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For the Record: Craig Armstrong
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Composed, Co-Arranged, Co-Orchestrated by:

Conducted by:
Dirk Brosse

Co-Arranged, and Co-Orchestrated by:
Matt Dunkley

Performed by:
The Flemish Radio Orchestra and Choir

Produced by:
Jacques Dubrulle
Danielle Heynickx
Marian Ponnet
Gunther Broucke
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Buy it... only if you seek a complete collection of the "For the Record" albums from the Ghent performances of major composers' works during the late 2000's, for the Craig Armstrong entry is rather weak compared to the others.

Avoid it... if you can't fathom hearing Armstrong's music without its trademark synthetic elements, the naked orchestral variants bizarre to the ears in a presentation that is also necessarily absent some of his best-known music.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,865
WRITTEN 8/24/11
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For the Record: Craig Armstrong: (Compilation) Despite his relative anonymity with casual film score collectors, Craig Armstrong's output from the mid-1990's through the 2000's rivals some of the most prolific film composers in terms of quality music for high profile films. The Glasgow, Scotland native is best known for bridging and traversing the divide between symphonic classical music and contemporary pop style. Having been trained at the Royal Academy of Music, his career initially involved an odd balance between production work for Massive Attack, Madonna, and U2 on one hand while writing for classical commissions and collaborations with the Northern Sinfonietta, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on the other. His simple but effective blends of old and new have had the fortune of landing in some remarkably high profile films, culminating in his production, arrangement, and composition work for Moulin Rouge, an immensely phenomenal project that garnered him widespread acclaim and awards. The mainstream first took notice of the composer's feature score style in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet in 1996 and Plunkett & Macleane a few years later (the latter becoming a staple of movie trailer placement for years to come), though film music collectors really took notice of him after 1999's The Bone Collector. His wide ranging talents cause albums of his work to exist in the collections of nearly any serious music collector even if the owner is unaware that Armstrong is in part responsible for what he or she hears. In the late 2000's, the Ghent International Film Festival began featuring symphonic concerts of major composers' works, and in 2006 the focus of their attention was on Armstrong's music. The performing group at this event has changed through the years, and in this case, The Flemish Radio Orchestra and Choir was present (as they had been for the more famous Hans Zimmer concert several years earlier) to tackle many of the composer's best known works. These performances were recorded and made available to collectors as the first of the "For the Record" series of specialty CDs that went on sale at the festival's shops, its website, and soundtrack specialty outlets. Like the subsequent "For the Record" albums for the music of Mychael Danna in 2008, Angelo Badalamenti music in 2009, and Shigeru Umebayashi in 2010, these concert presentations are treats for the fans of the collector, featuring competent performances with solid recording quality and no ambient crowd noise, but they often raise more concerns than they may be worth for those same people.



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Total Time: 79:07
• 1. O Verona (Romeo + Juliet)) (1:33)
• 2. Ascension (Moulin Rouge) (6:15)
• 3. Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually) (2:16)
• 4. Cello Theme (World Trade Center) (4:01)
• 5. One Day I'll Fly Away (Moulin Rouge) (3:27)
• 6. New York City (The Bone Collector) (3:05)
• 7. Main Theme (The Quiet American) (7:38)
• 8. Main Theme (Orphans) (4:14)
• 9. Do You Still Miss Him (The Quiet American) (5:20)
• 10. Rebecca (Plunkett & Macleane) (2:38)
• 11. Lissa's Theme (Best Laid Plans) (2:47)
• 12. Balcony Scene (Romeo + Juliet) (6:26)
• 13. Ethereal (World Trade Center) (5:51)
• 14. Restaurant Proposal (Love Actually) (3:17)
• 15. Piano Theme (World Trade Center) (4:07)
• 16. Main Theme (The Clearing) (3:11)
• 17. Ray & Della's Theme (Ray) (4:03)
• 18. The Hanging (Plunkett & Macleane) (6:07)
• 19. Choral Theme (World Trade Center) (3:03)

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The insert contains long notes about the festival, composer, conductor, and orchestra, as well as photography from the event.
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