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Thursday, March 15, 2007

CD REVIEW - Catch and Release

Catch and Release
Music by BT and Tommy Stinson
Varese Sarabande VSD 6793 (EU)
23 Tracks 34:20 mins

This new drama stars jennifer Garner (of Alias fame, and of course wife of Ben Affleck) as a young widow coming to terms with her husband's death and uncovering the secrets he kept from her.
The score is by BT, who has of course written the music for a number of films in recent years, including Stealth and Monster, teamed with Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson.
Just who is responsible for what I do not know, but the score is largely guitar driven, though mostly of the acoustic variety, with just occasionally electric guitar surfacing. Light synth backing and ethereal and sometimes more strident piano make their presence felt here and there, particularly early on in the score, though the synths return more in the concluding album tracks. Much of the time though, the mostly quite brief tracks are acoustic and folksy, and whilst not especially overflowing with memorable tunes, nevertheless make for an appealing listen and are largely very positive, I suppose representing the new love Garner's character finds.
A very undemanding listen then, and perhaps somewhat of a surprise offering from this pair of writers, who certainly show their versatility here.


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