Bruce Broughton

The Boy Who Could Fly [Varese Sarabande]

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A work of uncommon sensitivity and depth, 1986's The Boy Who Could Fly remains one of the defining scores of Bruce Broughton's career as well as a welcome panacea to the overblown, soulless music that typically defines Hollywood fantasy of this kind. Broughton allows his nuanced melodies to speak for themselves, eschewing bombast and saccharinity in favor of understated orchestrations that nevertheless convey human drama in stunning detail.