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 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Has anyone heard this? The content appears to be the same as that of the limited edition release.

I don't believe in buying CD-Rs in principle, but considering what the other is selling for, I'm tempted.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 11:59 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I have long been an Alex North fan, and bought the CD of his rejected soundtrack for Kubrick's "2001," but have only played it once, glad that Kubrick had the good sense to use music like the Strauss waltzes, which worked so wonderfully in that film. I never even bothered to download the CD of North's score to my iTunes, although I continue to buy Alex North, immediately getting his "Rat Race" as soon as it was released.

Follow-Up: Bob DiMucci corrected my foolish mistake about "Rat Race" being by North! Yikes!!! Well, it's another late night/wee morning session here!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 1:43 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I continue to buy Alex North, immediately getting his "Rat Race" as soon as it was released.


Wasn't THE RAT RACE by Elmer Bernstein?

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 1:49 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG ... you are soooooooooooooooooooo right! That sound you hear is me slapping my forehead!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 5:45 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Has anyone heard this? The content appears to be the same as that of the limited edition release.

I don't believe in buying CD-Rs in principle, but considering what the other is selling for, I'm tempted.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Well, why not go for it? It's the same music, sourced from a cassette, how much better or worse could it sound?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Sourced from a CASSETTE?!?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   Ken Longworth   (Member)

I wish Alex North's music had been used in 2001: A Space Odyssey. It would have helped make the film more interesting. I was knocked out by the film when I first saw it, but two subsequent viewings in theatres, most recently in the early years of this century, have left me increasingly bored. Kubrick's films became increasingly drawn out after Dr Strangelove and his use of classical music was far from rewarding. My wife and I walked out of Barry Lyndon well into its inflated running time and never saw another new Kubrick film after that. (Many others left the theatre before we did.) And a few years after I first saw 2001, I viewed an English comedy from the end of the 1940s in which the Thus Sprach Zarathustra theme was used to make a tongue-in-cheek comment about some of the characters' behaviour. It was a better use of the music than Kubrick's, despite the fact that the music is now invariably associated with 2001.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Sourced from a CASSETTE?!?

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the only surviving source of the music was Anna North's cassette. It sounds fine regardless, especially if you're OK with any of the Fox scores you own from before 1975 or so.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

This appears to be a CD-R re-release of the Intrada album (the tracks recorded for the film before Kubrick told North he could stop already).
I don't know how this release came about.

So that leaves us the Varese Goldsmith-conducted re-recording, the OOP Intrada pressing, and this Amazon download/CD-R.
I'll suspect the Amazon release doesn't contain Intrada's liner notes.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Hank V   (Member)

An overblown boring piece of junk if there ever was any and highlighted only by some very impressive photography.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

Are you sure that "Dylanna Music" is Warner?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Are you sure that "Dylanna Music" is Warner?

Doesn't anyone ever use GOOGLE or YAHOO

http://www.dylannamusic.com/HOME.html

It's the publishing company for the Alex North estate.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Ken Longworth: Re: I wish Alex North's music had been used in 2001: A Space Odyssey. It would have helped make the film more interesting. I was knocked out by the film when I first saw it, but two subsequent viewings in theatres, most recently in the early years of this century, have left me increasingly bored. Kubrick's films became increasingly drawn out after Dr Strangelove and his use of classical music was far from rewarding. My wife and I walked out of Barry Lyndon well into its inflated running time and never saw another new Kubrick film after that. (Many others left the theatre before we did.) And a few years after I first saw 2001, I viewed an English comedy from the end of the 1940s in which the Thus Sprach Zarathustra theme was used to make a tongue-in-cheek comment about some of the characters' behaviour. It was a better use of the music than Kubrick's, despite the fact that the music is now invariably associated with 2001.

Funny, but I happened to have liked Kubrick's use of classical music in his films, most especially "2001," "A Clockwork Orange," and, yes, "Barry Lyndon." His films tend to be, if anything, leisurely, and I remember thinking the first time I saw "2001" at a big widescreen theatre on Hollywood Blvd as soon as it was released that it reminded me of watching our local Rose Parade in Pasadena: Pretty, but boy, does it go on and on! That said, the film grew on me over the years, and I would buy it on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray. "A Clockwork Orange," which very effectively used a lot of classical music, was NOT tedious in the least. But I sympathize with your reaction to "Barry Lyndon" -- if you couldn't be swept up into the beauty of it, including his eschewing of most regular movie lights, using, instead, candles to light a lot of the interiors, as well as the, here it is again, leisurely pace, then it turns into an ordeal, and I've had your reaction with too many films to count.

To those who love Alex North's unused score for "2001," I should trade my good-as-new copy of the CD (which is NOT the CD-R) to someone who wants it and may have something that I want. Any offers?

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

An overblown boring piece of junk if there ever was any and highlighted only by some very impressive photography.

Oh. So you're THAT person for this thread.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

An overblown boring piece of junk if there ever was any and highlighted only by some very impressive photography.

Oh. So you're THAT person for this thread.





"An overblown boring piece of junk if there ever was any and highlighted only by some very impressive photography!"

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Has anyone heard this? The content appears to be the same as that of the limited edition release.

I don't believe in buying CD-Rs in principle, but considering what the other is selling for, I'm tempted.


No, Onya - I haven't heard it.

If it's the original tracks from the Intrada CD, then I'd recommend it anyway.

If you like Alex North's AFRICA, then 2001 is the companion piece for you. smile


 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

An overblown boring piece of junk if there ever was any and highlighted only by some very impressive photography.

Why are you discussing Gone With the Wind here? This thread is about 2001.


smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)



If it's the original tracks from the Intrada CD, then I'd recommend it anyway.

If you like Alex North's AFRICA, then 2001 is the companion piece for you. smile


Thanks. How do the original tracks compare to Goldsmith's recording? That one is a real CD, and it's only like a dollar.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2013 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I was so used to the Goldsmith version of things that it was jarring to hear the actual performances. The North is....Northier and the Goldsmith version is...Goldsmithier, in that the tempos are slightly different at times and the rougher edges of North's sound are more streamlined. So both are great independent of each other is what I'm saying.

 
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