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Sunday, December 31, 2006


Thought I'd mark the passing of 2006 with a look back at the CDs I most enjoyed listening to during the year. The listings are in no particular order.

Best CDs of New Scores

The Greatest Game Ever Played - Brian Tyler (Hollywood 2061-62541-2)
Annapolis - " " (Varese Sarabande VSD-6709)
Myth - Nathan Wang and Gary Chase (Guts RXCD006)
Merry Christmas - Philippe Rombi (Virgin 0946 341978 2 3)
Yamato - Joe Hisaishi (FLME FLCF-4088)
The Promise - Klaus Badelt (Epic SB5004BC)
Medievil: Resurrection - Bob & Barn (Sumthing Else SE-2023-2)
M:I:III - Michael Giacchino (Varese Sarabande VSD-6733)
XIII - The Last Stand - John Powell (Varese Sarabande VSD-6732)
Dramatic Fantastic - Inon Zur & Various (Bruton BR451)
Superman Returns - John Ottman (Rhino R2 77654)
Blood + - Mark Mancina (Aniplex SVWC 7345)
Directors Cuts: Dramedy (Directors Cuts DCD026)
The Departed - Howard Shore (Silva Screen SILCD1225)
Eragon - Patrick Doyle (RCA 88697 04850 2)

Best CD Releases of Older Scores

Escape to Victory - Bill Conti (Prometheus PCR520)
Silverado - Bruce Broughton (Intrada MAF7096)
Ghostbusters - Elmer Bernstein (Varese Sarabande CD Club VCL 0306 1046)
The Swimmer - Marvin Hamlisch (Film Score Monthly Vol.9 No.5)
Tombstone - Bruce Broughton (Intrada MAF7098)
Breakheart Pass - Jerry Goldsmith (La-La Land LLLCD 1044)
Il Corsaro Nero - Gino Peguri (Digitmovies CDDM061)
L'Ira di Dio - Roberto Pregadio (GDM 2069)
Metello - Ennio Morricone (GDM 2071)
Farewell to the King - Basil Poledouris (Prometheus PCD 159)
The Life & Times of Judge Roy Bean - Maurice Jarre (Film Score Monthly Vol.9 No.12)
Guns for San Sebastian - Ennio Morricone (Film Score Monthly Vol.9 No.14)
I Viagliacchi Non Pregano - Gianni Marchetti (GDM 2073)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Complete (Reprise/New Line 44376-2)
I Giorni Dell'Ira - Riz Ortolani (GDM 2076)

Best Compilations

Charlie Chaplin - The Essential Film Music Collection (Silva Screen SILCD 1198)
Rookie of the Year/Jimmy Reardon/Bushwhacked - Bill Conti (Varese CD Club VCL 0306 1047)
Les Notes De Lecran Vols 1-3 - Georges Delerue/Vladimir Cosma (Cinefonia CDSAM001-3)
Franco De Gemini - The Man With The Harmonica (All Score Media ASM023)
Tom & Jerry & Tex very Too! - Scott Bradley (Film Score Monthly Vol.9 No.17)
The Spy With My Face - Music from the Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Various (FSM Vol.9 No.18)

See you in 2007!


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