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 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Only two previous threads about this lovely score. One is a question to Ford Thaxton and the other is dmd selling his signed copy.
It's on TV right now, and the music is just gorgeous. Lee Holdridge sure can write a memorable theme. It's one of those scores that fits the film like a glove.
I've always liked the film too. A nice, gentle love story, with some funny moments. Very '80s, but still good fun.
It's a shame Ron Howard has never re-teamed with Lee Holdridge. Together with Bruce Broughton, Holdridge should have been scoring higher profile films for the cinema these past years. What a waste frown

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

My favorite cue is the big reveal of the underwater city at the end, they swim off towards it..fade out- all to that marvelous Holdridge orchestra swelling

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I still have a copy signed, no one seemed to want it. Buysoundtrax goofed and sent me two many moons ago. Let me know if you want it!

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

I still have a copy signed, no one seemed to want it. Buysoundtrax goofed and sent me two many moons ago. Let me know if you want it!

You´re shameless, dmd! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

When I was attending the Soncinemad Film Music Conference in Madrid, Spain two years ago I bought two soundtracks at this conference: Graem Revell`s Pitch Black/Bride of Chucky and Alan Silvestri`s Romancing The Stone but I almost bought a third CD: Lee Holdridge`s Splash...and you know I regret not buying it. I even mentioned this to Mr. Holdridge after we got to be Facebook friends and told me that if I send an e-mail to his official site he would send me one copy...but the copy has yet to arrive if he really sent the soundtrack (I doubt it).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

I remember seeing this film for the first time and falling in love with Holdridge's score....I still think the main theme is one of the most uncloying, unsappy, beautifully simple love themes ever written for a film. Definitely an underrated score, film and composer IMO. (sorry for the bad grammar...."uncloying" can't possibly be a word)

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I remember seeing this film for the first time and falling in love with Holdridge's score....I still think the main theme is one of the most uncloying, unsappy, beautifully simple love themes ever written for a film. Definitely an underrated score, film and composer IMO. (sorry for the bad grammar...."uncloying" can't possibly be a word)

I agree the CD is worth getting. Not sure why Lee never sent one, I'm guessing he got sidetracked or something. He really is one of the NICEST folks on EARTH!! I only wish the beautiful song sung by Rita at the end had better sound. I'm sure a better version is out there, I just need to track it down.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

I remember seeing this film for the first time and falling in love with Holdridge's score....I still think the main theme is one of the most uncloying, unsappy, beautifully simple love themes ever written for a film. Definitely an underrated score, film and composer IMO. (sorry for the bad grammar...."uncloying" can't possibly be a word)

I agree the CD is worth getting. Not sure why Lee never sent one, I'm guessing he got sidetracked or something. He really is one of the NICEST folks on EARTH!! I only wish the beautiful song sung by Rita at the end had better sound. I'm sure a better version is out there, I just need to track it down.



Totally agree about the sound on the Coolidge song - that was my only disappointment with the Supertracks release. If you ever do track down a better version somewhere let me know, I've looked high and low for this cut for years with no luck. Seems odd Coolidge didn't release the single on one of her own albums...must have been a "rights" thing. Ask Lee about it when next you're in touch with him...big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I remember seeing this film for the first time and falling in love with Holdridge's score....I still think the main theme is one of the most uncloying, unsappy, beautifully simple love themes ever written for a film. Definitely an underrated score, film and composer IMO. (sorry for the bad grammar...."uncloying" can't possibly be a word)

When I got interviewed in swedish radio last year (about film music) I even played some film music and one of the tracks I played was the Love Theme from Splash (featured on the Ron Howard Passions and Achievements CD). The interviewer thought it was a nice piece of music.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

The Coolidge song could be lifted from the DVD audio and made into a nice CDR (unless the distortion is on the film as well) I asked Ford Thaxton about this a while back...Ford- why was that track audio quality distorted?

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

I see on Amazon that DELTA LADY-THE RITA COOLIDGE ANTHOLOGY CD has "Love Came For Me" on there..I wonder if it sounds any different?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Reed Birney   (Member)

I still have a copy signed, no one seemed to want it. Buysoundtrax goofed and sent me two many moons ago. Let me know if you want it!

I'd love a copy! Crazy about Holdrigde. What do I need to do? reconepau@yahoo.com

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Wow-I emailed Lee Holdridge just about an hour or so ago with this question and he wrote back quickly:

Hi Charles,

I think what happened was that after the song was recorded by Shawn Murphy,
who recorded the entire original score, the producer of the song went
elsewhere to mix and master the song. I am not sure if something got altered
during that process or not. It seemed fine in the film version that now
plays over the end credits, but I suspect a "record" re-mix is what is on
the Rita Coolidge compilation. Perhaps lifting the film end credit version
might work. Can that be done off the DVD?

All the best,
Lee Holdridge

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

He really is one of the NICEST folks on EARTH!!

100% true

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Hester_Prin   (Member)

I remember having the LP a hundred years ago... and was disappoited the song was not on it.

Meanwhile, over at the Sky Captain thread some folks are all distressed that 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' was sung during its end credits.

Can't please the world.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

So I finally opened this up so I could rip her into iTunes. When I took the CD out, low and behold I'm witnessed to an in your face shot of Daryl Hannah's bare butt! So who's idea was that?! LOL Could be the first ever "graphic design" Easter Egg on a soundtrack.

 
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