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 Posted:   Feb 3, 2014 - 10:28 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

This is a very strong album. Compelling throughout, original and efficient. I'm very impressed by this one.

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2014 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

It is a great CD indeed. Very happy it's finally come along. Sounds fantastic!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2014 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

This is a very strong album. Compelling throughout, original and efficient. I'm very impressed by this one.

Totally agree. I love how a good soundtrack album gets in your head and the themes become more evident over time. A really strong work by one of my favorites.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

So, how did this CD fare with people (apart from the 2 or 3 above who left their opinion).
Is it the ugly duckling people were afraid it was going to be, or a pleasant surprise?
(I haven't bought or heard it yet).

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

So, how did this CD fare with people (apart from the 2 or 3 above who left their opinion).
Is it the ugly duckling people were afraid it was going to be, or a pleasant surprise?
(I haven't bought or heard it yet).


As I stated during my numerous complaints, the score is great and one of my favorites of all time (odd, yes), I just wasn't crazy about the way Intrada presented it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I dunno, odd presentation notwithstanding, it doesn't affect my enjoyment, it's
a good disc, and that final action chase cue on the pier we all love so bad really
flows organically from the prior cue. In fact the whole thing flows well as a listen.

There is a bit more atmospheric stuff in the first half I had forgotten that bogs things
down. It's a good package, c'mon Shaun, drop the the $20 for it, what the hell! If you
hate it you can always ebay in, what 5 years? What's the accelerated shelf life for these
things now?

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I dunno, odd presentation notwithstanding, it doesn't affect my enjoyment, it's
a good disc, and that final action chase cue on the pier we all love so bad really
flows organically from the prior cue. In fact the whole thing flows well as a listen.

There is a bit more atmospheric stuff in the first half I had forgotten that bogs things
down. It's a good package, c'mon Shaun, drop the the $20 for it, what the hell! If you
hate it you can always ebay in, what 5 years? What's the accelerated shelf life for these
things now?


I don't think it flows organically at all, Goblin, that's just it! It's a totally jarring edit! When I was trying to put together a version of this in my head back when, I imagined that they'd combine a bunch of the atmospheric stuff over all the great stuff at the end. I like the whole thing, but I don't want to sit through that 5 minute Caretaker dialogue cue to get to a clear action highlight of the score.

I'll wait until this one goes out of print, then finance a new version myself with all of the riches that I'm sure to acquire in the next few years. Then you'll be sorry. Then you'll ALL be sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(cries)

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I love that manic percussion at the end of the Caretaker cue that builds up to the pier shot right as she yells "He's still dressed like G.I. Joe!"


Also the moment when Duvall finally puts the pieces together after seeing the billboard and that huge guitar crashes into the music as he remembers the Dfens license plate and then the horns start blasting that descending motif. So good. This and The Fugitive are my two top JNH scores of all time.

Just can't get enough of it.


It seems like I'm finally getting all of my highschool holy grains.

Blown Away, Falling Down, Judgment Night, Escape from L.A. (Complete), The Shadow, Breakdown, Clear and Present Danger (complete)... The list goes on and on.

Now if only they could do "The Jackal" and "The Getaway"

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I don't think the presentation is odd in the least. It's a great album, start to finish. That's my opinion.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I don't think the presentation is odd in the least. It's a great album, start to finish. That's my opinion.

I'm glad you and others like it, obviously. It's still a great score and I still think I'm right.

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2014 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Received this couple of weeks ago and been revisiting it steadily, as a fan of The Fugitive it's definitely a nice extension of that synth/percussion mix with urban feel. It sounds in parts very much like something Mark Snow would have done were Falling Down an X-files episode. Love how the albums flows.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   richuk   (Member)

Thought I'd pipe in a voice of support - I've seen the film 2 or 3 times now, and have absolutely no idea what Shaun's issue is - the album plays wonderfully for me (well, as good as it can with the amount of sound-design-level scoring, which takes high volumes to properly appreciate).

As far as I can tell, the music has simply been presented as it was recorded, and it sounds great.

With this and Blown Away done, I'm quickly running out of requests!

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)


As far as I can tell, the music has simply been presented as it was recorded,


Nope.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I don't mean to de-rail the thread, but that got me thinking: has there been any releases from Intrada in recent years, that didn't have crossfading?

 
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