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Volumes 1 - 7
(Compilations and Soundtracks)

1998 - 2005



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The Special Merit CDs are chosen at any time during the month for outstanding overall production of a soundtrack or compilation.

The CDs in Red are designated Editor's Choice - BEST OF THE MONTH for those singled out for their excellence. They are chosen anytime within a given month and may not be chosen every month.

The CDs are arranged in alphabetical sequence
by year and by title...


Volume 7 (2005) [64 reviews]

 

Soundtracks = 48:

THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN (Max Steiner)
Editor's Choice - BEST OF THE MONTH For March

ATLANTIS: THE LOST CONTINENT (Russell Garcia) & THE POWER (Miklos Rozsa)

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA -- SEASON ONE (Bear McCreary)

THE BOOK OF STARS (Richard Gibbs) [Special Merit]

THE CHAIRMAN (Jerry Goldsmith)

CINDERELLA MAN (Thomas Newman)

CORPSE BRIDE (Danny Elfman) [Special Merit]

CRASH (Mark Isham)

CUTTHROAT ISLAND (2 CDs)  (John Debney) [Special Merit]

DEEP BLUE (George Fenton)

THE DEVIL'S REJECTS (Tyler Bates)

DREAMER (John Debney) -
Editor's Choice - BEST OF THE MONTH For October

THE DUKES OF HAZARD ( Nathan Barr)

DUST TO GLORY (Nathan Furst)

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (John Carpenter)

EXTREME PREJUDICE (Jerry Goldsmith)

FARSCAPE CLASSICS -- VOLUME ONE (Guy Gross)

LES FELINS (Lalo Shifrin)

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE ( Patrick Doyle)

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (Howard Shore)

HITMAN: CODENAME 47/HITMAN 2: SILENT ASSASSIN
(Jesper Kyd)

HOSTAGE (Alexandre Desplat)

THE HOWLING (Pino Donaggio)

JARHEAD ( Thomas Newman)

JOHNNY BELINDA (Max Steiner) -
Editor's Choice - BEST OF THE MONTH For June

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (Harry Gregson-Williams)

KING KONG ( James Newton Howard)

KISS KISS BANG BANG (John Ottman)

LADIES IN LAVENDER (Nigel Hess) -
Editor's Choice - BEST OF THE MONTH For May

LASERBLAST (Richard Band and Joel Goldsmith)

THE LEGEND OF ZORRO (James Horner)

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS (Alex Wurman)

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (John Williams) -
Editor's Choice - BEST OF THE MONTH For December

MERCENARIES: PLAYGROUND OF DESTRUCTION (Michael Giacchino & Chris Tilton)

MIRRORMASK (Iain Ballamy)

MYSTERIOUS SKIN (Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd)

NON SI SEVIZIA UN PAPERINO & NELLA STRETTA MORSA DEL RAGNO (Riz Ortolani)(2 reviews) 

OLIVER TWIST (Rachel Portman)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Dario Marianelli)

THE PUNISHER (Dennis Dreith)

SEED OF CHUCKY (Pino Donaggio)

STAR WARS: EPISODE III -- REVENGE OF THE SITH (John Williams) (2reviews) 

SYRIANA (Alexandre Desplat)

THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD & TAKE THE HIGH GROUND
(Dimitri Tiomkin) - Editor's Choice - BEST OF THE MONTH For April

UNDEAD (Cliff Bradley)

VALIANT (George Fenton)

WAR OF THE WORLDS (John Williams) [Special Merit] (2 reviews)

THE WEDDING DATE  (Blake Neely)

Compliations = 18:

All-Time Top 100 TV Themes

BAMBI (1942) - Songs by Larry Morey and Frank Churchill/ Score by Ed Plumb [Special Merit]  

Bernardo Bonezzi - Almodovar Early Films

Bollywood: An Anthology of Songs from Popular Indian Cinema

The Chronicles of Narnia - The Television Music of Geoffrey Burgon

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL -- KA - music and songs by Rene Dupere

Drive Time: Route 66  -- music by Elmer Bernstein, Ennio Morricoe, Nelson Riddle, Dimitri Tiomkin and others

The Essential Elmer Bernstein Film Music Collection

The Essential Michel Legrand Film Music Collection

The Film Music of Ron Goodwin

The Film Music of Clifton Parker

The Film Music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The BBC Philharmonic, Ruman Gamba, conductor

MURDERBALL -- 4 score tracks by Jamie Saft
and various songs

Nathan Larson: Film Music

THE PRODUCERS - music and lyrics by Mel Brooks

THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS - Various songs

Three Choral Suites by Miklos Rozsa: BEN-HUR, QUO VADIS, KING OF KINGS [Special Merit]

The Ultimate Movie Music Collection (4 CD set) - Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel, conductor [Special Merit]


Volume 6 (2004) [70 reviews]

Soundtracks = 42:

ALEXANDER (Vangelis) [Special Merit]

AMERIKA (Basil Poledouris)

