V/A, Great Warner Bros. Spectaculars (1979)
Okay, I’m drowning in soundtracks and soundtrack-compilations at the moment. And (mostly) loving it. The same guy that gave me this (and one of the sister volumes – love themes) also sent me a bunch of CDs; so I’m working through those too – finding some scores to films I have never seen and diving right in and really enjoying them. These compilations are hit and miss though of course, not only is the film’s music separated from the images it was written for, it’s now shoved up against different music from different composers for different films. That’s a hard sell. I like some of the pieces here – sure – but this has to be, overall, my least favourite type of film score: the Music of Bombardment. These “early” blockbuster action/drama flicks with their OTT sequences and frame-everything music. It’s not for me. At least not often. But still an interesting history lesson – and with some decent pieces to dig amongst the more rubbishy pieces. Actually the Action Movies one would be the one to get I think!
Sample Track: The Towering Inferno – Main Title (John Williams)
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