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 Posted:   Aug 6, 2018 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)




Trevor Jones adventure masterpiece gets greatly-expanded 2-CD treatment! Ferdinand Fairfax directs rousing pirate swashbuckler, Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O’Keefe play titular roles with plenty of sword-wielding pizzazz, Jenny Seagrove offers romantic interest, Max Phipps & Grant Tilly provide sinister conflict, Paramount Pictures presents. Trevor Jones adds to legendary pantheon of nautical period adventure scores with colorful seafaring symphonic score of his own! Anchored by sweeping main theme, first heard in fragments during lengthy opening sequence then in full for initial action sequence (“Escape From Mumi Village Pt. 1”), this bright energetic idea balances major harmonies with minor, moves at a rapid pace and literally sails with the wind! Jones also offers a warm love theme, also unfurling with a degree of forward motion, which serves as both music for romantic scenes and as the “B” theme in the midst of the primary theme. Jones also devotes significant attention to lively, rhythmic action material with emphasis on jagged, aggressive rhythms in the brass. Following his success with The Dark Crystal, composer Jones brings huge scope to his dynamic score with rich melody, accessible harmony and thundering action. Lively stuff! A previous album was made available, providing 40-minutes of well-chosen highlights. Jones scored almost 80-minutes of music plus another 15 minutes of additional alternate and source material. Intrada presents all of it, dividing it between the 79-minute score on CD 1, the additional music on CD 2. The “Main Theme From Nate And Hayes (Overture)”, identified as such on the verbal slates present on the masters (albeit no overture appears in the film) is actually a literal reprise of the initial action cue mentioned above and appears on CD 2 as a rousing opener to the extras. The entire 2-CD set is presented from the 2-track stereo mixes provided by Paramount. Everything Jones recorded for the picture is present with just two cues displaying a small degree of wear and tear - though even these remain reasonably crisp and dynamic. Nearly 40 minutes of new highlights are far too numerous to highlight, though spotlight should go to opening sequence where titles first appear, vivid sacrifice music and numerous smaller cues surrounding pirate Bully Hayes imprisonment. Colorful “flipper-style” booklet design by Kay Marshall, compelling notes by Frank K. DeWald add to adventuresome atmosphere as well. Trevor Jones composes and produces, Marcus Dods conducts, London Symphony Orchestra performs. Intrada 2-CD set available while quantities and interest remain!

Track List
CD 1
01. Opening Titles (5:17)
02. Escape From Mumi Village Pt. 1 (1:29)
03. Escape From Mumi Village Pt. 2 (1:22)
04. Hayes Fights Mumi Women On Bridge (2:04)
05. Hayes Captured (0:24)
06. Hayes Commences His Story (0:40)
07. Hayes' And Sophie's Pact (1:53)
08. Sophie Disembarks (0:41)
09. The Parting (1:46)
10. The Veranda At Night (0:55)
11. The Rona Turns About (Original) (0:30)
12. Pease Attacks Village (4:00)
13. Ruined Village (1:38)
14. Nate Sails Off (Revised) (1:43)
15. Hayes Returns To Mission Island (0:59)
16. German March (0:21)
17. Sophie’s Escape Foiled By Omar (1:15)
18. Nate Stranded (0:57)
19. Arrival At Samoa (1:37)
20. Hayes & Crew Disembark At Samoa (2:00)
21. Hotel – Version 1 (1:27)
22. Hotel – Version 2 (1:25)
23. Chase Through Hotel (2:07)
24. Fong Kills Scotsman (2:30)
25. Hayes And Men Overpower Pease Crew (2:12)
26. Chase To The Gunboat (1:07)
27. The Stolen Leonora Sets Sail For Ponape (0:35)
28. Nate & Hayes Seal Their Friendship (1:17)
29. Arrival At Ponape Palace (1:33)
30. Nate & Hayes Arrive In Ponape (1:01)
31. The Sacrifice (5:24)
32. Escape From Ponape (1:50)
33 Gunboat Pursues The Leonora (4:04)
34. Leonora Waits In Ambush (2:05)
35. Gunboat Is Boarded (2:00)
36. Gunboat Is Paralyzed (2:01)
37. Sword Fight (2:17)
38. Pease Prepares To Fire On The Leonora (1:42)
39. Victory (1:15)
40. Walk To The Gallows (0:57)
41. Escape From Prison (2:10)
42. End Credits (4:30)
CD 1 Total Time: 78:29

CD 2
The Extras
01. Main Theme From Nate And Hayes (Overture) (1:28)
02. Escape From Mumi Village (Film Edit) (1:28)
03. The Rona Turns About (Alternate) (0:30)
04. The Rona Turns About – Revised (Film Version) (1:04)
05. Ethnic Percussion – 1 (1:55)
06. Ethnic Percussion – 2 (3:23)
07. Ethnic Percussion – 3 (3:19)
08. The Sacrifice (Alternate Percussion) (3:22)
CD 2 Total Time: 16:40


NATE AND HAYES
Music Composed by TREVOR JONES
INTRADA ISC 417

Intrada presents an absolute gem this week, a dramatically expanded edition of Trevor Jones’ magnificent, sweeping score for for the 1983 Paramount film Nate and Hayes. Throughout film history, there has been a wealth of great and legendary film scores for swashbucklers, pirate adventures and other dramas set upon the sea, and Nate and Hayes has a solid place among them. The well-produced, previous issue necessitated a heavily truncated 40-minute program, presenting only half the score. This new Intrada 2-CD presentation offers all the music Jones recorded in London. Since the score’s running time is just short of 80 minutes (not including alternates and additional music from the sessions), this presentation features the full film score on CD 1 and presents all the extra material on a second, shorter “bonus” CD. Jones’ score for Nate and Hayes is an intoxicating blend of adventure, romance and skullduggery. Painted on a vast canvas it is held together structurally by a number of recurring themes subtly varied by the composer throughout the film. For those who admire his score to The Dark Crystal, Nate and Hayes scored just one year later shares many of the same sensibilities of the earlier score, making them excellent companions.

