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 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

From La-la's facebook page comes news of this glorious expansion:

Coming out next Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 12 pm pst are two new cds and a FIRST for La-La Land Records…

DENNIS THE MENACE EXPANDED ARCHIVAL COLLECTION
MUSIC BY JERRY GOLDSMITH
LLLCD 1288
LIMITED EDITION OF 3000 UNITS
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

PRODUCED BY NEIL S. BULK AND BRUCE BOTNICK
MASTERED BY BRUCE BOTNICK
LINER NOTES BY JEFF BOND
ART DIRECTION BY DAVID C. FEIN

La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Pictures and WEA are delighted to announce the latest edition to our Expanded Archival Collection DENNIS THE MENACE. Jerry Goldsmith’s wonderfully Americana score tugs at the heart strings and tickles the funny with one of his most entertaining scores to come out of his body of work in the 1990’s. Whimsical and delightful are just two ways to describe this fantastic score written by the late maestro.

•Newly mastered from the original first generation three-track digital mixes

•Mastered by Bruce Botnick, the original recording engineer

•20 minutes of previously unreleased music, PLUS bonus tracks!

In-depth liner notes by film music journalist Jeff Bond includes an interview with Goldsmith’s agent Richard Kraft as well as takes the listener behind the scenes of the score. David C. Fein’s fantastic art direction round out this gorgeous package.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

ART DIRECTION BY DAVID C. FEIN.

Oh FFS. Sorry but... worse art designer EVER! I can only assume this was prepared back when FOREVER YOUNG was released - another "David C. Fein" production that placed white text (the track list) over a light grey background!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Good score, fine addictive theme and a cute enjoyable movie. Walter Matthau, really did some nice parts during his last ten years, this was one of them, Miss him on screen.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   patrick_runkle   (Member)

Does anybody else remember Jerry appearing on the Today Show to talk about this score when the movie came out? If I recall, they showed a clip from the movie which covered the "Fun with False Teeth" cue, and then they cut to Jerry and he was laughing about that scene. Can't remember much of the interview, but I think it was pretty short.

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

ART DIRECTION BY DAVID C. FEIN.

...groan....

The new cover look spectacular, here's hoping FEIN does an OK job.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

ART DIRECTION BY DAVID C. FEIN.

...groan....

The new cover look spectacular, here's hoping FEIN does an OK job.


The cover is key art courtesy of WB. It would have been hard to f*** it up. The test is how tastefully the rest of the package is done. Taking film images and sucking out the brightness/contrast in photoshop isn't clever. Nor are amateur fonts. Nor are drab photos plastered under disc trays, nor are album titles on the side of the case that are so small you can't read them. All "Fein" characteristics.

I crave re-packages of Forever Young and Bad Girls and now here comes Dennis. Such a shame considering the other outstanding artists LLL has at its disposal.

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2014 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Oh...
I was being polite...
His inept art stylings (on DUTCH, BATMAN RETURNS especially) where big, blocky easy to read fonts and smear shadow obscures the artwork and dominates the presentation.

FINE is a word, FEIN is a typo.

Nuff Said!!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

See, this is why I feel on this board most of the time it's wasted effort posting updates, bump threads because of idiot replies nitpicking and obsessing over unseen artwork (it's always something). I will enjoy the Dennis the Menace expansion, have fun staring at paper.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Does anybody else remember Jerry appearing on the Today Show to talk about this score when the movie came out? If I recall, they showed a clip from the movie which covered the "Fun with False Teeth" cue, and then they cut to Jerry and he was laughing about that scene. Can't remember much of the interview, but I think it was pretty short.

He seemed to appear a lot on the Today show, hope these shows will find their way to youtube! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

See, this is why I feel on this board most of the time it's wasted effort posting updates, bump threads because of idiot replies nitpicking and obsessing over unseen artwork (it's always something). I will enjoy the Dennis the Menace expansion, have fun staring at paper.

You cannot appreciate what is good, without acknowledging what is bad. That goes for packaging, as well as music.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

See, this is why I feel on this board most of the time it's wasted effort posting updates, bump threads because of idiot replies nitpicking and obsessing over unseen artwork (it's always something). I will enjoy the Dennis the Menace expansion, have fun staring at paper.

