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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: My Vintage Selection for 2011, Part 2! by Thomas Rucki
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2012 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Love the samples for that Quincy Jones score will be picking that gem up with my next order from SAE my main interest is in Italian scores so I've had to skip many other titles that I'd certainly have picked up before.

Again I find that your selections are high amongst titles that are of interest to me thanks for taking the time to share your opinions.

Missed out on the Bernard Herrmann At 20th Century Fox set it had sold out while I've been working away from home they clearly never made enough to meet demand had a chance to buy it at over double the price or whatever it was from their European outlet.

Many of these scores should never go out of print it is nice to discover music in your own time and at a pace that suits, strange times we live in worldwide recession for most of us and more scores than ever getting released in an ever decreasing amount of copies pressed. Still we have more choice smile listening to the samples as I type for the two Alfred Hitchcock sets and reading over you reviews has given me the nudge that I needed to delay no further in ordering those two sets.

After working away from home for the last five months and for the best part of twelve hours a day logging onto a PC in the evenings has been far from my mind or getting up to speed with everything whilst I've been home over the weekends.

Never even noticed The Avengers cd getting released wish there was some samples for that one somewhere and I do love Roy Budd's scores for The Stone Killer and Diamonds. Listened to the samples for The Rat Patrol before it is not really the type of war score I enjoy.

Two Italian war scores I enjoy Francesco Rosi's Uomini Contro a serious score devoid of comedy and romanticism Piero Piccioni conjures up this brutal landscape devoid of life which has a sense of impending doom lingering over it like a mist.
Armando Trovajoli's Italiani brava gente has a lot more warmth to it there is a great sense of comradeship an Italian voice is heard over some of the tracks wish I could understand what he was saying but it is not really necessary as the music tells such a vivid story.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2012 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Love the samples for that Quincy Jones score will be picking that gem up with my next order from SAE my main interest is in Italian scores so I've had to skip many other titles that I'd certainly have picked up before.

Again I find that your selections are high amongst titles that are of interest to me thanks for taking the time to share your opinions.

Missed out on the Bernard Herrmann At 20th Century Fox set it had sold out while I've been working away from home they clearly never made enough to meet demand had a chance to buy it at over double the price or whatever it was from their European outlet.

Many of these scores should never go out of print it is nice to discover music in your own time and at a pace that suits, strange times we live in worldwide recession for most of us and more scores than ever getting released in an ever decreasing amount of copies pressed. Still we have more choice smile listening to the samples as I type for the two Alfred Hitchcock sets and reading over you reviews has given me the nudge that I needed to delay no further in ordering those two sets.

After working away from home for the last five months and for the best part of twelve hours a day logging onto a PC in the evenings has been far from my mind or getting up to speed with everything whilst I've been home over the weekends.

Never even noticed The Avengers cd getting released wish there was some samples for that one somewhere and I do love Roy Budd's scores for The Stone Killer and Diamonds. Listened to the samples for The Rat Patrol before it is not really the type of war score I enjoy.

Two Italian war scores I enjoy Francesco Rosi's Uomini Contro a serious score devoid of comedy and romanticism Piero Piccioni conjures up this brutal landscape devoid of life which has a sense of impending doom lingering over it like a mist.
Armando Trovajoli's Italiani brava gente has a lot more warmth to it there is a great sense of comradeship an Italian voice is heard over some of the tracks wish I could understand what he was saying but it is not really necessary as the music tells such a vivid story.




2011 was a Herrmann year not to miss.
Music-wise, the two volumes of HITCH are bigger-than-life and have the feature film quality:
tragic, romantic, sentimental, possessed, torn-inside, atmospheric, ethereal, suspenseful.

THE AVENGERS has some Herrmanesque bits—on the dreamlike side—in there despite the fast-paced jazzistic bent.
I advise you buy the DVD set of THE AVENGERS with it to compare and dig it harder.
Find the English edition that I bought which contained audio commentaries and other extras:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Avengers-Series-6-DVD/dp/B002RNOS4W/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1325439870&sr=8-8
I wish they could release the Blu-Ray.

To fully appreciate the music of THE RAT PATROL, you have to go back to the roots of Frontiere:
Daystar Productions (1961-1965), founded by writer Leslie Stevens.
Otherwise you will miss the interest and the essence. You need "that" key.
Frontiere's music was first heavily influenced by 1950's composers as Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Hugo Friedhofer and Frontiere's Daystar era was all that and more. I mean he adds a subtle touch of Renaissance and Baroque with it.
Anyway, it's up to you and how you feel.

And once again, the vintage television soundtrack of 2011 remains "Killer by Night" (1971)
by jazzman Quincy Jones who leads us to a voyage to the far end of the night.
That score is truly addictive and far better than THE SPLIT due to its uncompromising complexity.
It's songs-free: what a relief.


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2012 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)



Never even noticed The Avengers cd getting released wish there was some samples for that one somewhere and I do love Roy Budd's scores for The Stone Killer and Diamonds. Listened to the samples for The Rat Patrol before it is not really the type of war score I enjoy.



I have found out for you a music site that give you clips of Howard Blake's "The Avengers":
http://www.deezer.com/fr/music/howard-blake/the-avengers-1968-1969-1162978
Enjoy the beat!

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2012 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Many thanks for that link Thomas I enjoyed those samples loved watching the show when I was younger but think it was mostly The New Avengers that fitted my time frame never paid any special attention to music in those days of the TV shows or Films. It was much later sometime after the eighties that I was getting hooked on great music from the 60-70.wink

Think you can only be right about The Rat Patrol have never seen the show John Bender highly recommended it to the members of his Euro score discussion group which mostly only highlights Italian scores and most of the time I've found I enjoy nearly everything he has recommended.

Thought the same thing myself when I listened to the samples for Killer by Night that it seemed better than The Split have ordered it along with the two Herrmann sets from SAE

 
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