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Friday, November 16, 2007


Debbie Wiseman in Concert

An early heads-up for a forthcoming concert worthy of your attention. On March 30th 2008, at London's Cadogan Hall, Debbie Wiseman will conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert entitled Favourite Film and TV Moments: The Award-Winning Music of Debbie Wiseman. The concert will by presented by Simon Bates of Classic FM At The Movies and will feature music from Judge John Deed, Jekyll, Flood, Wilde, My Uncle Silas, Tom's Midnight Garden, Haunted, Arsene Lupin, Warriors and many more.
I'm sure it will be a great evening and I hope to bring you a review of the concert on this site.
Tickets are priced at £28, £20, £10 and £8 and can be booked by telephone on 020 7730 4500, or online at Discounts can be obtained for group bookings by phoning 020 7608 8840. What are you waiting for!

Battlestar Galactica - Season 3
Music by Bear McCreary
La-La Land Records LLLCD 1062 (US)
21 Tracks 79:12 mins

La-La Land records again brings us a generous compliation of music from the third season of the popular reimagining of the sci-fi saga Battlestar Galactica, composed of course by Bear McCreary, who established the somewhat offbeat musical soundscape over the first two seasons and continues it here with pretty much the same results. In fact, it really is a case of more of the same, although, perhaps his music is growing on me, as I did find it a much more consistently satisfying listening experience this time. All the usual suspects are here, the ethnic-tinged atmospheres, the pounding Taiko drums, the emotive strings, the celtic-flavoured dances and of course the memorable bagpipe theme for Adama. It's about as far removed as it can possibly be to the musical approach to the original Battlestar series all those years ago and, like it or not, at least one has to applaud the powers-that-be for daring to be different from the run-of-the-mill synths and samplers scores present in so many American TV shows these days.
As always, the disc comes with a colourful accompanying booklet, featuring plenty of stills, plus notes by Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and Composer McCreary, who do their best to explain the presence of the Dylan song, "All Along the Watchtower," but I remain unconvinced.


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