While NORTH & SOUTH had a good score, it never compares to Bill Conti's magnificent, supersoaringly patriotic sounds of THE RIGHT STUFF. Conti's score even won an Academy Award and still Warner Bros. chose not to release it on tape (1983) and on CD (today). What gives? So what if Conti borrows largely from Holst's THE PLANETS, the combination of Holst and Conti is so wonderful, the sounds give you goosebumps. So what if the film wasn't very popular when it was released (it was still considered the Best Film by most critics in 1983). A lot of movies that do poorly at the box office still get their own CD. Why not THE RIGHT STUFF? Bill Conti, this score may be your best work. I will be FIRST IN LINE to purchase a CD that showcases the entire THE RIGHT STUFF score, and I am certain a million others will be standing behind me. Please read this, Bill (and those of you at Warner Bros.): we need soundtracks today that soar, and THE RIGHT STUFF makes us ALL feel alive (as alive as when you look up and watch a space shuttle launch into the wild blue yonder - how glorious is that). Believe me, you'll be doing the country a favor. THE RIGHT STUFF score, the ENTIRE score, is a CLASSIC, and will live forever.