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5.0 out of 5 stars Thomas Newman
A splendid album. The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra can always be relied on to deliver great renditions of film scores. Thomas Newman has written some truly memorable material of which here it is well represented. I fully recommend it.
Published on 4 May 2012 by David Ilkley

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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I too bought this album expecting it to be a good range of Thomas Newman's movie soundtracks but was disappointed as the orchestrations had been changed thus losing the magic of the Thomas Newman sound.
Published on 2 Nov. 2012 by Very selective


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 2 Nov. 2012
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I too bought this album expecting it to be a good range of Thomas Newman's movie soundtracks but was disappointed as the orchestrations had been changed thus losing the magic of the Thomas Newman sound.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thomas Newman, 4 May 2012
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A splendid album. The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra can always be relied on to deliver great renditions of film scores. Thomas Newman has written some truly memorable material of which here it is well represented. I fully recommend it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Over-orchestrated, 24 Sept. 2010
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Disappointing collection of Thomas Newman's film music which is often hypnotic but here is rendered in an over the top orchestration.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 6 Nov. 2010
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Great CD if you like the artist, i love it. Hopefully there will be a further album which compiles even more of his great work
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Film Music of Thomas Newman ... City of Prague Philharmonic ... Silva (2008)", 16 Sept. 2008
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Silva Screen Records LTD presents "FILM MUSIC OF THOMAS NEWMAN" (2008) -- Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Fitzpatrick, Nic Raine and Ken Alwyn --- Thomas Newman comes from a family whose relation to soundtrack music is unprecedented --- Since 1994 he has scored at least one Oscar nominated film for each year from The Shawshank Redemption to last year's The Good German --- This collection brings together music from seven of his music --- Oscar nominated soundtracks including the seminal and much imitated theme from American Beauty.

Thomas Montgomery Newman (born October 20, 1955 Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American 8 time Academy Award-nominated film score composer --- He is a member of a film-scoring dynasty in Hollywood that includes his father Alfred Newman, his uncle Lionel Newman, his brother David Newman, and his cousins Joey Newman and Randy Newman (who is best known as a singer and songwriter).

Newman was educated at Yale University, and began his film-scoring career in 1984 with his score for Reckless. His breakthrough came in 1994, when he earned two Academy Award nominations for his scores to Little Women and The Shawshank Redemption; he was the only double-nominee that year. His critical and commercial success has continued in recent years with his scores for American Beauty (winner of the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media), Road to Perdition, Finding Nemo, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Pay it Forward, The Good German and WALL-E. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Wonderful 14 Selections from the Thomas Newman (in the order in which they appear)

1. The Good German: Unrecht Oder Recht (02:32)

2. The Good German: Jedem das Seine (03:16)

3. Road to Perdition: Main Theme (03:52)

4. American Beauty: Plastic Bag Theme (02:51)

5. American Beauty: Dead Already (03:18)

6. The Horse Whisperer: End Title (03:37)

7. The Green Mile (04:00)

8. Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events: The Letter That Never Came (04:00)

9. Little Women (04:10)

10. Cinderella Man (05:31)

11. Finding Nemo: Finding Nemo / Nemo Egg (02:34)

12. Meet Joe Black: Whisper of a Thrill (06:16)

13. Six Feet Under: Theme (02:11)

14. The Shawshank Redemption: End Titles (03:51)

Must ask the following to take a bow ~ James Fitzpatrick and Rick Clark (Producers), always in their pitching, Reynold da Silva (executive producer), James Fitzpatrick, Nic Raine and Ken Alwyn performing the conducting duties, a tremendous asset to every project they undertake --- and the label which made it all possible -- Silva America --- must say this collection is nicely priced as you get more for your moneys worth.

Total Time: 52 mins on 14 Tracks ~ SILCD 1262 ~ (9/16/2008)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 24 April 2013
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I am a big fan of his theme music for films. I ordered this CD quickly seeing several titles I loved but was disappointed when I listened to it. The Shawshank Redemption track was very short and truthfully I didnt realise the soundtrack music wasnt listed on the CD. There were some tracks I didnt really know. I would have liked longer tracks too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Mar. 2015
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Brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars Skip through the first two tracks to a really relaxing album, 12 Jan. 2013
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Except for the first two tracks ( which I find a bit 'heavy') this album is stunning. What a fantastic composer Thomas Newman is! If you're considering buying this album, go for it! You won't regret it....
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