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 Posted:   Apr 13, 2019 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

You are correct. Sony Pictures is still licensing, apparently. It’s Sony Music that isn’t.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2019 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Opening cue is sweet.. English chamber music this sets a similar standard for the rest. I'm not 100% with the lyrics attached but I like it more today, anyway, boy that symphonic - synth work is so dam beautiful throughout its never over colourful or boring for my ears & you get too witness later flashes of Die Hard, easily top3 Kamen.

Love #7, so much listening easiness going-on the amount of instruments too Venus is so well put together love Kamen's waltzie melody - materializing into bigger symphony it just sounds so astronomical.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2020 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   Elmo Bernstein   (Member)

Bump.

When I take account of all the scores which have been released (including really obscure Michael Kamen scores -- like Road House) it's baffling to me that Munchausen has yet to be reissued. It's certainly one of Kamen's most interesting efforts. It was originally released by Warner Bros. records, and we've gotten reissues of other Warner titles like Outland, Twilight Zone, Witches Of Eastwick, Empire Of The Sun, etc.

What's the hold-up? Lost masters? Ownership changed hands? No one cares about Kamen in the Zimmer age?

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2020 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Bump.

When I take account of all the scores which have been released (including really obscure Michael Kamen scores -- like Road House) it's baffling to me that Munchausen has yet to be reissued. It's certainly one of Kamen's most interesting efforts. It was originally released by Warner Bros. records, and we've gotten reissues of other Warner titles like Outland, Twilight Zone, Witches Of Eastwick, Empire Of The Sun, etc.

What's the hold-up? Lost masters? Ownership changed hands? No one cares about Kamen in the Zimmer age?


Ah Munchausen! A wonderful, energetic, love of life type of score.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen! Complete!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 1:12 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

One of Kamens best in my opinion.
Ranks in his top among HIGHLANDER , ROBIN HOOD , DIE HARD etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

When I take account of all the scores which have been released (including really obscure Michael Kamen scores -- like Road House) it's baffling to me that Munchausen has yet to be reissued.

Especially when you consider Die Hard has been released -- what is it, four times by now?

Gotta be a rights issue. I can't imagine a score of this caliber by a much-loved composer isn't on the short list of all the soundtrack labels.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I can't believe that there is a thread on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and I hadn't commented in it! It's an absolute masterwork by Kamen, my favorite score of his, just brimming with melodic invention and energy. I recall reading in an interview with Kamen where he spoke about early versions of the final battle that he composed and recorded, then revised to add in the Munchausen theme more often. Hearing that there are alternates for this score make me want a deluxe version even more.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   ROBERT Z   (Member)

One of my favorite films because of his assumed madness, wonderful characters and colorful sets, and the brilliant Michael Kamen's score. Intrada perhaps works on it ? Why not after Time Bandits ?

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   Totoro   (Member)

I love the movie and the score, surely Kamen's finest.

Is there much music missing from the album?

I would love to hear more of it on album, for sure.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I love the movie and the score, surely Kamen's finest.

Is there much music missing from the album?

I would love to hear more of it on album, for sure.


I revisited the movie a few months ago and noted that the lion's share of highlights are on the original album, which is 5-60 minutes, if I recall? There were certainly additional connective cues that feature the main theme and additionally, I think the album features original versions of some cues, or very different mixes, as some cues sound quite different in the film than on the album (such as the balloon launching sequence).

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

I love the movie and the score, surely Kamen's finest.

Is there much music missing from the album?

I would love to hear more of it on album, for sure.


There’s a great bit that’s part of the final battle that wasn’t released. There’s a brief bit of it heard on the re-recording track on the Michael Kamen tribute album that came out a while back.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I'm torn on this.
I'll buy again, and Brazil, but the custom programs Kamen devised on both ....I know it won't be the same!

So, please include album programs, Soundtrack Labels, if you have a go at these two!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2020 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)


There’s a great bit that’s part of the final battle that wasn’t released. There’s a brief bit of it heard on the re-recording track on the Michael Kamen tribute album that came out a while back.


I found this interview with Michael Kamen, where he mentions that he reconsidered his scoring of the final battle, so he re-wrote it...

The battle scenes at the end of the movie. I did it twice as a matter of fact, I did them once in Germany in the original recording and then re-recorded, re-wrote in England. I made the ideas a little bit more resonant, I needed a little more spine to the idea because it had been too detailed.

http://www.wideanglecloseup.com/munchausen_kamen.html

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2020 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

It's truly a crime people don't have access to this score. It's easily in my top 10 most listened to scores of the last 30 years.
I love everything about this film and think of it on the same level as The Wizard of Oz or Willy Wonka. Under-appreciated fantasies that didn't find their audience at the time. And sadly Munchausen is still waiting to find its.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Funny enough, I found this on eBay for a reasonable price and grabbed it yesteday.

I then sat down with the movie for the first time in 30 years. It’s a bit of a mess but it’s charming as heck, and some of the SFX are a wonder after all these years. My only real complaint is Robin Williams who was just left to run amok (I normally love him but they got Robin for free, so obviously they weren’t gonna tell him no if it was gratis.)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2020 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Munchausen and (particularly) Brazil in complete presentations have been top of my want list since I first listened to their respective albums. Can't get enough of Kamen from this period

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2020 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   Lattanzi   (Member)

I've been waiting a mighty long time for this score to get reissued, and I'm sure there'd be enough material to warrant an expanded edition with the original album as well.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2020 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I've been waiting a mighty long time for this score to get reissued, and I'm sure there'd be enough material to warrant an expanded edition with the original album as well.

That would be the ideal scenario.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2020 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Lattanzi   (Member)

The Baron Waltz is instant happiness for me. It confers a state of bliss, you might say.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2020 - 2:30 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

So it seems this CD is sort of a collectors item in terms of value..

 
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