EDITOR: Ian Lace
Deputy Editor:
Gary S. Dalkin

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

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Editor's Choice

DVD Review

Special Edition: Superman - The Movie. (Special Edition) Music by John WILLIAMS   Starring: Marlon Brando, Geene Hackman and Christopher Reeves. Directed by Richard Donner.    WARNER DVD Video DO13011   Film: 146 mins. (DVD includes over an hour of extra features plus DVD ROM material and silent play-through of the film with only the music) with (Superman II) Additional music by Ken THORNE [Film:123 mins] ***** [IL]

Editor's Recommendation

Yan TIERSEN Amelie from Montmartre ;     OST     BMG (Labels UGC/UFD) 0724381079027   [54:24] ****[IL]

Lalo SCHIFRIN Rush Hour 2 ;      Conducted by Lalo Schifrin Hollywood Studio Symphony, OST
  VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6279   [52:30] ****[PT]

Jeff DANNA ;"O"     OST    VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6244   [43:18] **** [MH]

Compilation: The Graduate – 30th Anniversary reissue   Performed by Simon and Garfunkel    OST, music by Paul SIMON and David GRUSIN    COLUMBIA   [36:57] ***** [IL]

Other Reviews

John BARRY Enigma .    Members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by the composer     Decca 467 864-2   [56:59 - includes three source cues totalling 8:06] **(*) [GSD]

David ARNOLD The Musketeer     OST   DECCA 440-014-920-2   [49:41] ***(*)[JW]

John CARPENTER Ghosts of Mars     OST   VAÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6286   [42:54] ** [PT]

Mychael DANNA Hearts in Atlantis     OST conducted by Nicholas Dodd    DECCA 440-016-035-2   [38:07] *** [JW]

David ARNOLD and Joel GOLDSMITH ; Kevin KINER, Dennis McCARTHY and Richard BAND Stargate SG-1     Original Soundtrack from the MGM TV series    GNP-Crescendo GNPD 8074   [68:52] *** [PT]

Kevin KINER Black Scorpion     Original TV soundtrack    GNP Crescendo GNPD 8073   [73:17] The Series: (*) and 3 paracetamols; The Movie ** [MH ]

James HORNER  Battle Beyond The Stars & Humanoids From The Deep     OST?   GNP Crescendo 8075   [Total: 76:53; Battle Beyond The Stars: 42:38; Humanoids From The Deep: 34:15] Battle: **(*); Humanoids: *** [GSD]

Jerry GOLDSMITH Morituri   David SHIRE Raid on Entebbe     OSTs    FILM SCORE MONTHLY Vol 4 No. 12   [57:50] Morituri *** / Raid on Entebbe *** [JH]; ***(*) [MH]

Alfred NEWMAN The Best of Everything    Conducted by the composer, September 1959; orchestrations by Earle Hagen & Herbert Spencer     Film Score Monthly Vol. 4 No.11   [Score: 48:21 * bonus tracks: 22:51 * Total: 71:12] **(*) [JH]; ***(*) [GSD]

Audio Book Review

Bram STOKER Dracula 3 CDs Audio Book    NAXOS NA311512 [3hrs 56mins]
Mary SHELLEY Frankenstein 2 CDs Audio Book    NAXOS NA200312 [2hrs 37mins] ****(*) [MH]

Curio Corner

John WILLIAMS (b. 1932) Treesong (2000) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1974-76, rev. 1998); Three Pieces from Schindler's List (1993)     Gil Shaham (violin), Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Williams
Recorded Boston 1999 & 2000 - Full Price     G 471 362-2 [66.05] [not rated MB]

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Orchestral Music:  Fairytale Pictures; Prelude and Carnival – Violanta  Schauspiel Overture; Straussiana; Tales of Strauss;  Theme and Variations    Bruckner Orchestra, Linz conducted by Caspar Richter.    ASV CD DCA 1108   [68:38] *** [IL]

Nino ROTA Symphony No. 3 in C major * Concerto festivo (Concerto for Orchestra in F major) Le Molière imaginaire – Ballet Suite.     Norrköping Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ole Kristian Ruud* and Hannu Koivula    BIS CD 1070   [60:00] [not rated IL]

Compilation: Say it Loud! -- Black Music in America  
  Various   RHINO 6-CD box set 76660   [Full timing not known] [not rated TC]

Compilation: Charles Trenet – La Mer     ASV CD AJA 5401  [71:55] ***(*) [IL]

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