Music Webmaster Len Mullenger


James HORNER – Mighty Joe Young OSTs edel/Hollywood 0100902HWR [73:06]

Yes, we have reviewed this CD before – in our January 1999 reviews collection. So why are we mentioning it again now – well because it appeared on another label at that time – Hollywood HR-62172-2. Fortunately, the CD cover artwork is the same for both editions.

At that time I rated it and commented –

‘This album does little to dispel the disappointment of Horner’s bland score for Deep Impact..the biggest disappointment is the lack of a really memorable theme…On the credit side it is often very thrilling and sometimes quite overwhelmingly scary…Horner’s richly textured score, written for a large orchestra includes a vast array of drums ethnic and conventional – spread right across the sound stage to wonderful effect …to evoke the sounds of the jungle.

Ian Lace


Ian Lace

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