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Reviewers: Glen Aitken, Gary S. Dalkin, Chris and Penny Hill, Mark Hockley, Dimitri Kennaway, Ian Lace, Paul Tonks, David Wishart
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Editor's Choice

Barry Gray: Space 1999 Year 1 ;    Available on Silva Screen FILMCD 608; Running time: 79.55 ; ***** 5 GSD

Editor's Recommendation

Tan Dun: Hero ;   Music performed by China Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus   Available on Sony Music Soundtrax SK 87726; Running time: 54.32 ; ***(*) 31/2 GSD

Terence Blanchard: She Hate Me ;    Available on Milan M2-36087; Running time: 68.05 ; ***** 5 GSD

Edward Shearmur: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow ;   Performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra   Available on Sony Classical SK 92932; Running Time: 57.50 ; **** 4 IL ; **** 4 GSD

Andres Goldstein & Daniel Tarrab: La puta y la ballena ;   Performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina, Bandoneon - Nestor Marconi    Preview ; GSD

Miklós Rózsa: Julius Caesar ;    Available on Film Score Monthly FSM Vol 7, No.9; Running time: 68.07 ; ****(*) 41/2 GSD

Basil Poledouris: Amerika ;   Performed by The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra    Available on Prometheus PCR 519; Running time: 75.39 ; ***** 5 GSD

Serge Franklin: L'Enfant des Loups Special Signature Edition;   Performed by the FYISO Symphony Orchestra and Khun's Choir; Conducted by Mario Klemens   Available on Lympia Records LRCD-4101; Running time: 76.32 ; ***** 5 GSD

John Williams: Star Wars / The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi (Original Soundtracks 2004 reissue);   Orchestrations by Herbert Spencer; Performed by The London Symphony Orchestra   Available on Sony Classical S2K 92950/S2K 92951/S2K 92952; Running time - Star Wars: 57.33 / 48.16; Running time - The Empire Strikes Back: 66.44 / 61.45; Running time - Return of the Jedi: 73.18 / 74.49; Star Wars: Music ***** 5; Presentation **(*) 21/2; The Empire Strikes Back:Music ***** 5; Presentation **(*) 21/2; Return of the Jedi : Music **** 4; Presentation **(*)> 21/2 GSD

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Film Music Volume 2 ;   Rumon Gamba conducting the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra   Available on Chandos CHAN 10244; Running time: 70.47 ; [not rated] CT ; ***** 5 GSD

Max Steiner: The Adventures of Mark Twain ;   Performed by Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Conducted by William Stromberg   Available On: Naxos 8.557470 (CD version) / 6.110087 (SACD hybrid disc); Running Time: 70.49 ; **** 4 IL ; ****(*) 4 1/2 GSD

Ennio Morricone: Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone ;    Available on Sony Classical SK 093456; Running time: 62.20 ; ***** 5 GSD

Other

Sergei Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky - film score;    Performed by the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Conducted by Yuri Temirkanov    Available on RCA Victor Red Seal 60867; Running time: 50.54 ; ** 2 MW

James Horner: Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius ;    Available on Varèse Sarabande (Vsd-6577); Running Time: 63:20 ; *** 3 MH

John Barry: Born Free ;   Lyrics by Don Black    Available on Film Score Monthly FSM Vol 7, No.10; Running time: 39.55 ; Film ***** 5; Album *** 3; TH

John Powell: The Bourne Supremacy ;    Available on Varese Sarabande / VSD-6592; Running time: 46.23 ; ***(*) 3 DC

Craig Armstrong: The Clearing ;    Available on Varese Sarabande / 302 066 585 2 / VSD - 6585; Running time: 55.15 ; **(*) 21/2 DC

Cole Porter Compilation: It's De Lovely The Authentic Cole Porter Collection ;    Available On: RCA Bluebird 82876 62180 2; Running Time: 60.17 ; ***** 5 IL

Burton Lane: Finian's Rainbow ;    Available on Warner Bros. Records RHM2 7852; Running Time: 53.02 ; *** 3 CH

Philip Glass: The Fog of War: 11 Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara;   Conducted by Michael Riesman   Available on Orange Mountain Music, Inc. OMM0010; Running time: 73:08 ;Film Score: **** 4; ;Album: *** 3; TH

Brian Tyler: Godsend ;    Available on Varèse Sarabande (VSD-6563); Running Time: 67.10 ; ***(*) 31/2 MH

Akira Ifukube: Godzilla 50th Anniversary Edition;    Available on La-La Land Records (Lllcd 1022); Running Time: 46:28 ; ***(*) 31/2 MH

Philip Glass: Music from The Hours - Piano Solo;   Performed by Michael Riesman; Arranged for piano by Michael Riesman and Nico Muhly   Available on Orange Mountain Music, Inc. OMM0012; Running Time: 57:20 ; *** 3 TH

Alan Menken: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) (reissued, remastered OST);    Available on Disney Soundtrack Records 5 050466 344922; Running time: 57.21 ; *** 3 PH

Marco Beltrami: I, Robot ;    Available on Varese Sarabande VSD-6591; Running Time: 44.09 ; ***(*) 31/2 IL ; **(*) 21/2 GSD

Elizabeth Drake : Japanese Story ;   Orchestrations by Ricky Edwards   Available on Move Records / MOVE MD 3279; Running time: 58.30 ; *** 3 DC

Richard Rodgers &Oscar Hammerstein II: South Pacific (Original Broadway Cast Recording);    Available on Naxos 8.120785; Running Time: 74.06 ; ****(*) 41/2 IL


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