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 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   Katie @ SAE   (Member)

From the same team that brought you the IFMCA award-winning Quo Vadis (Best Archival Re-recording of an Existing Score, 2012) comes The Salamander (1981), one of Jerry Goldsmith’s most requested titles. The original recording is lost, presumably forever. Undaunted, producer James Fitzpatrick set out to find the original score and orchestral parts for a re-recording. When these, too, could not be found, he hired experienced orchestrator Leigh Phillips to reconstruct everything by ear! The result is this second entry in a series of new and complete Goldsmith recordings on Prometheus Records (following their stunning re-recording of Hour of the Gun).

Goldsmith fashioned a striking and subtly varied score for The Salamander using primarily just three basic elements: a four-note motif; a terse, three-note rhythmic figure; and a tender love theme. He augmented his standard orchestra with synthesized percussion and electronics. The music is rife with exciting action cues and nail-biting musical suspense. A unique highlight of the score is Goldsmith’s re-imagining of the “Lachrymosa” movement from Mozart’s Requiem, sung at a state funeral early in the film.


Filling out this Prometheus CD are excerpts from two other Goldsmith scores – each from the mid-1970s: The Cassandra Crossing and Ransom. The 16-page booklet, illustrated with photos of the recording sessions, includes an essay on film and score by Frank K. DeWald and a note on the production by Fitzpatrick. Nic Raine conducts the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/24538/THE-SALAMANDER/

1. THE SALAMANDER MAIN TITLES 1:44
2. FUNERAL: REQUIEM FOR A GENERAL 2:38
3. WOODPECKER / NEO-FASCIST TRAINING / LAWYERS / DEAD PEOPLE 2:38
4. DANTE RUNS UPSTAIRS / THE SURGEON 1:22
5. DANTE AND LILI 2:28
6. THE CAR CHASE 1:40
7. ISLAND ADVENTURE 5:25
8. DANTE / ZURICH / LILI 4:14
9. MANZINI / ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT 2:14
10. PHOTOGRAPHS / STEFFI’S ABDUCTION 2:22
11. STEFFI’S DEAD / THE MORTUARY 2:19
12. CAR BOMB / TORTURE / DEATH OF THE SURGEON 3:49
13. PHONE CALL TO LILI / THE FOREST 2:11
14. THE GUESTS ARRIVE / AFTER THE SHOW ENDED 2:34
15. GOODBYES & END TITLES 5:30

Bonus Tracks
16. THE CASSANDRA CROSSING Concert Suite 5:42
(Main Titles / The Climber)
17. RANSOM Concert Suite 8:12
(Sky Chaser / Main Theme)

Total Time: 57:18

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   McMillan & Husband   (Member)

Tits!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

From the same team that brought you the IFMCA award-winning Quo Vadis (Best Archival Re-recording of an Existing Score, 2012) comes The Salamander (1981), one of Jerry Goldsmith’s most requested titles. The original recording is lost, presumably forever. Undaunted, producer James Fitzpatrick set out to find the original score and orchestral parts for a re-recording. When these, too, could not be found, he hired experienced orchestrator Leigh Phillips to reconstruct everything by ear! The result is this second entry in a series of new and complete Goldsmith recordings on Prometheus Records (following their stunning re-recording of Hour of the Gun).

Goldsmith fashioned a striking and subtly varied score for The Salamander using primarily just three basic elements: a four-note motif; a terse, three-note rhythmic figure; and a tender love theme. He augmented his standard orchestra with synthesized percussion and electronics. The music is rife with exciting action cues and nail-biting musical suspense. A unique highlight of the score is Goldsmith’s re-imagining of the “Dies Irae” movement from Mozart’s Requiem, sung at a state funeral early in the film.

Filling out this Prometheus CD are excerpts from two other Goldsmith scores – each from the mid-1970s: The Cassandra Crossing and Ransom. The 16-page booklet, illustrated with photos of the recording sessions, includes an essay on film and score by Frank K. DeWald and a note on the production by Fitzpatrick. Nic Raine conducts the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/24538/THE-SALAMANDER/

1. THE SALAMANDER MAIN TITLES 1:44
2. FUNERAL: REQUIEM FOR A GENERAL 2:38
3. WOODPECKER / NEO-FASCIST TRAINING / LAWYERS / DEAD PEOPLE 2:38
4. DANTE RUNS UPSTAIRS / THE SURGEON 1:22
5. DANTE AND LILI 2:28
6. THE CAR CHASE 1:40
7. ISLAND ADVENTURE 5:25
8. DANTE / ZURICH / LILI 4:14
9. MANZINI / ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT 2:14
10. PHOTOGRAPHS / STEFFI’S ABDUCTION 2:22
11. STEFFI’S DEAD / THE MORTUARY 2:19
12. CAR BOMB / TORTURE / DEATH OF THE SURGEON 3:49
13. PHONE CALL TO LILI / THE FOREST 2:11
14. THE GUESTS ARRIVE / AFTER THE SHOW ENDED 2:34
15. GOODBYES & END TITLES 5:30

Bonus Tracks
16. THE CASSANDRA CROSSING Concert Suite 5:42
(Main Titles / The Climber)
17. RANSOM Concert Suite 8:12
(Sky Chaser / Main Theme)

Total Time: 57:18


ALSO AVAILABLE AT www.tadlowmusic.com

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

This might be good.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Unreleased early-80's Goldsmith...?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Wow order me this!

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Am I hearing some serious John Barry influence here?

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2013 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Quite possibly.It is said that Goldsmith admired Barry's simplistic, no-nonsense approach . I am VERY excited to get my hands on this. I have loved the main titles for years - with that strange, flapping metallic sound that can also be heard in First Blood's "Mountain Search"
I will definitely pick this up. Thanks!

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

The fact that this score now exists in this awesome package and is so beautifully put together is simply amazing!

Anyone who loves what Jerry Goldsmith does with strings is in for a bliss-fest.

Not to be missed is putting it mildly.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I finally saw the movie. What a complete bore. It's amazing the Jerry could write such exciting music to such limp scenes.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I finally saw the movie. What a complete bore. It's amazing the Jerry could write such exciting music to such limp scenes.

Yep!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Am I hearing some serious John Barry influence here?


Indeed. I presume you're familiar with Powder.

C

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

It's amazing the Jerry could write such exciting music

The Leigh Phillips orchestration reconstruction story is fascinating.

Hopefully not the last time a project like this will happen.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   scoredesong   (Member)

Tits !

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Boobies!

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2014 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

Penis!

 
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