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 Posted:   Apr 7, 2014 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

I recently acquired the long-overdue DVD release of this film. Having seen it numerous times on TV years ago, it was great to see it again and especially to regain acquaintance with the wonderful Malcolm Arnold score. The main theme has stuck with me all these years and is quite lovely.
There seems to be some confusion as to whether this score ever received a soundtrack release. Online research shows a Columbia release as CS 8680, but I can find no cover image, nor indeed anyone who seems to have actually seen it. Perhaps it was scheduled but never released?
Anyway, it would be nice if album masters or the original tracks are extant. Any interest in seeing this score released?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:55 AM   
 By:   roadshowfan   (Member)

I recently acquired the long-overdue DVD release of this film. Having seen it numerous times on TV years ago, it was great to see it again and especially to regain acquaintance with the wonderful Malcolm Arnold score. The main theme is has stuck with me all these years and is quite lovely.
There seems to be some confusion as to whether this score ever received a soundtrack release. Online research shows a Columbia release as CS 8680, but I can find no cover image, nor indeed anyone who seems to have actually seen it. Perhaps it was scheduled but never released?
Anyway, it would be nice if album masters or the original tracks are extant. Any interest in seeing this score released?


I've never seen this film but have always liked Arnold's theme, which received a couple of cover versions by Ferrante & Teicher and Don Costa. And it's the Costa version that is on CS 8680. The album is called "Hollywood Premiere" and features other themes from 1962 performed by Costa including rarities like "Advise and Consent", "My Geisha", "All Fall Down" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night".

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Yes indeed, a very pretty theme . In which I heard on the compilation lp and in the original movie.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

I believe one of the reasons I remember the theme so well (besides repeated TV viewings) is that I probably had a compilation LP...not CS 8680, but one of those United Artists "motion picture themes" collections. I know many Don Costa, Ferrante & Teicher, Leroy Holmes, etc versions of movie themes were on those LPs...And I had several. Most are in storage so I can't check, but I'm pretty sure LISA was on one of them.

Kritzerland, Intrada, somebody, I hope this can see a release someday. It's 20th Century-Fox so it's not impossible.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I believe one of the reasons I remember the theme so well (besides repeated TV viewings) is that I probably had a compilation LP...not CS 8680, but one of those United Artists "motion picture themes" collections. I know many Don Costa, Ferrante & Teicher, Leroy Holmes, etc versions of movie themes were on those LPs...And I had several. Most are in storage so I can't check, but I'm pretty sure LISA was on one of them.

Kritzerland, Intrada, somebody, I hope this can see a release someday. It's 20th Century-Fox so it's not impossible.


Unless it's one of those M.I.A. scores that Arnold recorded in England, and the tapes can't be found; nevertheless, if the tapes are located, it would be a welcome release.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Here are the specifics on the Don Costa album:

Columbia Records - CL-1880 (mono) / CS-8680 (stereo) – Hollywood Premiere! - Don Costa and His Orchestra [1962]

Side 1
Theme From "The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm"
Theme From "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Theme From "Lisa"
Theme From "The Miracle Worker"
Baby Elephant Walk
Theme From "My Geisha"

Side 2
Theme From "Mutiny On The Bounty"
Above The Stars
Theme From "Advise And Consent"
Theme From "All Fall Down"
My Romance
Love Theme From "Lolita"

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

delete

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)

Unless it's one of those M.I.A. scores that Arnold recorded in England, and the tapes can't be found; nevertheless, if the tapes are located, it would be a welcome release.

Indeed, but I think it is lost.

Apart from Don Costa and Ferrante & Teicher the Lisa theme was also covered by the Paul Smith Quartet, The Wayfarers and Emmanuel Vardi, AFAIK

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)

dp--- again..

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The Ferrante and Teicher cover of LISA first appeared as a 45 rpm single (UA 470), and later was included on the compilation LP "Music To Remember From Mutiny On the Bounty and Other Motion Picture Selections" [UAL-3249 (mono) / UAS-6249 (stereo)].

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   blue15   (Member)

Kritzerland, Intrada, somebody, I hope this can see a release someday. It's 20th Century-Fox so it's not impossible.

Nice to see Malcolm Arnold getting some love here. Seems like this would be right up Kritzerland's alley. Arnold-Fox scores include THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN, INN OF THE SIXTH HAPPINESS, LISA, THE LION, 9 HOURS TO RAMA, and DAVID COPPERFIELD. All but LISA have had U.S. lp releases, and LION/RAMA is available from Vocalion.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   leslie   (Member)


Malcolm Arnold actually recorded for British Decca a 45 single of his theme from " The Inspector " with a chamber orchestra of session musicians listed on the disc as The Wayfarers; the flipside is a verson of his theme for " The Inn of the Sixth Happines ". Arnold had issued a previous single with The Wayfarers on Decca of his charming theme from " Whistle Down The Wind ".

 
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