mfiles logo

Other Composers

Randy Edelman - film composer and songwriter

Randy Edelman - Shanghai Noon soundtrack CD cover Randy Edelman has been in the film music business for quite some time and, while he hasn't reached oscar-nomination status, is the kind of reliable jobbing composer who will get the task done no matter what the subject. Based on his filmography it would appear that his strengths lie in the light comedy department. But light comedy is quite a wide genre itself, and can cover family entertainment such as the "Beethoven" films, romantic comedies such as "While you were Sleeping", situational comedies such as "Twins" and action movies like the Jackie Chan "Shanghai Noon" movies. Given that wide range of requirements, it is no surprise that Edelman's occasional excursions into other genres have invariably been satisfactory. The "Shanghai Noon" series is an ideal vehicle to showcase Edelman's music since it allows him to underscore lots of action, delve into Chinese and other location-inspired sounds, while delivering it all with a humourous flourish.

As well as "Son of the Mask", sequel to "The Mask", and the action movie "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor", Edelman has returned to the Romantic Comedy genre lately with film scores including "27 Dresses" (for which he also performed the piano solos) and "Leap Year". In addition to his film work, Edelman has also worked on several TV series and scored a large number of TV movies. He is also an accomplished songwriter (e.g. "Uptown Uptempo Woman") and has released solo albums.

Films by Randy Edelman:

    Randy Edelman - Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story - soundtrack CD cover
  • Feds
  • Twins
  • Ghostbusters II
  • Kindergarten Cop
  • Drop Dead Fred
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • The Last of the Mohicans - adding to the theme and music provided by Trevor Jones
  • Beethoven 1, 2 - and his theme was re-used for ongoing sequels Beethoven 3 and 4
  • Gettysburg
  • The Mask
  • Pontiac Moon
  • While you were Sleeping
  • Dragonheart - a great fantasy score
  • Anaconda
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story - and Edelman now has a wealth of experience in writing Chinese-sounding film music!
  • Ed TV
  • Shanghai Noon - perhaps suggested by his work on The Bruce Lee Story
  • Randy Edelman - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - soundtrack CD cover
  • Shanghai Knights - yes, the sequel too
  • Head over Heels
  • Osmosis Jones
  • Son of the Mask - another sequel
  • Balls of Fury
  • 27 Dresses - also performing the piano solos
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Leap Year
  • The Greening of Whitney Brown
  • The Boy Next Door - with co-composer Nathan Barr
  • Max 2: White House Hero
  • Backdraft II - video sequel

TV work by Randy Edelman:

Edelman has found regular employment as score composer for TV movies, and has also worked on a number of series and as a songwriter.

    Randy Edelman: 27 Dresses - soundtrack CD cover
  • Dennis the Menace - TV movie
  • When Your Lover Leaves - TV movie
  • A Doctor's Story - TV movie
  • Scandal Sheet - TV movie
  • Happily Ever After - TV movie
  • Alvin & the Chipmunks - several songs for this series
  • MacGyver - theme music and score for several episodes of this series
  • Citizen X - TV movie
  • The Hunley - TV movie
  • A Season on the Brink - TV movie
  • The Ten Commandments - TV movie

Randy Edelman Recommendations: