Silva America's 1999 reissue of Jerry Goldsmith's score for Sylvester Stallone's blockbuster Rambo: First Blood, Pt. 2 contains no less than six new tracks and 15 minutes of music previously unavailable on LP. All of it adds up to a richer experience, even if the score remains a little lightweight. After all, Goldsmith was providing music for a suspense potboiler, and all he had to do was match the music to the mood; even if he did so superbly (which he did), the music would likely feel a little lightweight (which it does), even with rousing, adventurous sections. Still, it's an enjoyable work that proves what a facile, agile composer Goldsmith can be. And, for all the Frank Stallone fans out there, his "Peace In Our Life" is added to the end of the album.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine