Rambo: First Blood, Pt. 2by Jerry Goldsmith
Silva America's 1999 reissue of Jerry Goldsmith's score for Sylvester Stallone's blockbuster Rambo: First Blood, Pt. 2 contains no less than six new tracks and 15 minutes of music previously unavailable on LP. All of it adds up to a richer experience, even if the score remains a little lightweight. After all, Goldsmith was providing music for a suspense potboiler, and all he had to do was match the music to the mood; even if he did so superbly (which he did), the music would likely feel a little lightweight (which it does), even with rousing, adventurous sections. Still, it's an enjoyable work that proves what a facile, agile composer Goldsmith can be. And, for all the Frank Stallone fans out there, his "Peace In Our Life" is added to the end of the album.
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- Silva America
Performance CreditsJerry Goldsmith Primary Artist,Conductor
Frank Stallone Track Performer
National Philharmonic Orchestra Track Performer
Technical CreditsJerry Goldsmith Composer,Producer
Frank Stallone Arranger
National Philharmonic Orchestra Contributor
Bruce Botnick Producer
Joe Gastwirt Contributor
Arthur Morton Orchestration
Mike Ross Engineer
Peter Schless Arranger
Rik Pekkpnen Engineer
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Someone might want to change the cover image for this item. It's definitely not Rambo.
John Williams, Hans Zimmer, John Barry - all three well-known throughout the world for their music. But who is (arguably) the best film composer to ever hit the screens? WEll, none of the three above are. That honor should really go to the incredible Jerry Goldsmith. Added to Goldsmith's vast credits is RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II. And the results are AMAZING to say the least. Goldsmith employs a catchy theme (introduced in the first RAMBO film) as well as a secondary one, and they are balanced expertly. The action cues are fantastic, and even the slower cues still manage to be exciting.