Randy Edelman

Daylight [Original Soundtrack]

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Randy Edelman composed and conducted the soundtrack in 1996 for the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Daylight. Being an action drama, the songs are fitting, full of suspenseful music meant to drive the audience wild while it sits in the background of the movie. Edelman probably succeeded decently in this respect, as the music is fitting for the movie. The problem is that without the movie, all of the songs sound somewhat similar, and not one of the songs particularly stands out as any sort of crowning accomplishment. As usual, Edelman's sound begins to sound a bit like John Williams' work. After 14 tracks of ambient background drama music, there is a soft duet by Bruce Roberts and former disco diva Donna Summer, which was presumably used for ending credits fodder. Finally, unknown group Ho-hum appears with a bit of soft alt-rock à la Fastball. Overall, the music is perfect for the purpose it was composed for, though a full album of ambient instrumental dramatic runs is perhaps not needed.

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