CHARLIE BRIGDEN IS A WRITER AND JOURNALIST BASED IN SOUTH WALES WHO SPECIALISES IN FILM AND FILM MUSIC WRITING. HE HAS A REPUTATION FOR AN INCISIVELY ANALYTIC AND ENTERTAINING STYLE AND CAN BE FOUND AT SUCH PLACES AS THE QUIETUS AND ROGER EBERT AS WELL AS WORKING FOR CLIENTS LIKE MONDO AND INDICATOR.

Out Of This World

6744812197_07851dfde7_b John Williams and the Boston Pops take on SF hits from the composer's catalogue as well as other composers - released in 1983, hence the appearance of multiple cues from the then-fresh Return of the Jedi. Of the three tracks, 'Jabba The Hutt' is the best; immense and also important, considering the loss of the actual recorded suite for the film, and is a highlight for any fans of the tuba. Williams' conducts superb arrangements of standards like Strauss' 'Also Sprach Zarathrustra' and Jerry Goldsmith's Alien. The program impresses on the whole, with a lively take on Stu Phillips' Battlestar Galactica and the welcome surprise of Marius Constant's Twilight Zone. Two cuts from the Star Trek franchise appear: a thrilling arrangement of the 60's theme and a somewhat languid rendition of Goldsmith's motion picture theme; sluggish but stately. Then there's Williams' E.T., that old favourite, impeccable as always. You can pick it up cheap pretty easily on LP and CD-CB

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