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The Wild Bunch (1969)
Music by Jerry Fielding
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Price: $34.95
Limited #: N/A
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Line: Silver Age
CD Release: March 2013
Catalog #: Vol. 16, No. 1
# of Discs: 3

For its 250th (and final) release, Film Score Monthly wanted to do something special. Founder Lukas Kendall chose a personal favorite—a brilliant film by an inspired director with a stunning score by a gifted composer—as a fitting capstone for fifteen years of work in the soundtrack field.

Sam Peckinpah’s revisionist western, The Wild Bunch (1969) stands as one of the great films—a rare piece of Hollywood genre filmmaking in which a singular vision fuses all the technical and creative components into genuine art. The film’s powerful, Oscar-nominated score is arguably the greatest accomplishment of its composer, Jerry Fielding.
 
From the outset, Peckinpah wanted a score departing from Hollywood tradition. Fielding delivered in spades, with colorful, effective music that, to some extent, counterbalances the stark violence of the film and directly exposes the heart of Peckinpah’s characters. He evokes the Mexican setting by integrating popular folk tunes of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into his score, while passages of action and suspense are shot through with lopsided, asymmetrical meters. Complex and edgy, Fielding’s score pays homage to his models while creating a brave new sound world for a new kind of western.
 
Film Score Monthly’s deluxe 3CD presentation of The Wild Bunch includes the complete score, sourced from studio masters; a re-mastering of the 1969 soundtrack album; plus extensive alternates, demo recordings and additional music. The 20-page booklet (designed by FSM’s art director Joe Sikoryak) includes informative liner notes by Lukas Kendall and John Takis. Additional notes (including a track-by-track commentary by Takis) are available online.
 
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About the Composer

Jerry Fielding (1922-1980) was one of cinema's most distinctive voices in the 1960s and especially '70s, the perfect musical complement to the films of Sam Peckinpah, Michael Winner, Clint Eastwood and others. His scores are marked by modernism and intricate orchestrations but also a poetic beauty and intensity—an appropriate accompaniment to the decade's strange and often sad (but never sentimental) criminals and antiheroes, be they in westerns (The Wild Bunch) or crime films. He was, however, capable of numerous styles (he was a former Vegas bandleader), and wrote a great number of scores (from sticoms to dramas to sci-fi) for television. IMDB

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New From FSM The Wild Bunch! http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/24318/THE-WILD-BUNCH-3-CD/

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Looks like a fitting capstone Lukas. Congrats on reaching 250.

Wow!!
It's THE WILD BUNCH !!!!
Really????
Never would have guessed !!!

hmmm... and another reissue :(

FYI, there is no mention anywhere but on the back cover that it is actually limited to 2000 copies.

Congratulations and gratitude to all members of the FSM team for delievering us with such great scores for the past 15 years!!!

Thanks Mr. Kendall!

Great effort finished with a release of one of my favorite movies.

"If they don't buy, kill 'em!" ;-)

And a 3-CD set too. This really tops the previous Warner release that FSM carried quite a while ago. If you call yourself a film music fan, this really belongs in your collection!

"For its 250th (and final) release, Film Score Monthly wanted to do something special. Founder Lukas Kendall chose a personal favorite—a brilliant film by an inspired director with a stunning score by a gifted composer—as a fitting capstone for fifteen years of work in the soundtrack field.

Sam Peckinpah’s revisionist western, The Wild Bunch (1969) stands as one of the great films—a rare piece of Hollywood genre filmmaking in which a singular vision fuses all the technical and creative components into genuine art. The film’s powerful, Oscar-nominated score is arguably the greatest accomplishment of its composer, Jerry Fielding.

From the outset, Peckinpah wanted a score departing from Hollywood tradition. Fielding delivered in spades, with colorful, effective music that, to some extent, counterbalances the stark violence of the film and directly exposes the heart of Peckinpah’s characters. He evokes the Mexican setting by integrating popular folk tunes of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into his score, while passages of action and suspense are shot through with lopsided, asymmetrical meters. Complex and edgy, Fielding’s score pays homage to his models while creating a brave new sound world for a new kind of western.