ATOMIC JOURNEYS & NUKES IN SPACE (William Stromberg and John Morgan)/ TRINITY AND BEYOND (William Stromberg)
Editor's Choice - BEST OF THE MONTH For February

BAD EDUCATION (Alberto Iglesias) - BEST OF THE MONTH For November

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (Richard Gibbs)

BORN FREE (John Barry) [Special Merit]

BRANNIGAN (Dominic Frontiere) [ Special Merit]

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (Michael Suby)

CELLULAR (John Ottman)

THE CHASE (John Barry)

FARSCAPE: THE PEACEKEEPER WARS (Guy Gross)

FINDING NEVERLAND (Jan A.P. Kaczmarek) [Special Merit]

FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (Marco Beltrami)

GERRY ANDERSON'S THUNDERBIRD 6 (Barry Gray)

GODZILLA - 50th Anniversary Edition (Akira Ifukube)

HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (John Williams) [Special Merit]

HEADHUNTER & HEADHUNTER: REDEMPTION (Richard Jacques)

HELTER SKELTER (Mark Snow)

HERO (Tan Dun) [Special Merit]

HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (Shigeru Umebayashi)

JULIUS CAESAR (Miklos Rozsa) - BEST OF THE MONTH For October

KING OF THE ANTS (Bobby Johnston)

THE LAST SAMURAI (Hans Zimmer) - BEST OF THE MONTH For January

LAWS OF ATTRACTION (Edward Shearmur)

LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (Thomas Newman)  

LOGAN'S RUN (Laurence Rosenthal & others) [Special Merit]

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (Bronislau Kaper) [Special Merit]

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (John Debney)

PRANKS (Christopher Young)

THE PUNISHER (Carlo Siliotto)

SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (Edward Shearmur)

SPIDER-MAN 2 (Danny Elfman)

A SUMMER PLACE (Max Steiner) - BEST OF THE MONTH For July

THE TERMINAL (John Williams) [Editor's Choice for June]

TERROR TRACT (Brian Tyler)

THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR (Dave Grusin)

THUNDERBIRDS (Hans Zimmer)

TWO BROTHERS (Stephen Warbeck)

THE UNSAID (Don Davis)

VAN HELSING (Alan Silvestri)

VANITY FAIR (Mychael Danna)

THE VILLAGE (James Newton Howard) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For September

Compliations = 28:

THE ALAMO: Dimitri Tiomkin - The Essential Film Music Collection (Silva Screen) - BEST OF THE MONTH For July

Best of LONE WOLF AND CUB ( La-La Land)

BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH (Sony Classical)

BRITISH FILM MUSIC, Volume One (Pearl)

DUBARRY WAS A LADY & MEET THE PEOPLE (Rhino Handmade)

THE ESSENTIAL NINO ROTA FILM MUSIC COLLECTION (Silva- 2CDs) [Special Merit}

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 ( Jeff Gibbs/ other songs and themes)

THE FANTASY FILM MUSIC OF GEORGE PAL (La-Land) [Editor's Choice, Best of the Month for March]

The Film Music of Dmitri Shostokovich, Vol. 2 [CD of Special Merit]

FINIAN'S RAINBOW (Rhino Handmade)

AN ITALIAN STORY (Rhino)

MARY POPPINS (Special Edition - 2 CDs) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For December

MIKLOS ROZSA CONDUCTS HIS EPIC FILM SCORES (DRG) [Special Merit]

MOST FRIGHTENING MUSIC IN THE UNIVERSE - Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstein, and various classical composers

NOW PLAYING: MOVIE THEMES FOR SOLO PIANO ( Dave Grusin)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - original motion picture soundtrack

THE POLAR EXPRESS

Quiet on the Set: James Galway at the Movies

THE RED SHOES: Music from the Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Simply The Best MOVIE THEMES (Rhino)

A STAR IS BORN (Sony) - Songs by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin [Special Merit]

SUMMER HOLIDAY (Rhino Handmade) [Special Merit]

THREE LITTLE WORDS & YOLANDA AND THE THIEF (Rhino Handmade) [Specal Merit]

TOM SAWYER and HUCKLEBERRY FINN ( Richard M Sherman and Robert B. Sherman)

THE ULTIMATE HORROR MOVIE ALBUM

ULTIMATE MANCINI ( Concord) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For April

THE ULTIMATE PINK PANTHER (RCA/BMG Heritage)

YO-YO MA PLAYS ENNIO MORRICONE -
BEST OF THE MONTH For October

 


 

Volume 5 (2003) [75 reviews]

Soundtracks = 51:

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Erich Wolfgang Korngold) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For November

BELOVED INFIDEL - Music by Franz Waxman

BERNARD HERRMANN: THE CBS YEARS, Vol. 1: The Westerns -
BEST OF THE MONTH For October

BERNARD HERRMANN: THE CBS YEARS, Vol.2: American Gothic

BIG FISH (Danny Elfman) [Special Merit]

