Scars Of Dracula GDI 014 (UK) 24.99
(53:01) Rich, symphonic score for 1970 vampire movie. One of Bernard's
best entries in the Hammer cycle. Familiar "Dra-cu-la" motif augmented
with new, more aggressive vampire theme. Intense horror score with
brooding music for the castle locale, warmer music for the lovers.
The Fog Silva 1123 (Expanded) 14.99
(56:40) Newly expanded version of popular Carpenter score. Everything
from original album is included, plus 13 minutes of new music. Annoying
dialog tracks at start and close can be programmed out.
ANTONIO VICTORINO D'ALMEIDA
Capitaes De Abril CAM 498096 (Italy) 14.99
Capsule review coming soon.
PIVIO & ALDO DE SCALZI
Harem Suare CAM 494630 (Italy) 14.99
Capsule review coming soon.
ALDO DI MARCO
Sono Positivo CAM 496836 (Italy) 14.99
(39:01) 1999 Italian comedy about HIV positive group living together
gets upbeat instrumental score featuring keyboards, drums, vibes, guitar
and marimba. Several pretty Spanish-flavored guitar pieces dotted
about. Random other CAM film music cues play as source music
When Women Had Tails CAM 495375 (Italy) 14.99
-Also: When Women Lost Their Tails (Nicolai)-
(45:18) 1970 caveman comedy with Senta Berger sports funny, upbeat -
and very tuneful - music (30:34). Reissue of very rare LP also contains
WHEN WOMEN LOST THEIR TAILS by Bruno Nicolai, a 1972 sequel score
(14:42), similar with slightly dryer, less tuneful music.
Conan: A Sword And Sorcery Spectacular STCD 100 14.99
(24:36) -Limited Edition of 3000- Magnificent, exciting all-new Conan
music for the Universal Studios "live action" show. Includes the entire
16-minute score alone plus a segment of the soundtrack with dialog.
Rousing, sweeping stuff. Poledouris fashioned all-new music using a
snippet of his original theme as a launching pad. Recorded with the
London Studio Symphony Orchestra, the results are spectacular.
Aberdeen Silva 6028 (UK) 15.99
(41:14) Complicated character study (dying mother, alcoholic
ex-husband, daughter) gets reflective, orchestral score. At times
bluesy, other times haunting. Features guitar, piano with strings.
TREVOR RABIN / etc.
Remember The Titans Disney 60687 16.99
(46:27) New Denzel Washington movie has typical song compilation, but
does have one generous score cut by Trevor Rabin (7:28). It's an
upbeat, rhythmic action cue with stirring melodic aspirations.
Clash Of The Titans PEG 014 (3 extra tracks) 14.99
(47:28) Newly expanded edition includes all the original album plus 3
previously unreleased cues. Landmark 1981 fantasy score is melodic,
exciting, lavish masterpiece. New music adds darker, complex material
into the album. New music was edited and mastered by Intrada.
Les Moissons De L'Ocean CAM 495374 (Italy) 14.99
(48:38) Haunting, evocative score with Spanish colors for French TV
movie. Melodies abound. Solos for trumpet, guitar, piano, accordion,
cello and oboe. Bittersweet main "Manu" theme, used often, is a
TV Land Crime Stoppers: Cop Themes Rhino 75866 16.99
-Dragnet/Mod Squad/Ironside/Hawaii Five-O/
Cagney & Lacey/Crime Story/The Rookies/etc-
(44:46) Collection of original recordings, original artist
re-recordings from various singles, etc. Highlights include Rookies
(Bernstein), Streets Of San Francisco (Pat Williams), Hawaii Five-O
(Stevens), Mod Squad (Hagen), Police Woman (Stevens), 13 others. Yet
another collection of tv themes with okay lineup of tunes.
TV Land Crime Stoppers: P.I. Themes Rhino 75867 16.99
-Rockford Files/Mannix/Charlie's Angels/Vega$/Checkmate
Peter Gunn/77 Sunset Strip/Cannon/Hart To Hart/etc-
(33:15) Collection of original recordings, original artist
re-recordings from various singles, etc. Highlights include Checkmate
(John Williams - mono), Mannix (Schifrin), Hawaiian Eye (Warren Barker),
Cannon (John Parker), Vega$ (Frontiere), Peter Gunn (Mancini), Rockford
Files (Post), Tenspeed And Brownshoe (Post), 8 others. Still another tv
theme collection, with okay roster of familiar tunes.
Pane E Tulipani CAM 498300 (Italy) 14.99
(33:12) Drama of woman from Venice, her passion for the accordion, and
friends from her past. Tunefully scored for strings, guitar, mandolin,
piano and (big surprise)... Accordion. Frequently upbeat, with waltzes