Showing Slide 1 of 1 - Carousel. Showing Slide 1 of 2 - Carousel. This rare limited edition of 3, units was manufactured by La-La Land Records. Please see below for the complete track listing! Todo bien, menos el servicio de aduanas. Great price for new, factory sealed set. Prior to scoring Lethal Weapon Kamen was respected, but not especially prominent; his most high profile scores prior to this one were The Dead Zone from , Brazil from , and Highlander from , and in musical circles he was much more well known as an outstanding arranger, having worked with pop artists ranging from Pink Floyd to Queen, and David Bowie, among others.
However, it was his work on the British TV mini-series Edge of Darkness that ultimately proved to be the catalyst for his success. Kamen essentially uses the two instruments to represent the two lead characters. The two instruments dance around each other throughout the entire score, sometimes independently, sometimes together.
There are no specific themes per se, but both Clapton and Sanborn often play recurring riffs and motifs, gradually developing an identifiable sound for each character.
The cue also introduces the slithery, icy four note theme for the villains of the piece, General McAllister and his henchman Mr. Joshua, the leaders of the mysterious Shadow Company organization. One other interesting touch that develops is an additional identity for the Shadow Company. Gongs, chimes, water bowls, and various drums paint a picture of Mr. However, for me the most interesting part of the score is the action music, as it is the genesis of the action sound Kamen developed throughout much of his career.
The cue is filled with rolling, tempestuous brass lines, surging strings, nervous tapped cymbals, and an insect-like buzzing electronic loop. Here, the Shadow Company theme re-emerges as a fanfare for imposing brass, while the regular interjection from the clattering percussion is a direct reference to the presence of Mr. The sequence that begins at and continues through to the end of the cue is superb, chaotic, frenzied. Horns, drums, and strings perform a relentless rhythmic ostinato, while xylophones and harps add surprisingly effective contrapuntal textures.
Regular statements of the Shadow Company theme litter the piece, keeping the focus on the subjects of the pursuit. Produced by Neil S. Bulk and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson from WB vault materials, this amazing release, limited to Units, features a 40 Page booklet with exclusive liners by film music writer Jeff Bond, with new comments from director Richard Donner, and explosive art design by Jim Titus.
Disc 5: Jack Kills Billy - end , Disc 6: Michael Kamen. Click to enlarge. Track listing: Disc 1. Customers who bought this product also purchased. The Swarm 2CD. Swashbuckler 2CD.