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 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

Now that`s what I call a fantastic release. WE has always been one of my favorite Newton Howard scores. I was actually quite happy with the lengthy 1994 album. Until now. I had no idea how much wonderful material was missing. The music, the sound, the performance. Everything is perfect. I especially like the fact that with all those celtic moments it doesn`t sound like a typical western score at all. The only thing I don`t understand is why the 1994 album version of Hit to Kill wasn`t included on disc 3. I really like the long version but got so used to the original version. But since I still have the original WB cd I don`t have a problem with that.

Anyway, like I said it`s simply a fantastic release.

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Now that`s what I call a fantastic release. WE has always been one of my favorite Newton Howard scores. I was actually quite happy with the lengthy 1994 album. Until now. I had no idea how much wonderful material was missing. The music, the sound, the performance. Everything is perfect. I especially like the fact that with all those celtic moments it doesn`t sound like a typical western score at all. The only thing I don`t understand is why the 1994 album version of Hit to Kill wasn`t included on disc 3. I really like the long version but got so used to the original version. But since I still have the original WB cd I don`t have a problem with that.

Anyway, like I said it`s simply a fantastic release.


I had gone to the La-La-Land Records site and, under New Releases, couldn't even find the new "Wyatt Earp," leading me to believe they were out of it. But I went back and managed to find it and order it, along with "I, The Jury." That's a relief.

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   1980's Soundtrack Whore   (Member)

http://www.lalalandrecords.com/WyattEarp.html

One of the finest scores released this year

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Wonderful score, top notch.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)



I had gone to the La-La-Land Records site and, under New Releases, couldn't even find the new "Wyatt Earp," leading me to believe they were out of it. But I went back and managed to find it and order it, along with "I, The Jury." That's a relief.



It's RIGHT THERE on their home page - www.lalalandrecords.com - no need to click on anything else - it's right there!

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Believe me, when I went there, it was nowhere to be found, and when I typed in "Wyatt Earp" NOTHING came up Honest. But then, maybe 30 minutes later, I went back, possibly to where you advised, and that time had no trouble finding it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Believe me, when I went there, it was nowhere to be found, and when I typed in "Wyatt Earp" NOTHING came up Honest. But then, maybe 30 minutes later, I went back, possibly to where you advised, and that time had no trouble finding it.

Sorry about the search engine. There is a glitch in it. Our web master is working on it this morning.

As for Wyatt you can find it on the front page

MV

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

MV: Yes, I can see it now. Actually I finally found it yesterday when I ordered it along with Conti's "I, The Jury," which I'm looking forward to receiving!!!!! Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I've now had a chance to play all 3 CDs of La-La-Land's "Wyatt Earp," after receiving it yesterday, and, except for maybe a couple of redundant alternates on disc 3, never got bored. I played it on the big stereo, but mostly with my Seenheiser HD598 (for the immediacy of the sound), and, when I switched to my iPod, used an FiiO headphone amplifier. Frankly, one of the principal reasons I've bought each successive release of this film (on 2 separate DVDs and then Blu-ray) is because of James Newton Howard's thrilling music, and can't imagine this film without it. This is a wonderful release, and while I'd love to single out some specific cues and perhaps compare them to what was on the original 1994 soundtrack release, right now that seems like too much work for this retiree! I'm happy I bought it and look forward to playing it again.

Have one question to counterpoint re: "The only thing I don`t understand is why the 1994 album version of Hit to Kill wasn`t included on disc 3. I really like the long version but got so used to the original version. But since I still have the original WB cd I don`t have a problem with that." That made me believe that there must be a shorter version of "Hit to Kill" on the 1994 CD, but when I went to my iTunes, couldn't find it among the 23 cues. Thinking I must have missed it, I pulled out my CD of the 1994 release and couldn't find it there either, and the only place I do show it is on the new L-L-L release. So it looks like the supposedly shorter version of it was never released on CD. Right? Or am I missing something?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

I've now had a chance to play all 3 CDs of La-La-Land's "Wyatt Earp," after receiving it yesterday, and, except for maybe a couple of redundant alternates on disc 3, never got bored. I played it on the big stereo, but mostly with my Seenheiser HD598 (for the immediacy of the sound), and, when I switched to my iPod, used an FiiO headphone amplifier. Frankly, one of the principal reasons I've bought each successive release of this film (on 2 separate DVDs and then Blu-ray) is because of James Newton Howard's thrilling music, and can't imagine this film without it. This is a wonderful release, and while I'd love to single out some specific cues and perhaps compare them to what was on the original 1994 soundtrack release, right now that seems like too much work for this retiree! I'm happy I bought it and look forward to playing it again.

Have one question to counterpoint re: "The only thing I don`t understand is why the 1994 album version of Hit to Kill wasn`t included on disc 3. I really like the long version but got so used to the original version. But since I still have the original WB cd I don`t have a problem with that." That made me believe that there must be a shorter version of "Hit to Kill" on the 1994 CD, but when I went to my iTunes, couldn't find it among the 23 cues. Thinking I must have missed it, I pulled out my CD of the 1994 release and couldn't find it there either, and the only place I do show it is on the new L-L-L release. So it looks like the supposedly shorter version of it was never released on CD. Right? Or am I missing something?



You`re absolutely right and I am sooo wrong. I`ve mixed up "Hit to Kill" with "The Wagon Chase". Sorry about that. One more reason to adore that magnificent release.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   Althazan   (Member)

One of the best releases of this year, truly amazing! Thank you, La-La! More James Newton Howard, please smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

cp: Re: You`re absolutely right and I am sooo wrong. I`ve mixed up "Hit to Kill" with "The Wagon Chase". Sorry about that. One more reason to adore that magnificent release.

Ha! That's a relief! I was looking at the original CD package with a large magnifying glass to see if I had missed anything!!! Things like that happen, so welcome to the club!!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

And now I've had a chance to play at least the first 2 CDs of L-L-L's impressive "Wyatt Earp" a second time, I like it even more. There's a sweeping and thrilling grandeur to so much of the music, which never bored me, and as I played it today, I couldn't help thinking about how it compared to L-L-L's also new "True Grit." And while we're talking about apples and oranges here, "Earp" is still the clear winner, although that doesn't diminish my love for "Grit." Buy 'em both, and you shouldn't be disappointed. And I was struck by how we aren't beaten over the head with the propulsive principal theme, so that when it does appear, we don't groan from having already heard it too many times already. There's an almost perfect balance there, so we crave it and welcome it each time it appears.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I've never seen this film, nor owned the original 1994 album. I bought it because I remember the big impact that soundtrack album had on the collecting community at the time (along with the inevitable “where are the end credits?” comments, which appear here and make it clear why people wanted this cue on the CD so badly), I like a lot of James Newton Howard scores (especially of that era), and because it's a big, sweeping Western. So I was approaching this set completely fresh.

I intended to sample it yesterday and ended up listening to both of the first two discs all the way through. Now I understand what everybody was talking about all those years ago. This is a fine score, pulling me in and more than paying off the investment, despite the voluminous length of the score. It's a shame he doesn't write music like this anymore; I'd love to hear him tackle another Western.

It's new for me, so I'm still flush with the sense of “discovery,” but this score is in the running for my estimation of James Newton Howard's magnum opus. This is, by any estimation, a great score, and a fantastic Western.

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Josh:

Glad you like it too!!!!!! I couldn't resist playing a little more of it before going to bed very late last night. What a pleasure!

 
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