You cannot appreciate what is good, without acknowledging what is bad. That goes for packaging, as well as music.


Well I would appreciate it if you at least waited until the CD was released before making that judgment? Or did you want to make sure you were the first one bitching about this release?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

ART DIRECTION BY DAVID C. FEIN.

Oh FFS. Sorry but... worse art designer EVER! I can only assume this was prepared back when FOREVER YOUNG was released - another "David C. Fein" production that placed white text (the track list) over a light grey background!


Which was approved by WARNER BROS RECORDS, WARNER BROS FILMS and bot of the owners of LA LA LAND RECORDS.

Now, if you want to explain to them their mistake and how you know so much better then they do about what they are releasing from their company I can provide you both their direct emails and the company phone number LA LA LAND RECORDS.

I'm sure they will bow before you greatness and WISDOW...


(At this point do you think you are getting the message).


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

So . . . was The Ninth Gate temped with this? Because there's a theme here that is very similar to Kilar's theme for Corso. Distractingly so, given the disparate subject matter!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

At this point do you think you are getting the message.
Ford A. Thaxton


I get that you're being a jerk. Does that help?

It doesn't take a designing genius to work out that light text on a light background (Forever Young) is a bad idea. Or positioning a title on the side that can't be read from a distance of more than 5 centimeters (also Forever Young). Or fading an image in Photoshop with absolutely no finesse whatsoever (almost ALL of their titles!). These are blunders that none of the other label's designers make. DCF - or his company/team or whatever - are simply awful at what they do and are unworthy of the great sounding albums that LLL puts out. I don't care if the studio signed off on it or not.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

At this point do you think you are getting the message.
Ford A. Thaxton


I get that you're being a jerk. Does that help?


No, YOU ARE..

You are pissing on Mr. Fein while cowardly hiding behind your screen name with the courage to sign your name to your nasty little posts.

If you really feel so strongly and wish to explain to Mr. Gerhard and Mr. Verboys why they are totally wrong in hiring the man to do design their packages here is a NOVEL IDEA.

Have the balls to go to them DIRECTLY, I can happily provide you with the LA LA LAND Email and office phone number so you can call him up and tell them why you know better then they do about who they should have design their artwork.

I'm sure they will bow before your incredible taste...

By any chance are you getting the MESSAGE NOW I'm sending to you?

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Play nice, please.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO SPYMASTER- Such a wise statement, you cannot know what is bad unless you have seen what is good. Always loved that statement.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

according to Ford's philosophy we should turn this message board off, cause NOBODY can criticize a film score due to the fact that ANY film composer is a professional of his art and has more knowledge of his work than we have.

something extended to producers and film companies who pay them and approve their works, of course.

oh, and we dont sign our opinions, so they are pointless.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Got the new Dennis The Menace this weekend.

The Big Screen Records release was one of my first Goldsmith purchases back in the early to mid 90's, on cassette tape no less! (Sleeping with the Enemy, Forever Young, Basic Instinct, Star Trek TMP were other tapes I owned). There were over 20 more years coming my way of Goldsmith goodness and obsession. I always enjoyed DTM musically but it got lost in the shuffle over the years.

La La Land's complete version made me realize just how much was missing, pretty much the first half was left off originally. I wasn't really wanting an expanded DTM at all, but I knew one was coming and I ponied up for a copy. I'm glad I did. It sounds terrific and the extra music is so much fun!

As for the artwork. Okay, I get the whole thing about David Fein's previous work on Forever Young and Bad Girls. But with Dennis he really did a nice job. The color scheme really pops out, the pics are in high def, and the text is nicely offset and easy to see. It's perfectly acceptable.

-Rick O.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 8:24 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

according to Ford's philosophy we should turn this message board off, cause NOBODY can criticize a film score due to the fact that ANY film composer is a professional of his art and has more knowledge of his work than we have..

You clearly are CLUELESS..

If you don't like something, that's fine.

But when you go out of your WAY TO ATTACK SOMEONE PERSONALLY BY NAME while cowardly hiding behind your screen name, that just makes you a jerk.

Have I made this clear enough?

Ford A. Thaxton

 
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