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 Posted:   Oct 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I know this is one of Jerry's more reviled scores, but I for one really like the love theme at least, and of course as a completist (Jerry's scores almost always play better in complete form) I would buy a Deluxe Edition in an instant. (I know there are more crazy Goldsmith nuts out there like me!)

I don't have time at the moment to do a Complete Score Breakdown for what is in the film, but I ran across a complete cue listing on the Academy's website because the full written score is in their library holdings. Here it is, with the obviously unreleased cues in bold:

http://collections.new.oscars.org/Details/Archive/71302986

1-2 "Mister Baseball," 5 pages
1-5 "Triple Play," 1 page
1-6/2-1 "The Dragons," 3 pages
2-2 "New Apartment," 1 page
2-4 "The Locker Room," 1 page
3-1 "A Free Agent," 1 page
4-1 "Call Me Jack," 1 page
4-2 "Very Japanese," 1 page
6-2 "A Wise Brain," 2 pages
6-3 "Acceptance," 1 page
6-4 "The Bath," 3 pages
7-1 "Go Get 'Em," 1 page
8-1 "Training," 4 pages
8-2 "Team Effort," 4 pages
"Insert," 1 page
9-1 "Winning Streak," 2 pages
11-1 "Swing Away," 4 pages
11-4 "He's Still At It," 1 page
11-5 "Final Score," 10 pages
"Love Theme," 1 page

Obviously if these cues are in film order (which seems likely given their numbers), the album was substantially re-arranged, unlike say Love Field. Certain cues from different parts of the film were combined. It seems the original album did make a point of including the titles of both cues when they were combined, though, so I think it likely that the cues not mentioned are in fact unreleased (except for perhaps "Insert" or "Love Theme" which may have been stuck in?). So the original album is almost complete because only a handful of short single-page cues appear to be left off. I will eventually go through the film itself, as I said, to assess the quality (and figure out the length) of the unreleased music, but for now I thought folks might just be interested to know roughly how many more cues could be added...seems like it would be about the same amount of music (~5 minutes) as was added on to The Omen 40th Anniversary Edition, compared with the original Deluxe Edition.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2019 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

I don’t want any Deluxe Edition thank you very much.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2019 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

I've never understood why this score gets so much grief. It's certainly no masterpiece, but I've always found it charming, particularly the love theme. I saw the film (or much of it) on TV ages ago, and I don't remember any unreleased material leaping out at me. But I'd probably pick up an expanded edition, if only to be contrarian!

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2019 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I guess in John Takis we've found the right man to pen the liner notes for Mr. Baseball: The Deluxe Edition when it eventually comes out (probably after every other Goldsmith score than can be expanded has been expanded, haha!)

smile

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2019 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I've never understood why this score gets so much grief. It's certainly no masterpiece, but I've always found it charming, particularly the love theme. I saw the film (or much of it) on TV ages ago, and I don't remember any unreleased material leaping out at me. But I'd probably pick up an expanded edition, if only to be contrarian!

It's a great little score for a very, very entertaining movie. I love that Jerry periodically tackled films like this for they must have been as difficult to score as some of his more prestigious assignments.

And he clearly got on very well with Fred Schepisi.

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2019 - 2:30 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Too bad.

When oh when a City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra new recording of this absolute masterpiece???

 
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