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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Film Music 2009
Music by Various Composers
Silva Screen SILCD1308 (UK)
11 Tracks 52:46 mins

The latest re-recorded collection from Silva Screen provides a snapshot of the year in film music 2009, the third such volume from the label. Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by James Fitzpatrick and Nic Raine; as one would expect, the album features music from the year's blockbusters like James Horner's Oscar-nominated score for Avatar; Steve Jablonsky's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; John Ottman's Valkyrie; Alexandre Desplat's The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; and Michael Giacchino's Star Trek; but there are also worthy entries like Christopher Young's Drag Me To Hell; Johan Soderqvist's Let The Right One In; James Newton Howard's Defiance; and Thomas Newman's Revolutionary Road. To top it all off, we have "Latika's Theme" from A.R. Rahman's hugely successful Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire.
Perhaps not all the year's best is included here, but there's certainly something for everyone, with some great stuff on offer, all very well played by these now highly experienced interpreters of screen music. So, if you haven't already got all the original albums, and are keen to sample what's on offer, this may be a good place to start.
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