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Complete List of FMR Reviews
(CDs, DVDs, and Books)

2006 - 2016

 

Film Music Review is an online magazine focused on reviews of vintage soundtracks and compilations, but new soundtracks are also reviewed.

The Special Merit CDs are chosen at any time during the month for outstanding production of a soundtrack or compilation.

The Editor's Choice - Best of the Month designation is for those CDs that are singled out for their excellence. They are chosen anytime within a given month and may not be chosen every month.

Here are the links to each volume of Film Music Review:


 

Complete reviews (1998-2013)
are archived on this DVD-R with bonus audio and video...

 

"As Time Goes By" - A Guide to Film Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Tributes

"All The Way" - A Tribute to Frank Sinatra in Hollywood

 

A Ray Bradbury Remembrance
by Steve Vertlieb and Roger Hall

 

 

CD tribute - In Memory of James Horner

 

 

 

18th Anniversary Special (2016)

click here

 

FMR Editorials (2012-2015)

click here

 

 

Volumes 8 - 15
(Compilations and Soundtracks)

2006 - 2013

 


 

+ = BEditor's Choice - Best of the Month

++ = Special Merit

 

Soundtracks

 

Arranged alphabetically by composers:

+ = Best of the Month
++ = Special Merit

William Alwyn
Film Music For Wind Band

David Arnold
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA:
THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER

Klaus Badelt
WU-JI (THE PROMISE)

Nathan Barr
HOSTEL

John Barry
+BODY HEAT

HIGH ROAD TO CHINA

Elmer Bernstein
+THE BRIDGE AT REMAGEN
+GOD'S LITTLE ACRE
+SOME CAME RUNNING
+TRUE GRIT

Mario Beretta
VITUS

Ralph Carmichael
THE BLOB

John Carpenter
THE FOG (2 CDs)

Nicholas Carras
MISSILE TO THE MOON and FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER

Chuck Cirino
CINEMUSIC

Bill Conti
ESCAPE TO VICTORY

Carmine Coppola
+THE BLACK STALLION

Mychael Danna -
CAPOTE
FRACTURE

LIFE OF PI

Carl Davis
BEN-HUR

NAPOLEON

Alexandre Desplat
+THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
LUST, CAUTION
++THE PAINTED VEIL
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS

Adolph Deutsch
THE APARTMENT

Joseph Lo Duca
THE TRIANGLE

Anne Dudley
TRISTAN AND ISOLDE

Stephen Endelman
HOME OF THE BRAVE

Danny Elfman
CHARLOTTE'S WEB

MARS ATTACKS!

Jerry Fielding
THE ENFORCER

Benjamin Frankel
CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF and other film music

Hugo Friedhofer
WOMAN OBSESSED and IN LOVE AND WAR

John Frizzell
STAY ALIVE

Paul Giovanni
THE WICKER MAN

Philip Glass
++NOTES ON A SCANDAL

Ernest Gold
EXODUS (2 CDs)

Jerry Goldsmith
+ ALIEN (2 CDs)
THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL
BREAKHEART PASS

THE EDGE
IN HARM'S WAY
+ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
+ PATTON
RANSOM

THE SPIRAL ROAD

+ TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE

Ernest Gold

++THE McCULLOCHS

+SHIP OF FOOLS

Barry Gray
JOE 90

Johnny Green
+RAINTREE COUNTY

Walter Greene
++THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS

Rupert Gregson-Williams
BEE MOVIE

Ferde Grofe
ROCKETSHIP X-M

Dave Grusin
THE GOONIES

Marvin Hamlisch
THE INFORMANT!

Joe Harnell
THE BIONIC WOMAN:THE RETURN OF BIGFOOT PT 2

Bernard Herrmann
BATTLE OF NERETVA (1969) and THE NAKED AND THE DEAD (1958)
+CITIZEN KANE and HANGOVER SQUARE
+FAHRENHEIT 451 and WALKING DISTANCE
IT'S ALIVE
+THE KENTUCKIAN and
WILLIAMSBURG: THE STORY OF A PATRIOT

+MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
THE NIGHT DIGGER
+NORTH BY NORTHWEST
++THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (2 CDs)
++THE WRONG MAN

Lee Holdridge
TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 and
KORGOTH THE BARBARIAN

