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 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

The new Varese Club whopper set is:





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Bernard Herrmann At 20th Century Fox

18 Original Motion Picture Soundtracks

14 CD set!

Music Composed and Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
Album Produced by Nick Redman and Robert Townson



In 2010 we celebrated Alex North's 100th birthday with the release of his masterpiece score … SPARTACUS!
Now in 2011 we celebrate the 100th birthday of another of film music’s immortal masters – the legendary Bernard Herrmann!

We’ve been celebrating all year long … premiering 5 CDs of music from The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, a deluxe 2-CD set of The Egyptian, and a thrilling concert in Tenerife at Fimucité 5. But now it is time for the grand finale of our 2011 Bernard Herrmann salute. And it’s a whopper! We conclude our Bernard Herrmann centenary celebration with the most important chronicle of Bernard Herrmann’s music that has ever been assembled ... Bernard Herrmann at 20th Century Fox.

Eighteen scores, representing an 18-year relationship with 20th Century Fox are all included here, and each one of them sounds better than they ever have before!

Four scores are making their premiere appearance. Never before have Herrmann’s original recordings of The Snows of Kilimanjaro, White Witch Doctor, 5 Fingers or Hangover Square appeared on CD. But the premieres contained herein by no means stop with these four.

The collection opens with one of the most significant of all restorations. Jane Eyre appears in its entirety for the very first time, nearly doubling its previous length. Along with the significantly improved sound, the expansion makes this presentation a revelation in every way.

Anna and the King of Siam was already premiered in its entirety back in 2000, but has been remastered for inclusion here.

One of the most beloved Herrmann scores of all, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, here receives its definitive presentation, featuring additional material, together with stunning new sound.

The bonus tracks for the landmark The Day the Earth Stood Still feature a particularly fascinating track allowing us to eavesdrop into the original recording session.

Discs five and six, featuring the premieres of 5 Fingers, Hangover Square (famous for its brilliant Concerto Macabre) and The Snows of Kilimanjaro are historic in their importance.

An expanded A Hatful of Rain shares disc seven with the world premiere release of White Witch Doctor, a score principally known (and much loved) thanks to its inclusion (in suite form) on the Gerhardt RCA album.

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef features improved sound but no new material.

The Egyptian was expanded for our Deluxe Edition earlier this year but disc nine here isolates just the Herrmann music from the famous score co composed with Alfred Newman.

Garden of Evil has here been significantly expanded, adding some 15 new cues to what has been released previously.

Until now, King of the Khyber Rifles has been represented by only six cues on an earlier compilation. Presenting the entire score for the first time is a significant find.

While Blue Denim’s previous release was already complete, Prince of Players is another score that is, essentially, a premiere here (and a major one at that) as only seven of the score’s 29 cues have been released previously.

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit expands from the eight cuts available previously to 21 here.

Our earlier release of Journey to the Center of the Earth was already pretty comprehensive, but we did add a few cues before remastering. The score is both a musical and sonic showpiece.

Eight cues have been added to Tender Is the Night, along with a few bonus cues.

All of this accumulates to a veritable mountain of Herrmann!

This boxed set includes:

- seven double CD slim line jewel boxes

- a 108 page full-color, hardcover book featuring:

an introduction by Robert Townson
extensive notes on all of the films and scores by Julie Kirgo and Bernard Herrmann biographer, Steven C. Smith
a huge selection of film stills
rare recording session photos and a historic selection of photographs of Bernard Herrmann himself!
Easily ranking among the most historic film music releases ever assembled, Bernard Herrmann's body of work produced for 20th Century Fox is a priceless film music archive, all assembled in one place for the very first time.

Our special pricing for this set places a $19.98 value on the book and just $10.00 per score! Don't miss it!

Limited Edition of 1000 copies

Price: $199.98

Catalog #: VCL 1211 1128

Pre-orders for this boxed set are now being accepted and we expect to begin shipping the last week of December.


