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5.0 out of 5 stars Formidable, 10 April 2013
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downkiddie "downkiddie" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Agatha Christie's Poirot - Music from the TV Series (Audio CD)
This hugely enjoyable and atmospheric CD perfectly evokes the spirit of Agatha Christie's famous detective. Composer Christopher Gunning's music added enormously to the feel of ITV's magnificient series, and his absence from the newer episodes is one of the main reasons they don't always hit the spot like the old ones did.

No matter, there's so much here to enjoy and bask in the glow of the glory days. This will most obviously appeal to fans of the TV series, but it stands on its own merits as superb musical compositions. The pastoral arrangements of "A Country Retreat" and "To The Lakes" are simply exquisite, up there with the greatest composers. The darker, more mysterious pieces such as "The Double Clue" and "How Does Your Garden Grow" feel more like a film score and are less suited to general listening.

The closing track, "Death on the Nile" is a glorious overture to one of Christie's most famous stories. Another longer, film-score style piece, this one is also good for general listening with its accents of mystery, excitement and the East.

It should be noted 12 of the tracks here have already been released on the 1992 album from Virgin also called Agatha Christie's Poirot. That CD had 14 tracks in total, from there "Death in the Clouds" and "The Plymouth Express" have been omitted here, to be replaced by newer compositions "The Innocence of Caroline Crayle" and "Amyas's Last Painting", and the aforementioned "Death on the Nile".

This new CD is improved by a rearrangement of the track listing, grouping the darker pieces together in the middle rather than mixing them up and slowing the flow by putting some at the start, as on the earlier CD. Fans can live without the missing pieces from the earlier CD, with the new compositions more than adequate replacements, though perhaps devotees will want both albums.

Thoroughly enjoyable, atmospheric and in places exquisite, good stuff.

Full track listing:

1. The Belgian Detective
2. A Country Retreat
3. The ABC Murders
4. Grey Cells
5. To the Lakes!
6. The Double Clue
7. War
8. The Innocence of Caroline Crale
9. Amayas's Last Painting
10. How Does Your Garden Grow?
11. The Death of Mrs Inglethorpe
12. The Height of Fashion
13. One-two buckle-my-shoe
14. The Victory Ball
15. Death on the Nile
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime!, 7 Jun 2013
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A great collection of cues by Christopher Gunning that takes you back following Poirot when solving complex crimes by using his grey cells!!
Highly recommended
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From the famous itv series "Poirot", 8 Dec 2013
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. Simply wonderful, small booklet with informations. I would recommend this for all admirers of David Suchet playing Hercule Poirot, the world famous belgian detective created by Dame Agatha Christie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The spirit of Poirot series, 30 Mar 2014
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I'm a fan of the TV series Poirot, i've got the complete collection and when listening this CD I close my eyes and feel transported into the ambiance of the series. I loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poirot music, 24 Dec 2013
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G. McGuire (Greece) - See all my reviews
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Agatha Christie's Poirot TV series with the excellent David Suchet, includes some extraordinarily strong music thanks to the composer Christopher Gunning. Top class stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerising, 28 April 2014
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D. Klincheva "Bond girl" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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I doubt I can add anything to previous reviews. May be because I absolutely adore the series so I always imagine the scenes and the setting, but I find the music simply genial. Mind you, I'm not a true fan of classical music, I'm into lounge, chill out and equally into dance and reggaeton but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the brilliance of this album. Enjoy!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories, 18 April 2014
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I am an and fan of the TV series which has now come to an end and listening to the music brings back memories of many of Poirot's cases.
The disc and the introductory notes were of a high quality!
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