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 Posted:   Oct 19, 2018 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I'm curious about his 20000 Leagues Under the Sea score, but I already have Paul Smith's Leagues. How does it compare? It'd feel weird to own two of the same score, so to speak! razz

Dude, it's a masterpiece. I'll let you decide though:

http://picosong.com/wYvr5/

http://picosong.com/wYvGj/

Listen to how mere "character dialogue underscore" cues, often treated as mere filler with a few sustained string lines or soft piano/woodwinds in even the best film composers' hands, become mini-masterpieces of restraint and elegance in Scott's, just as worthy of study and marvel as the bigger thematic highlights:

http://picosong.com/wYvp6/

http://picosong.com/wYvpD/

Get it if you can!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2018 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

By the way... Does anyone know what happened to Kari? A wonderfully thoughtful contributor to this and other John Scott-related threads, but it appears he not only deactivated his account, but also deleted every single reply he ever posted, so far as I can tell.

Kari, if you see this, you are missed around these parts - !

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2018 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Also, if you're curious about WALKING THUNDER, here's a 13-minute suite from this masterful juggernaut of a Western score. One of the absolute best of its genre from any era if you ask me!

https://picosong.com/wYi74/

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2018 - 10:36 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Having heard it tonight, I totally get what you mean by People That Time Forgot's action music feeling clunky...it was a startling contrasting stiffness to the glorious stuff that came later (King Kong Lives and such). Still, the softer/suspense cues tend to be at least interesting due to J. Scott's orchestrations being so lush and rich with detail.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2018 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Having heard it tonight, I totally get what you mean by People That Time Forgot's action music feeling clunky...it was a startling contrasting stiffness to the glorious stuff that came later (King Kong Lives and such). Still, the softer/suspense cues tend to be at least interesting due to J. Scott's orchestrations being so lush and rich with detail.

True. The main theme is still magnificent; his ear for glorious, harmonically-rich, long-lined melody has existed since day one, even if his action cues weren't quite in the same league just yet.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2018 - 11:24 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Will be hearing North Star next! What say you about that one?

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2018 - 11:44 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

Having heard it tonight, I totally get what you mean by People That Time Forgot's action music feeling clunky...it was a startling contrasting stiffness to the glorious stuff that came later (King Kong Lives and such). Still, the softer/suspense cues tend to be at least interesting due to J. Scott's orchestrations being so lush and rich with detail.

True. The main theme is still magnificent; his ear for glorious, harmonically-rich, long-lined melody has existed since day one, even if his action cues weren't quite in the same league just yet.


Ah, but what about the magnificent Naga March, which he memorably re-recorded for his JOHN SCOTT CONDUCTS CD? Man, that beast kicks ass!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2018 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Will be hearing North Star next! What say you about that one?

It's flippin' great, man. Just you wait for that end title!

Did you listen to the WALKING THUNDER suite I posted above? I do think you'll like it a lot!

 
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