VICTOR YOUNG AT PARAMOUNT soundtrack | ©2014 Kritzerland Records

Kritzerland continues to mine for golden age soundtracks in the Paramount peak, doing impressive sonic excavations on many gems well past five decades old (practically pre-history in soundtrack terms nowadays), no more so than in their compilations celebrating fairly obscure work by composers during their tenure with the studio. Now Kritzerland follows up their “Franz Waxman at Paramount” album with this triptych featuring Victor Young, the prolific, and manly-sounding composer of over two hundred soundtracks (THE QUIET MAN and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS among them) whose nevertheless best remembered tune today is the eternal song “When I Fall […]Read On »


CD Review: SHANE soundtrack (2,000 edition)

SHANE soundtrack | ©2012 La La Land Records

After releasing Jerry Goldsmith’s entertaining scores to STAGECOACH and RIO BRAVO, La La Land Records’ wagon train hits a bona fide western classic with “Shane.” Perhaps no film, or score better personified the lone gunfighter in white than this legendary collaboration between filmmaker George Stevens (GIANT) and composer Victor Young (THE QUIET MAN). The musician had plenty of experience on the range with scores like STREET OF LAREDO and RIO GRANDE. And while Stevens had served as he’d ridden it as a director since his time spent in 1935 with ANNIE OAKLEY. Stevens couldn’t have hoped for a more iconic […]Read On »

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