James Horner (1953-2015)
My heart and thoughts go out to the family and friends of James Horner, who sadly passed away earlier this week. Much has been said, by many, often more beautifully than I ever could. What could I possibly add to all the wonderful eulogies? And how? And then I remembered a simply instruction, once given to Horner himself – write your soul.
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE
Ilan Eshkeri, 2015, Silva Screen Records
26 tracks, 54:46
It’s shear entertainment! There, pun done. Shaun heads out in the city, accompanied by smiley songs and a colourful score by Ilan Eshkeri. That doesn’t sound too…. baaaaad?
Michael Giacchino, 2015, Back Lot Music
24 t-racks, 76:50
The park is open! Spared no expense. Even got one of Hollywood’s finest composers to write a few tunes for it. But is Giacchino’s score better than being chased by dinos?
The Unreviewed: 2015 Round Up – May (5/12)
In spite of best intentions, it is genuinely unfortunate that some scores are left unreviewed. But unreviewed does not mean unheard. So let’s focus, if only briefly, on those scores that got away this month. Including: