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 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   Quartet Records   (Member)

LADY JANE (2-CD)
Music Composed by Stephen Oliver
Performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Album Produced by James Fitzpatrick for Quartet Records
Mastered by Gareth Williams
Liner notes by James Fitzpatrick and Frank K. DeWald
Limited edition of 1000 units



Quartet Records in collaboration with Paramount Pictures presents the world premiere release of Stephen Oliver’s magnificent score for LADY JANE (1986), a historical-romantic costume drama directed by Trevor Nunn, and starring Helena Bonham-Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern and Patrick Stewart.

The story begins when the death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos over a disputed succession. His weak son, Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford. to Lady Jane Grey, whom he places on the throne after Edward dies. At first hostile to each other, Guildford and Jane soon fall in love. But they cannot withstand the course of power which will lead to their ultimate downfall.

The sumptuous epic and romantic score was composed by Stephen Oliver, one of the foremost British composers of opera and music theatre of his generation. Sadly, Oliver passed away when he was only 42 years old; LADY JANE was his only film score.

It is not an exaggeration to say that LADY JANE is one of the best scores of the eighties, a hidden gem. The music is genuinely moving, with a remarkable main theme and an infectious love theme. Oliver’s score to LADY JANE is part of a great tradition in British cinema—music for historical films that evokes the period in question while using the full resources of a symphony orchestra and choral passages in a musical language that speaks directly to contemporary audiences.

The music is performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Harry Rabinowitz. At the time of the film’s premiere, Oliver himself had planned and assembled a soundtrack album, but it was cancelled due to the film’s failure at the box office. Since then, LADY JANE has taken on the status of a cult film, and fans have been clamoring for the album for a long time. Now, at last, James Fitzpatrick—who has long loved this composer and score—has produced LADY JANE for Quartet Records from the original session masters, preserved in mint condition in the Paramount vaults and located by Lukas Kendall.

We present the complete score and album program in a 2-CD set (for the price of one). The lavishly designed 16-page booklet includes liner notes by album producer James Fitzpatrick and film music writer Frank K. De Wald.

Track list: DISC ONE: The Complete Score

01. The Hunt (4:05)
02. Young Jane (0:25)
03. Jane and Edward on the River Bank / Jane Visits Mary (1:36)
04. “I Will Not Marry Him” / Persuasion With a Whip (1:27)
05. Edward Comforts Jane / Edward Collapses (1:49)
06. The Wedding (2:32)
07. The Priory / Guilford’s Apology (2:39)
08. “When Did You Know?” / “I Was the First” (1:34)
09. Love (3:15)#
10. Long Live Queen Jane (1:28)
11. The Coronation (1:31)
12. The Army (1:02)
13. Queen Jane / The Shilling (2:45)
14. The Rebellion and Arrest (2:34)
15. Queen Mary’s Procession (1:14)
16. “We’re Here Together” (2:31)
17. Sentencing / Eternity (2:00)
18. The Final Days (2:41)
19. Queen Mary (3:57)

Source Music

20. The Saltarello (2:37)
21. The Passamezzo (1:17)
22. Fife and Drum (1:19)
23. Never Had Man (2:09)
24. Flowers of May (1:47)
25. The Married Couple (2:19)

Total Disc Time: 52:40

DISC TWO: The 1986 Unreleased Album

01. Jane and Guilford (3:30)
02. The Passamezzo (1:17)
03. The Hunt (4:04)
04. The Saltarello (2:13)
05. The Wedding (2:30)
06. Never Had Man (2:41)
07. The Priory (0:54)
08. Flowers of May (1:30)
09. King Edward (3:07)
10. Love (3:42)
11. The Coronation (1:14)
12. The Army (1:00)
13. Queen Jane (2:24)
14. The Rebellion (1:39)
15. The Arrest (1:52)
16. Queen Mary (3:58)

Total Disc Time: 37:47

Total 2CD Time: 90:27

This CD is now in stock.
For more info, order and listen audio samples, please visit www.quartetrecords.com

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Look no further . . . smile

Who'da believed it - Lukas, James and Frank!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

I remember seeing LADY JANE in the theaters and loving the score.

I was fortunate enough to have a copy of the album mock up on cassette given to me by a friend but am so happy that now the complete score is available for everyone to enjoy.

It was tragic to lose Stephen Oliver from AIDS as he was quite brilliant.

I read up his Wikipedia bio and was surprised to read that he was the uncle of "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver.

James

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Oliver_(composer)

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Stunning release! Thank you so much Quartet!

So next step should be Anne of the Thousand Days wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

My kind of music. It's a buy !

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Majestic,simply Majestic !
Many thanks Quartet.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)



Stephen Oliver was an excellent composer, most famous for his evocative and enchanting background score to BBC's dramatization of THE LORD OF THE RINGS:

https://www.discogs.com/Stephen-Oliver-Music-From-The-BBC-Radio-Dramatisation-Of-J-R-R-Tolkiens-The-Lord-Of-The-Rings/release/2305703

https://soundcloud.com/inkmore/sets/lord-of-the-rings-radio

The music was re-released as a bonus CD a few years ago with the entire 13-hour BBC broadcast:

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   tvogt1   (Member)

This is the only thing I think of think of when I hear Lady Jane. ............... Now I have to take a cold shower. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Stunning release! Thank you so much Quartet!

So next step should be Anne of the Thousand Days wink


And there it is. "That's nice but what I really want is..."

J

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

Stunning release! Thank you so much Quartet!

So next step should be Anne of the Thousand Days wink


And there it is. "That's nice but what I really want is..."

J


I know ever time I announce a new Tadlow recording ...there is always "..but what are you going to record next" ! (it really should be "what are you going to spend a small fortune on next in order to recover 30% of the cost because there are just not enough soundtrack out there!")

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Stunning release! Thank you so much Quartet!

So next step should be Anne of the Thousand Days wink


And there it is. "That's nice but what I really want is..."

J


An editorial from Ariana Grande:

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Stunning release! Thank you so much Quartet!

So next step should be Anne of the Thousand Days wink


And there it is. "That's nice but what I really want is..."

J



Four posts in. Perhaps not a record, but close.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

One of the top releases of the year. This is going to get a lot of play.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

For people in the US is there a major difference between ordering from Quartet or Tadlow directly?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Tadlow   (Member)

For people in the US is there a major difference between ordering from Quartet or Tadlow directly?

Probably now a lot of difference as depends upon exchange rate betweeb $ and € or $ and £ and cost of postage....

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2017 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

For people in the US is there a major difference between ordering from Quartet or Tadlow directly?

Probably now a lot of difference as depends upon exchange rate betweeb $ and € or $ and £ and cost of postage....


Apparently I haven't created an account yet on Quartet so Tadlow wins this round. Seems the exchange rate makes the price of the disc about the same in USD and with shipping it is on par with what I pay for something from Intrada. Can't wait for this gorgeous score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2017 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

This film.. I'm not familiar with.. i do like Tadlow's releases though, so i'll give this a go, it does look a very nice presentation. Well-done Tadlow. Thank you.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2017 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I haven't seen the film either. It may not live up to its score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2017 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

I haven't seen the film either. It may not live up to its score.

I'll do a You-tube check to any think I've missed, you do get some surprises in tv series, films + scores.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2017 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   David Ferstat   (Member)

I saw this on the big screen (he says, showing his age) and faintly remember wanting the score afterwards, but not being able to find it.

So, insta-bought from SAE. smile

 
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