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Apart from those mentioned, I really like:

Contact (tracks 'Ellie's Bogey' and 'Good to Go' just have to be heard)

The Bodyguard (quiet and subdued but emotional)

The Polar Express

Cast Away is another good one, albeit very short.

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Cast Away, but it's damn short.

And obviously The Mummy Returns. With this you have AS' best, along with Forrest Gump, but you already knew it!

And Predator, but it's already been said. :sigh:

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Mummy Returns and Forrest Gump are my favorites. Selected stuff from Back to The Future, The Abyss, Van Helsing and Mouse Hunt are brilliant.

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To me Mouse Hunt has a brilliant theme and some few highlights but other than that its garbage. Death Becomes her is a nice score. Van Helsing is very good. As a matter of fact i was just listening to it.

:sigh: Burn it Down- Van Helsing

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One of my absolute favorites by Alan Silvestri is the score to THE LION KING.

Absolutely magical!!!

:sleepy:

Yes I loved Hans Zimmer's score to Ferngully The Last Rain Forest :baaa:

I like Lara Croft yes, The Luna Temple cue is a tremendous centre piece of the score!

My top 3 other than Back to the Future & Forrest Gump:

1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (John Scott's extensive suite is actually better than the original soundtrack IMO - a rarity to say the least)

2. The Mummy Returns

3. The Parent Trap

and honourable mentions to Siegfred & Roy, Stuart Little & The Quick and the Dead

-Tim

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One of Alan Silvestri's most infectious scores IMHO is Flight of the Navigator, although I do not think that there has ever been an official CD release (correct me if I am wrong, as I would probably buy it!).

Although a lot of it is that 1980's-style Synclavier stuff, I defy anyone to watch the movie and not end up humming at least three of the main themes (all of which can be heard in the end titles) for the next month.

I also defy anyone to watch the movie and not want a frisbee dog.

Damien :sleepy:

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There was a CD released in the mid-90's by none other than our (beloved!) Ford A Thaxton, although it has become quite a rarity now. Details below.

I agree Damien, it has an infectious theme that is irresistable! Drop me a PM and i'll send you a cdr of the score if you like (albeit only 28mins odd of music)

Super Tracks / PSO STCD 499

Track listing =

Theme from "Flight of the Navigator" - 2:51

Main Title - 3:31

The Ship Beckons - 1:07

David In The Woods - 2:37

Robot Romp - 2:33

Transporting The Ship - 1:20

Ship Drop - 2:38

"Have To Help a Friend" - 3:11

The Shadow Universe - 2:01

Flight - 2:25

Finale - 1:14

Star Dancing - 3:24

Soundtrack credits

Music Composed and Performed by Alan Silvestri

Music Produced by Alan Silvestri

Audio Programming Ken Karman

Lorinda Hollinghead

Dennis Sands

David Bifano

Executive CD Producers: John J. Alcantar III & Thomas C. Stewart

CD release Sequenced and Produced by Ford A. Thaxton

Executive Producer for PSO: Kate Moss

Digital Transfers done at THE MUSIC SOURCE (Seattle, WA)

Transfer and EQ Engineer: Joe Giannola

Digitally Assembled and Edited at PHOENIX PRODUCTIONS (Olympia, WA)

Digital Editor: James Nelson

Booklet contains a story about The Flight of the Navigator and a biography & filmography of Alan written by David Hirsch

-Tim :sleepy:

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And what's your general opinion on Lara Croft?

First track to Cradle of Life is great IMO, the rest of the score is pretty good

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One of my absolute favorites by Alan Silvestri is the score to THE LION KING.

Absolutely magical!!!

:D

Yes I loved Hans Zimmer's score to Ferngully The Last Rain Forest :joke:

-Tim

Yeah, right, The Lion King was written by Hans Zimmer! I always confuse those two! Dunno why.

:D

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I agree Damien, it has an infectious theme that is irresistable! Drop me a PM and i'll send you a cdr of the score if you like

That's a very kind offer Tim, I might just do that! It's probably the only cure for getting that goofy tune out of my head pending an official CD release. What's the sound quality like?

Damien beerchug

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