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 Posted:   Jul 11, 2011 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   billiosis   (Member)

You know what was special about MR John Patrick Scott, i don't think he ever did a bad score in his life, much underrated, the first score i heard of MR Scott was the opening theme of Beserk-67- Joan Crawford, Michael Gough decades ago, i feel in love with that great theme, he never fail me since.

Completely agree. He's one one these guys almost nobody list on their favorites list, but he is deserving.
I remember seeing SHOOT TO KILL in a theater in Florida. A solid movie movie. Not great but a crowd pleaser. The audience was mostly seniors ($2 matinee or something), but they were into it. In the climax I heard an old lady a couple rows behind me say,"Shoot him in the eye!"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2011 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

Got this one a couple of days ago and it's every bit as good as I remember it to be. It's a cross between the stuff Kamen was doing and Jerry-like synth stuff but it has the Scott-stamp all over it. He is/was underrated and those who claim he can't write action music should really take a very good listen. They just don't (can't) write music like this anymore. Zimmer-clones, take note!

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2011 - 9:24 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


Fantastic CD! Loving this-- never saw or heard it but what a joy film music used to bring.

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2011 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I find myself playing it a lot. It was a rare find for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   prindlesailor   (Member)

I haven't been around here much, and I just found out about this release. I've been hoping for this for a LONG time!!

Anyone who hasn't seen the film should give it a shot. Very enjoyable. Spectacular scenery. This film brought Sidney Poitier back to the movies after about 20 years away. That's pretty telling. And there are plenty of other familiar faces, too.

And, FWIW, I love the saxophone in this score. But then again, I'm a sax player, so I might be a bit biased!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

This is such a wonderul score. I think I`ve listened to the end credits 20 times now. But I also enjoy the rest of the score. The theme is truly memorable.
Thanks Intrada !

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

This is such a wonderul score. I think I`ve listened to the end credits 20 times now. But I also enjoy the rest of the score. The theme is truly memorable.
Thanks Intrada !

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I'm really happy for those who are satisfied w/ this release and discovering the brilliant Mr. Scott - however, please don't forget this true masterworks:

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
KING KONG LIVES
MAN ON FIRE
GREYSTOKE
KING OF THE WIND
FAR FROM HOME
LIONHEART (this score and Man on Fire is very similar, thematically, to Shoot to Kill, and both have amazing main themes that are given brilliant end title renditions)
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN


...among many others. At the very least, these listed above are MUST owns for film music fans.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2011 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

"Shoot to Kill" is my personal favorite release by Intrada so far this year. Amazing score!

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I had this score sitting on my shelf, unopened until this week. A monumental effort by Scott. I absolutely adore it on all levels. My only wish is that the end title could be converted to a sax concerto somehow!

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.7118/.f

Anyone who likes John Scott and doesn't have this yet NEEDS to buy it today before Intrada makes it unavailable at the end of today. It is an incredible score and honestly BLEW ME AWAY. It might even be my favorite John Scott score, which is really saying something because he's a fantastic composer. If Lukas Kendall goes to the trouble to post kudos on a release like this, you know it's something special....

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

I always wanted this one (after hearing it in the film and the one track on the Screen Themes compilation), but I hardly buy anything these days due to £££££. I'm not even buying any Goldsmiths, it's that tight right now. If I miss SHOOT TO KILL, I miss it. Sad, but the world won't end.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I know how you feel as I myself am prioritizing Goldsmiths (since he's my favorite composer) and ignoring almost everything else since I left my job managing Joel's and went back to school and little income. HOWEVER, this one you should really make an exception for. It has many Goldsmithian elements (ie. awesome mixed meter action music, and the synths at times sound like Goldsmith). It's really an awesome non-Goldsmith score for a Goldsmith fan.

Trust me, if you make an exception and take the plunge on this one, you *won't* regret it, even if you have to postpone getting some Goldsmith score.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Ordered at last! Thanks for reminding me about this. Only last week I ordered North Dallas Forty and this pretty much completes my John Scott CD-collection.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I always wanted this one (after hearing it in the film and the one track on the Screen Themes compilation), but I hardly buy anything these days due to £££££. I'm not even buying any Goldsmiths, it's that tight right now. If I miss SHOOT TO KILL, I miss it. Sad, but the world won't end.

Hercule

I have an extra copy of Shoot to Kill still sealed if you have something to trade.

Goldsmith
Kamen
Robert Folk
John Williams
and more Scott are my current cup of tea

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I knew I already liked the Main Theme from the End Title that was on the old Varese Screen Themes CD that Scott did some conducting on.
I had read that the score was somewhat monothematic by some people around here, so approached my first play of the Intrada CD with a bit of trepidation, but I needn't have worried.
While the main theme is pretty much ever present, Scott is too good a composer to allow a brilliantly memorable main theme to get in the way of regular development, interesting motifs, solid tension/action scoring and inventive orchestrations.
I love the echoing sax effect in track 7, which really evokes the great outdoors and the remote mountain locations and the powerhouse 10 minute finale track is breathtakingly spot-on, changing mood and tempo to match the onscreen action perfectly, whilst also making a fine stand-alone listen.
Also, while I sometimes jettison the more shorter transitional cues on some of my soundtrack CD's, I find the ones here make for a great change of mood and respite from the constant theme and action riff scenarios.
Once again, Bravo Mr Scott.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

I knew I already liked the Main Theme from the End Title that was on the old Varese Screen Themes CD that Scott did some conducting on.
I had read that the score was somewhat monothematic by some people around here, so approached my first play of the Intrada CD with a bit of trepidation, but I needn't have worried.
While the main theme is pretty much ever present, Scott is too good a composer to allow a brilliantly memorable main theme to get in the way of regular development, interesting motifs, solid tension/action scoring and inventive orchestrations.
I love the echoing sax effect in track 7, which really evokes the great outdoors and the remote mountain locations and the powerhouse 10 minute finale track is breathtakingly spot-on, changing mood and tempo to match the onscreen action perfectly, whilst also making a fine stand-alone listen.
Also, while I sometimes jettison the more shorter transitional cues on some of my soundtrack CD's, I find the ones here make for a great change of mood and respite from the constant theme and action riff scenarios.
Once again, Bravo Mr Scott.


Very good summary, Kev. The sax playing is truly thrilling here as always; Scott was a professional sax player himself and he could think ways to use the instrument outside the box. When I first heard that sax effect years ago I was flabbergasted; I had never heard such a sound and still haven´t.

What comes to the whole score, I would say it´s a very solid effort. Not Scott´s very best ones for me, but then there is so much to choose among masterpieces. And that theme IS a stunner.

Keep up the torch, Kev. You´re enthusiasm for Scott´s music is invigorating.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Thanks Kari, I appreciate your kind words smile
I will keep posting my comments as I meet new John Scott music that dazzles my ears!
I'm almost happy I did miss his stuff during my earlier collecting days, because his music, together with Jerry Fielding and Stu Phillips, has given me something to really dig into, as the preferred sound of today's scores leaves me colder and colder.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Thanks Kari, I appreciate your kind words smile
I will keep posting my comments as I meet new John Scott music that dazzles my ears!
I'm almost happy I did miss his stuff during my earlier collecting days, because his music, together with Jerry Fielding and Stu Phillips, has given me something to really dig into, as the preferred sound of today's scores leaves me colder and colder.


I hear you, Kev. For one reason or another I lost touch with film music during the late 90s and have only recently become enthused about it again, largely thanks to one Murray Gold smile. Every now and then there are real gems to be found, even today wink. David Newman´s Tarzan for example, is truly mind-blowing; magnificent, thrilling music.

 
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