On the record, off the QT, and not even remotely hush hush: it's a new Soundtrack Spotlight! Yavar is joined by liner notes writer and film music journalist Tim Greiving for a conversation about Varese Sarabande's new Deluxe Edition of Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-nominated score for L.A. Confidential. You'll hear about how this score represents the culmination of Goldsmith's noir-themed work, why Tim didn't connect with the film, Tim's approach to the liner notes, the balance between source music and score in the film, Goldsmith's conservative approach to spotting, and more! Along the way, you'll hear plenty of excerpts from the new album, which adds over 15 minutes of previously unreleased music. So give it a listen! Life is good on The Goldsmith Odyssey... it's paradise on earth. Ha ha ha ha. That's what they tell you, anyway.
Here's your Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight - L.A. Confidential Track List!
Even more helpful is this L.A. Confidential Comparison spreadsheet made by Jason LeBlanc. The film versions and album versions can be quite different, with alternate takes and different blends of cues. We couldn't have covered all of this in the show, and now, you don't need us to!
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