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 Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

My first purchase this year (maybe one of two given the only other title I want at the moment is LLL's Ladyhawke).

Looking forward to this so much-haven't heard it in years. This and Silverado should have shot Mr B to greatness-never understood why he isn't doing some big films.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2014 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Dr Lenera   (Member)

Great news this release, this is a fabulous score and as Clark says, why did Broughton not become a hugely in-demand composer?

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   Frank V   (Member)

After listening to the choir only track (disc 2, track 17) I must conclude that the choir is NOT from "Waxing Elizabeth", but from "Rame Tep" (disc 2, track 2).

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Great news this release, this is a fabulous score and as Clark says, why did Broughton not become a hugely in-demand composer?

Hard to figure! His melodies are magnificent, his composing is nuanced and complex -- I'd rank him with JW as far as sophistication goes, and add points for accessibility and warmth. It may be that a lot of film execs see him as chiefly a TV composer, or maybe it's that other thing...that his mastery of the orchestra disqualifies him because they mostly all want droning soundscapes rather than rich, melodic, cleverly written orchestral scores...

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Or he just never had a big breakout hit. I guess the closest he had to that was Silverado or Tombstone, but he was in the wrong era to get famous for Westerns. But he never had a major blockbuster or an ongoing creative relationship with a big-name director. Would his career have been different if he had ended up doing Home Alone instead of John Williams? Very possibly!

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Would his career have been different if he had ended up doing Home Alone instead of John Williams? Very possibly!

Very unlikely "what if". Btw Home alone is the most forgettable Williams soundtrack.

Broughton is NOT an underrated composer but unfortunately he never went too far from an Americana or from a sort-of-Williams style. His talent is big but a lot of other film composers of his generation had (or have, for those still alive) a talent much bigger (Horner, Kamen, Elfman, Silvestri etc.)

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Very unlikely "what if". Btw Home alone is the most forgettable Williams soundtrack.

What do you mean unlikely? Broughton was originally attached to Home Alone, but didn't have time to do both it and Rescuers Down Under, so bowed out of Home Alone to work on the other one. And then John Williams stepped in -- who went on to work with director Columbus again on Stepmom, not a big deal, and Harry Potter, which kind of was. And regardless of the quality of the score or whether or not Columbus would have gone with Broughton for the later projects that ultimately went to Williams, Home Alone was a huge box office hit -- the kind of hit that gets the people involved more job offers.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Home Alone forgettable? What parallel world am I living in?

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

Somewhere in your memory...

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

His talent is big but a lot of other film composers of his generation had (or have, for those still alive) a talent much bigger (Horner, Kamen, Elfman, Silvestri etc.)

I would put Broughton above most of those (I won't mention who, because that's not important -- it's all opinion), but whatever your opinion, it seems fairly clear that Broughton -- to some extent just through dumb luck -- never wound up attached to a true blockbuster, or in a long-term working relationship with a James Cameron, Tim Burton, or Robert Zemeckis. He might have with Lawrence Kasdan, but they couldn't see eye-to-eye on the direction to take the score for "The Accidental Tourist."

That said, Broughton has had a very substantial career, with quite a few very big (if not quite huge) films, an Oscar nomination, nine Emmy wins, a solid following among our core group, and music that still plays at Disney theme parks. We fans may regret that he wasn't even bigger, but this is nothing to sneeze at.

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

One of the all-time-great soundtrack releases. Immensely satisfying and worth the wait. Thanks, Intrada!

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 11:08 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Regarding YSH, I've listened to the new release all the way through a few times and A/B'd several tracks between it and Intrada's 2002 promo, and the new mix is noticeably different. Which is "better" is, of course, a matter of opinion. The choir is not as prominent in the new mix, and in other places certain instruments seem to be subdued (dialed down), which in my opinion waters down some of the more climactic portions of the score and renders them less intense, despite the improved clarity of the recording (the slight tape hiss that pops up now and then on the promo is absent here, as far as I can tell).

I'll be the first to admit that my ears aren't the best, so take my words with a grain of salt. So far, overall, I prefer the punch and cacophonous bombast of the mix in the promo release over the clarity and balance of the new release, but like I said, it's all a matter of opinion, and this being one of my all-time favorite scores, I am happy to have it either way (and both ways), and the bonus cues on the new release are a real treat.

If you don't already have the Intrada promo, it's a no-brainer. You absolutely must buy this new release. If you do have the promo and you're a big fan of the score like I am, it may be worth it to you to check out the new mix to see if it's more to your liking, and even if it turns out it's not, you have some cool unreleased bonus tracks to feast your ears upon.

Good show, Intrada.

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2014 - 11:36 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Call me biased if you will, but after A/B-ing my favorite tracks on high-quality headphones at a decent volume, I definitely prefer the sound on the new album. The music feels more clear, more spacious and overall more "present" to me. There's also a slight gain in dynamic range over the old promo (if some passages don't seem as "loud" as before, that may be part of it). One reason I love this score so much is the orchestration. The bustling interplay between instruments is delicious, and shines through here like never before. And it still packs plenty of punch on my setup! I don't necessarily think a new or tweaked mix is automatically better, but in this case I'm extremely happy.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 12:00 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Posting snafu. I suspect foul play.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 12:04 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

The higher quality of the source material used for the new release is undeniable. The clarity and distinctness of the individual instruments and choir are what I appreciate most about it. It's the differences in the balance of volume between those elements that I prefer in the old mix vs. the new, if that makes any sense.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

The higher quality of the source material used for the new release is undeniable. The clarity and distinctness of the individual instruments and choir are what I appreciate most about it. It's the differences in the balance of volume between those elements that I prefer in the old mix vs. the new, if that makes any sense.

Cool Josh! Looking forward to my copy. The promo was one of my proudest items from the collection-which I had to sadly let go some years back. But now very excited and happy to get this back remastered and with the bonus cues. I'm sure the sound is awesome!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

I am really enjoying revisiting this score. The sound is excellent on this release, much better than the promo, IMHO. Definitely one of my favorite Broughton scores. I also enjoyed reading Broughton's comments about the score in the liner notes. I found it interesting what scores he would like to see released, including a complete The Rescuers Down Under and a score album to Bambi II. I concur!!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I am really enjoying revisiting this score. The sound is excellent on this release, much better than the promo, IMHO. Definitely one of my favorite Broughton scores. I also enjoyed reading Broughton's comments about the score in the liner notes. I found it interesting what scores he would like to see released, including a complete The Rescuers Down Under and a score album to Bambi II. I concur!!!

I'm surprised that Broughton did not mention his HAWAII FIVE-0 scores as a possible release in the liner notes - I read (or heard) many years ago that he wanted them put out on CD.

Anyway, YSH is a great release - thanks again, Intrada!...:-)

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

The higher quality of the source material used for the new release is undeniable. The clarity and distinctness of the individual instruments and choir are what I appreciate most about it. It's the differences in the balance of volume between those elements that I prefer in the old mix vs. the new, if that makes any sense.

That's exactly the feeling I got from the samples. YSH was a gateway score for me as a kid and I know it by heart, so it's the kind of thing that I know I might be OCD about when hearing the new mix. I want to give it a listen with fresh ears and appreciate the newfound clarity of Broughton's composition (which is really the whole point), but I don't know if I can be impartial about it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 10:00 PM   
 By:   Burk Whittenburg   (Member)

One of the all-time-great soundtrack releases. Immensely satisfying and worth the wait. Thanks, Intrada!

My thoughts exactly, such an enjoyable score. Played it non-stop over the weekend.

 
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