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?
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.
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.