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 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

...I can't stop ordering Goldsmith cds! His music is really starting to click with me. I would like all his albums, but there are so many I'm overwhelmed.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   dpsternan   (Member)

Total Recall Deluxe Edition - Varese
Rudy - Varese
Blue Max - La la Land
Star Trek The Motion Picture - La La Land
Star Trek V - Intrada

Start there smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Total Recall Deluxe Edition - Varese
Rudy - Varese
Blue Max - La la Land
Star Trek The Motion Picture - La La Land
Star Trek V - Intrada

Start there smile


I have all those except BLUE MAX which I will get.smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

You don't need every Goldsmith album, Henry. Goldsmith's great popularity means that more of his work gets released than many composers. Although he's my favorite composer, I have to say that there's still a lot of duds in those huge numbers of releases. Goldsmith's also has quite a diverse sound and many prefer certain eras of his work over others. Personally, I think his work starting in the mid-60s (circa Planet of the Apes) to the late 70s (Alien, Star Trek: TMP) represent the peak of his work.

If you're looking for recommendations, what are your favorite works by Goldsmith so far?

Chris.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

You don't need every Goldsmith album, Henry. Goldsmith's great popularity means that more of his work gets released than many composers. Although he's my favorite composer, I have to say that there's still a lot of duds in those huge numbers of releases. Goldsmith's also has quite a diverse sound and many prefer certain eras of his work over others. Personally, I think his work starting in the mid-60s (circa Planet of the Apes) to the late 70s (Alien, Star Trek: TMP) represent the peak of his work.

If you're looking for recommendations, what are your favorite works by Goldsmith so far?

Chris.


So far my favorite works are his STAR TREKs, RUDY, GREMLINS 1 and 2, THE BURBS, RAMBO, POWDER and PATTON.smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

You don't need every Goldsmith album, Henry. Goldsmith's great popularity means that more of his work gets released than many composers. Although he's my favorite composer, I have to say that there's still a lot of duds in those huge numbers of releases. Goldsmith's also has quite a diverse sound and many prefer certain eras of his work over others. Personally, I think his work starting in the mid-60s (circa Planet of the Apes) to the late 70s (Alien, Star Trek: TMP) represent the peak of his work.

If you're looking for recommendations, what are your favorite works by Goldsmith so far?

Chris.


So far my favorite works are his STAR TREKs, RUDY, GREMLINS 1 and 2, THE BURBS, RAMBO, POWDER and PATTON.smile


Sand Pebbles and The Omen are missing from that little list above!!!!

I would also highly recommend Bandolero and Take a Hard Ride for Westerns.

smile

MV

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Henry: You don't "need" every Goldsmith ever released, but get as many as you can afford. You will not regret it. I have them all, sure I love some scores more than others, but every one of his scores has value. I love them all, but not equally.


A few more:

FIRST KNIGHT
HOOSIERS
GHOST AND THE DARKNESS
WIND AND THE LION
MASADA
VON RYANS EXPRESS
MACARTHUR
UNDER FIRE

So on, so on

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

PAPPILLON is a must-have. It has a beautiful main theme that plays throughout and is catchy as hell. I have bought hundreds of CDs over the last 3 years and Papillion is one of the BEST ones I bought.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   billiosis   (Member)

This is a disease for which there is no cure sought. Viva la JERRY!

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 9:49 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Damn it ..stop collecting his cds like bottlecaps!.. I mean it!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

You don't need every Goldsmith album, Henry. Goldsmith's great popularity means that more of his work gets released than many composers. Although he's my favorite composer, I have to say that there's still a lot of duds in those huge numbers of releases. Goldsmith's also has quite a diverse sound and many prefer certain eras of his work over others. Personally, I think his work starting in the mid-60s (circa Planet of the Apes) to the late 70s (Alien, Star Trek: TMP) represent the peak of his work.

If you're looking for recommendations, what are your favorite works by Goldsmith so far?

Chris.


So far my favorite works are his STAR TREKs, RUDY, GREMLINS 1 and 2, THE BURBS, RAMBO, POWDER and PATTON.smile


Based on your stated favorites, here's what I'd recommend:

Star Treks: Try Poltergeist (if you like TMP more), First Knight (if you like Trek V more) or Timeline (if you like the TNG scores more)

Gremlins and The Burbs: Others would probably recommend any of his other Dante scores,(Innerspace, Explorers, Small Soldiers, Looney Tunes), but I think you've picked out his three best comedy scores right here.

Rudy: This one's obvious. Try Hoosiers - especially if you don't mind Gremlins era synths.

Rambo: Try Total Recall or Capricorn One

Powder: Try Medicine Man or Forever Young

Patton: Try the Sand Pebbles or Islands in the Stream

I also really have to recommend Frontiers as the best overall Goldsmith compilation on the market.


For reference, my own top 10 Goldsmith list would look something like this:

Star Trek TMP
Planet of the Apes
The Sand Pebbles
Islands in the Stream
Papillon
Poltergeist
First Knight
Alien
The Wind and the Lion
Chinatown

All of those are 5 star scores and I can think of at least 10 or 15 more that are as well.

Chris

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

These also can not be overlooked and you will need to add to your collection:

MULAN
THE SECRET OF NIMH
LEGEND
THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
LIONHEART
BOYS FROM BRAZIL
THE SWARM
TWILIGHT ZONE : THE MOVIE
NIGHT CROSSING



Save these for last, unless you find them cheap:

MR BASEBALL
I.Q.
CRIMINAL LAW
COMA
and
THE LONELY GUY (Save your money http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UxiZidcYSU)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 10:59 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

...I can't stop ordering Goldsmith cds! His music is really starting to click with me. I would like all his albums, but there are so many I'm overwhelmed.

If you have the money, I see no problem at all. Have fun!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Zooba's right. There are a lot worse things you could spend money on.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

This is the best it has ever been. It was rather difficult to get his material before, but in the last 5 years the amount of his stuff put out on CD for the first time, or even remastered and expanded has been amazing.

I think that Jerry would be a bit amazed.

I think Jerry collection is a fine way to spend your money.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   emusician   (Member)

you'd be amiss not to pick up the new PSYCHO II.

Grab HOOSIERS while you're at it! Trust me.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   emusician   (Member)

you'd be amiss not to pick up the new PSYCHO II.

Grab HOOSIERS while you're at it! Trust me.


I didn't realize that you don't have TWILIGHT ZONE or POLTERGEIST either... Henry, they are a must!

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

you'd be amiss not to pick up the new PSYCHO II.

Grab HOOSIERS while you're at it! Trust me.


I didn't realize that you don't have TWILIGHT ZONE or POLTERGEIST either... Henry, they are a must!


Twilight Zone is brilliance. That's effectively four scores on one CD! If you think about that it's a pretty tough nut to crack because the composer has to get more done on the one project. As a result the score is a standout. I always thought TZ would be one of the first to go OP. And not to forget the amazing Logan's Run. wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well like most composers he had different styles in different decades. It depends on the style(s) of Goldsmith you like. I love many of his scores, though there are plenty that don't hold my interest. So one doesn't need all of them. But yeah he's done a lot of fantastic stuff!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   djintrepid   (Member)

A few of my faves that I have not seen mentioned here are:

Outland
First Blood
The Illustrated Man
The Edge
Rio Lobo
Poltergeist 1 and 2

 
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