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 Posted:   May 17, 2020 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Covid19 has nothing to do with it - got my package from intrada today

Same hear, well a few days ago. It only took two days, instead of one, to pack and mail. And about a week travelling. Still not bad considering.

Well, I don't know about you, guys... I'm in EU too, but I haven't received anything from Intrada since February and I have 3 packages from them still somewhere in transit, received none.


That's one reason I voted to leave

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2020 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


Well done Intrada! smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2020 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   McCrutchy   (Member)

World premiere release of exciting, vivid western score! Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison star, Alan Sharp scripts, Joseph Biroc photographs, Robert Aldrich directs, Universal Pictures presents, Frank DeVol scores. All participants excel! Allegorical nod to the Vietnam War chronicles brutal take on cavalry vs. indians trope with small band of reservation Apaches on the run, looting and killing with mounted troops in pursuit. But just who is pursued and who is in pursuit? Whatever. Considerable carnage results. Frank DeVol, veteran composer of Aldrich films (Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?, Hush… Hush Sweet Charlotte, The Flight Of The Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen) melds old-fashioned marching tune for the cavalry with dynamic action material for variety of intense skirmishes. March typically plays on brass, woodwinds and percussion with minimal support from strings. Interestingly, DeVol also scores the action with brass and woodwinds in the lead, percussion in support and strings - mainly cellos and basses - in subordinate role. Violins get their say in select sequences but this is imposing, edgy, often-rousing and decidedly ferocious music. DeVol gets considerable contrast with both muted and open brass. He offers a number of intense battle cues throughout but special spotlights must go to incredible pair of unrelenting back-to-back action sequences, “Hide And Seek”, “Fire Power”. Here, DeVol leads his “symphonic band” in muscular, rhythmic and highly charged exciting set-pieces that surely qualify as tour-de-force showcases for the brass, especially in challenging, staccato intervals in upper registers. This is not your standard western action music but instead is genuinely forceful, adrenaline-building material. Even subsequent “It’s Wednesday” offers considerable action. DeVol has disown sound. Think The Dirty Dozen on steroids. Highly original writing! Intrada presents entire score from pristine condition 1/2” 3-channel masters courtesy Universal vaults. John Takis provides literate notes, Kay Marshall fashions dramatic booklet utilizing terrific original 1972 film artwork. Music supervision by Hal Mooney, 1970’s Universal music supervisor on Columbo, Six Million Dollar Man, Kolchak, Marcus Welby, Kojak, others. Frank De Vol composes, conducts. Intrada Special Collection CD available while quantities and interest remain!


01. Universal Emblem/Main Title Pt. 1 (3:41)
02. Ulzana Accordion – Version 1 (Main Title Pt. 2) (1:35)
03. Bads (Main Title Pt. 3) (0:46)
04. One Down (0:33)
05. Mount Up (1:15)
06. Dead Shot (3:01)
07. One Dead Dog (0:47)
08. Squatter’s Rights (1:46)
09. Apache Humor (1:09)
10. Ulzana Harmonica No. 1 (Theme From Ulzana’s Raid) (1:15)
11. Fresh Meat (0:51)
12. Ulzana’s Plan (2:11)
13. Mr. New (0:53)
14. Mac’s Plan (2:05)
15. Ulzana Harmonica No. 2 (2:00)
16. Ulzana’s Son (2:54)
17. Trouble Time (0:27)
18. Secrets (3:24)
19. First Trust (2:33)
20. Mrs. Reardon (Film Version) (3:28)
21. Plenty Indians (0:47)
22. Hide And Seek (4:41)
23. Fire Power (4:33)
24. It’s Wednesday (2:18)
25. Con Man (Composite Mix) (1:42)
26. End Title (1:16)
Total Score Time: 52:49

The Extras
27. Mrs. Reardon (Original) (3:27)
28. Con Man (1:42)
29. Ulzana Accordion – Version 2 (1:48)
Total Extras Time: 7:01




http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.12181/.f

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2020 - 8:16 PM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

DeVol has disown sound.

I disagree. Nobody owned his "sound" like Frank did!

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2020 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Just wanted to chime in to say that "Ulzana's Son" is my favorite action cue discovery in quite some time! Magnificent! Just a dynamite score overall, with some really strong themes and development.

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2020 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

What a fantastic release by Intrada.They are doing such a great job in featuring and covering all the silver age , golden age and contemporary scores.I must say that all the labels featured on this forum are a great treat and are trying really very hard to satisfy us the always hungry customerswink
Keep ' em coming folks.....
And stay healthy.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2020 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Yup, amazing release! I remember way back (see those streets, well it was all prairie in them days, sonny) when we'd get great releases like this almost every month. I think this is obscure & unlikely enough to be called a Holy Grail (remember those?), I've loved this score since I first saw the film, but thought that there was zero chance of a release by now. I didn't get too exited at the original announcement, as didn't say anything about the source for this release; was it from a cassette that the composer had, or from a mono music & effects track? Happily no, great sounding stereo from, "pristine condition 1/2” 3-channel masters courtesy Universal vaults". I shall happily order this once I've had my morning coffee.

A big thank you to everyone over at Intrada smile

…& ordered.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2020 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   panphoto   (Member)

Covid19 has nothing to do with it - got my package from intrada today

Same hear, well a few days ago. It only took two days, instead of one, to pack and mail. And about a week travelling. Still not bad considering.

Well, I don't know about you, guys... I'm in EU too, but I haven't received anything from Intrada since February and I have 3 packages from them still somewhere in transit, received none.


That's one reason I voted to leave


Seriously! You equate the round-earth unity and maturity of EU nations working together to maintain peace and prosperity in Europe since WW2 as being responsible for the slow delivery of your CD's?

