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 2002 CD REVIEWS Founder Len Mullenger

December reviews [return to monthly index] 



Tribute

A special tribute to our retiring FMOTW Editor Ian Lace

Editor's Choice

Victor YOUNG: Scaramouche ;   OST   FILM SCORE MONTHLY Vol. 5 No. 13 [62:28] ; ***** IL

Editor's Special Choice

Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition : Singin' in the Rain ;   Music by Nacio Herb Brown; lyrics by Arthur Freed   RHINO R2 74497 2 CDs ; ***** IL

Editor's Recommendation

DVD Film Review:: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial ;   With music by John WILLIAMS   UNIVERSAL HOME VIDEO 905 216 9 [feature: 115 mins] ; ****(*) IL

DVD Film: : The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring ;   Music by Howard SHORE   NEW LINE CINEMA 4 DVD set EDV9171 [feature running time approx 200 mins] Plus appendices ; ****(*) IL

John WILLIAMS : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ;   performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices   WARNER/NONESUCH/ATLANTIC 7567-93159-5 2 CDS (one CD-ROM) [70:17] ; **** IL ; ****(*) GSD

Recommended

David ARNOLD: Die Another Day ;   WEA 9362483892 [54:56] ; **** PT

Elmer BERNSTEIN: The Gypsy Moths ;   (additional music by Shorty Rogers)   FILM SCORE MONTHLY Vol. 5 No. 12 [61:08] ; **** GSD

Other

William ROSS : Tuck Everlasting ;   OST   WALT DISNY RECORDS 60063-7 [42:09] ; ***(*) JW

Steve BRAMSON : JAG ;   composer's promo Original Television Soundtrack   STONO 10 [41.10] ; *** GSD

Christopher LENNERTZ: Saint Sinner ;   OST; Performed by the Budapest Film Orchestra and Chorus   PROMO ALBUM http://www.christopherlennertz.com [46:32] ; ***(*) IL ; *** PT

Compilation: The James Bond Collection ;   City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Raine   PRIMEtime TVMCD 808 4CD set ; **** MH

Compilation: The Best of James Bond ; Ingrid Peters (vocalist);   SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern. Conductor and arrangements: Dieter Reith  Hänssler CD 93.083 [49:28] ; **(*) GSD

Compilation: Bond and Beyond ;   Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra   TELARC CD-80251 [61:22] ; **** IL

Miklós RÓZSA : The Green Berets ;   OST   FILM SCORE MONTHLY Vol.5 No. 14 [72:37] ; *** MH

Compilation: The Red Shoes ;   Music from the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger   CD-41 CD41-002 [74:00] ; *** GSD

Compilation: Paul LEWIS TV Themes ;   CAMPION CAMEO 2018 [76:13] ; ***(*) MH

Compilation: The film Music of George DREYFUS Vol. 2 ;   MOVE MD 3238 [79:47] ; ***(*) IL

Curio Corner

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD: Tomorrow ; Einfache Lieder(Simple Songs), Suite: Much Ado About Nothing, Abschiedlieder (Songs of Farewell),   Bruckner Orchester Linz conducted by Caspar Richter   ASV CD DCA 1131 [66:09] ; [not rated] IL

Compilation: Music from the Movies ;   Louis Levy and his Gaumont British Symphony   LIVING ERA CD AJA 5445 [76:40] ; ***** IL

John SANGSTER : The Lord of the Rings (A musical interpretation) ;   2CDs MOVE MD 3251 [100:17] Disc One [60:47] Disc Two [39:22] ; * PT

Compilation: Cole PORTER Original recordings 1930-1943;   Various artists and orchestras   NAXOS 8.120627 ; ****(*) IL

Compilation: Franz LEHÁR conducts LEHÁR: Waltzes and Overtures;   NAXOS 8.110857 [74:35] ;JW ; ****(*) IL

Compilation: New York, New York ;   Various artists   ASV LIVING ERA CD AJA 5441 [75:01] ; **** GSD

Compilation: Concert Works by Film Composers ; Fréderik DEVREESE Benvenuta: Suite; Astor PIAZZOLA Verano Porteño; Adrian WILLIAMS Jizo; Ennio MORRICONE Primo studio a;   New Art Trio   PHAEDRA 292013 [54:36] ; [Not rated] HC

CD and Book Review package

The Instruments of the Orchestra: Written and narrated Jeremy Siepmann ;   NAXOS 558040-16 7 CDs and 208 page book [just over 8 hrs music and narration] ; ****(*) IL

Book Reviews

The Lord of the Rings :; By J.R.R. Tolkien (with illustrations by Alan Lee)   Deluxe hardback collected edition of the three books:The Fellowship of the Ring;The Two Towers and The Return of the King; plus Appendices   Harper Collins Hardback 1200 pages ISBN 0-261-10230-3 50 ; [Not rated] IL

DVD Reviews

DVDs reviews : Audio/Video Compilations: Naxos Musical Journeys ; French Festival Comprising visual images of Tarascon; Marseilles; Camargue; Arles; Port de Poussai; Cannes; and Fréjus   Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ondrej Lenárd   NAXOS DVD DVDI 1022 [53 mins];
Italian Festival Comprising visual images of Sestri Levante; Montepulciano and Contucci Vineyards; Genoa; Florence and Venice   Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ondrej Lenárd   NAXOS DVD DVDI 0993 [56 mins] ; * IL


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