James Horner
APOCALYPTO
TITANIC (Anniversary Edition)

James Newton Howard
++LADY IN THE WATER
++THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP

Akira Ifukube
KING KONG VS. GODZILLA

Alberto Iglesias
THE KITE RUNNER

Maurice Jarre
++Notre Dame de Paris - The Music of Maurice Jarre (2 CDs)
+LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (2 CDs)
+THE TRAIN

Adrian Johnston
BECOMING JANE

Laurie Johnson
THE AVENGERS: 50 Years of Music
CAPTAIN KRONOS: VAMPIRE HUNTER
THE PROFESSIONALS: 50 Years of Music

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
+KINGS ROW and THE SEA WOLF
+THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER
+THE SEA HAWK and DECEPTION

Michael J. Lewis
THEATER OF BLOOD

Henry Mancini
+HATARI!
LIFEFORCE

Johnny Mandel
+A JOHNNY MANDEL TRIO

Clint Mansell
BLACK SWAN

Dario Marianelli
ANNA KARENINA

++ATONEMENT

Bear McCreary
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - Season Two

Alan Menken
THE SHAGGY DOG

Ennio Morricone
BAARIA
A TIME TO DIE

John Morris
BLAZING SADDLES

Jerome Moross
+THE BIG COUNTRY

John Murphy
BASIC INSTINCT 2

Stanley Myers
THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES (100)

Randy Newman
CARS

Thomas Newman
SKYFALL

Alex North
DRAGONSLAYER
++SPARTACUS (6 CDs/1 DVD Box Set)
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

John Ottman
FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
SUPERMAN RETURNS


Basil Poledouris
++CONAN THE BARBARIAN (2 CDs)
ROBOCOP
WIND and A WHALE FOR THE KILLING

Andre Previn
+ELMER GANTRY
IRMA LA DOUCE and THE FORTUNE COOKIE

Graham Reynolds
A SCANNER DARKLY

Leonard Rosenman
+CROSS CREEK

William Ross
SEPTEMBER DAWN

Miklos Rozsa
+EL CID (3 CD Box Set)
+THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
+QUO VADIS
++QUO VADIS and BEN HUR
THE RED HOUSE

+TIME AFTER TIME
A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO DIE/ LUST FOR LIFE

Bruce Rowland
ALL THE RIVERS RUN

Jeremy Sams
ENDURING LOVE

Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter
KRONOS and THE COSMIC MAN
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

Brad Sayles
ECHOES OF INNOCENCE

Lalo Shifrin
ABOMINABLE
THE DEAD POOL
THE FOUR MUSKETEERS
SUDDEN IMPACT

David Shire
THE HINDENBURG

Howard Shore
EASTERN PROMISES

Dmitri Shostakovich
NEW BABYLON (2 CD set)
THE TALE OF THE PRIEST AND HIS WORKER, BALDA

Alan Silvestri
ERASER

Mark Snow
JAKE SPEED

Herman Stein
THE INTRUDER

Max Steiner
+ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN and ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
+THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
+SHE
++SINCE YOU WENT AWAY

Leith Stevens
DESTINATION MOON

Morton Stevens
ONE MAN JURY

Dimitri Tiomkin
+THE ALAMO (3 CD Box Set)
+D.O.A.
+HIGH NOON
+LAND OF THE PHARAOHS

Brian Tyler
THE BIG EMPTY

Vangelis
THE BOUNTY

Mike Vickers
DRACULA A.D. 1972

Franz Waxman
+TARAS BULBA

John Williams
+THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST
+BLACK SUNDAY
CHECKMATE
CINDERELLA LIBERTY
+HOW TO STEAL A MILLION and BACHELOR FLAT
+LINCOLN
+MUNICH
THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
+A Tribute To John Williams: An 80th Birthday Celebration

Austin Wintory
+CAPTAIN ABU RAED
GRACE
JOURNEY

Arthur Wright
DOLEMITE and THE HUMAN TORNADO

Christopher Young
An Unfinished Life -- Piano Sketches
MAX AND HELEN and THE OASIS
SOMETHING THE LORD MADE

Victor Young
+AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
SHANE

Hans Zimmer
ANGELS & DEMONS
+THE DA VINCI CODE

 

 

 

Compilations

 

 

