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 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

THE GERALD FRIED COLLECTION, VOLUME 1


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THE GERALD FRIED COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 presented as a limited edition of 500 units.
THIS IS A 2-CD SET

LISTEN TO A SOUNDCLIP FROM “Survive!"
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LISTEN TO A SOUNDCLIP FROM “Cruise Into Terror "
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Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, presents THE GERALD FRIED COLLECTION, VOLUME 1, featuring music composed by Gerald Fried (THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., STAR TREK, ROOTS) for two films from his extensive filmography.

Airing on television in 1978, CRUISE INTO TERROR tells the story of the son of Satan hitching a ride inside an Egyptian sarcophagus and causing havoc when shipped as cargo on a pleasure cruise ship. The story as written has a kind of a Love Boat Meets Hellraiser kind of sensibility, although much less frightening. To score the film, Fried utilized an approach he had favored in the horror films he scored during the ‘50s: paraphrasing from traditional material, which included the Dies Irae , a medieval plainsong chant that is one of the most quoted in musical literature, appearing in numerous classical compositions and film scores alike. Fried recorded the score with a 40-piece orchestra, as he recalls, which gave a sense of size and assertion to the music as the film plays out.

Released in 1976, SURVIVE! is a Mexican film released under the Spanish title SUPERVIVIENTES DE LOS ANDES (Survivors Of The Andes) and tells the true story of the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which was chartered to carry the country’s rugby team to a match in Santiago, Chile when it crashed in the Andes Mountains. Rescuers could not find the crash site as the plane was far off course when it plowed into snow and rock on a mountainside; without food, survivors had to choose between starvation and eating the flesh of the dead; of the 45 persons on board the plane, 33 initially survived the crash, but only 16 would survive to be rescued after 72 days on the mountain top, trapped by injuries, lack of food, and severe weather, with only the aircraft’s torn fuselage for shelter. The tragedy was later filmed by Frank Marshall as ALIVE (1993).

The original Mexican version of the film was released in January 1976, and featured a relatively sparse score by Mexican composer Raul Lavista. An edited English language version was adapted by Paramount and released in the United States in August 1976, presented by Allan Carr and Robert Stigwood; for this version Gerald Fried was brought in to compose a new score for the American edit of the movie. Fried composed a sizeable score that perfectly fit the storyline and set the tone for its dramatic and controversial situations.

Born February, 1928 in the Bronx, Gerald Fried’s interest in music found its first fruition at the High School of Music & Art in New York City. He attended The Juilliard School of Music as an oboe major, graduating in 1945. Among his earliest friends was a bright kid named Stanley Kubrick. The two of them used to hang around Greenwich Village and talk about their budding interests, Fried’s in classical music and Kubrick’s in filmmaking. Their interests merged when Kubrick began filming DAY OF THE FIGHT, an 18-minute short about boxing. Knowing Fried was a music major, Kubrick asked him if he could write the score for his boxing picture. Fried agreed, then spent months going to the movies to learn how film scores worked, there being no schools or courses on film music in those days. Fried wrote an effective score, and Kubrick sold the film to RKO Pathé. Fried rejoined Kubrick to score four more of his films, including THE KILLING and PATHS TO GLORY, where the young filmmaker first gained his reputation.

After the success of THE KILLING in 1956, Kubrick moved to Los Angeles, shortly followed by Fried, who was immediately hired to compose and arrange music for several films, including THE VAMPIRE, THE RETURN OF DRACULA, MACHINE GUN KELLY and I, MOBSTER, I BURY THE LIVING, and TIMBUKTU (1959). By the 1960s, Fried moved into television, scoring episodes of such seminal shows of the decade as GILLIGAN’S ISLAND, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and STAR TREK. By the 1970s Fried was composing music for numerous made-for-TV movies. His best-known score of the decade was for the 1977 miniseries ROOTS, which he took over scoring when Quincy Jones fell behind and was unable to meet the broadcast deadline for the eight-hour miniseries. Both Jones and Fried won Emmy Awards for their musical efforts on the series. During the ‘80s, Fried continued to compose music for television series, movies, and documentaries, and an occasional feature film. Now in his 90s, Fried continues to score the occasional commission, short or feature film, and keeps those creative juices active and finding expression.

