I am currently working on books about what 250 recordings you should have in your classical or soundtrack collection but don’t.  Most of know or have seen material on the “ultimate” collection etc. but these are lesser known but quality works.  The site is also featuring a Delos classical release of the month as well as a Kritzerland soundtrack. The May reviews will include Black Sunday from Les Baxter and a duo piano version of The Planets from Holst.

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  1. Mr. Thomas Kiefner,
    I read your article in the San Diego Union this morning. I tried to look up one of my favorite sound track movies “Barfly” written by Charles Bukowski on http://www.soundtrackcollector.com. It has a song called “Hip Hug-Her” by Booker T and The M.G.’s.
    Ostensibly, there wasn’t a sound track to this movie. I was a bit disappointed, but thanks for the web site.
    Daniel Miller
    PS I liked the Peter Gunn sound track, also and Jimi Hendrix’s version of it.

  2. Vinko Says:

    Hi Thomas,

    I see that you write several reviews of Naxos albums. I just want to share with you the availability of ClassicsOnline.com’s Affiliate Program http://www.classicsonline.com/affiliate/affiliatelogin.aspx with this you will be able to earn some commission from the referrals.

    PS: we are always looking for opinionated contributors for the Naxos Blog.

  3. The Playlist Says:

    I run a site that has drifted in tone, but started out about music in movies. If you ever want to contribute, let me know. I’d email, but you don’t seem to have one listed on this site.

  4. pam Says:

    Hi- I just discovered your blog! I love soundtracks! You should have a facebook share button- so i could share this on facebook! Excellent! Thanks so much!

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  6. Thomas Wong Says:

    Hello, I come from HONG KONG, I’m so interesting on your web-site. Your information is so professional and valuable. I also like very much film and original motion soundtrack, I hope we will discuss more in future. My facebook also have posted some film and soundtrack information, of course, not professional….

  7. David Says:


    I want to thank you for all of your great reviews of Delos’ Shostakovich Film Series. We have 2 more coming out and would love to send them to you as promos to thank you for the past 4 that you have done. Please send me an email for more information.


    Delos PR

  8. Janis Bryant Says:

    I am searching for piano sheet music for the theme from 1945 film “The Enchanted Cottage” music by Roy Webb. Can anyone help? Thank you.

  9. Rebecca Says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Belgian composer and pianist Guy Van Nueten recently released ‘Music for a Small orchestra’,
    the soundtrack of the Dutch-Irish movie ‘Milo’, directed by the brothers Boorsma.
    Would you be interested in reviewing and/or streaming this release?
    It would be our pleasure to send you all the necessary information.
    Here is a link to the first clip of this album:
    ‘Milo’s Theme’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ezYQan_cns

    Kind regards,

  10. Rich Says:

    Regarding the “King Kong” review: Merian C. Cooper was male – so he couldn’t have been “adventuress,” but was adventurous. Apparently you didn’t read the liner notes for the album, where it is stated by Morgan that the largest RKO orchestras used only 46 pieces. ‘Kong, I am told, used nearer 36. Either way, neither size matches the Moscow Symphony, so Morgan certainly didn’t elect to use the same size.

  11. Hello Thomas,

    My name is Hans and I’m a film composer from the UK.

    I’m releasing two original soundtrack albums this year from two feature films I worked between 2017/18.

    I already have promotional copies of one of them and I’m looking for film music journalists who could be interested in writing a review.

    I would be happy to send you a CD copy and an electronically press kit. I can also send private links to listen to the soundtrack and to watch the movie itself.

    Please let me know what do you think.

    Thank you.

    Kind regards,

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