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
September 2002 CD REVIEWS Founder Len Mullenger

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Editor's Choice

Compilation:: Russian Film Music ;   BEL AIR BAM 2000 (Distributed by New Note) [61:40] ; ****(* ) (IL)

Editor's Recommendation

Compilation:: Russian Film Music II - I Am Walking in Moscow;   {orchestra} The Russian Philharmonic conducted by Sergei Skripka  Bel Air Music BAM 2003 [62: 07] ; **** (GSD)

James NEWTON HOWARD : Signs ;   {orchestra}   Hollywood Records 2061-62368-2 [45:36] ; **** (PT) ; **** (IL)

Recommended

John OTTMAN: Pumpkin ;   {orchestra} OST  CITADEL STC 77133 [46:38] ; **** (PT)

Charlie MOLE: The Importance of Being Earnest ;   {orchestra} OST  MILAN 74321 94769 2 [39:38] ; ***(*) (PT) ; ***** (GSD)

Other

Klaus BADELT: K19 The Widowmaker ;   {orchestra} Original score performed by the Kirov Orchestra and Chorus with Julia Migenes (soprano)  HOLLYWOOD RECORDS 2061-62371-2 [68:59] ; *** (GSD), *** (IL)

John DEBNEY: Lights of Liberty ;   {orchestra} The Original Musical Score and Songs of the Revolution Performed by the Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra  TRIKE MUSIC TM-9901 [35:44] ; **** (PT)

Michael KAMEN & Eric CLAPTON : Lethal Weapon ;   {orchestra} limited edition expanded OST  MKCD 01 [65:37] ; ****(*) (GSD)

Shaun DAVEY: The Abduction Club ;   {orchestra} OST Music performed by the Irish Film Orchestra conducted by David Brophy   SILVA SCREEN FILMCD362 [57:00] ; ***(*) (IL)

John BARRY: Masquerade ;   {orchestra} OST  PROMETHEUS PCR 514 [56:02] ; ***(*) (MH)

Eleni KARAINDROU: Ulysses' Gaze & Eternity and a Day &Trojan Women;   {orchestra} 3 albums produced by Manfred Eicher and featuring various soloists   Ulysses' Gaze - ECM New Series 1570 - [59:43]; Eternity and a Day - ECM New Series 1692 - [46:37]; Trojan Women - ECM New Series 1810 - [50:02] ; Ulysses' Gaze - ***(*) ; Eternity and a Day - **** ; Trojan Women - ***** ; (GSD)

Compilation: The Fantasy Album ;   {orchestra} John WILLIAMS/Howard SHORE/Jerry GOLDSMITH/Alan SILVESTRI/Tan DUN/Basil POLEDOURIS/Randy EDELMAN/Bernard HERRMANN/Jerome MOROSS/Miklos ROZSA/Hans ZIMMER/James HORNER/Danny ELFMAN/Michael KAMEN/Brian MAY/Maurice JARRE/Carl ORFF; CD 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 'Hedwig's Theme' - John Williams; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 'The Fellowship' - Howard Shore; The Mummy - 'Sand Volcano/Love Theme' - Jerry Goldsmith; The Mummy Returns - 'Main Themes' - Alan Silvestri; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon/The Eternal Vow' - Tan Dun; Conan the Barbarian - 'Suite: Prologue/Anvil of Crom/Riddle of Steel/Riders of Doom' - Basil Poledouris; Dragonheart - 'Main Themes' - Randy Edelman; The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad - 'Overture' - Bernard Herrmann; Mysterious Island - 'Prelude/The Balloon' and 'Giant Bees/The Giant Crab' - Bernard Herrmann; Jason and the Argonautes - 'Prelude' - Bernard Herrmann; The Valley of the Gwangi - 'The Forbidden Valley/Pterodactyl Attack/Death of Gwangi' - Jerome Moross; The Three Worlds of Gulliver - 'Overture' - Bernard Herrmann; The Golden Voyage of Sinbad - 'Prelude/Sinbad Fights Kali/Finale' - Miklos Rozsa; The Witches of Eastwick - 'The Dance of the Witches' - John Williams; CD 2: Gladiator - 'Suite' - Hans Zimmer; Flesh and Blood - 'End Titles' - Basil Poledouris; Willow - 'Willow's Theme' - James Horner; Beetlejuice - 'Main Theme' - Danny Elfman; Edward Scissorhands - 'Main Title/Ice Dance' - Danny Elfman; Batman 'Suite' - Danny Elfman; Highlander -'Training Montage' - Michael Kamen; Mad Max 1 & 2 - 'Suite' - Brian May; Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome - 'Thunderdome Fanfare/I Ain't Captain Walker' - Maurice Jarre; Excalibur - 'O Fortuna from Carmina Burana' - Carl Orff; The Thief of Bagdad - 'Overture/The Market at Basra' - Miklos Rozsa; Legend - 'Faerie Dance/Re-united' - Jerry Goldsmith Raiders of the Lost Ark - 'The Raiders March' - John Williams;   SILVA SCREEN RECORDS FILMXCD 360 2 CD SET [71:43, 73:48] ; ****(*) (MH)

Curio Corner

Compilation: : Alan Jay LERNER and Frederick LOEWE Orchestral selections from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Paint Your Wagon ;   {orchestra}   NAXOS 8.555015 [63:53] ; **(*) (IL)

Compilation: Richard RODGERS and Oscar HAMMERSTEIN II: Carousel; State Fair (Hits);Allegro ;   REGIS FORUM [77:08] ; *** (IL)

Book Reviews

William GOLDMAN: Adventures in the Screen Trade ;   Abacus Books. Paperback 418 pages. 9:99 ISBN 0-349-10705-X ; **** (IL)


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