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Wasn't 2011 a great year for soundtrack releases?
Hi! Happy New Year to all soundtrack fans!
Wasn't 2011 a great year for soundtracks getting released either
for the first time ever, or as a expanded special editions?
Here are my top 3 best of 2011:
1. THE BLACK HOLE (1979) - John Barry Disney/Intrada
2. SLIPSTREAM (1989) - Elmer Bernstein - Perseverance
3. FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY (aka: SHADOW MAKERS) (1989) -
Ennio Morricone - LaLa Land.
Any else have any thoughts?
Let's hope there is even better to come in 2012...
DannyBowes, December 31, 2011; 10:01 AM
I should say so. What a year for great releases. Now we got FRIDAY the 13TH (I-VI) right around the corner. Happy New Year and best wishes to listeners and friends!
Jmicpilars, December 31, 2011; 2:12 PM
The Morricone score was awesome !!!
lsmoulton, January 2, 2012; 2:28 PM
Best wishes for 2012
Well, the answer is a big NO. Shall we face it, the titles in your list are re-release, release of titles that are over 20 years old, but just name me one title "produced" for a film released in 2011. I was beginning of December to a movie convention and none of the soundtrack collectors was able to find a score that has impressed them. For my part I find "Drive" really good, the development of Desplat on the second Harry Potter (well 7th one second part) is also nice. But it was really a poor year, if you only consider the scores for 2011 and not the re-release which I truly enjoy.
Take care, Rhonan
rhonan, January 3, 2012; 1:28 PM
I have seen a great bunch come out this year [keeping in mind this is just my opinion]... in way of expanded/about time releases... now the only problem is I hope they were released in 2011
Broken Arrow [2Cd]
Die Hard [2Cd]
Fright Night 
Lord of Illusions [2Cd]
Burton/Elfman's Music Box [16Cd]
Stephen King's "IT" [2Cd]
Taras Bulba [2Cd]
First Night [2Cd]
Roman Polanski's Pirates
Some of my favorites...
happyevil666, January 6, 2012; 8:00 AM
This was the year a lot of people's wishes for their holy grails to be
released came true.
riotengine, January 7, 2012; 10:08 PM
No...IMHO the only truly great one released this year was John Barry's THE BLACK HOLE. It was LONG overdue.
kriegerg69, January 7, 2012; 11:21 PM
Yes it was especially toward the end of the year when we got these
The Fall of the Roman Empire - Tiomkin
55 Days at Peking - Tiomkin
Taras Bulba - Waxman
The Black Hole - Barry
Masada - Goldsmith/Stevens
And today I received Bernard Herrmanns 'The Battle of Neretva'
RGStovold, January 16, 2012; 7:01 AM
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