Red October has detailed notes about the film's production and the development of the score, including vintage quotes from Poledouris as well as material from recent interviews with music mixer Tim Boyle and Poledouris' agent, Richard Kraft.
Don't know about Cocoon.
Looking forward to reading the notes. I was going to ask but I can wait till late next week.
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER The whole score is great! The original 30 LP version was great!! Must buy!!!
COCOON Does anyone remember COCOON: THE RETURN? That album, from Varese, pushed the 60 minute mark. Really, how much different were the two scores? This falls into the same situation as 48HRS 1 & 2. The former is a superior work there...
But for both COCOONs Horner delivered some touching underscore and nice big band material... Oh, the there's that Michael Sombello song "Gravity" as well from part one. Speaking of swing music though... Could *batteries not included be next?!? I would love that expanded even more than Cocoon!
That is my ultimate Holy Grail - unfortunately, that title has never had any kind of music release, and neither has Firefox, but I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.... I have given up hope on the latter - but there is a chance that Prancer might see a release - soon? I don't know, if there is enough demand out there?
Let's go back to talking about the current release now, it is the best release of 2013 for me - still no news on the track list?
I hope there are alternate cues and source music on Cocoon!
Yep, I thought I knew that, but when I typed up that name with those 2 composers on You Tube, the arrangements sounded very different to what James Horner did for Cocoon.
Do you know any decent arrangements that can possibly rival the Horner arrangement, or is "his version" - one in a billion? Strangely though, when I heard his version in the film, way back when.... the music always sounded familiar! Maybe because of his "The Boys Are Out" arrangement and the "Dancing In The Dark" orchestrations are very similar.
I love the big band stuff! I hope there are a lot of unreleased / alternate / unused cues of the big band music, that is mainly why I would LOVE an expansion on Cocoon: The Return - The Basketball Swing Cue is also amazing! Taking Bernie To The Beach is another one.
Of Course I own the CD - but I want it Remastered etc, just like this one we are getting in less than...... who's counting? (How many days?)