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Family Recordings
(January 31st, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release. The album was formerly commercially released in the United Kingdom in October, 2005. Some cover versions say '1990-2005' and some versions have tracks 17 and 18 combined under the name 'The Final Scenes.'
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Buy it... if you own one or two of Craig Armstrong's scores and are curious enough to expand your collection to a few of his other consistently strong works.

Avoid it... only if the slightly higher price for the hour-long CD deters you from an otherwise strong compilation.
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WRITTEN 1/13/06
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Craig Armstrong: Film Works 1995-2005: (Compilation) One of the lesser known but consistently intriguing talents in modern film music is Craig Armstrong, a Glasgow, Scotland native who has made a career of bridging the gap between the pop and classical genres of music. Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Armstrong's early career has been balanced between classical commissions and collaborations with the Northern Sinfonietta, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on one hand, and arrangements and production work done for popular artists ranging from Massive Attack to Madonna and U2 on the other. While several composers have attempted this balancing act in the 1990's and 2000's, Armstrong's works have featured both a sense for simple melodic beauty and a little bit of luck. Film score collectors --those with hundreds, if not thousands of scores on their CD shelves-- first took notice of Armstrong with 1999's stark, realistic, but enchanting The Bone Collector, while the mainstream began to get a taste of Armstrong's collaboration with director Baz Lurhmann for William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet a few years earlier. Armstrong is one of the few composers with significant orchestral works who is probably still better known for his pop affiliations and solo works rather than the film scores alone, and no better evidence of this phenomenon exists than his production, arrangement, and composition for Moulin Rouge, the project that not only has provided the composer with a comfortable lifestyle but also several awards on his own shelves. Whether you're a pop-inclined person with Plunkett and Macleane and a few other scores on your shelves or an orchestral traditionalist with The Quiet American on yours, Armstrong is the kind of artist whose work --albeit still somewhat limited-- exists in the form of a CD in almost anyone's collection. And even if you're without an Armstrong album, you've likely heard the "Escape" cue from Plunkett and Macleane in several trailers and television promotional spots over the past seven or eight years.



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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 59:45
1. O Verona - Romeo and Juliet (1:27)
2. Escape - Plunkett and Macleane (3:08)
3. Main Theme - The Quiet American (5:00)
4. One Day I'll Fly Away - Moulin Rouge (3:23)
5. Rise - The Negotiator (3:10)
6. The Balcony Scene - Romeo and Juliet (5:26)
7. Glasgow Love Theme - Love Actually (2:10)
8. The Ball - Plunkett and Macleane (3:08)
9. Will You Come Back to Me - The Quiet American (1:33)
10. Rebecca - Plunkett and Macleane (2:40)
11. This Love - Cruel Intentions (4:46)
12. Della's Theme - Ray (4:44)
13. Main Theme - The Clearing (1:23)
14. Main Theme - Orphans (3:49)
15. New York City - The Bone Collector (3:02)
16. Nature Boy - Moulin Rouge (3:32)
17. Death Scene - Romeo and Juliet (2:10)
18. Ascension - Moulin Rouge (3:13)
19. Clair de Lune - Chanel No. 5 (2:01)

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The insert includes no extra information about the scores, films, or Armstrong himself (not even a picture).
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