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Merry War [Soundtrack, Import]

Mike Batt Audio CD

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1. The Aspidistra Suite: First Movement- Poetry And Torment
2. The Aspidistra Suite: Second Movement-Love And Passion
3. The Aspidistra Suite: Third Movement-A Bright Future
4. Main Title
5. Bugger The Blasted Daffodils
6. Walking To Ravelston's House
7. It Tolls For Thee, Gordon
8. The Poet At Work
9. The Cancelled Party
10. Find The Editor And Kill Him
11. A Kiss Down An Alleyway
12. Off To The Countryside
13. A Bower Made For Us
14. Trudge Home After Day Out
15. Booking At Modigliani's
16. The Aspidistra Quickstep
17. The Aspidistra Waltz
18. The Aspidistra Foxtrot
19. Sad Bit After Gordon Is Sacked
20. I Never Want To See You Again
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This original music for the film based on George Orwell's novel Keep the Aspidistra Flying has all of the quaint and cottage-like charms of a modern symphonic score as well as the tedium. It opens with Mike Batt's three-movement orchestral "Aspidistra Suite," a mélange with shades of Baroque, Romantic, and pastoral, as well as a few comical touches. But the disc gets a bit more interesting afterward in its progression of individualized tracks with descriptive titles like "A Kiss Down an Alleyway" and "Tea with the Undertaker." There is even a dash of cozy cocktail music and a closing vocal version of the main title by Colin Blunstone. Still, the tried-and-true variations on a theme can be underwhelming for those not reinforced by the actual story. --Joseph Lanza

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5.0 out of 5 stars more on the track listings 6 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Aspidistra Suite : Poetry and Torment, Love and Passion. Original Film Soundtrack : A Bright Future, The Main Title, Bugger the blasted daffodils, Walking to Ravelston's house, It tolls for thee, Gordon, The poet at work, The cancelled party, Find the editor and kill him, A kiss down an alleyway, Off to the country side, A bower made for us, Trudge home after day out, Booking at Modigliani's, The Aspidistra Quickstep, The Aspidistra Waltz, The Aspidistra Foxtrot, Sad bit after Gordon is sacked, I never want to see you again, Tea with the undertaker, At last Gordon gives Rosemary a really good seeing to, The first day of Spring, Rosemary announces that she is pregnant, Gordon returns to work, Walking home, Tiger In The Night (vocal: Colin Blunstone). Wonderful!Wonderful! Mike Batt and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The music is described as "gently romantic theme, baroque-like 'Walking to...,' passionate 'A bower made...'" And Colin Blunstone's voice is described as "haunting."
5.0 out of 5 stars This music is to die for. 6 Jun 2014
By M.J.Caswell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I looked for this CD for a long time and was so glad to find it here. I play it so often I believe I could hum it without benefit of the score.
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