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 Posted:   Jun 26, 2014 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

I find it hard to believe that an album didn't at least make it to the planning stages for The Final Conflict. We had to wait 10 years for Varese to come to the rescue in this case. Ultimately the films box office would have played a part in the final say if an LP was to be released. But after strong albums for The Omen and Damien Omen II, I would have thought an album would have been a given from the start.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 1:49 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I think there's various levels of planned.

There's planned in that there's an intention to release a soundtrack album and maybe there's talks but no deal ever gets made to do so.

Then there's planned in that a deal gets made and the album gets listed on advanced posters, trailers, tie-in books, record catalogues, but gets cancelled before release.

I assume we're talking about the latter.

In the case of "RAISE THE TITANIC" I'm sure it was "stage 1" planned but never "stage 2" planned.

One thing worth remembering is the late 70s / early 80s was a big problem period for releasing soundtrack albums of scores recorded in America, because of the re-use fees situation. To make albums of titles like "DAMIEN—OMEN II" and "THE FURY" viable, they re-recorded in England rather than trying to license the film recordings.

I know you all know that, but was "THE FINAL CONFLICT" recorded in England or the USA? I'm just wondering if it was recorded in the USA and Goldsmith's schedule didn't allow for a UK rerecording and maybe that's why no album got planned.

But then again, isn't "National Philharmonic" a UK thing?

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Great Escape   (Member)


We all know about the canned Body Heat.


Do tell!


Yikes! That's gotta smell!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   patrick_runkle   (Member)

I remember there being an I.Q. album at least discussed as coming from Milan in the pages of FSM back in 1994, and then it never happened. (Until the LaLaLand album 15 years later.)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Something Wicked This Way Comes by James Horner.

Didnt know about this one. Which label canned it?

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2014 - 11:14 PM   
 By:   Filmscoremonty   (Member)

"NOTHING LASTS FOREVER" (Howard Shore) (1983)

The last credit of the film states:
"SOUNDTRACK ALBUM AVAILABLE ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS"

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 12:53 AM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)


I know you all know that, but was "THE FINAL CONFLICT" recorded in England or the USA? I'm just wondering if it was recorded in the USA and Goldsmith's schedule didn't allow for a UK rerecording and maybe that's why no album got planned.

But then again, isn't "National Philharmonic" a UK thing?

Cheers


According to Varese's Deluxe Edition The Final Conflict was recorded at Abbey Road studios, London.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 2:09 AM   
 By:   dave norris   (Member)

The UK quad poster for Airport '79 (or '80 in this country), proudly proclaims "original soundtrack on MCA records & tapes"

Still waiting...

http://www.thebestlittlefilmhouse.com/ekmps/shops/tblfh01/images/airport-80-the-concorde-original-quad-film-poster-1980-aka-airport-79-us-david-lowell-rich-5678-p.jpg

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I remember there being an I.Q. album at least discussed as coming from Milan in the pages of FSM back in 1994, and then it never happened. (Until the LaLaLand album 15 years later.)

Yes, and it's appearance ruined by copy of "Seconds."

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

I remember there being an I.Q. album at least discussed as coming from Milan in the pages of FSM back in 1994, and then it never happened. (Until the LaLaLand album 15 years later.)

Yes, and it's appearance ruined by copy of "Seconds."


Ruined's a bit of a harsh description. I.Q. is first up on that album and you could easily stop it when it's done. Interestingly, most people's opinion seems to be the opposite, holding Seconds to be the superior score. In any rate, I'm glad to have both of them, even though the album may be one of the strangest double features in my collection.

Chris.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

This doesn't really count, but how about The Spy Who Loved Me OST? From what I can tell, most of the music on the album wasn't actually used in the film. Again I could be dead wrong, so please correct me if I am.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)



...most people's opinion seems to be the opposite, holding Seconds to be the superior score...


You may want to re-read what I wrote.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I remember there being an I.Q. album at least discussed as coming from Milan in the pages of FSM back in 1994, and then it never happened. (Until the LaLaLand album 15 years later.)

Yes, and it's appearance ruined by copy of "Seconds."


Ruined's a bit of a harsh description. I.Q. is first up on that album and you could easily stop it when it's done. Interestingly, most people's opinion seems to be the opposite, holding Seconds to be the superior score. In any rate, I'm glad to have both of them, even though the album may be one of the strangest double features in my collection.

Chris.


Me too. "SECONDS" is a great score. "I.Q." is a score that isn't my cup of tea at all.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

VIP TV series. At end of credits or announced SOUNDTRACK BY FM Le SIEUR.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)


Me too. "SECONDS" is a great score. "I.Q." is a score that isn't my cup of tea at all.


You, too, may want to re-read what I wrote.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2014 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Perhaps your typo is confusing them.

 
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