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 Posted:   Mar 2, 2020 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

Early this year I got to work on a release of music by composer Mark Isaacs for a series of "animated classics" releases done by an Australian company called Burbank Films in the early 1980s. These were adaptations of stories like Ivanhoe, A Tale of Two Cities, Robin Hood, Rob Roy etc., done with limited animation as a series of television specials--if you're old enough you might have seen a few of these broadcast over Thanksgiving weekends or other holidays, but since then they've more or less disappeared.
Isaacs recorded these scores at the Sydney Opera House in Australia with a generous-sized orchestra, in an era very much under the influence of John Williams and the symphonic scores he did for Star Wars, Superman etc., and Isaacs' work fits into this universe perfectly, with memorable thematic material and rich orchestrations. Four of these scores are going to be released on CD and I think fans of this era of film music should love it--please check this out:

https://youtu.be/8xLfkcH70ao

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2020 - 3:53 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Every time I clicked on the YouTube link, it says An Error Has Occurred.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2020 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Every time I clicked on the YouTube link, it says An Error Has Occurred.

Worked for me ,Kev, sounded quite good too.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2020 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Thanks for sharing, Jeff -- I really like what I've heard!

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2020 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Well that was an instant preorder.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2020 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

That was a pleasant surprise.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2020 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   John Blankenship   (Member)

Got mine today, listening now... it's quite good.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2020 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I've uploaded it to Apple Music, but haven't listened yet. But I enjoyed the booklet, especially the remarks from the producer.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2020 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Blank_Adder   (Member)

I received the double album last week and I can't emphasize enough what a great compilation of at least three exceptionally good scores this is. You don't find film music of this kind very often these days! I wrote a more detailed review of Mark's music, which you can find here:

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=141517&forumID=1&archive=0

Unfortunately I had to create a new user account, because for some strange reason I just can't log in with my old one... :-/

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2020 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

It appears you can only buy it on eBay. Liking what I've heard. smile

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PRE-ORDER-2-Disc-Mark-Isaacs-Robin-Hood-A-Tale-of-Two-Cities-Ivanhoe-Rob-Roy/114136818761?fbclid=IwAR29Kum9g2g9nmC9e8NrXs4LSXN_n1lK61BCpsbU6G-eCFmb74N-rREGuAA

Greg Espinoza

 
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