Wednesday , December 7 2022

Scores and Cast Albums

Music Reviews: ‘Girl from the North Country’ Soundtrack, plus Explorer Tapes, Oregon, Sierra Ferrell, and Ben Bostick

Must-hear covers of Bob Dylan songs fill the soundtrack to Broadway's 'Girl from the North Country.' Also reviewed: a pop-rock gem from Explorer Tapes, a live set from Oregon, newcomer Sierra Ferrell, and Ben Bostick's excellent fourth CD.

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Music Review: Laurent Eyquem – ‘Nostalgia’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Nostalgia Soundtrack (Laurent Eyquem)

The 'Nostalgia' score easily earns high marks (3.5 stars), as French composer Laurent Eyquem showcases piano, strings, and horns in essential music that emits amazing emotion, even at a fairly minimal 31-minute running time.

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Music Review: Ramin Djawadi/Various Artists – ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Composer Ramin Djawadi and various artists, including Sia and Sade, combine their works on the recommended (3 star) musical score released by Walt Disney Records to the fantasy adventure 'A Wrinkle in Time.'

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Music Review: Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow – ‘Annihilation’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Annihilation Soundtrack

Composers Goeff Barrow and Ben Salisbury team up for the impressive, highly recommended (3.5 star) musical score released by the pairing of Lakeshore Records and Invada Records to the sci-fi thriller 'Annihilation.'

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Music Review: Ludwig Göransson – ‘Black Panther’ Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack

Göransson drew upon the International Library of African Music (ILAM) for his impressive 135-minute, 28-track musical score. It features a 132-piece western classical orchestra, African percussionists, and a 40-person choir.

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Music Review: John Williams – ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’

At 85 years old, John Williams continues his prolific musical career with the quality original motion picture soundtrack to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the second film in the new Star Wars film trilogy and eighth overall in this popular film series. This musical score yields many galactic goosebumps with emotional movements …

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Music Review: Michael Giacchino – ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’

Giacchino creates another stellar musical score where he holds his own compared to others in the film series (Danny Elfman, James Horner, Christopher Young, etc.).

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