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 Posted:   Oct 15, 2008 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

Okay, I'm an old spy theme collector from the 60s. In fact, I find myself stuck in the 60s because I love that sound that was so iconic with spy films.

One of my guilty pleasures is the Matt Helm films and some of the music that connected those films. To be more specific, Murderers' Row and The Wreaking Crew are two soundtracks I would love to own.

I have inquired about this request before and was told that Columbia was not going to let it happen. Yet, I still have my hopes up and that one day the music from these films will see the light of day.

Does anyone else share my passion?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2008 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I've never seen the films, or wanted to (I'm a Flint man). I don't think Columbia have many (any?) 60's original music tapes. I'd buy the albums if they came out on CD, but they're on RCA, & not much RCA stuff seems to get released.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2008 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Ironically I'd buy that specifically for the Elmer Bernstein score to THE SILENCERS.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2008 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Sir T.   (Member)

As I have stated in another thread, I really enjoyed Hugo Montenegro's over-the-top lounge score for The Wrecking Crew.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2008 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   TheSaint   (Member)

You're preaching to the choir, baby! A box set of all 4 soundtracks plus those little parodies Dean sings would kick ass! The question is, will it happen in our lifetimes?

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2008 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

As I have stated in another thread, I really enjoyed Hugo Montenegro's over-the-top lounge score for The Wrecking Crew.

Totally agree. For some reason this score is a great deal of fun. Very hip over-the-top. I would welcome it and I think many would agree with me

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2008 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

You're preaching to the choir, baby! A box set of all 4 soundtracks plus those little parodies Dean sings would kick ass! The question is, will it happen in our lifetimes?

Since I probably have on average 25 more years of my life left, the chances are beginning to look bleak. I can only hope that the tapes still exist and that FSM, Intrada, La La Land, et. al. can bring them to us collectors.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2008 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

You're preaching to the choir, baby! A box set of all 4 soundtracks plus those little parodies Dean sings would kick ass! The question is, will it happen in our lifetimes?

4?

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

Thought I'd dust off this old thread in hopes that one of the CD companies is willing to locate the tapes or sources of the old Dean Martin spy spoofs. Some of the music is quite catchy and fun. I'd even take a mono version of these scores.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Matt Helm - let him rest in peace

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

Matt Helm - let him rest in peace

Are you writing about the film series or the music, because I would love to have the scores.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

the series
some 60's 'icons' dont deserve to be 'rediscovered' , if ya know what i mean.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Love the 60s spy sound in general. I would get this.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Love the 60s spy sound in general. I would get this.
Same

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)



I love the scores AND the films. Ol' Dino Helm rules!

Den

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I love the scores AND the films. Ol' Dino Helm rules!

Den


maybe you can change your screen name - "quiller007helm"

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The existence of LPs for two of the scores shouldn't be a problem, since Sony owns both RCA ("The Silencers") and Colgems (Murderers' Row"). We'd probably have to fore go any Dean Martin vocals though, but they're just short song parodies anyway.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2011 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

the series
some 60's 'icons' dont deserve to be 'rediscovered' , if ya know what i mean.


I'm not too sure how old you are but if our generation decided to omit any decade where music icons ruled, then we might as well hang up everything else. I personally am grateful for those who spend weeks and months searching for lost scores and successfully convert them from analog hell to digital health. So I don't know what you mean when you wrote that certain icons do not deserve 'rediscovering'. I welcome anything and everything only because it is history and we need to preserve it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2011 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

what part of "the series" is confusing?
i made no mention of the musical scores
bring 'em on!

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2012 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Doctor Shatterhand   (Member)

In the past, many scores released by the record label of this message board and others were produced because a studio was remastering them to HD and were able to salvage the score and FX tracks. From these I assume the record producers were able to create a newly recorded score of said film title and release it to the world. Recently the 1960 Matt Helm movies have been shown on The Sony Movie Channel which is broadcast in true high definition. Is it possible that a Matt Helm CD Box is on the horizon or am I just too hopeful for a miracle.

 
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