Disc One (Total Time: 67:09)

JANE EYRE

1. Prelude (2:39)
2. Jane’s Departure (2:56)
3. Jane Alone (1:48)
4. Dreaming (1:03)
5. Vanity (1:06)
6. Elegy / Jane’s Sorrow (2:27)
7. Time Passage (:35)
8. The Letter (1:00)
9. Thornfield Hall (3:06)
10. Valse Bluette / Adele (1:11)
11. Rochester (2:39)
12. The Piano (2:13)
13. Promenade (1:25)
14. Rochester’s Past (2:05)
15. The Fire (2:56)
16. Duo (1:48)
17. The Door (1:13)
18. Springtime (1:57)
19. Mr. Mason (3:34)
20. The Room (1:31)
21. The Rattle (1:24)
22. The Garden (3:44)
23. Farewell (1:55)
24. Jane’s Confession (2:03)
25. The Storm (2:31)
26. The Wedding (1:27)
27. The Life (:52)
28. Jane’s Farewell (4:34)
29. The Letter Burns (:24)
30. Jane’s Return (2:42)
31. Finale (2:39)

Bonus Track
32. Prelude (alternate) (2:50)

Disc Two (Total Time: 64:40)

ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM

1. Prelude (1:50)
2. The Kralahome (2:24)
3. The Street (:37)
4. Siam (2:53)
5. Wait (:27)
6. The Almanac (:16)
7. The King (1:39)
8. The Harem (:20)
9. The Children (:40)
10. The Teacher (1:09)
11. The Courtyard (1:36)
12. Anger (:18)
13. Fish Market (1:00)
14. The First Lesson (:53)
15. Pandemonium (:29)
16. Tuptim (2:33)
17. Lost Cambodia (3:34)
18. The Abduction (:27)
19. The Letters (:31)
20. Lady Thiang (1:16)
21. 2:00 A.M. (:56)
22. 3:00 A.M. (1:01)
23. Tuptim’s Slave (:24)
24. The Pomegranate (1:42)
25. The Dresses (:25)
26. The Hall of Women (:27)
27. 4:00 A.M. (:21)
28. The Golden Goblets (:19)
29. The Ladies (:38)
30. The Reception (1:17)
31. The Banquet (1:44)
32. The Gift (:51)
33. Suspense (1:06)
34. The Dungeon (1:56)
35. The Second Dinner (:39)
36. Cruelty (1:04)
37. The Stake (:52)
38. The Offering (:19)
39. The Legend of the Panels (3:23)
40. The Fall (:31)
41. Sorrow (1:23)
42. Consolation (1:24)
43. Montage (1:15)
44. The Last Call (:25)
45. Elegy (4:56)
46. Memories (1:38)
47. The Coronation (2:25)

Bonus Tracks
48. Chant #1 (1:15)
49. Chant #2 (1:39)
50. Anger (four takes) (1:18)
51. Home Sweet Home (:54)

Disc Three (Total Time: 66:32)

THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR

1. Prelude (1:55)
2. Local Train (:29)
3. The Sea (2:02)
4. The Painting (2:07)
5. The Bedroom (1:01)
6. Exit (:40)
7. Outside (1:04)
8. The Ghost (1:45)
9. The Storm (2:05)
10. Evocation (1:22)
11. The Apparition (1:11)
12. About Ships (1:19)
13. The Lights (:28)
14. Bedtime (1:59)
15. Anger (:23)
16. Poetry (2:06)
17. The In-Laws (1:36)
18. Pranks (:35)
19. Lucia (:55)
20. Dictation (:33)
21. Boyhood’s End (1:14)
22. Pastoral (:51)
23. Seamen (:33)
24. Nocturne (2:19)
25. London (:48)
26. The Reading (:56)
27. Second Local Train (:45)
28. The Spring Sea (4:35)
29. Consolation (:28)
30. Question (:37)
31. Romance (1:22)
32. Love (:20)
33. Farewell (3:18)
34. The Home (1:11)
35. Sorrow (1:41)
36. The Empty Room (:55)
37. The Passing Years (1:10)
38. Andante Cantabile (3:16)
39. The Late Sea (1:46)
40. Forever (2:05)

