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Younger & Younger
(1993)
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Co-Composed, Arranged, Co-Performed, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Composed, Co-Performed, and Co-Produced by:
Alex Wurman

Co-Composed and Co-Performed by:
Bob Telson

Co-Produced by:
Percy Adlon
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(February 15th, 1994)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you'd be amused by hearing Hans Zimmer humorously force a touch of Ennio Morricone out of his electronics for this airy, zippy comedy score of surprisingly European tilt.

Avoid it... if only 17 minutes of Zimmer's likable, but not spectacular synthetic music on album cannot justify a remainder from his assistants even though the soundtrack is surprisingly cohesive as a whole.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,723
WRITTEN 3/19/10
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Younger & Younger: (Hans Zimmer/Alex Wurman) An arthouse film from Bagdad Cafe director Percy Adlon that debuted during the Cannes Film Festival in 1993, Younger & Younger went largely unnoticed in the mainstream despite a stereotypically eccentric performance by Donald Sutherland in the lead and a young Brendan Fraser as his son. Their family owns an odd self storage facility in America that has many quirks, from a mysterious old pipe organ deep within to a collection of clients that spans all walks of life. Sutherland's character runs the place as if it were an amusement park, treating his customers as though they were royalty. When the loyal wife to whom he has been unfaithful dies of a heart attack, he begins to suffer from dementia that causes him to hallucinate and see progressively younger versions of his wife. He eventually falls in love with her once again (albeit with her apparition) and the tale concentrates on the wholesome character interactions that accompany the main character's re-discovery. The project remains one of the more obscure in composer Hans Zimmer's career, especially among those works that were released commercially on album. It wasn't uncommon for the ascending composer to take assignments like Younger & Younger at the time, for he had proven a keen ability to score such topics on minimal budgets by applying his synthesizer arrays as a replacement for an orchestra. Ever since the remarkably lively and organic-sounding Driving Miss Daisy caught the attention of the industry, he was called upon to deliver similar results. While obviously exhibiting a different cultural flavor than that earlier success, Younger & Younger offers its film and Zimmer collectors another opportunity to hear the composer generate a significant amount of vivacious energy out of his usual, one-man ensemble. He did receive some help on this production, though, with Alex Wurman stepping in to provide some of the music oriented more towards source usage. Wurman had been an assistant to Zimmer for several years, contributing additional music to several of the composer's high-profile scores of the early 1990's. He would go on to earn his greatest fame in subsequent years for his music for the popular documentary March of the Penguins. Together with another assistant, Bob Telson, original music was penned for the Wurlitzer organ in the story. The coordination of all of these contributions into one cohesive listening experience needs commended even if the result isn't spectacular.

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Average: 2.91 Stars
***** 19 5 Stars
**** 10 4 Stars
*** 16 3 Stars
** 19 2 Stars
* 18 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 38:53
• 1. Vorspiel (8:27)
• 2. My Organ* - performed by Don Jon Vaughn (1:47)
• 3. Roses (1:40)
• 4. Lazy Afternoon (3:42)
• 5. The Morning After* - performed by Don Jon Vaughn (1:41)
• 6. Ghosts in Love (1:14)
• 7. Penny From Heaven (2:04)
• 8. Show Me Your Face** - performed by Donald Sutherland and Lisa Angel (8:05)
• 9. Rabbits* - performed by Don Jon Vaughn (2:14)
• 10. Disco!* (3:46)
• 11. Show Me Your Face (Reprise)** (3:59)
* written or arranged by Alex Wurman
** written by Bob Telson

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The insert includes a picture of Zimmer but no extra information about the score or film.
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