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 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   John Morgan   (Member)

As someone who played bassoon through my college days and percussion in marching band, there is nothing I like better than great low winds writing. Herrmann and Steiner are great for that. When I think of brass writing, I think of Barry and Tiomkin. I reall hope Don Juan and Arsenic is not the last Tribute release.

If I win the lottery tonight I may keep you and Tadlow busy for a while. smile Nice dream anyway.


There is some unbelievable bassoon (and contra) writing in MARK TWAIN (Frog Jumping), THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON, and THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE. I can't remember which one, but we had to bring in a special Contra Bassoon player for one of the cues. The regular bassoonist wanted to play it on regular bassoon and play it down an octave, but Bill and I stopped that quick!

I hope you win the lottery, but I would avoid investing in FaceBook at the moment.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)


Add me to the list of score fans who ranks this among Steiner's best. Tremendous recording John. Thanks to you William and anna and the whole crew. You know that I used to claim my favorite recording of your team was They Died With Their Boots On, which still ranks high on my list, but Don Juan and Charge of the Light Brigade have topped that. I am also fond of The Adventures of Mark Twain, love those low reeds.


Thanks....we do too. Between Steiner and Herrmann, the low winds get a workout, don't they?



As someone who played bassoon through my college days and percussion in marching band, there is nothing I like better than great low winds writing. Herrmann and Steiner are great for that. When I think of brass writing, I think of Barry and Tiomkin. I reall hope Don Juan and Arsenic is not the last Tribute release.

If I win the lottery tonight I may keep you and Tadlow busy for a while. smile Nice dream anyway.


My sentiments exactly, so I'm aiming for the Euro lottery. I have the winning ticket you see...... smile

When I win a substantial amount I will certainly be financing more rerecordings.

Still waiting for my Don Juan..... Should be tomorrow!

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2012 - 2:55 AM   
 By:   Ryan Brennan   (Member)

The entire presentation is just marvelous. The book inside is very well written and documents the scores scene by scene. Kudos to the unknown, talented chap who took the exhaustive time and energy to do the break downs..

Curt Hardaway wrote all the cue by cue descriptions and Ryan Brennan wrote all the background information on the films. And they both get credit, with a small bio paragraph. I am very pleased with the detail and writing style these two do for us.... They are informative and fun reads, as I hope the music is fun and entertaining listening.


Thanks, John. I really enjoy these assignments and your satisfaction, along with Anna's and Bill's, is a reward in itself because of the high standards you three set. I hope that A&C MEET FRANK recording becomes a reality some day and let me remind you there's two guys out here who'd love to be with you all again on that project!

P.S.-- Since suggestions are being made, what about HOUSE OF WAX or DUEL IN THE SUN?

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2012 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Just received my copy of 'The Adventures of Don Juan', what a tremendous package, this must be one of the best sounding and best presented re-recordings of all time.

Forgot to say thank you to SAE for the Arsenic and Old Lace fridge magnet, it's a very nice addition to our fridge magnet collection.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2012 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)

Just received my copy of 'The Adventures of Don Juan', what a tremendous package, this must be one of the best sounding and best presented re-recordings of all time.

Received my two copies today. Yay!

Listened to both cds then ripped them to my ipad and ipod. Joy!

I completely second the above comments regarding these rerecordings. Absolutely brilliant.

If you manage to do The Thief of Bagdad it would be, going by this rerecording, a milestone for Rozsa audiophiles, alongside Tadlow's outstanding output.

Congrats to all concerned with this rerecording package.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

No love for this gorgeous CD?????????????????

Great Steiner score with superlative sound, what is there not to like?

Unless we as a group fail to support these wonderful Tribute and Tadlow recordings, there will be no more.


Curiuos Mr Morgan and Mr Stromberg has this CD sold well??

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

A simply spectacular production all around. The book is amazing by itself, but if you want to hear what film music re-recordings are SUPPOSED to sound like, pick this one up, and then pick up all the other Tribute recordings. I don't care what the other labels are doing. These recreations by Bonn, Morgan, and Stromberg have set a new standard for film music recordings. Simply as good as it gets and as good as it ever will get. So stop telling them what they need to record NEXT, and make sure you've already bought copies of everything they've already done up until now.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2012 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   James Corry   (Member)

RM Eastman and MMM summed it up perfectly: Unless the recordings by Tribute and Tadlow are supported (that means with your $) there will be NO MORE.....

