Though there have been oodles of new Jerry Goldsmith CDs released to fans everywhere, I will step outside my comfort zone as one of those fans and admit the recent release I keep returning to these last few days was written by another composer. Yep! This says nothing less of the Goldsmith titles, only that I’m playing one by Maurice Jarre endlessly at the moment. Music Box Records unearthed an early gem by the Academy Award-winner, in this instance his terrific score for the 1964 WWII picture Weekend At Dunkirk. I saw the film at our military base theater when I was just a kid and immediately took a liking to Jarre’s music. This is the fabulous era when he delivered The Train and Behold A Pale Horse, to say nothing of his earlier Lawrence Of Arabia and soon-to-be Doctor Zhivago and The Collector. What a run of incredible scores! In fairness to the Goldsmith junkies, some of his recent releases came from Intrada so I’ve listened to them in far more detail than I’m likely to ever manage with Weekend At Dunkirk. In any case, if you admire early Jarre music, that latter title is one to savor. Coming next from Intrada is another one to savor, courtesy of our relationship with Disney. Stay tuned.
"Coming next from Intrada is another one to savor, courtesy of our relationship with Disney. Stay tuned" ----------------------------- Why...that can only mean one thing!!!!
ASPEN EXTREME by MICHAEL CONVERTINO!!!!
Oh, and WEEKEND AT DUNKIRK is only being 'Stocked' at Intrada, they didn't release it, Music Box Records in France did. Do we have to apologise now if we're listening to something that ISN'T BY Jerry Goldsmith?