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 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY

?????

(I know you stated previously this one was in the works.)

Love Newman.

I'm a Newman-iac....

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

None of the above. This one may not be of amazing interest as some will have gotten the previous release - BUT - it is in my pantheon of great scores, the film is one of my all-time favorites, it sold out quickly and I feel the score should be available to not just film music fans on these boards (the ones who got it in the days when these things were actually selling out), but to fans of the film, too. This is something I wanted for Kritzerland from the start but the week I inquired about it it had JUST been gobbled up by another label. I think we've improved the sound and we have a couple of bonus cues (the bonus cues are not in optimal sound but I thought it was important to include them, even in iffy sound - the score itself sounds better than it has).

Guess away.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Golden Age?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Bernstein's STORY ON PAGE ONE ?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Golden Age?

Not quite.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

The one that's been insistently working its way into my usually addled head is Laurence Rosenthal's "The Miracle Worker," which was a very fast sell-out, indeed. It's a score and film that ranks among the best beloved of Mr. Kimmel. The main thing that would point against it is that I can't think of any additional music that would appear on such an album - the Intrada release was complete, wasn't it? Unless, of course, it's not, or there are some alternate pieces of music written for the score but left unused.

In any event, this is probably an incorrect guess anyway. The other thing that's coming to mind is Leigh Harline's "Black Widow," which would make for a nice companion to Small's score of the same name, for a very different film. (Though that's Golden Age, and the previous clew indicates that the score is "not quite" from that era.)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


1960s?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

The one that's been insistently working its way into my usually addled head is Laurence Rosenthal's "The Miracle Worker," which was a very fast sell-out, indeed. It's a score and film that ranks among the best beloved of Mr. Kimmel. The main thing that would point against it is that I can't think of any additional music that would appear on such an album - the Intrada release was complete, wasn't it? Unless, of course, it's not, or there are some alternate pieces of music written for the score but left unused.

In any event, this is probably an incorrect guess anyway. The other thing that's coming to mind is Leigh Harline's "Black Widow," which would make for a nice companion to Small's score of the same name, for a very different film. (Though that's Golden Age, and the previous clew indicates that the score is "not quite" from that era.)


Your addled head is correct! It is one of my all-time most beloved scores and I am thrilled to get it out in the world again. We have done some work via Chris Malone on the sound - the previous release (and the promo release) had a reverby spread to it that is not the way the music appears in the film - kind of a faux stereo spread - we've removed that and the result is it's more tightly focused, sound-wise - the studio had a nice ambience that, for me, was plenty of room ambience. There were a few things missing from the previous release. One we couldn't save, but it was short, but the two we were able to save (removing effects, as we did on A Place in the Sun) are wonderful - one is the film version of the last half of the final cue, which differs a bit from what Rosenthal originally recorded for that cue. I'm just thrilled to have it out again, and I hope there were enough who missed the VERY quick sell out who'll want it, and I, of course, will make it known to the film's many fans, none of whom probably even knew this was out before due to the quick sell out to film score fans.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

Your addled head is correct! It is one of my all-time most beloved scores and I am thrilled to get it out in the world again. We have done some work via Chris Malone on the sound - the previous release (and the promo release) had a reverby spread to it that is not the way the music appears in the film - kind of a faux stereo spread - we've removed that and the result is it's more tightly focused, sound-wise - the studio had a nice ambience that, for me, was plenty of room ambience. There were a few things missing from the previous release. One we couldn't save, but it was short, but the two we were able to save (removing effects, as we did on A Place in the Sun) are wonderful - one is the film version of the last half of the final cue, which differs a bit from what Rosenthal originally recorded for that cue. I'm just thrilled to have it out again, and I hope there were enough who missed the VERY quick sell out who'll want it, and I, of course, will make it known to the film's many fans, none of whom probably even knew this was out before due to the quick sell out to film score fans.

Manalive, I've been on something of a roll lately, between guessing this Preminger set and now "The Miracle Worker." I feel prouder of myself for this than I have any right to.

In any event, though I have the Intrada release, I will happily purchase this upgraded and mildly expanded edition of this beautiful, intelligent score that I love so dearly. The way Rosenthal gets across the ideas of communication are really marvelous, and the interpolation of "Mockingbird" into the whole thing works like gangbusters. Thanks, Kritzerland!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Your addled head is correct! It is one of my all-time most beloved scores and I am thrilled to get it out in the world again. We have done some work via Chris Malone on the sound - the previous release (and the promo release) had a reverby spread to it that is not the way the music appears in the film - kind of a faux stereo spread - we've removed that and the result is it's more tightly focused, sound-wise - the studio had a nice ambience that, for me, was plenty of room ambience. There were a few things missing from the previous release. One we couldn't save, but it was short, but the two we were able to save (removing effects, as we did on A Place in the Sun) are wonderful - one is the film version of the last half of the final cue, which differs a bit from what Rosenthal originally recorded for that cue. I'm just thrilled to have it out again, and I hope there were enough who missed the VERY quick sell out who'll want it, and I, of course, will make it known to the film's many fans, none of whom probably even knew this was out before due to the quick sell out to film score fans.

