Time Out gives ‘Final Cut’ 5 stars

Time Out gives ‘Final Cut’ 5 stars

Time Out, Colin Anderson

Imagine – classic film scores arranged for four guitars! A cynical wag might suggest that that’s four guitars too many. However, if hardly the epitome of orchestral opulence, these skilled transcriptions and renditions are as good as they get in their chosen medium. We start in 1949 with ‘The Third Man’: Anton Karas’s laconic theme for zither is transcribed faithfully for a guitar foursome, as is ‘Zorba the Greek’. Other hits include music from ‘Titanic’, ‘The Deer Hunter’ (the tender ‘Cavatina’), ‘Schindler’s List’ (haunting), ‘A Summer Place’ (wistful), ‘Scent of a Woman’ and ‘The Exorcist’ (Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’). Whatever the cynics might think, this could well become something of a hit – music for all the family.