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 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   filmo   (Member)

I have just been listening to this score paired with Carthage In Flames on the digitmovies label and I find it to be very beautiful music which evokes the biblical period of that era. I haven't heard it for a long time and I would like to know if there are additional pieces, bonus tracks or sources of music that might be lying around the nascimbene estate or if that is the complete score written by the composer. it really is wonderful music if anyone likes scores from that time period. thanks for any information.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I would just like to say I agree with you it is a very underrated beautiful score. Glad you brought it up.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

I would just like to say I agree with you it is a very underrated beautiful score. Glad you brought it up.

That release is the best and most complete version of SOLOMON AND SHEBA . There was an earlier DRG release that wasn't bad but the Legend cd has the best sound + selections .

This film and score have always been a favorite of mine since seeing it in 1960 in Chicago in its initial roadshow engagment at the (long gone)Woods theater in Super Technirama 70 and Stereophonic Sound - actually for a biblical, it was pretty daring stuff with Gina's scanty costumes and her sensual dance to the pagan god Ragon! I have always loved that cue - "Danza Orgiastica".

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2014 - 10:36 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Great cd I really enjoy Carthage In Flames and Solomon And Sheba it was released by Legend though not Digitmovies.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

Great cd I really enjoy Carthage In Flames and Solomon And Sheba it was released by Legend though not Digitmovies.

Of course - I should have double checked - corrected.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

Is the Legend cd stereo? are there seletions on the old United Artists LP that are not on the legend CD?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I've read that one of the LPs was about 45 minutes (I think the Legend cd has about the same runtime), but the Soundtrack Library cd was about 59 minutes. Same number of tracks.
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=41928&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

Joe, the selections from SOLOMON AND SHEBA on the Legend CARTHAGE/SOLOMON CD total about 45:00. They are stereo. I think there are some things that are not on the UA LP.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

this was the film where gina lured me to a pagan ceremony for wild sex against the rocks.
yul bryner got there ready to turn his back on everything for her but i snuck in there first.
She went back home in her chariot with a lollo smile on her face.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

Later today, I'll try to do a track by track comparison to see if there are any tracks which are exclusive either to the Legend CD or the UA LP. The amount of tracks is not the same. The LP has more tracks, but its running time is shorter. We'll see.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

The original LP with a purple satin cover was one of most sought after by collectors back in the 60s-70s. The actual recording on the LP was decent but the Legend cd sounds much better . I dont think the original LP had the selections in proper order - and it seems like the selections were unidentified - maybe?
I'd like to know what the extra 14 minutes on the Soundtrack Library cd contain . I dont remember this release -

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I'd like to know what the extra 14 minutes on the Soundtrack Library cd contain . I dont remember this release -

Comparing tracklists, the 14 minutes seems to be made up from these extra cues: Overture, Intermission, First Attack. Plus a longer 'Prelude to Battle' cue.

Soundtrack Library CD-71
01. Overture 5:37
02. Main Title 2:09
03. Opening Battle 5:10
04. Death of David 2:43
05. Solomon Talks To God 2:00
06. A Day Together - Jugglers 4:26
07. Blind To Truth - Finale Act One 4:53
08. Intermission Music 5:17
09. Orgy Scene 10:29
10. Death Of Abishag 2:07
11. Aftermath 3:09
12. First Attack 1:32
13. Revelation - Prelude To Battle 1:45
14. Final Battle 1:20
15. Miracle And Finale 5:49
Runtime aprox. 59 minutes

Legend CD
14. Main Titles 02:07
15. Death of David 02:41
16. Solomon In The Temple 01:56
17. Love Scene 04:25
18. Final Part One 04:47
19. Rah-Gon and First Battle 05:15
20. Orgiastic Dance 10:27
21. Death of Abishag 02:04
22. Prelude To Battle 01:11
23. Final Battle 01:22
24. Aftermath 03:07
25. Purification and End Titles 05:46

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

this was the film where gina lured me to a pagan ceremony for wild sex against the rocks.
yul bryner got there ready to turn his back on everything for her but i snuck in there first.
She went back home in her chariot with a lollo smile on her face.


Ha Ha

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Ed Lachmann   (Member)

I just wish that the entire score could get an official release. Beyond that, I also wish that Twilight Time would think about adding "Solomon and Sheba" to their blu-ray release calendar. It may not be everyone's "cup of tea" but many of us really loved it and remember it especially fondly. It certainly is colorful, epic and deliciously campy with the unforgettable "orgiastic dance" that had this kid swooning over Gina Lollobrigida. More Nascimbene films in BD would be wonderful, as well, such as "The Vikings" or "Francis of Assisi" which would be a dreams-come-true for King Vidor and Michael Curtiz collectors. How about it TT?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

I'd like to know what the extra 14 minutes on the Soundtrack Library cd contain . I dont remember this release -

Comparing tracklists, the 14 minutes seems to be made up from these extra cues: Overture, Intermission, First Attack. Plus a longer 'Prelude to Battle' cue.

