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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Kritzerland is proud to present an Encore Edition of a great 2 CD soundtrack release:

ONE-EYED JACKS

Music Composed and Conducted by Hugo Friedhofer

From the moment of their inception, some films are simply destined to become legendary in one way or another and Marlon Brando’s sole directorial effort had legend stamped on it from the get-go. Based on the book The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones by Charles Neider, the film’s first script was written by a young up-and-coming writer named Sam Peckinpah. It was subsequently re-written by Calder Willingham and then Guy Trosper. After viewing a movie called The Killing, Brando hired its director, Stanley Kubrick. By the time the film went before the cameras, Kubrick was gone and Brando was not only starring, but also directing. While the end result might not be to everyone’s liking, the fact is that the finished film is oddly compelling, poetic, and sometimes completely bizarre, and fully deserving of its legendary cult status.

The film looks gorgeous – it was the final film made in Paramount’s brilliant process, VistaVision, and the great Charles Lang was the director of photography. The cast also included Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, and the supremely weird Timothy Carey. There are some truly great scenes and some eminently quotable dialogue (“Get up off the floor, you scum-sucking pig”). But what gives the film a great deal of its luster and brilliance is the score by Hugo Friedhofer.

Sometimes the stars are magically aligned and a composer gets a perfect project, one that plays to all his musical strengths – Friedhofer’s music elevates One-Eyed Jacks in every sense – it’s passionate, beautiful, exciting, dramatic, luminous – and one of Friedhofer’s greatest achievements, in a career filled with them: The Best Years of Our Lives, The Bishop’s Wife, The Rains of Ranchipur, This Earth Is Mine, The Young Lions (also with Brando), The Harder They Fall, Vera Cruz, Soldier of Fortune, Seven Cities of Gold, Violent Saturday, Hondo, Rancho Notorious, Broken Arrow, and the list could go on for several more pages.

One-Eyed Jacks was originally released on LP by Liberty Records. Friedhofer had all the scoring masters available to him and from these he prepared the album release (any thoughts of a 2 LP set vanished when the film did not perform at the box office). Obviously because of LP time restrictions, less than half of Friedhofer’s amazing score was on the album. On CD 1, we present that original album program, remastered from the original two-track album masters, along with two alternate cues from the full score. Note: On our original release, there was a mistake on the “Alternate Main Title”, which was actually from The Jayhawkers and not by Friedhofer at all. For this release, we were thrilled to find there actually was an alternate main title and we’re happy to include it. On CD 2 we present Friedhofer’s entire score in all its magnificence, in pristine stereo sound. To hear this score complete is a revelation – and for Friedhofer fans and any fan of great film music, this 2 CD set is a must-have. The booklet features great liner notes by Nick Redman. The original release was a very quick sellout and this has been one of the most requested titles for us to reissue and so we’re happy to make another 1000 copies available to those who missed out the first time.

One-Eyed Jacks is limited to 1000 copies only. For this release, we are offering this 2 CD set at our usual 1 CD price: $19.98 plus shipping.

CD will ship by the first week of May – however, preorders placed directly through Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks earlier (we’ve been averaging four weeks early). To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.


 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I don't suppose replacement disc 1s are available for those who bought the original release with the incorrect bonus track? It would certainly be a nice gesture.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I did a most justified double-take myself wink

My pocket - how it sizzles, how it burns!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I don't suppose replacement disc 1s are available for those who bought the original release with the incorrect bonus track? It would certainly be a nice gesture.

It would be a nice gesture, but not a possible one, I'm afraid. This stuff happens, and if another label had released this it would not be possible either. It's funny - I knew some folks would not be happy about it and I really thought about not including it at all - perhaps that would have been the better route.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

It would be a nice gesture, but not a possible one, I'm afraid. This stuff happens, and if another label had released this it would not be possible either.

Could it be possible to do what Lukas did on some occasions when he fixed some previous issues : to include this particular track on a future release ?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   Limmerine   (Member)

I don't suppose replacement disc 1s are available for those who bought the original release with the incorrect bonus track? It would certainly be a nice gesture.

It would be a nice gesture, but not a possible one, I'm afraid. This stuff happens, and if another label had released this it would not be possible either. It's funny - I knew some folks would not be happy about it and I really thought about not including it at all - perhaps that would have been the better route.


