November 2001 Film Music CD Reviews

Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
Music Webmaster Len Mullenger

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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]


As the show enters its 5th season and all manner of spin-offs are considered, this is the perfect time for an album to appear. The fact that it only relates to the first year hints at an intention to begin a library. That’s good news for fans, and it has to be said that they’re the only ones likely to be making the purchase.

Fans won’t be disappointed with the selections made. 9 episodes are represented in suites of varying length. Proportionate to the split in scoring duties over the year is a majority of work from Joel Goldsmith. His 5 episodes represent some of the most memorable series entries and feature the popular march for the Goa’uld. He also arranged David Arnold’s "Overture" from the 1994 Stargate motion picture. Arnold’s themes crop up every so often and for that he always seems to get top billing!

Further down the list are Richard Band, Kevin Kiner (who has a nice back-to-back demonstration of range between "Emancipation" and "The Torment of Tantalus") and Star Trek stalwart Dennis McCarthy.

It’s all-together a much better representation of the series than the throw together album put out by Milan in 1997.

Paul Tonks


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