Elmer Bernstein ‎– The Good Son

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Fox Records ‎– 07822 11013-2
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1 The Good Son 2:22
2 Hospital 0:51
3 Mark Arrives 2:49
4 Evil 2:20
5 Goodbye 1:41
6 Treehouse 2:00
7 Rocks & Rails 1:34
8 Dog Chase 2:43
9 Mom 1:47
10 Killing The Dog 1:55
11 Mr. Highway 2:13
12 Dark 2:56
13 Skating & Drowning
Orchestrated By – Patrick Russ
3:26
14 Funeral 1:48
15 Susan 2:28
16 Richard's Duck 1:18
17 Threat 1:16
18 The Cliff
Orchestrated By – Patrick Russ
4:26
19 End Credits 4:35

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Cynthia Millar is spelled as "Miller" in liner notes.

Recorded in August 1993.

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  • Barcode: 07822-110013-2 5

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curiositykilledshawn

curiositykilledshawn

November 30, 2016

Elmer Bernstein's wonderful music was the best thing about this otherwise mediocre movie. The innocent yet haunting piano cue that opens the movie reflects the mysterious evil behind Macaulay Culkin's apparent innocence. It really is a beautiful tune that provokes images of lost childhood and sadness, emotions that were (and still are) beyond Mac's ability to exhibit.

It's not all bittersweet emotion however, Bernstein delivers two ferociously powerful suspense tracks with "Skating and Drowning" and "The Cliff", both of them percussion-led cues of raw, fierce power that he later attempted to re-use in Last Man Standing but his score was rejected by Walter Hill. You can still hear them in more fitting context in The Good Son.

The CD is long out of print but it is still worth hunting down, and perhaps a contemporary label will give it a re-release and a better presentation in the future.