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Comments about the soundtrack for Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Jerry Goldsmith)

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Looney and great music from the late maestro
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Looney Tunes Back in Action marked the final new musical score composed by the legendary Jerry Goldsmith and I consider it an excellent composition. Somehow it manages to sum up all the great aspects of the music that I, as a devout fan, am used to expect from Goldsmith: it contains action, memorable themes, strange orchestrations (especially the quitar sounds good), synth effects plus some of the most hilarious cartoonish music I've ever heard and even one reference to Goldsmith's own theme for Gremlins. For the first time I heard the track "Area 52" - and the bizarre female vocal accompanied by a sort of bleeping synth - I laughed which is very unusual while listening orchestral soundtracks. Some other favourite tracks of mine are "Dead Duck Walking", "The Bad Guys", "Car Trouble" (containing a wonderful sound effect of starting a car...) and "Jungle Scene".

I purchased this album short after the news of Mr. Goldsmith's death and it has a special place in my collection. It is very funny and colourful listening experience especially for a certain light-hearted and merry mood. For me Looney Tunes Back in Action stands as a testament for Jerry Goldsmith and his ability to write good, functional and listenable orchestral scores for any kind of movies. This is great album!






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