I finally saw this film from 1992 on youtube, with Oliver Stone as executive producer. Strong and powerful stuff about life in the L.A. gangs. I'm a bit surprised the film wasn't a bigger hit. Maybe something to do with the fact that it didn't really have any stars in it.
I saw the film only to get a listen to Tim Truman's unreleased score. The soundtrack album on Hollywood Basic featured nothing but hip hop. I have to say the score was really good, the strongest parts being some sax-led themes kind of similar to Jonathan Elias' Two Moon Junction and even some of Hans Zimmer's rhythmic early 90s scores.
No electric guitars like the ones Truman used in Miami Vice, but lots of almost "ambient" sections reminiscent of his Freefall theme from Vice, even down to the sole final major note in the last picture in the film!
Also some percussive things, and a piano-led "emotional" theme.
I was surprised to find out that Brian Reeves was music scoring mixer, I guess this was the only time he worked with Truman.
A real pity that the album didn't feature a theme or two of the score, but no such luck. I wonder if we will ever see this score get a well-deserved release on CD??
I watched this movie today. Pleasantly surprised that I liked it. But most of all I liked Tim Truman's score. Wow! The final cue is especially pleasant and touching!
Tim is a really talented man and knows how to touch the heart with his music. Don't miss this work by Truman. It's cool and beautiful in its own way. Just listen to the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P7--qInGo8
If I understood correctly the rights to this film and the original score belong to Warner Bros.? We need an official release of this score! . La-La Land perhaps, or Intrada?
LaLa haven't considered it, which means they haven't thought about it. Maybe they don't know how the score sounds.
Or maybe they know that the score to a film almost nobody has heard of scored scored by a a composer who barely anybody cares about won't sell a lot of copies.
Wow, good morning to you too.
I guess you are aware of the kind of scores getting released nowadays. Labels like Dragons Domain/Buysoundtrax for instance are releasing far more obscure stuff than an Oliver Stone production from the 90s.
And Truman's Miami Vice-stuff has got thousands of fans, so he is clearly not "a composer who barely anybody cares about".
I completely and completely agree with the First Breath!
By the way, I'm still amazed at how Dragons Domaines releases such little-known scores) (LOL - sometimes I can't even immediately find information on Wikipedia about those weird movies and composers). And yet they are sold. Not fast but it sold. Because it makes sense! Not everything sells tons and fast. And not all FANS of John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith!! Just most of them. I really like variety. And it is electronic music that gives me this! So I probably forever became attached to the synthesizer scores 80-90. As for Tim Truman ... I think we may all be surprised at how many Truman fans can REALLY have. The fact that his music is not released does not say anything. It even seems to me that interest in him would increase if the labels started releasing his archival music. Tim earned a great reputation for his music in Miami. But in addition to the Miami score, he composed a lot of worthy soundtracks!