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Rambo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Rambo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]


For starters, this is a Jerry Goldsmith score. It carries within it all of his usual trappings and tropes: the theme, which is all brooding strings that rumble as they escalate with a massive low end for dramatic effect that is fraught with tension more than catharsis, all of it done with a very small palette of notes. Then, of course there are the enormous tom toms and kettle drums that are juxtaposed against sparse woodwinds as strings equate the action (lots of reverb, too) as in "The Rescue." Of course there is the rather overblown orchestral statement that announces the presence of the main character, "Rambo Returns." None of this is bad of course, and if you like Goldsmith's work, this deeply moody yet bombastic score will be exactly your cup of poison. There are a number of new-ish elements here, where the composer sets to frame what is truly unmentionable in terms of horror ("The Atrocities") in sonic terms that do not define horror, but merely suggest it, and the impossibility of description. This is one of the finest cues in the score, and quite effective. Also, "The Call to War," for all its obviousness is tremendously effective in an emotional sense for all of its tentative suggestion but determined purpose. The real bottom line is that this is a fine score for a film that simply didn't deserve it. And yes, while it is certainly predictable in terms of using all the composer's signatures, it also adds some new elements of depth and surprise, which is far more than you can say for most veteran composers of film music these days. There is something actually quite regal and powerful here; the notion of a score as a work in and of itself seems to have been forgotten in Hollywood, but for Goldsmith, this is obviously still true, thank goodness. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Lionsgate
  • UPC: 856968001364
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Track listings

  • 1. Rambo, Film Score: Rambo Theme
  • 2. Rambo, Film Score: No Rules Of Engagement
  • 3. Rambo, Film Score: Conscription
  • 4. Rambo, Film Score: The Rescue
  • 5. Rambo, Film Score: Aftermath
  • 6. Rambo, Film Score: Searching For Missionaries
  • 7. Rambo, Film Score: Haunting Mercenaries
  • 8. Rambo, Film Score: Crossing Into Burma
  • 9. Rambo, Film Score: The Village
  • 10. Rambo, Film Score: Rambo Returns
  • 11. Rambo, Film Score: When You Are Pushed
  • 12. Rambo, Film Score: The Call To War
  • 13. Rambo, Film Score: Atrocities
  • 14. Rambo, Film Score: Prison Camp
  • 15. Rambo, Film Score: Attack On The Village
  • 16. Rambo, Film Score: Rambo Takes Charge
  • 17. Rambo, Film Score: The Compound
  • 18. Rambo, Film Score: Battle Adagio
  • 19. Rambo, Film Score: Rambo Main Title
  • 20. Rambo, Film Score: Rambo End Title
 
HPB condition ratings
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
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  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
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