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 Posted:   Aug 9, 2018 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

I've just watched this truly wonderful "thought provoking" Australian film from 1978.
Does anyone know if Bruce Smeaton's brilliant score was ever released ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ijoVbqnyw

"Prejudice is ignorance"

Thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2018 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I saw that at the cinema on release.
Barry norman previewed it positively and he wasnt wrong.

I seem to recall some gruesome axe play when jimmie is pushed too far.

Im not aware it got an LP release.
Aussie stuff like that rarely did.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2018 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

I saw that at the cinema on release.
Barry norman previewed it positively and he wasnt wrong.

I seem to recall some gruesome axe play when jimmie is pushed too far.

Im not aware it got an LP release.
Aussie stuff like that rarely did.


Yes Bill.....powerful stuff !

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2018 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

There's an old CD of Smeaton's Film and TV Themes that features one piece from Jimmy Blacksmith (as well as pieces from other otherwise unavailable scores like Eleni and Plenty).

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2018 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I believe a cue is on this compilation.
http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/title/10622/Chant+Of+Jimmy+Blacksmith%2C+The

Album called
Music From Great Australian Films
LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Music-Great-Australian-Re-recording-Compilation/dp/B000000PGW/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1533858510&sr=1-1&keywords=Music+From+Great+Australian+Films&dpID=51NNX5ZFHKL&preST=_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2018 - 6:50 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

I've just watched this truly wonderful "thought provoking" Australian film from 1978.
Does anyone know if Bruce Smeaton's brilliant score was ever released ?


The compilation/rerecording is all that exists, I'm afraid. I spent a solid day interviewing Bruce for FSM Online twelve years ago at his home in Binalong, Australia (roughly three hours outside of Sydney.) I suggest you seek this interview out, as Bruce covers the meat of his relationship with Fred Schepisi, for whom he scored BLACKSMITH, THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, BARBAROSA, ICEMAN, PLENTY, ROXANNE and A CRY IN THE DARK.

Bruce is such a great guy, and a committed musician.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2018 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

I've just watched this truly wonderful "thought provoking" Australian film from 1978.
Does anyone know if Bruce Smeaton's brilliant score was ever released ?


The compilation/rerecording is all that exists, I'm afraid. I spent a solid day interviewing Bruce for FSM Online twelve years ago at his home in Binalong, Australia (roughly three hours outside of Sydney.) I suggest you seek this interview out, as Bruce covers the meat of his relationship with Fred Schepisi, for whom he scored BLACKSMITH, THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, BARBAROSA, ICEMAN, PLENTY, ROXANNE and A CRY IN THE DARK.

Bruce is such a great guy, and a committed musician.


Thank you Saul, and thanks to everyone for the info.

Leo.

 
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