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 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Just got my copy yesterday....superb job all around and the sound quality/re-mastering on the previously issued tracks is a marked improvement. Nice liner notes in the book and those composer photos in the tray card are way cool....wish they were bigger though. Also the track listing is pretty small to read...but then there's a lot of tracks.
Now if only La La Land could do this to Frontiere's scores for THE INVADERS.....smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Keep the last thought, bud, re: "The Invaders"- or anything Frontiere did in the 60's. I have to agree with your accessment, got mine last night and thoroughly enjoyed it- "My Friend, Mr. Nobody" is Just Great, and I really enjoyed the Leith Stevens score for "Blast Off into Space"- I'll bet I replayed that Gerald Fried Space biker (ack!)piece 4 times- Jeez, it's a hard thing to be fond of a show that could be so incredibly insipid sometimes.

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

An Invaders CD would be a dream come true but I think you know what Gerhard wrote:

"As of today, Aug 26 2005 There are NO PLANS to release the Invaders music on La La Land Records. From what I understand the rights rest with Spelling, which in turn rest with Paramount. Mr Frontiere may have elements in his collection, but we have not asked him to look into them at this point.

We are, however, currently working with him on several other projects that will be coming out next year, to kick off his 75th birthday celebration. There will be some amazing music that has not seen the light of day since the films' (or television shows') first release. Expect the first announcement toward the end of the year and the first volume of the DOMINIC FRONTIERE COLLECTION to be released 1st quarter 2006.

Best,
MV"

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)



We are, however, currently working with him on several other projects that will be coming out next year, to kick off his 75th birthday celebration. There will be some amazing music that has not seen the light of day since the films' (or television shows') first release. Expect the first announcement toward the end of the year and the first volume of the DOMINIC FRONTIERE COLLECTION to be released 1st quarter 2006.

YESSS! The New Year already bodes ill for my pocketbook....

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

An Invaders CD would be a dream come true but I think you know what Gerhard wrote:

"As of today, Aug 26 2005 There are NO PLANS to release the Invaders music on La La Land Records. From what I understand the rights rest with Spelling, which in turn rest with Paramount. Mr Frontiere may have elements in his collection, but we have not asked him to look into them at this point.

We are, however, currently working with him on several other projects that will be coming out next year, to kick off his 75th birthday celebration. There will be some amazing music that has not seen the light of day since the films' (or television shows') first release. Expect the first announcement toward the end of the year and the first volume of the DOMINIC FRONTIERE COLLECTION to be released 1st quarter 2006.

Best,
MV"



So that means Frontiere's TV music from Studios as MGM, Fox, Warner Bros "may" be released--I used "may". So let's examin the situation.

"Stoney Burke" and "The Outer Limits" are MGM/UA
"Twelve O'Clock High" is Fox.
"The FBI" is Warner Bros.
"The Rat Patrol" is UA.
"Search" is Warner Bros.

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Actually, Stefan, the 1964-66 TV series "12 O'clock High" was a Quinn-Martin production, like "The Invaders"; it was based on the Fox 1948 movie- it had a gorgeous title theme, would love to have it on disc, but given the moot possibility of "Invaders", dunno...

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

I'd also like to see more music from the Irwin Allen shows. Especially a nice CD set of the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea scores. The GNP album was a mere half hour and really didn't do the music justice.

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I'd also like to see more music from the Irwin Allen shows. Especially a nice CD set of the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea scores. The GNP album was a mere half hour and really didn't do the music justice.

True! I'd just like to stake a bet that with the imminent issue of first season episodes on DVD that we may just see a similar compilation of material from this show sooner than we think.

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

I'd also like to see more music from the Irwin Allen shows. Especially a nice CD set of the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea scores. The GNP album was a mere half hour and really didn't do the music justice.

Now, VOYAGE--which I own the short and very dry GNP CD--has quiet a array of composers.
I wish I had the season 4 psychedelic score by Harry Geller entitled The Death Clock--I love this weird episode too, starring Chris Robinson as Mallory, the time traveling medic.

Read my season 4 playlist:
The Deadly Dolls
Sealed Orders
Man of Many Faces
Blow Up
Nightmare
The Death Clock
Rescue
Flaming Ice
Time Lock
A Time To Die


PS: Harry Geller did a marvelous job on The Wild Wild West. Let me tell you, Kowalski!

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Voyage has great music all over its 110 episode run. My favorite scores run all over the map but they go something like this:

The Mist of Silence
Price of Doom
Jonah and the Whale
Escape from Venice
Time Bomb
Leviathan
The Phantom Strikes
The X Factor
Monster from the Inferno
The Lost Bomb
The Deadly Dolls
Return of Blackbeard

Not to mention the GOBS of music they used from the Fox vaults. Thanksfully, much of this music from their respective movies has been released on CD.

