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 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm just interested in what made BSX choose this particular release - was it the easiest one to get hold of

It took 2 years and the reason we wanted to do it.

We love Vampire Movies and we happen to really love this one.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

I'm just interested in what made BSX choose this particular release - was it the easiest one to get hold of

It took 2 years and the reason we wanted to do it.

Ford A. Thaxton


That is a long time. Well done in getting it out there and adding original TD material to your catalogue! It is appreciated!

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Did you mean that TD has no rights to just this particular score, or their other film scores too? I'm guessing those rights in general reside all over the place? I'm just interested in what made BSX choose this particular release - was it the easiest one to get hold of smile

Well, I guess the film company (F/M) or the label that released the soundtrack the first time around (Varese/Silva) has some rights, but what do I know...

I was under the impression that the composer has no rights to the score after they have been paid and handed the score over to the director?

And of course there is/was a connection between Silva Screen and Buysoundtrax.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I have searched and searched for my topic on Stone's SUNDOWN and can't find . If I had found it, I would have brought it back up as a reminder to buy this score.

This is an AMAZING score. Someone mentioned it about 8 years ago and that it could be bought for a few dollars at Amazon, so "sound unheard" I bought it. WOW! It was a great CD. Then, all of a sudden, it became rare and VERY costly. BSX is now offering it at a great price.

It is rich with action music and amazing themes. It certainly pays homage to Elmer Bernstein's signature western rhythms first heard in The Magnificent Seven. It also has cuts echoing Morricone's western sounds, and it has Stone's own original voice. I play it often. I could barely stand watching the movie. This is a score that belonged behind an excellent western, and I think if it had underscored a better movie, all of you would have heard of it.

Great buy and great score!!

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   Burk Whittenburg   (Member)

2 excellent 80's scores I'll be picking up. Please keep these 80's scores coming BSX!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I have searched and searched for my topic on Stone's SUNDOWN and can't find . If I had found it, I would have brought it back up as a reminder to buy this score.

This is an AMAZING score. Someone mentioned it about 8 years ago and that it could be bought for a few dollars at Amazon, so "sound unheard" I bought it. WOW! It was a great CD. Then, all of a sudden, it became rare and VERY costly. BSX is now offering it at a great price.

It is rich with action music and amazing themes. It certainly pays homage to Elmer Bernstein's signature western rhythms first heard in The Magnificent Seven. It also has cuts echoing Morricone's western sounds, and it has Stone's own original voice. I play it often. I could barely stand watching the movie. This is a score that belonged behind an excellent western, and I think if it had underscored a better movie, all of you would have heard of it.

Great buy and great score!!


Yeah, I remember you raved about it several years ago, Joan. When I see that title, I think of you.

NEAR DARK is nice. I never got around to picking up the old release. Now I have the chance.

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Did you mean that TD has no rights to just this particular score, or their other film scores too? I'm guessing those rights in general reside all over the place? I'm just interested in what made BSX choose this particular release - was it the easiest one to get hold of smile

Well, I guess the film company (F/M) or the label that released the soundtrack the first time around (Varese/Silva) has some rights, but what do I know...

I was under the impression that the composer has no rights to the score after they have been paid and handed the score over to the director?


I figured the situation varies with every score. SOme composers retain some rights, others don't... I could be completely wrong!

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

NEAR DARK is nice. I never got around to picking up the old release. Now I have the chance.

Do so. It's a nice length, about 35 mins. As I said above, 'Bus Station (Mae's Theme)' is one of the best cues TD ever did and there's some other nice music in there too. Not the absolute best by TD but still good stuff!

Do you have any TD in your collection, Thor?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I do, but not enough.

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

I do, but not enough.

Firestarter and Miracle Mile are good titles to go for after this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2013 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

NEAR DARK is nice. I never got around to picking up the old release. Now I have the chance.

Do so. It's a nice length, about 35 mins. As I said above, 'Bus Station (Mae's Theme)' is one of the best cues TD ever did and there's some other nice music in there too. Not the absolute best by TD but still good stuff!

Do you have any TD in your collection, Thor?



There are some great atmospheric tracks in Near Dark, Bus Station, yes is one of the better tracks. It is nice to have this back in print for those who missed it. And Sundown is just fabulous.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 12:51 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

NEAR DARK is nice. I never got around to picking up the old release. Now I have the chance.

Do so. It's a nice length, about 35 mins.


The CD runs about 46:52.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm excited about the Sundown reissue. It's a score I've heard a lot of good things about (and I know that Stone is talented) but have never gotten because the original release is so scarce/expensive. To have it (hopefully) remastered with new notes is awesome.

Yavar


It's one of my personal favorite projects I've ever worked on.

Richard was a great guy who was taken from us far too soon.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I will need to checkout Sundown. I loved Richards work for the Warner's cartoons and his work is sorely under represented. Thanks BSX for re-releasing this

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 2:13 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

NEAR DARK is nice. I never got around to picking up the old release. Now I have the chance.

Do so. It's a nice length, about 35 mins.


The CD runs about 46:52.


Ford A. Thaxton


Yes, sorry - getting my albums muddled.

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 4:35 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Did you mean that TD has no rights to just this particular score, or their other film scores too? I'm guessing those rights in general reside all over the place? I'm just interested in what made BSX choose this particular release - was it the easiest one to get hold of smile

Well, I guess the film company (F/M) or the label that released the soundtrack the first time around (Varese/Silva) has some rights, but what do I know...

I was under the impression that the composer has no rights to the score after they have been paid and handed the score over to the director?


I figured the situation varies with every score. SOme composers retain some rights, others don't... I could be completely wrong!


No, you are most probably right.

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

About the Near Dark tracks - Caleb's Blues is by many (me included) regarded as a low-point in TD's career - electronic blues just doesn't function - but tracks like Rain In The Third House and Goodtimes are very enjoyable:

Rain In The Third House:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8HY7Zwyk8k

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

According to the email I received "Sundown" is limited to a 100 copies. Now that's limited!

SUNDOWN: THE VAMPIRE IN RETREAT
Original Soundtrack Recording
Music by Richard Steon
LIMITED EDITION OF 100 UNITS
$15.95
SHIPS: THE WEEK OF APRIL 8th

Edit: On a serious note "Sundown" sounds interesting. Like the vibe.

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

According to the email I received "Sundown" is limited to a 100 copies. Now that's limited!


Typo. BSX page says 1000.

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

According to the email I received "Sundown" is limited to a 100 copies. Now that's limited!


Typo. BSX page says 1000.


Thxs, I know. I was just being silly.

 
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