Dragon’s Domain Records presents THE GERALD FRIED COLLECTION, VOLUME 1, featuring music composed by Gerald Fried for CRUISE INTO TERROR and SURVIVE! for the first time on compact disc. The music has been mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland and the liner notes have been written by noted author Randall Larson.

THE GERALD FRIED COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 is a limited edition release of 500 units. THE GERALD FRIED COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 is expected to begin shipping the week of Dec 14th, 2020 and can be ordered at www.buysoundtrax.com .

CD 1 - CRUISE INTO TERROR (1978)
01. Prologue and Main Title (3:10)
02. Out to Sea (1:59)
03. Who Is Buried There?/Overboard (2:50)
04. It Wasn’t an Accident/Repressed Wife (2:51)
05. Shark Attack (4:45)
06. Passengers/Underwater Search (7:41)
07. Underwater Discovery and Nathan’s Death (5:02)
08. Troubled Waters (1:41)
09. The Reverend’s Rant (3:06)
10. The End of Dr. Bakkun (2:12)
11. Voyage of Evil (5:22)
12. You Are the Guardian! (4:53)
13. Finale (5:57)
Total Time: 52:01


CD 2 - SURVIVE! (1976)
01. Opening Titles (1:36)
02. Off Course (3:04)
03. After The Crash (2:24)
04. The Search Begins (3:14)
05. Burying the Dead (7:15)
06. Trying to Survive (2:57)
07. Prayers and Death (3:09)
08. The Tall Section Search (2:08)
09. Death of Sylvia (2:36)
10. Friends for Dinner (7:48)
11. Growing Stronger (1:56)
12. My Birthday/After the Avalanche (3:11)
13. Another Death/Montage (5:42)xa
14. The Trek Begins (2:59)
15. You Can’t Give Up (2:28)
16. Helicopter Rescue (1:38)
17. Finale and End Credits (3:35)
Total Time: 60:05

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

Utterly amazing. I heard the samples the other day on the email you guys sent out and knew it was Cruise into Terror. I'm not familiar with the other score but it sounds great.

The idea that this is the first volume in a potential series is fantastic news. Bravo.

PS: Do you think this will be a CD exclusive or might it be available as a digital download only, at some point?

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I've immediately ordered this and the Science Fiction release.
These look like the kind of much-missed releases Monstrous Movie Music would have been involved with in the past (but without the extremely detailed and invaluable documentation that invariably accompanied MMM releases).

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Utterly amazing. I heard the samples the other day on the email you guys sent out and knew it was Cruise into Terror.

I recognized it, too. (God, what a lousy movie that was.) Neat clips and I like that there are lengthy cues here as opposed to minute-long bits like you find in TV movie scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

More good news!

Further volumes of The Gerald Fried Collection from Dragon's Domain as well as Caldera Records.

How does Ford A. Thaxton co-ordinate with Stephan Eicke on which Gerald Fried titles will get released ... and on whose labels?

Is Survive! the first ever soundtrack from a Mexican production to reside with the Dragon's Domain?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2020 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)


Is Survive! the first ever soundtrack from a Mexican production to reside with the Dragon's Domain?



No, we also did Lee Holdridge's score to EL PUEBLO DEL SOL which was a production done in Mexico


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 12:23 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)


Is Survive! the first ever soundtrack from a Mexican production to reside with the Dragon's Domain?



No, we also did Lee Holdridge's score to EL PUEBLO DEL SOL which was a production done in Mexico


And don't forget this Basil Poledouris-scored entry:


(Strictly a British/Mexican co-production),

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

Wow, fantastic! Bring on more Fried TV movie scores...fingers crossed for Maneaters Are Loose...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I will look forward to checking out the rest of the audio samples when they are available.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I will look forward to checking out the rest of the audio samples when they are available.

They were posted on the BSX website when this was announced. Click on the link under the cover art photo.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I will look forward to checking out the rest of the audio samples when they are available.

They were available when this was announced. Click on the link under the photo to get to the sale page.


I found only two samples.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

There's 8 sound samples there in the tracklists.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Same point made by Last Child.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Maybe Onya needs to take the Pitch Test.
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=142206

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Caldera Records   (Member)

How does Ford A. Thaxton co-ordinate with Stephan Eicke on which Gerald Fried titles will get released ... and on whose labels?

