Two sweet 70s soundtracks from Frank DeVol – both done for classic Burt Reynolds film! DeVol's usually in sleepier territory – at least on his soundtracks of the 60s – but on Hustle, he really lives up to the 70s spirit of the film – and tips in a bit of disco and a bit of jazz from time to time – grooving up his bigger orchestrations in ways that aren't entirely funky, but still a great change from before – even on some of the mellower moments. Titles include "Psychedelicatessen", "First Muzak", "Theme From Hustle", "Transistor Source", "Scanty Land", "Make Up", "Brandied", "Two Faces", "Race Against Time", and "No Name Gun". The Longest Yard has a score that's maybe more in the serious DeVol side of the spectrum – with a few country twangs here and there, to emphasize the southern prison setting of the story – used playfully, at a level that shows DeVol's experience with a richer narrative. Titles include "Caretaker's Death", "Muck & Mire/
Muck & Mirth", "Rocky Mountain Heart", and "Sneaky Man/
Walking With The Warden". CD features bonus tracks – three more from Hustle, including an alternate of "Psychedelicatessen", and "A Man & A Woman" – and four more from The Longest Yard.
(Limited edition of 1000!)