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  • The Mummy Returns Ending Credits Suite. Sadly, this track was not included on the offical soundtrack album (not because Universal didn't want to include it, but because the album was assembled before the climactic cues — basically everything in the film from the race to get Evy to the pyramid to the main credits — were recorded). "Sandcastles" is a shorter version of it, but it lacks the triumphant reprise of Rick and Evy's theme. ("Just an Oasis.") Thankfully, "My First Bus Ride" is on the album. Even more thankfully, Intrada issued the complete score on a 2-CD set in 2018.
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  • Beowulf. The introduction of the title character is accompanied by an incredibly awesome piece of music by Alan Silvestri. Only the best for Ray Winstone! "What We Need is a Hero!"
  • The iconic themes from Predator, Forrest Gump, Back to the Future and The Abyss all suit the mood of each film very very well. The "Feather Theme" from Forrest Gump is whimsical and emotional, the Predator theme ominous then moves into stirring, the Back to the Future theme a riff on the epic super hero theme given a humourous edge, and "Bud On the Ledge" from The Abyss ethereal and soaring.
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  • He did a wonderful score to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, combining smooth film-noir jazz with wacky cartoon themes. The end credits shows it off in all in its glory. And the track "Valiant & Valiant" which contains a sad rendition of "Eddie's Theme" is a definite tearjerker.
  • Why was "End Credits" from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra dropped from the film to make room for The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (the track times perfectly with the Peas)? Fergie may have the humps but Silvestri has the chops.
  • Chips: He was hired in the second season to do a disco re-arrangement of the main theme by John Parker and he scored most of the episodes after that. He made a car chase down a Southern California freeway feel like disco nirvana. And thanks to FSM, there are three soundtrack albums of his stuff available (covering seasons twonote , three and four).
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Alternative Title(s): Back To The Future

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