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 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:14 PM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

INTRADA Announces:

Music for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
The Original Score by Alex North

INTRADA Special Collection Volume 38

Few film scores reach the legendary status of Alex North's 2001: A SPACE
ODYSSEY. It was even legendary decades before most anyone had heard a
single note. 2001 became the most famous unused score when director
Stanley Kubrick chose an alternate course for the music in his
film. Rather than use the Alex North score, Kubrick followed his
original musical vision of incorporating existing Strauss, Ligeti, and
Khachaturian works into the film. While this provided the film with a
timeless atmosphere and some applauded his decision, others derided this
seemingly blasphemous move.

For years, admirers of Alex North's music have wondered what happened to
the original tapes for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and what treasures they
might reveal. Now, with the cooperation of the North estate and Jan
Harlan and the Kubrick estate, Intrada brings to you the premiere
release of the original recording of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. This
landmark release includes an essay by Jon Burlingame, revealing a wealth
of new details about the history behind the score, including North's
collaboration with Kubrick and providing what will most likely be the
most comprehensive story ever written about this score. Further insights
are provided by North's friend and long-time orchestrator/conductor
Henry Brant, music examples, and alternate cues. Project producer and
instigator Nick Redman provides reflections on how the project came to
fruition.

The score was assembled from pristine mono elements and delivers a
listening experience that is a striking revelation -- listeners will in
some sense be hearing the score for the very first time.

This release is limited to 3000 units. Pre-orders are now being accepted.


INTRADA Special Collection - Volume 38
For cover art, track listing, and sound samples, please visit
http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.ACCT67745/it.A/id.5228/.f

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:15 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

And 2001 it is!!! So DEFINETELY ORDERED!!

THANKS YOU, INTRADA!!

Philipp

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:16 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

Excellent!

Alex

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:16 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Dave..... what are you doing Dave?

Thanks Intrada! You rule!
Ordered!

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

So very, very ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

So very, very ordered!

Are you the Ed from SAE?

Alex

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Sure has a handsome cover. Needless to say, ordered on the spot. What a surprise! I'ts going to be interesting comparing it with the Varese recording.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

Ordered.
I hope it gets here safely.

Alex

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:25 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Ill have to keep my Goldsmith recording cant spend the money right now my plate is very full.

To be quite honest Im not blown away.

sd smile


I did order Blizzard and the new UNCLE cd from SAE, and I have a January preorder for the 2nd season dvd set of the new Doctor Who series.
Im happy!!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

Just looking at the tracklisting and comparing with the Varese/Goldsmith re-recording.

Presumably VS's "Main Title" equates to the new disc's "Bones"; VS's tracks 2-10 match up to the new disc's 1-3 and 5-10. However, VS's "Interior Orion" and "Main Theme" don't show on the new disc? Against that, three bonus tracks....

I'll probably order in the morning...

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Roger, is the Zarathustra-like Main Title theme (the equivalent of first track on the Varese album) missing or is part of the first track?

Never mind, Richard just answered my question. We must've posted at the same time.

On the other hand, Richard, the "Main Theme" on Goldsmith's recording was actually from North's TV score "Africa" -- not from "2001." The error wasn't discovered until after the Varese CD was released. The complete "Africa" score is available on Prometheus, also in mono.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

Ill have to keep my Goldsmith recording cant spend the money right now my plate is very full.

To be quite honest Im not blown away.

sd smile


I concur.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:32 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Just looking at the tracklisting and comparing with the Varese/Goldsmith re-recording.
Presumably VS's "Main Title" equates to the new disc's "Bones"; VS's tracks 2-10 match up to the new disc's 1-3 and 5-10. However, VS's "Interior Orion" and "Main Theme" don't show on the new disc? Against that, three bonus tracks....
I'll probably order in the morning...


Fantastic release!! :-)

If I recall the "Main Theme" on the Varese disc isn't from 2001 at all but from North's score for "Africa". It was mislabelled on the can and thus mistakenly recorded by Goldsmith.

I don't know about "Interior Orion" thou...

John

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)



Are you the Ed from SAE?

Alex


Nope, sorry. Or maybe that's good?

About the online clips: wow, it sounds like Goldsmith really nailed this one when he conducted it. His interpretation is amazingly close to what these clips reveal of the original sessions. Must hear more...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   bimmer   (Member)

To be quite honest Im not blown away.




Not blown away as well, but since I don't have the previous recording, it's ORDERED!

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:37 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

This is a very historic release in many ways. One of the most high profile unused scores ever, by one of the great composers of the latter 20th century. I hope this finds a place on the shelf of everyone interested in the craft of film scoring. It's not every day we get new North material.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Well.

In a way I'm disapointed, especially listening to the samples -- it's not something I'm interested in (furthermore, with the mono sound, just adds anti-icing)


That said, it's certainly a good thing to have a score that a lot of people do seem to want, and I praise Intrada for being able to do stuff like this. Plus, yes, I'm happy my wallet is safe for now razz


-Joshua

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

This is a very historic release in many ways. One of the most high profile unused scores ever, by one of the great composers of the latter 20th century. I hope this finds a place on the shelf of everyone interested in the craft of film scoring. It's not every day we get new North material.

I'm aware of that.
Plus, i don't own the Goldsmith recording (and never heard it), so it will be a first listen with the authentic material.

Alex

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

Jerry Goldsmith's recording of the score is a nice dust collector for me... I guess I'll have to pass. It's great for the North fans out there, though, and I guess Intrada may have some crossover sales to the Kubrick worshipers. If I didn't own the Goldsmith recording I'd probably try it out. It is great though to see a "lost" recording come back from the dead.

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2006 - 10:43 PM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

If I recall the "Main Theme" on the Varese disc isn't from 2001 at all but from North's score for "Africa". It was mislabelled on the can and thus mistakenly recorded by Goldsmith.

I don't know about "Interior Orion" thou...


Hmmm. Just looking at the liner notes for the VS - it actually names Track 1 as Main Title "Bones", and gives a good description of how it would have fitted the film.

As for Interior Orion... VS's notes suggest "that North appears to have mistitled the cue - the action takes place on the space station, not within the Orion spacecraft". Since Intrada's "Space Station Docking" runs 5:22 and Varese's track of the same name runs just 2:22, maybe "Interior Orion" is included in that track....

Ah, what the hell. Ordered.

 
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