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Jerry Goldsmith's SMALL SOLDIERS (1998) - 2018 Varese Deluxe Edition


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Jeff Bond says:     https://www.facebook.com/jeffc.bond/posts/10214601020872707

We need a definitive release for Poltergeist II.

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10 hours ago, Yavar Moradi said:


Both awesome scores. If you really dislike Small Soldiers that much I’m sure someone will take it off your hands...

 

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Well, I'm not very familiar with Small Soldiers, but the one I'm familiar with, The Cowboys, I wouldn't rank as high as "awesome". That Morricone harmonica rip-off just becomes too grating! However, the concert suite is excellent, and contains really all I need. I actually purchased the album mainly to check the VAT policies of VS's international store. :lol:

 

Based on your glowing recommendation, I'll give Small Soldiers a chance, but... is there any JG score you don't like? :) 

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I think if you polled 1,000 fans of Jerry's music, only a very small portion would put Small Soldiers in their top 20 of all his scores.

 

It's not a bad score at all, and even a score towards the bottom of Jerry's output is still better than the scores near the top of most other composer's output.  It's a perfectly fine score.  I enjoy it.  But I don't return to it that often.

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1 hour ago, Jay said:

I think if you polled 1,000 fans of Jerry's music, only a very small portion would put Small Soldiers in their top 20 of all his scores.

 

It's not a bad score at all, and even a score towards the bottom of Jerry's output is still better than the scores near the top of most other composer's output.  It's a perfectly fine score.  I enjoy it.  But I don't return to it that often.

Agreed, but it reminds you just how good his B list scores were and how much better they were than a lot of comparable scores today. For example, Bear McCreary's scores to Rim of World has a strong Explorers vibe in its main theme, but overall it's not a patch on Jerry's score or even Small Soldiers, which is in a similar light hearted adventure style.

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11 hours ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Based on your glowing recommendation, I'll give Small Soldiers a chance, but... is there any JG score you don't like? :) 

It is a very funny score, mocking a lot of (film) classics - in that sense, it's one of those clever tongue-in-cheek scores. If you like military-like, over-the-top, syth-heavy Jerry Goldsmith scores, you'll like that one.

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When I first heard the following tracks 19 'rooeffin' years after seeing the movie and lamenting the old Varese OST...I was bawling with joy and bouncing up and down in my seat!!!   :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::groupwave:

 

Gwendys Attack: 

THAT BIT FROM 1:21 ONWARDS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This is Fun!: 

 

 

Fire in the Hole: 

 

 

Ahem...yeah, this one's great!

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