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 Posted:   Dec 25, 2017 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

....how much you wanna bet that within a few years those missing synth elements turn up? If they DO, would YOU buy a redone release with the original elements? No-brainer for ME!big grin

 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2017 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

....how much you wanna bet that within a few years those missing synth elements turn up? If they DO, would YOU buy a redone release with the original elements? No-brainer for ME!big grin


Without hesitation. I’d be all over it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2017 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

...you'd think Jim would shut up about it, but noooo...

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I'm not understanding the appeal of this score at all. Perhaps it works in the film but I've listened to the CD twice now and there's not a single track I like. I dare say this is a rare Goldsmith (soundtrack) dud. I hope it sells well for Intrada and I'm happy for those who wanted it but it's just not for me. I'll be trading this CD away toot sweet.

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   raferjanders   (Member)

I'm not understanding the appeal of this score at all. Perhaps it works in the film but I've listened to the CD twice now and there's not a single track I like. I dare say this is a rare Goldsmith (soundtrack) dud. I hope it sells well for Intrada and I'm happy for those who wanted it but it's just not for me. I'll be trading this CD away toot sweet.

A rare Goldsmith (soundtrack) dud?? Dud? You didn't listen to the samples before buying?

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

That’s crazy talk right there.

Conversely, I adore this CD and there’s not a track that I don’t like.

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

I also have to chime in on the unimpressed side; not really my cup of Goldsmith tea, and am surprised at the accolades poured on this score. Ah well, to each their own; glad those who love this score finally have it on their shelves.

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

Do the unimpressed people like The Swarm, Capricorn One, Logan's Run, Twilight's Last Gleaming or any other late 70s Goldsmith scores?

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

. . . there are fewer damned alleys left that aren't completely blind alleys.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

This thread makes me wonder if I'm having a lucid dream. Damnation Alley a dud? SEE YOURSELF TO THE DOOR!!!!

wink

I'd buy it right now, Jim.

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

It's wonderfully challenging 70s Goldsmith at his best and most economical. For those unfamiliar with the music, it DOES get better on subsequent listens...

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Do the unimpressed people like The Swarm, Capricorn One, Logan's Run, Twilight's Last Gleaming or any other late 70s Goldsmith scores?

I like those scores, but personally I like Damnation Alley better than ALL of them.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Double post

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   Brundlefly   (Member)

So far I could just listen to the samples and I already like it more than Capricorn, Sand Pebbles and a bunch of other scores.

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   raferjanders   (Member)

It seemed like a perfectly suitable vehicle at the time ....

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

I can understand why Damnation Alley may not appeal to some. It's ugly, cold sounding music that can downright be assaultive at time - more than many. The quiter moments help balance this of course. I have to be in a certain mood to get into this one. It's all brilliant of course!

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

. . . there are fewer damned alleys left that aren't completely blind alleys.

I prefer nightmare alleys....back when geeks were geeks

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I thought this was gonna be:

Now that we have Damnation Alley, how about The Reincarnation of Peter Proud next.

But, you proved me wrong.

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Do the unimpressed people like The Swarm, Capricorn One, Logan's Run, Twilight's Last Gleaming or any other late 70s Goldsmith scores?

Speaking for myself, the 1970s is my favourite decade in Goldsmith's output, probably more the early-to-middle 1970s than the middle-to-late 1970s, but nevertheless, I love all his 1970s output.

Damnation Alley is far from being my favourite from that era, but it is absolutely "of" that era with many of the qualities that make that era so special to me.

I think I'm probably going to surprise Paul Place by saying this, as he knows I lean more towards softer and more lyrical scores like Islands In The Stream than the more abrasive scores like Total Recall (though I have come to love the latter), but the Damnation Alley disc is a hit with me.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

The acknowledged masterworks of Alien and Star Trek: The Motion Picture aside, I think the only late 70s Goldsmith score I like better than Damnation Alley is the incredible underrated/overlooked score to Contract on Cherry Street.

Yavar

 
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