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 Posted:   Oct 17, 2009 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

First things first - hi! First post, but long-time lurker.

Anyway... Ed Wood. Fantastic film. One of Howard Shore's best (although, it must be said, not a patch on The Fly) and my favorite score for a Tim Burton film (sorry Elfman fans, although I love his stuff too). I'm seriously contemplating buying the CD, but... I don't know.

Is there a glimmer of hope that FSM or Intrada (the latter would be most likely, they have an in with Disney it appears) or another soundtrack specialist could expand on it? I notice it's missing the full version of "This Is The One," which is sort of the emotional anchor of the score. There's other bits and pieces missing too, like more of the kooky jazz cues that I love so much. Not to mention, the out-of-print status assures prices won't be kind to me.

What say the score experts on this board? Is it worth it?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2009 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Isn't it fairly easy to find nowadays, though? I don't know, I'm not up-to-date on the soundtrack market, but it used to be fairly available just a few years ago. If it's not, though, sure - go ahead! - rerelease it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2009 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Thor! I know it's Saturday night, but MP was asking about an EXPANDED release. Have you got something against them or what?

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2009 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

I'd rather have a release of some Howard Shore that's NOT available.
Like his 1989 score to AN INNOCENT MAN starring Tom Selleck.

First we can release things that's unreleased, then we can expand the allready existing scores.

But thats just me.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2009 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   David Kessler   (Member)

I think there is other soundtracks not released at all that is prioritised before an expanded Ed Wood will see the light of day. The released one had alot of music even if it wasn´t complete.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2009 - 10:14 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

MP92,

I never understood why they only released a shortened "This Is The One" cue (1:58). I agree with you that it is the emotional culmination of the score.

In Sound Forge I was able to patch together a complete version of "This Is The One" (3:57) by using the beginning and end from the commercial CD and then digitally editing in the missing middle portion of music from the DVD.

The end result came out pretty well. I'll be glad to send you a copy of the full cue.

Go for a used copy of the score. I doubt it will be re-released anytime soon.

Ron Burbella
BurbellaRon@cs.com

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2009 - 10:37 PM   
 By:   SillyString   (Member)

I think the music is well-represented on the Hollywood Record label. Well worth the purchase, if you were to ask me.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2009 - 11:20 PM   
 By:   The Man-Eating Cow   (Member)

The ED WOOD disc shows up in used CD stores pretty regularly.

I don't know why Elfman wasn't used to score ED WOOD, but Howard Shore really came through with a winner of a score. There's a very nice re-recorded suite from the film on Lydia Kavina's "Original Works for Theremin" CD on the Mode label (mode199). If you like the ED WOOD score and can't find the original disk, this one is a good substitute, IMHO.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2009 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

The ED WOOD disc shows up in used CD stores pretty regularly.

I don't know why Elfman wasn't used to score ED WOOD, but Howard Shore really came through with a winner of a score.


The reason is very simple, this project happened during period after "The Nightmare Before Christmas" that Elfman and Burton had a falling out and as a matter of fact HENRY MANCINI was set to score ED WOOD, but due to his illness had to leave the project and I'm told he was the one (or his agent) that suggested Howard Shore to Burton.

As a Matter of fact I'm told that Shore was set to score MARS ATTACKS, however Elfman and Burton settled their problems and Burton decided to use Elfman instead.

Such is life in Hollywood.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2009 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

The ED WOOD disc shows up in used CD stores pretty regularly.

I don't know why Elfman wasn't used to score ED WOOD, but Howard Shore really came through with a winner of a score.


The reason is very simple, this project happened during period after "The Nightmare Before Christmas" that Elfman and Burton had a falling out and as a matter of fact HENRY MANCINI was set to score ED WOOD, but due to his illness had to leave the project and I'm told he was the one (or his agent) that suggested Howard Shore to Burton.

As a Matter of fact I'm told that Shore was set to score MARS ATTACKS, however Elfman and Burton settled their problems and Burton decided to use Elfman instead.

Such is life in Hollywood.


Ford A. Thaxton



Just an aside,
The tale of Burton and Elfman patching things up so Elfman could do Mars Attacks! is in the liner notes to the expanded release from LLL. You are correct Shore was set to score that film. Would be fun to know what kind of score Shore would have written for that film. I really like Elfman's score though. Interesting info about Mancini, Ford. I do recall, now that you mention it, at the time the film was announced hearing that Mancini was connected to the film.

Imagine how many scores of Elfman's we wouldn't have had for Burton films if they hadn't set aside their differences.


 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2009 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   The Man-Eating Cow   (Member)

Thanks, Ford!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2009 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Isn't it fairly easy to find nowadays, though? I don't know, I'm not up-to-date on the soundtrack market, but it used to be fairly available just a few years ago. If it's not, though, sure - go ahead! - rerelease it.

This is VERY easy to find and pretty inexpensive. I just passed on a cheap copy in a bargain bin a week ago.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Odds are REALLY good. Turns out Howard Shore is reissuing this on November 12 with MORE music on his own label:

http://www.amazon.com/Ed-Wood-Original-Soundtrack-Remastered/dp/B00FCAZE7M/ref=sr_1_13?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1380884491&sr=1-13&keywords=soundtrack



James

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

It'll be intersting to see how much extra music is on this new release, and if the dialogue in some cues is removed. It's not a CD I listen to that often, but I do like it. Apart from the use of music from 'Swan Lake' in some cues, which I'm not too keen on.

For the record, my favourite Shore is 'Eastern Promises'smile

P.S. Almost 4 years to the day Miles originated this thread, it gets a rerelease!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

It says on Amazon that it will include 4 previously unreleased tracks. Not sure if I want to spend this much money on what is effectively an EP.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

Odds are REALLY good. Turns out Howard Shore is reissuing this on November 12 with MORE music on his own label:

http://www.amazon.com/Ed-Wood-Original-Soundtrack-Remastered/dp/B00FCAZE7M/ref=sr_1_13?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1380884491&sr=1-13&keywords=soundtrack


Yay!!! Thanks for sharing that. I bought the original disc and then sold it (hey, the price was good) so I have no problem with the OST and a few bonus tracks.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Untamed Aggression   (Member)

Are Shore's releases available elsewhere other than Amazon?

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

Great news! Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Sounds great. His end theme for this film was wonderful and very touching.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Trust me -- if you are a fan of the score to Ed Wood this release is totally worth the upgrade. I can't wait to own this treasure!

MV

 
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