Two very different Jerry Goldsmith
soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is IQ, a film set in the 50s, and done in a range of musical modes that includes a few period rockers mixed with more serious scoring bits – and an odd little theme that takes off from the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"! The package goes into great detail on the music, and presents a whopping 19 tracks in all – titles that include "Caged Fun", "Signals", "First Exam", "Wahoo", "April Fool", "The Compass", "The Riders", and "The Watch/
I Fixed It". Even better is Goldsmith
's score for the chilling 1966 film Seconds – the creepy John Frankenheimer movie in which Rock Hudson becomes the new younger identity for a man wishing to get away and change his life. Goldsmith
's music is quite creepy and tense – often coming from a point just beyond darkness, which is kind of a metaphor for the story of the film as well – and moving into some more dramatic passages that often include this great woodwind theme that snakes moodily through spare string passages. Titles include "Restless Hours", "Begin Again", "39 Lafayette Street", "Main Title", "Nightmare", "Transformation", "Reflections", and "Rehabilitation".
(Out of print and sealed. Limited edition of 3000 copies.)