I'm still marveling at the great news of the upcoming Intrada release of National Geographic Presents Yankee Sails To Europe. This is but one of many fine scores that Elmer Bernstein composed for documentary films back in the 60s and 70s. Apart from the David L Wolper productions which included the Oscar nominated Four Days in November (1965) other standout films included Alaska (1971) and The Last Days of John Dillinger (1971). However, one that I remember with fondness was The Wolfmen (1969) an Irwin Rosten MGM production, narrated by James Coburn which was also Oscar nominated in the Field Of Best Documentary Film for that year.
Lukas, what are the chances of you being able to give any of these a release ? Do you know if master tapes still exist ?
Surely, now that so much of Elmer's music has come out in the the meantime the wonderful TV documentary scores are ripe for picking and release? It's sad that none of the labels have shown any interest...
Due to the considerable discussion going on in the board re unreleased and incomplete scores by Elmer Bernstein I thought I'd give this thread another bump as none of the titles I mentioned have been released in the meantime. It's hard to believe it's been ten years since I started this thread, still one can always hope that some of the marvelous music might see the light of day!