Yes, for example, I did not know that Panarama composed score for Fire and Ice. I always mistakenly thought Faltermeyer scored. And I didn't know exactly how Harold got the job on Thief of Hearts. So, thanks again for taking the trouble to explore these nuances. By the way, I am very pleased that you speak very well of the Tango and Cash score - this is my favorite score!
I still contend that Harold has an understanding of what a film needs musically and can deliver in a way that no other composer in history can match. As a trained engineer, Harold's ability to program a synth and then compose a score all while understanding the use of a great pop song to further the narrative AND make for a great record is just... yeah. NOBODY else can do this! God I can not wait for the new Top Gun. Love live Harold! And great article. Thanks for the retrospective.
Since we are talking also about the score Thief of Hearts, I confess I really want this score to be released in complete. Forgive me even more than Top Gun (it anyway will be released soon)! 9 years ago I heard for the first timeof this score. The Love Theme from the soundtrak album after the first listening haunted me all night. I was very impressed with this track. I love this melody, which is repeated throughout the film in different variations. In addition, the score contains many different disco-style material. I think, Harold did his best. Love very much this score!