Various Artists - At The Movies
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Various Artists - At The Movies

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    It was a logical next step for the coveted Late Night Tales label and compilation-mix-back-to-ours-selection series. While the brand has been known for inviting some of the finest DJs, artists and acts from the loosely defined and unarguably broad world of electronic music to deliver a personally curated tracklist of hugely various music, At the Movies breaks rank and instead looks to bring together work connected on a thematic level. As the title makes very clear, this is all about cinematic scores.

    While there are a million and one of those compilations out there already, this stab at celebrating great soundtracks certainly does stand out. Perhaps chosen by more astute ears than the average 'churn-it-out' cash cow efforts, you'll find some relatively obvious choices for the LNT generation ('Mad World', anyone?) alongside more surprising choices, such as foxtrot classic 'Midnight, The Stars & You' and Wendy Carlos & Mark Ayres vocoder'd up take on 'Ode To Joy'.

    Limited Yellow Vinyl 2LP

    Side 1
    1. Columbia Symphony Orchestra & Bernstein - "Rhapsody In Blue" (Excerpt) (1:51)
    2. RR Orchestra - "Sarabande" (2:40)
    3. John Barry - "Midnight Cowboy" (2:43)
    4. Pascal Roge - "Gnossiennes #3" (3:05)
    5. Michael Andrews - "Mad World" (feat Gary Jules) (3:01)
    6. Arthur Fielder & Boston Pops Orchestra - "March Of The Siamese Children" (1:46)
    7. Nick Ingman & Orchestra London Sinfonietta - "Adagio For Strings" (5:03)
    Side 2
    1. John Williams - "Cavatina" (3:13)
    2. Philip Glass - "Powaqqatsi" (4:49)
    3. Michael Kamen - "The Office" (3:05)
    4. Bernard Hermann - "Outer Space" (3:25)
    5. Ray Noble & His Orchestra - "Midnight, The Stars & You" (1:56)
    6. Thomas Newman - "Horse" (2:31)
    7. Wendy Carlos & Mark Ayres - "Ode To Joy" (1:45)
    Side 3
    1. Deodato - "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (9:05)
    2. Thomas Newman & Hollywood Studio Symphony - "Brooks Was Here" (4:59)
    3. Mike Oldfield - "Tubular Bells" (Excerpt) (2:51)
    4. Hotei - "Battle Without Honor Or Humanity" (2:25)
    5. John Carpenter & Mark Ayres - "Halloween" (main Theme) (2:46)
    6. Bernard Hermann - "Main Title" (2:16)
    Side 4
    1. Giorgio Moroder - "Chase" (8:22)
    2. Isaac Hayes - "Theme From Shaft" (4:35)
    3. Lalo Schifrin - "Bullitt" (main Title) (2:06)
    4. Vangelis - "Tears In Rain" (2:55)
    5. Louis Armstrong - "We Have All The Time In The World" (3:27)

    It was a logical next step for the coveted Late Night Tales label and compilation-mix-back-to-ours-selection series. While the brand has been known for inviting some of the finest DJs, artists and acts from the loosely defined and unarguably broad world of electronic music to deliver a personally curated tracklist of hugely various music, At the Movies breaks rank and instead looks to bring together work connected on a thematic level. As the title makes very clear, this is all about cinematic scores.

    While there are a million and one of those compilations out there already, this stab at celebrating great soundtracks certainly does stand out. Perhaps chosen by more astute ears than the average 'churn-it-out' cash cow efforts, you'll find some relatively obvious choices for the LNT generation ('Mad World', anyone?) alongside more surprising choices, such as foxtrot classic 'Midnight, The Stars & You' and Wendy Carlos & Mark Ayres vocoder'd up take on 'Ode To Joy'.

    Limited Yellow Vinyl 2LP

    Side 1
    1. Columbia Symphony Orchestra & Bernstein - "Rhapsody In Blue" (Excerpt) (1:51)
    2. RR Orchestra - "Sarabande" (2:40)
    3. John Barry - "Midnight Cowboy" (2:43)
    4. Pascal Roge - "Gnossiennes #3" (3:05)
    5. Michael Andrews - "Mad World" (feat Gary Jules) (3:01)
    6. Arthur Fielder & Boston Pops Orchestra - "March Of The Siamese Children" (1:46)
    7. Nick Ingman & Orchestra London Sinfonietta - "Adagio For Strings" (5:03)
    Side 2
    1. John Williams - "Cavatina" (3:13)
    2. Philip Glass - "Powaqqatsi" (4:49)
    3. Michael Kamen - "The Office" (3:05)
    4. Bernard Hermann - "Outer Space" (3:25)
    5. Ray Noble & His Orchestra - "Midnight, The Stars & You" (1:56)
    6. Thomas Newman - "Horse" (2:31)
    7. Wendy Carlos & Mark Ayres - "Ode To Joy" (1:45)
    Side 3
    1. Deodato - "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (9:05)
    2. Thomas Newman & Hollywood Studio Symphony - "Brooks Was Here" (4:59)
    3. Mike Oldfield - "Tubular Bells" (Excerpt) (2:51)
    4. Hotei - "Battle Without Honor Or Humanity" (2:25)
    5. John Carpenter & Mark Ayres - "Halloween" (main Theme) (2:46)
    6. Bernard Hermann - "Main Title" (2:16)
    Side 4
    1. Giorgio Moroder - "Chase" (8:22)
    2. Isaac Hayes - "Theme From Shaft" (4:35)
    3. Lalo Schifrin - "Bullitt" (main Title) (2:06)
    4. Vangelis - "Tears In Rain" (2:55)
    5. Louis Armstrong - "We Have All The Time In The World" (3:27)