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 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

So, what did you think?

smile

MV

PS I figured since there was a thread on Innerspace and Panic I should start one The Fugitive (Harrison Ford was feeling left out... much like every year the Oscar noms are announced) wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   Socks   (Member)

Send me a freebie and I'll review it posthaste! big grin

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Will let you know 126 minutes after it arrives!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

When I have received my copy I'll let you know. wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

(Harrison Ford was feeling left out...)



NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY SEGA WITH HARRISON FORD
oil on canvas 36" x 12" 2006 / 2009 revision

http://www.brandonbird.com/sega_ford.html

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   guest   (Member)



I haven't received mine yet but I do want to give you guys a huge thanks for this one.

This is somewhat of a personal Holy Grail for me. This was my first JNH score back in 1993. I remember being so captivated by the score within the film that I immediately rushed out to find it after the movie ended.

While I have enjoyed the original album, I have always wished for an expanded version. I never thought I would see an expanded release anytime soon.

So once again, a big thank you for making this film score nut a very happy one.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

Funny you should just now post this MV as I am in the middle of my first listen! First off, I've never had a copy of The Fugitive although I've wanted one ever since I became a fan of JNH a few years after this score was released, so I can't comment on how the expanded release compares to the original in content or sonic quality. I'll just say that I'm already taken by this score and not just for the now iconic Goldsmith-esque action cues. I enjoy a thoughtful, dark, brooding listen and this one delivers with its mix of electronic and orchestral sound.

Anyway, back to listening. Just wanted to give a quasi-preliminary thumbs up!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

Ask the mail carrier - I hear he's having a jolly good time listening to my copy... big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

I won't get mine for a while yet, I don't even think it will have left SAE yet (I'm also waiting on the Avatar release)

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

How does Goldsmith's score to the sequel compare to this?

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

How does Goldsmith's score to the sequel compare to this?

US Marshalls are pretty rubbish. And yet, there are still some, who would want to hear more. Although I must admit I am not sure if I have ever seen the whole movie, so there might be a few better cues than what´s on the CD but it´s one of the least interesting Goldsmith´s action scores from the second half of the 90s, when he did many much better action scores that would need to be expanded so much more than this one.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

How does Goldsmith's score to the sequel compare to this?

On CD, it's no contest, because Goldsmith's score was pretty much gutted for the 30-minute Varese CD. frown In the film, there are some terrific action cues in the latter half of the film that desperately need to be preserved on disc.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I have the album to U.S. Marshalls and tried countless times to watch it on television but this movie and unfortunately its score is mediocre (even for Goldsmith's standard). It's mostly composed from Jerry's leftover action cupboard. Forgettable IMO.

It makes Along Came a Spider sound like Total Recall in the action department, and that's saying much.

The whole concept of the sequel, having it ride totally on Tommy Lee's oscar winning character to squeeze more bucks out of the success of "The Fugitive" I never bought into.

This is an instance where Jerry wasn't trying to save the movie by not bothering IMO.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

How does Goldsmith's score to the sequel compare to this?

Three words: Star Trek Nemesis

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

How does Goldsmith's score to the sequel compare to this?

Three words: Star Trek Nemesis


By the same director as U.S. Marshals, no less. And Executive Decision. Another Goldsmith score I've not heard.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

US Marshals is not a great score, but it's fun to listen to on an mp3 player while walking through London. (I have to get my jollies somehow.)

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

LOVE the score and the fact that it was released!

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

Along Came A Spider is like Total Recall in comparison to U.S. Marshals? First of all, the action material in both is so streamlined that I don't think there can be that wide of a chasm between the two, but even then to me Along Came A Spider, aside from that propulsive, outstanding Ransom cue, has some of the most watered down and merely functional action material Jerry wrote around that time, certainly moreso than U.S. Marshals. If I hold anything against Marshals it's that Jerry would take the main fanfare from that score and use it with little variation in just about every other score since then, but it makes for a more satisfying album as the action material is more cohesive with that fanfare as an anchor plus there's that grand orchestral flourish at the end - much more satisfying than those drum hits that abruptly end Spider. In any case, I've never owned the Fugitive soundtrack, but JNH's music worked wonders in that film, which was clearly superior source material than Jerry had with Marshals, the one where Tommy Lee Jones first shows up in a chicken suit.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

How does Goldsmith's score to the sequel compare to this?

I'd say the two scores have a pretty different style and Goldsmith's may also lack the depth of Howard's The Fugitive, but it doesn't bother me. Truthfully, I listen to U.S. Marshals much more regularly, and I would like an expanded version.

The whole concept of the sequel, having it ride totally on Tommy Lee's oscar winning character to squeeze more bucks out of the success of "The Fugitive" I never bought into.

I never saw it as a sequel, but rather a spin-off, and I think it works better like that. What else could they have done, had Kimble framed for the murder of a daughter he didn't know he had? Haha!! I wonder what their original idea was, though, because I recall reading in 1997 that Harrison Ford balked at the idea of returning for a sequel, so they decided to focus on Gerard and his team instead. Which I think was clearly for the better. I also liked the fact the fugitive this time around is more shady and you're not really sure for awhile if he's good or bad. I personally love U.S. Marshals and watch it on a regular basis.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2009 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Illustrator   (Member)

I hope an expanded Wyatt Earp is not too far behind

 
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