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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Friends of Eddie Coyle/Three Days of the Condor
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2012 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

The Liquidator is a 60s spy flick, nothing 70s about it.


Yes, I raised an eyebrow at that one too.

In the context of The Friends of Eddie Coyle and Three Days of the Condor, I'm not sure that I'd put THX 1138, The Heart is A Lonely Hunter or Soylent Green on a list of 'hard boiled' thriller scores. But I hasten to add that it's just my own view.


Nor is omega man

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2012 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

The Friends of Eddie Coyle/Three Days of the Condor arrived from SAE today.

Only listened to Eddie Coyle so far, and - not having listened to the sound samples previously, or ever having seen the film - I was rather unprepared for how funky and upbeat it all is. There are some suspense passages which use various types of unusual percussion but anyone who likes wah-wah guitar, drum kits and prominent bass guitar is well catered for here big grin

I shall give Condor a listen tomorrow....

Incidentally, on page 2 of the excellent booklet (which gives some very detailed background into each film, as well as analysis of the music) there is a very apt photo of Grusin with a spiffy 70's style 'porno film' moustache.....!

The FSM label is going to be missed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2012 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

The Friends of Eddie Coyle/Three Days of the Condor arrived from SAE today.

Only listened to Eddie Coyle so far, and - not having listened to the sound samples previously, or ever having seen the film - I was rather unprepared for how funky and upbeat it all is.



I listened to the samples every day, man. It's an addiction.
I know the film by heart.


The FSM label is going to be missed.

The best ones leave first!

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2012 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I received this disc today and it is really great. The Friends of Eddie Coyle is some groovy $#!+. I like the additional tracks from Three Days of the Condor as well, but was glad that the LP program was retained otherwise. This is a great presentation.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2012 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I have "Condor" on CD.

How badly do I want/need the current release?

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2012 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I have "Condor" on CD.

How badly do I want/need the current release?


If I were you--and you know I ain't--I'd get it just for the excellently funky EDDIE COYLE.

It's worth it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2012 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'd love to drive to my In-the-Heart-of-the-Slums job location in my old gold 1970 Pontiac LeMans with one of Grusin's finest funky cues, "Mr. Connection", blasting the ears of those ghetto rats.


http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/store/MP3/1503/02_Mr_Connection.mp3

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2012 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

The extra Condor cues are well worth the trouble too.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2012 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Yeah, the additional tracks from 3 Days of the Condor are not filler, they're all really interesting, and there are a few real choice moments. I also found the sound to be improved over my previous CD.

And The Friends of Eddie Coyle is badass.

You want this CD.

You want it bad.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2012 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Returning home after some countryside/mountain vacation, I went straight to my private mail box in another district and spotted "the" orange envelop from The Men from SAE.
Inside, I found two CDs: FSM's Grusin double header and Goldsmith's "Warning Shot".
I need to watch the "Eddie Coyle" film again to compare it with the CD. That give me ideas.
It's funny how the music play differently on CD. In the film, some instruments are played in the foreground. It's a different musical experience. It's hard funk and experimental all over.

"Next time, it's gonna be me going to Florida."

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2012 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

"...Hurts like a bastard".
—Eddie Coyle to Jackie Brown culled from "The Friends of Eddie Coyle".

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2012 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   rmos   (Member)

Hot dang. Another terrific entry for FSM's hardboiled 70s thriller collection.

Klute / All the President's Men
Marathon Man / The Parallax View
Point Blank / The Outfit
Zigzag / The Super Cops
The French Connection / French Connection II
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
The Getaway
McQ
The Yakuza

Thanks, Lukas.


