I have never commented on this site before, but this has to be said. Never have I disagreed more with a review. PoA is a breathtaking score and we are fortunate to have it released in its entirety. The change in tone is completely justified in context of the saga. When I compare this score to some that received 5 stars on the site, this review makes me shake my head.
Music as written for the film: *****
Music as heard in context of the saga: ****
Music as heard on the 2018 album: *****
What are your ratings?
(Message edited on Monday, July 1, 2019, at 2:49 p.m.)
I had the chance to hear this score live to the projection, and it was overwhelming. You just have to be a little interested in orchestral music, which the author clearly is not or has a very narrow point of view regarding filmscores.