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 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

Duel in the Sun - That's the one epic that needs it!

Anyway....back to QUO VADIS

Copies now being received throughout UK and Europe...hopefully North America copies not delayed too long by forces of nature.....



Have absolutely no proof but I believe that Duel in the Sun is on your radar for the next Prometheus recording. I do hope you go with your favs for Tadlow regarding Rozsa as either Jungle Book or my favorite Thief of Baghdad would make fine recordings.


Yes, DUEL has been considered....and had long talks with Olivia Tiomkin about it....but nothing definite .... as yet. Got some other CDs to record for Prometheus and Tadlow first....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)


Copies now being received throughout UK and Europe....


Yes, I've got it! And in a word...fabulous, both in performance and sound quality.

It's like hearing the music for the first time and it is so authentic to the original soundtrack. The Main Titles have never been recorded previously at such a fast and correct tempo and it exactly matches the timing on the film. I was fascinated to hear what approach James would take for the Peter Ustinov songs and John Langley performs them with just the right amount of characterisation without descending to parody.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Mine has just arrived. Smiles all over.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Joe Brausam   (Member)

My copy has been sitting in my local post office since Monday morning and is going nowhere because of this hurricane. Who knows when they'll start delivering mail again...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

My copy has been sitting in my local post office since Monday morning and is going nowhere because of this hurricane. Who knows when they'll start delivering mail again...

I am sorry to hear that...we in the UK are I suppose rather fortunate to have mostly "moderate" weather all year round (for "moderate" read dull, damp and dank) smile

Well we certainly seem to be lacking in Summers in recent years....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

Mine has just arrived. Smiles all over.

smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)


Copies now being received throughout UK and Europe....


Yes, I've got it! And in a word...fabulous, both in performance and sound quality.

It's like hearing the music for the first time and it is so authentic to the original soundtrack. The Main Titles have never been recorded previously at such a fast and correct tempo and it exactly matches the timing on the film. I was fascinated to hear what approach James would take for the Peter Ustinov songs and John Langley performs them with just the right amount of characterisation without descending to parody.


How to "do" Nero gave me more more sleepless nights than any other part of the recording...in the end I went with what I thought was the most obvious route... and I hope the majority will agree?

(The "Obvious" being "why not phone my old mate John Langley" ....Singer, Arranger/Orchestrator and ex librarian of the RPO...he knows more about singers than anyone else I know and might know of someone willing to accept the challenge...and we both realised that nobody could do it better than John himself!)

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Merkel   (Member)

Glorious recording, James, thank you so much for this. It has been a great support in a couple of very hard, sad and demanding days

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)

Well what can I say. I received one of my copies this morning. Ripped it to my ipod and went to the gymn. On the treadmill and wham! My socks were blown off from the start. incredible. I can't believe it is so different to the Decca recording which now sounds ponderous.

This is an incredible achievement for all involved.

I was labouring at a fast pace on a 2% incline during a quiet cue and then another thunderous martial cue like I have never heard played before erupted in my ears. Simply brilliant! On I marched!

I'm now listening to it as I type in front of my stereo speakers. The singer on 'The Burning of Troy" has nailed it.

As to another Rozsa. I have long thought that 'Thief of Bagdad' was an important work in need of the Tadlow treatment.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2012 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Arrived yesterday but haven't had a full listen yet as the new Fringe soundtrack also arrived and I listened to that first (sorry!).

However I did listen to the first 7 tracks and wow

a) what a fantastic score
b) what a fantastic performance this recording is

My only previous exposure to this score is via the FSM Rozsa box, but from what I've heard so far I know that I'm really going to enjoy this CD.

Thanks so much James and everyone else involved for this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2012 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Unbelievable : I've just received the 2 CDs today...which is a public holiday in France... eek

Roman Gods are so still very powerful and none country law can resist Them !

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2012 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Jones895   (Member)

This is indeed an incredible recording. Since it landed on the mat on Monday, I've played it through about six times. I just can't get enough of it. There's one serious downside though. During the last two days or so, I've found myself bursting into very loud and increasingly demented sounding renditions of "The Burning Of Troy" in the house. It's the "Oh..lambent flames!" and the "omnivorous power: hail!" bits that I tend to focus on. I'm sure that this isn't healthy.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2012 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

This is indeed an incredible recording. Since it landed on the mat on Monday, I've played it through about six times. I just can't get enough of it. There's one serious downside though. During the last two days or so, I've found myself bursting into very loud and increasingly demented sounding renditions of "The Burning Of Troy" in the house. It's the "Oh..lambent flames!" and the "omnivorous power: hail!" bits that I tend to focus on. I'm sure that this isn't healthy.

