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Jerry Goldsmith: 40 Years of Film Music Soundtrack album for sale by Jerry Goldsmith was released Aug 09, 2005 on the Silva America label. All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology. Jerry Goldsmith: 40 Years of Film Music Soundtrack songs This four-disc set compiles some of the most enduring and best-loved work by film composer Jerry Goldsmith. Jerry Goldsmith: 40 Years of Film Music Soundtrack album for sale Superbly compiled and sequenced, 40 YEARS OF FILM MUSIC amounts to a lavish retrospective of Goldsmith's career, and is a fitting tribute to his memory (Goldsmith passed away in 2004). Spread out over the four discs (equaling 280 minutes of music), are highlights from Goldsmith's scores to CHINATOWN, PAPILLON, PATTON, THE OMEN, ALIEN, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, POLTERGEIST, and L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, among many others. Jerry Goldsmith: 40 Years of Film Music Soundtrack CD music is a 4-disc set with 57 songs. ...See Full Description
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Jerry Goldsmith: 40 Years of Film Music Soundtrack Album Track Listing
|1||Blue Max Suite for orchestra: Overture See All 2|
|2||Blue Max Suite for orchestra: First Flight See All 2|
|3||Blue Max Suite for orchestra: The Bridge See All 2|
|4||Blue Max Suite for orchestra: The Attack See All 2|
|5||Blue Max Suite for orchestra: Finale See All 2|
|6||Work (s): Television Themes|
|7||In harm's way, film score: Suite. Intermezzo / The Rock / Final Victory|
|8||Work (s): Motion Pictures|
|9||Generals Suite, for orchestra|
|10||Tora! Tora! Tora!, film score: Main Title|
|11||Wild Rovers, film score: Bronco Bustin'|
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|12||Pursuit, television film score: Theme|
|13||Wind and the Lion, film score: Suite. Raisuli Attacks / I Remember|
|1||QB VII, television film score: Suite. Main Title|
|2||QB VII, television film score: Suite. Holocaust|
|3||QB VII, television film score: Suite. Visit to the Sheikh|
|4||QB VII, television film score: Suite. The Wailing Wall|
|5||QB VII, television film score: Suite. Kaddish for the Six Million|
|6||Waltons, television score: Theme|
|7||Papillon, film score: Out to Sea|
|8||Police Story, television series theme|
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|9||Omen, film score: Suite|
|10||Capricorn One, film score: Overture|
|11||Swarm, film score: Suite. The Bees Arrive / End Title|
|12||Boys From Brazil, film score: Suite. Waltz / The Boys|
|13||Great Train Robbery, film score: Overture|
|14||Alien, film score: The Nostromo / End Title|
|15||Star Trek I, film score: End Titles / Klingon Attack|
|1||Masada, television miniseries score: Main Themes See All 2|
|2||Poltergeist, film score: Main Theme|
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Jerry Goldsmith: 40 Years of Film Music Soundtrack songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6884807|
|Release Date||Aug 09, 2005|
|Engineer||John Luard Timperley; Mike Ross-Trevor; Jan Holzner|
|Recording Time||284 minutes|
|Personnel||Charlotte Kinder - soprano|
|Additional Info||Original Soundtrack|
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Film composer Jerry Goldsmith conducted Britain's Philharmonia Orchestra in a concert of his music at the Barbican Centre in London on March 10, 1987, and on the following day went into a studio and recorded a version of the show with them. It is an interesting redaction of the work of this prolific writer which seems designed to defeat some of the critical notions about him. Basically, the rap on Goldsmith is that, emerging in the dying days of the studio system, he was a composer of highly functional music who swept away the influences of European classical music from Hollywood in favor of a versatile, eclectic approach to scoring that served the images without calling attention to itself and without having the stamp of an individual voice. As such, Goldsmith wouldn't seem like the kind of composer who would have an evening of music devoted to him, unless there was a big screen hanging over the stage. But from the beginning, this album contradicts such an idea, and it's probably no accident that it does so by starting with a five-part suite from The Blue Max, an uncharacteristically ambitious score that was drastically cut in the finished film. Elsewhere, there are suites of television themes and movie themes that are nearly unrecognizable from their sources and a few other major efforts, notably the TV miniseries Masada and "The Generals Suite" drawn from MacArthur and Patton. This is a highly selective assembly that, for example, ignores Goldsmith's sole Oscarâ winner, The Omen, but it makes the point that, somewhere in his vast catalog, there are powerful individual statements not entirely enslaved to film images. ~ William Ruhlmann
W/Philharmonia Orch.Themes Fr: Chinatown,Poltergeist,Legend +
Recorded at Walthamstow Assembly Hall on March 11, 1987.
Audio Mixer: Mike Ross-Trevor.
Recording information: CBS Studios; Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England.
Arrangers: Mort Stevens; Stanley Black.
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