III. NEW RELEASES_____________________________
Capsule Summaries by Doug Fake.
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Saint-Cyr Virgin 49545 (France) 23.99
(38:04) Period instrumental music, mixed with slightly-more
contemporary styles. Okay album.
Marnie Varese 66094 (Cond Joel McNeely) 15.99
(50:39) Joel McNeely conducts Royal Scottish National Orchestra in
spirited, complete recording of Herrmann's lush, dramatic, busy score.
Except for inexplicably-missing woodwind run in "Prelude" the score
receives terrific interpretation.
Thomas And The Magic Railroad Unforscene 40011 16.99
(48:24) A few songs (written by Hummie Mann) plus 30 minutes of
orchestral score. Big, entertaining, if not distinctive.
Dragonheart: A New Beginning Varese 66170 15.99
(39:34) Exciting, sweeping fantasy score. Quotes of Randy Edelman's
original mix with McKenzie's rich new music. Movie went straight to
Haunted Palace / Premature Burial Percepto 002 19.99
(66:51) Haunted Palace is exciting score emphasizing four-note motif
for low brass. Premature Burial combines somber music with intense,
powerful stuff. Excellent mono sound and packaging.
Bless The Child GNP 8066 13.99
(53:27) Powerful, frightening score for orchestra and chorus. Cues
assembled into long, coherent suites. Low woodwinds with male chorus a
standout effect. Young's strongest album in years.