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 Posted:   Oct 24, 2019 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I know this is one of Jerry's less loved 90s scores, but 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 sketches for the full written score are in their library holdings. Here is the full list, with the obviously unreleased cues in bold:

1-4 "A Free Spirit," 1 page
2-1 "Family Life," 3 pages
2-3 "We're Having a Baby," 3 pages
3-1 "The Museum," 4 pages
4-2 "The Dating Game," 2 pages
5-2/6-0 "Two Bells," 3 pages
6-2 "Shopping," 2 pages
7-7/8-1 "A Broken Wing," 2 pages
8-2 "The Prognosis," 5 pages
9-1 "The Journey Begins," 7 pages
9-3 "Memories," 1 page
9-5 "Old Friends," 2 pages
9-6 "I Understand," 3 pages
10-2 "Mangia," 2 pages
10-3 "Something Better," 4 pages
10-4/11-1 "Who Is Sean?," 2 pages
11-2 "He'll Wake Up," 1 page
12-1 "It Ain't Easy," 3 pages
12-2 "He's Alive," 7 pages
12-3 "Angie's Theme," 8 pages [lacks first page]
"Also, contains a complete set of photocopies for all of the cues listed above; an additional photocopy of cue 9-5 contains revisions in red ink."

Obviously if these cues are in film order (which seems likely given their numbers), the album was substantially re-arranged, unlike say Love Field. It seems like the original album replaced the opening cue "A Free Spirit" with a "concert arrangement" of Angie's Theme. There was overall more missing from this score's album than I expected. 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 if a Deluxe Edition were produced.


 Posted:   Oct 25, 2019 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

The "concert arrangement" is really just the end title. I saw the movie years back (it's a pretty rare find!), but always remembered the theme, and have always loved it along with the rest of the score. A true hidden gem!

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

I'm glad at least one of this score's fans chimed in -- thanks! wink


 Posted:   Oct 26, 2019 - 6:50 PM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

Just rewatched this one. A good little movie; no classic, but nowhere near where the low ratings might lead you to believe.

The unreleased portions of the score are pretty short snippets of themes, the longest missing cues are about 2 minutes each if that. However, the "traveling theme" introduced in "Something Better" is expanded on in a few cues. It would make for a perfectly nice album.

 Posted:   Oct 27, 2019 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   simon377   (Member)

I'm glad at least one of this score's fans chimed in -- thanks! wink


Thanks for doing these Yavar, they are fascinating.

 Posted:   Oct 27, 2019 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

You’re welcome! Thanks for chiming in to say you care! This score and Mr. Baseball are probably the least-loved of Jerry’s 90s output.


 Posted:   Oct 28, 2019 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I've always had a soft spot for this score (or it's Main Theme, to be precise).
A lovely little score by Georges Delerue.

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