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 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

I apologize if this subject was talked about already but being new to the board I still like to hear opinions and suggestions on what your favorite compilation albums are? Out of my whole soundtrack collection, compilations are still heard in my rotation the most especially in the car, exercising or relaxing. Silva has done some great works. I know they are not the originals but i still enjoy them. My top three are: John Barry Collection by Silva, The Science Fiction Album by Silva and Fantastic Journey by Erich Kunzel. This is a oldie but goodie.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Off the top of my head, my first favorite would be the Arista Star Wars box. Then the ST:TOS box and the Godzilla Perfect Collection.

A couple more are the "Television's Greatest Hits" series (great fun, if not always authentic) and the 4-disc "Twilight Zone" set.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Off the top of my head, my first favorite would be the Arista Star Wars box. Then the ST:TOS box and the Godzilla Perfect Collection.

A couple more are the "Television's Greatest Hits" series (great fun, if not always authentic) and the 4-disc "Twilight Zone" set.


Are the scores complete in the Godzilla Perfect Collection?

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Curses! Those durn double posts!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Many of the 70s library comps that came out in the 90s, such as Stroboscopica, Bistro Italia, Bite Hard, Setting the Scene, etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Are the scores complete in the Godzilla Perfect Collection?


I would need all of the previous editions in order to be able to tell you for certain... the Futureland/Toshiba versions. I have never been able to score ANY of them. And I've never done a shootout between the movies and the box CD's simultaneously. I hasten to add that I have only the 1st 3 boxes--covering the original Showa-era films.

Anyway, according to what I read on the net, the box contains more music than what the Futurelands contained, but how much more depends on the individual movie. They seem pretty comprehensive to me. And depending on you take someone else's word for something, I've read that the sound quality on the boxes sometimes leaves a little to be desired. That's okay with me, though, because I readily accept the limitations of the vintage (and it's likely that these sets are Toho's last word on the scores).

Prior to the boxes the only Godzilla I had were the 2 volumes by GNP. Quite a godsend for me at the time, I can tell you! I still think they're great.

(Sorry for the slightly long-winded answer. I could talk about Godzilla stuff all night! big grin)

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I almost forgot these 4.

There was a 5th volume rumoured to exist, but I've never found evidence of it. The sound quality is abominable, but I didn't buy them for that anyway!
big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Prior to the box the only Godzilla I had were the 2 volumes by GNP. Quite a godsend for me at the time, I can tell you! I still think they're great.

(Sorry for the slightly long-winded answer. I could talk about Godzilla stuff all night! big grin)


So can I my friend, so can I smile Thanks for the info. I'll be looking into those Perfect boxes.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Probably the two I listen to most often are:

Great Composers: Georges Delerue
The High and the Mighty: A Century of Flight

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

dp

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

The Alfred Hitchcock album from Varese, with the Utah Symphony conducted by Ketcham, produced by George Korngold.
Music from Strangers on a Train, Notorious, Suspicion and Family Plot. Marvelous performances and sound. Classic album. One of the very best of its type.

I just checked and see there are several used ones from just $4 on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Music-Alfred-Hitchcock-Symphony-Orchestra/dp/B000J28AHE/ref=sr_1_7?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1394330178&sr=1-7&keywords=utah.+ketcham

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

Octoberman:
You own the Twilight Zone Box set! I have been wanting this since I started collecting. The price is ridiculous for a used copy. I own the Bernard Herrmann set by Joel McNeely and The Best of TZ by Varese and a copy of your four disc set and I LOVE it. I made covers and everything for them. When will they make another reissue?
I love Alfred Hitchcock music as well. I enjoy the Essential Alfred Hitchcock which I believe is also a Silva collection.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 7:28 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Hands down Georges Delerue London Sessions. I really liked Star Trek Astral Symphony as well. Also Disasters! The Movie Music Album. Anything put out by Erich Kunzel. Henry Mancini- Premier Pops

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Octoberman:
You own the Twilight Zone Box set! I have been wanting this since I started collecting. The price is ridiculous for a used copy. I own the Bernard Herrmann set by Joel McNeely and The Best of TZ by Varese and a copy of your four disc set and I LOVE it. I made covers and everything for them. When will they make another reissue?
I love Alfred Hitchcock music as well. I enjoy the Essential Alfred Hitchcock which I believe is also a Silva collection.



I remember coming across the set in a used shop years ago. I nearly crapped my pants. I never hoped to even SEE one. Who would get rid of such a thing? And this was before the aftermarket price went through the roof (though it was still a pretty penny).
I swear to God when I got it home and put it in the player my hands were shaking. How sad is that?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

A personal favorite from the dim and dark past...

Yeah it was a boot, but in the late 70's this was a treasure beyond words because almost none of it was available in any other form at the time.


GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION THEMES
POO 104



A1 –Paul Sawtell / Bert Shefter Jack, The Giant Killer
A2 –James Bernard (2) Kiss Of The Vampire
A3 –Akira Ifukube Godzilla
A4 –Michael Lewis* Theatre Of Blood
A5 –Ennio Morricone Danger: Diabolik
A6 –Gerald Fried Return Of Dracula
A7 –Ron Grainer Omega Man
A8 –Russ Garcia* Time Machine
A9 –Green Slimes, The Green Slime
A10 –Laurie Johnson First Men In The Moon
B1 –5 Blobs, The The Blob
B2 –Jerry Goldsmith Damnation Alley
B3 –Akira Ifukube Mysterians
B4 –James Bernard (2) Dracula Has Risen From The Grave
B5 –Leith Stevens War Of The Worlds
B6 –Paul Sawtell / Bert Shefter Kronos
B7 –Gerald Fried I Bury The Living
B8 –Akira Ifukube Mothra
B9 –Jerry Goldsmith List Of Adrian Messenger
B10 –Ray Anthony Incredible Shrinking Man

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

Thaxton:
Even in today's standards I think that is a pretty good lineup of music. All these from the original tapes?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Thaxton:
Even in today's standards I think that is a pretty good lineup of music. All these from the original tapes?


I think so, the only cover is THE OMEGA MAN which was done by a very young CHUCK CIRINO.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   increbula   (Member)

Are the scores complete in the Godzilla Perfect Collection?

The scores are indeed complete. Follow this link to detailed reviews and track listings for each CD:

http://www.godzillamonstermusic.com/godzilla50th.htm

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

This one ...


(http://www.discogs.com/release/450187)

... will always be a favorite because for me it more or less started this whole "soundtrack thing".

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

In addition to many already stated, I've listened to these time and time again over the years, which of course says more about my geekdom than their quality, but I love both.






 
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