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2020 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Curious that the execs @ Universal do not consider Ulzana's Raid (or The Big Fix via Varese) as part of the Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection.

Neither that Conti nor this DeVol had any prior soundtrack incarnations, so one would expect these to be Heritage premieres through La-La Land.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2020 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Curious that the execs @ Universal do not consider Ulzana's Raid (or The Big Fix via Varese) as part of the Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection.

Neither that Conti nor this DeVol had any prior soundtrack incarnations, so one would expect these to be Heritage premieres through La-La Land.


Yes, but Intrada do have a history of releasing some Universal soundtracks. A few years back they did a number of first time releases like Tobruk (Bronislau Kaper) & The War Wagon (Dimitri Tiomkin) & a few others, but then the series petered out. Universal must have so many great sounding soundtrack tapes in their vaults, so the Film Music Heritage Collection a great idea, but they do seem very sluggish in getting them to La-La Land. My two favourite soundtrack types to listen to these days are sixties soundtracks & western scores. I wonder if there's any chance of Shenandoah (Frank Skinner)? Anyway, looking forward to buying Two Mules for Sister Sara (Morricone) when it's finally released, & anymore DeVol...I wonder if the tapes still exist for McLintock!, I don't even know who has the LP tapes for than one (& I know it's not with Universal).

...I just hope there's still enough fans out there to make these releases viable.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2020 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Ulzana's Raid...ordered!

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2020 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

I fast tracked watching this on Blu ray last week specifically because I was curious to hear if the score was something I would want immediately, or (hopefully) something I'd rather put off, or even pass on altogether.

I was engrossed in the movie for the most part and the only times I was honestly conscious of the score was when
1) it seemed to be the oft heard cavalry march drumming
or
2) lighter, jauntier, and slightly off tonally compared to the on screen dramatics.

The rest barely registered.
I enjoyed the (often grim) film, but was sort of relieved this didn't seem like a score I needed.

I recently got around to listening to, and greatly enjoying, Safan's Son Of The Morning Star.
While I haven't seen the actual film/series, story-wise both properties seem to be covering similar milieus with downbeat dramatic content.
SotMS, however, seemed more of what I would expect for this kind of material.

Curiosity, and plenty of idle time, still pushed me to check out the samples for UR though.
They not only sound great (fidelity, clarity, dynamics, etc), they sound "great". Even brief snatches give me a much different impression than having heard them in context with the film. This sounds like a great listen, and passages that I felt were tonally awkward in the film sound like they will make for a more enjoyable and varied experience in a fuller album presentation.

So (sigh) yet another title added to the wish-list to obsess over.


BTW, a day or two before I sat down with UR, I was watching an ep of Adam-12 and noticed in the credits a Frank De Vol as one of the actors. He was a somewhat mousier guy, in glasses, playing a shop teacher who got pranked by his students.

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2020 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Its a great film. And violent. But its also one of the first times on screen i heard the Apache mindset explained, how scalping took a man's power, etc.

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2020 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

My belief is that the tonal disconnect between the "jaunty" march and the onscreen happenings was intentional, and plays as a commentary on DeBuin's naivete and misplaced optimism. That was my read, anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2020 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   Larry847   (Member)

It has some really killer lines of dialogue too, particularly from Burt Lancaster. ("I'm not about to argue with no Apache over horseshit.")

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2020 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

My belief is that the tonal disconnect between the "jaunty" march and the onscreen happenings was intentional, and plays as a commentary on DeBuin's naivete and misplaced optimism. That was my read, anyway.

Ok. That makes sense.

I'll keep that in mind next time I watch the film- though by that time I'm sure the perception will be further influenced by how often I will have listened to the score only.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2020 - 10:22 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Burt Lancaster is brilliant in this, he made three great westerns around this time, Ulzana's Raid, Lawman & Valdez Is Coming, & all with great scores (shame there's no Valdez Is Coming music to release). This is the first Intrada release I've bought for some time (the credit card details they had for me was out of date), hopefully I'll be buying a few more this year.

 
 
 Posted:   May 21, 2020 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Grand News! Instant Order!

 
 
 Posted:   May 21, 2020 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

This is the first Intrada release I've bought for some time (the credit card details they had for me was out of date), hopefully I'll be buying a few more this year.

Hi, Rameau.

No doubt you keep yourself informed regarding album releases, but I'm curious why you hadn't gotten any Intrada offerings these past months. 1965 alone has been well-served by Intrada: THE COLLECTOR, KING RAT, MORITURI, 10TH VICTIM, THAT MAN IN ISTANBUL, etc.
Have you not acquired any of these? I thought you love '60s soundtracks. smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 21, 2020 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

.I wonder if the tapes still exist for McLintock!, I don't even know who has the LP tapes for that one (& I know it's not with Universal).


Normally, the United Artists LP (and film) would be with MGM. But the authorized version of the film is with Paramount because it's controlled by the John Wayne Estate and Wayne's production company Batjac. I imagine they control the soundtrack rights as well. The film had fallen into the public domain in 1991, after Batjac failed to renew its copyright. That led to innumerable VHS (and later DVD) versions of the film being issued from whatever prints were extant.

Batjac quickly reversed its error and in 1993 they re-copyrighted a revised version of the film, based upon "editing, remixing, & addition of new sound material." That led to authorized DVD and Blu-ray releases from the original elements. I don't know if anyone has approach the Wayne Estate about a soundtrack release, but I doubt they would be much interested. I've heard that Bob Furmanek has approached them about releasing a 3-D version of HONDO, and they have no interest in that.

 
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