Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Farewell To The King Movie Suite

Farewell To The King Suite
Music by Basil Poledouris

If you visited this blog before, you probably know that in my estimation, Basil Poledouris is one of the best motion picture score composers of all time. Of course you may not agree with me, and that's okay. On the other hand it's unfortunate that this is one of his lesser known works because it really soars. This movie suite circa 1989 has sweeping strings, musical influences from the South Pacific and a main theme that comfortably carries us on our journey. With a sound that is reminiscent of John Barry's Out Of Africa, this is a lush masterwork that belongs beside the most recognized movie suites.  With a timing of 23:28, I think you'll enjoy this one as soon as it begins.  -MJ


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