Manalive, I've been on something of a roll lately, between guessing this Preminger set and now "The Miracle Worker." I feel prouder of myself for this than I have any right to.

In any event, though I have the Intrada release, I will happily purchase this upgraded and mildly expanded edition of this beautiful, intelligent score that I love so dearly. The way Rosenthal gets across the ideas of communication are really marvelous, and the interpolation of "Mockingbird" into the whole thing works like gangbusters. Thanks, Kritzerland!


Surprised you got it so quickly, although I have been very vocal about my love for this score. I hope others will sample the change in sound.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   georgefenton   (Member)

Hi Bruce!

The miracle worker is the best score of Laurence Rosenthal. It´s very beautiful!!!!!! What a wonderful film and score!!!.

I have the Intrada edition, and I would like to know: How much is the duration of the bonus cues?

A fantastic release!!!

Many thanks

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

The Intrada/Rosenthal I need is the older "Mussolini: The Untold Story".

I already have The Miracle Worker, but anyone without it should make this new release a priority.
I know LLL is releasing "Kick Ass 2" around the same time, but after much deliberation I'd still recommend the Rosenthal as the better buy.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Hi Bruce!

The miracle worker is the best score of Laurence Rosenthal. It´s very beautiful!!!!!! What a wonderful film and score!!!.

I have the Intrada edition, and I would like to know: How much is the duration of the bonus cues?

A fantastic release!!!

Many thanks


About four minutes. If you're happy with the Intrada that's probably fine. I can only say that we did considerable work on this, getting rid of numerous dropouts and other anomalies, fixing the irritating crimp in the opening main titles, and removing some of the washy reverb that was added - at which stage it was added who knows, but it's not a natural room ambience and that's what I wanted for ours - the ambience without the extra verb was just wonderful and results in a more tightly-focused and present sound, which, for this score, I prefer.

The sound on the bonus cues is not good, but we did the best we could (thank you, Chris Malone), and I felt it was important to include every note of music we could. There was one additional thirty-nine second cue that was beyond saving, otherwise this is now complete. It will be up to each listener or buyer to make the call, but having just heard our new master I can say that it sounds great and I'm very happy with it (thank you, James Nelson).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   georgefenton   (Member)

Hi Bruce!

The miracle worker is the best score of Laurence Rosenthal. It´s very beautiful!!!!!! What a wonderful film and score!!!.

I have the Intrada edition, and I would like to know: How much is the duration of the bonus cues?

A fantastic release!!!

Many thanks


About four minutes. If you're happy with the Intrada that's probably fine. I can only say that we did considerable work on this, getting rid of numerous dropouts and other anomalies, fixing the irritating crimp in the opening main titles, and removing some of the washy reverb that was added - at which stage it was added who knows, but it's not a natural room ambience and that's what I wanted for ours - the ambience without the extra verb was just wonderful and results in a more tightly-focused and present sound, which, for this score, I prefer.

The sound on the bonus cues is not good, but we did the best we could (thank you, Chris Malone), and I felt it was important to include every note of music we could. There was one additional thirty-nine second cue that was beyond saving, otherwise this is now complete. It will be up to each listener or buyer to make the call, but having just heard our new master I can say that it sounds great and I'm very happy with it (thank you, James Nelson).


Thanks a lot, Bruce!!!

I´m happy with the Intrada edition, but I´ll look about your release, because it´s a wonderful score. It´s a CD that no one should miss this time

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I too have the Intrada release, but will be in line for the Kritzerland spin on that great score.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2013 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Missed 'The Miracle Worker' last time. Won't make the same mistake on Monday. Many thanks, Bruce.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2013 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

While I have to admit to not being that big of a fan of Rosenthal, I will say that I do really like Miracle Worker and managed to pick the Intrada up for a good price shortly after it sold out.
Can't say that I've ever had a problem with the sound of the Intrada but will be checking out the samples when posted.

Nice work on getting on a great score back out on release though. It deserves to be released again.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Incredible release K!

It's as if the Music Gods are whispering in your ear at night while you dream --- everything you have been releasing lately has historical significance.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Bruce:
Any idea when Preminger at Fox will ship?
Looking forward to it.



 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce:
Any idea when Preminger at Fox will ship?
Looking forward to it.


They all shipped yesterday.

 
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