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Editor's Choice

Christopher Young, Randy Miller: Hellraiser: The Chronicles - Hellraiser (1987), Hellraiser II: Hellbound (1989) & Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992);   Available on Silva Screen Records (TVPMCD 809) Running Time: 3 disc set: 42:31, 61:10, 46:35 ; ***** 5 MH ***** 5 GSD

Editor's Recommendation

Bernard Herrmann: The Day the Earth Stood Still ;   Conducted by Joel McNeely   Available on Varese Sarabande VSD-6314 Running time 38.26 ; ***** 5 GSD

: The Film Music of Richard Addinsell ;   BBC Philharmonic conducted by Rumon Gamba   Available on Chandos CHAN 10046 Running Time: 79.50 ; **** 4 IL ; **** 4 GSD

Other

Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane: Best Foot Forward M-G-M musical 1943 ;   Available on: RHINO RHM2 7774 Running Time: 78:57 ; ***(*) 31/2 IL

Various Artists: Cradle Of Fear ;   Original Soundtrack   Available on Silva Screen Records HORROR 667 Running Time 64.37 ; *** 3 IS

Graeme Revell: Daredevil ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande VSD 302 066 448 2 Running Time: 40:09 ; ***(*) 31/2 MH

Brian Tyler: Darkness Falls ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande VSD-6449 Running Time: 48.32 ; **(*) 21/2 GSD

Lew Brown , B.G. DeSylva & Ray Henderson: Good News - MGM Musical 1947 ;   Available on: RHINO RHM2 7763 Running Time: 62:27 ; ***(*) 31/2 IL

Brian Tyler: The Hunted ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande (VSD-6450) Running Time: 35:04 ; ***(*) 31/2 MH

Rachel Portman: Nicholas Nickleby ;   Contract Chamber Orchestra   Available on: Varèse Sarabande VSD-6435 Running Time: 40:04 ; *** 3 IL

Carl Johnson and songs by Carly Simon: Piglet's Big Movie ;   Available on WALT DISNEY RECORDS 60081-7 Playing Time: 43.11 ; *** 3 JW

Craig Armstrong: The Quiet American ;   Available on: Varèse Sarabande 302 066 426 2 Running Time: 48:02 ; *** 3 IL

Richard Band: Re-Animator ;   Available on La-La Land Records (LLLCD 1002)Running Time: 52:37 ; ***(*) 31/2 MH rating}[not rated] GSD

Elia Cmiral: They ;     Available on La-La Land Records (LLLCD 1005) Running Time: 41:01 ; **(*) 21/2 MH

DVD Reviews

Director: Andris Liepa: Return of the Firebird (recreations of Firebird; Petrushka & Scheherazade);   Bolshoi State Academic Theatre Orchestra/Andrey Chistiakov Mosfilm Studio Moscow 2002   Available on Decca DVD 079 322-9 Running Time 120 mins; 4:3 ; [not rated] PGW

Curio Corner

Collection: Romberg conducts Romberg (Vol. 1) ;   Sigmund Romberg (1887- 1948) conducts his orchestra in hits from his shows (Recorded 1945-51)   Available on NAXOS Historical 8.110866 Running Time: 74:35 ; **** 4 IL

Compilation:: George Melachrino and his Orchestra - Great Film and Show Tunes ;   Available on: Living Era CD AJA 5469 Running Time: 75:06 ; **** 4 IL

Ben Heneghan and Ian Lawson : Walking the Wild Rhonda ;   Available on Chandos New Direction (CHAN 10051) Running Time: 67:55 ; [not rated] GA

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942): Symphony No. 1 in D minor*; Symphony No. 2 in B flat major + ;   *Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) conducted by Ludovit Rajter; + Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edgar Siepenbusch   Available on: Naxos 8.557008 Running Time: 68:41 ; *** 3 IL


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