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 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

Pirates IS a great score, isn't it? And the old CD is very pricey right now. And the sequencing on that CD plays fast and loose with the way the music is used in the film (something the LP version, which is a lot shorter, did not - that went in film order). I think that would be a very exciting release, especially if it had much improved sound, was in proper order and maybe even had a couple of bonus tracks. I'd buy it for sure.

HOLY CRAP.

Bruce... YOU JUST MADE MY WEEK.

I've been wanting this CD for ages, but never wanted to pay the high price it commanded.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.


I apologize for my caps lock, but it needed to be done!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Pirates IS a great score, isn't it? And the old CD is very pricey right now. And the sequencing on that CD plays fast and loose with the way the music is used in the film (something the LP version, which is a lot shorter, did not - that went in film order). I think that would be a very exciting release, especially if it had much improved sound, was in proper order and maybe even had a couple of bonus tracks. I'd buy it for sure.

HOLY CRAP.

Bruce... YOU JUST MADE MY WEEK.

I've been wanting this CD for ages, but never wanted to pay the high price it commanded.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.


I apologize for my caps lock, but it needed to be done!


It's been something I wanted to do for quite a while, so I was really happy when everything came together.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Got mine today...Alfred Newman...bliss! Thanks, Bruce.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Bill Cooke   (Member)


Got mine today, too. On the way back to work, I slipped it in the car CD player and was bowled over by that powerful main title! Can't wait to pore through the rest of the score later tonight.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Listening now. Only half way through but this is very exciting. Excellent sound too. In fact, I find it hard to recall a Newman disc I have that sounds as fresh as this. If the rest of the disc is as good as what I've heard so far, this is a very, very commendable release.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Listening now. Only half way through but this is very exciting. Excellent sound too. In fact, I find it hard to recall a Newman disc I have that sounds as fresh as this. If the rest of the disc is as good as what I've heard so far, this is a very, very commendable release.

I was surprised at how good it sounded, save for the app. 1:30 that were damaged spread over two brief cues. Paramount, while a very "dry" stage, did result in very crisply detailed recordings.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 8:53 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

I was surprised at how good it sounded, save for the app. 1:30 that were damaged spread over two brief cues. Paramount, while a very "dry" stage, did result in very crisply detailed recordings.

Perhaps some day soon we will hear some of those other Paramount stage recordings as of yet unreleased?

Maybe Leonard Rosenman's HELL IS FOR HEROES? smile

LADY IN A CAGE by Paul Glass sounds very good too, if its Paramount DVD is anything to judge by (regarding the studio tape sessions)...

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Mine arrived today as well. Just haven't had a chance to listen to it as I am in the middle of The Silver Chalice by Waxman in the car cd player and Mutiny on the Bounty by Kaper at home.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 11:29 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Gave this Newman score a couple of listens, I like it. I want to give this CD a few more spins so I can digest the music. Tomorrow I will hear it on my main stereo system that will display the quality of the audio.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

And color stills in the booklet! I don't recall seeing that in my previous Kritzerlands.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

And color stills in the booklet! I don't recall seeing that in my previous Kritzerlands.

We've done quite a few all-color booklets - when we have great color material we try to do it. Carrie, Casino Royale, A Bridge Too Far, The Unforgiven/The Way West, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Bananas/Sex, Taras Bulba, Tom Jones, Anya, Scent of Mystery, Une Chambre En Ville, all have full color booklets. smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

We've done quite a few all-color booklets - when we have great color material we try to do it. Carrie, Casino Royale, A Bridge Too Far, The Unforgiven/The Way West, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Bananas/Sex, Taras Bulba, Tom Jones, Anya, Scent of Mystery, Une Chambre En Ville, all have full color booklets. smile

Ah, then it's probably because I always tend to read the duplicate pdf notes you provide on your site before the CD arrives and neglect to look at the actual booklet versions properly!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

We've done quite a few all-color booklets - when we have great color material we try to do it. Carrie, Casino Royale, A Bridge Too Far, The Unforgiven/The Way West, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Bananas/Sex, Taras Bulba, Tom Jones, Anya, Scent of Mystery, Une Chambre En Ville, all have full color booklets. smile

Ah, then it's probably because I always tend to read the duplicate pdf notes you provide on your site before the CD arrives and neglect to look at the actual booklet versions properly!


smile

Sometimes it's really kind of shocking what we're given to use (and not in a good way) - and on a couple of titles we're prepping there was nothing at all - so we had to go find stuff and then I donate it back to the studio so they DO have something. Luckily, on one of the upcoming titles, it's a film I've been a huge fan of for many years and from my collecting days I still had a ton of stills and poster material on it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I was surprised at how good it sounded, save for the app. 1:30 that were damaged spread over two brief cues. Paramount, while a very "dry" stage, did result in very crisply detailed recordings.

