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 Posted:   Apr 30, 2017 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   thestat   (Member)

Marcato - maybe it is you who needs to learn (!!!!....silly). The point is not about orchestrators adding something to the already composed music but actually composing said composed music. Read better.

Shaun is absolutely right that Davis' fingerprints are everywhere in 90s Horner. Kamen's Robin Hood is another one of these that no one seems to want to deny - he must have done at least 30 minutes of some of the best music for that one (including Robin's first fight Marion, some of the village attack, Sheriff and Robin duel, escape to Sherwood). This last one is the big mystery as all the other prominent cues were not included on the OST but Escape does not sound like anything Kamen has ever done. But it doesn't particularly sound like Davis either.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2017 - 2:59 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

So did anyone take advantage of the sale?

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2017 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

I did smile

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2017 - 3:29 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I did smile

Cool!

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2017 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

So did anyone take advantage of the sale?

I did also.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2023 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Man, I miss James Horner (even WITH assists).
Playing this now - it's been awhile - and it's just gorgeous.
Emotional and Epic!!
It's nowhere near as bad as A FAR OFF PLACE or WE'RE BACK, in terms of straying too much from the Horner source.
It does feel like he was a bit more hands-on for the most part (more time?...more detailed sketches?) than I initially remembered.
It's just so wonderful.
The liner notes credit Horner with penning both songs, when in fact he only authored Whatever You Imagine.
I admit I did only spill for this when it went on sale, but I'm glad I did.
It does sound slightly better (not loads...the original album was very good) and the brief extra cues are nice.

Lovely...but makes me sad frown

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2023 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   c8   (Member)

Man, I miss James Horner (even WITH assists).
Playing this now - it's been awhile - and it's just gorgeous.
Emotional and Epic!!
It's nowhere near as bad as A FAR OFF PLACE or WE'RE BACK, in terms of straying too much from the Horner source.
It does feel like he was a bit more hands-on for the most part (more time?...more detailed sketches?) than I initially remembered.
It's just so wonderful.
The liner notes credit Horner with penning both songs, when in fact he only authored Whatever You Imagine.
I admit I did only spill for this when it went on sale, but I'm glad I did.
It does sound slightly better (not loads...the original album was very good) and the brief extra cues are nice.

Lovely...but makes me sad frown


I don't get the constant digs at Horner's involvement on this score. It sounds like him start to finish. The theme for Macculay Culkin is from Glory, a lot of the music sounds like an extension of some of the less involved moments of The Rocketeer, its in his voice at all times. You can't say that about We're Back and A Far Off Place.

That said, also one of my favorites.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2023 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I remember this being part of a Black Friday batch. Purchased it immediately! Love the soundtrack. Horner got to play around with so many different genres in one score. One of the best adventure scores ever. Its rip roaring fun. I think it plays better as an album than in the film. I believe there are extended cues not heard in the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2023 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

STILL $9.99 at LLL, btw.

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2024 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   c8   (Member)

Been awhile since I spun this one. Always one of my favorites by Horner and still is.

I know I spoke to this above, but I hear a lot of people saying this one has Don Davis’ fingerprints all over it but I never get that because all I hear is Horner. Having just listened to Honey I Shrunk The Kids I never really connected how much of the madcap style made it from that score into this one (including quotes of Powerhouse B in Meeting Adventure and Fantasy!). The flute sweeps all over the score appeared in The Rocketeer long before here. A lot of the orchestration choices seem to trickle from Honey and The Land Before Time and would bleed into Jumanji at times. The horn writing, in particular, just has Horner’s fingerprints all over it.

The themes here are just unbelievable. This score goes from madcap to gorgeous to absolutely licking action in a way that tells such an incredible story. The movie was a favorite as a kid but I probably haven’t seen it in 25 years.

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2024 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Wish I had picked this one up! Don’t know how it got by me.

 
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