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|Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:48 pm Post subject: Lost Season Three Soundtrack Full Review.
|Ok first of all my apologies for the delayed review, Set out to do this late last year but it just sort of slipped down my list of things to do.
Gave the album a listen to the other day and it sort of lit a fire underneath me so here it is.
Well, here goes for the third time (Deep Breath) a review of the Lost Season Three soundtrack.
created by J.J. Abrams the music for the award winning television show, Hired to provide a unique sound for the show was 'Alias" composer Michael Giacchino and he is back again to give us the season 3 soundtrack.
Abrams composed the show's opening titles which now after three season's everyone who is anyone would be able to identify the music.
This time round we have a two CD season soundtrack, This 3rd season soundtrack which runs just over 2 and a half hours i might add and fills both CDs to capacity (We are getting our moneys worth) has every highlight from all of season three episodes, while the second disc has the complete soundtrack to "Greatest Hits" and the two part "Through The Looking Glass" finale.
The same techniques and writing style have been used for this season, but on a much more larger scale than the previous two season's we have much more percussion and the strings and brass sections are giving an uneasy jumpy writing style making the score seem more raw.
The score begins with "In With A KABOOM!", We get the first taste of the new percussion used throughout the season (Which was introduced at the end of season two) but they are used here on a much larger scale and are especially loud drums.
"Awed And Shocked" continues this theme with percussion and loud large drums and we get a little French Horn thrown in as well.
"Fool Me Twice". Ben's theme opens on brass to start and slowly moves over to the strings and then builds to a full blown piece which gives the feeling of a chase only to suddenly fade away, fans of Giacchino's creepy string writing are going to love this soundtrack.
Once the album has opened and all the loud intros have gone we get "Pagoda Of Shame", "Church Of Eko" Both have breath taking piano and strings and are a return to familiar Giacchino writing which we have got so use to on Lost.
"Touching Moment" also fits nicely into the above softer moments, While tracks like "The Island" and "Under The Knife" i would say is where Giacchino has been more experimental allowing the percussion i spoke of earlier in this review to run amok.
Standout tracks are "Romancing The Cage", which is the "Kate and Sawyer love theme" ," Ocean's Apart" and "Dharmacide", Which is the piano version of Ben's theme.
We even get treated to an orchestral version of "Shambala", which is just great and reminds me every time i hear it of Hurley driving round in that van.
The second cd for me is not as good as the first and feels like it was added for the hard-core fans of Lost like myself.
Now do not get me wrong it has a few very good tracks like "Jintinimading Bernard" and "Looking Glass Half Full" (where we all had a tear or two when Charlie sadly died) but on a whole disc two contains a lot of short pieces which a show like Lost needs, and that is where my problem with it is as a fan is great to have but if you just picked it up and was not a fan of the show or of Giacchino writing then a lot of the music here probably won't mean that much to you and might only get the one play through and that's a shame.
On a whole the Album is good value for money Giacchino has grown in his writing yet again and this is a truly accomplished piece of work hard-core Lost fans are going to love this album as i do myself but to a casual viewer of the show not having much knowledge of the material that's being presented here may be turned away.
So should you buy it if you have the original two soundtracks?
If you see it as just another Lost album then I recommend just the highlights, but for the die hard Lost fans among us, this is the release We have all been waiting for since the show first aired.
Review by St4veb0l 20/02/09
1.In With A Kaboom!
2.Lost - Main Title
3.Awed And Shocked
4.Fool Me Twice
5.Pagoda Of Shame
7.Eko Of The Past
8.Church Of Eko's
9.Leggo My Eko
10.Romancing The Cage
11.Under The Knife
13.Here Today, Gone To Maui
15.Achara, Glad To See Me ?
17.The Lone Hugo
18.Fetch Your Arm
19.Ain't Talking 'Bout Nothin'
22.A Touching Moment
25.Heart Of Thawyer
26.Juliette Is Lost
27.Beach Blanket Bonding
28.Rushin' The Russian
1. Paddle Jumper
2. She's Dynamite
3. The Good, The Bad And The Ominous
4. Charlie's Fate
5. Paddle Jumper Reprise
6. Ta-Ta Charlie
7. Heirloom Holiday
8. Greatest Hits
9. Flying High
10. The Good Shepherd
11. Manifesting Destiny
12. The Looking Glass Ceiling
13. Ex Marks The Jack
14. Jintimidating Bernard
15. Benomination Of The Temple
16. An Other Dark Agenda
17. Kate Makes A Splash
18. Diving Desmond
19. Weapon Of Mass Distraction
20. The Fallen Hero
21. Sticking To Their Guns
22. Torture Me Not
23. Through The Looke-ing Glass
24. The Only Pebble In The Jungle
25. Early Mourning Mystery
26. Patchy At Best
27. All Jack'ed Up
28. Hold The Phone
29. Code Of Conduct
30. Act Now, Regret Later
31. Just What The Doctor Ordered
32. Hurley's Helping Hand
33. Looking Glass Half Full
34. Jack Fm
35. Naomi Phone Home
36. Flash Forward Flashback
37. Lost - End Titles
Audio CD (12 May 2008)
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Varese Sarabande
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To read my season Two soundtrack review click here:
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