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 Posted:   May 1, 2014 - 3:11 AM   
 By:   serifiot   (Member)

Firstly 'Soldier Blue'. Depends on the rights holders. I transferred all of Roy's personal tape archive to disc for his widow Sylvia a couple of years back and there was some Soldier Blue material, but I don't know if was the same as the album release or original soundtrack.

As I said the CD will be available shortly - but isn't up on Amazon yet. It should be any day now though.

Sylvia Budd has spent a lot of time and energy putting these releases together and I'm sure wouldn't appreciate being described as "sort of idiotic". This is her first release and it is self published so problems may occur like not being able to buy outside the UK. I will, however, mention this to Sylvia and see if there is an alternative way of doing this.

I will post again when the CD is available.

Richard Moore
Mint Audio


First of all this surprising Roy Budd announcement deserves a separate thread...

It is absolutely fantastic news for the film music community and for any fan of Roy Budd, like myself, that this great composer's score to 1929's Phantom Of The Opera is finally receiving some type of a first release, meaning the DVD release. I am very glad to hear that there will be a CD release soon as well. I thought this was it.

Is Mishka Productions Sylvia Budd? I emailed them through Amazon and noted their domestic shipping policy and my inability to get this. Perhaps it's a mistake on their part and selected domestic instead of international shipping as they were posting Phantom Of The Opera on Amazon.

My down thumb and the 'idiotic' comment (I'll remove them) was for Amazon and basically for Mishka (not Sylvia Budd) and for the annoying fact that I cannot get this and that it cannot be purchased and shipped to anyone outside the UK. There is another retailer below Mishka selling it for three times as much and international shipping is possible.

Please Give Sylvia Budd my/our warm-hearted thanks for this long-awaited release, which personally I thought would never materialize, and for her efforts which will not go unnoticed - I WANT TO BUY THIS! smile - and are very much appreciated.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2014 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   rmoores   (Member)

http://www.roybudd.com/home/mishka-productions

Mishka Productions is the company name used by Roy's estate and therefore Sylvia Budd too.

I will speak to Sylvia about international orders.

Richard

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   rmoores   (Member)

The CD version is now available on Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Phantom-Opera-Budd-Symphonic-Score/dp/B00K268SME/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399475304&sr=8-2&keywords=roy+budd+phantom

and both DVD & CD versions should now be available to posted outside the UK - this was Amazon's mistake and should now have been rectified.

If anyone still has any trouble let me know!

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2014 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I dont recall any Budd scores, so I'm curious to hear what this is like. Are there any sound samples or videoclips of his PHANTOM score? None on Amazon, and the youtube clips I've seen have classical music.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2014 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   teriweigel1   (Member)

Received the CD and the DVD today - after a first listen all I can say is: WOW ! The CD is 59:23 min. long - to hear the complete score you have to buy the DVD (with 93 min. length). But the score and the movie quality is worth the price - I never saw such a good copy of this classic film (with all colored/tinted scenes in it). A very lyrical score with a wonderful melodic Phantom Theme (which sounds in part familiar to me, something from Horner or Williams, but I can't get it at the moment) - it's a pleasure to watch the film with Budd's score !

Sadly, the booklet is a little bit thin with veeeery small informations about the background of this project. But the music is a masterpiece - you can hear the typical Budd style in the melody and orchestration, but this time in an all-orchestral dress (apart from one piece which has a very soft rhythmic accompaniment, but it functions well). Congratulations to Mishika Music for releasing this treasure - I hope for further releases from you...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   teriweigel1   (Member)

Now I know it - the "Phantom Theme" sounds very similar to a part of the "Dune Theme" by Toto... :-) Any opinions about the score from others who bought this ?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   teriweigel1   (Member)

Still no other opinion to this release ? That really surprises me - I had the impression that this is a score people looked after for years...;-)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2015 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   teriweigel1   (Member)

Very sad...it seems I was the only person who bought it...are there really no people who has a opinion about it ? Or Roy Budd in general ?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2015 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   Foodman   (Member)

Very sad...it seems I was the only person who bought it...are there really no people who has a opinion about it ? Or Roy Budd in general ?

I have it, and I really think it's a great score.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2016 - 12:04 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I'm late to this game but this is a GREAT score - Big, romantic in that expansive late 19th/early 20th century style, with great orchestrations and memorable ideas abound. A highly satisfying listen that I recommend heartily. At its finest, it's positively Straussian!

I wish Budd had been able to write more straight-orchestral scores. This, SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER and FIELD OF HONOR are fantastic works with real harmonic, melodic and orchestrational creativity. He really understood orchestral color very well and his melodic sensibilities weren't far behind. He was taken from us far too early!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2016 - 1:02 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Getting back for just a moment to James Bernard's NOSFERATU, that score was made available on CD.

https://www.amazon.com/Nosferatu-Symphony-Horrors-1998-Score/dp/B000004BQO/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1483002212&sr=1-1&keywords=james+bernard+nosferatu

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2017 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   chizu media   (Member)

I was really interested to read the initial thread in this post - I first saw the Carl Davis score to Phantom in 2006, performed in London, which set me on the road to finding out about Roy Budd' score.

