Andrew Powell's music from Ladyhawke is reissued as a limited edition on the GNP Crescendo collector's label. The score itself is a genuine rarity among movies, written and produced in a progressive rock idiom, electric instruments (especially guitars and keyboards) mixing freely with orchestral passages and creating a seductive otherworldly ambience, somewhat reminiscent (as is the movie for which it was written) of the scoring for Excalibur, though that relied on Wagnerian material to make its point. This is closer in spirit and execution to '70s progressive rock, and very impressive in that context.
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AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder