Jerry Goldsmith & London Symphony Orchestra – The Film Music of Jerry Goldsmith (2003)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:20 minutes | Scans included | 3,76 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,23 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound
Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith has written scores and themes for well over 250 films and TV shows. His work has been thrilling fans for nearly fifty years. Widely acknowledged by his colleagues as a master of his art, Goldsmith has received (in addition to the Oscar for his score to The Omen in 1976) five Emmy Awards, nine Golden Globe nominations, and seventeen additional Academy Award nominations.
Academy Award winning composer Jerry Goldsmith is in peak form with this 2001 Telarc release. The Film Music of Jerry Goldsmith, with Goldsmith conducting the London Symphony Orchestra runs the gamut of his 250 scores for film and television. This recording features works that span over almost five decades. The highlights of this recording are the two separate medleys, one from Goldsmith’s motion picture work and one of from his television work; the “Motion Picture Medley”, which is blended craftily together as a sort of trip through the forty years of film music. The “Medley for Television Themes” is equally diverse as it features works from his television program work. The high point of this recording is Goldsmith’s breathy reading of his “Theme from Rudy, with the London Symphony Orchestra performing it excellently. The “Theme from Rudy is superbly done and comes off sounding more like a work of John Barry or one of Ralph Vaughn-Williams works for string orchestra, with it’s plush strings and atmospheric consonance. This disc was expertly recorded using the Direct Digital Stream or DSD technology, whereby the music never leaves the digital domain adding quality and clarity to the over-all performance and the dynamic of the performance. Goldsmith, with the help of the finely tuned London Symphony Orchestra has created a resume of career highlights, and a recording that is spontaneously alive without being sentimental or overly self-indulgent. The Film Music of Jerry Goldsmith is a finely tuned recording, but many of these pieces are much more enjoyable in their respective films and television programs. Film music serves a bit of utilitarian purpose, guiding the plot and the script through, with this in mind the “Theme from Rudy” is really the only stand-alone masterpiece on this disc, but the other works are excellent.
01. “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”
02. Motion Picture Medley: “The Sand Pebbles” / “Chinatown” / “Air Force One” / “A Patch of Blue” / “Poltergeist” / “Papillon” / “Basic Instinct” / “The Wind and the Lion”
03. Theme from “The Russia House”
04. “The Boys from Brazil”
05. Theme from “Sleeping with the Enemy”
06. Medley of Television Themes: “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” / “Dr. Kildare” / “Room 222” / “Star Trek: Voyager” / “The Waltons” / “Barnaby Jones”
07. Theme from “Rudy”
08. “Twilight Zone: The Movie”
09. Love Theme from “Forever Young”
10. The Generals: “MacArthur” and “Patton”