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 Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

PLAGUE DOGS, THE - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY PATRICK GLEESON

https://tinyurl.com/y8wsjakm

Here is a audio sample from this album: https://tinyurl.com/yb2u5cno

The First 50 copies purchased through Buysoundtrax.com will be autographed by composer Patrick Gleeson.

Based on the 1977 novel by Richard Adams, THE PLAGUE DOGS is an animated drama released in 1982 and directed by Martin Rosen. It tells the story of two dogs who escape from a fictional research facility in Northwestern England and struggle against the rugged environment, local constabulary, and British military seeking to recapture them. Rosen’s first film had been an animated adaptation of Adams’ first novel, WATERSHIP DOWN (1978), which had been a huge international success and was the sixth most popular film of its year in England. It was therefore natural for Rosen then to make a film out of Adam’s subsequent novel involving animals.

Like WATERSHIP DOWN, the second film was animated and straightforward, unafraid to confront the reality of life in the wild, but THE PLAGUE DOGS treated its subject matter with an even more unflinching dramatic focus about the plight of the canine protagonists and the ethical realities of their predicament. The film’s bleakness and its lack of a cathartic resolution led to its failure at the box office; although in recent decades the film has been much better regarded and critical consensus now recognizes the film’s disconsolation as its greatest ingenuity.

Composer and electronic music pioneer Patrick Gleeson grew up in Seattle with initial musical hopes to become a jazz pianist until he became hooked on electronic music. Influenced by Wendy Carlos, Gleeson released several albums of electronic interpretations of classical and pop music, and then merged his interests in synthesizers music and jazz during his collaborative work with keyboardist and bandleader Herbie Hancock in the early ‘70s. This, and a bit of music for short films – including heading the synthesizer group responsible for orchestrating and performing the film electronic score for APOCALYPSE NOW – brought him to Martin Rosen’s attention and he gained his first feature film assignment scoring THE PLAGUE DOGS. Influenced by techniques of American minimalism as well the music of Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski, Gleeson wrote a sophisticated score that suited the style of Rosen’s uncompromising filmmaking. The music is performed by members of The Kronos Quartet, augmented by Gleesen’s then-state-of-the-art electronic synthesizers. The score is not thematic-based, but rather allows each musical moment to unfold like a new chapter, giving each sequence a unique musical design of its own.

Dragon’s Domain Records is excited to bring THE PLAGUE DOGS to compact disc for the first time, mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland with exclusive liner notes by author Randall D. Larson, with the participation of the composer. THE PLAGUE DOGS is a limited edition of 1000 units. As a special offer, the first 50 people to order the album from the record label’s website will have their copy autographed by the composer at no additional charge. THE PLAGUE DOGS, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, is expected to begin shipping on August 30th.



1. Time and Tide 4:22
(Composed and Sung by Alan Price)

2. Freedom 2:30

3. Wondering 3:38

4. The Change 2:02

5. In the Pens 1:47

6. Sheep Dogs 2:41

7. The Escape from the Incinerator 0:52

8. Frog Catching 1:23

9. Rowf's Kill 1:59

10. Lack Loud's Death 2:18

11. Inside The Laboratory 2:32

12. The Beginning of the End 3:28

13. Rowf and Snitter Run to the Sea 3:54

14. Time and Tide 1:26
(Composed by Alan Price)

Total Time: 38:33


 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Not aware of this one, but I also love this cover art too! big grin

There's been some really cool stuff coming from Dragon's Domain.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Not aware of this one, but I also love this cover art too! big grin

There's been some really cool stuff coming from Dragon's Domain.


These are the sorts of things that we love releasing.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I was reading the announcement and thought this might be a movie worth checking out, then I got to the spoiler tracklisting -- especially the death spoiler.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

Ya... don't... say....

Slow clap for Dragon's Domain. I didn't think this was a possibility. Could Animal Farm and Felidae be in the works?

  • I was reading the announcement and thought this might be a movie worth checking out, then I got to the spoiler tracklisting -- especially the death spoiler.

    Don't let that stop you. This film overall is extremely...

    ((Don't say it... DON'T YOU SAY IT!))

    ... ruff.

    ((We talked about this.))

  •  
     
     Posted:   Aug 15, 2018 - 9:32 PM   
     By:   shadowman   (Member)

    Not aware of this one, but I also love this cover art too! big grin

    There's been some really cool stuff coming from Dragon's Domain.


    These are the sorts of things that we love releasing.

    Ford A. Thaxton


    Outstanding release! I've had the lp for years and always enjoy listening to it. Keep the sorts of things that you love releasing, coming. Well done.

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 4:19 AM   
     By:   leagolfer   (Member)

    Never heard of TPD - Gleeson - Still it looks a great presentation - release, I'd like to get to know this one better & support it - animated scores can sound surprising - grandeur like the wonderful Belstone Fox, hopefully I like this.

     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 6:34 AM   
     By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

    Definitely interested in this. Question: What does the CD/Digital combo mean? Is there a download code or are the MP3s encoded onto the CD?

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 7:31 AM   
     By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

    Definitely interested in this. Question: What does the CD/Digital combo mean? Is there a download code or are the MP3s encoded onto the CD?

    Once you purchase the items you were informed it will take a few moments to prepare the download which will be given to you so you won’t get none only 24 bit version but also in iTunes friendly version with a digital booklet .

