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 Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   DJS   (Member)


Either way at only 500 copies, and a paltry $12, not much risk. Even if LLL does release the complete album It's not like we won't buy the superior LLL version as well in a heartbeat so not really sure why MV is discouraging people from getting this one.


True,
I took the plunge just before I saw MVs discouragement.
I happen the have the SONG CD, so this new disc was enticing.
If the sound is decent enough, great… will definitely upgrade if LLL releases a superior version.

Either way… I’M HAPPY!

I always thought it was weird how Elfman released another song also called "Happy" that was pretty much the antithesis of the Summer School track, super creepy in fact. Maybe he wanted to detour everyone away from the original which maybe he hates lol!

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

It's not like we won't buy the superior LLL version as well in a heartbeat so not really sure why MV is discouraging people from getting this one.

I don't think MV meant to imply LLL was doing it. He was just saying "Trust me, this release is subpar." Which is a menschy thing to do!

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

If LLL does asong/score release I'll get that as well.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

If LLL does asong/score release I'll get that as well.

MV has more than once advised against buying something that people took to be hints that LLL was working on them (somebody correct me, but I believe both Midnight Run and An American Werewolf in London fall into that category), but neither of those ever came from LLL. I think MV just doesn't want us to waste our money.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

MV has claimed LLL is going to put out Midnight Run... but that was many years ago now. Also in that category: Elmer Bernstein's Devil in a Blue Dress, remastered expansions of Franz Waxman's Sayonara and The Spirit of St. Louis, and others... who knows if they're still in the works or not. We did finally get a greatly expanded (and better sounding) release of Alfred Newman's The Diary of Anne Frank, after it had been promised for 8 years or something (and he similarly cautioned to not buy a CD reissue of the original album program). So anything's possible...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

If the labels want that sweet Elfman money, they need to release more Elfman titles! I'm happy to order from anyone who puts out an Elfman title—good, bad, ugly. Give me more!

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

No, MV never claimed they were doing Midnight Run.

He simply said to "save your money" in 2013 and that they "would love to" do Midnight Run in 2020




https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=88561&forumID=1&archive=0



https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=159&threadID=118900&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I could’ve sworn he’d been asked about it multiple times since then and offered something along the lines of, “we are still working on this”…no?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

I don't think so.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2023 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

CD from 1984 Publishing just landed, sharing my thoughts.

Well packaged, but unwrapped, jewel case. No line notes, but fun pics and design via Dan Goldwasser (?!?!, L?). Encouraged that the great Joel Oss recorded this one - hey, if I didn't play typo police, one of you would!

Run time: 16'31
Music: sounds great! Not a music stem, definitely clean tapes were used. Opening of synth marimbas and minimalist writing sounds exactly like if John Wisdom went on holiday to the beach instead of robbing banks. Track two is the B-side to Elfman's Back to School montage. Actually further cues play in this sandbox too, all scholarly trumpet voluntaries and playful harpsichords.

Bonus tracks eat up much of the run time, but are great fun. 3:46 & 3:07. More of the Happy Wisdom in the first, a melancholy elec.piano synth melody that reminds me of a Big Top Pee Wee outtake.

Sound is excellent, clean and clear. Gotta rec this one guys. Too bad it's literally a suite, but Elfman was having fun here, and I've lived with short Pee Wee/Back to School album for decades, so....
This is a like a fun little 3rd side to that.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2023 - 1:42 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Thanks for the intel, Sean.
Such a bizarre release/situation.
Really short run time but great sound.
And DG working on its production too!!
Any mention of Elfman himself being involved in the project?

Yes, we originally got about 15 minutes each of PEE WEE 1 and BACK TO SCHOOL, so this indeed must feel like a 3rd side.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2023 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Yeah, thanks, Sean! I'm looking forward to receiving this.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2023 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Quite welcome for my silly rattle about this odd title.
It sure looks like an L production (the wink to Dan G ), but aside from a small credit page (orch. by Bartek, etc.), the typo Joel (M)oss, not a word.

All the rights stuff is in order, new mastering chap, to me at least (Marty Lester at Everwhere Audio).

Very odd release, but a fun one, and I paid a dollar a minute for Shamus & Those Secrets, so.....

Pressed disc too.

Cheers!!
Sean

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2023 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Aside from Sean, has anyone else received this?

Graham

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2023 - 2:47 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Aside from Sean, has anyone else received this?

Graham


What, my scary excellent writeup not good enough??

Kidding, I've actually been watching & hoping others would chime in.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2023 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Still waiting for it to arrive.

More of a question about shipping.

Graham

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2023 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Still waiting for it to arrive.

More of a question about shipping.

Graham


Mine came quickly due to 'living' in CA.

Hopefully it will land asap for you G.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2023 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Still waiting for it to arrive.

More of a question about shipping.

Graham


Mine came quickly due to 'living' in CA.

Hopefully it will land asap for you G.


I'm in San Diego and haven't received it either. Go figure.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2023 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

In SoCal too.

Graham

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2023 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Well hell then, sorry fellas!!

I ordered from 1984 Publishing. Bet that's the rub?

 
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