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 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)



http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8615/.f?sc=13&category=22848

Label: Intrada MAF 7132
Date: 1945
Time: 0:47:41
Tracks: 11
Composed by Miklos Rozsa, conducted by Allan Wilson

World premiere recordings of film music by Miklos Rozsa, unofficially becoming a "Volume 4" of his famed Polydor recordings from the seventies, highlighted by lengthy suite from The Man In Half Moon Street, a moody - and rare - 1945 horror/supernatural/film noir meld.

VALLEY OF THE KINGS (1954)
01. Overture 4:53
THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET (1945)
02. Prelude and Ghostly Prologue 3:25
03. Laboratory 4:20
04. Transition I and Body Is Found 2:49
05. Waltz 2:18
06. Love Theme (Piano: Mike Lang) 3:00
07. Transformation 3:16
08. Finale 2:12
JACARÉ (1942)
09. Prelude 3:01
THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS (1946)
10. Prelude / Love Part 1 / Love Part 2 10:41
SAHARA (1943)
11. Suite 7:18

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

interesting set with comes some obvious questions
is the suite from Strange Love of Martha Ivers the same suite we have had before?
Sahara - is this the same suite recently recorded by chandos?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

interesting set with comes some obvious questions
is the suite from Strange Love of Martha Ivers the same suite we have had before?
Sahara - is this the same suite recently recorded by chandos?


different orchestra and conductor on Sahara from Chandos; I dunno about the content, if that's what you're asking.
Which specific release had a Martha Ivers suite?

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Well, this recording confirms Rozsa's intention, as reported in Soundtrack magazine Vol. 5/ No.17/1993, to record a suite of VALLEY OF THE KINGS for Polydor 4 (along with ALL THE BROTHERS WERE VALIANT, which we can suppose will appear on a future Intrada Rozsa album).

A most welcome addition to the Rozsa canon of great recordings. Thank you, Intrada, for continuing the Polydor tradition.

For all those who were reluctant to purchase the new Chandos compilation simply because it premiered only one new work, "SAHARA," it is available here as the climax of the album. There are no "warhorses" on this collection.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Which specific release had a Martha Ivers suite?

It was featured on these releases available from Varese:

http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/title/49648/Miklos+Rozsa%3A+Hollywood+Legend

http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-37/Mikl%C3%B3s-R%C3%B3zsa-cln--A-Centenary/Detail

but the new Intrada recording is about four minutes longer.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

but the new Intrada recording is about four minutes longer.

I couldnt tell if Joe was asking if the new cd contained identical productions, or if the same content was re-recorded.
Havent seen the film so I'm not familiar with the music, but I wonder why they didnt record a complete "Man in Half Moon Street"?

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Not to put too fine a point on it, but OMG OMG OMG! FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Havent seen the film so I'm not familiar with the music, but I wonder why they didnt record a complete "Man in Half Moon Street"?

Because this album is intended to be a follow-up to Rózsa's Polydor LPs, in which the scores were presented as excerpts and suites, much like the Charles Gerhardt recordings.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I'm really eager to get this album. I hope they continue the “series” as well, it presents a nice cross-section of the composer's work.

Hopefully we'll see the original Polydor albums on CD someday.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I'm excited about this CD. I hope that Intrada didn't do their rerecording series a disservice by releasing this one the same day they released two long-awaited more contemporary scores.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Well, this recording confirms Rozsa's intention, as reported in Soundtrack magazine Vol. 5/ No.17/1993, to record a suite of VALLEY OF THE KINGS for Polydor 4 (along with ALL THE BROTHERS WERE VALIANT, which we can suppose will appear on a future Intrada Rozsa album).




I suspect we might have had the 'Valiant' suite on Silva already.

This is a really great addition to the recorded legacy.

This might sound nerdish and silly, but there was always a certain 'kick' back in the vinyl/early digital era, when a new Rozsa compilation emerged, and you yelled, 'Aha... a new cue from such and such ...' It was like a box of chocolates, what would come next? You tend not to get that 'kick' with full recordings where there are less surprises.

Very good, Intrada.

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Doug Fake's post from the Intrada forum deserves reporting here:

I learned about the Chandos download a few weeks ago. The music world can certainly use a couple of versions. But we had put our program together over two years ago, and we really locked everything down when Dan Robbins pulled the manuscripts together for the Valley Of The Kings piece that was arranged for the fourth Polydor record that never happened. The suite from Sahara was also prepared way back when. So we decided to record those and assemble some additional rare material like Jacare and a longer suite from Strange Love Of Martha Ivers to balance things out. Then we wanted to anchor the album with a generous look at something really rare, which turned out to be the Man In Half Moon Street, and still keep the album running around 40-45 minutes or so, which is what the three previous Polydor albums did. We really wanted to make this whole disc feel like a continuation of that wonderful series.
--Doug

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Hopefully we'll see the original Polydor albums on CD someday.

Actually, I'm confused about this. Did or did not Intrada say they will eventually release these Polydor albums in the future ?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

A double lif...I mean, post !

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Hopefully we'll see the original Polydor albums on CD someday.

Actually, I'm confused about this. Did or did not Intrada say they will eventually release these Polydor albums in the future ?


Roger said something about, they were working on it, but there was a few problems, something like that, I can't find the quote. I wouldn't expect anything for a couple of years...but you never know!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Roger said something about, they were working on it, but there was a few problems, something like that, I can't find the quote.

Thank you ! I have same problem. At one point I thought it was something to do with a question Roger had asked about "jewel CD box Vs cardboard CD" but that was about the Bernstein Äva Set.


I wouldn't expect anything for a couple of years...but you never know!

Fortunately I have the LPs in stellar condition. But for those who aren't that luck, a forthcoming CDs release would be a real treat !

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   kirksworks   (Member)

I may have missed it, but I don't think anyone mentioned that THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET is the original film version of the story that was remade by Hammer Films as THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH, which was scored by Richard Rodney Bennett.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


This is a great Rozsa CD and a must-buy for me. smile

A few people thought it's a little short in time, we are very lucky to get mostly new Rozsa scores from 1940s films that are now mostly forgotten. It is indeed like a volume 4 in the wonderful Polydor series.

I hope everyone who can will purchase this CD as Doug mentioned he hopes to do more 40s Rozsa! smile

Thanks Intrada for having the courage to record these (mostly) unknown Rozsa scores from the 40s. ............ Chandos, take note!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

This is a great Rozsa CD and a must-buy for me. smile

A few people thought it's a little short in time, we are very lucky to get mostly new Rozsa scores from 1940s films that are now mostly forgotten. It is indeed like a volume 4 in the wonderful Polydor series.

I hope everyone who can will purchase this CD as Doug mentioned he hopes to do more 40s Rozsa! smile

Thanks Intrada for having the courage to record these (mostly) unknown Rozsa scores from the 40s. ............ Chandos, take note!


It's already ordered of course! I'd love to see Intrada recording a suite from The Macomber Affair(1947)!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

A re-recording of BLOOD ON THE SUN is something I would like to see happen. What's available on CD now is of poor quality.

 
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