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 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 2:13 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I'm curious, anybody out here like Thomas Newman's early stuff, like The Man With One Red Shoe, Revenge of the Nerds, The Great Outdoors, Real Genius, Gung Ho etc. etc.?

I'm such a fan of his and love those earlier 80's one. I re-watched The Great Outdoors recently and there are a lot of great moments in that score especially the climatic ending.

Thoughts???

smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 2:26 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 2:35 AM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Yes, I absolutely love his early work. Whenever people talk about fantasy box-sets, one of the ones that would be a dream come true for me would be "Thomas Newman: The 80s". I know that something like that would logistically impossible to work out between all the media companies and wholly impractical to release or for anyone to afford, but the point is that I love it all and damn it, I want it all.

I love the b••• of GUNG HO and THE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE that has been floating about for years. I love the music in THE LOST BOYS and, as you talked about, THE GREAT OUTDOORS, and I would kill for either. And I want to hear some of his earlier works like REVENGE OF THE NERDS and REAL GENIUS divorced from the films.

Of course, I'm a big fan of his work in the 90s as well, particularly 1994 and beyond, when his career really exploded, but I'd love to study the early stuff more closely, before he really found his footing.

It's always interesting to me to listen to the early Elfman scores as well (1985 - 1988)... his skill set and style evolved so rapidly from movie to movie and there are a lot of fascinating attempts at scoring different kinds of movies - some which really hold up and others that don't. Thomas Newman's work from the same time period isn't nearly as well represented on CD as Elfman's is, but it's just as wild a ride, I suspect. Damn it, I want more of that stuff to get out!

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I TOTALLY agree, an 80's box set of Tommy Newman's work would be AWESOME! Love The Great Outdoors stuff and everyone else.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

Another great early score by Newman, although we're getting into the 90's now, is his score for MEN DON'T LEAVE. Haven't seen the film for awhile but remember the score being excellent.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

The Men Don't Leave score was like a dry run for Scent Of A Woman (Men Don't Leave is featured in the trailers for Scent, as well).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

LOST BOYS

Starring ALEX WINTER!!!!! wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"Santa '85"


'nuff said.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2014 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   sherrill50   (Member)

Huge Tom Newman fan here. I'd pop for an 80's Newman box in a heartbeat!

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Here are Newman's scores from before 1990:




1989 Cookie


1988 The Great Outdoors


1988 The Prince of Pennsylvania


1987 Less Than Zero


1987 The Lost Boys


1987 Light of Day


1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash


1985-1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (2 episodes)

- The Creeper (1986)

- The Human Interest Story (1985)

1986 Gung Ho


1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (1 episode)

- Santa '85 (1985)

1985 Summer's End (Short)


1985 Real Genius


1985 The Man with One Red Shoe


1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun


1985 Desperately Seeking Susan


1984 Grandview, U.S.A.


1984 Revenge of the Nerds


1984 Reckless


1984 The Seduction of Gina (TV Movie)


1979 The Paper Chase (TV Series) (1 episode)

- A Case of Detente (1979)


I'm curious about his score to The Prince Of Pennsylvania from 1988, one of the few I haven't seen or heard music from.

Some of the scores I would love to see a release of are Reckless, Grandview USA, Real Genuis, The Man With One Red Shoe (the b*** isn't complete enough), Light Of Day and Cookie.

But of course, ANYTHING would be great.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

The Men Don't Leave score was like a dry run for Scent Of A Woman (Men Don't Leave is featured in the trailers for Scent, as well).

Men Don't Leave was also inspired by Tangerine Dream's Risky Business, the only other film Paul Brickman ever directed, and an early favorite of Newman.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I'd go for anything by Thomas Newman!

Top man!

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 10:32 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

"Santa '85"


'nuff said.


Not sure if you know, but this short lovely score was released by Intrada on Amazing Stories: Anthology Volume 2. It's out of print now, but it's worth finding as that score is, as you know, AWESOME!


Here is a link to amazon.com to get a copy smile

http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Stories-Anthology-Jerry-Goldsmith/dp/B001UIL3MU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1406179973&sr=8-3&keywords=amazing+stories+soundtrack

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Always seems strange that Thomas Newman never seems that popular for any expanded or limited editions. The guy has some sensational stuff but the labels don't seem much interested in his back catalogue. Am i wrong?

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Officially released Thomas Newman-scores 1984-1989:

Desperately Seeking Susan (around 15 minutes)
Santa 85 (10 minutes or so)
Gung Ho (1:17 on Ron Howard compilation)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (2 tracks)
The Lost Boys (1 short track)
Light Of Day (1 track)
The Great Outdoors (1 track)
Cookie (1 short track)

That's it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Officially released Thomas Newman-scores 1984-1989:

Desperately Seeking Susan (around 15 minutes)
Santa 85 (10 minutes or so)
Gung Ho (1:17 on Ron Howard compilation)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (2 tracks)
The Lost Boys (1 short track)
Light Of Day (1 track)
The Great Outdoors (1 track)
Cookie (1 short track)

That's it.


This makes me sad frown

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Man I'd even take the New World Pictures logo music.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Oh wow. I had no idea he wrote that.

(but now that I hear it, it totally sounds like him).

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I would love a release of THE GREAT OUTDOORS.

The opening credits of THE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE are pretty neat, too.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   Deadwalker   (Member)

I'm curious, anybody out here like Thomas Newman's early stuff, like The Man With One Red Shoe, Revenge of the Nerds, The Great Outdoors, Real Genius, Gung Ho etc. etc.?

I'm such a fan of his and love those earlier 80's one. I re-watched The Great Outdoors recently and there are a lot of great moments in that score especially the climatic ending.

Thoughts???

smile



Revenge of The Nerds Yes, Gung Ho Yes All of the above Yes

Less Than Zero Please

 
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