Composer(s): Harold Faltermeyer
A few quick definitions: There are traditional orchestral scores whereby the drama is conveyed by an orchestra (Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion). There are pop soundtracks, which are a collection of pop 'songs' from different artists. And then there are pop scores, a collection of instrumental music composed and recorded with contemporary instrumentation such as guitars and synthesisers. This film was lucky enough to have a a pop score from Harold Faltermeyer.
Much like Faltermeyer's score to Beverly Hills Cop, the synth hooks seem to embellish the progress of the detective story. His uncanny choice of sounds and terrific melodies make Fletch a complete joy.
There were however several pop songs used in the film which were collated on a vinyl/cassette album at the time of the film's release. The actual full 'pop score' remains somewhere in Harold Faltermeyer's vault, probably next to Beverly Hills Cop. Yes, that's right....
...I have friends who are less valuable than this collection of music. ;-)
The following instrumental Score pieces were featured in Fletch
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Fletch ThemeDiggin' InExotic SkatesRunning For Love (Instrumental)Are We Missing Any?Score Trivia
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