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 Posted:   Aug 15, 2012 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)


Dear Guys;

Since of the biggest "Holy Grails" i.e. the original Star Trek series has made it out on CD, what are some of your other Holy Grails?

My biggest is a soundtrack to the classic Six Million Dollar Man tv shows, with music from the episodes, "The Bionic Woman," and "The Secret of Bigfoot."

Anybody interested in this long shot?


James

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2012 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   Marek7   (Member)

Sign me up. I would buy this in a heartbeat!

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   Vincent Bernard   (Member)

Me three!

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   cuartosur   (Member)

me four !

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

I'm down with that.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Trolling you tube to find the HORRIFYING Dusty Springfield song and found this.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Here's the horrible early theme tune.



"He's the man!"

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

I originally thought she was saying "catch him if you can. Feed him if you can…"

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Here's the horrible early theme tune.



"He's the man!"


Hah! I didn't remember that at all.....selective memory mayhap? wink Truly atrocious, love Dusty, hate this!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Marek7   (Member)

So,lets start a kickstarter page and make this happen! (LOL)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I'm in too of course, for the Mellé pilot (if possible), the Nelson scores, the JJ Johnson bits and the Luchi DeJesus "Bigfoot" fight music. And if Dusty's there as an extra, well welcome!

It's one of these things that will probably not happen in my lifetime. Like "Columbo". I wonder if my grandchidren would have any interest at all in any of this...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

We don't know if "the master tapes survive". There used to be a fire at Universal circa 2009.
Apart from Intrada, who will release the first three seasons under the direction of Oliver Nelson?
It's a jazz-funk symphonic corpus with more than 30 scores,
plus the pilot scores of Gil Mellé and Stu Phillips and four season 3 scores by J.J. Johnson, Benny Golson, Robert Bryant and Luchi de Jesus.
It's jazz music all the way that features semi-avant garde leaning combined with a strong military imprint.
Soundtrack people traditionally don't support jazz music.
It's a big task so it will cost money and it will be released through a limited edition: 1000 units.
Still, we don't know if "the master tapes survive".

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

We don't know if "the master tapes survive". There used to be a fire at Universal circa 2009.
Apart from Intrada, who will release the first three seasons under the direction of Oliver Nelson?
It's a jazz-funk symphonic corpus with more than 30 scores,
plus the pilot scores of Gil Mellé and Stu Phillips and four season 3 scores by J.J. Johnson, Benny Golson and Luchi de Jesus.
It's jazz music all the way that features semi-avant garde leaning combined with a strong military imprint.
Soundtrack people traditionally don't support jazz music.
It's a big task so it will cost money and it will be released through a limited edition: 1000 units.
Still, we don't know if "the master tapes survive".


I like Oliver Nelson ZIGZAG score and from your description of music above - I want it now!
I think that combination of jazz and traditional film scoring is one of the best thing in film music ever... and term " jazz-funk symphonic corpus"...it is one of the best description of music which I red on this forum.

All the best
MD

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

I'd love to see this but the last I heard there was very little interest at the studio in discussing it. And I have no idea whether there are elements or not...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I'd love to see this but the last I heard there was very little interest at the studio in discussing it. And I have no idea whether there are elements or not...


The people who produced the official DVD of the series used to assert that the Studio
avoided the topic of the music: why? we'll never know. We only can wonder or suspect something.
Nelson reworked and re-arranged many motifs and themes from his previous shows ("Ironside", "Rod Serling's Night Gallery" and "Columbo") but adapted to the military mold of "The Six Million Dollar Man".
The first season is very melancolic, the second season is very action-packed and the third season is a pastiche of his own style.

The people interest in the music scores of "The Six Million Dollar Man" should first double-check the selling results of "ZigZag": a good indication of the soundtrack market.

Who will buy ten 2-CD sets of "The Six Million Dollar Man"?

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

I would buy this. If CHiPs and The Bionic Woman each warranted 3 volumes, The 6 Million Dollar Man warrants at least as much. Such a wide variety of 70s pop-meets-avant garde-meets-action goodness.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2012 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

Zig Zag is an awfully obscure movie; I don't know whether I would use that to gauge sales of a Six Million Dollar Man album. There aren't a ton of people out there that grew up watching Zig Zag or pretended to be George Kennedy while roughhousing after school, but there are quite a few who had that experience with Six Million Dollar Man.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 5:06 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Zig Zag is an awfully obscure movie; I don't know whether I would use that to gauge sales of a Six Million Dollar Man album. There aren't a ton of people out there that grew up watching Zig Zag or pretended to be George Kennedy while roughhousing after school, but there are quite a few who had that experience with Six Million Dollar Man.



I used to state that the selling of "Zig Zag" as a soundtrack CD must be verified.
People who enjoy the music of Nelson bought it. But how many?
Moreover, Nelson's corpus was merely on television and at Universal.
"The Six Million Dollar Man" is enjoyed as a television program but I am not so sure about soundtracks.
If you're a producer or an exec, the only thing to do is to contact Intrada.
I believe it's a magnum opus project that will require tons of researches: you'll need Burlingame.
Imagine that Intrada agrees to do the job and imagine they end up in a vault with MIA tapes.


For the record, apart from the jazz-funk (bass guitar, drumbeat, heavy brass) and african ethnic bents (hand drums), Nelson was gifted with piano and above all strings and delivered rich silky smooth melodies.
Many of his "Six Million" scores exploits violins like staccato effects.
The symphonic music was Nelson's added value that widened the scope of his jazz thing.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 5:30 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Zig Zag is an awfully obscure movie; I don't know whether I would use that to gauge sales of a Six Million Dollar Man album. There aren't a ton of people out there that grew up watching Zig Zag or pretended to be George Kennedy while roughhousing after school, but there are quite a few who had that experience with Six Million Dollar Man.

Yes, it's what I call "The Womb Theory." Not from my childhood?!? Then no f_ckin' sale! big grin

Not everyone went full tilt boogie after those Bionic Woman releases, did they? 1000 limit and all available. They're great, and everyone should try them.

Nelson was also a sweet-sounding saxophone player. Lovely tone. But it's a totally different incarnation from Nelson the film and TV composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2012 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

No damage report was officially published by Universal, the fire department and the Los Angeles police.
Without evidence, we can't only assume that the Studio is embarrassed by the destruction of the original recordings from "The Six Million Dollar Man" hence their shy behavior concerning the music.
The nature of the fire is also not clear: arson, accident. Nobody know.

 
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