Sunday, August 10, 2008

Review: Music from the Films of Tim Burton

We're back after a long hiatus. There are plenty of stories to tell, and they will be told, but a quick post to get you back in the groove of stopping by here on your daily rotation.

I just finished a review of the The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir's recording of music from Tim Burton's films. I was a natural to do this review as I've long admired (and reviewed) Elfman's scores for Burton's films, but this release was made to capitalize on the acclaim for Burton's version of Sweeney Todd and so opens with three cuts from the musical and has nothing from the best Elfman score for a Burton film, Big Fish.

Still, although I usually do not appreciate symphonic orchestras taking on film music as a way to make a little extra money, this release works. Just ignore the hopelessly convoluted title and check it out.

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