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 Posted:   Nov 3, 2020 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   Travis   (Member)

I enjoyed putting together a collection of my favorites from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies awhile back. Here's my first attempt at a highlights compilation:

 Posted:   Nov 3, 2020 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Sepp Santana   (Member)


What about Intrada's overlong Dora the Explorer shorten to a 40-45 min. arranged album?

 Posted:   Nov 3, 2020 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (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.

Or 12 if you consider the expanded versions... but try not to consider those. I only got through the first 2 films, sure the other will get watched, eventually.

 Posted:   Nov 3, 2020 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)


 Posted:   Nov 3, 2020 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

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

The Sarah Whittle Edition


Come on, man.

 Posted:   Nov 3, 2020 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Hi Shaun...I love you too (man) xx

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2020 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   Chris Malone   (Member)

I like reading these interpretations on how to ‘convert’ a C&C score to A&A or, at least, create a favourite program. Film music seems to be the one musical world where—thanks to our beloved labels—we often get opportunity to go beyond what was on records issued contemporaneously with a film.


 Posted:   Nov 5, 2020 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I like reading these interpretations on how to ‘convert’ a C&C score to A&A or, at least, create a favourite program. Film music seems to be the one musical world where—thanks to our beloved labels—we often get opportunity to go beyond what was on records issued contemporaneously with a film.


It is absolutely unique in that regard! I guess the closest comparison is when you create your own "greatest hits" compilation of your favorite pop band's songs.

 Posted:   Feb 15, 2021 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Next up on my list is Quincy Jones's score for BANNING, just recently released by LLL. As before, this is my version of what could have been the LP edition when the movie came out in '68, working with the 30-45 minute restriction and sides A/B and mixing up the main theme variations, suspense and groove tracks. For example, the tracks "The Tounament", "Trying Tie" and "Sudden Death" all are variations on the suspense motif and I spread them out among the album running time. Below is my custom album edit

BANNING Custom Album Edit
Total Time 43:53

LP Side A:
1.The Eyes Of Love (Vocal: Gil Bernal)
2.Main Title
3.The Tournament
4.The Eyes Of Love (Instrumental)
5.Poker/Take Tea And Me
6.Sudden Death

LP Side B:
1.Main Title (Alternate)
2.The Set-Up
3.Banning Can't Forget
4.Trying Tie
5.Relay Chase

 Posted:   Mar 1, 2021 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Here is my 'News Of The World' (JNH) whittled edition.

1. Capt Jefferson
2. There Is No Time For Stories
3. Leaving Wichita
4. Arriving At Red River
7. The Road To Dallas
8. It's Hard Finding Your Way Home
10. What Else Can You Teach Me?
13. Johanna Returns Home
15. A Gift
16. Castroville
17. Kidd Visits Maria
18. Miss Johanna Kidd
19. End Titles

It runs around 40 minutes and eliminates most of the moody/drony atmospheric stuff and the 10 minute chase/shoot out sequence Dime Mountain (but worry not, it's not like the chase action stuff from WYATT EARP, even if it does work fine for the film sequence, modern scoring style).

 Posted:   Mar 2, 2021 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Raya and the Last Dragon

Whittled playlist:

Suite 1:
Young Raya and Namaari
Betrayed ( last 1:53 mins.)

Suite 2:
Search for the Last Dragon
Into the shipwreck
Enter the Dragon

Suite 3:
Fleeing from Tail
Journey to Talon (first 44 secs only)
Sisu Swims

Suite 4:
Dragon Graveyard
Running on Raindrops
Brother and Sisters
The Druun Close In

Suite 5:
The New World

Total Time 32:28 (approx)

Notes: I merged/crossed faded the above tracks into five separate suites.

 Posted:   Jul 18, 2021 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

Extreme Prejudice (Intrada 2CD edition)

1) Arrivals
2) Cash
3) The Bomb
4) The Set Up
5) The Morning After
6) Dust
7) The Funeral
8) A Nice Fellow
9) The Plan (from disc 2)
10) Out Of Business
11) The Plan (revised) electronic rescore
12) The Bank (revised) electronic rescore
13) The Bank Continued (revised) electronic rescore
14) Identities
15) To Mexico
16) No Friendlies
17) A Good Chance
18) They Don't Care
19) You Ready?
20) A Deal

Total time 62m 16s

 Posted:   Jul 19, 2021 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Hey Adam, the complete score only runs 56 minutes!!!
Here's what 'To Whittle' means...

reduce something in size, amount, or extent by a gradual series of steps.
"the shortlist of fifteen was whittled down to five"

Just kidding with yer, mate wink

 Posted:   Jul 19, 2021 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

Hey Adam, the complete score only runs 56 minutes!!

