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 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

(Tried to find an existing Psycho III thread to add this to...and couldn't find a one, or a thread for Psycho II either even though we know threads exist. Wild card search produced nothing. Grumble grumble)

Yes, the search engine stopped working after the server update thingie a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps we'll need to alert Lukas to this?

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Search engine works for me. But the search engine never really was reliable for finding things in general.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)


I've wondered over the years about a brief scene in which Norman is playing the piano, and he's playing the main title/Maureen in the Desert and humming along with it. I wondered if the piano and humming were dubbed later, or if the theme had already been composed and he was playing it on set. Either way, it was a treat to see/hear Norman playing the main title music since that's such a rarity.


Not intending to transform this thread into a Psycho III discussion, but addressing Allardyce comment, in Burwell’s site he explains:

“The final score to the picture was executed on Synclavier, percussion by Steve Forman, with women's and boy's choirs. Norman Bates plays piano in one scene of the film, and I tried to get Tony to play the theme I'd written for him, but syncing his fingers to the picture was difficult and in the end I did it myself.”

Therefore the version we actually hear was dubbed by Burwell later sincronizing the music to Perkins fingers (but I believe Perkins played on set a rough version of the theme, as his seem to be playing the actual notes)

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Just listened to the opening theme from "Psycho III" ... good lord, is the rest of the score like that? Ugh.

I've thankfully not seen the film.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Just listened to the opening theme from "Psycho III" ... good lord, is the rest of the score like that? Ugh.

I've thankfully not seen the film.


Based on your reaction I imagine that you listened to the track “Scream of Love - Theme From Psycho III” that opened the album but it is NOT the theme from the film (but an extended version of a source track that was demanded by Universal to have a “pop” vibe so they could produce a video for MTV).
The actual opening theme is Maureen In The Desert that plays in this clip, as of 1:35. If you don’t like it then this score is really not for you...
https://youtu.be/K1UBjwGw3nE

As Burwell explains Perkins demanded a non traditional score. Therefore the score is very different and unique, which for sure is not to all tastes.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

dp

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

tp

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2019 - 3:30 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

And it all just kept coming: Wonderstruck, Carol, True Grit, The Alamo, Rob Roy and most lately Conspiracy Theory (why isnt this an expanded release yet????!!).

And I have made myself a whole list of all the movies I need to watch which he scored. Some of the old ones are hard to find. So I have mostly listened to his "new" work.


Do make other Coen bros films a priority (Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, etc.)


I actually saw both Fargo and Barton Fink last night!! And I will listen to the combined CD later today wink
(I'm always out walking when listening to "new" score as it's the only way my head can really concentrate, lol)
Also thinking about watching In Bruges today and add that score as well to my walk as I dont think the run time for these 3 scores are that long.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2019 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)


I actually saw both Fargo and Barton Fink last night!! And I will listen to the combined CD later today wink
(I'm always out walking when listening to "new" score as it's the only way my head can really concentrate, lol)
Also thinking about watching In Bruges today and add that score as well to my walk as I dont think the run time for these 3 scores are that long.


In Bruges is a fun movie and the score is very good.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2019 - 3:49 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

^
I head the In Bruges track on the compilation CD and it sounded really nice!

 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2019 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2019/11/01/soundtrack-album-for-apple-tv-series-the-morning-show-to-be-released/

Apple isn't wasting time on getting scoring released, they're also cranking out score from "Snoppy in Space". I guess they know the "Strike while the iron is hot" phrase.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2019 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2019/11/01/soundtrack-album-for-apple-tv-series-the-morning-show-to-be-released/

Unless I'm VERY much mistaken, after some searching online, this album is ONLY available through a subscription service called "Apple Music."

It is not available for purchase and download at the regular iTunes or at Amazon or other online retailers.

This looks like the nightmare we all feared - scores that can only be listened to at services where you can never actually own a copy of them.

This is exactly why I've avoided digital as much as possible, and tried to buy CDs. The labels don't want us to own our own copies of things, they want as much control as possible. How long till all scores are like this?

Ugh.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2019 - 4:41 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2019/11/01/soundtrack-album-for-apple-tv-series-the-morning-show-to-be-released/

Unless I'm VERY much mistaken, after some searching online, this album is ONLY available through a subscription service called "Apple Music."

It is not available for purchase and download at the regular iTunes or at Amazon or other online retailers.

This looks like the nightmare we all feared - scores that can only be listened to at services where you can never actually own a copy of them.

This is exactly why I've avoided digital as much as possible, and tried to buy CDs. The labels don't want us to own our own copies of things, they want as much control as possible. How long till all scores are like this?

Ugh.


