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The Film Music of Jerry Goldsmith
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Telarc International
(July 24th, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release. Both regular CD and SACD versions are available, with the advanced SACD album costing between $8 and $10 more.
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Buy it... if you desire one of Jerry Goldsmith's last concert arrangements of his works, including many more of his popular scores from the 1990's.

Avoid it... if you expect to be impressed by the performances of either Rudy or The Russia House, both of which are lifeless and not resembling the best moments from either score.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #899
WRITTEN 7/18/01, REVISED 11/9/08
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The Film Music of Jerry Goldsmith: (Compilation) Not until the late 1990's did Jerry Goldsmith's conducting career really begin to flourish, when he slowed his pace of composing new scores and spent a larger portion of his time conducting recordings of his own (or other classic composers') pieces for straight-to-album release. Tickets to his concerts in the United States and United Kingdom, among other places, were a hot item during this time, especially since "Goldsmith Conducting Goldsmith" concerts never occurred as frequently as his fans desired. Like John Williams, Goldsmith had arranged several of his best known and favorite film score themes into suites that can be performed by nearly any orchestra. While this excluded performances of his powerful electronically-aided efforts from the 1980's (Hoosiers, Under Fire, Legend, etc.), it also allowed originally smaller-scale score recordings to be heard in performances with the full force of groups such as the London Symphony Orchestra. Also to be reckoned with in his concert works is the lack of noteworthy solo performances from the original recordings. Safe to say, though, if you had the privilege to attend a Goldsmith concert in the late 1990's or early 2000's, you most likely found its contents to be nearly identical to those of this 2001 Goldsmith compilation album from Telarc International. Goldsmith was familiar with the London Symphony Orchestra, and vice versa, and the 2000 recording heard on this album is performed by the talented group without the presence of an audience. Structurally, if Goldsmith chose to present a cue of less than three minutes in length in its original form, he tended to include it as part of a lengthy 20-minute suite (sometimes with other related scores). His concert of choice changed significantly over the last 15 years of his career, inspired by his original, most famous collection of arrangements that became a popular "Suites and Themes" album pressed from a recording with the Philharmonic Orchestra in the late 80's.



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A fine album of Goldsmith themes
Louis Banlaki - July 17, 2011, at 3:07 a.m.
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Wonderful music!
Luis L. - January 16, 2003, at 7:29 p.m.
1 comment  (1795 views)
Agreed, very good compilation of Goldsmith music
Kleptowarlock - October 12, 2001, at 6:07 p.m.
1 comment  (1935 views)
Best Goldsmith compilation ever!
Fernando Gimenez - August 21, 2001, at 10:10 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 69:47
• 1. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (The Enterprise) (4:16)
• 2. Motion Picture Medley (18:21)
      (The Sand Pebbles, Chinatown, Air Force One, A Patch of Blue
      Poltergeist, Papillon, Basic Instinct, The Wind and the Lion)


• 3. The Russia House (Theme) (4:58)
• 4. The Boys from Brazil (Suite) (7:00)
• 5. Sleeping with the Enemy (Theme) (3:14)
• 6. Medley of Television Themes (11:31)
      (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Dr. Kildare, Room 222 Star Trek: Voyager, The Waltons, Barnaby Jones)

• 7. Rudy (Suite) (4:57)
• 8. Twilight Zone: The Movie (Suite) (6:18)
• 9. Forever Young (Love Theme) (3:58)
• 10. The Generals Medley (5:11)
      (MacArthur, Patton)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes notes about Goldsmith's career, but little more than technical information about the recording itself.
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