The result of this collection is it opens up some well known aspects of Silvestri's illustrious film career and thus can be appreciated even by longtime buffs ... and the sound is state-of-the-art and a delight to the ear ... Silva Screen devoted each cue with all the trimmings ... "Film Music Masterworks by Alan Silvestri", all the splendor of this composer on 10 Tracks ... Silvestri creates visual moods for each film he scores ... one of the best contemporary composers working today ... numerous film music to his credit within the history of cinema ... Silvestri continues the mixture of sugarcoated flakes and dramatic action that signatures his work while adding elements from Western scores ... It flows naturally and perfectly from track to track ... If you're looking for a piece of music to capture your heart and a deeper meaning of the film...you've found it...Silva Screen's release traces several decades of film music...featuring "The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra" --- conducted by Paul Ashton, Paul Bateman, Nic Raine and featuring the Crouch End Festival Chorus (as always outstanding)...performing 10 selections, close to a full hour of symphonic suites with a full orchestra sound...all individually wrapped-up into one neat package...just the way "film-score-buffs" like 'em!
10 Selections from the Alan Silvestri Film Score Book (in alphabetical order in which they appear)
Film Music Masterworks
1. THE ABYSS/END CREDITS (1989) (4:27)
2 BACK TO THE FUTURE/MAIN THEME (1985) (3:24)
3. THE BODYGUARD/LOVE THEME (1992) (3:43)
4. CONTACT/END CREDITS (1997) (8:47)
5. JUDGE DREDD/SUITE (1995) (4:50)
6. THE MUMMY RETURNS/MAIN THEME (2001) (5:24)
7. PREDATOR/MAIN THEME (1987) (4:11)
8. THE QUICK AND THE DEAD/MAIN TITLE (3:40)
9. VOLCANO/SUITE (1997) (5:42)
10.WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?/EDDIE'S THEME (1988) (5:03)
Must ask the following to take a bow ~ James Fitzpatrick (compilation producer), always in their pitching, Reynold da Silva (executive producer), Rick Clark (mastered tracks), Paul Ashton, Paul Bateman, Nic Raine performing the conducting duties and featuring the Crouch End Festival Chorus, a tremendous asset to every project they undertake...and the label which made it all possible...Silva America --- the essentials are here, including perennial favorites such "Back to the Future", "The Abyss" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", gotta love it.
Total Time: 49 mins on 10 Tracks ~ SILCD 2009 ~ (9/05/2006)