    Is anyone purchase it directly from the website and gotten this yet?

    Ford A. Thaxton

     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 7:33 AM   
     By:   John Blankenship   (Member)

    Definitely interested in this. Question: What does the CD/Digital combo mean? Is there a download code or are the MP3s encoded onto the CD?

    Once you purchase the items you were informed it will take a few moments to prepare the download which will be given to you so you won’t get none only 24 bit version but also in iTunes friendly version with a digital booklet .

    Is anyone purchase it directly from the website and gotten this yet?

    Ford A. Thaxton


    Yep. Purchased it and received the download. Listening to it now. Good stuff!

     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 8:51 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    Anyone who loves dogs should not see the film or read the book. You'll be sicken to your stomach and horrified and you'll never get over it. But cool to have the soundtrack out of CD.

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 9:09 AM   
     By:   bobbengan   (Member)

    See the film. It's a great and unique piece of filmmaking with a simple, really effective premise, and most emphatically NOT for children.

    Kudos to Dragon's Domain for getting this out there. You guys are batting really damn strong as a label, I must say!

     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 9:49 AM   
     By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

    Definitely interested in this. Question: What does the CD/Digital combo mean? Is there a download code or are the MP3s encoded onto the CD?

    Once you purchase the items you were informed it will take a few moments to prepare the download which will be given to you so you won’t get none only 24 bit version but also in iTunes friendly version with a digital booklet .

    Is anyone purchase it directly from the website and gotten this yet?

    Ford A. Thaxton


    Ah, okay, so a CD will still be mailed to you (silver-pressed), with full artwork, plus you get two formats of digital download?

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 10:03 AM   
     By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

    Definitely interested in this. Question: What does the CD/Digital combo mean? Is there a download code or are the MP3s encoded onto the CD?

    Once you purchase the items you were informed it will take a few moments to prepare the download which will be given to you so you won’t get none only 24 bit version but also in iTunes friendly version with a digital booklet .

    Is anyone purchase it directly from the website and gotten this yet?

    Ford A. Thaxton


    Ah, okay, so a CD will still be mailed to you (silver-pressed), with full artwork, plus you get two formats of digital download?


    Correct

    Ford A. Thaxton

     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 11:11 AM   
     By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

    Definitely interested in this. Question: What does the CD/Digital combo mean? Is there a download code or are the MP3s encoded onto the CD?

    Once you purchase the items you were informed it will take a few moments to prepare the download which will be given to you so you won’t get none only 24 bit version but also in iTunes friendly version with a digital booklet .

    Is anyone purchase it directly from the website and gotten this yet?

    Ford A. Thaxton


    Ah, okay, so a CD will still be mailed to you (silver-pressed), with full artwork, plus you get two formats of digital download?


    Correct

    Ford A. Thaxton


    Wow, that's above and beyond! This is definitely a lovely score and despite the delay, Shout's Blu-ray release is going to hopefully introduce this little (dark) gem to a lot more people. A very worthy follow-up (not really a sequel) to WATERSHIP DOWN. Thanks for the info, Ford.

     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 2:25 PM   
     By:   Last Child   (Member)

    mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland

    Does this mean from original sources, or is this an LP-to-CD transfer?

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 16, 2018 - 11:01 PM   
     By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

    Not aware of this one, but I also love this cover art too! big grin

    There's been some really cool stuff coming from Dragon's Domain.


    We Try, these two were very interesting and I hope you enjoy them.

    Ford A. Thaxton

     
     Posted:   Aug 17, 2018 - 7:02 AM   
     By:   Last Child   (Member)

    We Try, these two were very interesting and I hope you enjoy them.

    Ford A. Thaxton


    Hope to check this out. Not sure if I'd like the movie - sounds like DUEL if the trucker won at the end.

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 17, 2018 - 9:18 AM   
     By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

    We Try, these two were very interesting and I hope you enjoy them.

    Ford A. Thaxton


    So it's an LP-to-CD copy then.


    Have you taken the time to listen to the audio samples we have provide on the site yet?

    Since you asked got the masters from Patrick Gleeson's archives, and James Nelson worked his magic on them and Mr. Gleeson approved the final product.

    Mr. Nelson is one of the best persons for these sorts of projects and did an outstanding job, just like he has for labels like NOTEFORNOTE,KRITZERLAND, LA LA LAND RECORDS and others.

    If happen happen to purchase it directly from BSX you'll also get 24bit version of the album as well as a ITUNES friendly version with a digital booklet.



    Ford A. Thaxton




     
     Posted:   Aug 17, 2018 - 9:56 AM   
     By:   Last Child   (Member)

    Have you taken the time to listen to the audio samples we have provide on the site yet?

    Since you asked got the masters from Patrick Gleeson's archives, and James Nelson worked his magic on them and Mr. Gleeson approved the final product.

    Mr. Nelson is one of the best persons for these sorts of projects and did an outstanding job, just like he has for labels like NOTEFORNOTE,KRITZERLAND, LA LA LAND RECORDS and others.

    If happen happen to purchase it directly from BSX you'll also get 24bit version of the album as well as a ITUNES friendly version with a digital booklet.

    Ford A. Thaxton


    I just played the one sample listed above (which I liked), but that dudnt answer my question. I'll retract my incorrect assumption in previous post. Source materials are often part of announcements and have become an expectation for some of us. It's something worth touting.

     
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