And just last night I watched First Contact and as I have been listening to the complete score I have been truly wondering just why Joel was never given more assignments. Maybe he just never could get out of the shadow of his father.....but he was damn good in his own right. RIP Joel. You are now reunited with your father.
God damn it. This is awful news made all the more chilling by the fact that Joel was only born a few months before my own father.
I'll never understand why Mr. Goldsmith never got the recognition he deserved. He was a master composer and not even close to a copy of his father as the uninitiated might have expected. He had a strong and unique voice. I always looked forward to hearing more from him and will miss his music dearly.