J.

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2012 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

The more I play Don Juan, the more miraculous it sounds. The instrumental clarity takes getting used to, having spent a lifetime listening to the seemingly thicker-sounding original, but once I adjusted it's been just fantastic to listen to.

My only wish relates to Arsenic and Old Lace. I wish that instead of giving us an extra alternate for the oompah-oompah baseball cue that's attached to the Main Title, they'd offered an alternate of the Main Title WITHOUT the baseball bit at all, for poor souls like me who can't bear that horribly circus-like traditional tune.

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2012 - 10:21 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

A simply spectacular production all around. The book is amazing by itself, but if you want to hear what film music re-recordings are SUPPOSED to sound like, pick this one up, and then pick up all the other Tribute recordings. I don't care what the other labels are doing. These recreations by Bonn, Morgan, and Stromberg have set a new standard for film music recordings. Simply as good as it gets and as good as it ever will get. So stop telling them what they need to record NEXT, and make sure you've already bought copies of everything they've already done up until now.

I have all of the Tribute discs and all of the Tadlow/Prometheus rerecordings, except for the two that are pending and I will be buying those as soon as they are available. I hope there are more to come from both labels.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2012 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

I have been playing Don Juan and greatly enjoy it. It can't be done any better. Lots to read in the huge booklet. Truly a breathtaking performance. Thanks to all!

I urge all to buy this release if at all possible so the series will continue.

John, can you say how well it is selling? ......... Peter smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2012 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   John Morgan   (Member)

I have been playing Don Juan and greatly enjoy it. It can't be done any better. Lots to read in the huge booklet. Truly a breathtaking performance. Thanks to all!

I urge all to buy this release if at all possible so the series will continue.

John, can you say how well it is selling? ......... Peter smile


I don't know. I never ask until the review copies are out and it has been released for a longer period than 2 weeks. I hope it does well, but one never knows.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2012 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)

Well I didn't, for some odd reason smile, win the Euro millions lottery. So at this point I cannot send any money their way. However, I always buy 2 copies of their releases so I can pass them on to friends.

Don Juan is magnificent and without doubt I am sure Tadlow's forthcoming Quo Vadis will be as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2012 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   estgrey   (Member)

This came in the mail on Monday, and I sampled it immediately, but today is the first time I have had a chance to listen to the whole set. Given the lamentable statement that this may be the last (or one of the last) re-recordings issued by Tribute, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to Stromberg and Morgan (et al) for a very fine release.

The Adventures of Don Juan has always been my favorite Steiner score, and it is wonderful to have such a fine performance, captured in such terrific sound (and with such splendid packaging).

And since I am taking a moment to post about the Adventures of Don Juan, let me also repeat my deep pleasure with your prior releases. My listening options would be much poorer without your hard work, skill and enthusiasm.

Well done, gentlemen. (I can only hope that some degree of deeply felt personal gratitude can help to offset what has apparently been something of a financial disappointment.)

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2012 - 11:54 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I hope those who delayed their purchase of this superb release are going to be ordering it today.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2012 - 1:07 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I ordered. I listened. It's unbelievably good!

I have just placed an order for all of the Tribute discs that I don't already have (I have 4 in total already) because I have absolute faith in all involved.

Tribute and Tadlow EASILY lead the way in film music re-recordings!

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2012 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I ordered. I listened. It's unbelievably good!

I have just placed an order for all of the Tribute discs that I don't already have (I have 4 in total already) because I have absolute faith in all involved.

Tribute and Tadlow EASILY lead the way in film music re-recordings!


I did that with the Tadlow discs recently. Now I need to grab the latest Jarre release from Tadlow along with their sampler.

Don Juan and Arsenic are absolutely top notch. I hope this is not the last Tribute release.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2012 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Saw a new review of the recording. smile

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2012/Sept12/Steiner_arsenic_tfc1009.htm

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2012 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Don Juan is on my wishlist to get. Wish that would get a Blu ray release.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2012 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Out of curiosity, was the trailer to Arsenic rerecorded, or is it the same recording as on Charge of the Light Bridage? They seem to be the same performance but sound slightly different which could be a result of mastering. If I use Winamp's "auto-tag" it identifies both correct....so I'm quite curious.

Also, I believe it was mentioned before, but who arranged that version of Happy Birthday that's at the end?

 
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