Posted by: ::scoreman:: <Send E-Mail> Date: Sunday, June 17, 2001, at 6:27 p.m. IP Address: slip-32-102-201-37.fl.us.prserv.net
"The prospect of a "live" album featuring the music of Zimmer brings some questions to mind. The main question most will ponder before listening to this release is, "Just how will Zimmer's music, which is so often dependant upon its delicately balanced mix of live orchestra and synthesizers, translate to a live performance?" On the other hand, maybe it would be a solely synthesized performance? The Wings of a Film: The Music of Hans Zimmer is an interesting experience. The live performance holds both positive and negative traits for most of the pieces presented. While some of Zimmer's music originally composed for and performed by much larger orchestras suffer a bit, an interesting spin is placed on them which still makes them a reasonably enjoyable listening experience. At the same time, those selections that were originally composed for smaller ensembles such as Driving Miss Daisy and Nine Months actually translate in this live performance. "