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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Wild Bunch
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2014 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

Does the FSM set contain everything that was on the Fielding Estate's CD?

Or does the Fielding Estate CD offer some exclusive tracks that appear nowhere else?

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2014 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

Does the FSM set contain everything that was on the Fielding Estate's CD?

Or does the Fielding Estate CD offer some exclusive tracks that appear nowhere else?


The FSM CD has everything. The Fielding estate CD has a few things on it that on the FSM CD are on the bonus discs, not the main program—but make no mistake, our album is complete.

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2014 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

Thanks for the reply, Lucas. You made a sale.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I finally got around to buying this after buying the album version & remembering just how great this soundtrack is, so glad it's still available.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

Excuse my hyperbole, but one of the greatest film scores ever for the best Western ever. The only Western film that challenges THE WILD BUNCH for # 1 (for me) is THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES. Coincidentally another great Jerry Fielding score, although it doesn't reach the almost operatic heights of THE WILD BUNCH.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 1:49 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Listen up pop pickers.
After spending number one (well, 250 actually) at the Top Of The Pops (FSM Forum header) for years and years, THE WILD BUNCH is finally knocked off the Top Spot by SKY FIGHTER!!
That's right, pop pickers, New In at Number (25)1 is SKY FIGHTER!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 1:49 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Never mind that mcGann, u just reminded me to listen to the Fielding masterwork again...The Bunch rools.

"Sure aint your woman no more" lol

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 4:39 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Do you have this Monster Box set of it, Bill, or does the original LP suffice?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   martyn.crosthwaite   (Member)



The FSM CD has everything. The Fielding estate CD has a few things on it that on the FSM CD are on the bonus discs, not the main program—but make no mistake, our album is complete.

Lukas


Totally BRILLIANT CD release was this . JF was a music genius.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Do you have this Monster Box set of it, Bill, or does the original LP suffice?

I have 3 versions of this. Original stereo LP, reissue LP, and then the fsm disc, blue cover. I never did find the money for the monster box. I struggle to justify paying out again for stuff when theres stuff i dont have at all.

It would be nice.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

As much as I love the big FSM set, I still think the original album is a great listen (which is included in the FSM set). I love the mellow opening track, Song From The Wild Bunch, which is not in the film, I think it was just recorded for the album.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

The FSM 3-CD box is still available at SAE for $35. If you can't afford it, pick it up in their next 25% sale.
https://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/24318/THE-WILD-BUNCH-3-CD-LIMITED-REISSUE/

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

As much as I love the big FSM set, I still think the original album is a great listen (which is included in the FSM set). I love the mellow opening track, Song From The Wild Bunch, which is not in the film, I think it was just recorded for the album.

True! Because I looked it up in our own online liner notes for the track by track -

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/notes/wild_bunch_lp.html

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

As much as I love the big FSM set, I still think the original album is a great listen (which is included in the FSM set). I love the mellow opening track, Song From The Wild Bunch, which is not in the film, I think it was just recorded for the album.

True! Because I looked it up in our own online liner notes for the track by track -

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/notes/wild_bunch_lp.html

Lukas


I truly miss track by track analyses. They don't seem to be nearly as prevalent as they used to be.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

As much as I love the big FSM set, I still think the original album is a great listen (which is included in the FSM set). I love the mellow opening track, Song From The Wild Bunch, which is not in the film, I think it was just recorded for the album.

It's true. The original LP program is excellent, but I love having the whole enchilada. Besides "Song from The Wild Bunch" which is just gorgeous, the LP also had another track recorded just for the album, "Adelita". I adore Fielding's absolutely kick-ass arrangement of this corrido which actually dates from the Mexican Revolution. It's one of my favorite tracks on the CD, even if it's not from the movie (except for a brief snippet which is arranged entirely differently).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   Steven Lloyd   (Member)

I have 3 versions of this. Original stereo LP, reissue LP, and then the fsm disc, blue cover. I never did find the money for the monster box. I struggle to justify paying out again for stuff when theres stuff i dont have at all.

FSM sold that one with the "blue cover," but it was originally exclusive to Warner Home Video's deluxe laserdisc box set of WILD BUNCH very soon before the end of the line for that format. What killed that CD for me is the fact that the Main Title is either an alternate take or just screwed up -- the snare-drum track is conspicuously out of correct sync with the rest of the orchestra. You should justify spending for the true FSM set.

As for the album's "Song from The Wild Bunch," it has long been the prelude for my home screenings of WILD BUNCH, and the closing instrumental "La Golondrina" is my exit music. My guests have always been moved.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I have the LP. I paid a dollar for it. I listened to it once. That is all I need.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2021 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

I have 3 versions of this. Original stereo LP, reissue LP, and then the fsm disc, blue cover. I never did find the money for the monster box. I struggle to justify paying out again for stuff when theres stuff i dont have at all.

FSM sold that one with the "blue cover," but it was originally exclusive to Warner Home Video's deluxe laserdisc box set of WILD BUNCH very soon before the end of the line for that format. What killed that CD for me is the fact that the Main Title is either an alternate take or just screwed up -- the snare-drum track is conspicuously out of correct sync with the rest of the orchestra. You should justify spending for the true FSM set.

As for the album's "Song from The Wild Bunch," it has long been the prelude for my home screenings of WILD BUNCH, and the closing instrumental "La Golondrina" is my exit music. My guests have always been moved.


The Warner Home Video CD that we sold (but didn't produce) has some cues, including the main title, that were missing part of the recording! The Wild Bunch was, for the most part, a six-track recording, with dual sets of three-track 35mm mag and three-track 1/2" tape. The main title on that old CD only has the "front" of the orchestra, and is missing the "back" (with the percussion and piano)—thus it sounds incomplete, because it is! When we did our CD, we made sure to find all of the masters—which, by that time, had been better cataloged at Warner Bros.

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2021 - 2:24 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I didn't know that about the Warner's (FSM sold) edition and its recording errors.
That's the only edition I don't have.
I bought the LP reissue CD from the label that did those mass produced releases (Rhino?).
And I bought this opus edition as I was well into Fielding's music by then.
I do prefer the original album most. It's pretty much perfect to me.
And I have no real affinity to the film.
It's never been a favourite western of mine.
I can see its importance in the grand scheme of things (the slo-mo gore/bloodletting, the violence, the nihilism) but have only watched it twice and find it slow, overlong and uninvolving (cue Bill Carson with some Star Wars kiddie joke).
I was probably too young when it first came out and by the time I got around to seeing it, had seen too many far more enjoyable and involving cowies for it to impact with me.
The Fielding music is the thing I liked best about it.

 
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