Album Produced by Richard Donner & Joel Silver
|Meet Martin Riggs||5:17|
|They've Got My Daughter||0:56|
|Theme From Lethal Weapon||3:03|
Rating : 4/10
7 September 2005
Pretty decent soundtrack considering the fact that Clapton and saxophonist David Sanborn were never in the studio at the same time. This music does provide further evidence of Clapton's musical affinity with saxophonists. Refer to the track "Teasin"" that he recorded with King Curtis in 1969, "Slunky" from his 1970 debut solo album ERIC CLAPTON, and "The Core" from SLOWHAND. As soundtracks go, this is not too bad. Check out "Amanda", "Meet Martin Riggs", and (especially) "Nightclub". You will be pleasantly surprised. Still, this particular project has flaws and it is not considered essential collecting. Clapton would go on to make better soundtrack music and he and Sanborn would produce magic in the future.
Rating : 10/10
26 January 2004
You often get people reviewing these with comments like "OMG THIS IS THE BEST" etc etc. Well, out of my entire CD collection and everything in the 10 years or so since I heard this, "Amanda" is the most beautiful guitar track I have ever heard. Clapton is an absolute master, and it's stood the test of time. The rest of the album is... less brilliant. Lots of (now very eighties) saxophone (okay, it is David Sanborn, can't complain too much) and predictable movie flourishes. Still fun, but not earth-shattering. One or two tracks, though, (and I'm 95% sure the one I'm thinking of is "Amanda") are absolutely excellent by anyone's standards. This CD has been tricky to get in the past, but it's out on the net now for anyone in the U.S.!
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