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 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Kritzerland is proud to present the world premiere CD release of:

THE SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE WITH THE SEA

Music Composed and Conducted by Johnny Mandel

Yukio Mishima’s novel, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea, was published in 1963 and translated into English in 1965. A decade later, screenwriter Lewis John Carlino (Seconds, The Brotherhood, The Mechanic, among others) adapted the novel for the screen and also made his directing debut. Moving the setting to Dartmouth, Devon, Carlino got the wonderful cameraman Douglas Slocombe to photograph, and cast Sarah Miles and Kris Kristofferson in the leads. The film features wonderful performances, gorgeous photography, and is haunting and disturbing.

Adding immeasurably to the atmosphere (and there is a lot of atmosphere) is the film’s musical score by Johnny Mandel (here billed as John). Mandel’s score is simply wonderful, and his setting of Kristofferson’s tune “Sea Dream” is ravishingly beautiful. From the simple opening cues, to the lush cues underscoring the romantic scenes, Mandel conveys all the moods of the characters and the story perfectly. It’s a short score, but it does exactly what it needs to do in the time it needs to do it.

Mandel was and is a world-class arranger and orchestrator, working with such legends as Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, and Natalie Cole. His music has been interpreted by many great jazz musicians and several Mandel-penned movie themes became well-known songs – “Emily,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “A Time for Love” (Oscar-nominated), and “Close Enough for Love.”

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea is limited to 1000 copies only and is priced at $19.98, plus shipping.

CDs will ship by the second week of May, but we’ve actually been averaging three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date. To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

ATTENTION INDIEGOGO CONTRIBUTORS: FOR THIS RELEASE – IF YOU WANT TO OPT-OUT OF RECEIVING IT YOU WILL NEED TO SEND US AN E-MAIL OPTING OUT PRIOR TO THE DATE IT SHIPS – SEND TO kritzerland@gmail.com. IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE IT, YOU DON”T NEED TO DO ANYTHING. IF YOU ARE NOT AN INDIEGOGO CONTRIBUTOR, ORDER AS YOU NORMALLY WOULD. THANK YOU.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 1:24 AM   
 By:   couvee   (Member)

Yeah!!!! Dancing a jig. Finally!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I never thought I'd get to hear this, since the Polydor LP was only released in Japan. The Image Entertainment DVD of the film is long out of print. Shout Factory released a Blu-ray of the film in 2012 that reportedly looks no better than the DVD, but at least it's available for a reasonable price.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

the movie plot sounds icky, but the music is lovely so there goes another indiegogo credit. Is this an LP rip?
Anyone looking for more, get his THE VERDICT / SEVEN-UPS double score released by Intrada.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

the movie plot sounds icky, but the music is lovely so there goes another indiegogo credit. Is this an LP rip?
Anyone looking for more, get his THE VERDICT / SEVEN-UPS double score released by Intrada.


No.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Holy katz, what a thing to wake up to!!!!
I wish I could share the speed of my fingers ordering this, thank you BK!!!!

-Sean

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

As I recall the score is gorgeous -- can't wait to get this.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I'm loving being part of this Indiegogo thing - I had been looking for this a while back, and now here it is and I don't even have to pay for it. (Well, you know what I mean.)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

An excellent and most appreciated surprise for this rare Mandel enthusiast. Thanks, Bruce.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

This is the sort of thing I vowed I wouldn't pass up, something that might have put me on the fence before when buying regularly. So I'm all down for this and I love the feel in a few of those samples, such a haunting, relaxing feel. Looking forward to hearing the full thing.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Yeah. I've never heard of the film or a note of the score, but those samples contain that bleak, yet bittersweet lonely 70's vibe that I love!
That repeating/knocking percussion in Wedding Preps reminded me of Williams/JFK.
The only other Johnny Mandel I know and have is POINT BLANK, when I bought the FSM CD for the Jerry Fielding score.
Will be glad to add this score (as part of the indiegogo thing) and get to know it a whole lot more.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Yeah. I've never heard of the film or a note of the score, but those samples contain that bleak, yet bittersweet lonely 70's vibe that I love!

Couldn't have said it better myself...



Many years ago I copied the end credits off the DVD - I'll be happy to ditch that file for this CD.

Thanks Bruce!

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Kit   (Member)

Waited a long time for this one and now I'll finally own it. Thank you Kritzerland and thank you Bruce.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Nice sample added there Sarge.
Now I really can't wait to hear this score! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

It's just a great, great score. And, as always, I'm kind of gobsmacked at the opt-outs. I seriously don't get it. I understand our show collectors, but not the film music fans. In fact, I have to tell you we've had a couple of film music fans who have opted out of EVERY release since the campaign closed. Go know. I mean, we're not releasing Powder - EVER. Nothing from the 90s, nothing from the 2000s. But it seems like that's where this is all heading these days. Can't fight that childhood nostalgia smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Michael Condon   (Member)

I've already used all of my Indiegogo options, so I had to order this one right away. I only wish I could have afforded the higher level options. What a great deal. Anyway, I'm looking forward to this music. I've never seen the film nor heard the score, but the samples were great, and it is Johnny Mandel, so I'm happy to "opt in."

Thanks for making the music of the pre-1990's available!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

It's just a great, great score. And, as always, I'm kind of gobsmacked at the opt-outs. I seriously don't get it. I understand our show collectors, but not the film music fans. In fact, I have to tell you we've had a couple of film music fans who have opted out of EVERY release since the campaign closed. Go know. I mean, we're not releasing Powder - EVER. Nothing from the 90s, nothing from the 2000s. But it seems like that's where this is all heading these days. Can't fight that childhood nostalgia smile

No telling with us kids - I ordered this, Terminator & Powder this morning, so try and quantify that! Fwiw, the Mandel was the title that greased the wheels.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

It's just a great, great score. And, as always, I'm kind of gobsmacked at the opt-outs.

I was hesitant about it as I'm not fond of primarily jazz scores (ie Harper, I Want To Live), until I played the samples. Perhaps others felt the same way but didnt play the samples, assuming it was all jazz. Or maybe they played the samples but wanted a jazz score. Or maybe the poster struck them as a sappy 70s romance (in which case, they should play the last two samples).

You could do some rudimentary market research - make a list of music eras and genres with tick boxes, and email it to every indiegogo donor to fill out. Or send them a link to a private site with the poll (I think it's fairly easy to create, as I've seen polls on website message boards).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

A definite order from me. Wanted this one for a long time. Just gorgeous.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2016 - 4:41 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


The samples are lovely - ordered.

 
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