THE BIG SKY (Dimitri Tiomkin) - BEST OF THE MONTH For August

THE BUCCANEER (Elmer Bernstein)

CABIN FEVER (Nathan Barr & Angelo Badalementi)

COLD MOUNTAIN (Gabriel Yared &  various songs)

CREEPSHOW (John Harrison)

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL - Music by Bernard Herrmann
- BEST OF THE MONTH For March

DREAMCATCHER - Music by James Newton Howard

ELF (John Debney) [Special Merit]

THE FALL OF BERLIN & THE UNFORGETTABLE YEAR 1919 - Music by Dmitry Shostakovich  [Special Merit]

FRIDA (UMG/Miramax) - Score by Elliot Goldenthal & Various Songs [Special Merit]

GODS AND GENERALS - Score by John Frizzell and Randy Edelman BEST OF THE MONTH For February

THE GUYS - Music by Mychael Danna

HAWAII - Music by Elmer Bernstein -
BEST OF THE MONTH For May

HOME FROM THE HILL - Music by Bronislau Kaper [Special Merit]

THE HOURS (Nonesuch) - Music by Philip Glass

H.P. LOVECRAFTS FROM BEYOND  (Richard Band)

HULK (Danny Elfman)

JOHNNY ENGLISH (Edward Shearmur)

THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE - Music by Alex Parker and Jake Parker

LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION (Jerry Goldsmith)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (Howard Shore)

THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES - Music by Stanley Myers -
BEST OF THE MONTH For April

MATCHSTICK MEN (Hans Zimmer)

THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS (Don Davis)

McQ (Elmer Bernstein [Special Merit]

MONTE WALSH & CROSSFIRE TRAIL - Music by Eric Colvin

THE MISSING (James Horner)

NAQOYQATSI - Music by Philip Glass

NOWHERE IN AFRICA - Music by Niki Reiser

ON DANGEROUS GROUND (Bernard Herrmann) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For December

PEOPLE I KNOW - Music by Terence Blanchard

PETER PAN (James Newton Howard)

PLYMOUTH ADVENTURE - Music by Miklos Rozsa [Special Merit]

POINT OF ORIGIN (John Ottman)

RE-ANIMATOR - Music by Richard Band

RED RIVER (Dimitri Tiomkin) [Special Merit]

SEABISCUIT (Randy Newman) - BEST OF THE MONTH For July

SOMETHING WILD - Music by Aaron Copland -
BEST OF THE MONTH For June

SUNSET BOULEVARD (Varese Sarabande) - Music by Franz Waxman BEST OF THE MONTH For January

TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES (Marco Beltrami) [Special Merit]

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (Steve Jablonsky)

THEY - Music by Elia Cmiral

TIMELINE (Brian Tyler)

TOGETHER - Music by Zhao Lin

THE WICKER MAN - Score and Songs by Paul Giovanni

WINGED MIGRATION - Music by Bruno Coulais

Compliations = 24:

ADAGIO PARADISO (BMG/RCA Victor)

BEST OF THE WEST REVISITED (Breakable Records) [Special Merit]

BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940 (Rhino Handmade)
BEST OF THE MONTH For July

EPICS (Telarc) - BEST OF THE MONTH For October

GAY PURR-EE (Rhino Handmade)

GYPSY (Rhino) [Special Merit]

LOVELY TO LOOK AT & TEXAS CARNIVAL (Rhino Handmade)

MAME (Rhino Handmade)

Beyond Imagination - Songs by the Opera Babes (Sony Classical) - *

BEST FOOT FORWARD (Rhino Handmade)

BORN TO DANCE (Rhino Handmade)

CHICAGO (Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax)

FILM BUSTERS (Denon 5.1 Surround DVD Audio)

GANGS OF NEW YORK (Interscope/UMG)

GOOD NEWS (Rhino Handmade)

Great Movie Love Themes ( Varese Sarabande)

IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER (Rhino Handmade)
BEST OF THE MONTH For February

A MIGHTY WIND  - The Album (Sony)
BEST OF THE MONTH For June

Music from CBS WESTERNS (The Film Music Society)
BEST OF MONTH For April

THE PIRATE (Rhino Handmade) [Special Merit]

ROYAL WEDDING (Rhino Handmade) [Special Merit]

Something Here: The Film and Television Music of Debbie Wiseman (Silva Screen) [Special Merit]

STORMY WEATHER - The Music of Harold Arlen (Sony Classical)

VARESE SARABANDE - A 25th Anniversary Celebration (4 Discs)
BEST OF THE MONTH For May


Volume 4 (2002) [59 reviews]

Soundtracks = 44:

ALI (Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke)

AMERICAN JOURNEY (John Williams)

ANDROMEDA (Matthew McCauley)

AS IF TO NOTHING (Craig Armstrong)

A BEAUTIFUL MIND (James Horner)

BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL (Hugo Friedhofer) [Special Merit]

