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EXECUTIVE DECISION Soundtrack (1996)

EXECUTIVE DECISION

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1996
9
29:33
Varèse Sarabande

EXECUTIVE DECISION Soundtrack: The Deluxe Edition (2016)

EXECUTIVE DECISION: The Deluxe Edition

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2016
29
74:41
Varèse Sarabande

REVIEW

Executive Decision (ENGLISH)

Executive Decision (Jerry Goldsmith). The film scored by Jerry Goldsmith sets the story of the kidnapping of a plane while a group of special commands is capable to board it in full flight with the intention of liberating it. Executive Decision is a thriller of action that has aged well, that supports a good balance between the action and the suspense, and with an exciting ending.

The use of a main martial / military theme for the special command, of tracks of soft percussion for the stealthy sequences (both with synthesizers and with instruments that evoke the roots of the terrorist characters in Middle East), apart from always effective basses that magnify the component of suspense, form the backbone of the soundtrack. Though without great especially stand out melodies, the music accompanies perfectly the sober general character of the film.

The original 1996 album included only 29 minutes of music, whereas the 2016 version offers more of the double. In spite of the fact that Varèse use these reissues to do money two times for the same product, at least justice is done on having edited the score in a decent edition.

Decisión Crítica (ESPAÑOL)

Decisión Crítica (Jerry Goldsmith). La película musicalizada por Jerry Goldsmith ambienta la historia del secuestro de un avión mientras un grupo de comandos especiales es capaz de abordarlo en pleno vuelo con la intención de liberarlo. Decisión Crítica es un thriller de acción que ha envejecido bien, que mantiene un buen equilibrio entre la acción y el suspense, y con un emocionante desenlace.

El uso de un tema principal marcial/militar para el comando especial, de pistas de suave percusión para las secuencias sigilosas (tanto con sintetizadores como con instrumentos que evocan las raíces de los personajes terroristas en Oriente Medio), aparte de los siempre efectivos contrabajos que ensalzan la componente de suspense, forman la espina dorsal de la banda sonora. Aunque sin grandes melodías especialmente destacables, la música acompaña perfectamente el carácter sobrio general del film.

El álbum original de 1996 incluía apenas 29 minutos de música, mientras que la versión de 2016 ofrece más del doble. A pesar de que Varèse se sirve de estas reediciones para hacer dinero dos veces por el mismo producto, al menos se hace justicia al editar el score en una edición decente.

TRACK LISTINGS
EXECUTIVE DECISION (1996)
Duración: 29:33
  1. The Map (1:30)
  2. All Aboard (5:40)
  3. Drill Team (5:39)
  4. Do It (2:33)
  5. Pick It Up (3:31)
  1. Starting Over (2:55)
  2. The Sleeper (3:28)
  3. The Ramora (2:19)
  4. Hold It (1:58)
EXECUTIVE DECISION: The Deluxe Edition (2016)
Duración: 74:41
  1. The Map (1:29)
  2. The Villa / Flying Lessons (2:45)
  3. The Abduction (3:00)
  4. The Bomber (0:58)
  5. Waiting / The Take Over (3:07)
  6. The List / No Choice (3:05)
  7. One Drop / The Passenger (2:50)
  8. The Remora (2:17)
  9. The Toy / No Choice (2:03)
  10. Initiating Approach (3:03)
  11. All Aboard (5:39)
  12. Close Inspection (2:35)
  13. Drill Team (5:39)
  14. The Cable / Not Here (2:08)
  15. The Wallet (2:42)
  1. In the Interest of Peace / Another Gun (3:03)
  2. The Bomb / Get to It (1:19)
  3. Do It (2:32)
  4. Stop Them / Come Home (1:25)
  5. Executive Decision (0:59)
  6. Our Destiny / Weak Link (2:16)
  7. Pick It Up (3:31)
  8. Starting Over (2:53)
  9. Open Your Eyes / Inside the Bomb (1:18)
  10. Don't Do It / 5 Minutes (2:57)
  11. The Sleeper (3:27)
  12. It’s Over / Line it Up (2:26)
  13. Happy Landing (1:15)
  14. Hold It (2:00)

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