III. NEW RELEASES_____________________________
Capsule Summaries by Doug Fake.
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JOE DELIA / VARIOUS
The Tao Of Steve Milan 35912 15.99
(36:39) Upbeat score for guitar and keyboards buried beneath a
collection of songs, tv themes and nostalgia. Only 3 tracks by Joe
FRANK DeVOL / JEFF ALEXANDER
The Dirty Dozen / Dirty Dingus Magee CHA 0132 14.99
"Dirty Dozen" (30:12) Same as original MGM lp. Strong orchestral score,
complete with Trini Lopez vocal. Humorous training music, powerful,
exciting war music. One of the great main titles. "Dirty Dingus Magee"
(24:19) Same as original MGM lp. Entertaining orchestral score,
sometimes rowdy, sometimes pretty.
Hollow Man Varese 66171 15.99
Moody main theme blends with more energetic music. Focus is suspense
and mood. Action music somewhat restrained. Strong recording but
The Last Run / Wild Rovers CHA 0135 14.99
"The Last Run" (29:50) Same as original MGM lp. European-flavored
score. Kinetic, stylish action music. Spanish Coast music a highlight
of this short but great ride. "Wild Rovers" (33:44) Same as original
MGM lp and Memoir CD. One of Goldsmith's strongest western scores.
Rousing, tuneful, Coplandesque. Note: This issue does NOT include extra
track from MCA lp reissue.
Logan's Run / Coma CHA 0136 14.99
"Logan's Run" (36:49) Same as original MGM lp and Bay Cities CD.
Incredible score blends electronic "inside-the-dome" music with
powerhouse "outside-the-dome" stuff. The Monument music amongst
Goldsmith's very best work. "Coma" (41:14) Same content as original MGM
lp and Bay Cities CD. Striking, intense score for strings, woodwinds
and percussion. Chilling and effective.
ENNIO MORRICONE / JACQUES LOUSSIER
Guns For San Sebastian / Dark Of The Sun CHA 0134 14.99
"Guns for San Sebastian" (33:19) Same as original MGM lp. One of
Morricone's very best albums. Rich main theme for orchestra and chorus,
exciting western action music. "Dark of the Sun" (29:19) Same as MGM lp
- but in mono unfortunately. Pulsating, percussive jazz score.
What Lies Beneath Varese 66172 15.99
(29:56) Okay orchestral score. Atmospheric, suspenseful music moves to
harsher, Herrmannesque action music. Brief running time, minimal
packaging are liabilities, great recording an asset.
Space 3: Beyond The Final Frontier Silva 1112 20.99
(2 CD set) City Of Prague Philharmonic
-Ghostbusters/It Came From Outer Space/Galaxy Quest/
Silent Running/The Cape (John Debney)/Robocop (Suite)/
Meteor/The Matrix/Phantom Menace/Armageddon/etc-
Lengthy compilation of stuff mostly available in longer, superior
versions. Highlights: 8-minute suite from "Strange Invaders" by John
Addison, 6-minute suite from "Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun" by
Barry Gray. Other titles include Alien, Ghostbusters, Judge Dredd,
Robocop, Back ToThe Future, Matrix, Meteor, The Phantom Menace.