Poltergeist [Rhino]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
It's heeeeere...! Bless Rhino for this expanded release of Poltergeist, because it includes some of Jerry Goldsmith's best underscore work, ranging from a metallic arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner" all the way to the curiously eerie children's choir that closes the proceedings. In between these markers, Goldsmiths provides the listener with everything from screaming cues for nightmare to sweet melodies that manage to evoke a warm summery day in suburban Middle America -- a place, it turns out, that's very well haunted by the restless and very annoyed spirits of those long dead. Goldsmith's penchant for unusual tones and electronic instruments served him very ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
It's heeeeere...! Bless Rhino for this expanded release of Poltergeist, because it includes some of Jerry Goldsmith's best underscore work, ranging from a metallic arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner" all the way to the curiously eerie children's choir that closes the proceedings. In between these markers, Goldsmiths provides the listener with everything from screaming cues for nightmare to sweet melodies that manage to evoke a warm summery day in suburban Middle America -- a place, it turns out, that's very well haunted by the restless and very annoyed spirits of those long dead. Goldsmith's penchant for unusual tones and electronic instruments served him very well on this score -- an element that makes this a very interesting album to audit via headphone, thanks to a plethora of intriguing elements that can be picked out play by play. Poltergeist should be included in any serious underscore collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/1997
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227272524
  • Catalog Number: 72725

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jerry Goldsmith Primary Artist, Conductor
Technical Credits
Jerry Goldsmith Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Dan Hersch Digital Editing
Arthur Morton Orchestration
Nick Redman Producer
John Stafford Smith Composer
Michael Matessino Contributor
Steven Spielberg Liner Notes
Jon Burlingame Liner Notes
Francis Scott Key Composer
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