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 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

I unintentionally forgot another king. The great Franz Waxman.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Easy to see why. ROZSA WAS THE GREATEST.



I thought Rozsa was tied with Max Steiner! smile


Sorry ! Steiner was a king, Young was a king, Herrmann was a king, Korngold was a king , Tiomkin was a king. However... the king of kings was Miklos Rozsa.smile

Of course , I forgot to mention a few other kings like Newman, Raksin , Friedhofer, Williams, Bernstein and Goldsmith.




Rozsa ..... King of Kings ..... you got me there Cody! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

After the superb Ben-Hur I'm excited to hear this, especially any cues that were written but not originally recorded for the film (those were some of my favorite bits of the Ben-Hur recording).

Amazing that Tadlow ended up recording all FIVE of Rozsa's epic scores:
EL CID
QUO VADIS?
SODOM AND GOMORRAH
BEN-HUR
KING of KINGS

These will stand as some of the most important film music recordings of all time.

Yavar


Going by Doug Raynes’ account of the sessions, it sounds like there were only two previously unrecorded cues (I believe they were called “Herod the Great” and “The Madman,” the title of the latter makes it sound like an alternate of “Casting Out the Demon”), of course they could be long cues for all I know. What I’d like to know is whether or not Tadlow will be doing the unused choral parts found on the Treasury set.

And I totally agree with you on the Tadlow recordings being among the most important (have only finally gotten around to purchasing Sodom), though I must confess that I’m quite content with the original recordings for the last two.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

And I totally agree with you on the Tadlow recordings being among the most important (have only finally gotten around to purchasing Sodom), though I must confess that I’m quite content with the original recordings for the last two.

I think 90-95% of the original Ben-Hur recording sounds great... but the stuff recorded in Rome sounds just awful. It was great to have stuff like Parade of the Charioteers and Gratus's Entry into Jerusalem in pristine modern audio matching the rest of the score. And the few previously-unrecorded cues I thought were also fantastic.

The King of Kings original recording was done overly "hot" and there is distortion in the louder passages, so overall I'd say it's worse-sounding than the original Ben-Hur recording (apart from the Rome sections, of course). Add in a couple of previously-unrecorded cues, and I'm excited to get this album! I also think it's cool that Tadlow completed the set of five Rozsa epics. That said, I admit that a complete Jungle Book (so much of the score being unreleased, and the original recording released by the Film Music Society sounding rather poor) would have me even more excited.

And a new complete recording of an unreleased and otherwise-lost Rozsa score would have me most excited of all: A Double Life (his second Oscar winner!), The Four Feathers, or Knight Without Armour (his very first score, and a wonderful one) in particular.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Easy to see why. ROZSA WAS THE GREATEST.



I thought Rozsa was tied with Max Steiner! smile


Sorry ! Steiner was a king, Young was a king, Herrmann was a king, Korngold was a king , Tiomkin was a king. However... the king of kings was Miklos Rozsa.smile

Of course , I forgot to mention a few other kings like Newman, Raksin , Friedhofer, Williams, Bernstein and Goldsmith.


Im offended you missed Herrmann!


Are you kidding,Amer ? Look again. Your eyes are deceiving you.


Oh dear indeed. I definitely need to change my reading glasses! Sorry.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

You needn't be sorry. We are all human.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Frank DeWald   (Member)


Going by Doug Raynes’ account of the sessions, it sounds like there were only two previously unrecorded cues (I believe they were called “Herod the Great” and “The Madman,” the title of the latter makes it sound like an alternate of “Casting Out the Demon”), of course they could be long cues for all I know. What I’d like to know is whether or not Tadlow will be doing the unused choral parts found on the Treasury set.

And I totally agree with you on the Tadlow recordings being among the most important (have only finally gotten around to purchasing Sodom), though I must confess that I’m quite content with the original recordings for the last two.


In addition to "Herod the Great" and "The Madman," there is one more previously unrecorded cue: the original version of "The Sepulchre." And yes, the recording includes chorus in all cues where Rozsa wrote singers into his score. Naturally, I'm prejudiced, but I think this is a wonderful recording and am just as anxious to see it released as everyone else!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2020 - 1:01 AM   
 By:   PlatterPuss   (Member)

Expectation is half the fun.



 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   michael469   (Member)

After the superb Ben-Hur I'm excited to hear this, especially any cues that were written but not originally recorded for the film (those were some of my favorite bits of the Ben-Hur recording).

Amazing that Tadlow ended up recording all FIVE of Rozsa's epic scores:
EL CID
QUO VADIS?
SODOM AND GOMORRAH
BEN-HUR
KING of KINGS

These will stand as some of the most important film music recordings of all time.

Yavar


Yes. Well deserved recordings for both new fans and audience alike. Now, only if they could also add THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD to join the recordings of THIEF OF BAGDAD and THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Although we have a brief suite that Tadlow recorded from the concert performance that was premiered in Prague with the same Tadlow team.


The only score I pine for as a Tadlow release is the Jungle Book.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   JTWfan77   (Member)

Mine is The Ten Commandments smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

For me, if the issues with the Maurice Jarre estate ever get resolved, it would be Jesus of Nazareth.

I am a patient fellow. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

My wishes would be the aforementioned The Jungle Book as well as The Ten Commandments.

Hopefully James is doing better and still has his passion for these scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Hopefully when James is feeling better he will fulfill his post regarding Walter Schumann's wonderful score to THE NIGHTER OF THE HUNTER. I am sure he hasn't forgotten. Just waiting for the time when James is feeling well enough to begin the project. Wishing him the best always.





 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Now, only if they could also add THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD to join the recordings of THIEF OF BAGDAD and THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Although we have a brief suite that Tadlow recorded from the concert performance that was premiered in Prague with the same Tadlow team.

I'll second that.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2020 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Michal Turkowski   (Member)

For me there is one more score which desperatelly should be newly recorded:

Elmer Bernstein - THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

Another one, very nice score which im hope will be rerecorded is

Victor Young - "Samson and Delilah".

 
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