EDITOR: Ian Lace
Deputy Editor:
Gary S. Dalkin

Reviewers: Ian Lace,
Paul Tonks,Gary Dalkin, Richard Adams, (JW), Didier C Deutsch, Gerald Fenech, Mark Hockley
Los Angeles correspondent: Anthony E. Anderson
December 2001 CD REVIEWS Founder Len Mullenger

December reviews [return to monthly index] 

Editor's Choice

William ALWYN : Film Music Vol. 2;  BBC Philharmonic conducted by Rumon Gamba   CHANDOS CHAN 9956 [77:29]; Music from: The Crimson Pirate; A Night to Remember (Main Title); Green Girdle; Take My Life – Aria; The Card; Desert Victory; The Winslow Boy; In Search of the Castaways; and Libera me from Svengali; ****(*) (IL)

Editor's Recommendation

John WILLIAMS: Harry Potter;   OST;  WARNER SUNSET/NONESUCH ATLANTIC 7567-93086-5; CD1 soundtrack [73:85]; ****(*) (JW): **** (IL) .
Sound track and film reviews.


Jerry GOLDSMITH: The Omen (The Deluxe Edition);  Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lionel Newman;  VARÈSE SDARABANDE VSD-6288 [49:23]
Jerry GOLDSMITH The Final Conflict;  (The Deluxe Edition) Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lionel Newman;  VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6289 [62:40]; ****(*) (IL)

Michael KAMEN: Band of Brothers;  music from the TV series;  SONY SK 89719 [69:55]; *** (PT)

Carter BURWELL: The Man Who Wasn’t There; orchestrated and conducted by the composer;   OST;  DECCA 016 019-2 [45:49 - score: 16:11 * classical works: 29:40]; **(*) (GSD)

Alejandro AMENÁBAR: The Others ;   Music from the film performed by The London Session Orchestra conducted by Claudio Ianni;   SONY SK 89705 [41:08] ***(*) (IL); *** (MH)

Christopher YOUNG: The Glass House;   OST;   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6282 [36:44]; *** (GSD)

Craig ARMSTRONG: Kiss of the Dragon; Symphony for Isabelle ; composed and arranged by Craig Armstrong;   The Metro Voices / session orchestra;   EUROPA/Delable/Virgin 7243 8110362 3 [72:37]; **(*) (GSD)

Jerry GOLDSMITH: The Last Castle ;  OST;  DECCA 440-016-193-2 [43:08]; **(*) (JW)

Edward SHEARMUR: K-Pax;  OST;  DECCA 440-016-192-2 [43:19]; *(*) (JW)

VARIOUS Utopia;   Universal;   472 064-2 [77:07 + 76:53]; *** (PT) (for the pieces themselves)

Various ARTISTS : The Ultimate Move Album ;  DECCA RECORDS 585 712-2 2 CD SET [71:40] and [73:41]; CD One: Bridget Jones Diary- Out of Reach – Gabrielle; Gladiator- Now we Are Free - Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard; Moulin Rouge- One Day I’ll fly Away - Nicole Kidman; Notting Hill- When You Say Nothing at All - Ronan Keating; American Beauty- Dead Already - Thomas Newman; Braveheart- For the Love of a Princess - James Horner; Four Weddings and a Funeral- You’re the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White; Brother Where Art Thou- Down to the River to Pray - Alison Krauss; Hannibal- Vide Cor Meum - Hans Zimmer; The Shawshank Redemption- Che soave zeffiretto (Marriage of Figaro) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; The Thomas Crown Affair- Windmills of Your Mind – Sting; Platoon- Adagio - Samuel Barber; Ghost- Unchained Melody - Alex North; Fantasia- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (excerpt) - Paul Dukas; The Big Lebowski- Just Dropped in (to See What Condition You Was In) - Kenny Rogers; Philadelphia- La Mamma Morta - Umberto Giordano; Snatch- Hernando’s Hideaway - The Johnstone Brothers; Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels- Eighteen With a Bullet - Lewis Taylor and Carleen Anderson; A Room With a View–; O mio babbino caro – Puccini; CD Two: Billy Elliot- Cosmic Dancer - Marc Bolan & T-Rex; Captain Corelli’sMandolin- Pelagia’s Song - Russell Watson; Four Weddings and a Funeral- Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet; Robin Hood Prince of Thieves- Maid Marian at the Waterfall/Everything I Do - Michael Kamen; Dances With Wolves- John Dunbar Theme - John Barry; American Beauty- Any Other Name - Thomas Newman; Gladiator- The Battle (excerpt) - Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard; The Silence of the Lambs- Goldberg Variations (Aria) - J.S. Bach; Notting Hill- She - Elvis Costello; Pulp Fiction- Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield; Mission Impossible- Main Theme - Lalo Schifrin; Waking Ned- Let the Draw Begin - Shaun Davey; Out of Africa- Love Theme - John Barry; Shine- Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, op.30 - Rachmaninov; The Godfather Part II- Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni; The Mexican- End Credits Medley - Alan Silvestri; Body Heat- Main Theme - John Barry; Apocalypse Now- The Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner; Star Trek V-TheFinal Frontier- Main Theme & March of the Klingons - Jerry Goldsmith *** (MH)

André PREVIN: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse;   OST;  RHINO RHM2 7764 [77:12]; ***(*) (IL)

Alfred NEWMAN and Hugo FRIEDHOFER: The Bravados;  OST;  FILM SCORE MONTHLY Vol. 4 No. 13 [69:30]; ***(*) (IL)

Jerry GOLDSMITH: The Illustrated Man;  OST;  FILM SCORE MONTHLY [42:01]; ****(*) (GSD)

Philip GLASS: Philip on Film: Filmworks by Philip Glass; Philip Glass Ensemble conducted by Michael Riesman (Powaqqatsi, Dracula, La Bellet et La Bête   Nonsuch 7559-79660-2 (5 CDs); Disc One: Koyaanisqatsi [73:24] * Disc Two: Powaqqatsi [73:50] * Disc Three: Dracula [67:05] * Disc Four: Selections from La Belle et La Bête [71:05] * Disc Five: Music From The Films: Anima Mundi, Kundun, Mishima, The Secret Agent, The Thin Blue Line, The Man in the Bath, Evidence>, Diaspora [76:26] [Total Time: 361:50] * Previously unreleased music totalling 18:57; Disc 1:****(*); Disc 2:****; Disc 3: *(*); Disc 4: ****; Disc 5:****; **** overall (GSD)

Curio Corner

VANGELIS: Mythodea – Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey;  SONY SK 89191 [62:49]; *** (PT)

Compilation: Fancy Meeting You Here CROSBY-CLOONEY; Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby with Billy May and his Orchestra;  BLUEBIRD/BMG 09026-63859-2 [49:47]; ***** (IL)

Various composers: André Previn Live at the Jazz Standard; André Previn, piano, David Finck, bass, recorded October 2000 in New York;  Decca 013 220-2 [61:17]; (no rating: GSD)

Book Review

Halliwells Film & Video Guide 2002 ; Edited by John Walker; Harper Collins Entertainment. 976 pages £19:99; $22:50 ISBN 0-00-712265-9; (IL)

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