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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Hunters Are for Killing
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2010 - 1:09 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

My friends, if you check the ad copy, we wrote: "The uptempo main theme is the same mixed-meter jazz piece that he used as the theme to Matt Helm (1975 telefilm) and The Big Sleep (1978)."

I have been trying to release this soundtrack for 11 years!

Lukas


Such efforts must be rewarded, besides it is Fielding, even jazz-Fielding!
So I could never miss this release.

But give more that 22 hours to place my order, the hunt for Predator exhausted me.

Lorenz

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2010 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)


Which means, he conducted the score (he did the same for Goldsmith's "The Homecoming"). Stevens did what I feel was the best arrangement of "Gunsmoke"'s main title, which was used beginning with its 13th season. Stevens also functioned in the same capacity for Goldsmith's "Brotherhood Of The Bell". Could that be F.S.M.'s next release? Let's hope so!



With respect, being credited as Music Supervisor doesn't necessarily mean that Stevens conducted the music at all.

And if you look closely at the blurb (eg track listing) on the SAE website page for FSM's Hunters are for Killing CD, it does say 'Composed and conducted by Jerry Fielding'....


Mort Stevens did not conduct either one of these two productions - Mort's job as "supervisor" was to hire both, Fielding and Goldsmith for their respective assignments - I know I have THE HOMECOMING on DVD and it clearly states in the end credits, "Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith" with a credit at the tail end, " Music Supervisor: Morton Stevens - oh, Mort MAY have conducted a cue or two, but for the most part, both Fielding and Goldsmith conducted their own scores.

Mort started his job as "Music Supervisor" for CBS West Coast Operations back in 1965. I also know that his other duties included arranging and overseeing much of the CBS music being composed at the time - such is the case of the "Cinmeron Strip" theme, composed by Maurice Jarre, where Mort needed to step in and basically arrange and develop that theme, as heard in the series - and what a theme it turned out to be!...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2010 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)


Which means, he conducted the score (he did the same for Goldsmith's "The Homecoming"). Stevens did what I feel was the best arrangement of "Gunsmoke"'s main title, which was used beginning with its 13th season. Stevens also functioned in the same capacity for Goldsmith's "Brotherhood Of The Bell". Could that be F.S.M.'s next release? Let's hope so!



With respect, being credited as Music Supervisor doesn't necessarily mean that Stevens conducted the music at all.

And if you look closely at the blurb (eg track listing) on the SAE website page for FSM's Hunters are for Killing CD, it does say 'Composed and conducted by Jerry Fielding'....


Mort Stevens did not conduct either one of these two productions - Mort's job as "supervisor" was to hire both, Fielding and Goldsmith for their respective assignments - I know I have THE HOMECOMING on DVD and it clearly states in the end credits, "Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith" with a credit at the tail end, " Music Supervisor: Morton Stevens - oh, Mort MAY have conducted a cue or two, but for the most part, both Fielding and Goldsmith conducted their own scores.

Mort started his job as "Music Supervisor" for CBS West Coast Operations back in 1965...:-)


Do you know who Morton Stevens replaced? Herschel Burke Gilbert, who left C.B.S. due to corporate meddling. By the way, David Whittaker DID conduct Fielding's score for "Lawman". Unfortunately, "The Homecoming" came during a rather low period when Goldsmith scored mostly television films for nearly two years, and his career didn't get rejuvenated until his score for "Papillion" got him an Oscar nomination. And I'm still waiting for a C.D. release for "The Brotherhood Of The Bell".

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2010 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)


Which means, he conducted the score (he did the same for Goldsmith's "The Homecoming"). Stevens did what I feel was the best arrangement of "Gunsmoke"'s main title, which was used beginning with its 13th season. Stevens also functioned in the same capacity for Goldsmith's "Brotherhood Of The Bell". Could that be F.S.M.'s next release? Let's hope so!



With respect, being credited as Music Supervisor doesn't necessarily mean that Stevens conducted the music at all.

