& Juliet, the world's greatest love story has been
honoured with so many scores - my favourite is from Prokofiev's
ballet. Nino Rota's score for the late 60's movie will probably
be more well known to the less educated as the Our song
theme from Simon Bates Radio One show.
version of the soundtrack claims to be the first digital recording
of the entire movie score to have been made available to the
buying public. As Nino Rota's original score manuscript seems
to have been lost the whole score has been slowly constructed
by ear from watching the original movie. The conductor also
studied the movie to gain more of a feeling for how the piece
should be performed.
result is a wonderfully moving soundtrack which captures the
original score about as closely as you can get. Yet again
Silva Screen are behind a masterpiece (I remember purchasing
their wonderful Raiders of the Lost soundtrack a few
years ago which has around an extra 20 or 30 minutes of music
compared to the original soundtrack released in the early
you are a lover of classic soundtracks, or great romantic
mood music, then this album will suit you to the ground.
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