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 Posted:   Aug 28, 2015 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

With Age of Adaline and All Good Things, I've started keeping an ear out for Simonsen's music. But most of his backlist appears to be available as download-only, not on CD. Can anyone recommend any of his earlier scores as particularly worth checking out? Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2015 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   hollywoodvegas   (Member)

I really like The Way Way Back and Wish I was Here. Sadly, both are download only.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2015 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I'm cautiously optimistic about the man's music. I love the main title from "All Good Things" but found the remainder of the score uninvolving and boring. He seems to generally associate with the kind of projects that don't often lend to great scoring opportunities, but who knows what he could do with the right project.

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2015 - 9:48 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

He seems to generally associate with the kind of projects that don't often lend to great scoring opportunities, but who knows what he could do with the right project.

You mean like Emmerich's STONEWALL he recently finished? We'll see...

You should also check out his first score for WESTENDER, released recently on CD too.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2019 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   Dimitrius Maximus   (Member)

Love Simon. Recently saw the movie, absolutely loved the score. I think it was all electronic, download only. It took me back to the days of Ira Newborn and John Hughes collaborations.

 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2019 - 11:30 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Curious what he did with CAPTIVE STATE.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2019 - 4:08 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Simonsen is one of my favourites these days.

His best is unquestionably NERVE, which was my favourite score of 2016.

Also check out THE SPECTACULAR NOW and WISH I WAS HERE. AGE OF ADALINE is OK too.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2019 - 4:51 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

The Front Runner (2018) is more than worth a listen. Some lovely piano sections.

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2019 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I agree with Thor, Nerve is my favorite of his too...

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2019 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   edern   (Member)

I am very fond of Nerve and The Only Living Boy in New York (only available in lossy format, sadly).

 
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