Les Ames Fortes France-2 F0015 (France) $24.99
(40:11) New Arriagada score with moving, melodic main theme. Conducted by Jean-Louis Negro.
A Knight's Tale Sony 85947 (Score Album) $17.99
Largo Winch Naive 38011 (France) $29.99
(69:54) TV series has album of songs, pop-style music for electronics, random orchestral cues.
Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe Pomme 952732 (France) $24.99
-Also: Return Of The Tall Blond Man-
Belphegor: Le Fantome Du Louvre WEA 7599 (France) $29.99
(54:40) New period film with Sophie Marceau mingles evocative ancient instrumental and vocal sounds from Egypt with modern orchestral music. Okay themes and rhythms, dynamic recording. Played by Orchestre Philharmonique De Paris with various Egyptian soloists.
De L'Amour WB 88120 (France) $24.99
(23:44) New movie with brief, but gorgeous symphonic score played by Paris Philharmonic.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Sony 89697 $17.99
(56:36) New movie from fantasy video game has monumental, powerhouse score played by London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices. Haunting piano theme gives way to aggressive, unrelenting orchestral tour-de-force. Wow!
Fantomas Universal 013476 (France) $19.99
(61:36) French spy/adventure trilogy from 1964-1966 features zesty, colorful music with jazzy excitement, comic touches. World premier release
has: "Fantomas" (20:27), "Fantomas De Dechaine (24:53) and "Fantomas Contre Scotland Yard" (16:16).
Swordfish Sire 31169 $17.99
(70:18) New John Travolta action movie has album of songs, electronic "DJ mix" score by Oakenfold, assisted by Andy Gray. Two tracks credited to Oakenfold and Christopher Young include just Oakenfold's music.
Cello Concertos Nos 1 & 2 Chandos 9892 $17.99
Two String Quartets / Sonata For 2 Violins ASV 1105 $15.99
Stroboscopica Vol. 3 PL017 (Italy) $19.99
-"20 Jazzy Orchestral Latin Strobo Sounds from 70's filmworks"-
A.I. WB 48096 $17.99
(70:11) New Spielberg movie with quiet score by Williams. Sometimes warm, sometimes cerebral. Features haunting main theme, several long tracks. Subdued in dynamics, complex in orchestral color. This is subtle, challenging music. Bullseye!