BLACK HAWK DOWN (Hans Zimmer)

THE BLACK STALLION (Carmine Coppola and others/ THE BLACK STALLION RETURNS (Georges Delerue) [Special Merit]

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (Dreamworks) - John Williams
BEST OF THE MONTH For December

DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS (Franz Waxman/Themes from THE ROBE (Alfred Newman) [Special Merit]

DIE ANOTHER DAY (Warner Bros.) - David Arnold

ENTERPRISE (Dennis McCarthy)

ENIGMA (John Barry)

FAR FROM HEAVEN (Varese Sarabande) - Elmer Bernstein
BEST OF THE MONTH For November

FAREWELL, MY LOVELY/ MONKEY SHINES (David Shire) [Special Merit]

THE FOUR FEATHERS (Sony Classical) - James Horner  

GOSFORD PARK (Patrick Doyle) - BEST OF THE MONTH For January

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (Warner Music) - John Williams [Special Merit]

HART'S WAR (Rachel Portman) [Special Merit]

IRIS (James Horner) - BEST OF THE MONTH For February

KATE & LEOPOLD (Rolfe Kent & song by Sting) [Special Merit]

KING OF KINGS (Miklos Rozsa) - BEST OF THE MONTH For April

THE LONG HOT SUMMER & SANCTUARY (Alex North)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS (Reprise/WMG) - Howard Shore

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Howard Shore)

LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING (Alfred Newman)

LOVE IS MY PROFESSION (Rene Cloerec) & WHERE THE HOT WIND BLOWS (Roman Vlad)

LUST FOR LIFE (Miklos Rozsa) [Special Merit]

MICHEL LEGRAND BY MICHEL LEGRAND [Special Merit]

MINORITY REPORT (John Williams) - BEST OF THE MONTH For June

MONSTER'S BALL (Ashe & Spencer)

THE PIANIST (Sony Classical) - Wojciech Kilar & F. Chopin

RECORDINGS OF MUSIC FOR FILM (Vincent Gallo)

RED DRAGON (Decca) - Danny Elfman

ROAD TO PERDITION (Thomas Newman)

THE SHIPPING NEWS (Christopher Young)

SIGNS (Hollywood Records) - James Newton Howard -
BEST OF THE MONTH For September 

SPIDER-MAN (Danny Elfman)

SUM OF ALL FEARS (Jerry Goldsmith)

STAR TREK NEMESIS (Varese Sarabande) - Jerry Goldsmith

STAR WARS II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES (John Williams) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For May

36 HOURS (Dimitri Tiomkin)

TRON (Wendy Carlos)

WINDTALKERS (James Horner)

Compliations = 15:

Adolph Deutsch: THE MALTESE FALCON and other classic film scores 1941-1944 ( Marco Polo) - BEST OF THE MONTH For September

ALEXANDER 'S RAGTIME BAND (Songs by Irving Berlin/Musical Direction by Alfred Newman)(Screen Archives Entertainment) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For December

Benjamin Frankel - Music for the Movies

CINEMA ITALIANO (Conducted and Arranged by Luis Bacalov)

8 FEMMES (Songs and Score by Krishna Levy) - Fidelite Productions/WEA Music France

The Fantasy Album (2 CDs)(Silva Screen ) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For October

Goldsmith Conducts Goldsmith -
BEST OF THE MONTH For March

Marilyn Monroe -Songs and Dances from the Diamond Collection
[Special Merit]

Max Steiner : The RKO Years, 1929-1936  (BYU FMA) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For November]

Movie Adagios

Music For The Movies Of Clint Eastwood ( Warner Sunset)

Paramount Pictures 90th Anniversary: Memorable Scores (Sony Classical)

Previn Conducts Korngold - THE SEA HAWK, THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX, CAPTAIN BLOOD, THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (Deutsche Grammophon)- BEST OF THE MONTH For April

Things to Come: Original Film Music Themes 1935-1947 ( Naxos)

WAY OUT WEST - The Essential Western Film Music Collection 2
[Special Merit]

 

 


Volume 3 (2001) [ 81 reviews]

Soundtracks = 60:

AFRICA ( Alex North) - Prometheus (Limited Edition)  

A.I. (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE) ( John Williams) -
Warner Sunset/Warner Bros - BEST OF THE MONTH FOR JULY

ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (Marty Stuart, Kristin Wilkinson, Larry Paxton) - Sony Classical - BEST OF THE MONTH For January

ALONG CAME A SPIDER ( Jerry Goldsmith) - Varese Sarabande      

ATLANTIS: The Lost Empire ( James Newton Howard) - Walt Disney -
BEST OF THE MONTH For June

BAND OF BROTHERS ( Michael Kamen) - Play Tone/Sony Classical -
BEST OF THE MONTH For September

BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS & HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP ( James Horner) - GNP Crescendo

BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF ( Bernard Herrmann) - Film Score Monthly (Limited Edition) - BEST OF THE MONTH For February

BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES ( Hugo Friedhofer) - Label X [Special Merit]

BRIDE OF THE WIND (Stephen Endelman, Gustav Mahler, Alma Mahler) - Deutsche Grammophon [Special Merit]

BROTHER ( Joe Hisaishi) - Silva Screen   

CANONE INVERSO ( Ennio Morricone) - Pacific Time Entertainment [Special Merit]

CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN ( Stephen Warbeck) - Decca
[Special Merit]

THE CAVEMAN'S VALENTINE ( Terence Blanchard) - Decca

CLEOPATRA ( Alex North) - Varese Sarabande -
BEST OF THE MONTH For April

CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LOS ANGELES ( Basil Poledouris) - Silva Screen

DRACULA 2000 ( Marco Beltrami) - Promotional

ENEMY AT THE GATES ( James Horner) - Sony Classical

THE FINAL CONFLICT (Jerry Goldsmith) - Varese Sarabande
[Special Merit]
 

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN and FLYERS ( Basil Poledouris) - Prometheus (Limited Edition)

FROM THE TERRACE ( Elmer Bernstein) - Film Score Monthly (Limited Edition)

THE FUGITIVE ( Pete Rugolo) - Silva Screen

THE GIFT ( Christopher Young) - Promotional Use

GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS ( Michiru Ohshima) - GNP Crescendo

HANNIBAL ( Hans Zimmer) - Decca

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE ( John Williams) - Warner Sunset/ Nonesuch/ Atlantic [Special Merit]

THE HAUNTED PALACE & THE PREMATURE BURIAL ( Ronald Stein) - Percepto

HEARTS IN ATLANTIS (Mychael Danna & Oldies Songs) - Decca

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE ( Cyril Mockridge) - FSM [Special Merit]

IL CONTE MELISSA ( Marco Werba) - Hexachord

IRON MONKEY ( James L. Venable) - GNP Crescendo

JURASSIC PARK III ( Don Davis) - Decca

K-PAX ( Edward Shearmur) - Decca

THE LAST CASTLE ( Jerry Goldsmith)  - Decca

THE LAST VALLEY ( John Barry) - Silva Screen -
BEST OF THE MONTH For December

THE LION IN WINTER & MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS ( John Barry) -
Silva Screen - BEST OF THE MONTH For October

THE LUZHIN DEFENCE ( Alexandre Desplat) - Silva Screen [Special Merit]

A  MAN CALLED PETER ( Alfred Newman) - Film Score Monthly
[Special Merit]

THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE ( Carter Burwell) - Decca

MEET THE PARENTS ( Randy Newman) - Dreamworks

THE MEXICAN ( Alan Silvestri) - Decca

MISTS OF AVALON ( Lee Holdridge) - Varese Sarabande

More Music from GLADIATOR ( Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard) - Decca    

THE MUMMY RETURNS ( Alan Silvestri) - Universal

Music From M SQUAD ( John Williams, Benny Carter, Count Basie, Stanley Wilson/  Music From MIKE HAMMER ( Dave Kahn, Melvyn Lenard) - Collectibles Records [Special Merit]

THE MUSKETEER ( David Arnold) - Decca  

MYTHODEA (Vangelis) - Sony Classical  


THE OMEN - THE DELUXE EDITION ( Jerry Goldsmith) - Varese Sarabande
[Special Merit]

THE OTHERS ( Alejandro Amenabar) - Sony Classical -
BEST OF THE MONTH For August

PHAR LAP/ ZEUS AND ROXANNE ( Bruce Rowland) - Percepto 

PLANET OF THE APES ( Danny Elfman) - Sony Classical

RIO LOBO ( Jerry Goldsmith) - Prometheus [Special Merit]

ROBOCOP: PRIME DETECTIVES ( Norman Orenstein) - GNP Crescendo    

RUBY CAIRO ( John Barry) - Prometheus -
BEST OF THE MONTH For May

SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE ( Dan Jones) - Pacific Time Entertainment

THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO & 5 FINGERS ( Bernard Herrmann) -
Marco Polo - BEST OF THE MONTH For November

THE SON OF KONG and THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME ( Max Steiner) - Marco Polo - BEST OF THE MONTH For March

SPY GAME ( Harry Gregson- Williams) - Decca

THREE WORLDS OF GULLIVER ( Bernard Herrmann)

 WHERE EAGLES DARE ( Ron Goodwin) - Chapter III

 

Compliations = 21:

THE CARDINAL - The Classic Film Music of Jerome Moross (Silva Screen) - BEST OF THE MONTH For February

CAST AWAY - The Zemeckis/Silvestri Collection ( Varese Sarabande) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For April

CELLULOID COPLAND - World Premiere Film Music (Telarc) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For January

CON PASSIONE  - Music by Mark McKenzie (Promotional) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For July

CRITIC'S CHOICE - Leonard Maltin's Best Movie Themes of the '90s (Atlantic)

