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Six Days, Seven Nights
(1998)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Mark McKenzie

Special Performances by:
Randy Edelman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Hollywood Records
(June 9th, 1998)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you enjoyed the calypso and reggae flavor to the score in the film, including the performance by Taj Mahal shown on stage.

Avoid it... if you value coherence and adherence to stylistic boundaries in your scores, or if you've never been fond of Randy Edelman's somewhat plastic action material in the past.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #261
WRITTEN 6/15/98, REVISED 3/31/07
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Six Days, Seven Nights: (Randy Edelman) Ivan Reitman is one of the most unpredictable directors in recent times, answering every film like Ghostbusters with something like Six Days, Seven Nights. Most of the problems relating to the 1998 romantic adventure starring Harrison Ford and Anne Heche were related to a derivative plot that steals ideas from practically every film or show that's ever been made about city folk getting stranded in a tropical paradise. The two stars play their predictable roles in a setting ripe for one-liners, though the script never survives its odd choice to insert pirate attacks into the equation. It's thematically all over the place, never choosing whether or not to really take itself seriously. Also added into the mix was the revelation by Heche halfway through production that she personally preferred female sex partners rather than male ones, an assertion that would immediately infuriate tough-guy Ford and eventually turn out to be false in real life anyway. Almost as predictably unpredictable is composer Randy Edelman's score for Six Days, Seven Nights, wandering all over the map in terms of genre. Several years before, Edelman had been responsible for the underachieving sequel score for Reitman's Ghostbusters 2, one that failed to make use of Elmer Bernstein's original themes and generally fell short in its own right. While the Six Days, Seven Nights score doesn't try to overtly borrow inspiration from the plethora of similar films before it, Edelman does reach for every predictable move in the book. His score features everything that defines his career, and, for the spirit of fun, throws in some style from the books of George S. Clinton for the ambience of the location. The overall effect of the score is one that seems unsatisfying in the whole, but keeps you interested enough during its running time to play the next track. Thus, your reaction to Six Days, Seven Nights will depend on just how enticing or annoying you find the stereotypical Randy Edelman romance and action sounds you've heard in countless other works by the composer.

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Average: 3.17 Stars
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Accurate review from Clemmenson
Krishna Manohar - October 17, 2007, at 7:45 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 47:00
• 1. Into the Mist (1:56)
• 2. Maketea (2:12)
• 3. Pink Kawala (1:03)
• 4. Crashdance (2:41)
• 5. Floating Pontoons (2:30)
• 6. Fixing the Old Beaver (2:58)
• 7. Robin (2:38)
• 8. A Ray of Hope (2:11)
• 9. Quinn's Brilliant Idea (1:30)
• 10. Saying Goodbye (1:19)
• 11. Panorama (2:08)
• 12. Discovery (1:33)
• 13. Lunching with Peacocks (1:52)
• 14. Subways and Skyscrapers (3:24)
• 15. Pirates (2:51)
• 16. Just a Small Snake (2:03)
• 17. End of a Journey (1:05)
• 18. Flying Injured (1:10)
• 19. On the Edge (1:24)
• 20. Six Days and Seven Nights (1:52)
• 21. The Calypsonians --peformed by Taj Mahal (6:29)

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