+ = Best of the Month

++ = Special Merit

THE ALAMO: The Essential Dimitri Tiomki

Film Music Collection (4 CDs)

++AMAZING STORIES - Anthology Three (2 CDs)

BEST OF JOHN WILLIAMS & THE BOSTON POPS

+CAPTAIN BLOOD: Classic Film Scores For Errol Flynn

+CAPTAIN FROM CASTILLE: Classic Film Scores of Alfred Newman

+CASABLANCA: Classic Film Scores For Humphrey Bogart

++ CINEMA RHAPSODIES - The Musical Genius of Victor Young

The Complete Harry Potter Film Music Collection

DAVID RAKSIN AT M-G-M (5 CD Box Set)

THE DEFINITIVE HORROR MUSIC COLLECTION

DISCOVER FILM MUSIC (2 CD compilation with 165 page booklet)

THE ESSENTIAL HARRY POTTER FILM MUSIC COLLECTION

THE ESSENTIAL HOLLYWOOD

THE FILM AND TV MUSIC OF CHRISTOPHER GUNNING

FILM MUSIC BY JOHN BARRY

FILM MUSIC BY ELMER BERNSTEIN

FILM MUSIC BY BERNARD HERRMANN

FILM MUSIC BY MAURICE JARRE

FILM MUSIC BY ENNIO MORRICONE

FILM MUSIC BY NINO ROTA

FILM MUSIC BY HANS ZIMMER

THE FILM MUSIC OF PHILIP LAMBRO

THE FILM MUSIC OF THOMAS NEWMAN

THE FILM MUSIC OF RALPH RAINGER

The Golden Age of Hollywood 3

+GONE WITH THE WIND: Classic Film Scores of Max Steiner

GOOD MOVIE MUSIC -- Music by Walton, Morricone, Herrmann, Thomson and Bernstein

++Great Motion Picture Themes

THE GREATEST CINEMA CHORAL CLASSICS (2 CDs)

GREAT FILM FANTASIES-- Music from STAR WARS, HARRY POTTER and LORD OF THE RINGS

++The Greatest Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin

+THE HOLLYWOOD FLUTE OF LOUISE DITULLIO

John Williams Greatest Hits (Compilation)

+ LOST HORIZON: Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin

+Miklós Rózsa Treasury (1949-1968) (15 CD Box Set)

MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF JACQUES AUDIARD --
music by Alexandre Desplat

MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON

MUSIC FROM THE HARRY POTTER FILMS

The Music of Arthur Benjamin and Leighton Lucas

THE MUSIC OF BATMAN

THE MUSIC OF STAR TREK

++Notre Dame de Paris - The Music of Maurice Jarre (2 CDs)

REEL CHILL Vol. 2

+THE SEA HAWK: Classic Film Scores of Erich Wolfgang Korngold

SEX AND THE CINEMA

Super Themes (Silva)

+THE WESTERNS - Music and Songs From Classic Westerns

++ You Must Remember This Too:
Classic Film Music Arranged for Guitar

 

 

Volumes 1 - 7
(Compilations and Soundtracks)

1998 - 2005

click here

 

 

 

DVD Reviews

THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE 2 Disc Deluxe Edition --
music by Dimitri Tiomkin

THE FORD AT FOX COLLECTION:
THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD COLLECTION

THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW (Guest: Dimitri Tiomkin)

MORRICONE CONDUCTS MORRICONE (Live Concert)

THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS and THE RIVER --
music by Virgil Thomson

 

 

Book Reviews

A COMPOSERT'S NOTES: Remembering Mikos Rozsa
A Personal Recollection by Jeffrey Dane

FILM MUSIC: A Very Short Introduction
by Kathryn Kalinak

THE HOLLYWOOD FILM MUSIC READER
by Mervyn Cooke

A HISTORY OF FILM MUSIC
by Mervyn Cooke

Alex North's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE:
A Film Score Guide by Annette Davison

HITCHCOCK'S MUSIC
by Jack Sullivan

THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND
by Jon Burlingame

MUSIQUE FANTASTIQUE (Book One)
by Randall Larson

Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and The American Musical
by Charlotte Greenspan

THE SONGS OF HOLLYWOOD
by Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson

THE SOUNDTRACKS OF WOODY ALLEN:
A Complete Guide to the Songs and Music in Every Film, 1969-2005
by Adam Harvey

 

 

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