JOHN DANKWORTH / SIMON FISHER-TURNER
Gangster Number One Film Four 00032 (UK) $26.99
Funeral In Berlin RCA 81752 (Spain) $15.99
(36:55) 1967 sequel to Michael Caine hit "The Ipcress File" carries good
with "Russian defector in Berlin" suspense, flavor. Sixties-style music
orchestral sounds, plus harpsichord, piano, sax, percussion. Same
original RCA stereo LP.
The French Connection / The French Connection II FSM $24.99
(74:56) Landmark 1971 police thriller with Gene Hackman gets jazzy,
avante-garde-ish score for orchestra (37:48). Incredible trumpet work!
cues deleted from final movie. CD also has score (37:08) from 1975
Connection II" featuring similar music with darker edges.
The Gauntlet WB 47884 (France) $19.99
(31:10) Finally available on CD! 1977 Clint Eastwood action movie boasts
"in-your-face" orchestral jazz, dissonant clusters of brass, anchored by
trumpet theme. Miles Davis-influenced "Gauntlet" cue a highlight. Same
original Warner Brothers LP.
Vip, Mio Fratello Superuomo CAM 498797 (Italy) $14.99
Raintree County RCA 81732 (2 CDs - Spain) $29.99
BERNARD HERRMANN / ALFRED NEWMAN
The Egyptian FSM (Original soundtrack - 72 minutes) $24.99
(72:02) 1954 CinemaScope costume epic has magnificent score by two
Stirring music with rich themes, action music, florid choral stuff. Once
lost, over two thirds of this important score has survived, mastered
stereo tapes in reasonably good condition. Impressive album.
Dollars WB 47879 (France) $19.99
(37:17) 1971 Warren Beatty/Goldie Hawn comedy/thriller has hip seventies
Sometimes gritty, often funny score also features vocals by Roberta
Richard. CD premier with same contents as original Reprise LP.
Big Screen Little Screen RCA 29262 (Spain) $15.99
-Nicholas And Alexandria / Summer Of 42 / Kotch / Ironside /
Mystery Movie Theme / Tonight Show / Shaft / etc-
Exorcist II: The Heretic WB 46992 (France) $19.99
(35:05) Weak 1977 sequel to original horror classic none-the-less
atmospheric score by Morricone. Moves effortlessly between beautiful,
melodies and aggressive, scary music. Still one of Morricone's best
contents as original Warner Bros. LP.
Lumumba CAM 498263 (Italy) $14.99
(41:04) 1999 movie about legendary prime minister of the Congo during
colonialism carries strong score for orchestra and chorus. Numerous
amidst the score add color, power. A couple of source cues take up
Martin (1978 George A. Romero film) LevelGreen 22006 $14.99
Cool Hand Luke Aleph 022 (Expanded) $15.99
(57:26) Terrific 1967 Southern prison movie with Paul Newman carries
dramatic music to match. Haunting "loner" theme. Energetic outdoor stuff
classic "Tar Sequence". Stereo cues on original soundtrack album plus
unreleased cues in mono.
Sayonara RCA 81742 (Spain) $15.99
(42:28) Original RCA stereo album from 1957 Marlon Brando classic
finally makes it
to CD. Irving Berlin theme, rhapsodic Waxman score are treasures. Sound
modest, as was original album. Same contents as original LP.
JOHN WILLIAMS / STANLEY WILSON
M Squad COL-CD 2809 $14.99
-Also: Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (Skip Martin)-
(66:20) 1959 Lee Marvin TV series carries crisp, "dirty" jazz score
John Williams, Benny Carter, Stanley Wilson, themed by Count Basie.
contents as original RCA album, now in stereo (previous CD was mono)
sound! Also has complete stereo album to "Mike Hammer", featuring
moody jazz music for the Mickey Spillane TV series composed by Dave
Oscar Wilde Fairy Tales Teldec 81506 (UK) $26.99
-Narration by Vanessa Redgrave & Stephen Fry-
Tom's Midnight Garden ReelCD 103 (UK) $26.99
FILM SCORE MONTHLY Vol 6 #3 (March 01) $4.95
-Master Of Disaster (Irwin Allen Part II)/Don Ellis & The French
The art and business of being an L.A. session musician/etc-