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 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Foodman   (Member)

Wondering why this score has never had a CD release?

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Wondering why this score has never had a CD release?

Well, it was released on CD in the expensive "Jerry Goldsmith at 20th Century Fox" box set from Varèse (now long out of print). To be honest, I'm not a fan, but Yavar is!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

I would LOVE a complete release of S*P*Y*S!!!!!

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I would LOVE a complete release of S*P*Y*S!!!!!

YES! There are at least three of us! (Four, including my friend Jens who doesn't post here...)

I wonder what the hold up is, aside from the score's reputation...could there be missing synth elements a la Damnation Alley, which only recently got a standalone release? Maybe the labels are searching for the John Scott score to pair with Goldsmith's? (That would be a cool twofer.)

Whenever someone gets around to it, I'll be there ready to buy it, crazy person that I am. I find this score's energy and sense of silly fun infectious, an even zanier (and synthier) predecessor to fun stuff in some of the Joe Dante scores...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'd only buy it if it came with the John Scott 'other' score.
I have the Fox Box and it's a pretty terrible score.
It's not even funny, even though it tries to be. Painful, I'd say.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

C'mon Kev...you don't even think 'Anybody Got a Key?' is fun?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I would honestly and unironically enjoy a complete release of this score. Goofy as hell, but quite likable.

If they found John Scott's score for the European cut, that'd be cool, too.

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2019 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Here is the S*P*Y*S program released by Varese Sarabande on their Goldsmith at Fox box set:
1. Main Title (03:03)
2. Anybody Got A Key? (02:50)
3. The Mannequin (01:45)
4. New Friends (01:40)
5. Who's Paying? (01:04)
6. Dog-Gone Par's (01:58)
7. Tools Of The Trade (01:21)
8. The Buy (02:53)
9. End Title (02:24)
Total Time 18:58

Here is the full list of written cues the Academy lists having physically in their library. I have bolded ones that are not on the Varese.:
http://collections.new.oscars.org/Details/Archive/71303018

1-2 "Main Title," 12 pages
2-1 "Russian Warm Up," 1 page
2-3 "Anybody Got a Keg?," 15 pages (obviously there is either a typo here or on the Varese)
3-1 "The Mannequin," 6 pages
3-2 "The Siberian Blues," 2 pages
3-3 "New Friends," 3 pages
4-1 "A Welcome Guest," 7 pages
5-1 "Table Talk," 3 pages
5-2 "A Little Investigation," 4 pages
5-3 "Who's Paying?," 3 pages
5-4/6-1 "Get Rid of the Dog," 4 pages
6-2 "One for the Road," 2 pages
7-1 "Woops," 2 pages
7-2 [no title], 1 page
7-3 "Dog-Gone Paris," 8 pages
8-1 "Tools of the Trade," 3 pages
8-3/9-1 "Triple Cross," 4 pages
8-3a/9-1a "The Buy," 16 pages
8-3b/9-1b [no title; same cue as 7-2], 1 page
10-2 "A New Start," 9 pages

(I'm going to venture a guess that "A New Start" is the End Title.)

It looks like there are some decently substantial cues still missing so I would very much be interested in a complete release of this score.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2019 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

Do you think pages correspond with time? If so, it seems to average to ~19 seconds per page. If so, it looks like . . .

...the Academy lists ...

~ :19 .... 2-1 "Russian Warm Up," 1 page
~ :38 .... 3-2 "The Siberian Blues," 2 pages
~ 1:13 .... 4-1 "A Welcome Guest," 7 pages
~ :57 .... 5-1 "Table Talk," 3 pages
~ 1:16 .... 5-2 "A Little Investigation," 4 pages
~ 1:16 .... 5-4/6-1 "Get Rid of the Dog," 4 pages
~ :38 .... 6-2 "One for the Road," 2 pages
~ :38 .... 7-1 "Woops," 2 pages
~ :19 .... 7-2 [no title], 1 page
~ 1:16 .... 8-3/9-1 "Triple Cross," 4 pages
~ :19 .... 8-3b/9-1b [no title; same cue as 7-2], 1 page



~9:49 of music?

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2019 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I think it's not a reliably direct correspondence, David -- if it's a piece with a slow tempo, 2 pages of written music would obviously have a much longer runtime than if it's a piece with a fast tempo.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2019 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I'd buy the CD of the Score.

The following along with it might be a nice Duo of wackiness. Wonder if someone could make a deal with the two companies that produced the films?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlJaLLw-nXQ

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2019 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Speaking just for myself, while of course as a Goldsmith completist I would buy Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate if it were released on CD, I gotta say that overall it is one of my least favorite scores he ever wrote. I don't enjoy much of it, at all. S*P*Y*S on the other hand is tons of fun, IMO. I would much prefer the John Scott score for the same film be paired with Jerry's, if tapes for it can be located. (It would also probably be a cheaper pairing since it was not only written for the same studio, but the same film!)

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2019 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I would gladly buy it! It's so ridiculous!

 
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