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 Posted:   Mar 21, 2020 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Listen Scatman, me and Paul were riffing on this in the 80s and 90s, drunk in the streets (well, Paul wasn't drunk, cos he didn't drink, but the Scousers were).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2020 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

Listen Scatman, me and Paul were riffing on this in the 80s and 90s, drunk in the streets (well, Paul wasn't drunk, cos he didn't drink, but the Scousers were).

I'll never forget that night. It was such a relief to get away from the horrible "study abroad" scam in London where I'd found myself, and have a great weekend in Liverpool. You guys have no idea what that did for my spirits (even though I wasn't imbibing spirits -- but I was wired from all the Coca-Cola!).

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2020 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

La-La Land's 2CD set of Far and Away.

CD 1

01) County Galway, June 1892
03) Joe Sr.'s Passing
05) Leaving Home
08) This is My Destiny
10) Am I Beautiful?
11) Blowing Off Steam
12) Fighting For Dough
13) My Own Man
14) Into the Bath
17) Inside the Mansion
18) Shannon is Shot
19) Day Dreaming
20) Joseph's Dream
21) The Horseshoe
22) The Reunion

CD 2

01) Oklahoma Territory
02) The Land Race
03) Race to the River
04) Settling With Stephen
05) Joseph and Shannon
06) End Credits

MCA CD

18) Book of Days (Enya)

Total CDr Time - 61m 00s

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2020 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

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 Posted:   Apr 5, 2020 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Far and Away- My playlist for La-La Land's 2CD set.

County Galway, June 1892
The Fighting Donnellys
Joe Sr.'s Passing
Leaving Home
The Duel Scene
This Is My Destiny
Burning the Manor House
Blowing Off Steam
Fighting for Dough
The Big Match
Shannon Is Shot
Day Dreaming
Joseph's Dream
The Horseshoe
The Reunion (Film Version)
Oklahoma Territory
The Land Race
Race To The River
Settling With Stephen
Joseph And Shannon
End Credits

Total Time: 1hr (1:00:22 to be precise)

Notes: I didn't consider or compare any of the alt cues on disc two. Mostly due to a lack of time and I'm happy with the main presentation versions.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2020 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

ROSEWOOD, combining La La Land's disc 1 (original soundtrack) & disc 2 (Williams' album edit).

1) Rosewood (OST)
2) Look Down, Lord (album)
3) Mann Goes Shopping / Mann Meets Scrappie (OST)
4) The Town Of Summer (album)
5)The Arrival Of Mann (OST)
6) Light My Way (album)
7) Exchanging Gifts / Cracker Mob (OST)
8) After The Fire (album)
9) False Accusation (album)
10) Mann At Rosewood (album)
11) The Freedom Train (album)
12) End Titles (OST)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2020 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

THE CORE (Christopher Young) Intrada 2CD Edition
Okay, it's great, BUT, 100 minutes of full-on, forward momentum LARGE SCALE Disaster Action music can wear one down in a whole session.
I find Disc 1 to be the strongest, with the main highlights therein.
Disc 2 still has some great stuff, but repeats material from D1, which lessens it somewhat.
I only shaved about 8 minutes from the D1 run time of 51 mins, but kept about 18 mins from D2, for a whittle edition score total time of around 60 mins.
Here it is
Disc 1, tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
Disc 2, tracks 1, 8, 9, 10.

(track 11 of D1, Cor Cordium, may be added back into the programme...just played it again and liked it some more).

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2020 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

Legends of the Fall by James Horner.... Intrada 2CD set

CD1

1) Legends of the Fall
2) Susannah's Arrival, The Train Station
3) Susannah
4) The Ludlows
5) Off to War
8) Samuel's Death
10) Coming Home, Tristan and Susannah
11) Alfred Move to Helena
13) Farewell, Descent Into Madness
14) The Changing Seasons, Wild Horses, Tristan's Return
15) Goodbyes
17) The Wedding

CD2

1) Recollections of Samuel
6) Alfred, Tristan, The Colonel, The Legend

Total CDr time - 77m 04s

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

So, prompted by the Varese expanded release of Elmer Bernstein's WILD WILD WEST score and knowing that I would inevitably whittle it down to a custom album for myself, I am looking again at expanded or complete Bernstein releases and tackling them as well. This includes GANGS OF NEW YORK, SCARLET LETTER, RAMPAGE and more. As usual, I will use Garage Band to edit shorter cues into longer suites, rearrange out of film order or edit longer cues down. Below is my custom album edit of WILD WILD WEST, for starters:

WILD WILD WEST - Custom Album Edit
Total time - 51:44

1.Blade/Main Title
2.West Fights
3.Whirly Girly
4.Punch Up & Washington (this track opens with "Punch", then "Punch Up" and "Washington" cues)
5.Dismissed
6.Waltz First Mansion & Polka (I wanted these two dance cues as one track)
7.East Meets West
8.Rescue
9.Tank To Catch (this track opens with "Tank" cross faded into "Tank To Catch")
10.Reeling (yes, out of film order, but I wanted this bright, energetic as a break)
11.Exit McGrath & Ritaless
12.Missing Something
13.Train Attack
14.The Cornfield
15.Big Ride (Original Wild Wild West Television Theme)
16.Spider Canyon & Captured
17.The Plan/America & Avante/Air Gordon (again, not film order but these work well together musically)
18.Eight Ball & Flying Attack (work well together, the ostinato in 8 Ball is revisited in Flying Attack)
19.Tin Man/Four of a Kind
20.Last Fight
21.Bye Loveless / Whoopin'
22.The End (Ride the Spider)

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2020 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Next up on my list is Elmer Bernstein's unused score for GANGS OF NEW YORK, which is part of that Varese CD box set. In revisiting this score, I forgot that it's kind of a slog to get through. While there are great highlights, it's also so low key at times as to be unmemorable. This could have been due to Bernstein's own response to the movie or Scorcese directing him to keep the music unobtrusive, but this, plus the fact that's not overly thematic, keeps it from being an engaging listen. Below is my whittled version, not always film order and again with some short cues merged into single tracks via Garage Band.

GANGS OF NEW YORK (The Unused Score) (Custom Album Edit)
Total Time = 39:12

1.Razor/Uncle Jack/Battle (without vocal) (3 cues merged, I like this version of "Battle" cue)
2. Pullback to 1846 & Amsterdam
3.First Pagoda
4.Hide Medal/Retrieve Medal (combined these musically similar cues)
5.Trolley
6.Contact
7.Panic
8.Doctor
9.Razor Revisited
10.Rabbits Leave & Lists (not film order but "Rabbits Leave" is a powerful track opener)
11.Streets and Prayers
12.Shooting & Troops (not film order)
13.Smoke
14.Bill Please
15.The Dead
16.New York

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2020 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Next up on my list of Elmer Bernstein expanded scores to whittle down is JOURNEY OF NATTY GANN. This is really an all around great score by EB, but still a bit overlong with many short cues that I wanted to "suite together" or omit. Below is my custom album edit

JOURNEY OF NATTY GANN Custom Album Edit
Total Time 42:36

1.Main Title (The Journey)
2.Locket (alt & film) (I combined the alt and film versions of Locket into one track)
3.Escape
4.2M2 (Big Band Source)
5.4M3/Ride/Forest (not quite film order, 4M3 is splashy opening, merging into Ride, then Forest cues)
6.Friend
7.4M5/Moving (two separate cues merged)
8.Bull
9.2M5 (Big Band Source)
10.Mainer
11.Makin' It
12.Snow
13.Ramp
14.10m2
15.Parting
16.Uphill
17.Last (EB really was way too succinct with some cue titles!)
18.End Credits

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2020 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Eh. Just because...

