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 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   Chris1770   (Member)

A beautiful score to a film I've never bothered to watch.

Varèse released the soundtrack album - according to their notes after an enterprising research in the Fox archives. With the permission of Lionel Newman they released the album as we know it today with a bonus track - sort of.

All the music is (mistakingly) credited to Alfred Newman on the Varèse CD edition. But at least three tracks on that album aren't Newman's at all.

"The Wildfeuer Polka" is composed by Johann Strauss (no such credit can be found on the CD).

I suspect "Riberhaus Marsch" and "Marche de Bataille" aren't composed by Alfred Newman either (again, no specific credits on the CD... ). And, at least one of these wasn't, indeed. "Marche de Bataille" was composed by the Danish composer Carl Christian Møller [Müller].

Of course, the traditional music on the selection titeled "Russian Easter" isn't an original Alfred Newman piece either.

Questions:
- Is there more music in the film than on the CD?
- Any plans for a more complete and restored release?


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Oh, on a side note, before I forget it, my Anastasia booklet beginns slowly to desintegrate. The paper splits, almost as if two pages have been clued together you could now seperate two layers. I wonder how they look in another twenty years...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

No, the score is not complete. Among the missing, is the actual film finale.

But you owe it to yourself to watch the film, Fox has an excelent dvd for this.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

A beautiful score to a film I've never bothered to watch.

Varèse released the soundtrack album - according to their notes after an enterprising research in the Fox archives. With the permission of Lionel Newman they released the album as we know it today with a bonus track - sort of.


Those notes on the CD were copied from Varese's LP - a re-release of the Decca LP except with the stereo tracks. There must be rights problems with all those (America) Decca recordings, which have prevented the release of expanded scores - I can only think that the extra licensing cost must be the inhibiting factor. Other Decca LPs for which it would be great to have complete scores include THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, THE WAR LORD and A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO DIE.

And I agree with Joe. You deserve to see the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Other Decca LPs for which it would be great to have complete scores include THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, . . .


THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK was not released on Decca Records, but on 20th Century Fox Records.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   roadshowfan   (Member)

A beautiful score to a film I've never bothered to watch.

Varèse released the soundtrack album - according to their notes after an enterprising research in the Fox archives. With the permission of Lionel Newman they released the album as we know it today with a bonus track - sort of.

All the music is (mistakingly) credited to Alfred Newman on the Varèse CD edition. But at least three tracks on that album aren't Newman's at all.

"The Wildfeuer Polka" is composed by Johann Strauss (no such credit can be found on the CD).

I suspect "Riberhaus Marsch" and "Marche de Bataille" aren't composed by Alfred Newman either (again, no specific credits on the CD... ). And, at least one of these wasn't, indeed. "Marche de Bataille" was composed by the Danish composer Carl Christian Møller [Müller].

Of course, the traditional music on the selection titeled "Russian Easter" isn't an original Alfred Newman piece either.

Questions:
- Is there more music in the film than on the CD?
- Any plans for a more complete and restored release?


______________
Oh, on a side note, before I forget it, my Anastasia booklet beginns slowly to desintegrate. The paper splits, almost as if two pages have been clued together you could now seperate two layers. I wonder how they look in another twenty years...


The track labelled "Valse" isn't by Alfred Newman either. Although it always sounded quintessential Newman to me (probably because of the lustrous arrangement) but it's actually by Anton Arensky.

On another side note, if this score is ever reissued it would be great if both the US LP cover and the gorgeous colour photograph that graced the UK Brunswick issue were part of the booklet.

 
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