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Gold Nugget 3 - Free as the Wind: Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith
December 01, 2018 Jens

Season's Greetings! Chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, and Uncle Jens is in the kitchen preparing his signature dish: the Gold Nugget, a consistently comforting delicacy assembled from whatever ingredients Jens finds in his musical pantry. This time, he's exploring the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra's concert disc Free as the Wind: Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith, which offers performances from works like The Sand Pebbles, Chinatown, The Mummy, The Wind and the Lion, Total Recall, and more. While the performances are a decidedly mixed bag, the disc offers a valuable illustration of what separates a good Goldsmith cover from an underwhelming one. Enjoy this little aural dessert, and have a great holiday!

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