Bonus Tracks:
41. The Sea (alternate) (1:35)
42. The Painting (alternate) (1:39)
43. Evocation (alternate) (:59)
44. Poetry (alternate) (2:07)
45. The In-Laws (alternate) (1:35)
46. Seamen (alternate) (:32)
47. Exit (alternate — two takes) (1:18)

Disc Four (Total Time: 60:14)

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

1. Prelude / Outer Space / Radar (3:48)
2. Danger (:23)
3. Klaatu (2:14)
4. Gort / The Visor and The Ray / The Telescope (2:23)
5. Escape (:52)
6. Arlington (1:08)
7. Lincoln Memorial (1:29)
8. Nocturne / The Flashlight / The Robot / Space Control (5:56)
9. The Elevator / The Magnetic Pull / The Study / The Conference / The Jeweler (4:31)
10. Panic (:43)
11. The Glowing / Alone / Gort’s Rage / Nikto / Captive / Terror (5:12)
12. The Prison (1:42)
13. Rebirth (1:35)
14. Departure (:52)
15. Farewell (:33)
16. Finale (:29)

Bonus Tracks:
17. Solar Diamonds I and II (unused) (1:07)
18. Outer Space (without theremin track) (1:55)
19. The Magnetic Pull (without overlays) (1.53)
20. The Visor and The Ray (separated elements) (2:14)
21. Discrete Theremin Tracks (5:35)
22. Studio Rehearsals & Studio Outtakes (12:56)

Disc Five (Total Time: 55:05)

5 FINGERS

1. Prelude (1:23)
2. Cicero (2:08)
3. The Embassy (2:20)
4. The Film (4:30)
5. The Old Street (1:21)
6. German Embassy / Berlin (:33)
7. The Safe (3:09)
8. Dreams (2:33)
9. Five Weeks (:46)
10. The Trap / The House (:34)
11. Romance (:44)
12. Departure (2:52)
13. Alone (1:49)
14. The Charwoman (1:29)
15. Escape (1:25)
16. The Pursuit (2:33)
17. The Boat (:33)
18. Rio (:15)
19. Finale (:44)

HANGOVER SQUARE

20. Concerto Macabre (4:34)
21. Murder and Fire (1:51)
22. The Spell (1:53)
23. The Murder (:51)
24. The Bonfire (1:58)
25. Concerto Macabre: First Movement (4:56)
26. Concerto Macabre: Second Movement (6:19)
27. Coda (:16)

Disc Six (Total Time: 52:21)

THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO

1. Overture (1:25)
2. The Buzzards (3:19)
3. The Lake (:29)
4. The Jungle (4:07)
5. The Tent (2:09)
6. Nocturne (2:34)
7. The Memory Waltz (3:03)
8. Sunrise (:32)
9. Adagietto (2:34)
10. The Silence (:48)
11. The Fall (:59)
12. Sorrow (1:03)
13. The Awakening (2:11)
14. Siesta (1:11)
15. First Barcarolle (:51)
16. Second Barcarolle (:27)
17. Interlude #1 (:48)
18. Interlude #2 (1:13)
19. The Letter (:49)
20. Departure (:39)
21. Madrid (:20)
22. The Farewell (2:45)
23. The River (2:27)
24. The Hyena (1:24)
25. Helen (3:22)
26. Witch Doctor (2:07)
27. The Death Watch (2:43)
28. Panic (1:19)
29. Finale (:39)

Bonus Track:
30. The Memory Waltz (alternate) (3:18)

Disc Seven (Total Time: 75:36)

A HATFUL OF RAIN

1. Prelude (Revised) (2:36)
2. The Car / The Street (1:28)
3. The Gun (1:14)
4. The Closet (:43)
5. The Search (3:26)
6. The Sidewalk (1:54)
7. The Hold-Up (:41)
8. The Cafeteria (1:45)
9. The Office (:46)
10. The Playground (4:36)
11. The Window (:52)
12. The Pawnshop (1:18)
13. Homecoming (1:27)
14. The Bridge (1:20)
15. The Return (:57)
16. Finale (2:02)

