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 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

I just went to the Sepia website and see Seven Wonders Of The World is on preorder release June.

Just ordered mine

http://www.sepiarecords.com/sepia1259.html

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

After several FSM threads over the years about the limited vinyl releases on Admiral and Nikreis, it will be very satisfying to have it all presented on one CD.

Nice work, Sepia! Ordered!


SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD – SEPIA 1259

1. SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD SUITE – THE HOLY LAND / THE MEDITERRANEAN The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Paul Bateman

Tracks 2 – 20 - Emil Newman Conducting The Cinerama Symphony Orchestra

2. SEVEN WONDERS THEME
3. PYRAMIDS
4. RIO / BRAZIL
5. GONG / JAPANESE GARDEN
6. WONDER STORY OF THE WORLD / BIBLE
7. TAJ MAHAL
8. SEVEN WONDERS ENTR’ACTE
9. AFRICA
10. TIMBUKTU / SAHARA DESERT
11. ARABIA
12. ISTANBUL
13. GREECE / MOUNT OLYMPUS
14. MEDITERRANEAN / ITALY
15. VATICAN CITY
16. EPILOGUE
17. SEVEN WONDERS EXIT MUSIC
18. ADMIRAL HI-FIDELITY RECORDS DEMO LP SELECTIONS FROM SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
19. NIKREIS RECORDS PRESENTS SELECTIONS FROM SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD PART 1
20. NIKREIS RECORDS PRESENTS SELECTIONS FROM SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD PART 2


Ron Burbella

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

I see that track 1 ("SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD SUITE – THE HOLY LAND / THE MEDITERRANEAN") is not the OST, but rather "The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Paul Bateman."

Does that implies that Jerome Moross's originals are missing, or is this a bonus (properly licensed, I hope) from Silva Screen?

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

We will have to wait and see if Sepia will release Tiomkin's "SEARCH FOR PARADISE" score in stereo, since both "Seven Wonders" and "Paradise" are being prepared for release as Cinerama Blu-Rays.

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2014 - 1:20 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Does anyone know where Sepia is getting the materials for these releases?

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2014 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Does anyone know where Sepia is getting the materials for these releases?

From these previous releases?
http://soundtrackcollector.com/title/17303/Seven+Wonders+Of+The+World

Looks like some tracks could contain dialogue.

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2014 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I'm pretty excited by this. I ordered one.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what this actually is (in other words, if they grabbed sections from the film itself, or if they actually found music-only tapes), and if it's really in stereo, or just just fiddled-with mono (as was the case with most of WINDJAMMER).

However, it will indeed be great to have so much of this music in one place. I always was curious about the Admiral and Nikreis records; now my curiosity will be quenched. They did miss one recording, though - a rerecording of the main theme conducted by Dick Jacobs on an old Coral LP.

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2014 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)


From these previous releases?
http://soundtrackcollector.com/title/17303/Seven+Wonders+Of+The+World

Looks like some tracks could contain dialogue.


It is quite clear that the material from the Admiral 10" LP and from the Nikreis EP/LP will be on the tracks 18-20 of the CD. The 15 minutes from the Admiral album have almost no original music at all as Ron Burbella has once pointed out here:
http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=42583&forumID=1&archive=0

However, I have a copy of the 11 minutes of the German Nikreis EP - identical with the two tracks on the Nikreis compilation LP which will be track 19 and 20 on the CD - and there almost everything comes from the original score with an additional narrator, but without any other dialogue from the film. You can easily identify a Moross piece or when Raksin takes over.
Also, John Lasher once stated in a letter to the FSM magazine in the mid-90s that the main theme - which can be heard at least two or three times on this EP - was composed by Emil Newman together with Lionel Newman. And also Sol Kaplan did contrribute to the score uncredited.
Track 2-17 of the CD do certainly not come from the Artemis and Nikreis records. Either they were taken directly from the film or they have indeed used the original master tapes.

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2014 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Tracks 2-17 of the CD do certainly not come from the Artemis and Nikreis records. Either they were taken directly from the film or they have indeed used the original master tapes.


I surmised as much myself. My real question is how does Sepia come by these materials?

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)


I received my copy of the new CD this morning.

As the original sound elements are not available to us, Robert Weisberger has here assembled a good sound quality release of what does remain.

Knowing that Dave Strohmaeir was working on a DVD restoration of the movie, Robert contacted him and asked for any "music only" tracks that might be available.

Unfortunately, all that was available was a Stereo mix-down from the 35mm multi track audio tapes.

These “Music & Effects” tracks are what we have here.

This means that, whilst the effects have been kept well down, Lowell Thomas’ narration is heard on every track...save the intro, Entr’acte and Exit Music.

The restorations from the LP & EP’s is very good, the latter being in Stereo.

Robert does tell us that he did obtain permission to use the Paul Bateman/City of Prague suite at the start of the programme.

Worth getting if you’re (like me) a fan of 1950’s scores, or, just a Cinerama completist.









 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I had a funny feeling that this was going to be from the composite soundtrack. Still, I'll be happy to have it; it will save me the trouble of editing my own version from the DVD. Hopefully, there will be long stretches with no narration, as in THIS IS CINERAMA and SEARCH FOR PARADISE.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

CH-CD. Thanx for the info. June has come early as I got an email over the weekend that mine has been shipped as well but living here in New Zealand I don't expect to see it for a week or two.

Search for Paradise next ??

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2014 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

CH-CD. Thanx for the info. June has come early as I got an email over the weekend that mine has been shipped as well but living here in New Zealand I don't expect to see it for a week or two.

Search for Paradise next ??

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2014 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)

CH-CD. Thanx for the info. June has come early as I got an email over the weekend that mine has been shipped as well but living here in New Zealand I don't expect to see it for a week or two.

Search for Paradise next ??


One hopes so, Paul. That would be most welcome.

Enjoy the CD when it arrives.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2014 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

The British post office sure works fast these days. It arrived yesterday. Nice sounding CD even with some narration. It's amazing how well these 35mm audio tapes stand the test of time. Until there's release CD of "Search for Paradise" from the same source I guess I'll have to be content with my RCA Victor mono pressing of it..

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2014 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

My copy arrived today. What a delightful listening experience ! Even the florid commentary of Lowell Thomas was a pleasure.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2014 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Thanks for the heads up. I'm off to order it.

smile

 
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