- Audio CD (23 July 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Soundtrack, Import
- Label: Silva America
- ASIN: B000004BR9
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 594,314 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. The Man Who Knew Too Much Prelude|
|2. The Trouble With Harry-A Portrait Of Hitch|
|3. Vertigo Prelude|
|5. Vertigo-Scene D'Amour|
|6. North By Northwest Overture|
|7. North By Northwest-Conversation Piece|
|8. Psycho-Prelude/The City/The Drive/The Shower...|
|9. Marnie Prelude|
|10. Torn Curtain Main Title|
|11. Torn Curtain-Gromek|
|12. Torn Curtain-The Killing|
I must say there are one or two small things that annoy me about this collection.... the first is the change in key from minor to major for the stinger end to the theme from "North By Northwest"..."The Wild Ride". But, as I have heard it on other CDs by other artists, I will not split hairs.
Second, the tantalizing taste of Torn Curtain. I would have liked more... of most of these movies....
This CD almost has it all.... the trouble with Harry...Vertigo... Psycho... Marnie...North by Northwest..Torn Curtain.. It's great!
Look at the price. Can't you afford this minimal investment to hear Herrmann as he was meant to be heard! So buy it already!
PS: I might also warn you away from another collection. The LA Symphony re-recording of Salosan (sp?) is by no means as good. But it may have one or two more themes that you haven't heard elsewhere. But I absolutely detest the speeded up version of the North By Northwest theme...TOO FAST..and that damn stinger end. But that is another review....