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Reel Love: The Cinematic Romance Album

Reel Love: The Cinematic Romance Album

by Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
     
 
Silva Screen Records missed the usual Valentine's Day release target for this sort of album by a couple of months, but maybe the label was aiming for Prom Night instead. Or perhaps it doesn't matter when you put out an album of romantic music, since love can spring up at any time. Silva Screen specializes in re-creations of film music generally performed, as 29 out of

Overview

Silva Screen Records missed the usual Valentine's Day release target for this sort of album by a couple of months, but maybe the label was aiming for Prom Night instead. Or perhaps it doesn't matter when you put out an album of romantic music, since love can spring up at any time. Silva Screen specializes in re-creations of film music generally performed, as 29 out of 30 tracks here are, by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (the exception being Tony Lee's solo piano version of Erroll Garner's 1954 jazz standard "Misty," included on the grounds of its use in 1971's Play Misty for Me). But you won't see the orchestra credited on the cover. The star here is the music, and the emphasis on movie titles arranged into five themes -- "The Golden Age of Hollywood Romance," "Piano Love Themes," "The Jane Austen Romances," "European Romantic Cinema," and "Contemporary Hollywood Romances" -- warns the listener of the nearly generic nature of the performances. From the start, with Max Steiner's "Tara's Theme" from Gone With the Wind, the orchestra is turning in competent but unexceptional readings of the many familiar pieces. Anyone who has seen Gone With the Wind (and who hasn't?) recalls the power of that theme, particularly in the moments just before the intermission, but this orchestra lacks the forcefulness of the M-G-M studio orchestra that played it, or perhaps conductor Nic Raine's arrangement and orchestration just don't go for the gusto. Raine, Paul Bateman, Kenneth Alwyn, and James Fitzpatrick, who alternate at the conductor's podium, seem to have been concerned with getting professional work from the orchestra, but not a distinct sense of interpretation. Maybe that makes for an album that will play well as background music in a romantic setting for movie lovers who know their scores and theme songs, from Casablanca to Titanic. But it also means that these stirring themes have been reduced to anonymous easy listening music for the most part.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/2005
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0738572117726
catalogNumber:
1118727

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Tara's Theme
  2. Theme from A Summer Place
  3. Main title & Lara's Theme
  4. Love Theme
  5. It's a Wonderful Life
  6. Scene D'Amour
  7. Rosy's Theme
  8. Main Theme
  9. Nadia's Theme (The Young And The Restless theme) [From the Young and th
  10. Misty, song
  11. As Time Goes By, song
  12. Where Do I Begin?
  13. Main Theme
  14. Throw the Coins
  15. Main Theme

Disc 2

  1. Un Homme et Une Femme
  2. Main Themes
  3. Main title (after Verdi)
  4. The Summer Knows
  5. Emmanuelle
  6. Last Tango in Paris
  7. Love Theme
  8. Love Theme
  9. End Titles
  10. Main Theme
  11. Unchained Melody, song (from the film "Unchained")
  12. My Heart Will Go On
  13. Main Title / Ice Dance
  14. As Far as Florence
  15. Impossible Opening

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Primary Artist
Nic Raine   Conductor
Mary Carewe   Vocals
Kenneth Alwyn   Conductor
Paul Bateman   Piano,Conductor,Soloist
Keith Ferreira   Vocals
Crouch End Festival Chorus   Choir, Chorus
James Fitzpatrick   Conductor
Tony Lee   Piano,Soloist
James Fitpatrick   Conductor
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Tony Lee   Piano

Technical Credits

Maurice Jarre   Composer
Nino Rota   Composer
Miklós Rózsa   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Danny Elfman   Composer
Gato Barbieri   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Barry De Vorzon   Composer
Francis Lai   Composer
Gabriel Yared   Composer
Luis Bacalov   Composer
James Horner   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration
Jean-Claude Petit   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration
Steve Bartek   Arranger,Orchestration
Perry Botkin   Composer
Bernard Herrmann   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Alex North   Composer
Christopher Palmer   Arranger,Orchestration
Rachel Portman   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration
Nic Raine   Arranger,Orchestration
Max Steiner   Composer
John Luard Timperley   Engineer
Derek Wadsworth   Arranger,Orchestration
Hy Zaret   Composer
Pierre Barouh   Composer
Patrick Doyle   Composer
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek   Composer
Pierre Bachelet   Composer
Mark McGurty   Arranger,Orchestration
Mike Townend   Arranger,Orchestration
Patrick Russ   Arranger,Orchestration
Lawrence Ashmore   Arranger,Orchestration
Paul Bateman   Arranger,Orchestration
Hervé Roy   Composer
Murray Cutter   Arranger,Orchestration
James Fitzpatrick   Producer
Keith Getty   Arranger,Orchestration
Christopher Tin   Arranger,Orchestration
Reynold da Silva   Executive Producer,Concept
Sarah Ann Lewis   Art Direction,Cover Photo
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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