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Film Music 1980 - 2001

3 Mar 2003

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  • Original Release Date: 3 Mar 2003
  • Release Date: 3 Mar 2003
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 2:19:45
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  • ASIN: B0047BXM6C
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,782 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan James Romley on 27 Feb 2008
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Michael Nyman is best know for his soundtrack to Jane Campion's film The Piano, and for his unique working relationship with British filmmaker Peter Greenaway, from 1980 up until 1993. His work on The Piano remains his most iconic, still being used to this day in bank commercials and on those "new-classical" compilations; whilst his work with Greenaway stands up as some of the most beautiful and intricate pieces of neo-classical "minimalism" ever composed. His work since his last venture with Greenaway, 1992's Prospero's Books has become slightly more melodic, creating memorable and often quite haunting scores for filmmakers as varied as Michael Haneke, Neil Jordan, Andrew Niccol, Patrice Leconte and Michael Winterbottom, and even working with Britpop's favourite son Damon Albarn for the cult cannibal-themed western Ravenous.

Disk one of this excellent two-disk set collects the most memorable pieces from those early Greenway films, with the compilation opening with a live version of Bird List from Greenaway's great mock-documentary The Falls. From here we progress onto the sublime genius of Chasing Sheep Is Best Left to Shepherds and An Eye for Optical Theory taken from Greenaway's post-modern masterpiece The Draughtsman's Contract, both highly influenced by Purcell's The Fairy Queen. The collection then has pieces from other great Greenaway works A Zed and Two Noughts and Drowning by Numbers, before reaching something of a peak with the epic Memorial from The Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By stripeyunited VINE VOICE on 25 Sep 2008
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This isn't the first example of Michael Nyman's cinema work I've bought - I fell in love with the score for The Piano, and I bought the soundtrack for Gattaca without every sitting through the whole film. This double CD is a brilliant opportunity to experience a whole raft of soundtracks he's been involved with over the 20-odd years this covers. Some of the individual film soundtracks sadly do not appear to be available, but even a single track as featured here for some films is better than nothing.

The first CD heavily features work from his many collaborations with Peter Greenaway, whilst the second features tracks accompanying a wider range of directors' work, and it's really fascinating to see the evolution of his style over the years.

The stand-out track for me on here is one of the few original songs Nyman's composed - "If" on CD#2 - a single offering from a Japanese animation of the Anne Frank story.

Nyman's style is not going to appeal to everyone, it's true, but this CD could allow you to discover either a universal appeal, or a preference for the more lyrical and romantic recent soundtracks over the more rhythmic and high-energy earlier work. There is a variety and complexity which will satisfy more than just those who like modern classical music in the minimalist mould.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R.O. P on 17 Jan 2008
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I 've been fascinated by Michael Nyman's soundtracks and films especially in the stylish futuristic Gataca, Carrington, and of course The Piano ,which will remain a classic into future centuries. For this collection it's the heartbreaking string symphonies merged with horns and brassy vintage jazz. I love the album especially disc 2 and can't get enough of the bittersweet neo classical themes. For those of you like me who want an insight in to Nyman's music without buying selected soundtrack's .This album, makes an excellent listen for Nyman , who I've heard described as one of Britains greatest composers, a collection like this is proof.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "theonlynicknameleft" on 4 Jan 2004
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This is an excellent collection of Nyman's work. I purchased it after hearing the amazing soundtrack to "The Piano" and wasn't disappointed. To the untuned ear it is simple, hypnotic, original and emotional. Without losing any of these qualities it is still satisfying to the educated ear. Nyman's branch of minimalist music shares the rhythmic power of Jazz and popular music whilst enjoying fluency of classical orchestration and colour. This is avant-garde music, but still exploits the use of simple, charming melodies and has a much broader appeal than so much new "classical" music. Most of CD1 is written uniquely for his band. Highlights include "Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepherds" (featured in several TV advertisements), and the final three tracks (from "The Piano"). These tracks aside however, CD2 is where you'll find Nyman at his best (for example in "The Burning" and "The Other Side"). A great introduction to Nyman, or a useful compillation of his work to leave in your car.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janet Horsley on 30 April 2013
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The music on disc one was disappointing. Too many of the same type - respective and monotonous tunes - one after the other. They would have been better more spread out. DIsc2 however, was much better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alison.B.Allen on 5 May 2011
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Nyman is unlike any other modern classical composer and this concentrates on his film work; how most of us are familiar with his work.
For me the earlier work is special as it links me with a certain time in my life and also seems to take me out of myself, and access parts of my imagination normally music doesn't reach.
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