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Offer expires July 18th 2000. Place an order of $50 or more and get a
free Intrada CD. Your choice of 3 titles:
Honey I Blew Up The Kid (Bruce Broughton),
Shadow Conspiracy (Bruce Broughton),
or Creature (John Van Tongeren).
Six-Pack LBS A00002 (France) 29.99
45-minute album. New horror/thriller gets an intense, exciting
orchestral score. There are moody sections but the emphasis here is on
action. Pulsating, percussive, dynamic recording.
MICKY ERBE / MARIBETH SOLOMON
Earth: Final Conflict Sonic Images 278920 16.99
Long-ish album of melodic, often sedate, occasionally bright space
Battle Of The Bulge CPO 999696 14.99
-New recording cond Werner Andreas Albert (78 minutes)-
One of the great epic scores. New recording by the Queensland Symphony
Orchestra improves upon the original recording (done by the New
Philharmonia) with superior dynamics, detailed recording, exciting
performance. Numerous long cues. Conductor Werner Andreas Albert
continues his ongoing cycle of Benjamin Frankel works with this
Godzilla 2000 GNP 8065 13.99
Energetic orchestral score. Rarely heavy-textured. Hattori keeps it
moving, sometimes going for pathos, sometimes for excitement. Full
orchestral favors brass, woodwinds and piano amongst a few strings and
sythesizers. Final track uses original Akira Ifukube theme. 59 minute
Tora! Tora! Tora! FSM 24.99
Goldsmith in his finest Asian style. Stunning release of the complete
original soundtrack in stereo. Massive percussion section, powerfully
recorded. Main theme is still one of the most impressive ever.
Twins Of Evil GDI GDI 012 (UK) 24.99
45-minute disc. One of the strongest Hammer scores. Features an
unusually rich main title and several powerful sequences. Skillful
combination of tonal majesty and eerie dissonance.
La-Bas Mon Pays SAN 4983572 (France) 29.99
64 minutes. Breezy Sarde score features violin, accordion, strings and
rhythm section. Combines upbeat tempos with smooth melodies. Several
ethnic source cues pad the album considerably.
Jaws The Revenge (Promo) 19.99
Quotes from the original Jaws theme mingle with Small's own powerhouse
score. Magnificent finale fanfare and end credits a highlight. A rich,
evocative score from a major under-rated composer.
Beat Intrada 7090 13.99
46-minute album. Scored for strings, clarinet, trumpet, alto sax, piano
and mallets. Smoky score combines jazz combo sounds with minimalist
orchestral music. A unique, darkly melodic, sometimes suspenseful work
a new movie with Courtney Love and Kiefer Sutherland.
Best Of Star Trek Vol. 2 GNP 8061 13.99
Original soundtracks. Includes "The Corbomite Maneuver", "Balance Of
Terror" and "What Are Little Girls Made Of" by Fred Steiner. Also has
Deep Space Nine (Way Of The Warrior) by Dennis McCarthy, Voyager (Bride
Of Chaotica) by David Bell and the Next Generation series finale (All
Good Things) by Dennis McCarthy. Add the various themes by Goldsmith,
Courage and McCarthy and find a great representation of Trek music. 63
Peyton Place Varese 66070 (Cond Frederic Talgorn) 15.99
Classic score gets decent new performance. Includes 4 tracks not on
original RCA album. Justifiably famous main theme is a great showcase
for the strings.
The Patriot Hollywood 62258 16.99
Think "Far And Away" meets "Olympic Spirit". It's Williams doing
Americana, doing action. A generous amount of subdued writing too.
It's familiar territory but very well done. 72 minutes.