Jerry Goldsmith

Patton [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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This limited-edition CD was assembled from the original music tracks recorded for the feature films Patton and Flight of the Phoenix, composed, respectively, by Jerry Goldsmith and Frank DeVol. The audio quality throughout is excellent, and there's no questioning the value of any or all of the music, though strangely enough, despite the fact that Patton is the better and greater of the two scores, it is Flight of the Phoenix that will most interest listeners, if only because it is not otherwise represented on CD, whereas Goldsmith has done two other versions of the Patton score. DeVol's music for Flight of the Phoenix at times sounds like Lawrence of Arabia-lite, but it has a lot more diversity than this shorthand would indicate, featuring fascinating dissonances in its Middle Eastern flavoring. It's a bargain for serious soundtrack enthusiasts, even at the $20.00 list price.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Patton, film score
1 3:08
2 2:14
3 2:41
4 2:50
5 1:55
6 3:35
7 1:11
8 2:23
9 1:53
10 3:13
11 2:32
12 1:43
13 2:26
14 1:25
15 2:43
The Flight of the Phoenix, film score
16 0:55
17 4:59
18 2:41
19 1:44
20 2:20
21 2:15
The Flight of the Phoenix, film score
22 1:34
23 1:37
24 1:37
25 2:56
26 2:29
27 2:54
28 1:54
29 2:44
30 1:36
31 3:12
32 1:42
33 1:10
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