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4.0 out of 5 stars Space for much more music, 15 Dec 2010
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Geoffrey W. Fawcett (Sweden) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Carl Davis: Napoleon (Audio CD)
This disc is in all, except one, departments magnificent. The music by Carl Davis is gripping from first to last. The playing of the Wren Orchestra could not be bettered and the recording has plenty of depth and presence. The exception is the playing time...a measly 52 minutes. The blurb accompanying the disc makes much of Davis's great acheivement in writing the longest film score ever at 5 hours and yet all we get is 52 minutes. This smacks of customer rip-off, and although the disc artistically is perfect, commercially it's plain bad value for money. But of course anyone interested in film music and/or Davis's music is going to buy this anyway so I suppose there's no incentive for the releasing company to pay much attention to giving cutomers a good deal for their hard earned cash. I note, with regret, that the disc is
released under Carl Davis's own logo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars re music, 22 May 2014
This review is from: Carl Davis: Napoleon (Audio CD)
really excellent just as i remember from when i watched the film very dramatic and excellently performed by the Wren Orchestra and well done to the brilliant composer Carl Davis.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Multiple references to familiar works, 9 Feb 2013
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Benjamin (UK) - See all my reviews
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An interesting original often dramatic film score for a silent movie with multiple references to very familiar works. Cannot fault the playing or recording.

My main purpose in writing though is just to add a note to the earlier review which criticises the short playing time of this CD: it should be remembered that this was originally released on vinyl as an LP, and as such would have been very good value, LPs were rarely much longer than this, and if so only by a few minutes. One does not usually expect additional material to be recorded to make up the time on a CD without putting up the cost. I am certainly grateful that this music is available at all.
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