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 Posted:   Feb 1, 2006 - 10:47 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

North and South is one of my favorite scores, I was wondering what others think of it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2006 - 10:55 PM   
 By:   The_Mark_of_Score-O   (Member)

Loved North, hated South.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2006 - 12:37 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I really enjoy this score. We need more
Conti music.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2006 - 12:56 AM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Yes we need a good expanded release of this score.
sd smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2006 - 1:44 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I never bothered to get the Right Stuff/North and South since there was so little of each. BOTH need major expansions.


-Joshua

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2006 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

I love the North and South theme. I remember taping it with a little recorder next to the TV speakers when I was a kid. Expanded would be sweet.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2006 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Henry, the very first thread I posted on the Film Score Monthly Messageboard back in 1998 was about NORTH AND SOUTH and how to get the soundtrack. The series enjoyed a rerun on Norwegian television at the time, and the larger-than-life, quasi-"Tara's Theme" just swept me off my feet (part nostalgia from watching the series in the 80's, part because it's a bloody good theme). Anyway, famous soundtrack vendor Gerry Kroll replied and I ordered the CD from him. Haven't regretted it. It's a great suite, although I'm sure the music of the series could sustain an expansion as well. RIGHT STUFF is also good, although a bit too derivative at times.

NP: BRAVEHEART (Horner)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2006 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   crimedog   (Member)

I just listen to THE RIGHT STUFF half

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2006 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   AndyDursin   (Member)

I never bothered to get the Right Stuff/North and South since there was so little of each. BOTH need major expansions.

Aaah, but both suites are exceedingly well arranged and incorporate most of the thematic material from each score. I guess it depends on your view of quantity vs. quality. I can't imagine not having that CD as part of your collection simply because of the running time.

I'll take the quality of that album over the quantity in most 70+ minute albums I own any day.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2006 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I am not so interested in The Right Stuff as I am with North and South. I feel that the epic sweep of the music for the latter outshines the first part of the Varese disc. I would love to hear more of these scores... there must be plenty of music, it was a mini-series... or was there a lot of retracking a la Maurice Jarre's Shogun?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2006 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)



Aaah, but both suites are exceedingly well arranged and incorporate most of the thematic material from each score. I guess it depends on your view of quantity vs. quality. I can't imagine not having that CD as part of your collection simply because of the running time.


It was a case of I had other things to get, never really thought about it. If I ever saw it in a store, or came across a cheap ebay listing or whatever I'd probably get it.

-Joshua

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

I have decided to pick this up anyway, although I am not really that much of a Conti fan. Granted, I have my share of CDs of his, but never really warmed up with him...

BUT right now I am listening to Varese´s splendid release of NORTH AND SOUTH, and it is a beautiful, epical huge orchestral score. This is a very fine Conti score, and I thank Varese for releasing it.

Other opinions on this release?

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   Natrebo   (Member)

I'm still waiting for mine to come in, but I can't wait... I haven't even broken out my Right Stuff/North and South CD (I do remember listen to this a few years ago and thought that I actually liked the North and South half better) because I want to be completely captivated.

I have North and South on order with The Blue and The Grey, so I'm ready for a great night of music on the scale of Ken Burn's proportions! And this is after having a "Super" night earlier this week when the Blue Box came in.

Don't you just love being a Silver age film score fan right now?

This at least relieves the shallow waters of modern day scores that has caused me to purchase enough scores to count on one hand that came out last year. It's actually been the sparsest year for modern scores - but I'm still broke because all of the great silver age and golden age scores!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Kakihara   (Member)

I do have the North and South/Right Stuff cd combo. So about this new release, am I missing a lot or is it lots of variations of the same themes? Is the sound quality much better?

I´d love the get it, but I´m saving up for that Blue thing.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   John F   (Member)

What a revelation this new 4 cd set is... I am a Conti fan and had never knew the NS music other then the varese cd with Right Stuff on it... wow, after hearing the first 2 cd's of the new set I am blown away how incredible the score is. Plus knowing how time-crunched Conti was writing it I am even more a fan...
JohnF

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

I finally got to listen to it today.
Sumptuous!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2008 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I'm really pleased to see others enjoy this score too, I said before it is possibly my favorite score ever. "The Right Stuff"/"North And South" album is a nice companion piece to the full score, with a great performance by the London Symphony Orchestra.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2008 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   Thread Assasin   (Member)

I just received this today and actually had the time to listen to the first three discs without interruption. What a beautiful score, and a great job by Varese with this release.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 11, 2008 - 10:20 PM   
 By:   franz_conrad   (Member)

It's a great suite, although I'm sure the music of the series could sustain an expansion as well.

THOR WROTE THIS?!?!?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2008 - 3:28 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

It's a great suite, although I'm sure the music of the series could sustain an expansion as well.

THOR WROTE THIS?!?!?


Just proves how little is on that CD.


-Joshua

 
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