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Saturday, January 23, 2010


Music by Johnny Mandel + songs
La-La Land Records LLLCD 1118 (US)
10 Tracks 31:05 mins

Of very limited interest to film score fans, but possibly to fans of the cult comedy is La-la Land's premiere CD presentation of the Caddyshack soundtrack.
This overrated golfing comedy from 1980 starred Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, and most memorably, a gopher.
The album largely features forgettable and very dated songs, mostly by Kenny Loggins, but also numbers by Journey, The Beat and Hilly Michaels.
The film's score, which was provided by Johnny Mandel, largely consists of "film music in-jokes," including variations on hit movie songs like "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head;" "Somewhere My Love;" and even Mandel's own Sandpiper theme. Only three cues from the score feature on the album: "Divine Intervention," the composer's spin on "Ride of the Valkyries;" "Marina," an attractive Bossa Nova; and "The Big Bang," which features an orchestra/synths take on Tschaikovsky's "1812 Overture."
The usual high-quality booklet accompanies the disc, with extensive notes on the film and its music, including a cue-by-cue guide, all courtesy of Daniel Schweiger.
Order your copy of this limited edition of just 3500 units by going to, where you can first listen to some samples if you wish.


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