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 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


I just happened upon a listen to these beautiful scores by the amazing John Scott and bought myself a Mother's Day gift.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3-PuucrJEQ

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Good choice, you can't go wrong with JOHN SCOTT, except maybe for INSEMINOID-82-I would recommend if you have not heard it THE DECEIVERS-88-very nice score.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Good choice, you can't go wrong with JOHN SCOTT, except maybe for INSEMINOID-82-I would recommend if you have not heard it THE DECEIVERS-88-very nice score.

Thanks dan. You know I always appreciate the recommendations. smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

This CD is on my 'to play' list.
Since getting into John Scott recently and wanting to discover all the unheard scores he did, I decided to go through them kinda chronologically. I like to hear a composers style grow and develop over time, so I've been getting into A Study In Terror and Antony & Cleopatra (God, what a LOVE THEME!!) at the moment. I did cheat on a few titles (Shogun Mayeda, Lionheart, Yor and William The Conqueror) but I'm gonna try and tackle each one in the order of year of composition.
I'm currently hitting The People That Time Forgot and some of that is FANTASTIC!
So I will report back with my thoughts after I've listened to these two scores (I will be honest though and say Bill Conti's replacement score for Prayer For The Dying is an absolute all-time favourite of mine and it will have to go some to top it).

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Like so many of SCOTT'S melodic themes THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT opening and end credit theme has been a addiction to me since I first heard it when I saw the film in the movies in 77.He knows his melody. He knows his orchestra.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

I just happened upon a listen to these beautiful scores by the amazing John Scott and bought myself a Mother's Day gift.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3-PuucrJEQ


Oh I own this, but I haven't listened to it in years. Thanks for the reminder!

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Had a little extra cash in my pocket, so I grabbed this and Shergar (which I've had my eye on for a long time) after looking at this thread. smile

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   scoresmax   (Member)

Btw, I'm selling this title opening bid 1 EUR, check out the link in Trading Post forum wink

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I just happened upon a listen to these beautiful scores by the amazing John Scott and bought myself a Mother's Day gift.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3-PuucrJEQ


What I love most about this site is the response I get when I post about new music I have "discovered". For example, LeHah mentioned Shergar. Well, this is exactly how I came to purchase Winter People/Prayer for the Dying. I saw Shergar advertised on SAE and tried to find some samples to listen to and perhaps purchase. I could not find Shergar but instead found Winter People/Prayer for the Dying and bought that instead! What a circle!

I am looking forward to more John Scott and will give the recommendations a try. Shergar is next on my purchase list. After that will be The People That Time Forgot and ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. Thanks as usual everyone.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

While we are the topic and what happens in this busy world if we get off the topic we often never get back to the topic, let me list other fine JOHN SCOTT scores I would recommend for people who want to hear more of his work. Some of these might be on CD's, some not.-THE LONG DUEL-67- What a wonderful main theme both in instrumental form and vocal form-THOSE FANTASTIC FLYING FOOLS-67-Real delicious main theme that frolics along impeccably, solid action cues as well.BESERK-67-one of my favorite themes of all time, opens film with such forceful energy and closes film with such sad poignancy. a classic.-CROOKS AND CORONETS-69- Pleasant enjoyable score-TROG-70-Score is basically laidback but there is a nice subtle spiritual vibe to the main theme . more to come.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ok a gremlin touch my button-LOLA-70 Nice pretty slender score.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

DOOMWATCH-72- Majestic, great main theme.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA--73-Beautiful score.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ENGLAND MADE ME-73- Nice theme and score.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT-77- As mentioned before great main theme and top notch action cues,

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN-80- Great score, fantastic robust march and pretty traveling theme.GREYSTOKE-83-Wonderful eloquent score, a winner. THE SHOOTING PARTY-84- Top notch effective score-MOUNTBATTEN -86-Majestic, stoic and solid score. KING KONG LIVES-86- Grand main theme, tuneful as can be. THE WHISTLE BLOWER-87- Has a pretty haunting theme and good suspense cues along the way. THE DECEIVERS-88-Energetic score with a wonderful main theme.-WINTER PEOPLE-89- Lovely score., all the scores I mention I would recommend to anybody trying out his scores. There is more to explore for me, still have to hear-THE 10,000 EYES OF SU -MURU--COP OUT-THE VIOLENT ENEMY-GIRL STROKE-OUTBACK-[I HEARD THE SCORE YEARS AGO BUT CAN'T REMENBER IT].THE JERUSALEM FILE-HENESSY-NORTH DALLAS FORTY , SHOOT TO KILL-However no composer is always on the mark[opinion of course], I didn't care too much for his -CRAZE-SYMPTOMS-SATAN'S SLAVES[ALTHOUGH IT DID HAVE A FEW GOOD MOMENTS] INSEMINOID,, He also did a few obscure TV films in his career, must track down

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A lot of people I think did catch SHOOT TO KILL, ANY GOOD?

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Let me also mention a few more I would recommend-A STUDY IN TERROR-65-THAT LUCKY TOUCH-75-MAN ON FIRE-87-LIONHEART-91-FAR FROM HOME-96-TIME OF THE WOLF-02- ENJOY.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"A lot of people I think did catch SHOOT TO KILL, ANY GOOD?"
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The Main Theme is fantastic. I know it from the Screen Themes CD collection he conducted and it's a really memorable theme featuring good use of saxaphone and drums.
I haven't listened to the Intrada complete score release yet.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Michaelware   (Member)

Enoble the soul. It's something that comes from understanding it a bit, I think. JS has so much real compassion. The music can connect you to the people in the films and to understanding of human drama and choices, foibles, mistakes, solutions, existence. I always found his scores could accomplish all that every time out.

 
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