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 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Foodman   (Member)

I have been seeing many scores by Delerue praised on the board for a long time now. Maleficio, Dan The Man and others. Months ago I decided to try Crimes Of The Heart, and after awhile I realized Delerue is the Real Deal! Since then I've bought 20 more scores, and many of them are really special. Now I'm pursuing some of the rare and expensive. I am considering buying 3 from the following list (Would like to know which of the following are essential?):
Silkwood
House on Carroll Street
Women In Love
A Summer Story
Promise At Dawn
Curley Sue Joe vs The Volcano
Also I noticed Music Box has a number of scores with French titles. Which of those are essential?
Kudos to Maleficio and Dan The Man for helping me see the Light on Delerue.
Thanks guys
Barry

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Joe vs The Volcano above all else!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

Delerue's fantastic. What a voyage of discovery to go on!

I've reviewed some of his scores at my website (http://www.movie-wave.net, then go to "Reviews by composer" and scroll to Delerue), though am certainly not as knowledgeable about him as the other members you mentioned.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Of the ones you mention, Silkwood, A Summer Story and Joe vs the Volcano are all essential to me. Top tier Delerue.
I'm sure you already have them, but if you don't, the 3 volumes of London Sessions that Varese put out are perfect samplers of his scores (and for me, have 10 minute suites from Agnes Of God and True Confessions that render the full soundtracks as not needed).
There is also a French collection (6 discs I think) that has some great stuff on there for a good price (I give you good price) smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Any of the Francois Truffaut scores (JULES ET JIM, TWO ENGLISH GIRLS), they seem to be the wellspring for lots of his inspiration. For instance his Oscar nominated score DAY OF THE DOLPHIN has a fanfare inspired by the one in DAY FOR NIGHT.

Here is a nice combo for a nice price:
http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/11366/TRUFFAUT-&-DELERUE-ON-THE-SCREEN/

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

If you don't have "Rich in Love", get it. Short, but sweet, especially that beautiful woodwinds and strings opening.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

SNAFU

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Piggy-backing ion Morricone's post, I draw your attention to the Nonesuch CD, one of four -- the others being Takemitsu, North and Rosenman -- re-rrecordings devoted to film composers, the beginning of a great series which, alas, never went any further. The Delerue album focused exclusively on his Truffaut scores and is a wonderful collection.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

Piggy-backing ion Morricone's post, I draw your attention to the Nonesuch CD, one of four -- the others being Takemitsu, North and Rosenman -- re-rrecordings devoted to film composers, the beginning of a great series which, alas, never went any further. The Delerue album focused exclusively on his Truffaut scores and is a wonderful collection.

It's a wonderful introduction to the Truffaut work, just as the London Sessions albums are a wonderful introduction to (largely) his American work.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Filmscoremonty   (Member)

I have been seeing many scores by Delerue praised on the board for a long time now. Maleficio, Dan The Man and others. Months ago I decided to try Crimes Of The Heart, and after awhile I realized Delerue is the Real Deal! Since then I've bought 20 more scores, and many of them are really special. Now I'm pursuing some of the rare and expensive. I am considering buying 3 from the following list (Would like to know which of the following are essential?):
Silkwood
House on Carroll Street
Women In Love
A Summer Story
Promise At Dawn
Curley Sue Joe vs The Volcano
Also I noticed Music Box has a number of scores with French titles. Which of those are essential?
Kudos to Maleficio and Dan The Man for helping me see the Light on Delerue.
Thanks guys
Barry


A Summer Story smile

oh, and couldn't resist:

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Another re-recording recommendation -- Delerue conducted not one but three anthologies of suites for Varese Sarabande. All three volumes are well worth seeking out -- and will give you an excellent overview of his output, perhaps guiding you to scores you'll wish to explore further in their complete versions.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

From above...by me (I'm sure you already have them, but if you don't, the 3 volumes of London Sessions that Varese put out are perfect samplers of his scores (and for me, have 10 minute suites from Agnes Of God and True Confessions that render the full soundtracks as not needed).
--------------------------
C'mon PNJ, keep up! wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

As others have mentioned do get the London Sessions set and Universal France 6 CD. With all this music, you'll have the have an excellent Delerue foundation!

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Another re-recording recommendation -- Delerue conducted not one but three anthologies of suites for Varese Sarabande. All three volumes are well worth seeking out -- and will give you an excellent overview of his output, perhaps guiding you to scores you'll wish to explore further in their complete versions.

These are hands down my favorite Delerue CD's.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Dear Kev --

Please, be realistic. If I were to actually read other people's posts, how do you expect me to have time left with which to pontificate?

P.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

SNAFU

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

...and it looks like (from over at their board) HER ALIBI is likely from Intrada very soon!

 
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