Yeah, I got goosebumps and had to wipe away a tear or two myself. Such a beautiful sounding performance...and the music...oh the music! I was never that impressed with the score when I saw the movie, it will be nice to hear it away from the film. Thanks to all involved in this wonderful series of Goldsmith releases, you're doing great work!
Generally I do not buy re-recordings, because I always prefer the original recordings, even when the sound quality of the original recording is worse than the re-recording. However, for the soundtrack of the film "The Salamander" I'll make an exception for two reasons. 1) There is no other option, since it was mentioned that the original recordings no longer exist. This is confirmed?
2) I have the movie on VHS and watch it from time to time to hear the music. As I recall the music in the film, I had the impression that the re-recordig was fairly accurate with respect to the original score, which made me very happy. Does anyone know if Nic Raine had access to the original score (music sketches)?
Fortunately Goldsmith did not use synthesizers in this soundtrack (or used?). Which facilitated the reproduction of the same. The same can not be said about "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud," because I believe that it would be virtually impossible to duplicate today.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this project. For fans of Jerry Goldsmith this is a great event. Is there any information about the release date?
I'm happy, but keep hoping that one day someone will find the original recordings.
CD | Price: £ 17.95 | XPD173 PROMETHEUS RECORDS & TADLOW MUSIC Present
The World Premiere Recording of the Complete Score to THE SALAMANDER Composed by JERRY GOLDSMITH
A Special Edition featuring one of the Greatest Film Scores from the Composer of THE OMEN * THE BLUE MAX * THE WIND AND THE LION* CHINATOWN * STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE * GREMLINS * FIRST KNIGHT * RAMBO * THE MUMMY * BASIC INSTINCT * PAPILLON
Second in a Series of Newly Recorded Complete Classic Scores Composed by Jerry Goldsmith The Complete 43 Minute Action-Packed Score from the 1981 thriller starring Franco Nero, Anthony Quinn, Martin Balsam, Sybil Dannng, Christopher Lee, Eli Wallach and Claudia Cardinale Newly Recorded in Stunning and Dynamic Digital Sound Performed by the Acclaimed and Award-Winning 85-piece City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and 80-voice Choir, Conducted by Nic Raine Produced by James Fitzpatrick for Prometheus Records New Score & Orchestration Reconstructedby Goldsmith expert Leigh Phillips Informative Sleeve Notes by Frank K. DeWald Bonus Tracks Rousing Concert Suites from THE CASSANDRA CROSSING (5:42) and RANSOM (aka THE TERRORISTS) (8:12)
Recording Produced by James Fitzpatrick for Prometheus Records Executive Producer: Luc Van De Ven
1.THE SALAMANDER “MAIN TITLES” (1:44) 2.FUNERAL : REQUIEM FOR A GENERAL (2:38) 3.WOODPECKER / NEO-FASCIST TRAINING / LAWYERS / DEAD PEOPLE (2:38) 4.DANTE RUNS UPSTAIRS / THE SURGEON (01:22) 5.DANTE AND LILI (2:28) 6.THE CAR CHASE (1:40) 7.ISLAND ADVENTURE (5:25) 8.DANTE / ZURICH / LILI (4:14) 9.MANZINI / ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT (2:14) 10.PHOTOGRAPHS / STEFFI’S ABDUCTION (2:22) 11.STEFFI’S DEAD / THE MORTUARY (2:19) 12.CAR BOMB / TORTURE / DEATH OF THE SURGEON (3:49) 13.PHONE CALL TO LILI / THE FOREST (2:11) 14.THE GUESTS ARRIVE / AFTER THE SHOW ENDED (2:34) 15.GOODBYES & “END TITLES” (5:34)
16.THE CASSANDRA CROSSING Concert Suite (5:45) (Main Titles / The Climber)
17.RANSOM Concert Suite (8:12) (Sky Chaser / Main Theme)
Years ago when you could only have the music from the VHS, a friend made a Rip of the Score and I named the Tracks.
Let's see how close I got to the names on the Tadlow.
Here are my Homemade track titles:
THE SALAMANDER - ORIGINAL SCORE Jerry Goldsmith
1. Main Titles 1:43 2. Conspirators 1:33 3. Conspirators Chorale 1:07 4. Woodpecker 0:24 5. Riot Control Training 0:52 6. The Pantoleone Papers 1:06 7. Torture / Over the balcony 1:19 8. Love Theme Dante & Lili 1:54 9. Car Chase Shootout 1:42 10.Important Friends / The Situation 5:18 11.The Payoff 2:17 12.Dante & Lili - Until Tomorrow 1:41 13.Love Theme Variation / Surprise Attack 2:04 14.Love Theme - Where will you go? 0:46 15.Hired Killer 0:32 16.The Salamander 1:35 17.Do we still have a deal? / Death 2:05 18.Searching 0:37 19.More Torture and Madness 2:11 20.Love Theme / September 21st 2:34 21.Finally Leporello 1:56 22.The Arrests 1:58 23.Dante & Lili - Goodbye Dante 3:24 24.Salamander Theme / Love Theme Finale 2:03
and here are the Tadlow Release Track Titles:
1. THE SALAMANDER MAIN TITLES 1:44 2. FUNERAL: REQUIEM FOR A GENERAL 2:38 3. WOODPECKER / NEO-FASCIST TRAINING / LAWYERS / DEAD PEOPLE 2:38 4. DANTE RUNS UPSTAIRS / THE SURGEON 1:22 5. DANTE AND LILI 2:28 6. THE CAR CHASE 1:40 7. ISLAND ADVENTURE 5:25 8. DANTE / ZURICH / LILI 4:14 9. MANZINI / ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT 2:14 10. PHOTOGRAPHS / STEFFI’S ABDUCTION 2:22 11. STEFFI’S DEAD / THE MORTUARY 2:19 12. CAR BOMB / TORTURE / DEATH OF THE SURGEON 3:49 13. PHONE CALL TO LILI / THE FOREST 2:11 14. THE GUESTS ARRIVE / AFTER THE SHOW ENDED 2:34 15. GOODBYES & END TITLES 5:30
indeed! thanks for the fast rollout. this one was sticking with me this morning and i couldn't have taken a long waiting period. normally go through SAE for tadlow releases but given a direct order a try this round!
Any idea whether the suites From Ransom and The Cassandra Crossing are newly recorded or edited from the existing OST releases from Prometheus?
Listen to the Ransom sound clip on SAE. You may notice that it sounds better than if it were recorded by a microphone covered in a wet sock, which the original recording does sound like. This leads me to believe that, yes, they're newly recorded. And I'm looking forward to hearing them as well!