Someone has to shake things up around here! smile

 Posted:   Jul 31, 2021 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Here's my first whittle attempt for Jungle Cruise-

Nothing Else Matters (Jungle Cruise Version Part 1)
Stop Her!
A Steamer to Brazil
Jungle Cruise
Preparing to Set Sail
Sub Attack
The Rapids
Lily Snoops
Trader Sam
The Tree Fight
Joachim and the Bees
I Built a Boat
La Luna Rota
Underwater Puzzle
Petal Negotiations
Conquistadors Arrive
I Want You to Rest Now
Jungle Cruise Suite

Total Time: 56:33

 Posted:   Aug 11, 2021 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Somewhere in Time (Expanded)

This is probably the easiest whittle I've done in awhile. Just deleted cues I didn't like or disrupted the flow of the program and swapped out one cue for the alt cue. Done!

Theme From Somewhere In Time Featuring Roger Williams
The Grand Hotel
Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini Featuring Chet Swiatkowski
The Old Woman [Film Version]
June 27th
Room 417
The Journey Back In Time
Is He The One_ [Film Version]
A Day Together [Film Version]
The Man Of My Dreams
That's It
Total Dismay
Coin [Alternate]
Return To The Present
A Day Together [End Credits]
Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini [Alternate] Featuring Chet Swiatkowski
Is He The One_ [Alternate Excerpt]
Somewhere In Time [Piano Theme]
Rowing [Alternate]
Razor [Alternate]
Somewhere In Time [Theme Variation]
Finale And End Credits [From The Motion Picture Somewhere In Time]

Total Time: 1hr (approx)

Notes: Not sure if I'm gonna keep the last cue as the sound quality appears below the rest of the program.

 Posted:   Aug 30, 2021 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

Has anyone had a go at either Cold Mountain (Yared) or Come Away (Debney)? Somewhat random choices but two scores I listened to recently and enjoyed parts of but the albums are just too long so drag quite badly at times...

 Posted:   Oct 14, 2021 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I might attempt a COME AWAY whittle at some point, Tom.

In the meantime, I did a Midnight Whittle.

THE MIDNIGHT SKY (Alexandre Desplat)

1. The Midnight Sky
2. Aether Spaceship
4. Iris In The Stars
5. Evacuation
6. Families & Friends
7. In The Milky Way
8. A Child
14. Survivors
16. Changing Route
19. Mourning
21. A Ride Home
22. A New Life Ahead

Runs about 38 minutes and drops most of the suspense and action tracks, keeping the more tender/emotional cues.

 Posted:   Feb 22, 2022 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   DaveM   (Member)

DUNE: Part 1 (by Hans Zimmer)
3 hours Whittled down to 62 minutes

01. I See You In My Dreams (Sketchbook)
[02:39 - 06:10]
[09:09 - 12:24]
[14:26 - 14:51]
[18:08 - 18:22]
Length: 07:23

02. Herald Of The Change (OST)
[00:00 - 03:57]
Lentgh: 4:00

03. Leaving Caladan (OST) / Sanctuary (OST)
Leaving Caladan:
[Complete Cue]
[Complete Cue]
Lentgh: 3:20

04. Moon Over Caladan (Sketchbook)
[02:37 - 8:34]
Lentgh: 5:57

05. House Atreides (Sketchbook)
[04:06 - 06:31]
[07:35 - 10:05]
[03:23 - 03:32]
Lentgh: 5:03

06. Ripples In The Sand (OST)
[00:00 - 02:09]
[03:45 - 05:14]
Lentgh: 3:39

07. Gom Jabbar (OST) / Sandstorm (OST)
Gom Jabbar:
[00:00 - 00:08]
[00:57 - 02:00]
[01:00 - 02:34]
Lentgh: 2:38

08. The One (OST) / Burning Palms (OST)
The One:
[01:40 - 02:30]
Burning Palms:
[Complete Cue]
Lentgh: 4:44

09. Armada (OST)
[Complete Cue]
Lentgh: 5:09

10. The Shortening Of The Way (Sketchbook)
[00:00 - 02:37]
[08:09 - 11:08]
Lentgh: 5:40

11. Holy War (OST) / Stillsuits (OST)
Holy War:
[00:00 - 02:59]
[03:06 - 05:30]
Lentgh: 5:27

12. Paul's Dream (Sketchbook)
[00:00 - 04:43]
Lentgh: 4:50

13. My Roads Lead Into The Desert (OST)
[Complete Cue]
Lentgh: 3:52

Total Time: 61:48

 Posted:   Feb 25, 2022 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

10.5 / LEE HOLDRIDGE / Dragons Domain CD

01 10.5 Main Title / Goodbye, Space Needle 3:18
02 Train Wreck Sequence 2:07
05 Aftermath 2:12
06 Fault Search / Sinkhole 4:39
07 Father and Daughter On the Road 2:02
11 Presidential Speech 1:39
13 Doc Calls Home / Rachel Dies 4:05
*14 The First Nuke 4:58*
16 Truck Run 1:37
17 I Never Got Over Your Mom / The Camp 2:10
18 Rachel’s Message / Owen Finds His Family 1:56
19 Quake at Warhead Site #6 / Losing the Nuke 2:42
21 A Father’s Farewell 4:34
23 The Big One!!! 5:21
25 It’s Over / 10.5 End Credits 3:50

(about 47 mins)


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