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 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

I love this score.
It's eiree/spooky orchestral music that doesn't have a memorable theme.

I'll might get this if it lasts a bit longer

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Excellent thriller score, fits in with Die Hard; Dead Zone; even the chilly atmosphere of Shores Silence of the Lambs is kindred to this score.
National Philharmonic sounds terrific here, at the top of their 80s game, impeccable playing despite not having notey action music to saw through, their playing is razor sharp. Bless ya, Sid Sax!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   amatalqa   (Member)

The Quiet Earth is a great score. Couldn't get enough of it when it came out.

Suspect is terrific, but probably not for everyone. If you love Kamen, then you'll find a lot to love here. It's mostly subdued, but very textured and moody in a Dead Zone kind of way. Melancholy.

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Got my Varese Club order - and starting with Michael Kamen´s "SUSPECT" (a score I had forgotten and not appreciated back when I had the LP) I must admit: what a wonderful suspense score this is.

Magnificent, underrated score. Glad to have it now in this pristine condition.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   JohnF   (Member)

Cant wait to hear this in non-suite form!

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Cant wait to hear this in non-suite form!

You´re in for a real treat!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Great score

No. If that score qualifies as "great", then "great" has lost all meaning.

At best, it's a serviceable score that provides minor suspense and atmosphere in a move that's basically a "talky" thriller/justice procedural, albeit a good one. The individual cues barely register as music, let alone as music that needs to be heard outside its context. I like the film, which I must have seen about half a dozen times over the past 25 years - but the music has no vitality, no backbone, no energy.


Wow, I really don't miss you at all big grin


I had the Suspect CD - it was one of those instances where it was cast off into some used CD bin, and I kept it for a number of years but never really warmed to it. Not due to the music but due to the suite presentation. The new release was tempting, but due to strict finances it had to be passed up.

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

I compare Suspect to some of Shore's efforts for Cronenberg. Not a lot of thematic material, but many eerie and suspenseful textures that still come together as a terrific listening experience.

With the new track listing, it is possible for owners of the old pressing to create their own Encore presentation.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2014 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   JohnF   (Member)

Wow sound quality for this is STELLAR. Loving it all over again. Especially with the cues separated. Kamen really hit the mark with a score full of suspense and menace. Wish I knew how much music is missing... Anyone know by chance?

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

This is one of those scores that should never ever have been released in the first place.

Thank God you're NOT a Varese executive.
The most Hermannesque Kamen soundtrack ever and a pure masterpiece. Needless to say a beautiful Varese Encore release with - at last! - an improved track list.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

This is one of those scores that should never ever have been released in the first place.

Thank God you're NOT a Varese executive.
The most Hermannesque Kamen soundtrack ever and a pure masterpiece. Needless to say a beautiful Varese Encore release with - at last! - an improved track list.



Oy, no thanks for a reminder of the bad old days of OGM.
R.I.Good Riddance, jerk.....

It is a terrific, moody score, and since some rain has FINALLY returned to CA, I'll be
revisiting this again. Not all film music has to be thematic 'beautiful' music - atonal or
textural scores can be just as fascinating.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   samlowry   (Member)

For those who want to know, in addition to the tracks being separated, this Encore edition holds a REMASTERED edition of the score. I compared with the old one and it is noticeable. Better dynamic range and instrument separation now. Therefore an overall improved listening experience.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Since I lean more to suites than small isolated cues, breaking them up won't endear them to me. I've always liked the movie with Cher and Dennis Quaid, and love Cher's giggle at the end. But I have absolutely no memory of the music, which, for me, isn't a good sign. But I'll try to pull it out in the next few days to see what I think of the music.

Anybody remember Kamen's music for "From The Earth To The Moon"?

 
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