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 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Sure would be great if one of our beloved MGM- releasing labels like Quartet or Kritzerland could take a stab at this. The score as released on the album seems to be a rejected 1st crack at scoring the movie. There are some fantastic (still unreleased) electronic cues that really give the film its otherworldly feel. Some great classical pieces missing too, as was mentioned here earlier.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Count me in!
This would be a GREAT candidate for a C&C re-release.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

It sure would! I think it's safe to say anyone who enjoyed the film finds the soundtrack lacking.

So normally a classical recording would have to be licensed from whatever label owns that particular recording right? Does that mean there would be no licensing complications for the Blake arranged material? Since it was done specifically for this film? I'm curious, if anyone is in the know...

I noticed Varese still sells the old album on their website. I wonder if that complicates things as well...

Come on labels! 30th anniversary is running out! wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Howard goes into big detail about the music and score used in the film and where:
http://www.howardblake.com/music/Film-TV-Scores/545/THE-HUNGER.htm

He also points out another ocmpsoer who did score and electronics with the Jaeger & Rubini, as well as Blake suggesting, before them, another composer.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Thank you Justin. Some great info there.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So normally a classical recording would have to be licensed from whatever label owns that particular recording right? Does that mean there would be no licensing complications for the Blake arranged material? Since it was done specifically for this film? I'm curious, if anyone is in the know...


This brings to my mind a somewhat related question. If a label WAS going to do a new edition of the score, what assurance would we have that they would license the exact same classical recordings used in the film?
I'm pretty sure they would, but one never knows.

And I realize that this particular thing may not be important to some, but it would be to me. I was just remembering the way "2001: A Space Odyssey" was represented on album so long ago.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 4:55 AM   
 By:   Mr Drive   (Member)

Kamen's Last Boyscout might be the exception here ... Maybe Revenge as well?

Though a little lattle to reply: Revenge is definitely an exception!

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Howard goes into big detail about the music and score used in the film and where:
http://www.howardblake.com/music/Film-TV-Scores/545/THE-HUNGER.htm

He also points out another ocmpsoer who did score and electronics with the Jaeger & Rubini, as well as Blake suggesting, before them, another composer.


I presume you are referring to this comment from Blake:

"Tony wanted to add a synthesizer score and I introduced him to Hans Zimmer, then working at The Snake Ranch Studio in Fulham but Tony eventually used a score by Michel Rubini and Denny Jaeger with electronics by David Lawson"

So, Blake introduced Scott to Zimmer as early as 1983? This is very interesting. Also interesting that Scott waited until 1990 before he actually worked with Zimmer, hiring Faltermeyer on both Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop 2.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

This brings to my mind a somewhat related question. If a label WAS going to do a new edition of the score, what assurance would we have that they would license the exact same classical recordings used in the film?
I'm pretty sure they would, but one never knows.


The recordings heard in the film and on the album were not licensed for use in the film, they were all made specifically for the film.


So, Blake introduced Scott to Zimmer as early as 1983? This is very interesting. Also interesting that Scott waited until 1990 before he actually worked with Zimmer, hiring Faltermeyer on both Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop 2.

Well, Faltermeyer was a much bigger name at the time than Zimmer, what with the first Beverly Hills Cop and Fletch and whatnot. Zimmer was still apprenticed to Stanley Myers at the time, no?

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

This brings to my mind a somewhat related question. If a label WAS going to do a new edition of the score, what assurance would we have that they would license the exact same classical recordings used in the film?
I'm pretty sure they would, but one never knows.


The recordings heard in the film and on the album were not licensed for use in the film, they were all made specifically for the film.


So, Blake introduced Scott to Zimmer as early as 1983? This is very interesting. Also interesting that Scott waited until 1990 before he actually worked with Zimmer, hiring Faltermeyer on both Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop 2.

Well, Faltermeyer was a much bigger name at the time than Zimmer, what with the first Beverly Hills Cop and Fletch and whatnot. Zimmer was still apprenticed to Stanley Myers at the time, no?


You are right on both accounts.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

The recordings heard in the film and on the album were not licensed for use in the film, they were all made specifically for the film.


Good. smile
One less hurdle.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2017 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I have had the recent fortune of traveling to a particular city that has an outrageous number of soundtracks - both on LP and CD - for very short dough; and from my recent excursions, I have come back with bags of LPs and CDs.

Among my most recent haul, I brought back The Hunger, purchased for five bucks. I love the film - I saw it in the theatre at the time, and my wife and I recently watched it on Amazon. Playing it now, and it is very cool. I love the juxtaposition of the classical and synth tracks.

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2017 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I bought the LP last year.

Sorry, but for me this album is unlistenable.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2017 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   CédricD   (Member)

Schubert and Bach are "unlistenable" ?
By the way, too bad the album missed the Bauhaus and Iggy Pop/David Bowie songs... The mixing of Peter Murphy's voice in Bela Lugosi's Dead and the synthetic sound design, at the beginning of the film, is amazing.

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2017 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

The score is unlistenable. The classical stuff is uninteresting. For me.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2017 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   CédricD   (Member)

OK, Îm not into classical music most of the time but I love those pieces, they perfectly fit in the film...which is my favorite vampire movie.

 
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