on August 21, 2015
There's obviously two wildly different types of music available from Danny Elfman; the earlier new wave/rock and the later movie score orchestrations. I am a fan of both. This album is his orchestration of the score for Sam Raimi's 2002 film "Spider-Man". This is the first time I have ever owned it and purchased it in the perfect storm of a great price and needing to satisfy the Elfman fix I was experiencing at the time. That being said, I've always considered this work a landmark part of his catalogue of work, right up there with his scores to Tim Burton's "Batman" and "Batman Returns" and other classics. It transcends the typical classical-style orchestrations used for a lot of mainstream films. It's heroic at times, chilling at times and other times exhilarating. This isn't really a review of the film its scoring but the fact that it is also one of my favorite films doesn't hurt the appeal of wanting to purchase it. This is just what you'd expect if you were a fan of Elfman's scores or film scores in general.