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 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Roger Feigelson writes:

INTRADA Announces:




THE 10th VICTIM
Music by PIERO PICCIONI

THAT MAN IN ISTANBUL
Music by GEORGES GARVARENTZ

INTRADA ISC 410

On this CD premiere, Intrada presents two LP programs from the classic Mainstream catalog. Spy films were prevalent during the mid-1960s, and 1965 was a peak year for the genre, ranging from the Oscar-winning spectacle of Thunderball to the gritty suspense of The Ipcress File and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. In between these classics were the “Eurospy” movies and ’65 saw the release of two lively entries in the genre—the cult classic The 10th Victim and the action-packed That Man in Istanbul.

While not technically a spy movie, The 10th Victim's cat-and-mouse story line, European locations and glamorous stars often place it in spy movie retrospectives. In its future, war has been replaced by “The Big Hunt,” where volunteers join a legally sanctioned murder game. Its protagonist is a veteran hunter surprised to learn that his new target is a woman. Piero Piccioni's score is dominated by its main theme, which frequently blends cool organ sounds with the vocals of singer Mina. The film’s love theme is performed unromantically on an organ, emphasizing the shallowness of the characters and their romance.

That Man in Istanbul is a more traditional “Eurospy” adventure. “That man” is Tony Maecenas, an American rogue who has fled to Istanbul where he runs an underground casino. Investigating the apparent death of a kidnapped nuclear scientist in a plane crash, gorgeous FBI agent Kenny is convinced that Tony is involved. Hunting for the missing scientist, Tony and Kenny encounter a complex web of espionage in the Turkish seaport. The Los Angeles Times’ Philip K. Scheuer called the film’s score “just corny enough to be noticed,” and that “corny” score was the work of Georges Garvarentz. Unlike the European scoring style of 10th Victim, Garvarentz takes the American approach, with his music following the action closely while varying the tone wildly to match the mood of the moment. Garvarentz’ music shows the influence of the James Bond scores, with its repetitive motifs, sinister stings and brassy rhythms, but balances the thrills with lighter cues fitting the film’s flippant tone.

The two seemingly unrelated soundtracks paired together on this CD have more in common than it may seem. Both were recorded with orchestras in Europe. Both were recorded in 1965 for pictures released respectively in December and August of that year. Both are receiving their U.S. premieres on CD, with That Man in Istanbul receiving its first CD release anywhere. Both were first available in the U.S. on the Mainstream label and, perhaps not coincidentally, both were assigned sequential part numbers: S/6071 and S/6072. And finally, both have brisk, flavorful scores. One nice bonus on Istanbul was the presence on the master tape of an additional track previously unreleased, featuring a “finale” version of the title song with a stronger finish befitting the conclusion of this bright spy/adventure score.

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THE 10th VICTIM
01. Main Title – The Tenth Victim (2:57)
02. The Chase (2:12)
03. The Rendezvous (2:02)
04. Main Title (1:02)
05. Keep Running (1:33)
06. The Pawn (1:24)
07. Main Title (0:51)
08. Quiet Interlude (1:55)
09. Spiral Waltz (1:39)
10. A Place To Hide (2:09)
11. Reprieve (1:06)
12. Main Title – The Tenth Victim (1:46)
13. The Trap (1:41)
14. Main Title (0:49)
15. Love Theme From The Tenth Victim (3:22)
16. Main Theme – End Titles (1:55)
Total Time: 28:57

THAT MAN IN ISTANBUL
17. Love Was Right Here All The Time (2:39)
18. A Strange Exchange (3:22)
19. Fight In The Circle (2:04)
20. Confidences For Confidences (2:27)
21. The Man With The Steel Hand (2:07)
22. Picking Up The Check At The Mauteur (2:20)
23. A Surprise Depot (2:37)
24. The Bulldozer Leads The Dance (3:32)
25. The Man Of Istanbul (2:30)
26. The Surprises Of The Depot (1:19)
27. Fight At The Turkish Bath (2:27)
28. Chase On The Calatma Bridge (2:05)
29. Victory (1:43)
30. The March Of The Man In Istanbul (1:35)
31. Love Was Right Here All The Time (Finale) (2:24)
Total Time: 35:40
Total CD Time: 64:40

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

....and the hearts sink to the knees.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

This is just plain weird.

