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Essential War Film Themes
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 19 July 2008
This is another pretty average collection of War Movie themes.They are not original sound tracks but are themes performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Before purchasing I tried various websites to try and establish if they were original sound tracks but all the supporting information failed to mention this! I took the plunge and paid Play.com £4.99. As a collection it's probably one of the better CD compilations of these themes. However if you are used to hearing the originals in all their glory, a few of these will make you cringe.
One day these music companies will get their heads together and we will get a collection of the Original film sound tracks ... here's hoping!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 17 July 2008
Tracks performed by City of Prague Philharmonic. If you collect the Silva Screen "Re-issued Re-recorded Digital Film Scores" releases, you've probably got all these several times over already...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 November 2008
I am by no means a classial music buff (Metallica is my thing) but I do like a good war film and hence, a film tune to go with it. The beauty of this type of 'best of' collection is that you don't have to be a classical music fan to enjoy this package. Most of the theme tunes here are well known to all and are performed to a high standard (to my ear) by the City of Prague Orchestra.

This kicks off (pardon the pun) with 'The Great Escape', a tune the whole nation can whistle, a fantastic way to grab your attention. 'Dambusters', '633 Squadron', 'Guns of Navarone' and my personal fave 'Battle of Britain- Luftwaffe March' (how come the Germans get the best music in that film?) feature on CD1.

CD2 gives us 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Band of Brothers', 'Empire of The Sun' and 'Bridge At Remagen' to name but a few. Each one played, as mentioned, to a very high standard.

Included is a booklet giving each piece a brief description and the odd bit of interesting trivia, such as... 'John Williams wrote the music for Midway. His next job was Star Wars- you can hear similarities'

I have played and played both CD's, enjoying what I hear, which is helped by knowing the movies and music related to them. I would imagine this is a great gift for dad's who may not be mad on classical music but enjoy a war film or two.

This is ideal as a Christmas/Father's day present. I bought it for myself and I'm glad I did!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2013
Preferably I try to get originals, however I have found that any Prague Philharmonic Orchestra recordings are very good. After buying their James Bond collection, I jumped at this CD, along with their Sci-Fi movies and western CD's.
Some fall a little short, but overall they are very good, especially if you want a decent range of movie's themes without buying a ton of CD's.
Western Film ThemesGreatest Sci-Fi Film ThemesJames Bond - Ultimate Collection
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 May 2014
Although I bought this for one tune as the song to play when leaving the church for my father's funeral, I so wish I had bought it for him when he was around to enjoy it. He would have loved it - highly recommend this for your older guy's present
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2011
This album is really good value. It features great renditions of classic war movie tracks plus two TV series. All played by an orchestra to a high standard.
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on 27 September 2014
What a little cracker of a CD this is! It has a wide range of music - all the old favourites and plenty of music that were not known to me. I thoroughly enjoy playing it. Some of the arrangements are a little different, but very enjoyable and at this price, its an absolute bargain. Thank you.
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on 25 July 2013
What a great cd. The music on the cd are great. If you listen to cd, you can picture the war film in your head. The cd came to me within few days of ordering. The package was good and kept the cd safe.
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on 25 December 2013
Fun fun fun fun! Inspiring to write at the same time. Memories keep flooding back. Imagination racing forward to meet me on the page.
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on 13 December 2012
A good CD with lots of familiar tunes from the war movies on which are well played by the artists.
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