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 Posted:   Nov 9, 2009 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 1:08 AM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

This year, Basil's memory has been honored with a sparkling new presentation of his magnum opus...

We have Tadlow and Prometheus to thank for finally giving us the complete score to CONAN THE BARBARIAN.



With each passing year, his legacy is steadily growing.

RIP Maestro - your work lives on.








 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Thanks Sarge for those excellent youtube clips smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I banged out an obit for Basil on MusicOnFilm but they're rearranging the front page and its lost in the shuffle for now.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Still brings tears to my eyes.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 6:19 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



One of Our All-Tyme FAVORITE Evocatively-Scored Sequences When They Leave In The Mornin' Department:



And the equally rousing cattle-rustling episode – HooHA!!!



Manomanofmen, Maestro, art thou most profoundly missed. frownfrownfrown

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

One of my favorite composers, and I haven't even heard half of his discography yet - his Conan music is so amazing, of course - but I love his work on RoboCop, and what I had heard on Wind / A Whale for the Killing. We have Intrada to thank this year as well for the complete RoboCop.

I'm still waiting for one of my grails to be released - the complete/rejected scores for Breakdown.

I should watch all the previously posted YouTube videos later today.

RIP Basil - we all miss you so much.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

Thinking about the Maestro today, and will be listening to the new CONAN constantly. You were the greatest, and I hope wherever you are, you can see how happy your music made all of us.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

Basil was a brilliant composer. Mr Poledouris was definately the most versatile composer ever. Nobody can match him. To score such brilliant action like Robocop, Starship Troopers, Conan, Switchback, and I could go on and on. Then be able to pull at the heartstrings the way he did with It's My Party, The War At Home, and IMHO his most beautiful cue ever THE DECISION from For Love Of The Game. As great as his talent is, one of the things that has impressed me (even though I unfortionately never got to meet him) was that everyone seemed to love the man as a person and what a wonderful father he was. Truly a class act and missed.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   amatalqa   (Member)

Basil lives on forever through his timeless magnificent music. I hope this new Conan recording creates new followers who'll go on to discover his body of work. Between Basil and Michael Kamen, we lost two of the most original voices in film music.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Blue Lagoon and It's My Party my two more treasured Basil scores. Of course all the other stuff is wonderful and great great and wonderful, but BL and IMP are my tops, absolutely gorgeous stuff.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

DmD, I consider IT'S MY PARTY to be one of Basil's great underrated works. Stripped down to just a piano, performing it all himself, Basil's musical ability still shone through.

You might also enjoy his score to THE WAR AT HOME, which is in a similar vein. Hopefully that score will get an official release someday.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Yeah, I miss him too.
I got into film music via Pino Donaggio and Poledouris was the next best thing I discovered.
Red Dawn is immense. Amerika is sublime. Conan is pretty good too wink
Blue Lagoon is THE music of love. I could go on, but I'm sure you get the drill.
Some unreleased scores by him from the various labels would be nice.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I remember going to Times Square to see "Big Wednesday" the week it opened -- jeez which theater was it -- torn down now -- on Broadway around 45th Street -- a bit seedy but it had a huge screen and stereo sound -- could it have been the Rivoli? -- and that awesome, gorgeous score just enveloped and wowed me. It was my first encounter with his music. The FSM release is one of my all time favorite soundtrack releases. And then there were so many more films and scores over the years -- all of them so richly imagined and perfectly attuned to the project at hand. Hard to pick favorites -- Big Wednesday, Red Dawn, Amerika, both Conans, The Legend of Butch and Sundance, Flesh & Blood, Quigley Down Under -- so many. I will play the Ubeda DVD tonight in his memory.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)




By the way, Sarge - this video just so happens to be one of my few YouTube uploads. I'm somewhat surprised that you managed to catch it! I had ripped this video clip off of my copy of the 2009 Conan Ubeda concert DVD, but I didn't bother uploading the rest of the program - I see that someone else has already done so, so no need to, anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

I agree John M. I have a list of my favorite Poledouris scores, but there are so many sdtks that I missed out on. Hopefully all of us will see our favorite Basil score(s) in the near future. Heck we got the complete score to Conan. So anything is possible smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

DmD, I consider IT'S MY PARTY to be one of Basil's great underrated works. Stripped down to just a piano, performing it all himself, Basil's musical ability still shone through.

You might also enjoy his score to THE WAR AT HOME, which is in a similar vein. Hopefully that score will get an official release someday.


Thanks buddy, I'll have to definitely check that score out if I can find a "copy" somewhere.



Speaking of composers and piano's, I also think one of Michael Kamen's most beautiful scores is his The Winter Guest, just him at a piano on most tracks then, if I remember a VERY VERY small ensemble on a couple tracks.

Horner's The Portrait, cue from Titanic with just him at the piano was breathtakingly beautiful, if you ask me.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   Musicman416   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

And just think, Poledouris died a month and 15 days after one of my favorites, Sir Malcolm Arnold.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2011 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   bond6007   (Member)

Could someone possibly post the interviews with Basil from the DVD? I'd love to hear his take on the score.

 
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