When has a boutique label ever released a straight-up LP version of a score after an expanded version has been widely available? The Easy Tempo version of The Tenth Victim was twice as long.

WTF?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

This is extremely good news. That Man in Istanbul was a very long time request.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)


When has a boutique label ever released a straight-up LP version of a score after an expanded version has been widely available?






I was going to say Intrada's Stagecoach, but that was a different recording.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Any Piccioni fans who don't have THE 10TH VICTIM should snap up this album right away. It's one of his best - a kooky lounge masterpiece!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Any Piccioni fans who don't have THE 10TH VICTIM should snap up this album right away. It's one of his best.

We all snapped up the expanded version years ago. What the hell is this?

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

We all snapped up the expanded version years ago. What the hell is this?


I hate to tell you this, but everyone's not as old as we are.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I hate to tell you this, but everyone's not as old as we are.

Yes, admittedly, we are not all as old as you. wink

Still, I would encourage others to wait for a complete release from Quartet or Music Box. And to add insult to injury, they are using the electronically reprocessed for stereo version. Ugh.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Yes, admittedly, we are not all as old as you. wink


Ouch!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)


Still, I would encourage others to wait for a complete release from Quartet or Music Box.


Or buy the Easy Tempo edition.

However the Intrada release also has That Man in Istanbul which is not available anywhere else from the master tapes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   purplemonkeydishwasher   (Member)

The Mainstream release of "The 10th Victim" was my introduction to Piccioni, some 30 or so years ago when I found a well-played copy in a used record store, so if this release allows more people to make a similar discovery, I approve! The "love theme" is one of my all-time favorites.

It does seem like a somewhat odd choice though, with the expanded Easy Tempo release covering so much more ground. I see a couple copies currently on eBay for big bucks, but "completed listings" shows that a copy sold just this past April for US $23.00. Also, if this was to be coupled with another Mainstream release, Piccioni's '"A Moment Of Truth" would seem like a more natural fit.

Though, I'll be happy to get an official release of "That Man In Istanbul." We can use more Garvarentz! I managed to track down the Harkit CD a couple of years back but I've never been quite clear on the legitimacy of the Harkit releases.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 9:14 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

THAT MAN IN ISTANBUL was one of my earliest LP purchases (in mono), nice to finally get in legitimately on CD in stereo.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2018 - 11:17 PM   
 By:   chriscoyle   (Member)

I hate to tell you this, but everyone's not as old as we are.

Yes, admittedly, we are not all as old as you. wink

Still, I would encourage others to wait for a complete release from Quartet or Music Box. And to add insult to injury, they are using the electronically reprocessed for stereo version. Ugh.


Aren't most of these 60s soundtrack LP's rerecordings not the original tracks?

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2018 - 1:17 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Apparently fans I'm pretty sure this is according to Roger himself) when it came to the Mainstream records catalogue, Goldsmith's Stagecoach was one of the few times (perhaps only) that it was a re-recording.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2018 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I hate to tell you this, but everyone's not as old as we are.

Yes, admittedly, we are not all as old as you. wink

Still, I would encourage others to wait for a complete release from Quartet or Music Box. And to add insult to injury, they are using the electronically reprocessed for stereo version. Ugh.


Righto!

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2018 - 2:22 AM   
 By:   Dadid L   (Member)

Apparently fans I'm pretty sure this is according to Roger himself) when it came to the Mainstream records catalogue, Goldsmith's Stagecoach was one of the few times (perhaps only) that it was a re-recording.

Yavar

Mmm? If that counts for something, all the Bernstein's from Ava/Mainstream were re-recordings, no ?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2018 - 3:04 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)


Aren't most of these 60s soundtrack LP's rerecordings not the original tracks?


I do not think that's common for European soundtracks. Re-recordings tend to "best of" and songs (Michel Legrand, Francis Lai, Stelvio Cipriani, Ennio Morricone) rather than a single soundtrack. Maybe only for mid- to late-50s soundtracks where they realised a few years after the film that they could now use much better recording equipment.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2018 - 4:11 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Aren't most of these 60s soundtrack LP's rerecordings not the original tracks?

US film scores, usually. European, almost never.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2018 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

THAT MAN IN ISTANBUL was one of my earliest LP purchases (in mono), nice to finally get in legitimately on CD in stereo.

Rechanneled stereo.

 
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