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Now and Then
(1995)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Gregory Smith
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(October 24th, 1995)
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Regular U.S. release. Becoming difficult to find in some stores as of 2001.
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Buy it... if you're not sure which of Cliff Eidelman's light dramatic scores of the middle to late 1990's to sample, for the title theme from Now and Then is as beautiful as the composer's efforts in the genre would get.

Avoid it... if you need more than simply a pretty Rachel Portman-inspired title theme to justify your purchase of an otherwise conservative, piano-dominated effort.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,085
WRITTEN 5/25/01, REVISED 12/31/07
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Now and Then: (Cliff Eidelman) Director Lesli Linka Glatter's chick flick about four friends who stick together from childhood to adulthood was doomed by its ridiculously unrealistic script. While the film was advertised based on the names of the four adult stars, the girls that play their 1970 counterparts were the highlight of the film. The story attempted to teach the same old lessons about commitment, friendship, growing old, and other aspects of life that never really resonated at any level. To firm up the film's appeal to its intended audience, it's easy to get the impression that the producers wanted Rachel Portman to write the score for Now and Then. Failing that, they hired the young Cliff Eidelman, who was departing from his first seven years of dramatic score composition to embark on a discovery of fluffy comedies and romantic drama that would eventually hinder his career. After several years of excellent production in the early 1990's, Cliff Eidelman was beginning to experience some road bumps in 1995. With the rejection of his other score of 1995 (Picture Bride) and a year of 1996 during which he would not score a feature film, Eidelman's Now and Then represented the last of a yearly string of solid character drama scores. Such scores would become very much the normal sound for Eidelman in his late-90's production, a long cry away from his most popular and bombastic days of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, but Now and Then would prove to be among the best of these later efforts. Still, in its base construction, Now and Then is much the same as his companion scores for Untamed Heart and One True Thing. The distinguishing element of Now and Then is its gorgeous title theme, tragically heard in full in only two tracks on the album. Between "Main Title" and "On the Swing," there are five minutes of thematic performances that will rival the beauty of most anything by the composer, not to mention the similar works of Rachel Portman. The film's moderate success propelled a popular song album for the film, though, stealing most of the attention away from the short album featuring only Eidelman's score.



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Average: 2.93 Stars
***** 36 5 Stars
**** 42 4 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 74:27
• 1. Main Title (3:05)
• 2. Remembrance (1:57)
• 3. Secret Meeting (2:11)
• 4. On the Swing (1:27)
• 5. It's My Mom (2:33)
• 6. Spirits Are Here (2:17)
• 7. Sam's Dad Leaves (1:57)
• 8. It's a Girl (1:49)
• 9. Roberta Fakes Death (1:26)
• 10. Best Friends for Life (3:09)
• 11. Pete Saves Sam (2:31)
• 12. The Pact (3:11)
• 13. No More Seances (1:46)
• 14. Rest in Peace Johnny (4:22)

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