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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Crossed Swords
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2020 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   gbays27280   (Member)

I don't think Star Wars had anything to do with Jarre using a symphonic sound in the score, because The Prince and the Pauper was released in England roughly less than a month after Star Wars. Unless I am totally wrong (since I have no recording dates for reference), Jarre probably scored the film before the release of Star Wars. It is possible that Jarre thought a symphonic sound was appropriate, especially considering Legrand's and Schifrin's scores for the Musketeers films were somewhat symphonic (if not completely).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2020 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

It is possible that Jarre thought a symphonic sound was appropriate, especially considering Legrand's and Schifrin's scores for the Musketeers films were somewhat symphonic (if not completely).

Probably.Especially as the Salkind's films tended to have symphonic scores . And Jarre wasn't in his synth phase yet.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2020 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

I wonder if there's a chance for an expanded edition of Crossed Swords to go along with the recent expanded release of Swashbuckler? (Which I never saw coming in a million years!)

Playing the FSM release now and it actually sounds very good. I don't know if it needs a sound improvement but FSM's release contained just the OST playlist.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2020 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

Expanded "Crossed Swords"?


Not one ion of resistance to this in my body.


Somewhere in the middle of listening to the FSM, I always end up blurting aloud "My God, Jarre scored his ass off on this one!"

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2020 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

I agree he blew it out of the ballpark. Its a great score. Great themes, dramatic and very energetic. Ive only seen the film on first release so I have no idea if there's additional music for an expansion or not.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2020 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I would love an expanded edition of this, particularly if it has the kind of sonic improvements Swashbuckler had over its previous incarnation. The FSM album sounds good, but if I'm not mistaken, it was from an album master.

 
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