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
August 2004 CD REVIEWS Founder Len Mullenger

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Editor's Choice

Jerry Goldsmith: Basic Instinct ;   Performed by The National Philharmonic Orchestra   Available on Prometheus XPCD 154; Running time: 74.34 ; ***** 5 GSD

James Newton Howard: The Village ;   Pete Anthony conducting the Hollywood Studio Symphony   Available on Hollywood Records 2061 62464-2; Running time: 42.31 ; ***** 5 GSD

Editor's Recommendation

Richard Hartley: The Lion in Winter ;   Performed by The Slovak Radio Orchestra and Chorus   Available on Varèse Sarabande VSD6571; Running time: 63.02 ; ****(*) 41/2 GSD

Basil Poledouris: Big Wednesday ;  Orchestrations by Greig McRitchie;   Monthly FSM Vol 7, No.8; Running time: 78.29 ; ***** 5 GSD

Barry Gray: Thunderbirds 2 ;   Available on Silva Screen Records (FILMCD 609); Running Time: 60:05 ; *** 3 MH

Other

Erich Wolfgang Korngold : The Adventures of Robin Hood ; (expanded review);   The Moscow Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Stromberg   Available on: Marco Polo 8.225268 - Running Time: 78.27; DVD-Audio version Marco Polo 5.220501 - Running Time: 82.43 ; ***** 5 IL ; ***** 5 GSD ; ***** 5 JW

Englar Alheimsins: Angels of the Universe ;   (OST of the film by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson)   Available on Krúnk/Fat Cat FATOST-CD01; Running time: 41.10 ; **** 4 NH

Basil Poledouris: Cherry 2000 / No Man's Land;  Cherry 2000 performed by The Hungarian State Opera Orchestra   Available on Prometheus PCD 155; Total running time: 77.21 (Cherry 2000: 58.58; No Man's Land: - 28.23) ;Cherry 2000: **** 4 No Man's Land: **(*) 21/2 GSD

Graeme Revell: The Chronicles of Riddick ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande Records (VSD-6580); Running Time: 47:50 ; ***(*) 31/2 MH

Andre Previn: The Fastest Gun Alive (1956); House Of Numbers (1957) ;   Available on FSM Vol 7 No 7; Total Time: 76.11 (The Fastest Gun Alive: 37.36; House of Numbers: 38.35) ; **** 4 DW

Hans Zimmer: King Arthur ;   Conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith Choir conducted by Rupert Gregson-Williams   Available on Hollywood Records 2061-62461-2; Running time: 57.50 ; ***(*) 31/2 GSD

: The Longest Day The Ultimate World War Movie Theme Collection;   The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Crouch end Festival Chorus; The Philharmonia Orchestra; The Royal Ballet Sinfonia; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; The Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra; Music conducted by Nic Raine, Kenneth Alwyn and Paul Bateman   Available On: Prime Time (Silva Screen) TVPMCD 812; Running Time: 4 CDs CD1:56:27; CD2: 62:16; CD 3: 63:33 and CD4 62:04 ; ***(*) 31/2 IL

Aaron Zigman: The Notebook ;   Available o New Line Records NLR 39031; Running Time: 66:59 ; *** (*) 3 1/2 IL

Carlo Siliotto: The Punisher ;   Performed by the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra   Available on La La Land Records 1020; Running time: 63.43 ; ***(*) 31/2 GSD

John Morgan & William Stromberg: Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation;   Available on Varèse Sarabande Records (VSD-6581); Running Time: 73:01 ; **** 4 MH

Ray Heindorf, Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin: A Star Is Born (1954);   Available on Sony Music Soundtrax (Columbia / Legacy) CK 65965; Running Time: 78:11 ; ***** 5 DW

John Williams: The Terminal ;   Available on DECCA 80002924-02; Running time: 58.00 ; ****(*) 41/2 JW

Brian Tyler: Terror Tract ;   Orchestrated and Conducted by Christopher Lennertz and Brian Tyler; Performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra   Available on La La Land Records LLLCD 1021; Running time: 47.21 ; ****(*) 41/2 GSD

Henry Mancini: The Thorn Birds ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande VSD6564; Total running time: 117.25 (CD 1: 56:58; CD 2: 60.27? ; *** 3 GSD

Barry Grey: Thunderbird 6 ;   Available on MGM CD 001; Running time: 37.16 ; *** 3 GSD

Hans Zimmer: Thunderbirds ;   Orchestrated by Suzette Moriarty, Walter Fowler and Elizabeth Finch; Conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith   Available on Decca Records; Running Time: 50:13 ; ** 2 MH

Curio Corner

Billy Atwell: Surreal Excursions in Non-Silence '03/'04 ; [Not rated] GSD


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