Usually that is not necessary since the right owners will tell us immediately if a score has already been licensed and is "in the works" from another label.
It is, however, a pity when a label decides to put out an unlicensed score. "Survive" - which we were working on - is, of course, not owned by "Gerald Fried Productions" as the back cover claims - a company which doesn't even exist as the company registers of the different states show - but by Paramount which assigned Gerald to write a new score for the film, with publishing owned by Warner Chappell:
https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/search/title/survive/writer/gerald%20fried

Just a few days ago I had gotten in touch with the responsible licensing manager who indubitably will be surprised by this release. Unfortunately, this happened before multiple times before, e.g. with the release of Howard Blake's AMITYVILLE 3-D. Again, this is not owned by the (non-existent) Howard Blake Productions. Howard Blake's company is called Howard Blake Entertainments Limited as per the UK company register: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/08829393
But the rights to AMITYVILLE are with de Laurentiis - hence the absence of stills from the movie. (That's the reason Howard Blake had released the score previously as a promo only as is mentioned on the back cover of that CD along with Flash Gordon.) (Amusing side note: When I had lunches with Howard a few years ago, we mulled over some potential releases but the rights were always an issue. When I mentioned such-and-such was owned by such-and-such, Howard would just shrug and say, 'Who cares? Just put it out.')

It's sad that these unlicensed releases kill properly licensed, official releases. So, no "Survive" from us, then.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

How does Ford A. Thaxton co-ordinate with Stephan Eicke on which Gerald Fried titles will get released ... and on whose labels?

I would be eagerly surprised if Mr. Thaxton coordinates any such things.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)


It is, however, a pity when a label decides to put out an unlicensed score. "Survive" - which we were working on - is, of course, not owned by "Gerald Fried Productions" - a company which doesn't even exist as the company registers of the different states show - but by Paramount which assigned Gerald to write a new score for the film, with publishing owned by Warner Chappell:
https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/search/title/survive/writer/gerald%20fried

It's sad that these unlicensed releases kill properly licensed, official releases. So, no "Survive" from us, then.






Disappointing.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

How does Ford A. Thaxton co-ordinate with Stephan Eicke on which Gerald Fried titles will get released ... and on whose labels?

Usually that is not necessary since the right owners will tell us immediately if a score has already been licensed and is "in the works" from another label.
It is, however, a pity when a label decides to put out an unlicensed score. "Survive" - which we were working on - is, of course, not owned by "Gerald Fried Productions" as the back cover claims - a company which doesn't even exist as the company registers of the different states show - but by Paramount which assigned Gerald to write a new score for the film, with publishing owned by Warner Chappell:
https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/search/title/survive/writer/gerald%20fried

Just a few days ago I had gotten in touch with the responsible licensing manager who indubitably will be surprised by this release. Unfortunately, this happened before multiple times before, e.g. with the release of Howard Blake's AMITYVILLE 3-D. Again, this is not owned by the (non-existent) Howard Blake Productions. Howard Blake's company is called Howard Blake Entertainments Limited as per the UK company register: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/08829393
But the rights to AMITYVILLE are with de Laurentiis - hence the absence of stills from the movie. (That's the reason Howard Blake had released the score previously as a promo only as is mentioned on the back cover of that CD along with Flash Gordon.) (Amusing side note: When I had lunches with Howard a few years ago, we mulled over some potential releases but the rights were always an issue. When I mentioned such-and-such was owned by such-and-such, Howard would just shrug and say, 'Who cares? Just put it out.')

It's sad that these unlicensed releases kill properly licensed, official releases. So, no "Survive" from us, then.


So, you were licensing from Paramount, were you? And can you tell me from whom you licensed One Potato, Two Potato? Just curious.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Whatever... it does seem a bit odd that two labels would choose to be using the same "The Gerald Fried Collection" title at the same time.
To distinguish themselves, and using the "One Potato, Two Potato" title for inspiration, maybe they should amend their titles to "One Collection, Two Collection".

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   Caldera Records   (Member)

So, you were licensing from Paramount, were you?

In the process of, see above.

And can you tell me from whom you licensed One Potato, Two Potato? Just curious.

StudioCanal as the successor of Bawolco Picture Company. Rialto Pictures as the distributor informed us of StudioCanal as the current rights holder. We then licensed Man at the Top from them as well (since they now own the Hammer film catalogue).

 
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