And if you look closely at the blurb (eg track listing) on the SAE website page for FSM's Hunters are for Killing CD, it does say 'Composed and conducted by Jerry Fielding'....


Mort Stevens did not conduct either one of these two productions - Mort's job as "supervisor" was to hire both, Fielding and Goldsmith for their respective assignments - I know I have THE HOMECOMING on DVD and it clearly states in the end credits, "Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith" with a credit at the tail end, " Music Supervisor: Morton Stevens - oh, Mort MAY have conducted a cue or two, but for the most part, both Fielding and Goldsmith conducted their own scores.

Mort started his job as "Music Supervisor" for CBS West Coast Operations back in 1965. I also know that his other duties included arranging and overseeing much of the CBS music being composed at the time - such is the case of the "Cinmeron Strip" theme, composed by Maurice Jarre, where Mort needed to step in and basically arrange and develop that theme, as heard in the series - and what a theme it turned out to be!...:-)


One of Morton Stevens' first assignments as C.B.S.' West Coast Music Director was conducting Hugo Friedhofer's score for the "Rawhide" episode "Six Weeks To Bent Fork" (Friedhofer only occasionally conducted).

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2010 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)


Which means, he conducted the score (he did the same for Goldsmith's "The Homecoming"). Stevens did what I feel was the best arrangement of "Gunsmoke"'s main title, which was used beginning with its 13th season. Stevens also functioned in the same capacity for Goldsmith's "Brotherhood Of The Bell". Could that be F.S.M.'s next release? Let's hope so!



With respect, being credited as Music Supervisor doesn't necessarily mean that Stevens conducted the music at all.

And if you look closely at the blurb (eg track listing) on the SAE website page for FSM's Hunters are for Killing CD, it does say 'Composed and conducted by Jerry Fielding'....


Mort Stevens did not conduct either one of these two productions - Mort's job as "supervisor" was to hire both, Fielding and Goldsmith for their respective assignments - I know I have THE HOMECOMING on DVD and it clearly states in the end credits, "Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith" with a credit at the tail end, " Music Supervisor: Morton Stevens - oh, Mort MAY have conducted a cue or two, but for the most part, both Fielding and Goldsmith conducted their own scores.

Mort started his job as "Music Supervisor" for CBS West Coast Operations back in 1965. I also know that his other duties included arranging and overseeing much of the CBS music being composed at the time - such is the case of the "Cinmeron Strip" theme, composed by Maurice Jarre, where Mort needed to step in and basically arrange and develop that theme, as heard in the series - and what a theme it turned out to be!...:-)


One of Morton Stevens' first assignments as C.B.S.' West Coast Music Director was conducting Hugo Friedhofer's score for the "Rawhide" episode "Six Weeks To Bent Fork" (Friedhofer only occasionally conducted).


Yes, I have this score on the "Music From CBS Westerns" CD that the Film Music Society put out a few years back - great CD!...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2010 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Lukas, if it's not giving too much away, what other stuff is in this collection of CBS stuff at UCLA? Anything by Morton Stevens by any chance? As MRAudio has said, he did some really wonderul stuff for CBS made-for-TV movies in the early to mid 70's.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2010 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Lukas, if it's not giving too much away, what other stuff is in this collection of CBS stuff at UCLA? Anything by Morton Stevens by any chance? As MRAudio has said, he did some really wonderul stuff for CBS made-for-TV movies in the early to mid 70's.

He also scored Irwin Allen's 1985 T.V.M. star studded adaptation of "Alice In Wonderland". Hmmm....I wonder if Goldsmith's score for "The Brotherhood Of The Bell" is in the collection of C.B.S. music at U.C.L.A.?

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2010 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Lukas, if it's not giving too much away, what other stuff is in this collection of CBS stuff at UCLA? Anything by Morton Stevens by any chance? As MRAudio has said, he did some really wonderul stuff for CBS made-for-TV movies in the early to mid 70's.

