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 Posted:   Dec 30, 2006 - 2:08 AM   
 By:   IloveJerry   (Member)

Would you pick the Screen Classics or the newer remastered Warner Brothers version? I was thinking of picking it up, its expensive, is it worth it?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2006 - 2:13 AM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

Get the remastered Warner Bros. version. If you're a fan of Fielding and/or Western scores, it's worth the cost.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2006 - 4:11 AM   
 By:   gumdrops1   (Member)

I miss the rerecorded thirty plus minute version that was released on Varese Sarabande vinyl. I sold the album, thinking it would be released on cd some day. Not realizing that it wasn't 'the original studio recording.'

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2006 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   soundant   (Member)

In their way both are worth having, warners released the album version 2 or 3 years ago.

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2006 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

In their way both are worth having, warners released the album version 2 or 3 years ago.

I agree. The shorter album version makes for a nice condensed listen. But I'd sooner cut off my right arm than part with the complete score . God, I love this movie....

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2006 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

For image reasons, get the most recent one. It's in Anamorphic widescreen which is best for a 16x9 screen if you have one, or ever plan to get one.

The older version is not in Anamorphic widescreen.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2006 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

For image reasons, get the most recent one. It's in Anamorphic widescreen which is best for a 16x9 screen if you have one, or ever plan to get one.

The older version is not in Anamorphic widescreen.


Hmmmm...you're talking about CD's, not DVD's.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2006 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

I luv'em all. I prefer the stereo version of the film track over the mono one ( which is not to diss the mono one as it is a great recording; I just happen to prefer stereo over mono)and the re-recording has a somewhat different sound and is very well representitive of the score, but all have a place in my collection. It's Fielding,so you can't go wrong whichever one you choose.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2006 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Next time you put THE WILD BUNCH on for family and friends, try playing the first cut off the Warner Bros. album, or the Varese re-issue of the same. The cue, "Song from The Wild Bunch" makes a great overture, and just before it finishes, dim the lights and hit the play button on your dvd player just as the lights go out. That Warner-7Arts logo should come on a moment after your room is in complete darkness.

And if you want to try and give the impression that this is the roadshow version that we never got, then just before the Bunch heads over to rob the train and William Holden tells Ernest Borgnine "This time we do it right", cut the dvd off and turn the lights back on. For the Entr'Acte, "Adelita" (first cut, second side)should be played just before you pick-up the film at the begining of the train robbery.

When there was talk of doing this as a roadshow, i.e. limited run, that was how they were going to present the film. Since those two themes of Fielding's aren't actually a part of the film score the way they are presented on the lp's, then in my alternative universe, they make great intermission music.

The greatest film and film score of my beloved Sixties.



IMHO.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2006 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I've had the full OST for some years now, but I don't play it as much as the as I played the LP version. The music is very stop start (as it would be to follow the action). The album version is a good CD to have, but like STEVENJ I'm hanging on to the OST.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2006 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

I always thought the old LP version of the score was merely an edited version of the original score. Frankly I find it a more satisfying listen than the extended version, especially the Attack on the Train track.....

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2006 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)



I agree. The shorter album version makes for a nice condensed listen. But I'd sooner cut off my right arm than part with the complete score . God, I love this movie....



Pike, Pike! Don't get that little Warner washer!
Get and run the full Warner whore.
Sometimes, I listen to them in tandem.


Tector Gorch

NP: JF's "Bounty Hunters".

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2006 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Who knows this version?
Screen Classics SC-3-JF


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2007 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

Next time you put THE WILD BUNCH on for family and friends, try playing the first cut off the Warner Bros. album, or the Varese re-issue of the same. The cue, "Song from The Wild Bunch" makes a great overture, and just before it finishes, dim the lights and hit the play button on your dvd player just as the lights go out. That Warner-7Arts logo should come on a moment after your room is in complete darkness.

And if you want to try and give the impression that this is the roadshow version that we never got, then just before the Bunch heads over to rob the train and William Holden tells Ernest Borgnine "This time we do it right", cut the dvd off and turn the lights back on. For the Entr'Acte, "Adelita" (first cut, second side)should be played just before you pick-up the film at the begining of the train robbery.