THE FILM MUSIC OF JERRY GOLDSMITH (Telarc) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For October

FILM MUSIC - John Morgan & William Stromberg (Promotional) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For August

THE GODFATHER TRILOGY - 30th Anniversary (Silva Screen) 

GONE WITH THE WIND: The Essential Max Steiner Film Music Collection (Silva Screen)

HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA - GREATEST HITS ( Philips) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For June

IN SESSION - A Film Music Celebration ( Varese Sarabande) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For May

MAN OF GALILEE: The Essential Alfred Newman Film Music Collection (Silva Screen) [Special Merit]

THE MAN WHO CRIED (Sony Classical)   

MOVIE CLASSICS - Music from Famous Films ( Philips)

Music from the Movies ( Deutsche Grammophon)

SHAKESPEARE AT THE MOVIES (2 CDs)(Silva Screen)

SPELLBOUND: Great Film Themes In Original Versions (Memoir Classics)

SPY KIDS (Chapter III Records)  

STAR WARS - The Sound of Hollywood ( Philips) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For November

WALKABOUT plus other film scores by John Barry (Silva Screen)

THE WINGS OF A FILM - The Music of Hans Zimmer (Decca)

 

 


    Volume 2 (2000) [84 reviews]

 

Soundtracks = 64:

ADVENTURES OF CONAN : SWORD AND SORCERY SPECTACULAR ( Basil Pouledouris) - Super Tracks

AGNES BROWNE (Paddy Maloney) - Decca CD (March)

ALL ABOUT EVE & LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN ( Alfred Newman) - FSM - BEST OF THE MONTH For August

AMANDA ( Basil Poledouris) - Prometheus

AMERICAN BEAUTY ( Thomas Newman) - Dreamworks CD (January) 

ANNA AND THE KING ( George Fenton) - LaFace CD
BEST OF THE MONTH For January

THE BEASTMASTER/ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ( Lee Holdridge)( April)

BLESS THE CHILD ( Christopher Young) - GNP Crescendo

THE CHALLENGE ( Jerry Goldsmith) - Prometheus ( April)    

THE CIDER HOUSE RULES ( Rachel Portman) - Sony Classical CD (February)

CLASH OF THE TITANS ( Laurence Rosenthal) - PEG Recordings

THE COMANCHEROS ( Elmer Bernstein) - FSM Silver Age Classics ( June)

THE CONTENDER & DETERRENCE ( Larry Groupe) - Citadel

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (Tan Dun) - Sony Classical
BEST OF THE MONTH For December

DE ESO NO SE HABLA (I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT) ( Nicola Piovani) - Pacific Time Entertainment CD (January)

DEVOTION ( Erich Wolfgang Korngold) - Marco Polo CD (February)

DINOSAUR ( James Newton Howard) - Walt Disney Records

DOLPHINS ( Steve Wood) - Pangea ( June)

THE DUELLISTS & THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS ( Howard Blake) - Promotional - BEST OF THE MONTH For November

EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT (Micky Erbe & Maribeth Solomon)- Sonic Images (March)

EAST-WEST (EST-OUEST)( Patrick Doyle)(Sony Classical)(March)

THE EGYPTIAN ( Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman) - Marco Polo CD BEST OF THE MONTH For February

ERIN BROCKOVICH ( Thomas Newman) - Sony/ Jersey Records ( April)

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK ( John Carpenter/Alan Howarth) - Silva ( June)

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD ( Richard Rodney Bennett) - Chapter III Records

FLASH GORDON ( Howard Blake) - Promo (May)

THE FOG - New Expanded Edition ( John Carpenter) -  Silva Screen        

FARSCAPE ( Guy Gross and SubVision) - GNP Crescendo

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY ( Bill Conti) - Ryko (May)

THE 4TH FLOOR ( Brian Tyler) - GNP Crescendo (May)

GALAXY QUEST ( David Newman) - Promo CD (February)

GIOVANNI FALCONE ( Pino Donaggio) - Pacific Time Entertainment (April)

GLADIATOR ( Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard) - Decca -
BEST OF THE MONTH For May

GODZILLA 2000 ( Takayuki Hattori) - GNP Cescendo ( June)  

GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN ( Ennio Morricone)/DARK OF THE SUN ( Jaques Loussier) - Chapter III 

HAMMETT ( John Barry) - Prometheus Recoords

HIGHLANDER ENDGAME ( Stephen Graziano and Nick Glennie Smith) - GNP Crescendo

HIGH ROAD TO CHINA ( John Barry) - Promo (May)  

ISN'T SHE GREAT? ( Burt Bacharach) - Decca CD (February)

JAWS - Anniversary Collector's Edition ( John Williams) - Decca

JESUS ( Patrick Williams) - Angel/ Sparrow Records -
BEST OF THE MONTH For April

JOSEPH - KING OF DREAMS ( Danny Pelfrey & John Bucchino) - Dreamworks

JOURNEY OF MAN ( Benoit Jutras) - Sony Classical (May)

