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 Posted:   Feb 10, 2007 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Bernardo Sagall didn't do a lot of film scoring - maybe less than twenty low-budget features and about ten episodes of the Columbo TV series. But his score for Custer of the West, the Robert Shaw movie, has its fair share of very good cues.
Washita, The Last Stand is strong, and the main theme is very attractive. The marching song, When the War is Through, is as catchy a western soldier's song as one could wish for.
The CD release on Comanche label is atrocious. I don't know if it was a legitimate european release but it is apparently mastered from LP and is pervaded with clicks and pops. There is plenty of distortion too.
Is there a possibility we can look forward to a decent release of this score? Anyone know if there are good masters available? Played by The Royal Philharmonic, the performances sound pretty good, as far as one can tell from the bad CD sound.
Despite some limitations, the Segall music is of much greater consequence than many of the duds that seem to be issued these days simply on the basis that they exist.


 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2007 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

And my apologies to the composer whose name is Segall, not Sagall.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2007 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   clipton   (Member)

I'm very fond of the score and "When the War Is Through" -- it would be great to have a top-notch recording on cd.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2007 - 8:50 PM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

You're absolutely right about this - it's an unusual score for a western, but has some terrific moments, musically. I get the impression that Mr Segall and Robert Shaw were friends, which may be why (or how) he wound up getting this assignment.
With CUSTER OF THE WEST, Segall certainly rose to the occasion. A "decent release" would be most welcome, indeed.

- JMM

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2007 - 9:47 PM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

ABC Records are owned by UMG, n'est-ce pas?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2007 - 9:59 PM   
 By:   MICHAEL HOMA   (Member)

You're absolutely right about this - it's an unusual score for a western, but has some terrific moments, musically. I get the impression that Mr Segall and Robert Shaw were friends, which may be why (or how) he wound up getting this assignment.
With CUSTER OF THE WEST, Segall certainly rose to the occasion. A "decent release" would be most welcome, indeed.

- JMM
,,,,,,,,,,couldnt agree more

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2007 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Well, that's five sales, except I suspect four of you wouldn't actually buy it. :-)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2007 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   MICHAEL HOMA   (Member)

Well, that's five sales, except I suspect four of you wouldn't actually buy it. :-)..........well i bought the VHS ,DVD , CD ,and the LP and will buy anything else thats put out concerning this film .

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2007 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   Cameron Fennell   (Member)

If anybody is interested, there was a white label promotional 45 rpm single which includes a VOCAL version of the theme song, "When Will Love Rule the World," performed by the Pete DeAngelis Singers.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2007 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

..........well i bought the VHS ,DVD , CD ,and the LP and will buy anything else thats put out concerning this film .

Yes, well, I bought the DVD but only because I saw it on a budget label for £4.99. I valued my old album of this - unfortunately in the UK the record was released with an ordinary LP sleeve with no liner notes. Whereas the U.S. issue had fold-out sleeve, liner notes and even a small photograph of Bernardo Segall.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2007 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

If anybody is interested, there was a white label promotional 45 rpm single which includes a VOCAL version of the theme song, "When Will Love Rule the World," performed by the Pete DeAngelis Singers.


Cameron, yes, I noticed a copy of this on eBay recently. What was interesting was that the lyrics were by Earl Shuman (I seem to remember) whereas the lyrics for the other songs written for the film were done by Will Holt.

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2007 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

CUSTER did to Cinerama what the Indians did to Custer...

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

CUSTER did to Cinerama what the Indians did to Custer...

Excellent score though. I know Segall is low profile but Custer isn't. Use that beautiful LP cover in the artwork and find another score to go with it and this is good for a 1000 sell out.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

CUSTER did to Cinerama what the Indians did to Custer...

Actually KRAKATOA did to Cinerama what the eruption did to the volcano!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Yet another Custer of the west thread booted - i am in heaven!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 11:29 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Yet another Custer of the west thread booted - i am in heaven!

Start another one, Bill. Go on, I double dare you. smile

 
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