He's written some great songs and scores for THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, ICE CASTLES, THE WAY WE WERE, SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, THE SWIMMER, SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES and most recently the INFORMANT, oh and THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES. He's always been one of my favorites.
He guest conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra sometime between 2004-2007 but the guide book didn't specify which scores he would be performing and when I called the box office the lady there didn't know which music it would be. I believe he was regularly conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the time.
Did anyone here attend this concert or one of his others?
Did he ever play any of his music from the film version of TSWLM or Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman at this or any of his concerts?
I did hear his Ice Castles music guest conducted by Erich Kunzel in 2001 though and it was excellent.
Also yet to be released is long awaited C.D. release of the soundtrack of "The Spy Who Loved Me" (the original album was a rerecording). And does anybody remember his main theme for the short lived prime soap opera "Beacon Hill"?
The main theme and song he wrote for THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, NOBODY DOES IT BETTER, is one of the most beautiful, bittersweet, romantic tunes I have ever heard. The intro, the first tunes, so catchy, sigh.
From time to time I watch videos on youtube Hamlisch playing the theme on piano. Every time I get great nostalgic feelings then. What an era the seventies (concerning movies and music) were.
I hope some day we will hear the full score to this Bond thriller and there will be maybe some reissues or new releases of the scores of this composer.