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 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   GrammarJedi449   (Member)

Hi, all. I imagine this has been covered before, so my apologies if it's old-hat to respond.

Does anyone know the status/possibility/necessity of expanded releases of any of these? Thanks!

The Rocketeer, James Horner

Willow, James Horner

The Sugarland Express, John Williams

Dracula, John Williams

Always, John Williams

Backdraft, Hans Zimmer

L.A. Confidential, Jerry Goldsmith

Lonesome Dove, Basil Poledouris

Dick Tracy, Danny Elfman

 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

The Rocketeer: Roger from Intrada hinted in an interview last year, I think, that they were looking into it.

The Sugarland Express: Supposedly Williams didn't want this released, I think.

Willow: No clue, but I do wonder if the fact that Disney acquired Lucasfilm and all of its assets might make this possible now, maybe from Intrada.

Dracula: Supposedly the tapes are lost / destroyed.

LA Confidential: This was issued by Varese Sarabande which likely means they have the rights in perpetuity. Given that this isn't a Goldsmith score in particularly high demand, I probably wouldn't hold your breath for this anytime soon.

I have no insider info, this is all just stuff heard around the board so take it for what it's worth.


 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   GrammarJedi449   (Member)

Thanks, Chris! It's a shame "L.A. Confidential" isn't in great demand. It's one of his finest, I think.


 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Lonesome Dove, Basil Poledouris

The Sonic Images release was itself an expansion of the original CD.

 Posted:   Jul 23, 2014 - 10:07 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Lonesome Dove, Basil Poledouris

The Sonic Images release was itself an expansion of the original CD.

And Poledouris nixed further expansion because he felt the performances on those cues weren't good enough for listening on their own. (In the show, sound effects obscured the problems.)

 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   darthbrett   (Member)

The full sessions for LA Confidential leaked quite a few years ago. Granted, it's not an official, mastered release.

I really hope Dick Tracy gets the complete treatment. I know there's only about 15 minutes that wasn't on the original album, but I think a lot of the music left off was just as memorable. Not to mention some cues weren't the film versions. Also, there could be some more unused score like 'Crime Spree' or some alternates we have never heard. I still think Dick Tracy is one of Elfman's more underrated efforts. Any one who loves Batman's score, or Darkman, should appreciate it as well. It's just a fun, familiar Elfman, but at the same night uniquely different with it's gangster era subject matter.

I want to see The Rocketeer expanded almost as much as Dick Tracy. This is one of Horner's best.

A lot of Disney's live-action movies from the late 70's through the 90's have been getting remastered scores. So I am quite hopeful these two will at some point in time.

 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

I have a soft spot for both The Rocketeer & Willow. Crossing fingers for both releases by Intrada in the near future.

The blu-ray DVD LA Confidential has a music-iso track.

 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   GrammarJedi449   (Member)

Thank you all who replied. Here's hoping we'll see some of these soon...

 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Two that no one addressed:

Always, John Williams - sounds like a La La Land project if they have
worked with Universal, I can't remember. Anything of note missing? Terrific album, very
well structured.

Backdraft, Hans Zimmer - would totally welcome another look at this, as would many
others I'm sure - There is, um....more out there.....wink wink.....including film/alternate
versions which IMO better the old Milan album. And a good chance to move those dreadful
Bruce Hornsby songs to the end of a cd wink

Have to share my love of:
L.A. Confidential, Jerry Goldsmith
as well, and would welcome an expansion, although what
Goldsmith assembled is perfect.

Maybe it's just me, and I'm NOT complaining (I am grateful for every Goldsmith expansion,
and buy them all without hesitation), but its really interesting to compare Goldsmiths album
assemblies to the complete scores. He really knew what he was doing with these, and with
certain no-brainer exceptions (First Knight, Total Recall), I'm finding the album assemblies are
often better - oh no, I'm turning into Thor!!!!!!

 Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Goblin, I have found that to be the case as I get older, too. You pointed out two HUGE exceptions. The scores that could benefit from expansion are some of the least likely to come out anytime soon (I'm looking at Small Soldiers, just for one example), so we're stuck with expanded versions of Forever Young and Deep Rising.

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