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 Posted:   Jan 29, 2015 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I remember hearing some where that it was released as "Mad Max 2" overseas and called "The Road Warrior" in the US. Was this true?

Yes.

The first film wasn't widely distributed in the States, so the sequel couldn't really trade on the association.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2015 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Why is there no KICKSTARTER to get MAD MAX 2 rerecorded??

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2015 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   indyray   (Member)

I,m in!
Brian May Mad Max II Road Warrior must be rerecorded because of the lost recordings and most important!
They belong in ower ears in fim music History.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2015 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   indyray   (Member)

http://36.media.tumblr.com/4293cbe2ef8422439bbd612ee30ae8f5/tumblr_nj7ko4iTSX1qa41tjo1_1280.jpg
I,m so waiting for the complete score from MAD MAD II The Road Warrior,that i hope not only this feature has an isolated score track,but the second Mad Max The Road Warrior has it included too.
Great Artwork from Paul Shipper.
Could a release of this great score become reality?
I,m still hoping.
Ray

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2015 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I recently re-watched The Road Warrior along with the other Mad Max pictures because of Fury Road. My enthusiasm for Brian May's score was rekindled.

The music for the first film is actually somewhat harsher and angrier, while there is a melancholy tone that hangs over the second film's score that broadens its scope somewhat. I found the soundtrack album from the first film to be pretty satisfying as far as what's in the film, and of course Tadlow release of Maurice Jarre's score for Beyond Thunderdome is complete and definitive. So that just leaves The Road Warrior.

The Road Warrior is a highly thematic, very detailed score that I think would make a great listening experience in complete form. From what I can tell watching the film, the themes are introduced slowly over the course of the score from the spare main title on, but then culminate in the rousing orchestral setpieces heard during the big truck chase at the end. The gyro captain's theme is one of my favorites, and there is an extended treatment toward the end of the truck chase.

It's a shame that it probably wouldn't be financially viable to make a new recording. If the stems do exist, hopefully one of our specialist labels could work their magic with it to expand the score to its full length someday.

I really, really love this score. If I were to win the lottery (not likely since I never play), I wouldn't put it past myself to ask James Fitzpatrick to make a new recording of this score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2015 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Amen Josh, amen...


Try having this be your all time favorite score, the work that is responsible
for fostering a life long love of music - and not really being able to hear it!
The old CD is an embarrassment - when you start subtracting sound efx
tracks and repeated cues (not to mention horribly muddy sound), your left with
around 25 odd minutes of pure scoring. 30 minute albums laugh at this!!! :-/

I also have the same fantasy, and DO occasionally play the lottery - this would be
number 1 to finance if I had the - what, $50 odd thousand for around 55 minutes
with a 75-85 piece orchestra? - I'd do it in a heartbeat.

-Sean

 
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