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The War of the Worlds Soundtrack Review

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Tremble with fear, pathetic Earthlings … George Pal is comin’ to getcha!!!

Intrada unleash a quartet of classic Silver Age scores to a cluster of genre movies that take us beyond the stars, bring unearthly menace to our own backdoor, and reveal nature at its most determinedly vindictive. With a spellbinding 2-CD release that brings us the music from four of the illustrious fantasy producer George Pal’s uber-destructive SF/thriller output from Tinseltown’s most outrageously high-concept period, we hear the orchestral might, magic and menace of composers Leith Stevens, Nathan Van Cleave and Daniele Amfitheatrof.

These are rich and wonderfully textured scores, in love with the sense of mystery, wonder and terror that these genre’s conjure, and ripe with the era’s most outlandish orchestration and evocative instrumentation. At once brimming with vintage glory and yet profoundly modern in technique and...


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