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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   lostboy408   (Member)

So I just found out that the score to the movie Deadly Blessing (a somewhat obscure Wes Craven flick) was scored by James Horner. There doesn't seem to be an official release, so I was wondering... would anyone buy this if it was to be released?

I Know I would, but that's because i'm a big fan of Horner

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I would not, but that doesn't mean I don't want to see it released. Hell, I don't buy 98% of the stuff that's put out anyway. I'm always glad to see early or obscure scores released even if I have no interest in them at all. Someone will want them.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I remember taping the score from this IN A CINEMA!!! back in the day when the film was first released!
I was THAT crazy about Horner and his music as he was starting out (I also did the taping thing with Wolfen, 48 Hrs, Natty Gann and Something Wicked). There was just something about his early sound and style that jazzed me so much.
This score does have some serious Omen/temp track borrowings, but it also has one of those lovely Horner main themes that is soooo lyrical and gorgeous and some excellent scare/suspense tracks that are typical Horner. I really liked the film too and still do.
Fortunately, a very good quality boot was released (coupled with Wolfen) that wasn't complete, but featured all the highlights from the score, when boots were good and could be purchased from reputable vendors wink
I'd still buy a souped-up complete version with all the trimmings, if one were to be offered.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I'd definitely want an official release like its paired score Wolfen got and I love the early Horner Horror scores! Bringz it on.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

So I just found out that the score to the movie Deadly Blessing (a somewhat obscure Wes Craven flick) was scored by James Horner. There doesn't seem to be an official release, so I was wondering... would anyone buy this if it was to be released?

I Know I would, but that's because i'm a big fan of Horner


I would. I'd like to finally get replace my other copy.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I remember taping the score from this IN A CINEMA!!! back in the day when the film was first released!
I was THAT crazy about Horner and his music as he was starting out (I also did the taping thing with Wolfen, 48 Hrs, Natty Gann and Something Wicked). There was just something about his early sound and style that jazzed me so much.



. . . So, anything strike you as, um, interesting, when you first heard "Something Wicked" after already being familiar with "Deadly Blessing"?

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I was THAT crazy about Horner and his music as he was starting out (I also did the taping thing with Wolfen, 48 Hrs, Natty Gann and Something Wicked). There was just something about his early sound and style that jazzed me so much.

I hear ya. I'm not much of a Horner fan, but those early scores had a sound that was very promising indeed, then lightning struck when I purchased STAR TREK II! What a score!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 7:13 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)


This score does have some serious Omen/temp track borrowings, but it also has one of those lovely Horner main themes that is soooo lyrical and gorgeous and some excellent scare/suspense tracks that are typical Horner. I really liked the film too and still do.
Fortunately, a very good quality boot was released (coupled with Wolfen) that wasn't complete, but featured all the highlights from the score, when boots were good and could be purchased from reputable vendors wink
I'd still buy a souped-up complete version with all the trimmings, if one were to be offered.


Yea, what he said. Great score.

Here's a suite I created way way back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHVAYxcan4g

Gorgeous Americana in this one, and the atonal bits (not included in this suite) are seriously creepy. Interestingly, no brass in the score at all - Perhaps to pay for the large choir instead?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Good score and a pretty interesting movie as well.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)


Fortunately, a very good quality boot was released (coupled with Wolfen) that wasn't complete, but featured all the highlights from the score, when boots were good and could be purchased from reputable vendors wink
I'd still buy a souped-up complete version with all the trimmings, if one were to be offered.


Yes, the weather was good in Leeds that day. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 8:35 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Mr. Horner prepared a 37 minute album master for release, if that just comes out it would cover the meat of the score and is quite good.

The only drawback would be that it is very much cut from the same cloth as Goldsmith's score to The Omen.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 8:35 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Mr. Horner prepared a 37 minute album master for release, if that just comes out it would cover the meat of the score and is quite good.

The only drawback would be that it is very much cut from the same cloth as Goldsmith's score to The Omen.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Mr. Horner prepared a 37 minute album master for release, if that just comes out it would cover the meat of the score and is quite good.

The only drawback would be that it is very much cut from the same cloth as Goldsmith's score to The Omen.

Ford A. Thaxton


Thanks for that info Ford. Indeed the b**t feels like a well-prepared album. Sound quality is terrific. Was this a Los Angeles recording? I can see Dan Wallin was the recording engineer.

Obviously temped with THE OMEN, but I think there's still enough inventiveness in the writing. The thematic/melodic bits are wonderful. At its most abstract, there's some real foreshadowing of BRAINSTORM and KRULL's screaming, moaning, groaning choir.

Any idea why the album was never released? I'd love to see this and THE HAND become available.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 8:53 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Mr. Horner prepared a 37 minute album master for release, if that just comes out it would cover the meat of the score and is quite good.

The only drawback would be that it is very much cut from the same cloth as Goldsmith's score to The Omen.

Ford A. Thaxton


Thanks for that info Ford. Indeed the b**t feels like a well-prepared album. Sound quality is terrific. Was this a Los Angeles recording? I can see Dan Wallin was the recording engineer.

Obviously temped with THE OMEN, but I think there's still enough inventiveness in the writing. The thematic/melodic bits are wonderful. At its most abstract, there's some real foreshadowing of BRAINSTORM and KRULL's screaming, moaning, groaning choir.

Any idea why the album was never released? I'd love to see this and THE HAND become available.

 
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