Expanded re-issue of a major
Goldsmith work from the early 70's. An Oscar worthy collaboration
with close friend and mentor Franklin J Schaffner inspired a
lush and memorable theme for one of the composer's most personal
works. Strings, Piano and Woodwinds dominate this heartfelt score,
delving deep into the relationship between McQueen and Hoffman's
characters and their brutal incarceration while a mix of great
escape adventure and bleak drama plays out a relatively sparse,
but perfectly judged score.
This new disc, from Quartet Records, sourced from the original multi
track masters features alternates, expanded cues and unused sections plus source
However, it's one of the album's original cues - A gift From
The Sea that remains the album highlight and notable for
its uninterrupted use in the film without dialogue or sound effects.
A fine example of the trust and respect Schaffner had for the
composer. Recorded in Italy.
Expanded review to follow.