Green Lantern: The Animated Series music by Frederik Wiedmann.

The animated ‘Green Lantern’ series isn’t something I’ve seen over here but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want to listen to the music from the show. Gone are the days when there was a dependency on a jingo song. With full orchestration, this time by Frederik Widemann, the aim is for cinematic dramatics. If there has to be a criticism at that, then it’s largely because you can’t spot at the music and say, ‘That’s Green Lantern’s music’. There is no strong tangible hook in that respect.

This doesn’t mean to say this thirty-eight track CD isn’t worth listening to, because they can be seen as a complete suite, just that they are designed to work better with animation to highlight the action and the emotional moments.

There is a twelve page booklet with ten pages of which showing the various Green Lanterns and their enemies from the series which will surely make this a worthy collectable item for the fans.

I suspect it will take a few more listens to grasp all of this material but as it’s only just reached a general release, you’ll want to go after it now than after I’ve done that.

GF Willmetts

August 2012

(pub: La-La Land Records LLLCD 1222. 71 minutes 38 tracks. Price: $14.99 (US), £22.13 (UK))

check out website: www.lalalandrecords.com


Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 21 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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