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Yes, they are comparable. and another thing...
• Posted by: Thomas J. Finch
• Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at 7:54 a.m.
• IP Address: 61.182.255.105
• In Response to: They're not comparable (Etienne)

> I carefully read this lengthy review with much interest. I enjoyed it till
> the part of the enhanced CD. After all, what's the problem. We did not buy
> the CD for the special features but for Howard Shore's score only. As for
> Enya's "intrusion", I really like her two appearances,
> especially the final track, which incredibly sounds like the rest of the
> album. At the end, isn't that Shore's music?? Wasn't Howard Shore involved
> in that song somewhat?
And I cannot be disappointed by the magic
> highly presented in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Williams
> outdid himself on that one. His most brilliant effort since Hook. And
> really, I cannot compare both Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings scores.
> It would amount to comparing apples and oranges.

Why not compare them? They share the same fantasy grouping. They are the two biggest soundtrack albums of the season. There is debate about the "magic" in both of them. Would you rather see a comparison of Lord of the Rings and Spy Game?

Additional comment; It's about time that someone "told the story like it is" regarding the stupid commercializing of these soundtracks. I commend Filmtracks for tearing up Reprise Records for their insulting lack of respect for Shore's music in their advertising. Howard Shore deserves the trading card, not Enya.

Tom




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