WHITE WITCH DOCTOR

17. Prelude (1:57)
18. The Necklace (1:53)
19. The Question (1:40)
20. Petticoat Dance (:57)
21. The Village (3:07)
22. The Hut (1:35)
23. The Operation (1:13)
24. The Leopard (2:10)
25. Goodnight / The Safari (1:06)
26. Elegy (2:10)
27. The Birth (:51)
28. Little Mama (:44)
29. Defiance / Bakuba Boy (1:24)
30. Nocturne (4:05)
31. The Abduction (1:55)
32. The Shinbeck (:52)
33. Bakuba Country (1:33)
34. The Skulls (1:00)
35. Morning (:57)
36. The King (:35)
37. The Past (1:40)
38. Departure (1:13)
39. The Camp (:30)
40. Jacques (:33)
41. The Three Doctors (:33)
42. The Camp #2 (1:14)
43. Thirty Seconds (:31)
44. The Fight (2:53)
45. Terror / Recovery / The Finale (1:33)

Bonus Tracks:
A HATFUL OF RAIN
46. Prelude (original version) (1:10)
47. The Closet (alternate) (:55)
WHITE WITCH DOCTOR
48. Goodnight (three takes) (1:14)

Disc Eight (Total Time: 55:48)

BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF

1. Prelude (1:28)
2. The Undersea (2:32)
3. The Boat (1:07)
4. The Homecoming (1:05)
5. The Reef (1:18)
6. The Glades (1:03)
7. The Quiet Sea (:50)
8. The Airline (1:53)
9. The Conch Boat (:44)
10. The Harbor (:42)
11. The Search (1:37)
12. Flirtation (2:17)
13. The Departure (:53)
14. The Marker (3:58)
15. The Undersea Forest (4:50)
16. Elegy (2:44)
17. The Fire (1:04)
18. Sorrow (:35)
19. The Dock (1:41)
20. Escape (2:29)
21. The Lagoon (2:35)
22. Consolation (3:11)
23. The Grave (2:05)
24. The New Boat / The Buoy (2:10)
25. Descending (:48)
26. The Sea Garden (3:02)
27. The Octopus (3:34)
28. The Hookboat (:25)
29. The Fight (1:28)
30. Finale (1:00)

Disc Nine (Total Time: 51:41)

THE EGYPTIAN

1. Prelude (1:42)
2. The Ruins (:52)
3. The Red Sea and Childhood (2:49)
4. The Nile and The Temple (1:12)
5. The Chariot Ride / Pursuit (1:49)
6. Taia (1:06)
7. Party’s End (1:02)
8. Nefer Nefer Nefer (5:26)
9. The Offering (2:16)
10. The Harp Player (:45)
11. The Bracelet and The Helmet (1:25)
12. The Rebuke (3:24)
13. The Deed (2:06)
14. The Harp and Couch (1:16)
15. The Perfection of Love (1:17)
16. Violence (2:15)
17. The House of the Dead (1:24)
18. The Burial (1:15)
19. The Homecoming (1:21)
20. Nefer’s Farewell (2:42)
21. The Princess (:55)
22. The True Pharaoh (1:31)
23. The Tomb (2:36)
24. The Proof / The Holy War (1:34)
25. Danse Macabre (1:30)
26. The Death Potion (2:19)

Bonus Tracks:
27. Danse Macabre (alternate) (1:52)
28. The Nile and The Temple (alternate) (1:26)

Disc Ten (Total Time: 62:14)

