The Dead Pool

Having not seen The Dead Pool, the fifth and last Dirty Harry film, I have to admit being weary of Lalo Schifrin's score - not because of any perception of poor writing – but the fear that even more synth-pop influences were present than Schifrin’s prior Harry score, Sudden Impact.

Happily, synths aren’t the star, and Schifrin organized his palette of rock, jazz, orchestral and pop instruments into specific groups, and while a bit more mellow than Sudden Impact, it’s a good score that pays tribute to an iconic anti-hero making his last screen appearance.

Aleph has released every Dirty Harry soundtrack – Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), and The Dead Pool (1988) - and they’re all worth checking out.



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