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 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

If bargain box sets are the future of Golden Age releases, well... I'm on board. smile You get several things you are familiar with and know are fantastic, plus a bunch of bonuses to discover and also probably fall in love with.

Personally I think Newman's Nevada Smith and Raksin's Will Penny could have been released as separate albums on their own at $20 each, and many of us Golden Age fans would have been grateful for them. But for only an extra $20 more, we get NINE more scores to explore!

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

If bargain box sets are the future of Golden Age releases, well... I'm on board. smile You get several things you are familiar with and know are fantastic, plus a bunch of bonuses to discover and also probably fall in love with.

Personally I think Newman's Nevada Smith and Raksin's Will Penny could have been released as separate albums on their own at $20 each, and many of us Golden Age fans would have been grateful for them. But for only an extra $20 more, we get NINE more scores to explore!

Yavar


I couldn't agree more! The Paramount Westerns release is truly amazing and at a very affordable price. I sure hope this trend continues!

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

If bargain box sets are the future of Golden Age releases, well... I'm on board. smile You get several things you are familiar with and know are fantastic, plus a bunch of bonuses to discover and also probably fall in love with.

Personally I think Newman's Nevada Smith and Raksin's Will Penny could have been released as separate albums on their own at $20 each, and many of us Golden Age fans would have been grateful for them. But for only an extra $20 more, we get NINE more scores to explore!

Yavar


100% agree, Yavar. I would have bought separate releases of WILL PENNY and NEVADA SMITH and also Waxman's THE FURIES at $20 each...so I'm way ahead with this set. Absolutely the best release of the Black Friday batch, the disaster set notwithstanding.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

When I listened to the second sample for the Riddle score, I was surprised at how amazing it sounds for a score recorded in 1967!

(well, I don't know the precise recording date, could have happened in 1966 for all I know)

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

When I listened to the first samples for the Riddle score, I was surprised at how amazing it sounds for a score recorded in 1967!

Not sure what you mean by first samples - there are only two. The sound quality is great. In terms of content, the first with vocals is interesting, the 2nd sounds like a suite of his Batman music.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Oopsy -- I meant the second sample. Editing my above post now...

Yeah, I heard a little "Batman", too, especially around the end.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Were you referring to the recording's sound quality, or the music composition, as amazing?

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I stated for the year it was recorded, so obviously the sound quality.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

From my POV, obviously I could read it both ways or I wouldnt have asked. The date doesnt exclude the suggestion that the composition was amazing in general or for this particular composer.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

When I listened to the second sample for the Riddle score, I was surprised at how amazing it sounds for a score recorded in 1967!


Isn't it specially an album recording? Plenty of 1960s (and even 1950s) recordings have great sound quality - though looking this was on Epic/Columbia which wasn't known for its pristine sound but still comparing a major label album recording to a film recording from the era is almost unfair/

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   Frank DeWald   (Member)

When I listened to the second sample for the Riddle score, I was surprised at how amazing it sounds for a score recorded in 1967!


Isn't it specially an album recording? Plenty of 1960s (and even 1950s) recordings have great sound quality - though looking this was on Epic/Columbia which wasn't known for its pristine sound but still comparing a major label album recording to a film recording from the era is almost unfair/


To be clear, every track in this set comes from the original film recordings -- none come from re-recordings made for an album. There may be, among the extras, a track or two that was intended for commercial release as singles, but they were recorded at the studio and are among Paramount's, not any record label's, audio assets.

Great credit must go to Chris Malone, who took Paramount's original recordings (some of which were heavily afflicted with wow) and turned them into something eminently listenable. He should have also received mastering credit, but we forgot it in the rush to get this ready for Black Friday.

Glad y'all are finding this exciting. John and I sure enjoyed working on it!

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2019 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I now have a full set of Paramount Western set covers to share myself. I didn't make them; a friend who wishes to remain anonymous did. But this benefactor did encourage me to share them on the board for everyone who might be interested!

Nevada Smith


El Dorado


Three Violent People


Kid Rodelo


Walk Like A Dragon


Will Penny


The Hangman


Branded


The Furies


Copper Canyon


Streets of Laredo


In addition, over on the Custom Cover Art II thread, raferjanders has made a number of great covers for this set himself:

Nevada Smith


Will Penny


Walk Like A Dragon


Branded


The Furies


Interesting to see that sometimes they both picked the same poster image to use, and sometimes picked a different one.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2019 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Thanks for the posting. Everyone can pick their favorites. For me it was the first NEVADA SMITH , ELDORADO, STREETS OF LAREDO, 2nd WILL PENNY,2nd BRANDED and definitely the 2nd THE FURIES.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2019 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Those images are great. The creativity and generosity of several board members here never ceases to amaze me.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2019 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


Yavar, thanks for posting the very colorful (CD) posters. I'm anxious to get this magnificent box when ready. At $59.98 it's a bargain! I urge other to buy and support CD's such as this.

 
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