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 Posted:   Sep 21, 2013 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Peter: Re your "The problem with the 'Two For The Road' CD is it is mainly source music and is missing significant amounts of really gorgeous score." I beg to differ in at least one part of that, because I think that your definition of "source music" and mine aren't the same. Frankly, I was not even familiar with the phrase until I bought that elaborate 2-CD set from here of the complete "Body Heat" including tons of tracks NOT written by John Barry that are identified on the CDs and case AND GraceNotes as "source music," such as the wonderful "That Old Feeling" (that compelled me to buy the set in the first place). I just pulled out my CD of the "Two For The Road" soundtrack, RCA/BMG #74321629972, and if "source music" is defined as material added BEYOND the original composer's contributions, I couldn't find a single bit of it. On the contrary, there are 12 tracks, all composed by Henry Mancini, for a total of 32:03 and nothing by anyone else, unless we count Leslie Bricusse's lyrics for the song heard on one of the tracks. Of course there's far more than 32.03 minutes of music in the movie "Two For The Road," but I still love the 12 tracks they gave us, and, as I recall, when this one came out it was priced quite high (about $25) for a soundtrack at the time, which was $2 a minute! Well, in the case of the elaborate "Body Heat" with all the "source music," I paid about $10 a minute (for "That Old Feeling"). Blame it on inflation.

Note: My conception of what constitutes "source music" will later be corrected below.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2013 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

A holy grails thread? LOL! (Never done that one before!!)

Well, one of my grails is already fixed: John Barry's (mostly) unused score for FIRST LOVE.

I'd love more expanded 007 scores, thanks, and also more JB.

Cheers


As a fellow John Barry nut I'll also say anything JB related cool

Good call by others here on another massive Barry talent, Barry Gray. I'd love a release of JOURNEY TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN ( aka Doppelganger )

Other scores?

THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER - Jerry Goldsmith
THE WHITE DAWN - Henry Mancini
ONE OF OUR DINOSAURS IS MISSING - Ron Goodwin
RESURRECTION - Maurice Jarre
OBSESSION - Bernard Herrmann
DOCTOR JECKYL AND SISTER HYDE - David Whitaker
THE HAUNTING / THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN - Humphrey Searle

And a long wanted TV score, ARTHUR OF THE BRITONS, theme by Elmer Bernstein with adaptations and score by Paul Lewis, apparantly it exists and our own Geoff Leonard ( Geoffers ) tried to get it released. If memory serves me correctly copyright owners HTV were not interested frown


Forgive me if I've not paid attention, but I'm assuming you know about this now:

http://silvascreenmusic.greedbag.com/buy/arthur-of-the-britons/

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2013 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Star Trek: The Animated Series (I know the chances are slim but I still have to hope)


I believe it was stated the isolated tracks don't exist anymore. It would have to be a re-recording.

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2013 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I've long searched for John Addison's music for "Centennial," the mini-series from the 1970s based on James Michener's mammoth novel. I noticed that someone here has already included it among a long list of other films he seeks, but I wanted to single it out. I see that there's a compilation of themes by John Addison (Chandos Movies CHAN10418) with one "Centennial" cue just over 4 minutes, but I'd sure like to find more music than that out of more than 12 hours of program.

That said, a few years ago I decided to watch the entire mini-series with the DVDs, and found that the music wasn't quite as wonderful as I had remembered, so maybe that single cue in the Addison compilation will be enough for me!

Incidentally, it was the DVDs from Netflix I watched, and I felt they had done a bad job of mastering the original tapes. So I'm curious about a follow-up release coming out in October 2013 and will be curious if they've improved on the initial DVD release, Maybe those will be Blu-rays, which I'll consider, since "Centennial" was such a monumental achievement.

So does anyone remember "Centennial"? I was knocked out when I first saw it broadcast on TV, and in the early episodes, they repeatedly brought me to tears. All the acting was good to excellent, and I'd like to single out Lynn Redgrave, who plays this young heiress from England coming to see the great Colorado ranch her uncle, I think, has bought, and becomes the matriarch of the family that owns it. Her acting is truly magnificent and should never be forgotten.

But I seem to be straying from John Addison's soundtrack....

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2013 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=51642&forumID=1&archive=0

Ron H., you might want to read the above thread where we talked about Centennial. The first time I watched it a long, long time ago, I loved it. I watched it about 5 years ago and only liked parts of it. Not sure I'd really want a lot of the music.

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2013 - 11:29 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

joan hue: Yes indeed! I followed the link to the thread and read what people were thinking as they looked forward to the release of the "Centennial" DVDs in 2008. So I resurrected that thread and mentioned that I had been very disappointed by the quality of those DVDs and curious about a new release of it very soon -- October 8th, DVDs. Thanks for the link -- that one slipped past me!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 3:57 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Ron, as Peter seems to be absent, allow me to step in like an annoying smart-ass and comment on your TWO FOR THE ROAD source music perception.

"Source music" doesn't have to be an already-existing piece by another composer tacked onto the soundtrack. So, Mancini-written music for what's on the car radio, or for people having cocktails at parties, is source music, just as it would be source music if they were using another composer's pieces. People with big brains use the term "diegetic" for what I call "car radio" tracks.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Graham: Thanks for the clarification, that the film's composer can write "source music" too. The next time I watch my copy of "Two For The Road" I'll have to keep an ear out for any disparate Mancini SCORE cues (and NOT source music) NOT on the original soundtrack, which is itself quite slim.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Sean   (Member)

When I make it, I'm going to bankroll a studio orchestra to faithfully, completely, gloriously re-record "The Towering Inferno" and "The Poseidon Adventure."

