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Quincy Jones
Burt Bacharach
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Lalo Schifrin
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Original Works Composed by:
Quincy Jones
Burt Bacharach
Lalo Schifrin

Produced by:
Didier C. Deutsch
Dana G. Smart
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Hip-O Records
(June - August, 1999)
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All three are regular U.S. releases.
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Buy it... only if you are an established fan of each individual composer, and the corresponding album contains enough material absent from your collection to warrant your interest.

Avoid it... if you expect consistency in sound quality (for these are original recordings) and in the presentation of each artist's styles.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,238
WRITTEN 8/3/99, REVISED 4/15/07
Schifrin
Schifrin
The Reel Music Series: (Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, and Lalo Schifrin) There is an awkward relationship between dedicated film score collectors and the three composers for whom these albums pay tribute. From the early 1960's to the 1980's, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, and Lalo Schifrin filled an important role in Hollywood composing, one that was necessitated by a temporary shift in audience expectations in their soundtracks. It was the era of original pop scores, coinciding with the Silver Age of film music, and as hot as their music was for mainstream listeners at the time, they could not stop the arrival of the Bronze age; with the resurrection of large orchestral scores came the demise of their style, and it would eventually be stifled almost completely by the trend of studios using song compilations (in the 80's and 90's) in situations that would have previously called for a mainstream pop score. There are composers working in the 2000's who continue to fill the void (and, in fact, all three of these composers lived past the prime of their era, with Schifrin still composing in the late 00's), but their work is no longer as hip and marketable. Still, when in the prime of their popularity, these three artists accumulated awards nominations and wins at a staggering rate, equaled only by John Williams in the Bronze and Digital eras. In 1999, a series of compilations released by Hip-O Records paid tribute to these jazz, pop, and easy listening composers and their original songs and scores for motion pictures. The compilations aren't aimed at the same crowd that typically buys film music today, except for the holdovers from the previous generation. But fight this music as they may, there needs to be a tribute to these men for their role in bringing film music to the mainstream during that era, and these albums serve that need. The first two of the series were those dedicated to Quincy Jones and Burt Bacharach, with the music on both varying greatly from track to track as you might expect.



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The Reel Burt Bacharach Tracks   ▼Total Time: 56:52
• 1. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (from "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid") - Burt Bacharach (2:31)
• 2. Look Of Love, The (from "Casino Royale") - Dusty Springfield (soundtrack version) (4:09)
• 3. Lost Horizon (from "Lost Horizon") - Shawn Phillips (2:32)
• 4. Something Big (from "Something Big") - Mark Lindsey (2:19)
• 5. April Fools, The (from "The April Fools") - Marvin Hamlisch (3:57)
• 6. Finder Of Lost Loves (from "Finders Of The Lost Love") - Dionne Warwick (4:40)
• 7. What's New Pussycat (from "What's New Pussycat") - Tom Jones (2:20)
• 8. House Is Not A Home, A - Burt Bacharach (3:32)
• 9. Rome Will Never Leave You - Richard Chamberlain (2:30)
• 10. Liberty Valance, (The Man Who Shot) (3:00)
• 11. Casino Royale (from "Casino Royale") - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Band (2:37)
• 12. Made In Paris - Trini Lopez (2:22)
• 13. Long Ago Tomorrow - B.J. Thomas (4:00)
• 14. Seconds (from "Promises, Promises") - Gladys Knight & The Pips (3:58)
• 15. Arthur's Theme (from "Arthur") - Christopher Cross (3:53)
• 16. Love Is My Decision (from "Arthur 2: On The Rocks") - Chris De Burgh (4:07)
• 17. Best Of Times, The (from "Arthur 2: On The Rocks") - Burt Bacharach (4:20)
The Reel Qunicy Jones Tracks   ▼Total Time: 58:36
The Reel Lalo Schifrin Tracks   ▼Total Time: 45:51

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All three releases have superb and thorough liner notes.
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