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JAMES HORNER FILM MUSIC | December 6, 2023 |

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  • 1.  	Main Title (02:14) 2.  	Lillian's Heart Attack (03:18) 3.  	Gaining Access To The Tapes (02:48) 4.  	Michael's Gift To Karen (06:53) 5.  	First Playback (03:20) 6.  	Race For Time (04:52) 7.  	Final Playback / End Titles (06:50)

  • Film version:
    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

    Orchestrations: Greig McRitchie
    Choir: California Boys Choir and The Duke University Choir
    Sound Engineer: Shawn Murphy
    Studio: MGM Scoring Stage, Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA

    Album version:
    Recording dates: 13-14 september 1983

    Choir: The Ambrosian Singers, Boys Choir of New College, Oxford
    Sound Engineer: Eric Tomlinson
    Studio: Anvil Studios, Abbey Road, Londres

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    ERIC TOMLINSON 1931-2015

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    © Across four decades, from 1959, Eric Tomlinson collaborated with many high profile composers including: John Barry; John Williams; Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner. He was admired for his ability to quickly obtain a balance and skillfully deliver a live mix during sessions. His work included Aliens, Brainstorm and Uncommon Valor.  Source:     [...]


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