At one stage I thought that I could sing the Nero song on the new recording....such is my inflated ego ... but after a few attempts in the bathroom, "she who must be obeyed" said that I really must get somebody who can actuall sing more than just one note in tune! smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2012 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   Hank V   (Member)

There are probably enough superlatives here to keep James afloat for a while but how can I not add mine. I expected to hear another rerecording of familiar music arranged in a familiar way with better sound. I was not quite prepared for what I got. Shivers and goose pimples. Rozsa has always been on my favorite list but even I haven't been able to command that in recent years. Just another reminder why I was such a Rozsa fan.
I have to say that the whole thing is very well done and the songs are tastefully sung, very well sung even. It's something I will be hearing often in the coming period. Thanks to Tadlow and Prometheus.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2012 - 2:23 AM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Well what can I say. I received one of my copies this morning. Ripped it to my ipod and went to the gymn. On the treadmill and wham! My socks were blown off from the start. incredible. I can't believe it is so different to the Decca recording which now sounds ponderous.


Yes. There may be repercussions but I was never that sold on the Decca recording; I always felt that Rozsa over-sanitised the music, as he was inclined to do in order--I guess--to reach a larger audience. To me it always sounded like an extended concert suite for non-filmmusic types.

Incidentally, you should watch it on those treadmills with no socks! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2012 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

Well what can I say. I received one of my copies this morning. Ripped it to my ipod and went to the gymn. On the treadmill and wham! My socks were blown off from the start. incredible. I can't believe it is so different to the Decca recording which now sounds ponderous.


Yes. There may be repercussions but I was never that sold on the Decca recording; I always felt that Rozsa over-sanitised the music, as he was inclined to do in order--I guess--to reach a larger audience. To me it always sounded like an extended concert suite for non-filmmusic types.


Yes. The perceived wisdom in those days seemed to be that film music rerecordings needed to be arranged into more of a concert suite style to make the music more accessible to listeners outside of its relevance to the original film. At the time I thought the Decca QUO VADIS splendidly recorded but it didn't remind much me of the film. Similarly the Polydor ROZSA CONDUCTS ROZSA LPs were great recordings with wonderful music and did much to introduce me to Rozsa but the music was nothing like that as heard in the films.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2012 - 4:00 AM   
 By:   Big X   (Member)

Duel in the Sun - That's the one epic that needs it!

Anyway....back to QUO VADIS

Copies now being received throughout UK and Europe...hopefully North America copies not delayed too long by forces of nature.....



Have absolutely no proof but I believe that Duel in the Sun is on your radar for the next Prometheus recording. I do hope you go with your favs for Tadlow regarding Rozsa as either Jungle Book or my favorite Thief of Baghdad would make fine recordings.


Yes, DUEL has been considered....and had long talks with Olivia Tiomkin about it....but nothing definite .... as yet. Got some other CDs to record for Prometheus and Tadlow first....


Are these new recordings to be released in the New Year? and will they be a continuation of the golden age scores? So excited and glad to hear that you will continue with the tremendous releases . Arise Sir Fitzpatrick!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2012 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

Duel in the Sun - That's the one epic that needs it!

Anyway....back to QUO VADIS

Copies now being received throughout UK and Europe...hopefully North America copies not delayed too long by forces of nature.....



Have absolutely no proof but I believe that Duel in the Sun is on your radar for the next Prometheus recording. I do hope you go with your favs for Tadlow regarding Rozsa as either Jungle Book or my favorite Thief of Baghdad would make fine recordings.


Yes, DUEL has been considered....and had long talks with Olivia Tiomkin about it....but nothing definite .... as yet. Got some other CDs to record for Prometheus and Tadlow first....


Are these new recordings to be released in the New Year? and will they be a continuation of the golden age scores? So excited and glad to hear that you will continue with the tremendous releases . Arise Sir Fitzpatrick!


Well the next CD to come out features a score over 15 years later than Quo Vadis.....

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2012 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)

This is indeed an incredible recording. Since it landed on the mat on Monday, I've played it through about six times. I just can't get enough of it. There's one serious downside though. During the last two days or so, I've found myself bursting into very loud and increasingly demented sounding renditions of "The Burning Of Troy" in the house. It's the "Oh..lambent flames!" and the "omnivorous power: hail!" bits that I tend to focus on. I'm sure that this isn't healthy.

Hah! That's exactly what I have been doing. I am humming that tune all over the place. I can't get it out of my head, such is the powerhouse inspired performance of the singer and James Fitz et al!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2012 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)

Well what can I say. I received one of my copies this morning. Ripped it to my ipod and went to the gymn. On the treadmill and wham! My socks were blown off from the start. incredible. I can't believe it is so different to the Decca recording which now sounds ponderous.


Yes. There may be repercussions but I was never that sold on the Decca recording; I always felt that Rozsa over-sanitised the music, as he was inclined to do in order--I guess--to reach a larger audience. To me it always sounded like an extended concert suite for non-filmmusic types.

Incidentally, you should watch it on those treadmills with no socks! smile


Well, you know, as I remarked above about The Burning of Troy 'lament', I might just stand on that treadmill at its highest incline, in my bare feet, and burst forth into song for the rest of the folk in there!

That aside, I too have played the score through about 7 or 8 times already and marvel at how rich the performance sounds, particularly from my high end speakers.

 
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