Yes you are mistaken. The album they released on Apple Music is a compilation of pop songs that are tied in to the show. My suspicion is they will release a film score on iTunes next week. If they’re releasing one at all.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2019 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)


Yes you are mistaken. The album they released on Apple Music is a compilation of pop songs that are tied in to the show. My suspicion is they will release a film score on iTunes next week. If they’re releasing one at all.


You must be referring to a different album. I haven't investigated whether there's a pop song soundtrack album.

I'm referring to the score album:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/morning-show-season-1-apple-tv-original-series-soundtrack/1484872939?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

It cannot be purchased through iTunes currently.

It is only available at Apple Music, a streaming-only subscription service that has no download option, as far as I know.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2019 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   deepscan   (Member)

Every time I see his name, I associate him with country music. He used that format as the basis for his score for RAISING ARIZONA. I always thought he is a country music composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 2, 2019 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

The score is gorgeous, by the way.

It's 47 mins, plus the 5 min theme song (a cover of Radiohead's "Creep").

It's dark and introspective and epic. "Alex Alone," "A Mournful Morning," "Make It Loud" and the rousing finale cue "This is The Morning Show" are the highlights.

Amazing that Burwell seems to have scored the entire season, judging by how much music of his is here. It's a bit like Jeff Beal scoring whole seasons of House of Cards, super rare. Usually a big composer seems to come in just to do the main theme, or at most the pilot.

Shame it's so complicated to access.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

UPDATE:

Looks like the album is only temporarily an Apple Music streaming exclusive.

It will be available on iTunes on December 6.

It will be available on other digital platforms on Feb 7, 2020.

https://filmmusicdaily.com/2019/11/01/lakeshore-records-releases-the-morning-show-apple-tv-original-series-soundtrack-by-carter-burwell/

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2019 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)


Yes you are mistaken. The album they released on Apple Music is a compilation of pop songs that are tied in to the show. My suspicion is they will release a film score on iTunes next week. If they’re releasing one at all.


You must be referring to a different album. I haven't investigated whether there's a pop song soundtrack album.

I'm referring to the score album:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/morning-show-season-1-apple-tv-original-series-soundtrack/1484872939?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

It cannot be purchased through iTunes currently.

It is only available at Apple Music, a streaming-only subscription service that has no download option, as far as I know.


You are right. I found the playlist on Apple Music. The album is there as you said.

But my iTunes prediction was pretty close.

For all mankind on dec 14th. Preorder now gets partial album.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2019 - 8:28 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

PSYCHO III (1986) remains one of my grails.
Burwell's first score for a major studio film. Anthony Perkis chose him personally after being impressed with his score to the Coen's independent movie "Blood Simple".

The movie and score are not as good as PSYCHO II, but are both underrated. Perkins managed to make an interesting film, even if lacking in suspense, with a lot of black comedy and some great sequences. Burwell's music in the film is very unique and was only partially released on LP and Tapes at the time of the film release (with only 15 min. of actual underscore and lots of source music [which was also composed by Burwell, but I'd have preferred more score and less source music]).

On Burwell's excelent website some lengthy samples are available (I recommend checking "Maureen in the Desert" [the movie main titles - a great theme that is a kind of love theme also used in "After the Shower"] and "Mother?") http://www.carterburwell.com/projects/Psycho3.html

Being an Universal film never released on CD I hope that it might be released complete in the near future by Intrada or Lalaland.


Couldn't agree more. One of my last remaining grails, and there is SO much unreleased music, all of it memorable and effective. I check in with Intrada about once a year to give them my annual begging for a CD.

I've wondered over the years about a brief scene in which Norman is playing the piano, and he's playing the main title/Maureen in the Desert and humming along with it. I wondered if the piano and humming were dubbed later, or if the theme had already been composed and he was playing it on set. Either way, it was a treat to see/hear Norman playing the main title music since that's such a rarity.

(Tried to find an existing Psycho III thread to add this to...and couldn't find a one, or a thread for Psycho II either even though we know threads exist. Wild card search produced nothing. Grumble grumble)


There's even a music video of one of the source songs, 'Scream of Love', shown on MTV, with Burwell (guy under the bed and in the shower)!

https://youtu.be/mwFe7aoXIqQ

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2019 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   SingingObelisk   (Member)


Yes you are mistaken. The album they released on Apple Music is a compilation of pop songs that are tied in to the show. My suspicion is they will release a film score on iTunes next week. If they’re releasing one at all.


You must be referring to a different album. I haven't investigated whether there's a pop song soundtrack album.

I'm referring to the score album:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/morning-show-season-1-apple-tv-original-series-soundtrack/1484872939?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

It cannot be purchased through iTunes currently.


Am I correct that this album only contains music from the very first episode of the series? And does not feature the main title music that is introduced from episode two onwards? In that case, I hope more music gets released as the series continues. Love the album though.

 
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