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The Goonies Official Score Review
3 Apr 2010
Well after 25 long years after the release of the film, we now have a true score that has been finally released to the public although it is only a 5,000 copy Limited Edition from Varese Sarabande. Nonetheless this is a must have for all die hard film score lovers.
From the first track "Fratelli Chase" to the last track which is an original version of the Octopus scene, this release delivers what we wanted to hear. The music ques in some of the memorable scenes from the film are present, such as the discovery of the fake fifty dollar bills by Data and during the final scene when Willie's ship appears. One of the most impressive tracks is heard in Playing the Bones in which the character Andi has to play this organ in order to survive and get closer to Willie's treasure, but in this track you hear the organ sound of the notes that she gets right and wrong. There are also original version tracks available on this release which are just as good. One such is the Octopus track, which was originally a deleted scene and not seen by many until recent years. As short as it is, it provides a quick dramatic que of the goonies facing danger from what I'd like to call "a goofy octopus".
From the deep mysterious sound in the map and Willie to the frantic theme of the Fratelli Chase, Mr. Grusin has provided us a score to remember from a classic film in The Goonies. Not much else of Mr. Grusin's other works have been quite praised as in his work of The Goonies, however he has provided us with on the best film scores in the late 20th Century.