Warlock - New Presentation
announce an expanded version of their Warlock soundtrack from 1989. Along
with an improved overall sound the electronic elements that were dialled out of
the first soundtrack by the composer have now been restored!
remains quite an oddity amongst Jerry Goldsmith's modern era scores and has
divided fans ever since its release. On hearing Goldsmith was scoring an action
adventure horror movie many thought it would mean a large scale orchestral score
perhaps with Omenesque chorus! But what Goldsmith wrote was a complete contrast;
a low key score with generally muted orchestral forces. A number of action
sequences did bring us some Goldsmith histrionics but there stop-start nature
was in contrast to his rhythmic action scoring style of the time.
Ultimately Goldsmith's approach was correct and complimented the enjoyable film
perfectly. For the original album Goldsmith removed numerous synth work to
favour orchestra but these layers did rob the listener of a better listening
Now you can enjoy the
complete score with everything restored. Order from
- Complete Soundtrack
Land Records announce a new version of the Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack Magic.
Previously released by the Varese CD Club in 2003 and now out of print this should
appeal to fans who missed it first time round. As expected the release gets a
re-mastering as well as including the short 25 second cue missed off the Varese
release "We're gonna be a star". Plus booklet and a great new cover.
The late great
Richard Attenborough's 1978 thriller saw a young Anthony Hopkins play a failing
stand up comedian who's career is turned around when he introduces Fats, a
ventriloquists' dummy, to his act and becomes a major star. But inevitably the
personality of Fats begins to take over and Hopkins' unstable character fights to retain
his personality with tragic consequences, endangering the life of lost love Ann
Goldsmith provided a subdued thriller score, one of his finest. His gentle slow
burning main theme remains the haunting highlight juxtaposed with violent
harmonica to signal Fats' influence. As well as a gentle love theme variant,
typically melancholy in tone, for his relationship with Ann Margaret.
Goldsmith revealed in interview that Hopkins actually attended the sessions for
the score and entertained all in attendance by proving he could throw his voice
just like his character.
The River Wild 2 CD Set
announce a complete presentation of Jerry Goldsmith's exciting action thriller
score for the 1994 film The River Wild. The running time of the score is
now doubled and also comes with a plethora of alternates. Goldsmith's rousing
adventure score is anchored by an arrangement of the traditional piece 'The
Water Is Wide'. Goldsmith transforms the theme into a beautiful arrangement
but its Goldsmith secondary material for the breathtaking vistas, scary white water rapids
and the darker thriller elements that give fans the chance to savour Jerry Goldsmith
adventure scoring at its best. Round it out with a detailed recording by
Bruce Botnick and you get a fantastic start to 2015.
The 2nd disc presents Maurice Jarre's unused score for the first time. This is a
unique opportunity to compare Jarre's take on things with Goldsmith's. Notably
Jarre did not use the Water Is Wide until the end credits and provides an
alternate theme as well as typically aggressive Jarre style histrionics for the
A fantastic opportunity to own two takes for one film over two CDs! Fans get two
composers for the price of one! Order from