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 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION


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THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION is presented as a limited edition of 500 units.


LISTEN TO A SOUNDCLIPS FROM "THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION”
GHOST SHIP

GHOST SHIP
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TEMPTATION
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PROJECT: MOONBEAST
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UNDER THE MOON
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Composer Conrad Pope will sign the first 50 copies of THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 sold through the website.

Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, presents THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 featuring music composed and conducted by Conrad Pope (PAVILION OF WOMEN, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, TIM’S VERMEER) for four feature films from his filmography.

Conrad Pope is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand orchestrators, known for his numerous collaborations with composers John Williams, James Horner, Howard Shore, Alexandre Desplat, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, John Powell, Mark Isham, Danny Elfman, and many others. Pope also has a resume of some 18 original film scores to his credit. His talent in many aspects of movie music and his dexterity on scoring paper and concert stage alike has given him a sought-after reputation in Hollywood that has remained durable and dependable for thirty-five years.

GHOST SHIP was based on the true story about a Spanish galleon in 1863 that was swept up the flooding Colorado River from San Diego, and was stranded and wrecked far inland in the Salton Sea. The fictional part of the story has to do with seven kids, who learn of the lost galleon and turn a boring school rock-collecting trip into a quest for a shipload of lost pirate treasure. Somehow the filmmakers were able to fund $100,000 to record the score with a 75-piece orchestra, an unheard of amount for an independent movie. Pope’s score is grandly adventurous with large orchestral gestures, a Coplandesque motif setting the tone for a late 19th Century adventure involving eager kids.

Released in 1994, TEMPTATION is a potboiler about insurance fraud and murder. The director was looking for music along the lines of Jerry Goldsmith’s BASIC INSTINCT. His score for the film emphasizes fluid string lines and is built around a main theme for the primary character, along with a surging action motif for brass and a suspended electronic choral element. Pope composed both the electronic and the orchestral music for the film; the latter was recorded with a 52-piece orchestra.

1995’s science fiction thriller PROJECT: METALBEAST is about a group of scientists who create a super soldier by injecting the subject with the blood of a werewolf. Naturally, the experiment goes massively awry and the manufactured lycanthrope is cryogenically frozen for 20 years—after which it’s revived by the surviving member of the original project, who enhances the were-soldier with a synthetic metallic skin that makes it virtually indestructible. Thanks, Doc. Pope’s music for the film is grandly powerful, with an especially glorious finale.

UNDER THE MOON was made in late 1993, but you won’t find it listed on IMDB or anywhere else, because it had a single showing and then disappeared from the face of the Earth. The film was a passion project from a group of young would-be filmmakers from El Paso and tells the (at the time) unthinkable story of a man whose girlfriend, a school teacher, breaks up with him and he becomes so enraged that he comes down to the school and shoots her in her classroom, taking some of the children hostage and ultimately making an escape in a school bus.

The four film scores included on this collection all stem from 1992-95 and are the first movie scores Conrad Pope wrote. The music reflects the influence of the composers Pope orchestrated for, but they also exhibit what he could do with that inspiration when left to his own creativity. All four of the scores on this album were performed by a contracted orchestra in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dragon’s Domain Records is excited to bring the contents of THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 to compact disc for the first time. The music has been mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland, with liner notes written by author Randall Larson, including the participation of composer Conrad Pope.

THE CONRAD POPE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 is a limited edition release of 500 units.

GHOST SHIP (1992)
(Original Score)
01. Overture - Call to Adventure (1:50)
02. Action on the High Seas (1:46)
03. The Pirate’s Sword (2:52)
04. March of the Galleons (4:05)
05. Hidden Treasure (2:08)
06. Magic Caverns (4:12)
07. Finale-All’s Well (5:17)

TEMPTATION (1994)
(Original Score)
08. Prelude, Theme and Escape (5:21)
09. Confrontation (2:33)
10. Variations on a Theme (1:33)
11. Bloody Murder (0:45)
12. Light the Fuse (1:31)
13. Aftermath (1:21)

PROJECT METALBEAST (1995)
(Original Score)
14. Inner Sanctum (3:10)
15. The Deadly Chase (1:24)
16. Revelation (0:49)
17. The Resurrection (2:15)
18. Crossing the Icy Styx (1:55)
19. The Hunted (1:03)
20. Transformation (0:58)
21. Dawn (1:29)
22. No Turning Back (1:01)
23. Survivors (1:42)

UNDER THE MOON (1993)
(Original Score)
24. Day of Judgment (3:08)
25. The Rod and Reproof (2:41)
26. Bitter Memories (0:49)
27. The Careening Bus (0:53)
28. A Mother’s Tear (1:07)
29. Mad Matt’s Inner Demons (3:30)
30. Requiem (3:03)
31. The Family Reunited (3:08)
Total Time: 72:49

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I have been on/off for years been seeking his promo that had "Project: Metalbeast" on it, based off watching some of the film on TV once.

This set appears to be the same content as the promo.



