I re-listed to this one tonight, and still think it's fabulous TV scoring. Just too bad it was never comercially available, and that the complete music for the series wasn't included on the promo. Thoughts?
I love the theme song, which suprisingly for a kids cartoon show uses a sizable cuban jazz ensemble. There''s a fine tuned real horn section, real percussion, real bass to the sound of some incredibly well integrated linn drum programs and 808 toms. The only let down is the Roland D50 panpipe sample solo. It seems Disney were one of the rare ones in that they would fork out on real sessions musicians at a time when kids shows were all scored MIDI. Mark Muellers Ducktales has some comparably classy arrangements.
Anywhere we can get the promo from? Does it have the amazing Shere Kahn theme??
YES his talespin score is fab ! i like it very much and it is a very welcome visitor of my cd-player chris is a very good composer, unfortumnately there are only so few commercially available cds, (most of them published by intrada /ticks, fist of the nortstar/ the stupids)
Chris Stone is a marvelous composer. His work on Fist of the North Star is wonderful (if poorly performed at points). Tale Spin is lots of fun! I'd like to hear more from him.
I've been mentioning him for years on this board. He composed the scores for many A&E documentary productions, and also, composed works for The History Channel. I have his cd soundtrack from the A&E series hosted by Danny Glover, Civil War Journal. It was released on Greystone Communications (GC 181-65) and also his score released on cd to The History Channel production The American Revolution (AAE-80024). Both of these I believe are out of print now, but well worth seeking out.
Any chance on Intrada reissuing the promo, preferably with more music from the series? This is terrific stuff.
Was this an Intrada-produced promo? I don't think it was (unlike the various Rosenthal, Safan, and Broughton promos Intrada produced). I sold my copy on eBay a month or so ago (for $56!). Not that I didn't like the CD, but time and space are finite.