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 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 8:54 PM   
 By:   The Juggler   (Member)

Wow!!! Simply wow! Congrats to LaLa Land! This score sounds fantastic. And Conti's music ranks as my favorite of his scores along with BAD BOYS and GLORIA. The track titled "Stairway to Surrogate" - which I believe is the 'love scene' between Armand Assante and Barbara Carrera is just off the charts. It just may be my favorite Conti piece of all time.

If you're a fan of jazz influenced action/crime scores, don't miss out on this one.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Wow!!! Simply wow! Congrats to LaLa Land! This score sounds fantastic. And Conti's music ranks as my favorite of his scores along with BAD BOYS and GLORIA. The track titled "Stairway to Surrogate" - which I believe is the 'love scene' between Armand Assante and Barbara Carrera is just off the charts. It just may be my favorite Conti piece of all time.

If you're a fan of jazz influenced action/crime scores, don't miss out on this one.


can't wait to get mine.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Yeah, this really looks like a great CD - looking forward to getting mine - samples are wonderful!!!...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)


can't wait to get mine.



Same here. One of the few scores now that I have genuinely waited years for....

And I wish the film would get a proper DVD or Bluray release.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Mike Lang's piano work sounds amazing in those samples - cool stuff!!!...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I received my copy today in record time! Thanks MV and everyone at Lalaland!smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

Got this on Saturday in the mail and have been listening to it all day today. What a great sounding release! The action tracks, including the main title and end credits are fantastic and are getting some serious replays. Thanks La La!

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I received my copy - a great listen, indeed - some great jazz with a Conti twist.

Thanks again to LLL for getting this out to us...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   gmanca   (Member)

Yeah this is just amazing work from LaLaLand considering what they had to work with. I've been waiting for this to get released and it was well worth the wait!

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

This is a great disc to drive to. It can convert a simple errand to pick up the laundry into a grainy but exciting chase sequence.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

My first exposure to this score was in the cinema on its first release here in the UK. I remember going to see it with some friends. There was the quiet opening with the piano, then a sudden explosion of brass at about 7 seconds in, which made us all jump in our seats. We were all tapping our feet to the beat throughout the Main Titles, and ever since then I've wanted this score on CD.

My copy arrived yesterday and I've given it three listens already. It is indeed a great CD for driving in the car. Listening now, I am reminded how big a role the piano actually has in the entire score, not just the opening theme. But there is also plenty of space for other solists (sax, trumpet, drums/ percussion) to stretch out too.

I suspect that some detractors might say that the score is all snazzy style with little substance, but I think that for what it was written for, it actually does a great job. It is very jazzy (but with occasional classical meldings) and great fun to listen to. Likewise, I would imagine it was great fun for the musicians to record too (and Mike Lang's recollections in the liner notes clearly bear that out).

This is a great package from La La Land. I love the design of the booklet, a sort of facsimile of the pulpy detective novel that gave birth to the Hammer character, and the very informative liner notes. Lang's remembrances of the score are just the icing on the cake.

With this CD, I had the same sort of feeling that I got when I first heard Dominic Frontiere's Brannigan score - the feeling of anticipation built up over many years of waiting and hoping, mixed with the slight apprehension of 'what if it's not as good as I remember?'. And as with the former score, I am glad to say my memory didn't deceive me - Conti's music for I, The Jury is as enjoyable and as catchy today as when I first remembered it.

Thanks La La Land and everyone involved for finally getting this one out to us - a great job all round IMO smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

How does this music work in the film? I mean, it has a few moments that are pure film score, but a lot of it sounds like it could be absolute music.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

How does this music work in the film? I mean, it has a few moments that are pure film score, but a lot of it sounds like it could be absolute music.


That's what surprises me too - there are some real jazz performances, and I suppose it ties in with Mike Lang stating that Conti used to ask him for a 'performance' that sounded like him as an artist rather than studio session player!

I haven't seen the film for years. I still have the film on VHS but no means to play VHS any more; I'm at a loss as to why it hasn't been released on DVD (though I believe it is available in some territories on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2014 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)

MV,

I have recently gone back to this wonderful title. This is one of my favorite releases last year. Well done. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone. Well done sir.

 
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