Editor: Gary S. Dalkin
Managing Editor: Ian Lace
Reviewers: Glen Aitken, Gary S. Dalkin, Chris and Penny Hill, Mark Hockley, Dimitri Kennaway, Ian Lace, Paul Tonks, David Wishart
April 2004 CD REVIEWS Founder Len Mullenger

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Editor's Choice

John Powell: Paycheck ;   Conducted by Gavin Greenaway; Recorded and mixed by Shawn Murphy; Performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony   Available on Varese Sarabande VSD-6535; Running time: 48.10 ; ***** 5 GSD

Editor's Recommendation

Alfred Newman: The Prisoner of Zenda ;   Available from Film Score Monthly FSM Vol.7 No.1; Running Time: 58:27 ; ****(*) 41/2 IL

Tony Banks: Seven: A Suite for Orchestra ;   Mike Dixon conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra   Available on Naxos 8.557466; Running time: 57.39 ; ***** 5 GSD

Dimitri Shostakovich: The Film Music of Shostakovich Volume 2 ; The Golden Mountains, The Gadfly & Volochayev Days;   BBC Philharmonic conducted by Vassily Sinaisky   Available on Chandos CHAN 10183; Running Time: 66:08 ; ****(*) 41/2 IL

Other

William Stromberg and John Morgan: Atomic Journeys Nukes in Space ;   Performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra   Available On: Visual Concept Entertainment VCECD 02; Running Time: 61:37 ; ***(*) 31/2 IL

William Stromberg: Trinity and Beyond The Atomic Bomb Movie ;   With additional music by John Morgan, Lennie Moore and Edgardo Simone Performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra   Available on: Visual Concept Entertainment VCECD 01; Running Time: 57:37 ; *** 3 IL

Stephen Warbeck: Dreamkeeper ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande (VSD-6528); Running Time: 54:00 ; **(*) 21/2 MH

Cole Porter: Du Barry Was a Lady 1943 M-G-M musical; [plus bonus numbers from Meet the People (M-G-M 1944)];   With Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra   Available On: RHINO RHM2 7851; Running Time: 78:25 ;1/2 color="#FF0000"> IL

Henry Mancini: Compilation: Midnight, Moonlight and Magic The Very Best of Henry Mancini;   Available on RCA/BMG Heritage 82876 59226 2; Running Time: 60:28 ; **** 4 IL

Frank Cordell: Khartoum / Mosquito Squadron ;   Available from Film Score Monthly FSMCD Vol. 7, No. 2; Running time: 78.55 ; **** 4 GSD

Laurence Rosenthal, Jeff Alexander, Jerrold Immel and Bruce Broughton: Logan's Run (TV series);   Available from Film Score Monthly FSMCD Vol. 7, No. 4 ; *** 3 GSD

Benjamin Britten; Roberto Gerhard; Elisabeth Lutyens; Richard Rodney Bennett : Love From A Stranger This Sporting Life; The Skull; The Return Of The Soldier; Four British Film Scores;   BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jac Van Steen   Available on NMC Records NMC D073; Total Running Time: 63:22 ; ***** 5 DW

Nicholas Pike: Love Object ;   Available on Nicpick Records (49409-2); Running Time: 56:02 ; ** 2 MH

John Debney: The Passion of The Christ ;   Available on Sony K-92046-S1; Running time: 54.11 ; **** 4 GSD

Mikis Theodorakis: Serpico ;   Available on FM Records FM 1486 (UPN 5-201364-714861); Running time: 32.41 ; **** 4 DC

Laura Karpman: Taken ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande (VSD-6522); Running Time: 45:34 ; *** 3 MH

Music by Bert Kalmar and lyrics by Harry Ruby: Three Little Words 1950 M-G-M Musical [plus bonus numbers from Yolande and the Thief (M-G-M 1945)] ;   Available On: RHINO RHM2 7779; Running Time: 64:58 ; **** 4 IL

Henry Mancini: Compilation: The Ultimate Pink Panther ;   Available On: RCA/BMG 82876 59882 2; Running Time: 71:24 mins ; **** 4 IL

Mikis Theodorakis: Z (OST);   Available on FM 1487; Running Time: 25.17 ; ***(*) 31/2 DC

DVD Audio Reviews

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1) ;   The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel   DVD Audio disc with DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; Available on Naxos 5.110016; Running time: 63.52 ; ** 2 GSD

Curio Corner

Ladies Only Café Strings: Angel Eyes: Ladies Only Café Strings ;   Recorded at Orebro Konserthus in June 2001. DDD   Available on Naxos 8.55717; 7Running time: 63.14 ; **** 4 GH

Film Noir Special

Film Noir: The Music That Sets The Tone At The Hollywood Entertainment Museum - Announcement and Report. With special reviews:

John Barry: Body Heat ;   Joel McNeely conducting the London Symphony Orchestra   Available on Varèse Sarabande VSD5951; Running time: 38.15 ; **** 4 RB

Roy Webb: Journey into Fear in Curse of the Cat People: Music for films (OST);   Available on Cloud Nine Records CNS 5008; Running time 73.26 ; ****(*) 41/2 IL

Dimitri Tiomkin: Alfred Hitchcock Collection: including Strangers on a Train ;   The Utah Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Ketchum   Available on Varèse Sarabande VCD 47225 ; Running time: 37.50 ; ****(*) 41/2 IL

Jerry Goldsmith: L.A. Confidential ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande VSD-5885; Running time: 30.03 ; ***(*) 31/2 IL

Bernard Hermann: Taxi Driver ;   Tracks 1-13 composed and conducted by Herrmann Tracks 14-18 composed by Herrmann and arranged and conducted by David Blume   Available on Arista 07822-19005-2; Running time: 61.33 ; ***** 5 RB


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