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This strangely titled, oddly sequenced, and wholly frustrating collection of film music attempts to cover a lot of ground, from The Godfather to Avatar. The problem is that the majority of the performances are not taken from the original releases; rather, they are served up by third or fourth parties like the London Music Works ("Twilight"), the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra ("The Lord of the Rings"), and Mark Ayres ("Chariots of Fire"). What makes the whole affair even more confusing is the fact that some tracks ("Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel, "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis & the News) are legit, but for every Harry Nilsson ("Everybody's Talking" [from Midnight Cowboy]) and Chad Kroeger ("Hero" [from Spider-Man]) there's a Busting Ghosts ("Ghostbusters") or Cerise ("Take My Breath Away" [from Top Gun]).

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