Soundtrack Library CD-71
01. Overture 5:37
02. Main Title 2:09
03. Opening Battle 5:10
04. Death of David 2:43
05. Solomon Talks To God 2:00
06. A Day Together - Jugglers 4:26
07. Blind To Truth - Finale Act One 4:53
08. Intermission Music 5:17
09. Orgy Scene 10:29
10. Death Of Abishag 2:07
11. Aftermath 3:09
12. First Attack 1:32
13. Revelation - Prelude To Battle 1:45
14. Final Battle 1:20
15. Miracle And Finale 5:49
Runtime aprox. 59 minutes

Legend CD
14. Main Titles 02:07
15. Death of David 02:41
16. Solomon In The Temple 01:56
17. Love Scene 04:25
18. Final Part One 04:47
19. Rah-Gon and First Battle 05:15
20. Orgiastic Dance 10:27
21. Death of Abishag 02:04
22. Prelude To Battle 01:11
23. Final Battle 01:22
24. Aftermath 03:07
25. Purification and End Titles 05:46



Of course this isn't the complete score as Malcolm Arnold helped out with the composing. How about that combo!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

I'd like to know what the extra 14 minutes on the Soundtrack Library cd contain . I dont remember this release -

Comparing tracklists, the 14 minutes seems to be made up from these extra cues: Overture, Intermission, First Attack. Plus a longer 'Prelude to Battle' cue.

Soundtrack Library CD-71
01. Overture 5:37
02. Main Title 2:09
03. Opening Battle 5:10
04. Death of David 2:43
05. Solomon Talks To God 2:00
06. A Day Together - Jugglers 4:26
07. Blind To Truth - Finale Act One 4:53
08. Intermission Music 5:17
09. Orgy Scene 10:29
10. Death Of Abishag 2:07
11. Aftermath 3:09
12. First Attack 1:32
13. Revelation - Prelude To Battle 1:45
14. Final Battle 1:20
15. Miracle And Finale 5:49
Runtime aprox. 59 minutes

Legend CD
14. Main Titles 02:07
15. Death of David 02:41
16. Solomon In The Temple 01:56
17. Love Scene 04:25
18. Final Part One 04:47
19. Rah-Gon and First Battle 05:15
20. Orgiastic Dance 10:27
21. Death of Abishag 02:04
22. Prelude To Battle 01:11
23. Final Battle 01:22
24. Aftermath 03:07
25. Purification and End Titles 05:46



Of course this isn't the complete score as Malcolm Arnold helped out with the composing. How about that combo!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

I just wish that the entire score could get an official release. Beyond that, I also wish that Twilight Time would think about adding "Solomon and Sheba" to their blu-ray release calendar. It may not be everyone's "cup of tea" but many of us really loved it and remember it especially fondly. It certainly is colorful, epic and deliciously campy with the unforgettable "orgiastic dance" that had this kid swooning over Gina Lollobrigida. More Nascimbene films in BD would be wonderful, as well, such as "The Vikings" or "Francis of Assisi" which would be a dreams-come-true for King Vidor and Michael Curtiz collectors. How about it TT?

Totally agree, Ed. But has TT released any UA films ?? Isnt it more likely to be be an MGM BR?

Another Mario Nascimbene scored epic that is more likely to be a TT release is Columbia's BARABBAS(1962) - maybe the Roadshow version in 70mm + a longer running time.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I don't suppose anyone has ever gone through the LP along with the movie to identify the LP tracks, have they?

I've just transferred my UA LP (mono, unfortunately), and will later this evening checks those tracks against the CARTHAGE/SOLOMON CD. If there's anything on the LP that isn't on the CD, I'm going to force myself to watch the movie and try to figure where they would go.

Also of interest, the Legend CD with THE VIKINGS/SOLOMON contains some SOLOMON bits not on the CARTHAGE/SOLOMON CD, like one cue, one really tiny bit of Orgiastic Dance, and the end of the finale.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

I don't suppose anyone has ever gone through the LP along with the movie to identify the LP tracks, have they?

I've just transferred my UA LP (mono, unfortunately), and will later this evening checks those tracks against the CARTHAGE/SOLOMON CD. If there's anything on the LP that isn't on the CD, I'm going to force myself to watch the movie and try to figure where they would go.

Also of interest, the Legend CD with THE VIKINGS/SOLOMON contains some SOLOMON bits not on the CARTHAGE/SOLOMON CD, like one cue, one really tiny bit of Orgiastic Dance, and the end of the finale.


I think that you mean the DRG release of VIKINGS/SOLOMON..

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2014 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

I just wish that the entire score could get an official release. Beyond that, I also wish that Twilight Time would think about adding "Solomon and Sheba" to their blu-ray release calendar. It may not be everyone's "cup of tea" but many of us really loved it and remember it especially fondly. It certainly is colorful, epic and deliciously campy with the unforgettable "orgiastic dance" that had this kid swooning over Gina Lollobrigida. More Nascimbene films in BD would be wonderful, as well, such as "The Vikings" or "Francis of Assisi" which would be a dreams-come-true for King Vidor and Michael Curtiz collectors. How about it TT?

Totally agree, Ed. But has TT released any UA films ?? Isnt it more likely to be be an MGM BR?

Another Mario Nascimbene scored epic that is more likely to be a TT release is the Columbia's BARABBAS(1962) - maybe the Roadshow version in 70mm + a longer running time.


I'm one of the 'few' that saw BARABBAS during its very short Roadshow run in NYC. From what I recollect the version that is available on DVD is the complete film-except for Overture and Entr'acte(same music as Intermezzo on the lp or cd). Of course the music cue leading into the intermission has been cut from the film. Other than the Roadshow trappings I believe the dvd is complete.

 
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