The Caveman's Valentine Decca 013586 17.99
(61:22) New movie with Samuel L. Jackson gets dramatic orchestral score,
lengthy album. Music starts modest, gains power as it progresses.
Vibrant recording another plus.
CARTER BURWELL / VARIOUS
Before Night Falls BTB 549672 (2 score tracks) 17.99
(47:51) Acclaimed performances highlight recent movie with collection of
bright songs on soundtrack. Only two Burwell score tracks (4:54) and one
of them has dialog! For completists only.
The 3 Worlds Of Gulliver Varese 66162 (Cond Joel McNeely) 15.99
(49:56) Second of four Herrmann/Harryhausen collaborations has music of
wide contrast, color. "Tiny" music for Lilliputians, "big" music for
giants. Classic18th-century overture, pretty love theme add to charm.
Crisp, if not particularly dynamic recording. Joel McNeely conducts
Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Shadow Of The Vampire PTE 8531 15.99
(49:46) New John Malkovich/Willem Dafoe movie gets dark, dramatic
orchestral score emphasizing strings. Occasional excerpts of "sound
design" interfere with moody, atmospheric music. Christopher Austin conducts BBC
National Orchestra of Wales.
Pan Tadeusz POM 99949 (Poland) 16.99
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NINO ROTA / CARMINE COPPOLA
The Godfather Trilogy Silva 1121 (Cond Bateman) 15.99
15 Minutes Milan 35938 (all songs) 15.99
(49:08) New movie with Robert De Niro has album of songs, no score
tracks. A souvenir of the movie and nothing more.
W.G. SNUFFY WALDEN
Music By W.G. Snuffy Walden Windham Hill 11424 15.99
(56:22) Decent collection of television music and original tunes by
guitarist Walden. Orchestral music from "West Wing" (4:23) highlights
breezy, melodic album. Other tv music includes My So-Called Life, Once
and Again, Thirtysomething and Felicity.