Mr Kimmel, maybe just let it be wrong again on the encore edition next time, then it's fair to the old edition owners, and the ones who missed the old edition can also get what they want.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

It would be a nice gesture, but not a possible one, I'm afraid. This stuff happens, and if another label had released this it would not be possible either.

Could it be possible to do what Lukas did on some occasions, that is to include this particular track on a future release ?


No.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I don't suppose replacement disc 1s are available for those who bought the original release with the incorrect bonus track? It would certainly be a nice gesture.

It would be a nice gesture, but not a possible one, I'm afraid. This stuff happens, and if another label had released this it would not be possible either. It's funny - I knew some folks would not be happy about it and I really thought about not including it at all - perhaps that would have been the better route.


Mr Kimmel, maybe just let it be wrong again on the encore edition next time, then it's fair to the old edition owners, and the ones who missed the old edition can also get what they want.


Frankly, it's not that much different and anyone who has the old edition should be fine.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   jeff1   (Member)

Awesome! One of my favourite Kritzerlands. The first edition almost never shows up on the secondary market so it's great to have it available again. A must own for anyone who missed it last time. If only the film itself could receive as deluxe treatment as this on dvd/blu.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   Limmerine   (Member)

I don't suppose replacement disc 1s are available for those who bought the original release with the incorrect bonus track? It would certainly be a nice gesture.

It would be a nice gesture, but not a possible one, I'm afraid. This stuff happens, and if another label had released this it would not be possible either. It's funny - I knew some folks would not be happy about it and I really thought about not including it at all - perhaps that would have been the better route.


Mr Kimmel, maybe just let it be wrong again on the encore edition next time, then it's fair to the old edition owners, and the ones who missed the old edition can also get what they want.


Frankly, it's not that much different and anyone who has the old edition should be fine.


From your diary website Haineshisway.com, I find that you have mentioned the Main Title on disc 2 are extracted from three-track masters. Does it sound different from 2010 edition, Mr Kimmel?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I don't suppose replacement disc 1s are available for those who bought the original release with the incorrect bonus track? It would certainly be a nice gesture.

It would be a nice gesture, but not a possible one, I'm afraid. This stuff happens, and if another label had released this it would not be possible either. It's funny - I knew some folks would not be happy about it and I really thought about not including it at all - perhaps that would have been the better route.


Mr Kimmel, maybe just let it be wrong again on the encore edition next time, then it's fair to the old edition owners, and the ones who missed the old edition can also get what they want.


Frankly, it's not that much different and anyone who has the old edition should be fine.


From your diary website Haineshisway.com, I find that you have mentioned the Main Title on disc 2 are extracted from three-track masters. Does it sound different from 2010 edition, Mr Kimmel?


Not really

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Just want to be clear here - the alternate main title was not available back when we did the original release nor was the three-track main title. Both were found much later. Again if you have the original release you're fine

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Just want to be clear here - the alternate main title was not available back when we did the original release nor was the three-track main title. Both were found much later. Again if you have the original release you're fine

For those like me who purchased the original release: Could you post a clip of the alternate main title on your product page so we can decide for ourselves?

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Haha so much fighting over little things. I'm glad I got the score the first time around and perfectly happy with it. It is nice to see a re-issue though because such good music deserves to be more available.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Jörn   (Member)

My god, not another label starting that Encore-Stuff.

I truly like Kritzerlands taste of releases, but so many good unreleased (or unexpanded) stuff is still out there, so no need for re-releases now (specially not for titles, wich were not long time ago released).

Mr. Kimmel, please dont jump on that "Varese-Encore-Train" so often!

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Kritzerland has gone the encore route before, but with his titles being so limited--more so than the other labels--what's the bother?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   jeff1   (Member)

From memory this title was available for about 2 or 3 days some 4 years ago. Of course it should be encored.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Kritzerland has gone the encore route before, but with his titles being so limited--more so than the other labels--what's the bother?

So that those who didn't get it the first time can get it now?

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

That's what I mean, what's the big deal? If he only does 1000 of something four years ago, and people are still interested in it, why not reissue it? Sucks for the people who don't collect these things like bottlecaps (like the people who bought the Star Trek V reissue for the artwork alone) and want the recently-unearthed cue, but good for people who missed out the first time.

*Copy-and-pasted from any number of topics about this exact same complaint.*

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Simply one of the greatest scores ever written. If you haven't got it, you'd better get it now - or forever be a nutmeg.

 
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