GARDEN OF EVIL

1. Prelude / Siesta (3:38)
2. The Cliffs (2:03)
3. The Chasm and The Valley (3:34)
4. Leah (:50)
5. The Stone Arrow (1:03)
6. The Hooker (2:06)
7. The Mission (1:11)
8. The Circle (2:07)
9. The Church (:54)
10. Nocturne (2:37)
11. The Quarrel (1:06)
12. Aftermath (1:44)
13. The Wooden Cross (1:14)
14. The Mine (1:41)
15. Unused (:28)
16. The Feather (1:47)
17. The Shrine (1:00)
18. The Smoke Signals (:29)
19. The Revelers (:58)
20. The Wild Party (1:09)
21. Lean’s Vigil (:48)
22. Fuller’s Devotion (1:23)
23. The Departure (1:08)
24. The Indian (:43)
25. Fuller’s Plan (3:05)
26. The Apache (:42)
27. Daly’s Death (:42)
28. Fuller’s Death (1:49)
29. Night Scene (2:53)
30. The High Rocks (:31)
31. The Chase (2:37)
32. The Cards (1:11)
33. The Ridge (1:33)
34. The Return (1:28)
35. The Sharpshooter (1:04)
36. Finale (2:27)

Bonus Tracks:
37. “La Negra Noche (Me-Mue)”* (2:38)
38. “Aqui”* (3:15)

Disc Eleven (Total Time: 72:58)

KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES

1. Prelude (1:54)
2. The Pass (1:37)
3. The Locket (:34)
4. The Holy Man (1:54)
5. Valse Lent (2:12)
6. Dance and Air (1:06)
7. The Hammer of God (1:04)
8. The Ruins (2:01)
9. The Storm (1:31)
10. The Dunes (2:00)
11. Meditation (1:08)
12. The Sentries (1:09)
13. The Message (:28)
14. The Letter (:53)
15. Nocturne (3:48)
16. The Mirror (2:20)
17. The Courier (:49)
18. The Khan’s Rage (1:43)
19. The Knife (1:10)
20. The Awakening (1:12)
21. The Trail (2:32)
22. The Night Watch (3:05)
23. The Fight (3:39)
24. The Return (Finale) (1:42)

BLUE DENIM

25. Prelude / The Boy (3:24)
26. The Playroom (2:45)
27. The Girl (1:27)
28. The Letter / First Embrace (1:28)
29. Adoration (2:48)
30. Proposal / The Compact / Confession (4:24)
31. Consolation / The Question (2:45)
32. The Dress / Shame (2:14)
33. The Arrival / The Bank (1:53)
34. The Window / The Summons (:58)
35. Farewell (1:14)
36. Fury and Grief / The Breakdown (1:08)
37. The Chase (:49)
38. Sleep / The Decision (1:56)
39. Finale (1:19)

Disc Twelve (Total Time: 76:26)

PRINCE OF PLAYERS

1. Prelude (2:19)
2. The Boy (:32)
3. King Lear “Storm” Scene (:41)
4. The Closet (2:03)
5. Homecoming (1:11)
6. The Tour (:30)
7. The Dressing Room (1:25)
8. The Tempest (:59)
9. The Camp (:19)
10. The Dawn (2:02)
11. Edwin’s Tour (:20)
12. Mary / Exit (:47)
13. The Warning (:47)
14. Confession (1:16)
15. John Brown (1:58)
16. Hamlet Sequence (5:10)
17. Lullaby (:47)
18. Interlude (:18)
19. The Camp #2 (:39)
20. The Package (1:37)
21. The Traitor (1:20)
22. Illness (:39)
23. The Letter (:55)
24. Mary’s Death (1:32)
25. The Shroud (:57)
26. The Grave (:35)
27. Murder (:35)
28. The Newspaper (:42)
29. Finale (:39)

THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT

30. Prelude (1:55)
31. The Children’s Hour (2:53)
32. The Coat (4:34)
33. The Killing / Rome (:44)
34. Maria (2:28)
35. Maria’s Room (3:00)
36. The Rain (1:18)
37. Farewell (4:58)
38. The Clock (2:33)
39. Biography (:36)
40. Daydreams (1:05)
41. Hopkins’ Promise (:39)
42. Duo (2:45)
43. The New House (1:02)
44. Susan’s Rage (:38)
45. Honesty (:41)
46. Tomorrow (:29)
47. The Letter (:40)
48. Breakdown (2:42)
49. Ordeal (1:04)
50. The Morning (:46)
51. Finale (2:08)

Bonus Track:
52. “I Feel Like Dancing” (source) (2:13)

Disc Thirteen (Total Time: 72:33)

