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 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 1:31 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Thanks Stephen and Zardoz - I had actually seen those, including a fifteen-minute report on synching up the sound for the Blu, but I forgot. I'm not sure I fully understood everything in the first place, but I'll give it another shot.

Back to the CD - it's splendid.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Chris Rimmer & TerraEpon:

Between 1999 & 2001, the GDI label issued several albums of Bernard music, such as SCARS OF DRACULA & THE DEVIL RIDES OUT.

Even if one never collected any of these discs, though, one should have encounted Hammer horror films at sometime during one's life ... no?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

I'm not sure I fully understood everything in the first place, but I'll give it another shot.

Only watched that YT once, but seems to me that the Japanese print edited other frames surrounding the disintegration scene to keep Bernard's music unedited. Notice the finale credits end sooner than the U.K. version.

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Chris Rimmer & TerraEpon:

Between 1999 & 2001, the GDI label issued several albums of Bernard music, such as SCARS OF DRACULA & THE DEVIL RIDES OUT.

Even if one never collected any of these discs, though, one should have encounted Hammer horror films at sometime during one's life ... no?


No, I've never come across James Bernards music before, probably because I'm not a big fan of horror films, so this release has been a very pleasant surprise and it's one I'm enjoying immensely.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


Even if one never collected any of these discs, though, one should have encounted Hammer horror films at sometime during one's life ... no?


Why?
I don't like horror films, I don't particularly watch too many older films in general, and I don't watch all that many movies in general.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


Even if one never collected any of these discs, though, one should have encounted Hammer horror films at sometime during one's life ... no?


Why?
I don't like horror films, I don't particularly watch too many older films in general, and I don't watch all that many movies in general.


I see both you & Chris R. above don't like horror movies and that's understandable.
Nonetheless, when you were a teenager/young adult, weren't movies with mummies or vampires or monsters broadcast on television within your local area?

On the liner notes of the 1979 MCA LP of DRACULA, John Williams claims he had never seen any vampire movie prior to working on John Badham's project.
I found this hard to believe ... but I see now Johnny W. has company. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Yes, a lot of Hammer films were broadcasted in my area, but I never developed an interest in watching them, so I've never heard any of the scores from those films.

This new Tadlow cd has been a revelation as to the quality of music written for the Hammer Horrors.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


Nonetheless, when you were a teenager/young adult, weren't movies with mummies or vampires or monsters broadcast on television within your local area?


Maybe? I like fantasy, animation and sci fi type stuff. So that's what I'd watch 'if it was on'.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

Yes, a lot of Hammer films were broadcasted in my area, but I never developed an interest in watching them, so I've never heard any of the scores from those films.

This new Tadlow cd has been a revelation as to the quality of music written for the Hammer Horrors.


James Bernard was probably the closest thing to the 'house' composer that Hammer had, but as a rule the Hammer films had splendid scores, well performed usually by a contracted orchestra that consisted of some of the best players in the London orchestras.

Bernard scored most of the main Hammer terrors, along with some of the 'adventure' films and three of the sci-fi pix (the first two Quatermass films and X-The Unknown).

Other notable scores, for me: Franz Reisenstein's score for 'The Mummy,' Benjamin Frankel's work on 'Curse of the Werewolf,' and Edwin Astley's score (including the opera sequences) for 'Phantom of the Opera.'

Glad you're enjoying the CD. Tell your friends!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

Yes, a lot of Hammer films were broadcasted in my area, but I never developed an interest in watching them, so I've never heard any of the scores from those films.

This new Tadlow cd has been a revelation as to the quality of music written for the Hammer Horrors.


James Bernard was probably the closest thing to the 'house' composer that Hammer had, but as a rule the Hammer films had splendid scores, well performed usually by a contracted orchestra that consisted of some of the best players in the London orchestras.

Bernard scored most of the main Hammer terrors, along with some of the 'adventure' films and three of the sci-fi pix (the first two Quatermass films and X-The Unknown).

Other notable scores, for me: Franz Reisenstein's score for 'The Mummy,' Benjamin Frankel's work on 'Curse of the Werewolf,' and Edwin Astley's score (including the opera sequences) for 'Phantom of the Opera.'

Glad you're enjoying the CD. Tell your friends!


Phantom of the Opera along with Bernard’s The Gorgon are my most wanted Hammer scores. Prehistoric Women is great too, although I believe acetates survive of that one

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

Yes, a lot of Hammer films were broadcasted in my area, but I never developed an interest in watching them, so I've never heard any of the scores from those films.

This new Tadlow cd has been a revelation as to the quality of music written for the Hammer Horrors.


James Bernard was probably the closest thing to the 'house' composer that Hammer had, but as a rule the Hammer films had splendid scores, well performed usually by a contracted orchestra that consisted of some of the best players in the London orchestras.

Bernard scored most of the main Hammer terrors, along with some of the 'adventure' films and three of the sci-fi pix (the first two Quatermass films and X-The Unknown).

Other notable scores, for me: Franz Reisenstein's score for 'The Mummy,' Benjamin Frankel's work on 'Curse of the Werewolf,' and Edwin Astley's score (including the opera sequences) for 'Phantom of the Opera.'

