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 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

I agree for the US label of the year, but I am always a bit surprised that non-US soundtracks get pretty much ignored here.

I think most buyers were not "active" in the 40s, so I do not think Golden Age is for old people. That's a matter of taste. Most of the music I listen is recent, but that does not include much soundtracks because the average 1990/2000 "blockbuster-type" score (and film) says nothing to me. I'm not even a particular fan of dramatic symphonic scores (I actually prefer more groovy and jazzy scores from the 60s - I started collecting Spaghetti Westerns) but I like art and history of music so Golden Age scores certainly have a lot to offer, for the same reason I also like classical music.

Also I think that many of us are collecting soundtracks, so we just want more of the same composers and fill gaps in the discography. There is not always a rational explanation about why I would need a new Golden Age score instead of some new artist/soundtrack.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

When I was growing up, I learned at an early age to discover. I was all about it. I discovered jazz on the radio one day and that opened up a whole new world to me - I even called the radio station and spoke to the disc jockey.

And because lots of older films were in early TV packages, I discovered the 30s and 40s in film music and loved that stuff. It wasn't the same as the late 50s and certainly not the 60s, but love it I did. And as each new era arrived - 60s, 70s, and even into the early 80s, I found much to discover and love. That stopped in the later 80s when everything became a lot less interesting to me. But even now I find delightful discoveries because - wait for it - I have an open mind. I do like what I like, but in the last decade I've come to love Phillippe Rombi, Jeremy Sams, and several other contemporary composers - especially the ones who aren't forced to ape temp tracks and are allowed to actually compose music.

But I understand all points of view. I have never liked Mozart or mostly any music of that era. It just doesn't speak to me harmonically - I can admire it, I can listen to it, but it doesn't "get" to me like late 19th Century or 20th Century classical music does - my loves there are Rachmaninov, Mahler, Debussy, Ravel, the entirety of Les Group des Six, and most of the Brits.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   georgefenton   (Member)

Thanks for this wonderful release!!! Marvellous films and music!!!!!!!!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I totally agree- another fantastic release!!! I also agree that Kritzerland is THE label of 2013. It seems Intrada has totally forgotten about golden age fans- unfortunate. !

While I too wish that Intrada did more Golden Age releases, I'm not sure it's fair to say they've "forgotten" us...in the last year we've had an amazing George Pal four-fer with War of the Worlds, When Worlds Collide, The Naked Jungle, and Conquest of Space. We've had a great reissue of Herrmann's classic North by Northwest (fixing huge sound issues with the Rhino). Jerome Moross's The Jayhawkers was amazing. How about the 40s Friedhofer at Paramount two-fer? Plus a couple Les Baxter scores and Max Steiner's penultimate film score to Those Calloways (yes, composed in the 60s but Golden Age all the way). And to cap it all off Intrada did a new complete re-recording of Miklos Rozsa's The Red House, which I'm sure in true James Fitzpatrick fashion they are really losing a bunch of money on. As a Golden Age fan did none of these titles impress you?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I agree, Yavar. It's unfortunate when internet hyperbole changes "doesn't release as many as I'd like" into "totally forgotten."

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I agree, Yavar. It's unfortunate when internet hyperbole changes "doesn't release as many as I'd like" into "totally forgotten."

I got news for you - they're running out of eighties stuff (not just Intrada, everyone), the 90s stuff isn't really doing it, and the sixth reissue of some Star Trek score is topping out - so I think they'll all come running back to whatever they can get their hands on - mark my words, and as I've mentioned before one label has already made the attempt, but the titles they asked for were already spoken for smile.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

I agree, Yavar. It's unfortunate when internet hyperbole changes "doesn't release as many as I'd like" into "totally forgotten."

I got news for you - they're running out of eighties stuff (not just Intrada, everyone), the 90s stuff isn't really doing it, and the sixth reissue of some Star Trek score is topping out - so I think they'll all come running back to whatever they can get their hands on - mark my words, and as I've mentioned before one label has already made the attempt, but the titles they asked for were already spoken for smile.



Now if you could be just a little more specific... smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Anabel Boyer   (Member)

but the titles they asked for were already spoken for...

...Mr. K.?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

but the titles they asked for were already spoken for...

