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 Posted:   Apr 17, 2011 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

I was hesitant about having two TV scores paired together after the awkward listening experience of Hawkins/Winter Kill/Babe, but STEP OUT OF LINE and BROTHERHOOD really do fit beautifully together with the similar baroque and percussive elements. If Goldsmith had scored a giallo, it might have sounded like this. Love it!

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2011 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I was just listening to this CD again the other day - really cool stuff.

Here's to more CBS treasures being released in the very near future!...:-)

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2011 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

The solo piano rendition of "A Step Out of Line" (track 6) has shades of Joe Harnell's Incredible Hulk "Lonely Man" theme and is as haunting a piece as I've ever heard.

On top of that, there's no crap Dan Hill vocal with wretched lyrics to destroy the melody!


Compare the "Lonely Man" theme against Goldsmith's love theme from The Cassandra Crossing--

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2011 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

If Jerry Goldsmith had ever scored one of those ITC action series from the 60's....this is what it would have sounded like big grin

Face it, the whole era sounded like that!

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2012 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Goldsmith's Brotherhood of the Bell score is in-freaking-sane! What a mindbender.

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2012 - 9:16 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Goldsmith's Brotherhood of the Bell score is in-freaking-sane! What a mindbender.

You Sir have just won yourself a lifetime membership in the Club of Good Taste
- make that great taste! I bow to your astuteness.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2012 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Goldsmith's Brotherhood of the Bell score is in-freaking-sane! What a mindbender.

I'm proud of you young Joshhopper, in a Mr. Miyagi way.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Goldsmith's Brotherhood of the Bell score is in-freaking-sane! What a mindbender.

Agreed 100%. I've had this album since it was released but I'm only giving it a first listen now (please don't ask), and BOTB is blowing my freaking mind. Someone above described it as a mixture of SECONDS and MEPHISTO WALTZ and that seems fitting. Just a stunning, absolutely stunning, mixture of tones and elements that has me completely fascinated. Far afield and yet utterly listenable. Classic Goldsmith.

A STEP OUT OF LINE is nice, but IMHO not nearly the score that BELL is. That one I'll be playing a lot in the near future.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

It's a good 'un.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2012 - 2:54 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

A STEP OUT OF LINE is nice, but IMHO not nearly the score that BELL is. That one I'll be playing a lot in the near future.

It's certainly a "tougher" listen, but rewarding.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2012 - 3:00 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

When BROTHERHOOD comes up on shuffle on my mp3 player it's always a highlight. It's a relatively low-profile title yet one of his best.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2012 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

A STEP OUT OF LINE is nice, but IMHO not nearly the score that BELL is. That one I'll be playing a lot in the near future.

It's certainly a "tougher" listen, but rewarding.


I'll keep at it; it just didn't hit me in the gut the way BELL did.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2012 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

A STEP OUT OF LINE is nice, but IMHO not nearly the score that BELL is. That one I'll be playing a lot in the near future.

It's certainly a "tougher" listen, but rewarding.


I'll keep at it; it just didn't hit me in the gut the way BELL did.


Sorry, I meant that "Bell" was the tougher listen.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2012 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

I`ve been listening to this lately as mood music for my writing project, and at the risk of alienating the `You can`t criticize Goldsmith on this site` hags, I have to say it just shows how Goldsmith`s relatively obscure stuff for TV movies nobbody remembers show the craft, care and artistry that is just hard to come by. [For those who need it spelled out, I am saying this music is indeed better than most current movie scores.] There is a flavor of Albinoni`s `Adagio` about it, and as Jim Phelps mentions that ITC sound [the recording is crisper that CASSANDRA CROSSING, what I consider the most European-sounding of his 70s stuff]. the leisurely pacing of some of the tracks is remarkable--no droning, but the `in between the action cues` stuff that I prefer to Big Themes. I have never read the liner notes but this is all very overcast-England-70s-back-alley music that has real style and individuality to it. Very low-key, but never dull. Doug Fake and co. keep JG with us by this kind of release. So impressed.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2012 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

It bears repeating, kids: I simply love the jaunty, stop-and-start, quasi Baroque style of these two scores. It's what Derek Flint music would sound like if he continued into the glory of the early '70s, with all those Neo-Edwardian clothes styles, but with a sense of melancholy that the 1960s were now over.

Man, I was expressing myself that day! wink

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2012 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

I think this would make a good companion disc to MORITURI and also THE LAST RUN, will give them a spin, though THE LAST RUN sometimes makes me wonder if Goldsmith actually wrote it, it DEFINITELY has that 70s ITC sound.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2012 - 3:39 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I think this would make a good companion disc to MORITURI and also THE LAST RUN, will give them a spin, though THE LAST RUN sometimes makes me wonder if Goldsmith actually wrote it, it DEFINITELY has that 70s ITC sound.

For awhile there I was obsessed with this era, which was often based on my perceptions of movie/TV/advertising imagery of roughly 1965-73. Movies like Le Mans, or films that showed air travel, European airports, the South of France, women with silver-frost lipstick, miniskirted stewardesses [sic], guys wearing Italian suits and wraparound sunglasses, and lots and lots and LOTS of harpsichord. It was my meshy brain working like a sieve to skim the pop culture artifacts of a time that existed just before I was born, but was still tantalizingly close to being my time. It seemed to be more of a European concept than an American one, though I'm sure some of that stuff made its way here to some degree.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2012 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

This is really a great pairing of scores. They are distinctly different in terms of style, but the CD is a terrific listen--there isn`t a jarring of tone between them, though I do suspect A STEP OUT OF LINE is a re-purpose of the long-rumored score to the never-aired American TV pilot version of WHO WEEPS FOR ALAN FIVEHOUSE? that starred Victor Buono.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I thought I'd bump this, since it seems to be going OOP at Intrada at least. There are more threads around which rave about this pairing, but you'll find my own ravings on this thread.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

After its Intrada album release, STEP OUT OF LINE became one of my most listened to Goldsmith scores in recent years, it's a total winner.

 
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