This will happen.

cool

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Ron, as Peter seems to be absent, allow me to step in like an annoying smart-ass and comment on your TWO FOR THE ROAD source music perception.

"Source music" doesn't have to be an already-existing piece by another composer tacked onto the soundtrack. So, Mancini-written music for what's on the car radio, or for people having cocktails at parties, is source music, just as it would be source music if they were using another composer's pieces. People with big brains use the term "diegetic" for what I call "car radio" tracks.

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Thanks for that Graham. I also think that there are one or two tracks on the album that were not in the film. For me, this is a superb score. A pity to not have a complete film tracks version.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: "Two For The Road"

Plus let's not forget that it was a pretty amazing movie, not the least the great chemistry between the transcendent Aundrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. And it has some very funny moments, particularly those provided by William Daniels and Eleanor Bron! I'm going to pull out my DVD of it and make a point to watch it again in the next couple of days.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Plus let's not forget that it was a pretty amazing movie, not the least the great chemistry between the transcendent Aundrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. And it has some very funny moments, particularly those provided by William Daniels and Eleanor Bron! I'm going to pull out my DVD of it and make it a point to watch it in the next couple of days.

Two For The Road is an excellent movie.One of my favourites!

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I've posted it elsewhere, probably not here:

The Tamarind Seed by John Barry

Have had enough of the nearly 10 minute medley they put together of themes from that movie -- we need a full soundtrack!!!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   fyre03   (Member)

Ennio Morricone's "For A Few Dollars More" complete and in stereo, although mono would suffice.
This is one soundtrack that I've wanted to own since I first saw the film in 1968, I have all the available Morricone western's on cd, this one would complete my collection and make me a very happy chappie.

I've bought every release of the score, the LP which combined with Fistful of Dollars (Italian, Japanese and United Kingdom versions) the LeRoy Holmes version (enough said) the GDM extended cd version (sigh) and I've even acquired an unmentionable that has around 3/4 of the score on. What I would like is a complete release, I had hoped that FSM would have done it along with their other superb Morricone release's, but that's not going to happen now.

Ah well, maybe this year or next or.................................................


DITTO

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

The Jackal - Carter Burwell
Blown Away - Alan Silvestri
Damnation Alley (complete) - Goldsmith
The Getaway - Mark Isham
Beverly Hills Cop 1&2 -Faltermeyer
The Return of the Living Dead - Matt Clifford & Francis Haines

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Omni   (Member)

Hi sorry to be late to this thread. Newby here...

I recently picked up the hunt for red october on bluray. Whoa I didn't realize how great the music sounds in the movie. I have the original CD but some of the tracks are I guess edited?

I hope someone will release a complete score as it's heard in the film.

Thanks.

smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2013 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Still hoping for John Barry's "The Tamarind Seed." Have the nearly 10-minute suite found on disc 1 of the 2 disc set "Zulu" of Barry themes.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2013 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

Here are the titles I mentioned at the start of the year:

-the usual Varese suspects:
--Predator 2 (this one needs a remastering - at least the other titles sound good)
--Star Trek: Nemesis
--Executive Decision
--Chain Reaction
--Air Force One (+ McNeely and Newman)
--Starship Troopers
--RoboCop 2
--RoboCop 3
--Looney Tunes: Back in Action
--Hollow Man

-also:
--Police Academy (this became my #1 holy grail after the complete ST: TMP was released and I'd be happy with a 2- or 3-disc compilation)
--The Mummy (complete)
--The Mummy Returns (complete)
--Young Sherlock Holmes (complete)
--Alien 3 (complete... fat chance, I know... though I'd be perfectly happy with the isolated score track from the Blu-Ray put on disc)
--Batman and Robin (ditto)
--Clean Slate (too bad comedy scores don't sell well)
--Baby's Day Out (ditto)
--Fatal Instinct (ditto)
--Star Trek: Insurrection (only a matter of time!)



Now it's November and it looks like we got Star Trek: Insurrection and Clean Slate (appreciated but not quite the grail I remembered) and we know Police Academy (at least the first film) and Young Sherlock Holmes are in production.

And when the Varese Club returns, hopefully one of the aforementioned titles will be in the first batch of new releases.

All in all, a great year!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2013 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Dylan S   (Member)

#1 is definitely "Obsession" - Bernard Herrmann

Some others:

La Strada - Nino Rota (either a proper re-recording of the film tracks or the film tracks remastered without tracks that are taken directly from what sounds like a 16mm print of the film - which is what the released CD did)
The Picasso Summer - Michel Legrand (film tracks and re-mastered re-record & the supposed rejected score from the earlier version of the film)
Resurrection - Maurice Jarre
The Magician of Lublin - Maurice Jarre
Her Alibi - Georges Delerue
The Other Side of Midnight - Michel Legrand (both London re-record and the original film tracks)
Our Time [& maybe paired with one or two other short scores, like Summer of '42 complete, etc.] - Michel Legrand
Any rejected Barry score
Any rejected Bernstein score
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud - Jerry Goldsmith (apparently some elements don't exist)
Two for the Road - Henry Mancini (film tracks plus re-mastered re-record)

These would be near the top, but none seem to exist:

Endless Night - Bernard Herrmann
The Bride Wore Black - Bernard Herrmann
Story of a Woman - John Williams

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   scottthompson   (Member)

HAWAII FIVE-0 Compilation

THE SALAMANDER (Film tracks)
RAISE THE TITANIC (Film tracks)
THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER
THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD
EL CID (Complete film tracks)

SCOTT

 
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