18 Songs, 1 Hour 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Turner Classic Movies celebrates two decades of cinematic cable exuberance with this smart, globe-spanning anthology of film music recordings from Hollywood’s Golden Era. At the collection’s core are selections from Sony’s reissues of conductor/curator Charles Gerhardt’s still-spectacular Classic Film Scores series for RCA in the '70s: albums so popular some made Billboard's charts. Of special interest are two recordings from the series making their digital debut: a harrowing, surprisingly modern suite from Dimitri Tiomkin’s 1951 score for producer Howard Hawk’s original The Thing (a fine bookend for Gerhardt’s suite from Max Steiner’s groundbreaking King Kong), and Daniele Amfitheatrof’s evocative kitsch-bait from 1953’s Salome, “Dance of the Seven Veils.” The balance of the recordings maintain that standard, featuring such scoring legends as Mancini, Jarre, Williams, Morricone, and Bernstein conducting newer symphonic recordings of their most iconic soundtrack work.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Turner Classic Movies celebrates two decades of cinematic cable exuberance with this smart, globe-spanning anthology of film music recordings from Hollywood’s Golden Era. At the collection’s core are selections from Sony’s reissues of conductor/curator Charles Gerhardt’s still-spectacular Classic Film Scores series for RCA in the '70s: albums so popular some made Billboard's charts. Of special interest are two recordings from the series making their digital debut: a harrowing, surprisingly modern suite from Dimitri Tiomkin’s 1951 score for producer Howard Hawk’s original The Thing (a fine bookend for Gerhardt’s suite from Max Steiner’s groundbreaking King Kong), and Daniele Amfitheatrof’s evocative kitsch-bait from 1953’s Salome, “Dance of the Seven Veils.” The balance of the recordings maintain that standard, featuring such scoring legends as Mancini, Jarre, Williams, Morricone, and Bernstein conducting newer symphonic recordings of their most iconic soundtrack work.

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