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

I think there are a lot of unplumbed depths to Frontiere's Outer Limits work. In particular his score for The Forms Of Things Unknown is one of the most remarkable pieces ever written for a television show. The music matches the baroque imagery note for shot.

Best wishes to Mr Frontiere and his projects for the New Year.

Heath

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I think there are a lot of unplumbed depths to Frontiere's Outer Limits work. In particular his score for The Forms Of Things Unknown is one of the most remarkable pieces ever written for a television show. The music matches the baroque imagery note for shot.

Everything he wrote for that great show was marvelous- and worth preserving. That music just riveted me when I was a youngster.

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2005 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

"Forms Of Things Unknown" score could help satisfy the INVADERS craving....the main themes from "Forms" became the INVADERS main title theme.
I would love to have that OUTER LIMITS cue on CD that played behind every scene of imminent danger...starts off quiet and builds to an intense climax(used,for example, when the Empyrian is discovered by the night watchman in "Second Chance"...and later re-used on THE INVADERS and even THE FUGITIVE when Kimble chases the one armed man up the tower in the final episode)

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2005 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

"Forms Of Things Unknown" score could help satisfy the INVADERS craving....the main themes from "Forms" became the INVADERS main title theme.
I would love to have that OUTER LIMITS cue on CD that played behind every scene of imminent danger...starts off quiet and builds to an intense climax(used,for example, when the Empyrian is discovered by the night watchman in "Second Chance"...and later re-used on THE INVADERS and even THE FUGITIVE when Kimble chases the one armed man up the tower in the final episode)


I know just the cue you're talking about- very effective in any way it's applied, in any show. Every once in a while I break out my DVD set of the first season shows just to watch favorite episodes, like "O.B.I.T." and listen to the great music- and I love that weird whining noise that they used in different episodes, particulary in the pre-title sequence from O.B.I.T. when the eavesdropping device is being used, and used again in "Controlled Experiment".

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2005 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)



I know just the cue you're talking about- very effective in any way it's applied, in any show. Every once in a while I break out my DVD set of the first season shows just to watch favorite episodes, like "O.B.I.T." and listen to the great music- and I love that weird whining noise that they used in different episodes, particulary in the pre-title sequence from O.B.I.T. when the eavesdropping device is being used, and used again in "Controlled Experiment".



Oh that particular obsessive sound effects coming out of the "O.B.I.T." peeping Tom machine is due to music supervisor John Elizalde: fabulous sound design, isn't it? These electronic vibrations are so haunting.
Steven, "O.B.I.T." is just stock music from both "Stoney Burke" and "The Outer Limits".


Byron Lomax,
engineer at Cypress Hill

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2005 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

There was also this cool low rising and falling generator type sound effect that they always used....it sounded like it was done on the low keys of some kind of organ. It even made an appearance years later in the DR.STRANGE tv movie as the background sound for the "other dimension".

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2005 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   nick11a   (Member)

Got mine Christmas Eve. Kudos! Great job. Love it!

One thing I wish it had more of was more of the "Forbidden World" soundtrack. It has some real nice cues- but I'm happy we got that "Space Walk" cue as it is quite charming.

Here's to more Irwin Allen CDs from LaLa.

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2005 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Today, at last, I've got it. I take my hat off to La La Land. This double plays just fine all the way. The first disc is fabulous.
I hope they will release a VOYAGE double CD next.

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2005 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Got mine - a great CD release!
Here's to more classic TV music
releases coming in 2006...:-)

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2006 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

I also wanted to add my belated rave about this CD, my favorite of the year--this had just about all the missing Johnny Williams stuff I wanted (ironically the music I was most searching for is contained within the track "Monkey Doo"), the Dr. Smith music from "Welcome, Stranger" and most of all Leith Stevens' incredible "Blast Off Into Outer Space." What a fantastic score that is! From the earthquake cue with its Poltergeist-like brass riffs and thrilling rhythmic play to the cool thematic writing, the almost medieval-sounding brass theme for the mummy, and the climactic space action material based on the family theme which is like something out of North's Cleopatra. Stevens is an incredibly underrated composer. It's almost jarring going from that incredibe modernism to the 40s throwbacks of some of the later-seasons "camp" material but I also love Gerald Fried's insane space hippy score--I'd actually forgotten his ingeniously bizarre, huffing and puffing "Sampson" theme for green-haired Dr. Smith, music that defines just how infinitely weird this show managed to get...and wrapping everything up with Robert Drasnin's wacky "Space Walk" cue, the end of countless laughing-it-up denouements of the show, is pure genious. Hats off to Ford, Michael, Mark and everyone else involved in this release!

 
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