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Comments about the soundtrack for True Lies (Brad Fiedel)

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Re: Speak for yourself Christian!!!!!
• Posted by: Fraley
• Date: Thursday, May 1, 2003, at 11:30 a.m.
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• In Response to: Speak for yourself Christian!!!!! (Fernando Gimenez)

I have to admit I rather enjoy this score. I find it to be an entertaining light-weight action score. However, I will concede that Fiedel is an aquired taste. This score is as close to mainstream music as I can recall hearing from him, however it still carries the Fiedel style of unusual rhythms and orchestration (using a lot of intentionally synth-sounding samples and metallic clanking percussion). I do think the relatively flat recording of the orchestral steals a lot of the thunder. Anyway, if you have enjoyed any of Fiedel's previous scores, I think you will love True Lies, but if you think Fiedel's score are mostly just noise, this is unlikely to change your mind.

> When you say in your review that the score is not memorable or doesn´t
> have a theme of its own, I would invite you to listen to such remarkable
> cues as Escape from the chauteau (which displays the theme for the movie,
> believe it or not) which is TERRIFIC or the one for the chase scene in
> Washington.
It's true that some cues are not very interesting, but to
> call the score a failure is IMHO totally unfair.
As far as I recall,
> after watching the film in a cineplex in Seattle, I had in mind to
> purchase ths score as soon as possible.
And the two songs you herald
> as the best representation of the movie, are just source cues....I thought
> this site was dedicated to film scores not to inspired by the film music
> or source cues, neither of which I think, the people who visit this site
> are interested in.... So it's not an insult not having them in the CD.

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  • Speak for yourself Christian!!!!!  (1898 views)
       Fernando Gimenez - Thursday, May 1, 2003, at 9:37 a.m.
    •      Re: Speak for yourself Christian!!!!!  (1841 views)    We're Here
         Fraley - Thursday, May 1, 2003, at 11:30 a.m.

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