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5.0 out of 5 stars Iconic music from legendary films, 10 Aug. 2014
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To my recollection, there is only one essentially iconic track that most fans of Hitchcock films would find missing on this highly enjoyable album. That track would be the music which is at the very start of "Rear Window." You may remember the opening sequence has bright, joyous and carefree jazz music as the viewer surveys neighbouring apartments and the people in them from James Stewart's viewpoint. The "Rear Window" track on this album comes later in the film. Another inclusion which would have been nice is the music from Rebecca.

Despite the aforestated caveat, I have given this celebration of music from the films of Alfred Hitchcock 5 stars considering number of tracks and the sound quality, both of which are excellent. Most people always think of the "Psycho" theme when they think of music from a Hitchcock film and it sounds great here. Other favourites such as "Vertigo, North By Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Dial M For Murder, Rope, The Trouble With Harry, Strangers On A Train" and "Spellbound" are well represented on the album. A nice bonus is that you get to hear from the man himself, Mr Hitchcock, four or five times on the disc which helped to cement a 5-star rating from me.

As already stated, this 68 minute album has superb sound and comes with an 8 page sleeve, 6 of which are notes from Alan Clayson.

Footnote: I highly recommend the soundtrack to Psycho by the Royal Scottish Orchestra available on Amazon. I bought my copy from Amazon.com as at the time of buying, it was cheaper than buying it from .co.uk - the soundtrack will not disappoint.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderfully spooky, 8 Oct. 2012
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loved this a great mixture of music, which still managed to tingle the spine. good variety of titles from the films - a firm favourite on the journey home
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Hitchcock Comp with Great Packaging, 24 Feb. 2011
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Love the cover, love the music, love the movies, love the man - if you do too this CD will be a treat for you.
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