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 Posted:   Oct 5, 2012 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Michel Legrands's ' "THE MOUNTAIN MEN" is a big, bold and gorgeous film score


Buy it, you will not regret it, sure happy I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 3:29 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I didnt mind the film.
It was okay, not the worst. A rare winter western at a time westerns had long died.
Score good.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2012 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   skyross   (Member)

I had never heard of the film.
I listen to the sound clips and thought it sounded great so I thought I would take a chance. I am pleased that I did as it's a great score from Michel Legrand.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Not a huge Legrand fan here, but this and Ice Station Zebra are terrific orchestral works. It makes me sad that scores like this have no place in films today...melody, counterpoint and actual development...boy do I miss it!

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Bishop   (Member)

Finally had the time to unwrap this beauty of a CD.

However I've got to say that I'm a bit confused:
The track-list of my CD includes tracks like "On to Popo Agie" (Track #2) , "Shootout at the River" (#10) or "Death, Retribution & Finale" (#11)???

I mean I can understand if there's a typo or two, but these are completely different names?
Anybody else having this ... well "problem"? confused

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

Finally had the time to unwrap this beauty of a CD.

However I've got to say that I'm a bit confused:
The track-list of my CD includes tracks like "On to Popo Agie" (Track #2) , "Shootout at the River" (#10) or "Death, Retribution & Finale" (#11)???

I mean I can understand if there's a typo or two, but these are completely different names?
Anybody else having this ... well "problem"? confused


I'm confused about the problem you are describing, typos?

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Finally had the time to unwrap this beauty of a CD.

However I've got to say that I'm a bit confused:
The track-list of my CD includes tracks like "On to Popo Agie" (Track #2) , "Shootout at the River" (#10) or "Death, Retribution & Finale" (#11)???

I mean I can understand if there's a typo or two, but these are completely different names?
Anybody else having this ... well "problem"? confused


I'm confused about the problem you are describing, typos?


He means that some of the track names on the Intrada site are different from the ones on the actual package. Beats me what happened. Maybe this was Legrand's call, maybe it was Doug's.

In any event, this score is so very marvelous. Lush and exciting (I particularly love Heavy Eagle's theme). Anyone know of other Legrand scores in this mold?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

The CD was worth it for "Black Feet Pursue Tyler" alone.

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Nice little gem.

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 1:34 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Very interesting. I've been a huge Michel Legrand fan for many decades -- since I fell in love with "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" in 1964. A few days ago I received the 2-CD set "The Music of Michel Legrand" in which he conducts excerpts from several of his works with the Moscow Virtuosi, and then decided to break down and make a Michel Legrand playlist for my iPod, which included:

"The Music of Michel Legrand"
"The Essential Michel Legrand Film Music Collection"
"Festival de Cannes (60th Anniversary)"
"Legrand/Grappelli"
Instrumental cues from "Lady Sings The Blues"
"The Summer of '42"
"The Thomas Crown Affair"
"Ice Station Zebra"
"Yentl"
"The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"
"The Young Girls of Rochefort"

And I've been searching for 2 or 3 other CDs I have of him conducting his own music. But I chose NOT to include the dreadful "Atlantic City" (what a waste of money!) in this playlist.

I'll likely buy the above Intrada, if only because I've been pleased with their other recent releases, like "Cahill" and especially "Cocoon."

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

This is a gem of a score.
I took a gamble on it based on the samples and I'm so glad I did.
Lush, spacious, wide-open music that fills the senses.
At times, the brass sections sound similar to some Stu Phillips CD's I own.
The only other Legrand composition I own is the rejected score that came with THE MAN WHO LOVED CAT DANCING, which is different to say the least.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   PatrickB   (Member)

You are convicing me, I will purchase the CD.
Legrand' soundtracks on new CDs is not so frequent.

It will compensate the low number of soundtrack music on his 15CD box Anthology just issued by Universal.
The content of the 2CD set evoked above is in the box : it is well-worth to buy the box (less than $ 40 in Europe) instead of the 2CD set, I think.

patrick


 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

I like Legrand, but even so, this was a surprise. A soaring, propulsive, truly wonderful score.

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2014 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

It took two years, but this marvelous, sweeping score is on its way out.

I implore everyone reading this who hasn't already picked this up to listen to the clips, buy the album and prepare to be blown away.

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.7689/.f?sc=13&category=-113

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2014 - 9:57 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

It is a great score. The action cuts in this one are outstanding, inventive and highly memorable - Which is to say nothing of the main theme!

I love when low-profile scores of exceptional quality like this get bumped to the front page of FSM. I remember when Intrada released Terry Plumeri's epic adventure score to MR. ATLAS similar sentiments were shared. Great score and one well-worth discussion.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2014 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPT 22 2014 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2014 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

bump

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2014 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I neglected this one forever. Then, when Intrada put it on the "chopping block" I said, What the Hell, I'll get it and Other Side of Midnight too.

Boy, am I glad I did. Everybody is right. And the action music is really exceptional. Definitely LeGrand's soundworld, but with a great distinctiveness that makes me want to watch the movie despite what everyone says.

Don't let this one slip through your fingers!

 
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