Allan Quatermain And The Lost City Of Gold Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Allan Quatermain And The Lost City Of Gold by Michael Linn.
At a glance:
33 minutes of score
Geek Score: 83.3
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 10.13
Album Excellence: 33%
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Allan Quatermain And The Lost City Of Gold from 1986 is the sequel to King Solomon’s Mines. In came a new director, Gary Nelson, but the main actors Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone returned for their roles. The score was not composed by Jerry Goldsmith this time but by Michael Linn. Allan Quatermain once again teams up with Jesse Huston where the discovery of a mysterious old gold piece sends Quatermain looking for his long-lost brother, missing in the wilds of Africa after seeking a lost white race. I don’t remember seeing this movie, but I am glad that Linn decided to use Jerry Goldsmith’s great theme from King Solomon’s Mines. You can already hear it in the opening cue ‘Train Delivery / Don’t Fool’.
The thing with Jerry’s score and part of his style is that he can create excitement where there is none. Cues like ‘The Ruse’ for example would probably have sounded wonderful in the hands of Jerry, but the cue is lacking all kinds of excitement here. This score has a more of an 80s vibe than Jerry’s score. The synth drums are particularly a telltale sign.
Although not as great as King Solomon’s Mines, it’s still very good and I had a lot of fun listening to it.
1. Train Delivery / Don’t Fool With Quatermain
2. Quatermain Shows Off
3. Quatermain Meets Swarmi / Dumont Dies