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

1. Prelude (1:50)
2. The Lovers (:53)
3. “My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose”* (2:19)
4. The Explosion (:47)
5. The Message (:47)
6. Duo (:42)
7. The Ladder (:33)
8. The Mountain / “My Heart’s in the Highlands”* (2:10)
9. The Mountain Slopes (1:16)
10. The Abduction (1:36)
11. The Count and The Groom (:25)
12. The Mountain Top / Sunrise (1:41)
13. The Rope / The Torch / The Entrance / “March” (2:08)
14. The Count Arnes / Saint Giles (1:36)
15. The Sign / Sleep (1:36)
16. False Arrows / The Fall (2:53)
17. The Grotto / “Twice as Tall”* (3:15)
18. Lost / The Bridge / Gas Cave (2:46)
19. The Vines (1:58)
20. Salt Slides (2:18)
21. The Pool (1:10)
22. The Spear / Dead Groom / The Gun (1:49)
23. The Canyon / The Cave Glow (2:27)
24. Mushroom Forest / “March” / The Lizard (2:42)
25. Underworld Ocean / Dimetroden’s Attack (5:23)
26. The Snow / “The Faithful Heart”* (4:32)
27. Magnetic Storm / Whirlpool (1:37)
28. The Beach (1:19)
29. The Duck (1:41)
30. The Count’s Death (2:01)
31. Lost City / Atlantis (3:49)
32. Giant Chameleon / The Fight (1:48)
33. The Earthquake / The Shaft (2:16)
34. Finale (:30)

Bonus Tracks:
35. The Abduction (alternate) (1:50)
36. “Twice as Tall” (short version) (2:56)

Disc Fourteen (Total Time: 51:47)

TENDER IS THE NIGHT

1. “Tender Is the Night” (Main Title)* (1:53)
2. The Beach (1:01)
3. Breakdown (1:19)
4. The Mirror (1:38)
5. Dawn (3:39)
6. The Study (1:16)
7. The Walk (4:33)
8. The Closing Door (3:56)
9. The Lake (1:12)
10. Vacation (1:02)
11. Embrace (2:27)
12. Honeymoon (2:31)
13. The New Year (2:54)
14. The Table / The Quarrel (1:11)
15. The Train / Farewell (:54)
16. The Return / The Child (1:43)
17. The Question (1:07)
18. The Elegy (1:20)
19. The Thunder (1:14)
20. Franz’s Exit / Rome (1:29)
21. The Drink / Newspaper (1:19)
22. Regrets (1:52)
23. The Surfboard (:41)
24. The Porthole (:54)
25. “Tender Is the Night” (Finale)* (1:58)

Bonus Tracks:
26. “Tender Is the Night” (Main Title) (orchestra only)* (2:04)
27. The New Year (alternate) (1:57)
28. “Tender Is the Night” (Main Title) (alternate)* (1:54)

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:22 AM   
 By:   Socks   (Member)

I guess this is how I will be introduced to Herrmann's work on disc. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:23 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Ordered!

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:29 AM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

I just bought it. I cannot wait until the end of December. smile I suspect this will go fast, too.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:33 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

What a grand release!!! This one tops the list!

I must say VERY Pricey! BUT Ordered, ofcourse!

This is the 4th time Im dipping for The EGYPTIAN, but compared to the tons of unreleased stuff --Im ecstatic. WOW!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:35 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Really, really tempting, but it's been a pricey year for me as far as soundtracks are concerned and I'll have to pass for now. But I do give major props to Varese for a real whopper of a release. If I didn't already own (and had recently purchased) a number of these scores, this would have been a no brainer for me!

I think I might try and pick up some of Varese's earlier Herrmann at Fox CDs as a consolation as it were. Any recommendations out of those 3 albums?

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Very nice set!

Although in this case I'm not going to partake as I have most of the material already.

Enjoy, those who do.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Compared to the "Jerry Goldsmith at 20th Century Fox" set, this release is a bargain.

