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 Posted:   Mar 12, 2020 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

If you want the most amount amount of music, you have to go for the Rhino 2-CD set.



I'm still kicking myself for not buying one of these.....

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2020 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Yes, the Rhino set plus the Charles Gerhardt re-recording with the National Philharmonic.

The Gerhardt re-recording is an excellent excerpt presentation of the score in good sound. If there is a caveat, it is that is lacks all the choral passages (but the Rhino set obviously has those).

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2020 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I wonder why none of the specialty labels have done a super deluxe re-mastered edition of this yet.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2020 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Don Norman   (Member)

http://www.cinematicsound.net/a-tribute-to-charles-gerhardt-4-part-series/ GWTW: Part 2 - Hour 3, starting at 24:24

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2020 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

It's not definitive by any means, but I rather enjoy the lesser-known Muir Mathieson version with the Sinfonia of London:



This is my favorite also. It has less of the period source music and more score. Also the last half minute was used for the WOR 9 "Million Dollar Movie" theme in New York in the 70's and 80's. It's beautiful.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2020 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

I wonder why none of the specialty labels have done a super deluxe re-mastered edition of this yet.

Sales figures...

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   increbula   (Member)

It's not definitive by any means, but I rather enjoy the lesser-known Muir Mathieson version with the Sinfonia of London:




Do you know if it's also the version used during the 60s run of Million Dollar Movie?

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)


Do you know if it's also the version used during the 60s run of Million Dollar Movie?


I've never seen that version of the intro. This is the one I grew up with.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

"Million Dollar Movie" originated with WOR-TV in 1954. They had films from the RKO library, which they would repeat every night for a week. KING KONG and THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII were highlights for youngsters. I believe the logo was a movie slate shown against the city's nocturnal skyline. The music became familiar to us long before we encountered GWTW in the 1961 or 1967 reissues.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   CDDA   (Member)

The score had the alternate microphone placement too?
Like in some movies of the same period.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)


Do you know if it's also the version used during the 60s run of Million Dollar Movie?


I've never seen that version of the intro. This is the one I grew up with.



This is my recreation of the opening I grew up with.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2020 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   increbula   (Member)

This is my recreation of the opening I grew up with.

Thanks, Ray. That does seem closer to what I remember. Do you know what recording it was taken from?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2020 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

The recreation is spot on bringing me back to a by gone era. Thanks

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2020 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

This is my recreation of the opening I grew up with.

Thanks, Ray. That does seem closer to what I remember. Do you know what recording it was taken from?


It was either Mathieson or Ornadel. I did it a few years ago.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2020 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   increbula   (Member)


It was either Mathieson or Ornadel. I did it a few years ago.

Great, thank you!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

This is my recreation of the opening I grew up with.



Thank you, Ray. I know we've got a few of these legendary growing up in or near the Big Apple threads but it never gets tiresome. Can hear the 4:30 Movie and see the old camera spinning as I type. cool

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2020 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

This is my recreation of the opening I grew up with.

Thanks, Ray. That does seem closer to what I remember. Do you know what recording it was taken from?


That's the concept, but in the 1950s it was a rendered B&W nocturnal skyline in silhouette and not a photograph like this.

 
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