When there was talk of doing this as a roadshow, i.e. limited run, that was how they were going to present the film. Since those two themes of Fielding's aren't actually a part of the film score the way they are presented on the lp's, then in my alternative universe, they make great intermission music.

The greatest film and film score of my beloved Sixties.



IMHO.



THE WILD BUNCH was indeed shown Roadshow-in the UK in 1969. Since I did not see it I cannot state whether the above instructions were actually followed...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2007 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)


And if you want to try and give the impression that this is the roadshow version that we never got, then just before the Bunch heads over to rob the train and William Holden tells Ernest Borgnine "This time we do it right", cut the dvd off and turn the lights back on. For the Entr'Acte, "Adelita" (first cut, second side)should be played just before you pick-up the film at the begining of the train robbery.

When there was talk of doing this as a roadshow, i.e. limited run, that was how they were going to present the film. Since those two themes of Fielding's aren't actually a part of the film score the way they are presented on the lp's, then in my alternative universe, they make great intermission music.

The greatest film and film score of my beloved Sixties.



IMHO.


BUNCH was presented as a roadshow in UK. The details are in the book included with the SP laser edition of several years ago. The Intermission break came exactly where you noted with a long fade to black. Current HV editions offer a dissolve to the next scene at this point. However, there is no mention of what, if any, cues were used for Overture & Intermission music.

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2007 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Who knows this version?
Screen Classics SC-3-JF


It's a mono release (from Screen Archives) authorized by and produced from tapes owned by the Fielding family. At the time of its release, the Screen Classics disc was the first and only actual OST of THE WILD BUNCH, and was therefore quite a collectors item. The Warner Home Video disc, being pretty much complete as well but also in stereo, would seem to be "the" version to have at this point in time.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2007 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)



It's a mono release (from Screen Archives) authorized by and produced from tapes owned by the Fielding family. At the time of its release, the Screen Classics disc was the first and only actual OST of THE WILD BUNCH, and was therefore quite a collectors item. The Warner Home Video disc, being pretty much complete as well but also in stereo, would seem to be "the" version to have at this point in time.


I'm curious. I have the first two SAE Fielding releases of the complete scores for OUTLAW JOSIE WALES and KILLER ELITE. The latter had the highlight issued again on Intradas's ALFREDO GARCIA release. The former, a Warner Bros. release has never had a complete issue on cd as an official effort, nor has there ever been a cd release of the truncated lp of 1976. That strikes me as odd.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2007 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I seem to recall reading somewhere that Fielding preferred monaural over stereo reproduction. Can anybody corraborate or disprove this, and if it is true, does anybody know why?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   rommel_1942   (Member)

i prefer Screen Classics SC-3-JF - especially for the adventures on the high road 1-3 i loved this theme(s) so much - i used to add only la golondrina (vocal) from warners version - to have (in my opinion) the most complete version of Jerry Fielding's score - until now and FSM 3 disc version. Can't hardly wait to arrive...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2013 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)


And if you want to try and give the impression that this is the roadshow version that we never got, then just before the Bunch heads over to rob the train and William Holden tells Ernest Borgnine "This time we do it right", cut the dvd off and turn the lights back on. For the Entr'Acte, "Adelita" (first cut, second side)should be played just before you pick-up the film at the begining of the train robbery.

When there was talk of doing this as a roadshow, i.e. limited run, that was how they were going to present the film. Since those two themes of Fielding's aren't actually a part of the film score the way they are presented on the lp's, then in my alternative universe, they make great intermission music.

The greatest film and film score of my beloved Sixties.


IMHO.


BUNCH was presented as a roadshow in UK. The details are in the book included with the SP laser edition of several years ago. The Intermission break came exactly where you noted with a long fade to black. Current HV editions offer a dissolve to the next scene at this point. However, there is no mention of what, if any, cues were used for Overture & Intermission music.



This is the ad for the 70mm roadshow presentation. Although I saw it at the time, I don't recall what (if anything) was used for the Overture and Entr'acte.



 
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