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 Posted:   Mar 2, 2014 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I finally heard this early Scott score, thanks to someone uploading a copy of their old, great sounding LP.
It's a rollicking listen, but reminds me more of something by John Addison or Ron Goodwin than owt by John Scott I've heard before.
It's a bit too broad, disparate and comedic for me to thoroughly enjoy, but it was nice to hear Scott starting out.
I can't say I crave a CD issue of it. I would much prefer The Long Duel or England Made Me first.
Any fans of this one out there?

 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2014 - 2:43 AM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

For years, decades, I assumed this was a Ron Goodwin score - mainly because of the catchy theme. VERY Ron. The movie was on TV the other day and I bothered to check the music credits because most of the rest of the score seemed oddly un-Goodwinesque. Very surprised it was a John Scott.

Mediocre movie, and, to be honest, the score just about does its duty (it misses quite a few comedic moments that Goodwin would have totally nailed). But the theme is lovely.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2014 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A Fine jolly melodic theme, otherwise average score and film.

 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2014 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Any fans of this one out there?

I think that I read in another thread that Bruce Kimmel would love to re-issue ROCKET TO THE MOON onto CD.

The 1967 Polydor LP is one of the rarest soundtrack vinyls and is one of the few English-language releases to be included amongst listings of ultra-rare pressings (which are typically Italian)

http://www.italiansoundtracks.com/soundtracks/sale/englrocket.html

 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2014 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   TheSeeker   (Member)

Who is Patrick John Scott?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2014 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

PATRICK JOHN SCOTT IS JOHN SCOTT-[KING KONG LIVE, FINAL COUNTDOWN ETC ETC] EARLY IN HIS CAREER, [LIKE JOHNNY WILLIAMS BECAME JOHN WILLIAMS]HE WENT UNDER 3 NAMES.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2014 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

On the computer[google] simply write in John Scott-composer and you will get him.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2014 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

delete

 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2014 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Who is Patrick John Scott?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0779346/



Born: Patrick John O'Hara Scott
November 1, 1930 in Bishopston, Bristol, England, UK

 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2014 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

dp

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Another great composer still going strong into his 80's.
It's just a pity his great talent is being under utilised these days.
Still, at least there are many unreleased scores by him that we have to look forward to hearing.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2014 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   JEC   (Member)

This is one that eluded me when I collected vinyl. Would love to have it on CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   blue15   (Member)

It's up on the UK ebay site right now:



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROCKET-TO-THE-MOON-RARE-ORIGINAL-SOUNDTRACK-LP-1967-EX-EX-CONDITION-/271414603525?pt=UK_Records&hash=item3f31922f05

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2017 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Finally got the Kritzerland CD of this (despite my comments at the start of the thread).
It's a real 'pompous git' of a score (I mean that in a good way). Lots of 'by george' and 'what ho' to the music (yes, I know I'm babbling, but I KNOW what I mean) wink
It's SO assured when considering it was one of Scott's early scores.
It really showcases that he was cut-out to write film scores.
I remember reading people saying James Horner came into film scoring as the 'completed article' and hearing the early scores of JS makes me think likewise of him.
Anyway, the Kritzerdisc sounds great and features lots of variety within the score.
I don't know how it's selling (probably bad!!) but if we want more Scott scores released, we need to grab things like this first!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2017 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

According to Bruce's comments posted on this board, it didn't sell well at all. That was very unfortunate because John Scott is a very gifted composer and I was hoping for Kritzerland to get around to releasing more of his scores; especially THE LONG DUEL which came out on LP decades ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2017 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

According to Bruce's comments posted on this board, it didn't sell well at all. That was very unfortunate because John Scott is a very gifted composer and I was hoping for Kritzerland to get around to releasing more of his scores; especially THE LONG DUEL which came out on LP decades ago.

The Long Duel is on our Rhino list - it's complicated by something or other, can't remember what, but I'll do it if they can ultimately clear it.

 
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