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9/24/16 Filmtracks celebrates its 20th anniversary
Back in the infancy of this site, one disgruntled visitor submitted the first piece of invaluable feedback regarding my soundtrack reviews: "If assholes had wings, this place would be an airport." The validity of that statement still remains in question two decades later, though both wise men and foolish trolls have postulated that, if anything, Filmtracks has become a thriving international hub for asshole activity during that time, complete with the worst security screening of its users ever seen at an airport. Read more...
9/17/16 Stagecoach   (Jerry Goldsmith)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you are as enthused about Jerry Goldsmith's more pastoral and folksy Western style of the 1960's as you are his robust action themes for the same genre.
Avoid it... if a Goldsmith Western largely absent his trademark brass themes and dominated by conversational underscore for jaw harp, harmonica, and banjo doesn't warrant a tough choice between the score's several albums.
9/11/16 Breakheart Pass   (Jerry Goldsmith)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if ten minutes of an outstanding Jerry Goldsmith Western theme is worth the cost of acquiring a rare album for an otherwise surprisingly generic suspense score.
Avoid it... if you have never been able to appreciate Goldsmith's similarly prominent Western themes in his many other efforts in the genre, because Breakheart Pass really offers nothing else of interest.
9/4/16 Rio Conchos   (Jerry Goldsmith)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... on the 2013 Intrada album featuring Jerry Goldsmith's own re-recording of most of the score if you seek an early glimpse at the composer's darker, folksy Western style in pristine digital sound.
Avoid it... on that re-recording if you are a Goldsmith purist interested instead in a superior presentation of the original recording on the rare Film Score Monthly or Kritzerland products, regardless of how badly aged the sound may be.
8/27/16 Capricorn One   (Jerry Goldsmith)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... on the 1993, 2009, or 2012 CD re-issues of the original LP presentation if you seek a fantastic rearrangement and re-recording by Jerry Goldsmith of this brutally propulsive score.
Avoid it... on those albums if you prefer the sparse and harshly raw version of the score recorded by Goldsmith at MGM for the film itself, of which the 2005 and 2015 Intrada Records albums are very loyal representations.
8/19/16 Take a Hard Ride   (Jerry Goldsmith)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you seek the last Western score of Jerry Goldsmith's early career, featuring a maturation of his melodic sensibilities combined with a twist of the expected Ennio Morricone style for the dying genre.
Avoid it... if you are pondering the 2016 La-La Land album for this solid score but you already own the 2000 Film Score Monthly product; the presentation on the later album is not significantly improved.
8/14/16 Warlock   (Jerry Goldsmith)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if even a bland, surprisingly uninspired combination of Jerry Goldsmith's trademark sound effects, instrumental choices, recognizable motifs, and basic synthesized rhythms can sustain your interest.
Avoid it... if you expect Goldsmith to make much of an effort to raise a little hell when a warlock is trying to hasten the end of the world, his understated score a boring, muted journey for most of its length.
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