Okay, with all of the John Scottness that's been going on around here lately, I think it's worth mentioning that I've been having a great time rediscovering King Kong Lives. This is everything an adventure score should be. I can say that happily because I've never seen the film itself, nor do I plan to. I have to say that one of the reasons why I like this one so much is because, while the movie itself is a sequel to the limp 1976 version of the film which was scored by John Barry in a manner that emphasized the more romantic aspects of the story. Scott's approach instead hearkens back to Max Steiner's classic original, the score that practically invented the genre. Scott's music is bold and is much more in the cast of the '33 piece, and it is clear that the composer is paying hommage to an acknowledged master.
Okay, so how's this for a crazy idea... a King Kong mix! Eh? Steiner, Barry, Scott, Howard... how can I go wrong?