THE LEGEND OF 1900 ( Ennio Morricone) - Sony Classical (January)

MEDAL OF HONOR ( Michael Giacchino) - Dreamworks (February)

MEDAL OF HONOR UNDERGROUND ( Michael Giacchino) - Dreamworks Promo (Soundtrack of Special Merit)  

MR. SKEFFINGTON ( Franz Waxman) - Marco Polo (March)

THE NINTH GATE ( Wojciech Kilar) - Silva Screen (March) 

NOTES OF LOVE ( Franco Piersanti) - Pacific Time Entertainment

OBJECTIVE , BURMA ! ( Franz Waxman) - Marco Polo

ON THE BEACH ( Christopher Gordon) - Varese Sarabande -
BEST OF THE MONTH For September

THE PATRIOT ( John Williams) - Hollywood Records -
BEST OF THE MONTH For July

THE PERFECT STORM ( James Horner) - Sony Classical ( June)       

P.T. BARNUM ( Hummie Mann) - Promo CD (February)

RIO CONCHOS ( Jerry Goldsmith) - FSM Silver Age Classics

SALLY HEMINGS: AN AMERICAN SCANDAL ( Joel McNeely)  - Prometheus BEST OF THE MONTH For June    

THE SKULLS ( Randy Edelman) - Decca ( April)

SPLASH ( Lee Holdridge) - Promo CD (February)     

STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE (The Ultimate Edition)( John Williams) - Sony Classical

SUPERMAN ( John Williams) -  Warner Archives/ Rhino (2 CDs)
BEST OF THE MONTH For March 
 
   

TURBULENCE 2 ( Don Davis) - Pacific Time Entertainment

U-571 ( Richard Marvin) - Promotional

WILD ROVERS & THE LAST RUN ( Jerry Goldsmith) - Chapter III Records

X-MEN ( Michael Kamen) - Decca Records        

 

Compliations = 20:  

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (1950s Television Series) - Varese Sarabande ( April) - BEST OF THE MONTH For April

BEN-HUR: The Essential Miklos Rozsa (2 CDs) - Silva Screen
BEST OF THE MONTH For November 

BEST OF STAR TREK,Volume 2 (GNP Crescendo)

BRITISH FILM MUSIC, Volume II - Pearl Records

CINEMA CONCERTO - ENNIO MORRICONE AT SANTA CECILIA
(Sony Classical) - BEST OF THE MONTH For March

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (and other jungle pictures)(Monstrous Movie Music) - BEST OF THE MONTH For August

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO - The Essential Maurice Jarre Film Music Collection (Silva Screen)(March)

ELECTRIC SHADOWS - Film Music by Zhao Jiping (Teldec)(May)
BEST OF THE MONTH For May

ELMER BERNSTEIN: Music for the Films of Charles & Ray Eames ( Amber)
BEST OF THE MONTH For July 
          

FANTASIA 2000 ( Walt Disney Records)(January) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For [Special Merit]

FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE: Great Film Themes From Modern Chinese Cinema - Silva Screen ( April) 

Hans J. Sallter & Frank Skinner: Universal's Classic Scores of Mystery and Horror ( Marco Polo)( June)

INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS ( Lee Holdridge & German children's songs) - Chapter III Records - BEST OF THE MONTH For January

JOHN WILLIAMS GREATEST HITS 1969-1999 (Sony - 2CDs) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For February 

Movie Memories - A Golden Age Revisited ( Varese Sarabande)(May)

MOVIE MUSIC - The Definitive Performances (Columbia/Epic/Legacy - 2CDs)(January)

NEW MUSIC FOR FILMS, Vol. 2 ( Christopher Franke)(Sonic Images)(March)

PRIME TIME - Original Television Music (Sonic Images)

SPACE 3 - BEYOND THE FINAL FRONTIER (2 CDs)(Silva America)

Roy Webb: CAT PEOPLE - Classic Music for the Val Lewton Films
(Marco Polo)- BEST OF THE MONTH For June
   

 


 

  Volume 1 (1998-1999) [80 reviews]

 

Soundtracks = 50:

ANATOMY OF A MURDER ( Duke Ellington) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For June

ANGELA'S ASHES ( John Williams) - BEST OF THE MONTH For December

AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE ( Jeff Britting) - August

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ( Stu Phillips) - October

BERNARD HERRMANN AT FOX, Vol. 1 - October

BERNARD HERRMANN AT FOX, Vol. 2 -
BEST OF THE MONTH For November

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA & 2 other film scores
( John Carpenter) - July

