Soundtrack exhibit currently mounted at Crestview library

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Film soundtracks on exhibit at the Crestview Public Library include several on the Rhino Movie Music label remastered from original MGM studio tapes.

BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 04:50 PM.

CRESTVIEW — What do the films “Goldfinger,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Dead Ringer” have in common?

They’re among nearly 50 film soundtracks displayed in “The World of Movie Music,” an exhibit running through February in the Crestview Public Library’s lobby.

Exhibited items were culled from more than 2,500 soundtracks and cast albums in News Bulletin Arts and Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes’ collection. Before he came to Crestview, he co-founded and co-hosted “Stage and Screen,” a radio program of original musical theatre, film and TV music that began in 1986 and continues today on WTUL 91.5 FM in New Orleans.

Among displayed soundtracks are several well-known record labels sought by film music aficionados. These include soundtracks from classic MGM musicals “The Wizard of Oz,” “Gone With the Wind” and “Victor/Victoria,” remastered by Rhino Movie Music from original session tapes stored in studio vaults.

Early CD reissues of rare vinyl soundtracks released by the European Tsunami label are also exhibited. Composer Jerry Goldsmith’s classic soundtrack to “The Sand Pebbles” contrasts with a 2011 release on Intrada Records.

Other soundtracks — some issued for the first time, from original studio vault tapes — include limited-edition releases from FilmScore Monthly, namely “All About Eve” and Ron Goodwin’s much-sought-after complete score to the World War II Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood epic, “Where Eagles Dare.”

Two rarities are the soundtracks to Leni Riefenstahl documentaries.

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