djintrepid: Re your I highly recommend this release to anyone who is a lover of film scores.
For the most part, that seems to reflect the prevailing opinion of members of FSM who bought this La-La-Land Records release, some shelling out money that hurt to part with it. I continue to enjoy it, and, as I've repeatedly pointed out, am glad I bought this revelatory soundtrack. We film music lovers here at FSM owe a debt of gratitude to enterprising companies like La-La-Land that take the financial risks to not just release titles like this but to do them properly. La-La-Land, you did good, verrrrrrrrrry good!
Thor, how can you call yourself a Williams fan - and especially a fan of his religioso mode - and not realize that this film contains this great Williams cue:
And furthermore not realize that this great cue wasn't on the original OST?
Jason, thank you for bringing that back. While watching I glanced behind me at the dresser for a quick glimpse of my Pop's dog tags that are hanging from some little doo-dad. He ended up on one of the Japanese islands after the surrender. Eerie seeing them while hearing the ones clinking around Jamie's neck.
Classic coming-of-age shot, btw, of Jamie staring at Basie and finally seeing him for what he is.
I just don't like vocal music, in general, there are exceptions. Can't really explain why it just does not appeal to me.
I thought I was the only one who can't stand the vocal cues on this score. Though I tend to listen to film scores as background when doing something else so vocals that are distracting like the ones here and require too much attention don't work for me.