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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for December, 2006:





12/31/06Stargate: (David Arnold) - Expanded and Updated Review
Buy it... if you want to hear a triumphant return to the massive, epic scores of Hollywood's Golden Age, as well as a breakthrough effort from an upstart David Arnold.
Avoid it... if you weren't impressed by the similarly rendered score for Independence Day or any of Arnold's other subsequent orchestral work.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


12/27/06How the West Was Won: Classic Western Film Scores I: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are a fanatic for some of the specific scores included.
Avoid it... if you're tired of hearing the same scores appearing over and over again on themed compilations, and the two or three exceptions here aren't worth it.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


12/24/06Hollywood Stars: Music from the Films of Mel Gibson: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you're attracted to the diversity of selections on this Silva Screen album compared to the label's other, more predictable offerings.
Avoid it... if you're deterred by the obviously schizophrenic nature of the selections on the product.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


12/22/06Hollywood Stars: Music from the Films of Kevin Costner: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you seek a Silva Screen compilation that is a bit more unpredictable than their usual collections of film music collections.
Avoid it... if you have no interest in the selection of scores provided, and are tired of hearing Dances With Wolves and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


12/20/06Hollywood Stars: Music from the Films of Sean Connery: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you don't own any of the "Cinema Choral Classics" or "Bond and Beyond" albums from Silva and enjoy the selection of scores provided.
Avoid it... if you already own a majority of the performances on other Silva compilations (which is bound to happen for score collectors).
Rating:****   Read the entire review


12/17/06Music From the Films of Sean Connery: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are a Silva Screen compilation completist.
Avoid it... if you own one of the many more recent compilations with many of the same recordings, including a Connery-specific one from Silva in 1998.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


12/13/06The Big Picture: (Erich Kunzel/Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you have enjoyed other modern (post-1993) compilations from this ensemble on Telarc and have a fond place in your heart for their usual array of sound effects.
Avoid it... if synthetic choral accompaniment and an occasional "pop" sound to some cues deters you as much as the often overwhelming sound effects that could conceivably blow out smaller speaker systems.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


12/8/06Hollywood '96: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you have enjoyed previous compilations of re-recordings featuring this combination of ensemble and conductor, and the selections of scores represented interests you.
Avoid it... if you were disappointed by the "Hollywood '95" album, for "Hollywood '96" is not as strong.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


12/5/06The Alien Trilogy: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you want to hear superior performances of the best and most interesting cues from the first three Alien scores.
Avoid it... if Alien-related music has never interested you in its tendencies towards drab atonality.
Rating:****   Read the entire review







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