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The Osterman Weekend (Soundtrack)


  • 1. Osterman Weekend, film score: Osterman Weekend Theme, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    2. Osterman Weekend, film score: Face of Love, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    3. Osterman Weekend, film score: Water Games, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    4. Osterman Weekend, film score: Restless Nights, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    5. Osterman Weekend, film score: Status Symbol, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    6. Osterman Weekend, film score: Face of Death, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    7. Osterman Weekend, film score: Love Theme, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    8. Osterman Weekend, film score: Conspiracy Waltz, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    9. Osterman Weekend, film score: Mask, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    10. Osterman Weekend, film score: Peaceful Coexistence, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    11. Osterman Weekend, film score: Conspirators, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    12. Osterman Weekend, film score: News Break, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    13. Osterman Weekend, film score: Omega, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    14. Osterman Weekend, film score: It's a Mystery, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    15. Osterman Weekend, film score: Jesus Loves Me, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
    16. Osterman Weekend, film score: Face of Love, The - (with Lalo Schifrin)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10

  • Credits
    ProducerDonna Schifrin
    EngineerRick Riccio

    Performers include: Ernie Watts, Tony Ortega.
    Original score composed by Lalo Schifrin.
    Composer: Lalo Schifrin .
    Adapter: Ian Masters.
    Audio Mixer: Hill Swimmer.
    Liner Note Author: Nick Redman .
    Lalo Schifrin is one of the great composers in film history and Sam Peckinpah was one of the great directors. Unfortunately, their one collaboration, The Osterman Weekend, does not rank among either artist's finest works. Both show signs of promise, but never deliver on their potential. Sadly, it turned out to be Peckinpah's last film, but Schifrin went onto greater projects, leaving The Osterman Weekend as a curiosity in his catalog. And it is a curious work, one that teeters between eerie melodrama and flat-out smooth jazz and AM pop, reminiscent of Christopher Cross. It's a score that is very much of its time, filled with chorused guitars, electric pianos, synthesizers, lite funk, drum machines and easy melodies, either reminiscent of fusion or adult contemporary pop depending on your point of view. As a historical curiousity, it's sort of interesting -- it brings you right back to 1982/1983 -- but only portions of the score are filled with drama, suspense or even evocative music. It plays like a lite jazz-pop album, not a score, and it doesn't work as well as Schfrin's official jazz releases. Only completists of the composers work -- or listeners with a serious '80s jones -- will find it necessary to visit The Osterman Weekend. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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