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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Islands in the Stream
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2010 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

For some odd reason the CDDB information is showing the Hungarian State Symphony...wasnt that the group o nthe INtrada CD? Who enters this stuff. smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2010 - 8:17 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

For some odd reason the CDDB information is showing the Hungarian State Symphony...wasnt that the group o nthe INtrada CD? Who enters this stuff. smile

Film score geeks, who else?

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2010 - 10:36 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


You guys please play nice.
lk

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2010 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   Chris Malone   (Member)

What a wondrous treat to finally have the original tracks available!

I am particularly fond of the "Is Ten Too Old?" cue where the calypso percussion and florid woodwinds give way to calypso-fashioned menacing theme with rhythmic lower strings. And the opening and closing cues are particularly gorgeous.

I like Joe's art direction on this one too -- the whitening out of edges around photographs in the booklet was a nice touch.

With regard to recording engineer, I suspect John Norman or Joel F Moss were at the board as they were with Glen Glenn at the time. A warm and appropriately restrained mastering from Bruce Botnick.

Thank you to the two Bruce's and Lukas.

Cheers
Chris

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2011 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I just ordered it!

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2011 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

I just ordered it!

One of Jerry's most moving works. You'll love it!

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2011 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Now it will finally sell out!

henry did it!

Lukas NEVER toots his own horn here as loud as some of the other cd producers that use HIS messageboard to promote and sell their own stuff.

Why is that?

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2011 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   scottthompson   (Member)

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM remains one of the best CD releases ever for me.

Truly great score, beautiful packaging, and years of anticipation. A Holy Grail if there ever was one.

SCOTT

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2011 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

"I was hoping that this release would help me appreciate the score. I still can't get into it. I'm disappointed - more in my own reaction to the music than to the CD itself. This is one of the very, very few Goldsmith scores I don't like at all."

Wow. This is absolutely his best score for me...this, and CHINATOWN...

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2011 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

"I was hoping that this release would help me appreciate the score. I still can't get into it. I'm disappointed - more in my own reaction to the music than to the CD itself. This is one of the very, very few Goldsmith scores I don't like at all."

Wow. This is absolutely his best score for me...this, and CHINATOWN...


Funny, because I love islands in the stream and can't stand Chinatown. Although I do love some parts of chinatown, just not the horrible sound quality of the CD.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2011 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Hey guys, me again! I received it already in record time from SAE, couldn't be happier with their service! I'm going to listen to it tomorrow, can't wait!

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2011 - 5:42 AM   
 By:   avalanche   (Member)

I picked this one up a few weeks ago, and have been listening regularly. What a great release! So far, my favorite cue is "Is Ten Too Old?"

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2016 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

ORDERED

(OK just being fashionably late; joined the party tonight after having watched the flick for the very first time. The Hemingway run refuses to slow down. Anyway, thought the score was a great example of JG doing the Alex North bit i.e. music designed to capture pyschological underpinnings--which was no mean feat what with the sea and breathtaking land ho cinematography that usually lends itself to something like melodic paradise. Ah, but Jerry bent the main theme to create a mood, too, that more than did justice to the eye feast. Wouldn't be ordering the CD if otherwise!)

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2016 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I think Goldsmith said that this movie's father/sons relationships made him cry, and that it was his favorite score. I also heard him talk about the death of Franklin J. Schaffner in which he said he almost wanted to cry remembering him.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2016 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

I could see that. The segment with the kids is quite moving. The Hemingway biographical parallels are obvious. But the next part with the first wife reunion is outstanding. George C and Claire Bloom are simply pro's pros in moments with simple strands of dialogue and lots of understated but affective body language and all with no scoring. But the scoring that leads up to all this is breathtakingly beautiful.

I ended up rewatching both of these segments this afternoon. About the kids: this was Hart Bochner's acting debut and he and I both hit 60 this year (same for Tom Hanks if you're keeping scoresmile). And I felt the Wixted kid was superb. He reminded me of a young Nick Stahl. He was kind of a familiar face from TV back then and evidently dropped out of acting after his IITS stint.

 
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