12 Comments Published by Soundtrack Sharity on 7/16/2006 at 8:24 AM.
Bruce Broughton must have been the King of the '80s, judging by his prodigious output in that decade. The assignments have gotten lower in profile and farther between for the composer these days, but we'll always have those '80s gems to hold on to. One of which is The Boy Who Could Fly, a fantasy/drama scored by Broughton in 1986.
Broughton's music is appropriately tender, considering the subject matter, anchored on a sweet theme for flute, harp, guitar and strings, which the composer wastes no time establishing in the opening track ("Main Titles/Meeting Eric"). The orchestrations are firmly entrenched in Broughton's sound at the time, i.e., a lot of the filigreed elements ("Military Mission/New Neighbors") are similiar to those in his masterwork, Young Sherlock Holmes.
Originally released on LP as a re-recording by Varese Sarabande shortly after the film's disappointing theatrical run, Percepto Records produced a 1,000 copy promotional disc in 2001 that quickly vanished from specialty retailers.
Anyone ever wonder what happened to Lucy Deakins, who played Millie? Me too.
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