The good news is I am now working with Roy's widow Sylvia and we are going to produce a one-off show of Roy's masterpiece at the London Coliseum in Oct 2017. Spencer Down will be conducting a 77 piece orchestra in this amazing opera house venue, which holds significance as it is the same venue Roy performed in as a 6 year old child prodigy, which was broadcast by the BBC.

We are really excited to be doing this, and the should be officially announced next week.

I will start a new thread to post on here to widen the discussion to any further fans of Roy's on here, and more info will be made available on twitter @RoyBuddsPhantom next week or so.

Nick (Chizu Media)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2017 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Illustrator   (Member)

I was really interested to read the initial thread in this post - I first saw the Carl Davis score to Phantom in 2006, performed in London, which set me on the road to finding out about Roy Budd' score.

The good news is I am now working with Roy's widow Sylvia and we are going to produce a one-off show of Roy's masterpiece at the London Coliseum in Oct 2017. Spencer Down will be conducting a 77 piece orchestra in this amazing opera house venue, which holds significance as it is the same venue Roy performed in as a 6 year old child prodigy, which was broadcast by the BBC.

We are really excited to be doing this, and the should be officially announced next week.

I will start a new thread to post on here to widen the discussion to any further fans of Roy's on here, and more info will be made available on twitter @RoyBuddsPhantom next week or so.

Nick (Chizu Media)


Excellent news. I'm delighted to hear that his wife is interested in bringing his music to the public's attention. If this is successful I'd like to think the vaults could be opened for further CD releases of his work.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   Buddleia   (Member)

I was really interested to read the initial thread in this post - I first saw the Carl Davis score to Phantom in 2006, performed in London, which set me on the road to finding out about Roy Budd' score.

The good news is I am now working with Roy's widow Sylvia and we are going to produce a one-off show of Roy's masterpiece at the London Coliseum in Oct 2017. Spencer Down will be conducting a 77 piece orchestra in this amazing opera house venue, which holds significance as it is the same venue Roy performed in as a 6 year old child prodigy, which was broadcast by the BBC.

We are really excited to be doing this, and the should be officially announced next week.

I will start a new thread to post on here to widen the discussion to any further fans of Roy's on here, and more info will be made available on twitter @RoyBuddsPhantom next week or so.

Nick (Chizu Media)


Excellent news. I'm delighted to hear that his wife is interested in bringing his music to the public's attention. If this is successful I'd like to think the vaults could be opened for further CD releases of his work.[/endquote.......


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This is awesome. I shall be there!. Many years ago my Father would tell me about Roy. As a teenager I was not really interested. Two years ago I looked at my ancestry....indeed as my father had told me, I was related to Roy. I wish I had met him for sure, Jazz runs through my veins and the first time I heard his music I connected with it totally. Well done to Sylvia for ensuring that this masterpiece will get the exposure it deserves. Brilliant.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Wish I could attend, sounds like a wonderful show and I hope it goes over well financially and creatively. This is a terrific score and one deserving as wide an audience as possible.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2017 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Ryan Brennan   (Member)

I'd buy the DVD but it doesn't appear to be region free and I don't have a region free player.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2017 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Hey, that's what I was gonna say!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2017 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   chizu media   (Member)

News on Roy Budd's Phantom premiere in London Coliseum!

Trailer for the Roy Budd Phantom premiere can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtUq9RyPB_M&t=28s

A piece in The Telegraph with further background for those interested: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/05/16/forget-lloyd-webber-roy-budds-original-phantom-opera-music-finally/

The event itself can be viewed here on the London Coliseum website: https://londoncoliseum.org/whats-on/the-phantom-of-the-opera/


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2017 - 9:55 PM   
 By:   chizu media   (Member)

I was really interested to read the initial thread in this post - I first saw the Carl Davis score to Phantom in 2006, performed in London, which set me on the road to finding out about Roy Budd' score.

The good news is I am now working with Roy's widow Sylvia and we are going to produce a one-off show of Roy's masterpiece at the London Coliseum in Oct 2017. Spencer Down will be conducting a 77 piece orchestra in this amazing opera house venue, which holds significance as it is the same venue Roy performed in as a 6 year old child prodigy, which was broadcast by the BBC.

We are really excited to be doing this, and the should be officially announced next week.

I will start a new thread to post on here to widen the discussion to any further fans of Roy's on here, and more info will be made available on twitter @RoyBuddsPhantom next week or so.

Nick (Chizu Media)


Excellent news. I'm delighted to hear that his wife is interested in bringing his music to the public's attention. If this is successful I'd like to think the vaults could be opened for further CD releases of his work.[/endquote.......


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This is awesome. I shall be there!. Many years ago my Father would tell me about Roy. As a teenager I was not really interested. Two years ago I looked at my ancestry....indeed as my father had told me, I was related to Roy. I wish I had met him for sure, Jazz runs through my veins and the first time I heard his music I connected with it totally. Well done to Sylvia for ensuring that this masterpiece will get the exposure it deserves. Brilliant.


tickets have now gone on sale via London Coliseum https://londoncoliseum.org/whats-on/the-phantom-of-the-opera/ hope you will be there! You are welcome to contact me directly for any further information on info@chizumedia.com. Nick (Producer - Chizu Media)

 
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