The Russia House

The Russia House

by Jerry Goldsmith

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Overview

In large part a reworking of Jerry Goldsmith's rejected score for the sci-fi thriller Alien Nation, The Russia House proves a far more potent effort than its mongrel pedigree may suggest. Despite the film's Soviet Union setting, Goldsmith largely eschews Russian musical conventions in favor of a taut, suspenseful approach utterly American in its orientation. Combining sleek electronics with a jazz trio led by saxophonist Branford Marsalis, the composer creates a series of mysterious, archly sophisticated themes simmering with tension. In short, with The Russia House Goldsmith effectively updates the classic espionage formula for the digital era, composing a score as vital and innovative as any in his long and distinguished career. It's an unexpected and under-recognized masterpiece.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/1990
Label: Mca Uk
UPC: 0008811013622
catalogNumber: 10136

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Goldsmith   Primary Artist,Conductor
Patti Austin   Track Performer
Billy Childs   Piano
John Patitucci   Bass
Tony Dumas   Bass
Michael Lang   Piano
Branford Marsalis   Saxophone
Ralph Penland   Drums

Technical Credits

Jerry Goldsmith   Composer,Producer
Jeremy Lubbock   Producer
Alan Bergman   Producer
Marilyn Bergman   Producer
Richard Kraft   Contributor
Branford Marsalis   Producer
Arthur Morton   Orchestration
Sandy De Crescent   Contributor
Lois Carruth   Contributor

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