Film Score Monthly’s deluxe 3CD presentation of The Wild Bunch includes the complete score, sourced from studio masters; a re-mastering of the 1969 soundtrack album; plus extensive alternates, demo recordings and additional music. The 20-page booklet (designed by FSM’s art director Joe Sikoryak) includes informative liner notes by Lukas Kendall and John Takis. Additional notes (including a track-by-track commentary by Takis) are available online."

Oh this is so ordered, one of my all time favourite western soundtracks.

I'm in.

My only question: How did this become common knowledge in the past few months, given that there were no clues at all?

Thank you Lukas for all you brought to us and bonne route ! ;)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkEmIKwcgRU[/youtube]

Wow, it comes to an end, what a fantastic run! An easy pass for me as I already have the extended version, I wouldn't mind the album version as I sold mine, but at $35 plus all that postage to the UK I won't bother.

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Track List
Instruments/Musicians
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Leader (Conductor):
Jerry Fielding

Violin:
Israel Baker, David Berman, George Berres, Henry Arthur Brown, Bobby Bruce (aka Robt. Berg), Samuel Cytron, Bonnie J. Douglas (Shure), Baldassare Ferlazzo, Howard W. Griffin, Anatol Kaminsky, Nathan Kaproff, George Kast, Varujan Kojian, Bernard Kundell, Marvin Limonick, Joseph Livoti, Dan Lube, Hillard Lubie, Alexander Murray, Erno Neufeld, Nicholas Pisani, Jerome Joseph Reisler, Sam Ross, Gerald Vinci, Hans Wippler, Harry Zagon

Viola:
Myer Bello, Rollice Dale, Joseph DiFiore, Alvin Dinkin, Phillip Goldberg, Allan Harshman, William Hymanson, Maurice Keltz, Robert Ostrowsky, Paul Robyn, Barbara A. Simons (Transue), Milton Thomas

Cello:
Naoum Benditzky, Jesse Ehrlich, Marie Fera, Raphael "Ray" Kramer, Irving Lipschultz, Edgar Lustgarten, Emmet Sargeant, Gloria Strassner, Mary Louise Zeyen

Bass:
Richard D. Kelley, Milton Kestenbaum, Abraham Luboff, Joseph Mondragon, Ed Safransky, Ray Siegel, Robert King Stone

Woodwinds:
Richard H. Anderson, Gene Cipriano, William Criss, Dominick Fera, Justin Gordon, Norman H. Herzberg, Jules Jacob, Ronald Langinger (aka Ronny Lang), Jack Marsh, Wilbur Schwartz

French Horn:
William A. Hinshaw, Henry Sigismonti

Trumpet:
John Audino, Frank Beach, Maurie Harris, Emanuel "Manny" Klein, Manny Stevens, Anthony "Tony" Terran, James C. Zito

Trombone:
Milton Bernhart, Hoyt Bohannon, Karl Dekarske, Gilbert Falco, Francis L. "Joe" Howard, Charles C. Loper, William Schaefer, Thomas Shepard, Lloyd E. Ulyate

Piano:
John Jack Latimer

Organ:
Clark Spangler

Guitar:
Laurindo Almeida, Louis Morell, Trefoni "Tony" Rizzi, Howard Roberts, Thomas "Tommy" Tedesco, Vincent Terri, Alfred Viola, Jimmy O. Wyble

Harmonica:
Tommy Morgan

Accordion:
Carl Fortina, Stephen Paietta, Jack A. Preisner

Percussion:
Hubert "Hugh" Anderson, Ralph Collier, John Cyr, Victor Feldman, Frank J. Flynn, Sheldon "Shelly" Manne, Joe Porcaro, Emil Radocchia (Richards), Kenneth E. Watson

Arranger:
Art Beck, Greig McRitchie, Albert Woodbury

Orchestra Manager:
Kurt E. Wolff

Copyist:
Dan Franklin, Arthur W. Grier, Alvin Sanders, Dave Strech, G. Summerson, Bill Williams (aka George Davenport)

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