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CD Reviews: Judgment Night and Camera: Reflections on Film Music
Posted By: Nick Haysom , Darren MacDonald 12/6/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Judgment Night and Camera: Reflections on Film Music

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Judgment Night (1993) *** 1/2

ALAN SILVESTRI

Intrada Special Collection Vol. 23

19 tracks - 72:44

Alan Si
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CD Reviews: Jarre and Buttolph
Posted By: Steven A. Kennedy , Darren MacDonald 8/28/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Jarre and Buttolph



Maurice Jarre: Ma Periode Francaise ****

MAURICE JARRE

Play Time 864 599 2 - PL 05 02 87 - PM 520

28 tracks - 74:35

This French import is a must-have for fans of Maurice Jarre. It's a collection of music from 12 of Jarre's scores for French cinema covering the years 1954 to 1964. That includes music from his first ful
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CD Reviews: The Deadly Spawn and Sheena
Posted By: Andrew Kirby , Darren MacDonald 6/19/2005 - 9:00 PM
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CD Reviews: The Agony and the Ecstasy and The Adventures of Mark Twain
Posted By: Andrew Granade , Darren MacDonald 5/10/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: The Agony and the Ecstasy and The Adventures of Mark Twain



The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) *****

ALEX NORTH

Varèse Sarabande VCL 1104 1032

21 tracks - 62:18

If you were to ask people with some knowledge of film music to name one score composed by Alex North, the near-universal response would be his rejected score to Comments: 0  (read on)
CD Reviews: Bernard Herrmann Compilation and Fitzwilly
Posted By: Ian D. Thomas , Darren MacDonald 2/20/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Bernard Herrmann Compilation and Fitzwilly



Bernard Herrmann Film Scores: From Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver ****

BERNARD HERRMANN

Milan M2-36095

11 tracks - 69:57

With the recent passing of Elmer Bernstein, the good folks at Milan have seen fit to re-release a wonderful recording of theirs from 1992 which features Mr. Bernstein conducting
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CD Review: The Great Escape
Posted By: Darren MacDonald 2/1/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Review: The Great Escape



The Great Escape: The Deluxe Edition *****

ELMER BERNSTEIN

Varèse Sarabande CD Club VCL 0804 1029

Disc One: 22 tracks - 42:03    Disc Two: 20 tracks - 48:14

Thanks to the dedication of Robert Townson, we have yet another gem uncovered, once thought lost to the ravages of time and apathetic studio ad
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CD Reviews: The Clearing and The Thorn Birds
Posted By: Andrew Granade , Darren MacDonald 1/18/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: The Clearing and The Thorn Birds



The Clearing ** 1/2

CRAIG ARMSTRONG

Varèse Sarabande 302 066 585 2

25 tracks - 55:17

The fact that Craig Armstrong was tapped to compose the soundtrack for Pieter Jan Brugge's The Clearing should be the first clue that this film does not fit neatly into any one category. After all, Armstro
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CD Reviews: Starship Troopers 2 and The Enemy Below
Posted By: Nick Joy , Darren MacDonald 1/11/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Starship Troopers 2 and The Enemy Below


Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation *** 1/2

JOHN MORGAN AND WILLIAM STROMBERG

Varèse Sarabande VSD-6581

38 tracks - 72:56

The prospect of a low-budget straight-to-video sequel to Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers didn't generally set any hearts racing with anticipation, particula
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CD Reviews: Bandolero! and The Keys of the Kingdom
Posted By: Stephen Armstrong , Darren MacDonald 12/14/2004 - 9:00 PM
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CD Reviews: The Chase and The Black Swan
Posted By: Stephen Armstrong , Darren MacDonald 10/31/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: The Chase and The Black Swan



The Chase (1966) ****

JOHN BARRY

Sony Legacy CK 89265

16 tracks - 56:05

With a script by the great Horton Foote and a cast that includes Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, The Chase could have been and should have been a hit, or a
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