Category: CD Reviews

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CD Review: Sudden Impact

Daniel Schweiger reviews “Sudden Impact” by Lalo Schifrin

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CD Review: Heavy Metal – The Score

Daniel Schweiger reviews “Heavy Metal” by Elmer Bernstein

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CD Review: Paying Tribute to Bernard Herrmann

Daniel Schweiger Reviews the Music of Bernard Herrmann

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CD Review: Leatherheads

Daniel Schweiger reviews “Leatherheads” by Randy Newman

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CD Review: Doctor Who – Season 3

Composer: Murray Gold Label: Silva Screen Suggested Retail Price: $13.99 Grade: A TV’s science fiction scoring has certainly being journeying to diverse and eclectic places, from the irritating yodeling of Wendy and Lisa’s music for Heroes to the brilliantly anti-traditional scoring that Bear McCreary has applied to BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. And for three seasons, Murray Gold’s […]

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CD Review: Two by Tiomkin

Daniel Schweiger looks at Dimitri Tiomkin’s scores to “High Noon” and “Land Of The Pharoahs”

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CD REVIEW: DOOMSDAY

Tyler Bates escapes from New York

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CD REVIEW: THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL

Sisterly intrigue gets a royally good score

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CD REVIEW: POINT BREAK

The surf action flick’s score finally hangs ten

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CD REVIEW: BE KIND REWIND

Jean-Michel Bernard gives “Sweded” videos the Fats Waller funk

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CD REVIEW: MOVIE SCORE MEDIA

The movies you’ve never seen are the scores worth hearing at this label specializing in new composing talent

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CD REVIEW: THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES

James Horner makes a welcome return to the creature kingdom

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CD REVIEW: THE BUCKET LIST

Comedy’s most antic composer gently brings out the handkerchiefs

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CD REVIEW: MONSTROUS MOVIE MUSIC

A creepy-crawly label gets down to de-thawing the classic thrill tracks

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CD REVIEW: JAMES NEWTON HOWARD SCORES

Varese has the hits of the season’s hardest working composer

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CD REVIEW: COLD TURKEY

Randy Newman Smokes ‘em in his Film Scoring Debut

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CD REVIEW: KLUTE / ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

70’s paranoia rules in FSM’s suspenseful release

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CD REVIEW: THE BEST SCORES OF 2007

THE TOP TEN American Gangster (Marc Streitenfeld – Varese): An ultra-hip urban score never lets up with the thrill of the crime. Beowulf (Alan Silvestri – Warner Bros.): With its big, bold themes, this is a soundtrack for the heroic ages. The Kite Runner (Alberto Iglesias – Deutsche Grammophon): The tragedy of Afghanistan and the […]

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CD REVIEW: THERE WILL BE BLOOD

P.T. Anderson finds musical genius in the man from Radiohead

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CD REVIEW: THE GOLDEN COMPASS

Alan Silvestri composes a manly, mythic score to slay demons by

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CD REVIEW: ALIEN: THE COMPLETE MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

Jerry Goldsmith’s Classic Monster Music Finally Gets Its Due

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CD REVIEW: BEOWULF

Alan Silvestri composes a manly, mythic score to slay demons by

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CD REVIEW: SOUTHLAND TALES

The end of days gets a satirical mix tape

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CD REVIEW: LAIR

Videogame dragons soar to the sound of Star Wars

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CD REVIEW: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON 3

Bear McCreary’s space opera continues its innovative course to Earth

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CD REVIEW: IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH

The effects of Iraq get a solid, somber treatment

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CD REVIEW: INTO THE WILD

Eddie Vedder is on the road

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CD REVIEW: Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter

Swashbuckling meets bloodsucking in this classic Hammer horror score

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CD REVIEW: LUST/CAUTION

With such memorable works as Girl with a Pearl Earring, Syriana, Hostage and Birth, French composer Alexandre Desplat has shown a real ear for mystery that can be as beautifully dark as it is exotically intriguing.

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