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 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 2:54 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

What with this and Amelia, I really need to start turning up to parties earlier!
I've always liked Fenton and have a decent amount of CD's by him in my collection.
I don't know how this one passed me by for so long, although I've never seen the film, so maybe that's why.
But what a corker of a score it is!
So emotional and tender. Lovely stuff.
Fenton has never had a signature voice or style that has ever stood out to me, like some composers' music does, but that has never taken away the joy I have derived from his music and scores over the years.
This is certainly up there with the very best of his work.
Thoughts?
(I did search for other threads about this score, but could'nae find any).

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   AdoKrycha007   (Member)

His best score.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 3:14 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'm fairly certain I once did a thread on this, but I can't find it either.

In any case, it's a great score. Somewhat 'cool' and classical in parts compared to some of the lusher things he's done otherwise, but it's one of my earliest and fondest Fenton soundtracks.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

It’s even more powerful in the (excellent) film than on album. I may even go so far as to say it’s his best score, in terms of perfectly supporting the film.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

It’s even more powerful in the (excellent) film than on album. I may even go so far as to say it’s his best score, in terms of perfectly supporting the film.

Yavar


I agree, Yavar. I really liked the movie and thought the score was gorgeous and perfectly married to the film.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   tgreiving   (Member)

This is, beyond a doubt, Fenton's best score.

A few years ago I begged the late Nick Redman to do a Twilight Time release of the film, which is criminally out of print in the U.S. He kindly replied: "We are fond of Shadowlands but haven't managed to pry it loose as yet."

Extra poignant reading that message now...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2020 - 11:26 PM   
 By:   amatalqa   (Member)

Great great score. I’ve been listening to the album since 1992 and only watched the film this year, giving the music a whole new meaning.

If you love this, I also recommend his scores to Handful of Dust and Cry Freedom. They’re different, but they both have that Fenton quality that’s hard to describe. You just want to keep playing them over and over.

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2020 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

How many of you are familar with Fenton's music and theme from Out! In 1978? Tv series. Only an uptempo version of the theme of a single was released



Somebody posted a suite of two extracts and the original theme too.



It was the first time i had ever noticed a Fenton credit. He was always destined for bigger things.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2020 - 2:28 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

He was great in Emmerdale Farm!! wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2020 - 3:04 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

"...I really write end titles for the families of the music department (who are always at the very end) while they wait patiently for their loved ones' names to appear...." - George Fenton

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2020 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Thanks Bill. I'd never heard that music before. I much preferred the second link over the first.
Sounds like he's riffing on Tubular Bells and Carpenter's Halloween in the proper score suite.

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2020 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

As halloween same year id be surprised if he was influenced by it as had to write it probably months before halloween's release

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2020 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Yes the theme on the programme was better than the almost "disco" flavoured single.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2020 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

"As halloween same year id be surprised if he was influenced by it as had to write it probably months before halloween's release"
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Okay, they were both ripping off Tubular Bells then smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2020 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Not familiar with his work outside of Dangerous Beauty which I love. I need to explore more of his work.

 
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