ERIC TOMLINSON 1931-2015
As Mr Tomlinson has just died at the age of 84, we wanted to honor him through this article. He was the sound engineer for the films The Dresser (1983), Uncommon Valor (1983), the album version of Brainstorm (1983), Volunteers (1985), Aliens (1986), and An American Tail (1986).
The sad news was announced by Chris Malone on the forum of website Film Score Monthly:
« Tomlinson commenced his film music career in the late 1950s, initially executing recordings for conductor Muir Mathieson until the then new Cine-Tele Sound (CTS) studios beckoned.
Eric’s was an enviable resume. Frank Sinatra’s only album recorded outside of the USA; the “James Bond Theme” together with early OO7 scores including Goldfinger and Thunderball; blockbusters such as Ryan’s Daughter and Star Wars were among frequent and prestigious projects; and he brought film scoring to Abbey Road where he captured Raiders of the Lost Ark, Night Crossing, and Brainstorm with astonishing depth, realism, and nuance. »Chris Malone
source: FSM Forum
We can read in particular information about the recording of Uncommon Valor and Brainstorm which is still a reference title.