He also scored Irwin Allen's 1985 T.V.M. star studded adaptation of "Alice In Wonderland". Hmmm....I wonder if Goldsmith's score for "The Brotherhood Of The Bell" is in the collection of C.B.S. music at U.C.L.A.?


Yes, Mort Composed the score as well as the adaptations and arrangements of the Steve Allen songs for the 1985 "Alice In Wonderland" - Mort once said that he wrote about 160 minutes of music for this 4-hour production, which is available on DVD.

As far as the music elements, this was an Irwin Allen Production in association with Columbia Pictures Television, first shown on CBS as a two-part mini-series back in December, 1985....:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2010 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

While on the subject of Jerry Fielding


Here is a bad new recording of the long version of the title theme from THE BIONIC WOMAN that is available from BSX RECORDS on ITUNES:




http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/theme-from-the-bionic-woman/id355562156





Enjoy



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2010 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

While on the subject of Jerry Fielding


Here is a bad new recording of the long version of the title theme from THE BIONIC WOMAN that is available from BSX RECORDS on ITUNES:


Ford A. Thaxton




....And this version also opens the latest in the series of Joe Harnell BW scores, which I should hopefully be receiving soon:

http://yhst-76230688982511.stores.yahoo.net/biwovoivmufr.html

Not bad at all really, from the sample!

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2010 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Finally got this today and I just love it. Great main title. This may be mono, but it's good mono, clean, not muddy or flat.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2010 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Man, this is great! Jump through hoops if you have to, but get it.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2010 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I will, I'm just waiting for a few more titles so I can place my order with SAE.
I sure hope there's something in the Intrada's for me this coming Monday.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2010 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Just finished listening to this terrific disc. Some wonderful, unexpected Fielding treasure.

For the first two or three tracks, I didn't think I was going to be so impressed, but thereafter virtually every cue is a little gem. This will get plenty of plays.




 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2010 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Hunters" arrived and am listening to it now. Nice! Much of this wouldn't be out of place on an episode of Mannix and it sounds a bit like another 1970 score, Oliver Nelson's Zigzag, with its use of percussion.

It's interesting to hear Jerry immediately after The Wild Bunch and he must've felt the same as Jerry Goldsmith in that he felt the need to take as much TV work as possible because of the rise of pop and rock soundtracks at that time, not knowing whether he'd be back in Vegas due to the lack of work in Hollywood.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2010 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

There's another future Kolchak cue in "Bad Sign" (#14). The last few seconds of which will serve as a "stinger" before commercial break in many a Kolchak episode.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2010 - 3:37 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

This is one fun listen! It's Jerry having what sounds to be a great time with this loose, jazzy, jammy score! As David already mentioned, the source cues are, to use the parlance of 1970, far out! big grin *Two* acid cues for a TV movie that's not an "After School Special"??? Fantastic!

This is the most fun Fielding out there and I'm grateful that Lukas and co. got this one out there.

And remember, Burt Reynolds sans mustache is always one bad-ass mutha...he's one of the few actors who can roll to the precipice of being a cultural punchline and then roll back to safety in order to deliver(ance) a great performance. He's much better than his toupee and mustache indicate.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2010 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Yes - really a fun listen! For me the release of the year so far! It's like a bigger version of all those unreleased great Mannix and McMillan scores composed around the same time. I also enjoy the bit of Tribbles thrown in here!

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2010 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Yes - really a fun listen! For me the release of the year so far! It's like a bigger version of all those unreleased great Mannix and McMillan scores composed around the same time. I also enjoy the bit of Tribbles thrown in here!

I agree. It's the kind of sound that Philip Marlowe would've had if The Big Sleep had been made in 1969-70 (not counting Marlowe, of course).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2010 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Hi, I know that Lukas had been trying to get this out for 11 years, but I've been waiting passively with my arms crossed for 35 years for someone to do it. So thanks Lukas! But, would you all refrain from buying it until my wife gives me my 20 dollars pocket money? Probably some time towards the end of September. She might let me combine it with the MGM TV box if plied with wine. When's that MGM box due out anyway?

 
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