I just got this cd set for my birthday and it exactly filled the bill of what I wanted: something big, loud, and exciting. Nobody can make an orchestra tower over me, the listener, in quite the same way as Alex North did.
And the sound is just as clear and beautiful as if I'm in the same room as the orchestra. I'm really enjoying this.
(And the bigger Alex North fans in the audience will be interested to hear that the first half of the cue titled "Zoo" gets heard again in his score for SOMEBODY KILLED HER HUSBAND (1977).)
I finally acquired this set and it's blowing me away. SHOES is a masterpiece. Highly recommended to anyone who appreciates powerful, thematic, emotive and downright lovely film music. I would have used more adjectives, but I've already exceeded my quota for the evening.
A fine 2 cd set. I really enjoyed Shoes of the Fisherman. Where Eagles Dare has long been a favorite score. I have the other Where Eagles Dare Disc as well. Hard to go wrong with Ron Goodwin and a military score.