People just love this album. And I guess I get it, sort of. The title track is iconic and certainly one of the most famous movie themes of the ’70s. But the rest of the album – and it’s a long one – is not up to that standard.
I have no idea what to do with this. I haven’t seen the movie. (“Then why are you reviewing the soundtrack?!?!”) And so all I have to go on is the music.
I have not seen the film though it has been on my list for years. I suspect that the time for me to like the film is long past – if there ever was a time – but that doesn’t really apply to the soundtrack.
This collection is a little confusing in part because of the confusing nature of Rrrrrrr…, which can apparently be performed independently. The disc appears to be a compilation of his piano-based music. Calling “piano music” would be a misnomer, as there are lots of other instruments on a number of the pieces.
Last Saturday I went to TSO’s “Creepy Classics,” conducted by Alastair Willis.
So here is a list of the movies I saw this year in the order of quality: Poll (9/10) The Poll Diaries (which seems an inappropriate translation, since the German name appears to be Poll) is probably the best movie I’ve seen this year. Much more consistent, though less compelling, than Route Irish, it is …