You can add Mancini's "The Thief Who Came to Dinner" to this list.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2012 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   markz   (Member)

Just finished listening to TFOEC, which was completely new to me. I have been a HUGE fan of TDOTC since its original theatrical release, and I've loved the Grusin soundtrack, first on the too-short LP, then on the equally too-short CD. I was undecided whether to get the FSM version until I saw the list of unreleased tracks included. Not only are they extremely well worth listening to, but it turns out that the Eddie Coyle tracks are like a first cousin to Condor in tone, instrumentation, and style (even to Grusin ripping off his own double-flute signatures). Absolutely delightful disc! Lukas, thanks so much for putting this one out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BL4-OQqbQs

That's Johnny Mandel's little tribute to CONDOR!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2012 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

There's a 'review' (of sorts) of the CD here:

http://www.examiner.com/review/the-friends-of-eddie-coyle-music-by-dave-grusin

It gets a B- grade. Pah mad

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2012 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

There's a 'review' (of sorts) of the CD here:

http://www.examiner.com/review/the-friends-of-eddie-coyle-music-by-dave-grusin

It gets a B- grade. Pah mad


Seems more than fair to me!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2012 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)


Seems more than fair to me!



big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2012 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Been listenin' to this for a couple of days now, and I just have to put my shades on. I'm gonna find it difficult not to say things like "freakin' awesome, man!", and other stuff kinda alien to my normal vernacular! This is one cool release (see?)...

I have to say that THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE is a revelation. I can even forgive the borderline annoying "Mr Connection" theme (borderline annoying for being so funkingly upbeat and reminding me of the "Grange Hill" theme). This is brilliant. There's a kind of Schifrin/ Budd vibe to some of it in its use of low strings (celli?) as a bed for the jazzier foreground material, but what really stands out for me is the absolutely amazing myriad array of percussion devices, guitar effects and echoplexed flutes on display - all in blisteringly clear sound. It's a wonderful sonic assault! You know, when I saw that one of the "suspense" cues lasts 7:40 I raised my eyebrows expecting to be bored, but there's not a dull moment in the whole thing - the constantly changing rhythms, groovy bass lines and endlessly inventive percussion are captivating.

THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR hardly seems (to me) to need an introduction, but I sometimes forget that there are people younger than me out there. A big fan favourite since 1975, it was a very welcome reunion. Truly excellent album showcasing the best of all sides of Dave Grusin (intriguing suspense, smoochy jazz, funky jazz, tremolo strings...), and the bonus tracks are indeed more than a little gimmick - they round out the already great presentation splendidly.

I was just thinking that this CD has something for everyone. It's all great as film music, but it's a superbly fulfilling and enjoyable standalone listen too. You may wish to play some of it when having a party next to the pool, you may wish to play some of it when curled up with your chick under the blanket... but if you decide to impress people with it in that way, you may wish to omit the Christmas songs (uncool). Do not omit the Tom Bahler "TV Commercial" though - it's 24 seconds of pure Les Baxterish exotica.

This is certainly one of the major releases which encapsulates everything that was great about '70s films, scores, and Dave Grusin in general.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2012 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Been listenin' to this for a couple of days now, and I just have to put my shades on. I'm gonna find it difficult not to say things like "freakin' awesome, man!", and other stuff kinda alien to my normal vernacular! This is one cool release (see?)...

I have to say that THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE is a revelation. I can even forgive the borderline annoying "Mr Connection" theme (borderline annoying for being so funkingly upbeat and reminding me of the "Grange Hill" theme). This is brilliant. There's a kind of Schifrin/ Budd vibe to some of it in its use of low strings (celli?) as a bed for the jazzier foreground material, but what really stands out for me is the absolutely amazing myriad array of percussion devices, guitar effects and echoplexed flutes on display - all in blisteringly clear sound. It's a wonderful sonic assault! You know, when I saw that one of the "suspense" cues lasts 7:40 I raised my eyebrows expecting to be bored, but there's not a dull moment in the whole thing - the constantly changing rhythms, groovy bass lines and endlessly inventive percussion are captivating.



If you want more of EDDIE COYLE music, I advise you to watch THE NICKEL RIDE.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073451/combined

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2012 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

And The Friends of Eddie Coyle is badass.

You want this CD.

You want it bad.


Ok, ok, ok. I get the message - Ordered.

 
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