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 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Similar to Sean, I introduced my 3 nieces to this film when it was released and they loved it.
Just recently, the eldest (who is now 29) showed me a book she was reading, which was a fact-based account of the Nome incident and expedition, in a joking 'look what you did to us Uncle Kev' tone of voice.
I also enjoyed the music, but chunks of it always had that 'ghost-written' feel about it, just like A FAR OFF PLACE & WE'RE BACK (why that should matter, I have no idea).
Anyway, I'm sure this will be added to my next Intrada order.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   jlj93byu   (Member)

Does anyone feels the excitement of a new James Horner release is accompanied with a bit of a heart break? Am I the only one?

You are definitely not the only one. The last couple of years, my heart has been most excited when hearing about Horner releases. They are definitely the ones I anticipate the most.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I also enjoyed the music, but chunks of it always had that 'ghost-written' feel about it, just like A FAR OFF PLACE & WE'RE BACK (why that should matter, I have no idea).

Kev, if only you knew the half of it re: the ghost-writing that was somewhat rampant on Horner's part during this time... ONCE UPON A FOREST takes the cake in that department though. Straight from one of the orchestrators to my own ears! Indeed though, whether or not that actually matters in the grand scheme of things is probably best-left to the individual listener to decide...

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I saw this post and I'm happy see it re issued.
I haven't listened to the score in about 15 years. I decided to pull out my copy, and give it another listen. I turned it over and saw a little bit of dust and I began wiping it off with my shirt. But with hardly any pressure the disc just cracked with ease!




Well I guess I'm ordering the reissue now! big grin


Jesus! Hope the same fate doesn't befall my copy of Casper.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   bpdl   (Member)

I also enjoyed the music, but chunks of it always had that 'ghost-written' feel about it, just like A FAR OFF PLACE & WE'RE BACK (why that should matter, I have no idea).

Kev, if only you knew the half of it re: the ghost-writing that was somewhat rampant on Horner's part during this time... ONCE UPON A FOREST takes the cake in that department though. Straight from one of the orchestrators to my own ears! Indeed though, whether or not that actually matters in the grand scheme of things is probably best-left to the individual listener to decide...


Bobbengan do you have an email I can contact you at? I'd love to hear more about this for my research.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

This release necessitates an upgrade NO QUESTIONS ASKED!

So you’re saying it’s worthy of a deaf buy*.



No. He is saying he blindly obeys authority.


THE SOLIUM OBEISANCE
THE SOLIUM ACQUIESCING

*you stole my joke!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

This release necessitates an upgrade NO QUESTIONS ASKED!

So you’re saying it’s worthy of a deaf buy*.



No. He is saying he blindly obeys authority.


THE SOLIUM OBEISANCE
THE SOLIUM ACQUIESCING

*you stole my joke!


A reference rather than a theft. I'll cite you in the footnotes of my post next time, along with an addendum of "awards," knightships, and various other distinctions.

THE MARSHALL MISAPPREHENSION

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

You must put it in quotation marks to indicate its a reference.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 8:17 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Just added quotes.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 10:00 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

I can't stand Don Davis' music, yet this and We're Back are among my favorite Horners.
So...if Davis ghost-wrote these, I guess Horner at least checked by now and then to make sure it wasn't sounding like junk? razz

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 10:56 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Nice release... on my wish list.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Being a huge James Horner fan I don’t want to believe these ghost writer stories

However, I have always struggled to warm to A Far off place, we’re back and once upon a forest with the exception of one or two cues. Maybe this is the reason why?!

Balto has some great moments and doesn’t sound ghost written to me - but maybe that’s the point. And again have never totally warmed to some of it even though it does contain some top notch Horner magic.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2018 - 11:59 PM   
 By:   Avatarded   (Member)

Look at the year Once Upon a Forest, We're Back! and A Far Off Place came out.

Then look at how many films he did that year.

Just saying, it's not that surprising.

Two years later, half the amount of films but all back-to-back for the most part. Again, not surprising.

Then factor in which of those films did have his full attention based on what we know, and which ones didn't, and again, not that surprising.

And that's not to say those films that didn't get full attention didn't matter, but time constraints being what they were, leaning on orchestrators isn't exactly a bad thing.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2018 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Trying to figure out what the difference is between the two versions of "Balto Brings the Medicine".

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2018 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Frank Vincent   (Member)

Trying to figure out what the difference is between the two versions of "Balto Brings the Medicine".

Different opening.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Has anyone else been really enjoying this score? While I love Batteries Not Included, it is nice to have this as a companion score because it is fully orchestral. I've already given it quite a few listens and I'm glad I snagged this one.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   OneBuckFilms   (Member)

This is a really good score, I've been enjoying it immensely.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Trying to figure out what the difference is between the two versions of "Balto Brings the Medicine".

Different opening.


Also rescore as heard in the film. Original as heard on the OST.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Has anyone else been really enjoying this score? While I love Batteries Not Included, it is nice to have this as a companion score because it is fully orchestral. I've already given it quite a few listens and I'm glad I snagged this one.

I love this score and have a strong emotional attachment to the film because of Horner's work. The previous released OST cues are great of course, the driving main theme (Main title, Dog sled race), Rosey Goes to the Hospital, Heritage of the Wolf.

But I'm really enjoying the previously unreleased cues, like Not Dog, Not Wolf, Quarantine and The Epidemic’s Toll. There's so much heart and drama in the score. At times beautifully gut wrenching.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Yup, I always knew some of the score's best cues were left off...

Yavar

 
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