EAST OF EDEN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK SCORES サウンドトラック, インポート
Among the names of the composers whose works Charles Gerhardt has conducted are some of the biggest and brightest in film music lore (Miklós Rózsa, Franz Waxman, Max Steiner, Alfred Newman to name a few). At first glance, it may seem odd to find Lee Holdridge in their company. But this collection holds together very well by virtue of considerate selection. The pieces flow easily one to the next, sustaining an atmosphere characteristic of this composer's melodic, light orchestral style. The opening fromThe Beastmaster is about the biggest bout of bombast included. Once you've got over its startling similarity to the theme from Battlestar Galactica, you can relax into the airy grace of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Splash, The Hemingway Play (a gentle waltz), and The Great Whales. The largest portion of the disc is taken up by a suite from Holdridge's music from East of Eden--which is not to be confused with the Leonard Rosenman score of the same name. --Paul Tonks
THE CD WAS IN GOOD CONDITION AND THE MUSIC FROM THE THEME SONG
IS SO PRETTY I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY THE OLYMPIC CHAMP MICHELLE KWAN SKATED TO IT TWICE.