EDIT:
Made a submission to IMDb for "Under the Moon" with what little info' there is. We'll see what happens... (with so little info' and nothing online but in this announcement, they'll probably rejected it)

ANOTHER EDIT:
And now it has an IMDb page (had to make a guess on the length of the film in order to submit it):
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11784216/reference

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

TIM'S VERMEER and MY WEEK WITH MARILYN are excellent scores (albeit highly influenced by Williams, as one would expect). Those are the only two soundtracks of his that I have; would be curious to check out his other stuff.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

NICE!!!! And ordered, of course!! Thanks and keep them coming wink

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Holy cow, those clips are spectacular. Pope is a great composer in addition to being a magnificent orchestrator.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Holy cow, those clips are spectacular. Pope is a great composer in addition to being a magnificent orchestrator.

We have a few other things in the pipeline of Mr. Pope's if all goes well.

We are open to suggestions


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Ordered post haste! Conrad Pope is a MUST and A-U-T-OMATIC!

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

Samples are amazing. Mr. Pope is master arranger & composer.
Thanks to all involved & Dragon s Domain for releasing this CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

I only own In My Sleep I praised that a few times that design had a Herrmannish feel without aping him, this interests me that this orchestration has qualities that your getting a swashbuckler style those scores I like alot others titles sound grand too. Thanks DD, i'm happy too add another Pope to my collection.

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Justin: out of idle curiosity, I did a little digging and have emailed you a bit more info on "Under the Moon," if you want to update the IMDB page you created.

In a nutshell: The filmmakers are Hector Barron and Scott Hahn. Hahn wrote the script. The lead character's name is Matt Allen, played by Michael Gaba (probably this guy: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5299576/ ). The film began shooting in 1992 with a $38,000 budget, but the money dried up after two weeks. By 1995, they had managed to complete a cut of the film, but could not find a distributor. (They even tried to piggyback off the O.J. Simpson trial publicity by plunking down outside the Los Angeles courthouse with placards featuring pictures of Robert Shapiro and Steven Spielberg! It doesn't seem to have worked.) At one point (the timeline relative to the O.J. stunt isn't clear) they bumped into director John Landis at a screening of "Nowhere to Run" at Mann's Chinese Theater in LA, and persuaded him to film a three-minute cameo as a high school principal. It doesn't appear in Landis' filmography, but there was an article about it in the June 10–16, 1996, issue of Variety, which also pegged the total budget at $300,000. The film was finally screened as a midnight show on June 14 at West Hollywood's Sunset 5 theaters, which is almost certainly the "single showing" referenced in the original post.

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Yes, I'll head over there now and update it. I don't know where you dug, 'cause I came up empty. You have some unknown digging technique. :-)

I have to know what role Hector Barron contributed before I can add him (director?).

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

The articles I turned up just credit both men as "filmmakers." I have to imagine they were both producers, at minimum.

As for my "digging technique," searching ProQuest with the film's title and "El Paso" got me the Variety article. Adding the filmmakers' names to a Google search got me a few articles in the El Paso Times. And that's about it!

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Ah ha, now with some names to work with, the obvious came up in a search: GSA Music. Pope's resume lists Hector Barron as the director.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   John Rokesmith   (Member)

I have to admit that I wasn't aware of him as a composer when I found Pavilion of Women and In My Sleep in the used bin at a local record store during my last visit to L.A.. Having never heard of these films I bought them because of my very good experiences with other orchestrators like William Ross or Mark McKenzie who turned out to be terrific composers as well. Well, how shall I put it? Why don't these nitwits in Hollywood hire Pope for some of their major productions? He's absolutely fantastic!

Well, the CD is ordered (along with Howard Blake's Agatha and The John Morgan Collection). I will download the mp3 files tonight and have an advance listen. Hopefully I ordered early enough to get an autographed booklet. Thank you so much Dragon Domain for these releases.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2020 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I have to admit that I wasn't aware of him as a composer when I found Pavilion of Women and In My Sleep in the used bin at a local record store during my last visit to L.A.. Having never heard of these films I bought them because of my very good experiences with other orchestrators like William Ross or Mark McKenzie who turned out to be terrific composers as well. Well, how shall I put it? Why don't these nitwits in Hollywood hire Pope for some of their major productions? He's absolutely fantastic!

Well, the CD is ordered (along with Howard Blake's Agatha and The John Morgan Collection). I will download the mp3 files tonight and have an advance listen. Hopefully I ordered early enough to get an autographed booklet. Thank you so much Dragon Domain for these releases.



You should also received both 24bit files and a digital booklet as well with your purchase.

We are very happy to put a spotlight on Conrad's work.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2020 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I will deffo pick this one up in a future order with Intrada.
I would have bought it directly from BSX but man, their p&p costs to the UK are scarily high.
I can get 8 discs shipped by Intrada for the price of 2 from them!!

 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2020 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

There's not much to release by him. Counting his own scores (not providing additional music) on IMDb and one unused score, that's just twenty titles. And DD just did three of them.

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2020 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Love Conrad Pope, both as an orchestrator and composer, but a little concerned about the sound quality on this release based on the samples: is it up to par?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2020 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I saw James Nelson's name in the advert blurb and figured there's nothing to worry about, sound-wise.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2020 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I saw James Nelson's name in the advert blurb and figured there's nothing to worry about, sound-wise.

Well we got the masters from Mr. Pope, James Nelson mastered it and Mr. Pope approved it to go to production.

We put up audio samples for folks to hear, so from my viewpoint it sounds good.


Nuff Said

Ford A. Thaxton

 
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