ELMER BERNSTEIN – “GHOSTBUSTERS” soundtrack (1984)
As a child, viagra I completely wore out my cassette of the “Ghostbusters” soundtrack, and was always bummed that while the album had some catchy shit on it, it had hardly any of the film’s original score. I loved songs like “Cleanin’ Up The Town” and that song “Magic” (which played over the scene where a possessed Sigourney Weaver blows up her apartment window as she watches ghost vapors flying over Manhattan) — but where was all that spooky music that was a big part of what made the movie so fun? Allmusic sez:
Given the massive popularity of the 1984 feature “Ghostbusters” as well as Ray Parker, Jr.’s attendant theme song, it’s somewhat surprising that composer Elmer Bernstein’s original score never received an official release until this limited Varese Sarabande Soundtrack Club edition finally appeared in the spring of 2006. Epic in both sound and scale, this thunderous orchestral work exceeds 70 minutes, precious little of which actually made it into the final cut. It nevertheless ranks among Bernstein’s most dazzling and entertaining efforts, evoking the widescreen wonder of its source material. As titles like “Earthquake,” “Attack,” and “Judgment Day” portend, Bernstein eloquently communicates the film’s apocalyptic climax, but it’s the quieter, comedic moments where “Ghostbusters” truly sings. His melodies beautifully complement the wit and creativity of the onscreen narrative.”
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Sept. 22nd, 12:10PM (PST)
BBC RADIO 4 – “DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SET: HUMAN BEHAVIOURAL GLITCHES” (2002)
An excellent 5-part BBC radio documentary series on the little mental roadblocks we humans encounter from time to time, such as daydreaming, absent-mindedness and deja vu.