BITE THE BULLET ( Alex North) - December

THE BONE COLLECTOR ( Craig Armstrong) - November

BREAKOUT ( Jerry Goldsmith) - April

BROKEDOWN PALACE ( David Newman) - October

CITIZEN KANE ( Bernard Herrmann) ( Varese Sarabande CD) - December

CITIZEN KANE ( Bernard Herrmann) (LaserLight CD) -  May

A CIVIL ACTION ( Danny Elfman) - February

CONTRACT ON CHERRY STREET ( Jerry Goldsmith) - October

CRAZY IN ALABAMA ( Mark Snow) - November

DICK ( John Debney) - August

DRACULA ( Philip Glass) - October

DURANGO ( Mark McKenzie) - BEST OF THE MONTH For August

ELIZABETH ( David Hirschfelder) - July

ENTRAPMENT ( Christopher Young) - June

EVER AFTER ( George Fenton) - February

FACADE ( Peitor Angell) - September

HEAVEN'S GATE ( David Mansfield) -   June

HEIDI ( Lee Holdridge) - December

HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN ( Don Davis) - November

THE INCREDIBLE HULK ( Joe Harvell) - December

IN TOO DEEP ( Christopher Young) - November

IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD ( Ernest Gold) - March

KING KONG ( Max Steiner) - BEST OF THE MONTH For October

LA BALIA & DEL PERDUTO AMORE ( Carlo Crivelli) - September

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE ( Gabriel Yared) - April

THE MISSOURI BREAKS ( John Williams) - June

MOBY DICK ( Philip Sainton) - May

NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR ( Dominic Muldowney) - May

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA ( Dimitri Tiomkin) - April

PATTON ( Jerry Goldsmith) & FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX ( Frank DeVol) - BEST OF MONTH For April

PETER GUNN ( Henry Mancini) - BEST OF THE MONTH For July

RAISE THE TITANIC ( John Barry) - BEST OF THE MONTH For September

RAMBO - FIRST BLOOD, PART II ( Jerry Goldsmith) - May

THE RED VIOLIN ( John Corigliano) - BEST OF THE MONTH For May

SEVEN DAYS ( Scott Gilman) - December

SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS ( James Newton Howard) - December

THE SONG OF BERNADETTE ( Alfred Newman) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For July

STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (20th Anniversary)( Jerry Goldsmith) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For March

STAR WARS - EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE ( John Williams) - May

STEPMOM ( John Williams) - BEST OF THE MONTH For January

THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON ( Max Steiner) -
BEST OF THE MONTH For April

TOY STORY 2 ( Randy Newman)

WING COMMANDER (Theme - David Arnold/Score - Keven Kiner)

 

Compliations = 30:

ALFRED HITCHCOCK 100 YEARS: A BERNARD HERRMANN FILM SCORE TRIBUTE ( Milan) [Special Merit]

ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS...Signatures in Suspense (Hip-O)[Special Merit]

ARTHOUSE CAFE 3 - Classic European Film Music (Silva Screen)[Special Merit]

CARL DAVIS - THE WORLD AT WAR, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND OTHER GREAT THEMES (Platinum Entertainment)

CINEMA CENTURY 2000 (Silva Treasury, 4 CDs)    

CINEMA SERENADE 2 - THE GOLDEN AGE (Sony)

CITIZEN KANE - The Essential Bernard Herrmann Film Music Collection (Silva Screen) [Special Merit]

CLASSIC FILM MUSIC OF VICTOR YOUNG ( Marco Polo)[Special Merit]

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: The Essential John Williams Film Music Collection (Silva Screen)            

DR. STRANGELOVE : Music from the Films of Stanley Kubrick (Silva Screen)

EVERGREEN: Music from the Films of Barbra Streisand (Sonic Images)

THE FILM MUSIC OF GEORGE AURIC (Chandos)    

GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION HITS IV (GNP Crescendo)

THE GREAT MOVIE SCORES - From the Films of Steven Spielberg (Telarc)

THE IRON GIANT - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Songs and Score Excerpts) (Rhino)   

IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD (Rhino) [Special Merit]

LEGENDARY FILM COMPOSERS - UNFORGETTABLE SYMPHONIC SUITES (LaserLight)  

THE LION'S ROAR: CLASSIC M-G-M FILM SCORES, 1936-1965 (Rhino) [Special Merit]

LOST IN SPACE (Music by  Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein, Richard LaSalle, John Williams) (GNP Crescendo) [Special Merit]      

MIKLOS ROZSA AT MGM (Rhino, 2 CDs)[Special Merit]

MUSIC FROM THE STAR WARS SAGA ( Philips)

PSYCHO: The Essential Alfred Hitchcok (Silva Screen, 2 CDs)

THE REEL BURT BACHARACH (Hip-O)

THE REEL QUINCY JONES (Hip-O)  

THE SNOW FILES: THE FILM MUSIC OF MARK SNOW [Special Merit]

SOUTH PARK : Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Atlantic)

TWILIGHT ZONE: The 40th Anniversary Collection (4 CDs)
(Silva Treasury) [Special Merit]

WATCH THE SKIES (Sonic Images)

THE WILD WEST: The Essential Western Film Music Collection
(Silva Screen, 2CDs) 

 ZULU: Film Music of John Barry (Silva) [Special Merit]


 

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