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 Posted:   Jan 20, 2013 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I missed getting a copy of Lawman. frown

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2013 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Scott Atkins   (Member)



Here is a Fielding score I haven't listened to in a long time.


One of my favorite Fielding's, right up there with "Straw Dogs", "The
Mechanic", and "Lawman".


My favorite is "The Wild Bunch". Hands down. Great score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2013 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Scott Atkins   (Member)

I’ve been watching some classic Mission: Impossible episodes and so I thought it was high time that I dust off the One Way Records release of Lalo Schifrin’s arranged and conducted for Music From Mission: Impossible.



This is a disappointing release if you want music that is actually heard in the show. Originally released on two separate LP’s at the time of the original run of the show, this collection of music is more of an “inspired by” concept album. It’s mostly non- threatening lounge music that I suppose one is to put on at a dull cocktail party back in the late 60’s. These kind of albums were typical of the era and are a great reminder of how good we soundtrack collectors have it these days.GNP Crescendo Records did put out a CD in 1996 called ‘The Best Of Mission: Impossible Then And Now’ (If they rerelease it, would it be called Mission:Impossible- Then and Then?) that does contain tracks from the classic series and also the late 80's revival series. I don’t have that album. I wish I had picked that one up instead of the Music From Mission: Impossible CD. As is, the Music From Mission: Impossible album makes for an interesting curio but with so much original music unavailable from the actual original series, the CD is an exercise in frustration. Perhaps if more music actually recorded for the show becomes available, the CD can be measured fairly on it’s own merits and make for a nice companion piece.

The CD left me thirsting for that real Mission: Impossible sound so I decided to pop in Danny Elfman’s score to the 1996 version of Mission: Impossible.



Boy, did Elfman knock it out of the park with this one! He totally captures that Mission: Impossible sound but somehow makes it his own. It’s my favorite of all the Mission: Impossible films. I know many didn’t like this adaptation of the series but I found the film surprising, exciting and smart when I first saw it. And it has some great set pieces by the set piece master himself, Brian De Palma. The climax of the film is thrilling and Elfman’s “Zoom A” and “Zoom B” cues just might be the best action cues of the 90’s.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2013 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

I've just listened through Carter Burwell's 'Blair Witch 2':



I've never seen the film, so can't speak for its intended use. It's a very soundscape-style score, using sound effects with synths to create its feel which is most often beat rather than melody. Having listened to more game soundtracks recently, it feels a bit like those. There aren't any stand out cues to my ear, but it's a less unpleasant listen than I remember it from the first time I listened to it. Not one for the orchestral sound lovers though.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2013 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

The purpose of this thread is to dust off your collection and give a listen to a soundtrack CD that has not been played in quite some time. We all seem to get caught up in getting that next holy grail when in fact we have plenty of gold sitting right next to us in our own house. My goal is to “resurrect” at least 1 soundtrack CD a week and report back here. Does the score stand the test of time? Do I like it more now then when I first heard it?

This is actually a great idea, I have so many scores in my collection I haven't heard in an age. Must dust one down soon and post about it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2013 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Hey, how about jazzing it up a bit w a decent score from the late 70s by Claude Bolling, which also features Tommy Tedesco, Shelly Manne, Hubert Laws, and Chuck Damonico:



 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2013 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Scott Atkins   (Member)

I've just listened through Carter Burwell's 'Blair Witch 2':



I've never seen the film, so can't speak for its intended use. It's a very soundscape-style score, using sound effects with synths to create its feel which is most often beat rather than melody. Having listened to more game soundtracks recently, it feels a bit like those. There aren't any stand out cues to my ear, but it's a less unpleasant listen than I remember it from the first time I listened to it. Not one for the orchestral sound lovers though.


I'm a Carter Burwell fan. I've seen only bits and pieces of this movie way back when and honestly don't remember much of it. Still, it's hard to go wrong with a Burwell soundtrack.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2013 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Scott Atkins   (Member)

Hey, how about jazzing it up a bit w a decent score from the late 70s by Claude Bolling, which also features Tommy Tedesco, Shelly Manne, Hubert Laws, and Chuck Damonico:



Wow! What a wild cover! I'd definitely would give this a listen. I remember this being a very funny movie. The Walter Matthau sequence is hilarious! Is the soundtrack only available on LP?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2013 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Scott Atkins   (Member)

The purpose of this thread is to dust off your collection and give a listen to a soundtrack CD that has not been played in quite some time. We all seem to get caught up in getting that next holy grail when in fact we have plenty of gold sitting right next to us in our own house. My goal is to “resurrect” at least 1 soundtrack CD a week and report back here. Does the score stand the test of time? Do I like it more now then when I first heard it?

This is actually a great idea, I have so many scores in my collection I haven't heard in an age. Must dust one down soon and post about it.


I look forward to it Thomas!

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2013 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Re Bolling CA Suite: Negative ScottA. You can get the previously issued Columbia CD [MK 36691] that is OOP, but can be had, or the newly reissued CDR from ArkivMusic. Check the following link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0000025J8/sr=/qid=/ref=olp_tab_new?ie=UTF8&colid=&coliid=&condition=new&me=&qid=&seller=&sr=

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2013 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)



Been quite a while since I've listened to this Intrada release.

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)



A magical score by the great Hugo Friedhofer. Been way too long since I spun this score.


Absolutely fabulous score, presented in true stereo for the first time by Intrada (all previous releases, including LP, were in mono).

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Another score worthy of revisitation is the Varese Sarabande "Anastasia" by Alfred Newman.

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2013 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Another score worthy of revisitation is the Varese Sarabande "Anastasia" by Alfred Newman.



I have that score, it gets played frequently as does Rosenthal's Anastasia The Secret of Anna score.

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2013 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2013 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)



You just reminded me of when of my great television disappointments. When I was a wee lad of . . . 11 or 12? . . . I really wanted to see StarGate. As was my habit in those days I was reading the local television listings in the newspaper (do they still have anything like that?) and misread a title as StarGate. It was showing past my bedtime so I set the VCR and the next day . . . imagine my disappointment when I found The Star Chamber instead. frown

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2013 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Which reminds me of how many times I tried to record The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, every time it started late or I had a power interuption. I finally gave up and bought it on laserdisc.

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2013 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)




It's been ages since I last listened to "The Stripper". I somehow managed to forget what a GEM of a score this is! Oh boy, it's every bit as good as "Studs Lonigan", another early Goldsmith I always considered a classic! It's Jerry in that warm jazzy '50s Alex North mode, finding depth and meaning at every turn!

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2013 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

I haven't played CUTTHROAT ISLAND in years. Maybe that would be a good one to revisit. But yes, I seem to recall that much of it is kind of reheated Horner, Williams etc. I think the review in the print edition of FSM at the time had some amusing comments such as "And it's Williams over to Horner, Horner passes it onto Silvestri" etc.

I for one find that comment, while amusing, quite unfair. I have always been a big fan of the score, especially the memorable main theme, and to me it sounds like just solid (if over the top, as demanded by the over-the-top, unfairly maligned film) action scoring a la John Debney. I wish he would get more projects like this.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   Scott Atkins   (Member)



Been quite a while since I've listened to this Intrada release.


I never really connected with Michael Small. Or maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention. I noticed that he composed some notable films. That being said, that Intrada release looks pretty sweet. Sold out! frown

 
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