Yes, I've heard those now. Didn't notice them when listening at low volume through speakers, but headphones reveal them. Tracks 9 and 10 – a general reduction in sound quality, rather than intermittent distractions. No big deal.
I'll prefer to simply program them out. A pity though that the damaged part of 9 is segued onto the preceding (brief and lovely) violin solo so that they overlap. Better if that could have stood alone.

Whatever, fabulous music and a great release. Also, I suspected the bonus "demo track" would be a throwaway extra, but it's a highlight of the disc!

A minor question as I type the cue titles for my iTunes selections... is the track title "Riche's Restaurant" correct or is it a typo (Rich's Restaurant)?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Got the Newman CD yesterday, greatly enjoying it. Wonderful sound quality and very interesting notes too.

Hope some day you can do SHANE and Nevada Smith.

Thanks Bruce!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I was surprised at how good it sounded, save for the app. 1:30 that were damaged spread over two brief cues. Paramount, while a very "dry" stage, did result in very crisply detailed recordings.

Yes, I've heard those now. Didn't notice them when listening at low volume through speakers, but headphones reveal them. Tracks 9 and 10 – a general reduction in sound quality, rather than intermittent distractions. No big deal.
I'll prefer to simply program them out. A pity though that the damaged part of 9 is segued onto the preceding (brief and lovely) violin solo so that they overlap. Better if that could have stood alone.

Whatever, fabulous music and a great release. Also, I suspected the bonus "demo track" would be a throwaway extra, but it's a highlight of the disc!

A minor question as I type the cue titles for my iTunes selections... is the track title "Riche's Restaurant" correct or is it a typo (Rich's Restaurant)?


It is indeed Riche's - in the film and on the cue sheet. They don't let us get away with misspellings, believe me smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2011 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   Joe Brausam   (Member)

So Pirates is next, incredible! That's one I wasn't expecting to see reissued, and improved upon no less, this makes me ecstatic!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Bruce , I just loved this CD. I hope it was not a disappointment to you as far as sales are concerned. I love the music of the "masters" and I know you do also.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce , I just loved this CD. I hope it was not a disappointment to you as far as sales are concerned. I love the music of the "masters" and I know you do also.

I'm occasionally dismayed only by the fact that so many of today's collectors just pass stuff like this by - I do understand that the stuff they grew up with (80s and 90s) is what they love, no matter how icky the music and films may be to others - even ten years ago this would have sold much better - I was warned up front "Alfred Newman doesn't sell" - for those of us who love Newman we simply don't want to hear it. Putting it out is not a disappointment in any way - it's one of my favorite Newman scores to a film I love and if it's a loss leader then so be it. It's sad, and I really will have to now judge each of these older titles much more carefully because I can't have too many of these - we have about five hundred left, which, as I said, is just dismaying. Hopefully, as people post and word circulates about how terrific this is, and maybe when the spate of 80s and 90s stuff abates a bit, then maybe some others will take a chance and discover just how great Mr. Newman is and how perfect this score is.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

We've done quite a few all-color booklets - when we have great color material we try to do it. Carrie, Casino Royale, A Bridge Too Far, The Unforgiven/The Way West, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Bananas/Sex, Taras Bulba, Tom Jones, Anya, Scent of Mystery, Une Chambre En Ville, all have full color booklets. smile

Ah, then it's probably because I always tend to read the duplicate pdf notes you provide on your site before the CD arrives and neglect to look at the actual booklet versions properly!


smile

Sometimes it's really kind of shocking what we're given to use (and not in a good way) - and on a couple of titles we're prepping there was nothing at all - so we had to go find stuff and then I donate it back to the studio so they DO have something. Luckily, on one of the upcoming titles, it's a film I've been a huge fan of for many years and from my collecting days I still had a ton of stills and poster material on it.



Hi Bruce:

I'm avidly looking forward to TRAITOR, which has been ordered with a group of other new releases. I love that score.

What is the possibility of an extended WAR AND PEACE? It was a Paramount film, but Columbia released the original soundtrack excerpts on lp, which Varese later released on CD.

Was that originally recorded by composer Nino Rota in Italy? I suspect so. So there may be nothing in the Paramount vaults.

Still, no harm in asking. It's a wonderful score.

Thanks,
John

 
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