Charade (Henry Mancini)

Emblem 0:25
Main Title 2:25
Positive Identification 2:09
Empty Room 2:35
Bye Bye Charlie 3:49
Mean Cat 2:42
Confide in Me 3:35
Don't Trust Him 3:18
Hook Fight 5:26
Fatherly Talk 1:48
Poor Dead Herman 2:33
Notre Dame 2:43
The Drip-Dry Waltz 1:48
"Charade" 2:09
Carousel Medley 5:17
Stamps 1:17
Metro Chase 2:25
True Identity and Finale 3:54

50 minutes. Axed most of the source music (the creepy as hell version of the main theme in the first part of 'Carousel Medley' pretty much ensured that it wasn't going anywhere) and some of the score from late in the album. Those tracks are sort of a precursor to Wait Until Dark, but awesome as they both are, they are two totally different movies.

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2020 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Funny enough, I was planning on whittled version of CHARADE as well! I was looking to do this for Mancini's HATARI, from the Intrada release.

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2020 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Swashbuckler (Film score)

Swashbuckler – Main Title
The Coach Robbery (film mix)
Duelist Dies
Plunder
Rescue
Fencing Lesson Edit (Added OST ending)
Ned and Jane
Foiling Folly
Additional music: The Lark in the Morning
Torture, Erotica in Waltz Time (extended version)
The Pickpocket Monkey (film mix)
Retreat to the Ship (film mix)
Love Theme from Swashbuckler
The Incredible Chase – Escape
Nose for Trouble / Life at Stake
Revolution / Into the Forest Edit (Shorten cue of repetition.)
Open the Gates / Prisoners Freed
Assault on the Fortress (film mix) Edit (Added OST ending)
Derring-Do! (film mix)
End Title, End Cast (extended version)

Total Time: 46:16

Notes:
I moved cues around to better represent the OST because I'm so used to that program. I took out some cues that were repetitious and or to frantic. Shortened a cue and added the original end stingers of a couple of tracks as represented on the OST. Only one of the edits show a noticeable drop in quality in mixing the film score with the OST recording, but its the best I can do. Included one additional source cue that represents the main protagonist.

 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2020 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

Did anyone do some whittles for the three Hobbit scores taking them down to a similar length to the original LOTR albums? Those scores are great but a lot in one sitting!

 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2020 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Did anyone do some whittles for the three Hobbit scores taking them down to a similar length to the original LOTR albums? Those scores are great but a lot in one sitting!

I seem to recall that I assembled a 75 minute "highlights album" from those three Hobbit scores, but I didn't do reduced album versions of the each of the individual scores...

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2020 - 12:18 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

Did anyone do some whittles for the three Hobbit scores taking them down to a similar length to the original LOTR albums? Those scores are great but a lot in one sitting!

I seem to recall that I assembled a 75 minute "highlights album" from those three Hobbit scores, but I didn't do reduced album versions of the each of the individual scores...


I do remember seeing this now you mention it. Guess I wasn’t looking to whittle them quite that much! Maybe I’ll just have to try and whittle each one myself. It feels like such a daunting job!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2020 - 2:49 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'm the same.
The 3 scores (6 DISCS!!) are waiting for me to give them a proper 'sit-down/play/select my fave tracks' listen, but I haven't got around to it yet.
The 'boredom memories' of the films hasn't helped.

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2020 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Did anyone do some whittles for the three Hobbit scores taking them down to a similar length to the original LOTR albums? Those scores are great but a lot in one sitting!

Could've sworn I made a compilation for all three scores but can't find anything of the sorts in iTunes.

I do have a whittled down version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:

A Very Respectable Hobbit (Exclusive Bonus) & Old Friends (Extended Version)
Misty Mountains -The World Is Ahead & Erebor (Exclusive Bonus Track)
Warg-Scouts & The Hidden Valley
The Defiler & The Edge of the Wild (Exclusive Bonus Track)
Over The Hill & A Thunder Battle
Under Hill & Out Of The Flying Pan
A Good Omen
The Dwarf Lords (Exclusive Bonus Track) -The World Is Ahead & Dreaming of Bag End

Total Time: 50:16


I love this compilation from both TLOTR's and Hobbit films:

The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings Film Music Collection

https://www.discogs.com/Howard-Shore-The-Complete-Hobbit-Lord-Of-The-Rings-Film-Music-Collection/release/10175832

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2020 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'm thinking about doing an edit of James Horner's JUMANJI, just so I can call it...

The Sarah Whittle Edition

smile

 
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