CD Review: BOUND FOR GLORY soundtrack

BOUND FOR GLORY soundtrack | ©2012 Intrada Records

Of the major soundtrack labels specializing in retro releases, Intrada might have the quirkiest tastes in taking chances on catalogue titles, especially when it comes to movie with a surfeit of songs that might not necessarily appeal at first to score fans. But then, how can you go wrong when those freewheelin’ political tunes are by Woody Guthrie, in the personage of David Carradine in the film BOUND FOR GLORY. An actor most popular in pop culture for wandering the west and kicking ass along the way as KUNG FU master Caine, Carradine got the role of a lifetime in […]Read On »


CD Review: STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME: Ultimate Edition soundtrack

STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME soundtrack | ©2011 Intrada Records

Hardcore fans might be loathe to admit that the most popular entry in the STAR TREK film series (at least until J.J. Abrams re-booted it) was the “save the whales” picture STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME that had the least to do with Gene Roddenberry’s mythology – let alone the movies’ majestically adventurous musical character that had been established by Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner. But dismissive purists aside, there’s no denying the one-off pleasures that abound in the lightweight, character-driven VOYAGE HOME especially in director Leonard Nimoy’s decision to bring a seriously avant-garde composer like Leonard Rosenman aboard […]Read On »


CD Review: A MAN CALLED HORSE soundtrack

A MAN CALLED HORSE soundtrack | ©2011 Film Score Monthly

From the emotionally turbulent breakwaters of EAST OF EDEN to the experimental innards of FANTASTIC VOYAGE and the primal tones that lay BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES, Leonard Rosenman continues to stand as the harbinger of applying avant garde techniques to film scoring- music whose clash of Stravinsky-esque dissonance with traditional melody was just as suited for the concert stage as it was a movie screen. So when given the task of applying a truly authentic American Indian sound to this classic 1970 wilderness adventure, the last thing Rosenman was going to do was go for the soaring, symphonic […]Read On »

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