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 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   xG-MONEYx   (Member)

Just wondering how the numbers r doing for this & I, the jury ? Money is tight right now!
Thanks

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Well, I plan to buy it tomorrow when I place my order for the 3-CD set of "Wyatt Earp"!!! And I'd sure like to know if La-La-Land sold a lot of "True Grit" over the past week!

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

This is a terrific release! I love this score, and there's something about this recording that's just more exciting than the Tadlow one (much as I love that one). I'm not a purist when it comes to original recordings, but in this case, I prefer it.

That said, as much as I love Elmer Bernstein, a singer he is not! I wonder how he would feel about his singing the "True Grit" song being released to the public.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: That said, as much as I love Elmer Bernstein, a singer he is not! I wonder how he would feel about his singing the "True Grit" song being released to the public.

And I strongly differ! Don't remember precisely what I wrote in my rather superficial review of each cue on the CD earlier in this post, but do remember that I found that Elmer had a surprisingly pleasant and rather endearing voice. Frankly, I love to hear composers (who aren't singers) singing their own songs, such as Harold Arlen singing a few duets with Streisand in an old recording, as well as Bob Merrill singing 5 of his songs from his show "Carnival" as bonus to the original cast recording of it on CD, which are absolutely delightful. Yes, not trained as a singer, but such fun to hear, and I feel the same way about Elmer and his song from "True Grit." And I happen to think that he would have been tickled to have it included as an extra on such a great recording of his music!

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 9:45 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I wonder if a release of Laurence Rosenthal's sequel score to "Rooster Cogburn" could ever happen. I realize that Rosenthal is not what you'd call a big seller, but I'd buy it! (So there's one.)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

I wonder if a release of Laurence Rosenthal's sequel score to "Rooster Cogburn" could ever happen. I realize that Rosenthal is not what you'd call a big seller, but I'd buy it! (So there's one.)

Oooops, wrong message, my apologies!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Re: That said, as much as I love Elmer Bernstein, a singer he is not! I wonder how he would feel about his singing the "True Grit" song being released to the public.

And I strongly differ! Don't remember precisely what I wrote in my rather superficial review of each cue on the CD earlier in this post, but do remember that I found that Elmer had a surprisingly pleasant and rather endearing voice. Frankly, I love to hear composers (who aren't singers) singing their own songs, such as Harold Arlen singing a few duets with Streisand in an old recording, as well as Bob Merrill singing 5 of his songs from his show "Carnival" as bonus to the original cast recording of it on CD, which are absolutely delightful. Yes, not trained as a singer, but such fun to hear, and I feel the same way about Elmer and his song from "True Grit." And I happen to think that he would have been tickled to have it included as an extra on such a great recording of his music!


Fair play to you Ron! My copy arrived yesterday from SAE. I'm going to have my first listen now and the first track I'm going to play is the Elmer vocal, what an unexpected treat, a big thanks to LLL for this wonderful release!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

I wonder if a release of Laurence Rosenthal's sequel score to "Rooster Cogburn" could ever happen. I realize that Rosenthal is not what you'd call a big seller, but I'd buy it! (So there's one.)

I'd also buy one!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

I wonder if a release of Laurence Rosenthal's sequel score to "Rooster Cogburn" could ever happen. I realize that Rosenthal is not what you'd call a big seller, but I'd buy it! (So there's one.)

Great idea Schiffy. I'd also buy one!

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: I have the Tadlow recording and I love it, but how does the original recording compare? Was curious to get people's thoughts who have had a chance to listen to this release already.

moviescore1: I've now had the 2-disc L-L-L recording of "True Grit" for a few weeks -- I was one of the first here to receive it, since I'm just a hop skip and jump away from them -- and have really enjoyed it. But your posting (as well as others) about the Tadlow modern recording convinced me to include it in an order to Intrada for "Cahill: U.S. Marshall." So I'm going to be ODing on 'Grit and Elmer Bernstein!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

... I've now had the 2-disc L-L-L recording of "True Grit" for a few weeks...

???

My copy, recently received, is only a single disc ... frown

As much as I love Elmer Bernstein's music (he remains my second favourite of all film composers), I'm not convinced that this (single disc) release is the success we would have sought.

I have known - and loved - his re-recording (with the Utah Symphony Orch.) for many years; I bought the CD releases of the original soundtrack (okay for the occasional listen) and the Tadlow recording (which offers superb sound and a very faithful rendition but for some reason leaves me cold) and I now own the OST.

Perhaps it's due to the sound quality (very good but not first-rate) but I feel that it will be the VS Utah re-recording which I shall play most often.

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

MusicMad:

Re: "My copy, recently received, is only a single disc ..."

Then it must not be the La-La-Land Records version. Right?

MY MISTAKE. IT IS A SINGLE DISC. SORRY.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

MusicMad:

Re: "My copy, recently received, is only a single disc ..."

Then it must not be the La-La-Land Records version. Right?

Ron


Nope ... I've checked (I did check before posting earlier to see if I'd missed a second disc!). The version I bought from SAE is this one: http://lalalandrecords.com/TrueGrit.html

If you know of another - 2CD - release ... please do tell ... I could always buy a fifth version of the score. smile

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 10:14 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Mitch:

I was totally wrong. I have bought sooooooooooo much music over the past month, including lots of multi-disc sets (like L-L-L's "Wyatt Earp), and the L-L-L "True Grit" was so chock full of extras that I somehow got it into my head that it was a 2-CD set. That's one of the problems of downloading CDs as soon as you buy them and only accessing them from your iPod or computer and often not pulling the actual CDs out again. Very sorry about that.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Cheers, Ron, and no worries ... I had to check the physical case/disc before replying because I wasn't certain!

And, I find that, having ripped the CD to my PC and split the works into two: score and bonus, I've yet to play the Bonus tracks. I'd forgotten that!

I now have True Grit appearing five times ... [album], [Bernstein], [bonus], [Fitzpatrick] & [score]. And that excludes a cover version of the song on the album The Don Black Songbook - vocal by Danny Street and the instrumental recording by Nic Raine/CoPP on the 2CD album The Essential Elmer Bernstein

And I'm not counting the 2010 score ...

My most represented film score? Not by a long way!

Mitch

 
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