In the film, Captain Bully Hayes (Tommy Lee Jones) is illegally selling arms to South Pacific islanders when the deal goes bad and he and his men must fight off a tribe of female warriors. Hayes escapes, but falls into the hands of his erstwhile friend—but now archenemy— Ben Pease (Max Phipps). Awaiting execution in a Spanish prison, Hayes tells his story to an intrepid reporter, starting with Hayes transporting a spunky English girl, Sophie (Jenny Seagrove) and Nate Williamson (Michael O’Keefe), to a remote island where they are to be married by Nate’s missionary uncle. Pease and his crew interrupt the ceremony, murdering the uncle, kidnapping Sophie and carrying the natives off to slavery. Nate and Hayes (both of whom are now in love with Sophie) arrive in the nick of time and rescue her.

INTRADA ISC 417
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 Posted:   Aug 6, 2018 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Personally, I found the LLL release more than enough, and it was sort of repetitive even at half the length.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2018 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

This and the excellent Dark Crystal might have been written just one year apart, but the clips for this new release suggest they are way apart in quality.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2018 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Man... no producer or director nowadays would EVER allow a score like THIS in their movie!

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 12:46 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Love this score!! Thanks Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Blown away by the negativity expressed toward this score. It's a lush, thematic, rousing achievement from Jones' finest years, almost like a sequel score for The Dark Crystal in a way. I for one am very happy to pick this up!

Thank you Intrada, and I hope this sells better than the naysayers here indicate it will!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

I'm liking what I'm hearing over the La La edition, i don't care the previous was a slow seller its about extra material that i care for. Jones nails this score with great authority.

Happy camper here.. Thanks too all at Intrada.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

Personally, I found the LLL release more than enough, and it was sort of repetitive even at half the length.

I concur

at 40 min I got quite tired of that tribal-percussive-action motif all over again... and the main theme appearances

to compare this to DARK CRYSTAL mastarpiece... well.... the main theme/love theme "feel", of course; the quality of all the soundtrack (so many highlights) and orchestrations and...., NO WAY

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 3:32 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Weird. The long hot summer goes on....

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

I haven't listened to the LLL release in a long time, but I do remember enjoying it. I'll buy this release to support any other Trevor Jones releases...like an expanded Cleopatra, Dark Crystal, Hideaway, G.I. Jane, Kiss of Death, Arachnophobia...

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I haven't listened to the LLL release in a long time, but I do remember enjoying it. I'll buy this release to support any other Trevor Jones releases...like an expanded Cleopatra, Dark Crystal, Hideaway, G.I. Jane, Kiss of Death, Arachnophobia...

I'd support and buy all those titles. Whats odd is N&H doesn't sound anything like Jones. Weird.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   MKRUltra   (Member)

Blown away by the negativity expressed toward this score.

Also puzzled by this. It's wonderful music.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I think Nate and Hayes sounds like Jones, and I like parts of it, but I've always found it incredibly repetitive (that action motif in particular does wear out its welcome, with very little variation) even at 40 minutes.

Now if I was told that the complete score had important new material rather than more repetition, I might be interested.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Jens   (Member)

Who knows, this may be a case where the 40 minute album isn't properly representative of the score. I wouldn't know, since I've not seen the movie.

But, I am enough of a Jones fan to give this a shot at full length and see what it's like.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Please let me know if it's improved! I can think of many cases where a complete score listen has felt more engaging (and somehow less long) than a truncated album, if the latter has poor cue selection.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

That main "heroic" theme sounds like something I'd expect to hear while watching clowns in pirate costumes cavorting with a troupe of elephants that are marching along holding each other's tails with their trunks, in the ring of a traveling circus. Dreadful corn.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

double post

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

If you liked his score for The Dark Crystal, then I think you'll enjoy Nate & Hayes, as it's a pumped up adventure version in the same vein. The 40-minute album presentation from LLL was mandated by an existing soundtrack licensing agreement done at the time of the movie, restricting it to this length, even though no album ever surfaced. Dan Goldwasser did a great job in crafting an album full of the best highlights.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Is this a movie about two NBA centers?

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2018 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

That main "heroic" theme sounds like something I'd expect to hear while watching clowns in pirate costumes cavorting with a troupe of elephants that are marching along holding each other's tails with their trunks, in the ring of a traveling circus. Dreadful corn.

Still vastly preferable to the simplistic chugga-chugga string ostinatos, flatulent horn blasts and deafening Taiko drumming that passes for a "heroic" theme these days.

Anyways, listening to the LLL CD right now, and unless the extra music offers a LOT more variety, I'll probably pass on the Intrada album. It's certainly a fun, lively score, but it's repetitive as hell even at forty minutes.

 
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