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Saturday, September 04, 2010


From 20th September, Silva Screen Records will once more make available Brad Fiedel's score for the best of the Terminator franchise, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The album, which has been unavailable for some time, has been remastered, and features notes by the composer.
As with the original Terminator movie, Fiedel's score for the film is electronically realised, utilising two Fairlight CMIs, enhanced with percussion. It's industrial feel perfectly suited the film, as did his original Terminator score. Having said this, I have always found both scores difficult to listen to away from the films. The composer's mix of music and sound effects are more an exercise in atmosphere, rather than something that can be enjoyed away from the film like many a conventional underscore. Having said this, Fiedel's Terminator theme is of course undoubtedly a classic - the one piece I never tire of listening to, and of course it gets pride of place on this album, in a new arrangement that includes sampled choir. Personally, I prefer the more stripped-down original version, but I suppose it's all a matter of taste.
The Terminator 2: Judgment Day album (cat. no. SILCD1337) will be available both on CD and as a digital download from


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