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Monstrous Movie Music: Mighty Joe Young and More!

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (and other Ray Harryhausen animation classics) [MMM-1953] is a spectacular release contains world-premiere music from three legendary monster movies brought to life by the extraordinary stop-motion genius Ray Harryhausen.

The CD begins with a 35-minute suite from the wonderful 1949 fantasy, Mighty Joe Young, about a giant African gorilla who arrives in the U. S. to become a box-office sensation. The rousing King Kong-inspired score by Roy Webb is filled with exotic African underscore, stunning action cues, fanfares galore, exhilarating nightclub jazz music, and outrageous orchestration, and the amazing music will have you thumping your chest like a gigantic irate ape!

-Mighty Joe Young (1949)
  (Roy Webb, Stephen Foster*)  [35:44]

-20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
  (Mischa Bakaleinikoff and the Columbia Pictures’ music library)  [21:07]

-The Animal World  (1956)
  (Paul Sawtell)  [4:03]

-Bonus Track...?

Monstrous Movie Music

5/5 There are many composer contributors I hope that I get them all... other fine release from this group. I can honestly say you are all going to relive some of your favorites, so get this and close your eyes... no peeking! I am not doing this justice... they all come with a great liner books of great information and images.
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]


1 comment:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Movie is over sixty years old now!