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 Posted:   Jan 30, 2019 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Looking forward to receiving my copy of this. Forgive if it's been mentioned (I couldn't find it) but is there anything from the GNP/Crescendo CD that did not make its way onto this set?
No.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2019 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   charles124   (Member)

Yes, I think Bullitt is definitely in there (LaSalle uses that and the Apes riff in City Beneath the Sea too).


Someone...got me excited by stating on a FACEBOOK group today that as of today LA LA LAND released EVERYTHING from LAND OF THE GIANTS on a new soundtrack set. It's not true, right? I went to the site and found the same old four disk set, which, while good, is like having HALF a dream come true as so much IS missing from this. I also wonder what was still found intact and not included (FRAMED is particular lament as being so short on the set). I also miss the very end music from THE MECHANICAL MAN and much of the first season music (again, MANHUNT) especially stuff that found its way into THE WEIRD WORLD and THE LOST ONES, tracked from a lot of the episodes you presented half way. Sorry to go on about this but it does sort of hurt. Love this show and this music. Glad to have half of it. Sad to realize we may never get the rest of what you found still in good condition.

 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2019 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

charles124, I think you've been answered many posts ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2019 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Wow.. this really is a ground breaking release - sometimes i can't believe the work LLL go too to get stuff out there like WW or TWWW this is perfection again at its finest, I love tv scores - thanks a lot LLL I love your daring courage with tv.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2019 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

Looking forward to receiving my copy of this. Forgive if it's been mentioned (I couldn't find it) but is there anything from the GNP/Crescendo CD that did not make its way onto this set?
No.


Sweet - thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2019 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   charles124   (Member)

You can say I'm not content with the LAND OF THE GIANTS released four disc soundtrack because I am. But you cannot say I'm discontent with everything because I'm not. I'm content with a lot of things: the LOST IN SPACE and STAR TREK releases, the longevity of DOCTOR WHO, SPACE: 1999 fandom, etc. BUT I just gave another listen to some of the discs on the LAND OF THE GIANTS soundtrack release and while I love ALL of what's there, what's there is not ALL.

For example, the brilliant music of RETURN OF INIDU. I'm up to a part where they flee the giant boys outside and then the next bit should be... the giant bird attack music, which was, for a long time, the only bit of GIANTS I had on audio tape (there were no DVDs back then). The soundtrack release approached that moment but...it's not there. Then, the excellent music as the others gather round to get rid of the new stranger to just before Steve puts the candle out. Not there. And this is not unique to just this episode. RESCUE missed the pre titles chase music as the kids chase Steve and Dan. FRAMED missed...well, almost the whole episode's music. FRAMED is only about four minutes long on the disc.

Okay, so they touched on EVERY episode but that's all they did. Frankly, I would have forgone some of the music to some of the episodes to have had them release ALL of FRAMED, MANHUNT, FLIGHT PLAN, and UNDERGROUND. Those are more representative of GIANTS music.

Episodes I would have waited for or have had lost on this release to have the above include COMEBACK, HOME SWEET HOME, THE GOLDEN CAGE, TARGET: EARTH, the ballerina music from COLLECTOR'S ITEM, PANIC, NIGHTMARE, AND especially the largely inferior and already released unused Courage CRASH reject soundtrack. Courage's unused soundtrack is poor compared to all the rest of GIANTS' music.

Sure, I'd be upset but not have this feeling of almost reached the goal, of incompleteness. As it stands, if they ever do release more GIANTS soundtracks (doubtful), what are they going to do? Say, "Here, we're giving you the stuff we left out?" It's very upsetting.

And yes, I do know the reason is that some of the stuff was damaged but I doubt all that was left out was damaged. Just left out.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2019 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

Well, we got what we got. There was no chance of a Star Trek or LIS styled release. So, even the stuff that still exists and was left off was left off because of space reasons. Also cost, I would imagine.

Without a complete release, some fans would be disappointed at what was left out. That's the risk with these highlights albums. Lots of stuff was left off The Wild Wild West, Mission Impossible and later Star Trek series releases.

So, yeah, I get it, but every single post you write is filled with complaints. How about "thank you for bothering with this forgotten series at all?" Ya know?

