summer 2001) $4.95
-Don Davis (Jurassic Park III)/Graeme Revell (Tomb Raider)/ Christopher Young (Swordfish)/Hans Zimmer (Pearl Harbor)/etc-