Yeah, a great thing too is that this release looks to be a bit longer than the b*** that has floated around. The sound quality was a bit crummy on the unofficial version as well... it will be great to have a clean, legit copy.
Many of the key David Newman / Danny DeVito collaborations have now been released. They've consistently been D Newman's better scores, so I guess that's only fitting.
This was the only CD club item I ordered this time. I like the North and South score but don't think I'd ever get through 3 hours of it! I'm pleased for henry though. I'll sample the Bernstein before buying and I've never really been bitten by the North bug. But Matilda is a great score to a very enjoyable kids film and the main theme is a whopper.
NP - Scenes Of Summer - Holdridge Conducts Holdridge.
This is just fantastic! I had a copy of the score previously (the leg of a boot) but the packaging, notes, sound quality and extra music make this the CD to own. That theme is impossible not to like. It so conjures Matilda and her world of magic and innocence. And Multiplication never, ever sounded that good at school! May intrada and Varese keep mining David Newman's back catalogue.
I thought I'd go for the hat-trick on this thread. The film has just been shown on Channel 5 and I'd forgotten how great it is! An absolute children's classic. Dark, nasty, funny, optimistic and sweet. It's great entertainment and the score by D Newman is just fantastic. The broad stuff amps the action and comedy well enough, but those warm, tinkly moments are heartbreakingly beautiful. It's why I love David Newman's music so much. I don't know if this one has sold out yet, but it's a must-have CD if Newman does it for you.