Glad you're enjoying the CD. Tell your friends!


Phantom of the Opera along with Bernard’s The Gorgon are my most wanted Hammer scores. Prehistoric Women is great too, although I believe acetates survive of that one

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2019 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

Yes, a lot of Hammer films were broadcasted in my area, but I never developed an interest in watching them, so I've never heard any of the scores from those films.

This new Tadlow cd has been a revelation as to the quality of music written for the Hammer Horrors.


James Bernard was probably the closest thing to the 'house' composer that Hammer had, but as a rule the Hammer films had splendid scores, well performed usually by a contracted orchestra that consisted of some of the best players in the London orchestras.

Bernard scored most of the main Hammer terrors, along with some of the 'adventure' films and three of the sci-fi pix (the first two Quatermass films and X-The Unknown).

Other notable scores, for me: Franz Reisenstein's score for 'The Mummy,' Benjamin Frankel's work on 'Curse of the Werewolf,' and Edwin Astley's score (including the opera sequences) for 'Phantom of the Opera.'

Glad you're enjoying the CD. Tell your friends!


Phantom of the Opera along with Bernard’s The Gorgon are my most wanted Hammer scores. Prehistoric Women is great too, although I believe acetates survive of that one


I would like to record Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Dracula Has Risen From the Grave, The Gorgon and Phantom of the Opera myself.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2019 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

Yes, a lot of Hammer films were broadcasted in my area, but I never developed an interest in watching them, so I've never heard any of the scores from those films.

This new Tadlow cd has been a revelation as to the quality of music written for the Hammer Horrors.


James Bernard was probably the closest thing to the 'house' composer that Hammer had, but as a rule the Hammer films had splendid scores, well performed usually by a contracted orchestra that consisted of some of the best players in the London orchestras.

Bernard scored most of the main Hammer terrors, along with some of the 'adventure' films and three of the sci-fi pix (the first two Quatermass films and X-The Unknown).

Other notable scores, for me: Franz Reisenstein's score for 'The Mummy,' Benjamin Frankel's work on 'Curse of the Werewolf,' and Edwin Astley's score (including the opera sequences) for 'Phantom of the Opera.'

Glad you're enjoying the CD. Tell your friends!


Phantom of the Opera along with Bernard’s The Gorgon are my most wanted Hammer scores. Prehistoric Women is great too, although I believe acetates survive of that one


I would like to record Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Dracula Has Risen From the Grave, The Gorgon and Phantom of the Opera myself.


Risen from the Grave is my favorite of all the Dracula scores.

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2019 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   LeighPhillips   (Member)

Yes, a lot of Hammer films were broadcasted in my area, but I never developed an interest in watching them, so I've never heard any of the scores from those films.

This new Tadlow cd has been a revelation as to the quality of music written for the Hammer Horrors.


James Bernard was probably the closest thing to the 'house' composer that Hammer had, but as a rule the Hammer films had splendid scores, well performed usually by a contracted orchestra that consisted of some of the best players in the London orchestras.

Bernard scored most of the main Hammer terrors, along with some of the 'adventure' films and three of the sci-fi pix (the first two Quatermass films and X-The Unknown).

Other notable scores, for me: Franz Reisenstein's score for 'The Mummy,' Benjamin Frankel's work on 'Curse of the Werewolf,' and Edwin Astley's score (including the opera sequences) for 'Phantom of the Opera.'

Glad you're enjoying the CD. Tell your friends!


If someone were to fund “The Mummy”, I would start work tomorrow!!!

My, absolute, favourite Hammer score.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2019 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)



If someone were to fund “The Mummy”, I would start work tomorrow!!!

"My, absolute, favourite Hammer score".


Yours, mine, and Sir Christopher Lee's!

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2019 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Oh, me too on The Mummy. So glad the original recording was released 20 years ago now - and fun that it's even up on streaming platforms. But I'd love a new recording (though not enough to fund it wink, just to buy a copy).

Didn't remember the score to The Gorgon, but it is fun (listening to a youtube suite). I'm not usually a fan of ethereal vocals, but it really works, and even reminds me of the movie (which is a favorite).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2019 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Got mine today, I just opened it up & reading, wow - thanks for the breakdown of cues the simple info Tadlow love the original Hammer photos too, i'm going to listen too Dracula later I'm pleased too own Frankenstein too, thanks & tribute to Nic Redman great-stuff.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2019 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

thanks & tribute to Nic Redman great-stuff.

You mean Nic Raine, I think.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2019 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

thanks & tribute to Nic Redman great-stuff.

You mean Nic Raine, I think.

Cheers


Its weird smile I get Nic Raine confused with Twilight's Nic Redman, not the 1st time either - also done this with Rosenman vs Rosenthal. I was so careful eariler with the fingers handling black booklet I wasn't paying full attention.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2019 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Came back from the dentist today feeling extremely sorry for myself, and guess what I wanted to watch? The Hammer Dracula!!! Something to do with teeth obviously!

Of course I heard so much more musically since the Tadlow recording. Talk about thrilling . Loved every second.

That and watching the probably slightly better (not sure) Brides of Dracula after was just what my (mind) doctor ordered.

 
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