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 Posted:   May 12, 2006 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

NEW FSM CDs: The Wrong Man and Checkmate

Film Score Monthly's new limited edition CDs are classic works by Bernard Herrmann and John Williams:

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Golden Age Classics: THE WRONG MAN

FSM brings to CD the third collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann: The Wrong Man (1956), the true-life tale of Christopher Emanuel Balestrero (Henry Fonda) who was wrongly arrested and tried for a series of holdups in New York City.

The Wrong Man was a stark, gritty production for which Herrmann produced a score as low key and subtle as Hitchcock's film. This was, in fact, the score on which Herrmann pioneered the minimal, obsessive style that became his hallmark. Using a pared-down orchestra of brass, woodwinds, percussion, keyboards and a single string bass, Herrmann created a quintessential "Herrmannesque" effort of psychological scoring.

Any Herrmann score is an important addition to a soundtrack collection -- a Herrmann score for a Hitchcock film, even more so. This premiere release of The Wrong Man features the complete original soundtrack in clean monaural sound, with liner notes by Herrmann authority Christopher Husted.

http://www.screenarchives.com/fsm/detailCD.cfm?ID=364

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Silver Age Classics: CHECKMATE/RHYTHM IN MOTION

Film Score Monthly brings to CD more outstanding early work from the legendary John Williams: the classic "crime jazz" soundtrack to Checkmate plus the big-band showtunes collection Rhythm in Motion, both dating from 1961.

Checkmate starred Anthony George, Sebastian Cabot and Doug McClure as the members of "Checkmate Inc.," a private firm that specializes in preventing crime before it happens. In his first TV series as primary theme and episode composer, "Johnny" Williams wrote a sizzling main title theme with a beguiling electric guitar ostinato and big-band brass.

Like similiar albums of the time -- such as the famous Peter Gunn record -- the Checkmate LP (which was entirely re-recorded) features a studio rendition of the main title theme, adapted underscore and source cues, and original compositions in the same style. Smoky, moody, melodic and cool, the Checkmate record is a classic from the era.

Rhythm in Motion is not a soundtrack album but a "concept album" by Williams for Columbia Records featuring exciting arrangements of classic showtunes.

These two vintage Columbia LPs are remastered from the original stereo master tapes for sterling sound quality. The booklet features a lengthy essay by Williams expert Jeff Eldridge.

http://www.screenarchives.com/fsm/detailCD.cfm?ID=363

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Our comprehensive order form is at:

http://www.screenarchives.com/fsm/orderform.cfm

We look forward to your orders!

--Lukas Kendall

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2006 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Ordered The Wrong Man , Checkmate will have to wait, my bank account says so.

sd smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2006 - 9:35 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

You said it...


-Joshua

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2006 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

I got The Wrong Man today along with Curse of the Werewolf.
Im getting ready to open Wrong Man and give it a spin.
Yeah more Herrmann.
sd smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2006 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

Great service from Screen Archives and the Post Office! Received The Wrong Man today in the UK, having been posted 13 May. Excellent sound quality and exemplary liner notes by Herrmann expert Christopher Husted.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2006 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Les Jepson   (Member)

Interesting to see Dominic Frontiere (accordion) in the list of musicians on THE WRONG MAN score.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2006 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Skyros   (Member)

Interesting to see Dominic Frontiere (accordion) in the list of musicians on THE WRONG MAN score.

He's also on the David Raksin Score for HILDA CRANE.

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2006 - 4:03 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Come on, bloody airmail! I want to listen to The Wrong Man!

Especially to Dominic Frontiere on the accordian. I think that will just about make my day.

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2006 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Great service from Screen Archives and the Post Office! Received The Wrong Man today in the UK, having been posted 13 May. Excellent sound quality and exemplary liner notes by Herrmann expert Christopher Husted.

Lucky man! If mine isn't here today I'll scweam and scweam until I'm thick.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2006 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   shicorp   (Member)

"The Wrong Man" has arrived yesterday. How does the back cover of your booklet look like? Mine is golden and is full of rectangles (one rectangle is left out!). Is this a printing error or is it intended? Is it meant to symbolize the movie (prison?)?

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2006 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

"The Wrong Man" has arrived yesterday. How does the back cover of your booklet look like? Mine is golden and is full of rectangles (one rectangle is left out!). Is this a printing error or is it intended? Is it meant to symbolize the movie (prison?)?



The back cover shows the door of a cell: see the keyhole.

This score forestalls The Twilight Zone and Taxi Driver by its gloomy minimalism.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2006 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I hope I get the golden one with the rectangles.

Hurry up, Mr Postman!

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2006 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   shicorp   (Member)

Many thanks for the help. This also was my initial thought, but as FSM usually puts the one-sheet at that place, I became unsure...

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2006 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Just got Checkmate in the mail as well...WOW. This CD is wonderful too, both the Checkmate album and the arrangement album. I don't have too much big band music, but this is very much a keeper.

-Joshua

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2006 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Got these both with aforementioned Breakheart Pass in time for the long weekend, and just a quick tipping of the hat to the gang at FSM for two grand releases. I gather from the buzz that these are doing quite well, and rightfully so. I hadn't heard the Checkmate theme in 28 years!

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Wish I had been around here when they had the "Checkmate" music!!! It's been unavailable for some time, but will check Amazon and elsewhere.

$62.49 new, $49.99 used.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

So ordered!


razz

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Wish I had been around here when they had the "Checkmate" music!!! It's been unavailable for some time, but will check Amazon and elsewhere.

$62.49 new, $49.99 used.


How did I miss this on first release? Boogers!

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re:So ordered!


razz


dogplant: So which did you order? The new one for $62.49 or used for $49.99?

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

"Checkmate" is such a fun Johnny Williams romp and the album is terrific.

 
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