Goldsmith: 6 CDs for $125 ($20.83 / disc)
Herrmann: 14 CDs for $200 ($14.29 / disc)

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

Compared to the "Jerry Goldsmith at 20th Century Fox" set, this release is a bargain.

Goldsmith: 6 CDs for $125 ($20.83 / disc)
Herrmann: 14 CDs for $200 ($14.29 / disc)


I agree, and at only 1,000 units, this will definitely become an enormously important collectible for all film music fans alike.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

ORDERED! Way to good to pass up, just hope the sound is indeed improved on some of these great scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:53 AM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

Although I'd have preferred a single OBSESSION or a box of Herrmann at Universal, I have ordered this new Fox set. I had budgeted 200 dollars for this release in case it was something I wanted, so it's a good fit for me.

With the limit of 1,000 copies being pressed, I gather that Varese realized that many potential buyers would feel that they already have many of these scores.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 12:57 AM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

Although I'd have preferred a single OBSESSION or a box of Herrmann at Universal, I have ordered this new Fox set. I had budgeted 200 dollars for this release in case it was something I wanted, so it's a good fit for me.

With the limit of 1,000 copies being pressed, I gather that Varese realized that many potential buyers would feel that they already have many of these scores.


But many are remastered and extended.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   mxmx   (Member)

Sorry to see that the product info fails to mention that I did a complete ground-up new restoration, mix & assembly on The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Mike

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Although I'd have preferred a single OBSESSION or a box of Herrmann at Universal, I have ordered this new Fox set. I had budgeted 200 dollars for this release in case it was something I wanted, so it's a good fit for me.

With the limit of 1,000 copies being pressed, I gather that Varese realized that many potential buyers would feel that they already have many of these scores.



Lucky for me. I had been absorbing the re-recordings primarily and slowly edging towards the OST. So with the exception of THE EGYPTIAN (where I have the FSM, The Stromberg-Morgan re-recording and the defintive VCL 2CD deluxe edition) Im investing in many of the Original recording of scores for the first time here. plus the classic book and the same JERRY GOLDSMITH box set format makes his a must have.!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   alberthill.1   (Member)

Although I'd have preferred a single OBSESSION or a box of Herrmann at Universal, I have ordered this new Fox set. I had budgeted 200 dollars for this release in case it was something I wanted, so it's a good fit for me.

With the limit of 1,000 copies being pressed, I gather that Varese realized that many potential buyers would feel that they already have many of these scores.


But many are remastered and extended.
Remastered and extended, this seems to be the two MAGIC words of late, sorry, but I have most of this material.I am really against double dipping and even triple dipping. Would rather spend my money on scores I dont have. Just because it is a low pressing. is not an excuse to buy! For the people who dont have any of these scores,then this is a great buy.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Wow, Nick Redman & his team have been busy over at Fox. A 29 track White Witch Doctor (& in stereo), a 24 track King Of The Khyber Rifles (only 6 tracks on the last release). Varese have a winner here, I have to pass, but I think it will sell out before too long, & then hopfully some of these discs will have individual releases.

All the flailing, when Hainshisway marked our card about this one early on!

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:10 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Sorry to see that the product info fails to mention that I did a complete ground-up new restoration, mix & assembly on The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Mike


Ofcourse, where would a box set be without your contributions. Im sure you are well credited on the set. So, looking forward to hearing the ORIGINAL version of The Day the Earth Stood Still since I never had the original fox cd.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:10 AM   
 By:   morrifan   (Member)

The world as I see it: this will sell fast, generate 0 speculation on ebay (as in: all 1000 purchasers proud to keep that treasure box for themselves), allowing eventual release of selected individual scores in no time

ha!

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

Bernard Herrmann is one of the most iconic, important composers of all time, and yes some of this has been released before, but to Varese's credit, they tell us this wide openly. This is a celebratory release - a moment to relive the power of a film music titan who has had a major influence on so many composers. I cannot wait to flip the pages of that 108-page hardcover book and see those rare photos of Benny, while finally hearing The Snows of Kilimanjaro. smile Life is good with great music.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   Fink   (Member)

Great release, and great year for Herrmann!

 
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