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 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I'm nervous that "The Lawman" looks like a Western. I avoid westerns, unless served with marinara sauce. Or gravy, as some would say.

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

It's a Western but doesn't scream Americana to me (nor Italiana). It's my favorite (Fielding) score, mainly for this terrific opening.

Lawman main title

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

It's a Western but doesn't scream Americana to me (nor Italiana). It's my favorite score, mainly for this terrific opening.

Lawman main title


Thanks. Not really the type of thing I go for. If I found the LP for a dollar, I would bring it home, but I wouldn't spring for it. Is the rest of the score in a similar mode?

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Is the rest of the score in a similar mode?

No, it kinda veers into Mancini territory with lots of alto flute and vibes.

Um, not really.

Yep, it's in a similar mode. No soup for you!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

THE GETAWAY
THE WILD BUNCH
THE ENFORCER
HUNTERS ARE FOR KILLING
BRING ME THE HEAD OF....

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I tend to say that, other than THE WILD BUNCH, one's first Fielding purchase should be the 3 volumes of film music that Bay Cities put out years ago. That's a great way in. However, they're probably very hard to find these days. But it contains a considerable portion from one of my favourite Fieldings, THE NIGHTCOMERS.

Why someone hasn't released a compilation yet, called The Fielding Feeling, is beyond me.

Advise and Consent, the title of which has forever been ruined for me.

LOL! I know the (Fielding?) feeling. Same with Totoro. Such a great character from the Miyazaki film, now forever tainted by terrible associations.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

BRING ME THE HEAD OF....

I love this film, but the music did not grab me enough to want it as a standalone listen.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Looks like I've got some Fielding on the Mission: Impossible box also, although I have not spun that one in a while.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

Looks like I've got some Fielding on the Mission: Impossible box also, although I have not spun that one in a while.

Fielding's music is great on that set!

Although I wouldn't necessarily say that it was better than everything else on that set. It's just that his style seems to suit that series down to the ground - you know it's Fielding from the opening seconds of each set of his cues; lots of snare drums and clusters of woodwinds etc. To be honest there is nothing new at all in what he does - it just all works very well, especially in terms of suspense.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Looks like I've got some Fielding on the Mission: Impossible box also, although I have not spun that one in a while.

Fielding's music is great on that set!

Although I wouldn't necessarily say that it was better than everything else on that set. It's just that his style seems to suit that series down to the ground - you know it's Fielding from the opening seconds of each set of his cues; lots of snare drums and clusters of woodwinds etc. To be honest there is nothing new at all in what he does - it just all works very well, especially in terms of suspense.


I have long been in love with Schifrin's two "Mission: Impossible" albums. When I got the box set, the recurring militaristic drums were a stumbling block for me. I need to listen with fresh ears.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)



I have long been in love with Schifrin's two "Mission: Impossible" albums. When I got the box set, the recurring militaristic drums were a stumbling block for me. I need to listen with fresh ears.


Oh dear. There are lots of snare drums in the set, and not just from Fielding. But lots of other good music besides.

Luckily I like snare drums big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Oh dear. There are lots of snare drums in the set, and not just from Fielding.

Yeah, that was my issue with the box set. Now, if it had been Afro-Cuban percussion, that would be another story.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Now revisting "The Enforcer," which is totally badass.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I would recommend The Gauntlet, a deliberately jazzy score that borrows heavily from the rhythmic "Solea" from the Miles Davis/Gil Evans collaboration, Sketches of Spain. Jon Faddis plays the trumpet solos in a decidingly more flashy style than Miles.

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2021 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   mistermike   (Member)

In 1978, Citadel records released a 2-disc gatefold album containing much of the early '70s masterpieces which were recorded in England at C.T.S. Studio by Richard Lewzy.
I recommend this 2-LP set overall, but this might be very hard to locate.
Although Fielding's highly-touted score for Peckinpah's STRAW DOGS is the main attraction in this set, I personally prefer Fielding's music for the films of Michael Winner. THE MECHANIC is the absolute pinnacle of Fielding's modern atonality, sounding at times like a concert work for piano and orchestra by a Witold Lutoslawski or a Toru Takemitsu.
The Winner/Fielding Western - LAWMAN - is also a breathtakingly great score.
The other title here is CHATO'S LAND, which is par for the course to me.


The LP version of this set should be avoided. I have owned two of them, the surfaces were terrible. It was later reissued on Bay Cities BCD-LE 4001/02 in 1990. The cost of either the LP or CD version are not particularly cheap, though some person is selling the CD version on Amazon.com at the moment for $29.00 US.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2021 - 2:02 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I'm nervous that "The Lawman" looks like a Western. I avoid westerns, unless served with marinara sauce. Or gravy, as some would say.

LAWMAN is 100% pure western. I think it's one of the great film scores and great western scores, the "Main Title", with its brooding, deterministic relentlessness alone was a cue that made me investigate film music. But yeah, it is a western. If you have an aversion to westerns, no reason to pick up LAWMAN.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2021 - 2:28 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

It's a Western but doesn't scream Americana to me (nor Italiana). It's my favorite score, mainly for this terrific opening.

Lawman main title


Thanks. Not really the type of thing I go for. If I found the LP for a dollar, I would bring it home, but I wouldn't spring for it. Is the rest of the score in a similar mode?


Yes. There are some other themes and motifs of course, but yeah. It may not be for you.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2021 - 2:37 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I had an aversion to jazz, but now enjoy THE GAUNTLET.
Depends on how open-minded one can be.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2021 - 3:18 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I had an aversion to jazz, but now enjoy THE GAUNTLET.
Depends on how open-minded one can be.


You just wait till it's breakfast time in Onyaland. You'd better have your Kinks and Gábor Szabó collection at hand.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2021 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

In 1978, Citadel records released a 2-disc gatefold album containing much of the early '70s masterpieces which were recorded in England at C.T.S. Studio by Richard Lewzy.
I recommend this 2-LP set overall, but this might be very hard to locate.
Although Fielding's highly-touted score for Peckinpah's STRAW DOGS is the main attraction in this set, I personally prefer Fielding's music for the films of Michael Winner. THE MECHANIC is the absolute pinnacle of Fielding's modern atonality, sounding at times like a concert work for piano and orchestra by a Witold Lutoslawski or a Toru Takemitsu.
The Winner/Fielding Western - LAWMAN - is also a breathtakingly great score.
The other title here is CHATO'S LAND, which is par for the course to me.


The LP version of this set should be avoided. I have owned two of them, the surfaces were terrible. It was later reissued on Bay Cities BCD-LE 4001/02 in 1990. The cost of either the LP or CD version are not particularly cheap, though some person is selling the CD version on Amazon.com at the moment for $29.00 US.


I've got a couple of hundred LPs, but today I only use them as deco objects. Once in a while I play one for fun (turntables are fun), but I am always immediately reminded why I was so happy to leave the poor vinyl acoustics behind.

 
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