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 Posted:   Jan 12, 2014 - 11:53 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Kritzerland is proud to present a new world premiere limited edition release

JOSEPH ANDREWS

Composed and Conducted by John Addison

In 1963, director Tony Richardson struck gold with his film adaptation of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones. Beloved by critics and audiences, Jones was a huge hit, the fourth most successful film of that year and a winner of four Academy Awards – including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Score. Fourteen years and many films later, Richardson decided to pay Henry Fielding another visit, hoping the same formula would result in another box-office winner. This time the source was Fielding’s Joseph Andrews, the author’s first full-length published novel and, indeed, one of the earliest novels written in English. For the film, Richardson assembled a stellar team, both behind and in front of the camera. The cast included Peter Firth as the eponymous Joseph, Ann-Margret as Lady Booby, Michael Hordern, Jim Dale, Beryl Reid and Penelope Wilton (of Downton Abbey), along with cameos by John Gielgud, Hugh Griffith (repeating his role of Squire Western from Tom Jones) and Peggy Ashcroft. Also along for the ride was composer John Addison, who’d won the Oscar for Best Score for Richardson’s Tom Jones, and who had an amazingly long and fruitful composer/director collaboration with Richardson, resulting in great scores for films such as The Entertainer, A Taste of Honey, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Loved One, Dead Cert and The Phantom of the Opera.

Addison’s score is wonderful and melodious music – it’s pastoral, jaunty and often quirky in its instrumentation, conjuring up the world of Fielding and all of the film’s colorful characters. Addison was a master at this kind of score and Joseph Andrews is prime John Addison.

This world-premiere release of Addison’s music for the film was taken from the mono mixdown tapes, which were in great condition in the Paramount vaults.

Joseph Andrews is limited to 1000 copies only and is priced at $19.98, plus shipping.

CDs will ship by the third week of February, but we’ve been averaging three to four weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date. To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2014 - 12:34 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I saw JOSEPH ANDREWS for the first time last year when I finally got my hands on a copy of the OOP DVD. Neither the film nor the score are in the same league as TOM JONES, but I'm glad I saw it anyway, and having the score will make a rewatching of the film that much more satisfying.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2014 - 1:11 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Definitely ordering this.
In the meantime, is The Buccaneer shipping?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2014 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Thank you, Kritzerland.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2014 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

I saw JOSEPH ANDREWS for the first time last year when I finally got my hands on a copy of the OOP DVD. Neither the film nor the score are in the same league as TOM JONES, but I'm glad I saw it anyway, and having the score will make a rewatching of the film that much more satisfying.





I didn't know they had breast implants in 1977! smile


Oh ..... hope it's another sell-out Bruce!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2014 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

So if this is a world premiere does that mean it's taken from different recordings than the Addison/Tony Thomas LP private pressing released years ago?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2014 - 12:58 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

So if this is a world premiere does that mean it's taken from different recordings than the Addison/Tony Thomas LP private pressing released years ago?

I don't consider a composer private issue a release. Tony's release was taken from Addison's kind of substandard-sounding tapes, while our are from high-quality masters.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2014 - 1:01 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

A little disheartening to come home after a very long day to find almost no posts about this score. Thankfully the orders seem to be fine, but I look at the other threads that are getting lots of posts and I sit and scratch my head, which wasn't even itching.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2014 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

Looking forward to ordering this after the superb Tom Jones but after an expensive Christmas, it's just going to have to wait. Hope it doesn't sell out too soon.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

There seems to be much less interest in this one than in Tom Jones, but I've been listening to the samples and it's a nice score. I've never seen the movie but I'll pick up this CD, for sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

There seems to be much less interest in this one than in Tom Jones, but I've been listening to the samples and it's a nice score. I've never seen the movie but I'll pick up this CD, for sure.

Tom Jones was easier - Oscar-winner for Best Picture and all. Joseph was a huge bomb, but the score really is terrific and worth getting.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


I too am surprised at the low number of posts. I think very few people have seen the film. It is indeed a fine Addison score. Bruce, you did say it's selling pretty well though?

Any word on when The Buccaneer will ship?

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

People don't know what to say here because many don't know the film and don't know the score, but the sales aren't hurting because of the cover/poster art. smile

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Happy to finally say that The Buccaneer AND Joseph ship in the morning. Whew!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

Very much looking forward to receiving this soon. I'll write more here after I've been able to do a few full listens. In any event, Addison is a crackerjack way to start off any year (I find his work consistently delightful), so thanks to Kritzerland for their usual impeccable taste in releases.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


I see Joseph Andrews is number 10 on SAE best selling list.

I guess people are buying it and not talking about it?

Anyway, I always liked this delightful score. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2014 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   Dorian   (Member)

I think I have already stated that in some other Kritzerland-related thread but I will be surely getting this as John Addison is one of my favorite composers.

I guess I might even be the only one who considers "The Pumpkin Competition" as the favorite score from the three Amazing Stories sets!

 
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