...Mr. K.?


Many wonderful titles. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

but the titles they asked for were already spoken for...

...Mr. K.?


Many wonderful titles. smile



I can't wait to order the wonderful titles! I'm already excited! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

I agree, Yavar. It's unfortunate when internet hyperbole changes "doesn't release as many as I'd like" into "totally forgotten."

I got news for you - they're running out of eighties stuff (not just Intrada, everyone), the 90s stuff isn't really doing it, and the sixth reissue of some Star Trek score is topping out - so I think they'll all come running back to whatever they can get their hands on - mark my words, and as I've mentioned before one label has already made the attempt, but the titles they asked for were already spoken for smile.




Sounds like good news to me! smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

For a while I was ordering from Intrada every two weeks, but the releases over the past couple of months have left me cold. I'm sure they will recover, but I have been ordering everything Bruce releases lately. This one is no exception...great stuff!

Bruce's analysis of his musical tastes above sounds a lot like me. I maybe find more things from the 80s, 90s, etc that I can enjoy, but most of my favorite scores are from the 50s, 60s, 70s. and there is plenty to love from earlier.

Anyway, thanks to Bruce for keeping us Golden Age fans from being left out in the cold when it comes to new releases.

At the risk of being a pest across multiple threads: I hope some of those "many wonderful titles" coming up include some Sol Kaplan at 20th Century Fox like WAY OF A GAUCHO and KANGAROO. That would make me dance a jig (and spend money).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I did a little interview yesterday about niche labels and talked about this eighties mania and that generation - the real eighties mania stuff from the people who came of age in that generation is really a little later in the decade as the first couple of years of the 80s we were still in holdover from the 70s. The 80s is the last decade where I feel there are truly great scores - maybe there's one or two in the 90s and the same for the 2000s, but at least in the 80s there are several authentic masterpieces - Body Heat, Once Upon a Time in America (my favorite from the entire decade), ET, Poltergeist, as well as some great scores like The Last Emperor, Ran, Gremlins, and some good scores like Back to the Future. And even some good scores from movies I consider awful, like The Goonies.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

You'll let us know when the interview's posted, right Bruce?

It's unfortunate your recent releases haven't grabbed me. I picked up Strange Love of Martha Ivers, but nothing since - and I really want more from this period to catch me off-guard! Hopefully something upcoming will do the trick. Either way, it's great you've found this groove. Please keep them coming.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

You'll let us know when the interview's posted, right Bruce?

It's unfortunate your recent releases haven't grabbed me. I picked up Strange Love of Martha Ivers, but nothing since - and I really want more from this period to catch me off-guard! Hopefully something upcoming will do the trick. Either way, it's great you've found this groove. Please keep them coming.


If Laura, A Place in the Sun, the Waxman set, Suzie Wong, and the others we've done since Martha haven't grabbed you, I don't know that we'll have anything that will smile I mean, we've only done some of the greatest film music ever written so I'm not sure what it takes to grab you - maybe we'll get lucky, though smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Bruce , I hope you and Nick will check on WAY OF THE GAUCHO and KANGAROO. I just watched KANGAROO on the internet. The moviei is just OK but the score by Sol Kaplan is very good. I think these two would make a good double bill. You are the boss,however.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2013 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Bruce , I hope you and Nick will check on WAY OF THE GAUCHO and KANGAROO. I just watched KANGAROO on the internet. The moviei is just OK but the score by Sol Kaplan is very good. I think these two would make a good double bill. You are the boss,however.



I agree Cody. Actually a friend mentioned this combo cd to me first, months ago. It would indeed make an outstanding cd. Golden Age rules! smile

Bruce, please check out the "Way of the Gaucho" topic. Any comments?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2013 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Less than 175 left. Yay!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2013 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I suspect that most of the golden and silver age stuff (i.e., pre-1980) yet to be released will be coming from Fox and Paramount. MGM was pretty much tapped out by FSM. All of the labels have raided the United Artists archives. Columbia and Warner Bros. seem to have retained little from that period. Universal is a slow roll. Nevertheless, I eagerly await what there is to be had.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2013 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

There's a lot of stuff I'd love to get from Warner's.

Especially a complete, legit HELEN OF TROY.

 
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