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2019 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

It's too bad there isn't a download option (where all the various additional fees are included) to allow fans to buy beyond what's available on a CD release. I suggest "download" because it probably wouldnt work to allow extra CDs to be purchased the way labels license the music and decide what or how much to release. It could be a compromise so all available music is available without having the label pay for it and take a potential loss.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2019 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

This might be slightly off-topic, but (and of course I'm probably wrong) I suspect that charles124 might be Charles Thaxton, who is mighty and influential indeed on all things SF. If it is you, Charles T, I salute you for championing the genre so much throughout the years. And if it is you, I do hope that you are finding at least some relief from your ongoing illness. We wish you all the best for the future.

Moderator - Delete this if you think it's inappropriate, misleading or irrelevant.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

When i bought the GNP cd i was sad that the most often music used in the series was missing. Now i thought that i could finaly get this music on the 4 cd set, but its still not there ! The music is from the episode FRAMED and its this music that got my attention in 1969. This is the music that reminds me the most the series.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Maybe you and Charles124 (pretty sure he's not Charles Thaxton) can contact LLL and ask how you could get more of the music, assuming the recordings you want are still available. They could direct you to the right people to contact, if they chose.

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2019 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

Maybe you and Charles124 (pretty sure he's not Charles Thaxton) can contact LLL and ask how you could get more of the music, assuming the recordings you want are still available. They could direct you to the right people to contact, if they chose.

Hum ! ...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2019 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

The comment I made on March 16 was three days before Charles Thaxton's sad passing. Hope it doesn't lead to any misunderstandings.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2019 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Music by John Williams, Alexander Courage, Leith Stevens, Harry Geller, Artie Kane, Joseph Mullendore, Richard LaSalle, Robert Prince, Irving Gertz and Paul Sawtell


The booklet of notes inside this set includes a photograph on each of the above composers with the exception of Robert Prince.

Was no photo of Mr. Prince available for this edition? Or was it decided by other reasoning that an image of Robert Prince was not crucial for this booklet's publication?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


More Garbage
(from La-La Land's keypunch/data entry staffer smile )

Framed: Leith Steven

Underground: Letih Stevens

Manhunt: Letih Stevens



Leith Stevens' surname lost a letter "s" when he scored "Framed"
His brother Letih came out of nowhere to score 2 segments, then disappeared off planet Earth never to be heard from again.

One can also read such data entry garbage within both SAE's and soundtrackcollector's websites, which perpetuate these miniature mistakes. smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)


More Garbage
(from La-La Land's keypunch/data entry staffer smile )


So the partial cue name at the start is part of your joke about typos?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


More Garbage
(from La-La Land's keypunch/data entry staffer smile )


You mean typos? I get you're making a joke by using the cue name at the start.


Yep. Typos from some typist in La-La Land.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Maybe they were using voice-recognition software which got it wrong. If they typed it in, too bad spell checker didn't catch it. Leeth dudn't get no respect.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2019 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Maybe they were using voice-recognition software which got it wrong. If they typed it in, too bad spell checker didn't catch it. Leeth dudn't get no respect.

On TRL they spelled ' native' NAIVE with the two dots over the I.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2019 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Got this set recently after Memorial Day courtesy La-La Land's 25% off sale & I've listened to each of the 4 CDs at least 3 times (with select faves being heard more than 4 times).

I can opine thus far that the music scores which impress me the most were written by guys who did only one segment.

My rankings are:

1) "Nightmare" by Robert Prince
2) "The Crash" by John Williams
&
3) "The Creed" by Irving Gertz

After these, the ones I also like are Alexander Courage's unused "Crash" and most of the 7 done by Richard LaSalle.

Neither the output by Harry Geller nor Leith Stevens engages my attention as well as the work done by the above-named ... and the music by Joseph Mullendore is what I'm least sympathetic toward.

Being a long-time fan of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, I'm prone to be receptive to Paul Sawtell. The source music cues by Artie Kane, however, haven't yet registered with me because I tend to skip past those tracks.

Overall, I love these styles of vintage scoring for television - so this box set is a keeper.

Though this thread has a lot of input from forum members, there is very little chat about Gertz's "The Creed". This surprises me since the cues by Gertz exhibit the spirit & characteristics of the pilot music by Williams (and Courage, too).

 
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