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 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

Many years ago this was the first Golden Age score I took a chance on as a blind buy (the unofficial release). It was also the first score that opened my eyes to the fact that there was terrific film music before John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and Danny Elfman, and that the age of a score didn't necessarily speak to how engaging or enjoyable it would be. This led me to take other chances on older scores that reaped further rewards, such as with Herrmann, Waxman, and Mandel. As for this score, it is hardly subtle music, in line with the musical approach of the time, and there is definitely some sturm-und-drang war music that may be overbearing to some ears, but what impresses me is the nuance and sophistication that Newman still manages to maintain throughout. The love theme, which has been mentioned, is proof of this, but what I find truly moving about the score is the brief but beautiful theme of heroism that underscores the escape scenes at the end. I don't think it's featured on the sound samples, but that theme, short as it may be, is what really made the score for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

" . . . BTW, hoping to have this in really early, maybe even the beginning of next week."


eek

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

That's what I'M talkin' about.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   Limmerine   (Member)

Mr Kimmel, the catalog of this release shows the composer as Donaggio.

A little amendment is needed.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Mr Kimmel, the catalog of this release shows the composer as Donaggio.

A little amendment is needed.


Good catch - it's being fixed. It was only in the list, nowhere else.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Looks like the Cold War is heating up again with the score releases of Intrada's THE KREMLIN LETTER, followed by FSM's TELEFON, and now Kritzerland's THE COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR. KEEP THEM COMING!

How exactly is this the cold war?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

I hope sales are hot for this title.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Ordered. Any score by Newman is worth getting in my book, and that includes Lionel, David, Thomas, Randy, Joey and Alfred.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 8:50 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

This score is a must for anyone who appreciates Alfred Newman.

It's Newman at his most professional, a variegated score with action cues, a transcendant love theme, and even an element of his famous spirituality.

This score and NEVADA SMITH are pretty much equals in Newman's skill at composing.

The man was a genius.

I hope it sells out fast.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

This score is a must for anyone who appreciates Alfred Newman.

It's Newman at his most professional, a variegated score with action cues, a transcendant love theme, and even an element of his famous spirituality.

This score and NEVADA SMITH are pretty much equals in Newman's skill at composing.

The man was a genius.

I hope it sells out fast.


And what's really amazing is how fresh the music is - after all those years toiling and doing at Fox and those hundreds of scores, the fact that his inspiration was so high that he could, in one year, give us Traitor and How The West Was Won is astonishing. And then, years later, astonish further with Nevada Smith and his wonderful score to Airport.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2011 - 12:03 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

.....Ordered. Any score by Newman is worth getting in my book, and that includes Lionel, David, Thomas, Randy, Joey and Alfred.....


Poor, forgotten, Emil......

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2011 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Emil. I haven't forgotten Emil. And did you know that Emil spelled backwards is Lime?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2011 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   prince caspian   (Member)

Thanks very much for this score Mr haineshisway !
Well now would it be possible to release Pino Donaggio's BERLIN AFFAIR
and Richard Einhorn's SISTER,SISTER ?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2011 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

This score is a must for anyone who appreciates Alfred Newman.

It's Newman at his most professional, a variegated score with action cues, a transcendant love theme, and even an element of his famous spirituality.

This score and NEVADA SMITH are pretty much equals in Newman's skill at composing.

The man was a genius.

I hope it sells out fast.


And what's really amazing is how fresh the music is - after all those years toiling and doing at Fox and those hundreds of scores, the fact that his inspiration was so high that he could, in one year, give us Traitor and How The West Was Won is astonishing. And then, years later, astonish further with Nevada Smith and his wonderful score to Airport.


I belive Newman and Waxman were astonishing in this repsect. While many composers reached a creative plateau in their waning years, Al and Franz were still growing. Arguably, most of Waxman's best efforts were written in the last 10 years of his life (PEYTON PLACE, SAYONARA, SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS, THE NUN'S STORY, BELOVED INFIDEL, SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELL and TARAS BULBA) while Newman gave us COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR, HOW THE WEST WAS WON, THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, NEVADA SMITH, FIRECREEK and AIRPORT.
Also, his underscoring of CAMELOT was masterful and much more than just adapting the songs.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2011 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Emil. I haven't forgotten Emil. And did you know that Emil spelled backwards is Lime?

To be fair, Emil Newman was not a composer, although he recieved credit for a handful of scores. He was a fine conductor, in fact Alfred Newman stated once that Emil had the best hands for condcuting out of the three brothers.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2011 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Thanks very much for this score Mr haineshisway !
Well now would it be possible to release Pino Donaggio's BERLIN AFFAIR
and Richard Einhorn's SISTER,SISTER ?


Sometimes wishes come true.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2011 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Just ordered this along with Robinson Crusoe on Mars! No need to wait for anything else next week.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2011 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Just ordered this along with Robinson Crusoe on Mars! No need to wait for anything else next week.

Alfred Newman and Nathan Van Cleave - what else do you need? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2011 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Just ordered this along with Robinson Crusoe on Mars! No need to wait for anything else next week.

Alfred Newman and Nathan Van Cleave - what else do you need? smile


Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein would be nice!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2011 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Just got word that the discs will indeed be here really early - on Monday, and will ship then.

 
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