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 Posted:   Aug 14, 2023 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

Sean Nethery , I’d be happy to buy Wolfen and Deadly Blessing from you if you’d consider selling.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2023 - 1:42 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

WOLFEN is one of my favorite scores, but it was also my earliest encounter with the then new composer James Horner back in the day, and I love the movie. I have the Intrada DEADLY BLESSING (ordered from Music Box Records with some other stuff, including INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS), but have not yet listened to it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2023 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

Speaking of Wolfen - I've got Deadly Blessing on order, but will the Horner-of-the-same-year Wolfen ever be re-released? OOP copies on Amazon are selling for around $200 - I'd be happier with a fresh in-print edition from Intrada at more the $20-25 range. Unfair for those of us out of the loop when that limited CD first came out, lol.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2023 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

Amen. The demand is there for a reissue.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2023 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Appreciate the offer Hedji, but I don't sell my stuff.

I never know when my opinion will change!

And I'll keep listening to both, and even re-reading the liner notes from time to time.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2023 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   Cacs   (Member)

I discovered the album today on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/album/0HoWDnemgvwlHHUrwAbyGF
Was surprised. I thought it was just for sale.

Compared to the CD, only one track seems to be missing - "25 Deadly Blessing – Trailer (John Beal) (2:17)"

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2023 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   panavision   (Member)

"Gluntz Hangs Around" is highly influenced by The Omen, verging on rip-off. smile

Quite a good score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2023 - 4:25 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

I discovered the album today on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/album/0HoWDnemgvwlHHUrwAbyGF
Was surprised. I thought it was just for sale.

Compared to the CD, only one track seems to be missing - "25 Deadly Blessing – Trailer (John Beal) (2:17)"


This is why the labels can't do digital downloads. The studios retain those rights for and release the album themselves.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2023 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I sampled the first track at 24-bit 96kHZ and it sounded awful. The strings were horribly muted. Granted it was on my phone but my CD rip sounded considerably better.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2023 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

This is another one I've been unable to get into over the years, but I'm trying again - and I've now whittled it down to a 36-minute playlist, which works resonably well. I haven't compared it to the OST, and not sure how I would do so anyway. Keeping some of the OMEN-esque suspense tracks, but focussing on the more melodic. It will never be a favourite, but it's more welcoming now.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2024 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

This came in the other day, along with HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP. Two early low budget films from Horner. I think I'm enjoying this one more than HUMANOIDS for the time being.

The first few spins I wasn't paying due attention, but tonight I was just in the mood, and all ears. I totally understand Sean Nethery's misgivings about this (I partially agree, and could say much the same thing about HUMANOIDS), but taken as it is there's a whole lot to enjoy. It really is quite intricate throughout. I was imagining it without the gaps in between tracks and it played out like A Black Mass (tee hee), with pastoral bits.

Having said that, it's impossible to ignore the borrowings. Horner fascinates me. He seemed to go through his life almost deliberately NOT naming his influences (especially if they were film composers), so I often wonder who he thought he was fooling. What would he have said had he overheard one of the choir (for example) comment in the tearoom (for instance) that they were to a large extent redoing THE OMEN?

I suppose that's been done to death. Plenty here to enjoy. Praise the lord for making me old. He's made me soft in the head too, and I can now just relax and enjoy stuff for what it is. Praise be to Intrada too!

By the way, I think my favourite "influence" here is in the track "Snake In the Bath". I can't "unsee" Vera Miles walking up all those steps to the Bates house.

I really want to see DEADLY BLESSING now. I watched HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP twice, in the name of science, around the time that CD arrived, and while acknowledging in the back of my mind that it was truly terrible, my frontal lobotomy gave me a generally decreased depth of intensity of my emotional response to it.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2024 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   Ny   (Member)

it's impossible to ignore the borrowings. Horner fascinates me. He seemed to go through his life almost deliberately NOT naming his influences (especially if they were film composers), so I often wonder who he thought he was fooling. What would he have said had he overheard one of the choir (for example) comment in the tearoom (for instance) that they were to a large extent redoing THE OMEN?

I suppose that's been done to death. Plenty here to enjoy. Praise the lord for making me old. He's made me soft in the head too, and I can now just relax and enjoy stuff for what it is.



*yawn*
*stretch*


it's impossible to ignore the borrowings.


Everyone ignores the borrowings, except a tiny circle of Goldsmith nuts on the internet, who simultaneously ignore all other borrowings throughout music history.


What would he have said had he overheard one of the choir (for example) comment in the tearoom (for instance) that they were to a large extent redoing THE OMEN?


Maybe he referred to it as 'The Omen bit' himself.
Maybe he didn't bother, given it was just a job, to get done, and get through.
Maybe the choir, likewise, were more concerned with what they were having for lunch.


so I often wonder who he thought he was fooling.


Or maybe he slinks around like the Pink Panther stealing melodies and snickering about it.
Which would make you lot... the Inspector Clouseaus?


I can now just relax and enjoy stuff for what it is.


Great! But you're not quite there yet.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2024 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Avatarded   (Member)




*yawn*
*stretch"


Everyone ignores the borrowings, except a tiny circle of Goldsmith nuts on the internet, who simultaneously ignore all other borrowings throughout music history.


Maybe he referred to it as 'The Omen bit' himself.
Maybe he didn't bother, given it was just a job, to get done, and get through.
Maybe the choir, likewise, were more concerned with what they were having for lunch.



Or maybe he slinks around like the Pink Panther stealing melodies and snickering about it.
Which would make you lot... the Inspector Clouseaus?




The criticism / complaints / "Horner bashing" / harping / dead horse-beating / etc was twenty times worse when Horner was still alive (funny how that goes), and when you go back as far as the early 2000s around here? I don't think I could put a number on it given how bad it got, at least there's been a slow positive evolution compared to before.

 
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