Richard Harvey has been around on the film and TV music scene for a long time, but never seems to get the kind of recognition he deserves. Arguably his best known piece is his haunting Elegy, used as the title music for the TV series of P.D. James mysteries featuring her detective Adam Dalgliesh, but this release shows the full extent of Harvey's formidable skills as both composer and orchestrator. Those who warm to film scores such as Miklos Rosza's The Thief of Baghdad and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad or Jerry Goldsmith's score for The Wind and the Lion will love this compendium of well-researched Eastern music and exciting, colourful dramatic underscoring. Superbly played by a London session orchestra, this is a true hidden gem among film scores of the last decade and hopefully its composer will write further substantial scores such as this - he fully deserves to be given the opportunity to do so.