© 2005 Lawrence Tuczynski
I do not own a copy of this CD, all info on this page courtesy of Robert Storch
|Title:||Keith Emerson "at the movies"|
|CD Label:||Sanctuary Records Group LTD., Castle Music U.K.|
|Music by:||Keith Emerson|
|Number of tracks:||Disc 1: 19|
Disc 2: 29
Disc 3: 20
|Running time:||Disc 1: 75:40|
Disc 2: 79:20
Disc 3: 55:45
|Number of discs:||3|
|Year of release/manufacture:||November 22, 2005|
December 28, 2005 courtesy of Robert Storch
I discovered this Keith Emerson U.K. import while searching for new CDs on Arksquare's website and decided to buy it. My main reason was because his contribution to the film "GODZILLA FINAL WARS" appears on disc three. This boxed set consists of an outer box with three individual slimline CD jewel cases and one booklet inside. The first disc is Vol.1 (U.S. Movies), the second disc is Vol.2 (Italian Movies) and the third disc is Vol.3 (Japanese Movies). Except for his GFW score, I am not too familiar with his other soundtracks in general. I can tell you that disc one has a very early 80's sound (especially for "NIGHTHAWKS") and the track 'Playing For Keeps' from "BEST REVENGE" features the soaring vocals of Boston's Brad Delp. Keith Emerson wrote the bulk of the GFW score, but there were a couple of other Japanese composers who contributed music to the film and the soundtrack. This CD set only features the tracks that Keith Emerson wrote for the film - it does not contain the complete score for GFW. As of now, I have seen this set being sold online at Amazon, Best Buy and Arksquare. My copy only cost $24.90 plus shipping and the other places had it for less than $29.00 also - certainly a very low price for a 3 disc import! Below is an excerpt from the booklet and Keith Emerson....
"It was an honour and I was delighted to except the commission. I was originally asked to write the theme tune but when Toho Films heard that composition they asked me to write the whole score. I was commited to a tour of the U.S. and didn't know if I'd have the time. I ended up doing it but they kept on moving the goalposts and changing the storyline. In the end what I had to do was send them everything and say 'Good luck'! I was at the Hollywood premiere last year. I'd expected to hear a little more of my music in the film...But, if only I'd had more time..."
Keith Emerson - "at the movies"
Disc 1 - Vol. 1 (U.S. Movies)
Disc 2 - Vol. 2 (Italian Movies)
Disc 3 - Vol. 3 (Japanese Movies)