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 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

GOLDSMITH AT 20th VOL. 1 – VON RYAN’S EXPRESS / THE BLUE MAX:
LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET) LLLCD 1544
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Limited Edition of 2000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $24.98
La-La Land Records and 20th Century Studios proudly present a new collection of classic Jerry Goldsmith scores for film and television composed for 20th Century Fox: GOLDSMITH AT 20th. This collection will feature new authoritative liner notes and unified packaging sure to please avid collectors but also serve as a perfect gateway for listeners experiencing this music for the first time.
Volume 1 is a 2-CD presentation of the composer’s scores from two large-scale period war dramas – 1965’s WWII-era VON RYAN’S EXPRESS, starring Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard, and directed by Mark Robson, and 1966’s WWI-era THE BLUE MAX, starring George Peppard and James Mason, directed by John Guillermin. Filmmaker Rod Lurie proclaims Goldsmith as “the greatest composer for military films,” and this handsome release more than proves that claim, serving up soaring orchestral might that powerfully enhances these wartime epics.
Both out-of-print scores return here with all-new art design by Jim Titus and new in-depth liner notes by writer Jeff Bond. The 2-CD re-issue is produced by Mike Matessino and Neil S. Bulk, mastered by Daniel Hersch, and is limited to 2000 units.
Look for more “GOLDSMITH AT 20th” releases coming from La-La Land Records next year!
TRACK LISTING:
DISC ONE
VON RYAN’S EXPRESS
SCORE PRESENTATION
1. Meet Von Ryan :24
2. Stolen Goods – Part I 2:32
3. Stolen Goods – Part II :44
4. Fire Sale 4:01
5. The Freedom Marchers :53
6. The Resting Place 1:36
7. Ambushed 1:22
8. Shot In The Back :51
9. Welcome To Rome 1:46
10. Farewell To Rome :47
11. A New Crew :44
12. The Love Birds :51
13. Mission Accomplished :32
14. The Clock Watcher 2:38
15. Dead End – Part I 1:40
16. Dead End – Part II :51
17. Signals 1:55
18. End Of The Line :48
Total Score Time: 24:55
ADDITIONAL MUSIC
19. Welcome To Rome (Mono Version) 1:47
20. Funeral Sequence 1:48
21. Fire Sale (Alternate Take) 4:13
Total Additional Music: 7:48
Total Time / Von Ryan’s Express: 32:43
THE BLUE MAX
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
22. Main Title – The Blue Max 2:26
23. Love Theme From The Blue Max 1:47
24. Retreat 1:25
25. First Blood 3:04
26. Waltz 1:11
27. Confirmed Kill 4:19
28. The Lonely Victor 3:32
29. Intermission Title :43
30. Bridge Duel 3:17
31. Battle 7:40
32. Food Riot 2:29
33. End Title 2:37
34. Watch On The Rhine 1:45
35. Pour Le Mérite March 2:18
36. Deutschland Uber Alles (German National Anthem) :51
Total Original Soundtrack Time: 39:24
ADDITIONAL SOURCE MUSIC
37. Student Song Medley 2:11
38. Polish Girl :43
39. Freut Euch Des Lebens 1:29
40. Artist’s Life No. 1 :46
41. German Parade March :30
42. Artist’s Life No. 2 1:01
43. Gloria March :25
Total Additional Source Music: 7:05
Total Time / The Blue Max: 46:29
Total Disc 1 Time: 79:36
DISC TWO
THE BLUE MAX • SCORE PRESENTATION
1. Main Title – The Blue Max 2:26
2. The New Arrival 1:26
3. A Pretty Medal 1:45
4. First Blood (Film Version) 2:25
5. The First Victory :43
6. The Captive 1:49
7. The Victim 2:36
8. The Cobra 1:41
9. The Attack 5:32
10. Dinner Party :57
11. A Small Favor :58
12. Love Theme From The Blue Max (Film Version) 1:19
13. A Good Man :28
14. Intermission – Play Out 1:08
15. Intermission – Play In 1:43
16. Bridge Duel 3:17
17. Stachel’s Confessions 1:36
18. The Retreat – Part I 3:16
19. The Retreat – Part II 4:29
20. Stachel In Berlin – Part I 1:19
21. Stachel In Berlin – Part II 1:16
22. Nothing Needed :43
23. Kaeti Has A Plan 3:33
24. Stachel’s Last Flight 2:00
25. End Title And Cast 2:43
Total Score Time: 51:20
ADDITIONAL MUSIC
26. The Attack (Original Version) 5:31
27. First Blood (Revised Opening) :57
28. First Blood (Discrete Version) 2:27
29. The Attack (Alternate Edit) 6:32
30. The Retreat – Parts I and II (Intended Film Edit) 7:41
31. End Cast (Alternate Take) 1:15
Total Additional Music: 24:23
Total Disc 2 Time: 75:51
Total Two-Disc Time: 2:35:27

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 1:32 AM   
 By:   RichC   (Member)

Sounds wonderful! Beautiful pairing.

I suppose the obvious question is, do these new CDs utilize the same restorations as the previous releases, which already sounded very good indeed, or were you afforded another crack at the source materials? (For instance, were you able to bring to bear any of the latest wow-removal technology on "The Blue Max"?).

Whatever, I'm sure the liner notes alone will be worth it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Great to have another release of The Blue Max......

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Great to have another release of The Blue Max......

We joke about it on the Zoom calls because no one really thinks it'll happen, but...here it is it.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

For uk fsmers von ryan is on one of the Sony channels thisafternoon, leaving the platform about teatime. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   w-dervish   (Member)

The previous LaLa Land Blue Max was a 2 CD set (51:20 + 71:23). This release is the same but adds "Von Ryan"?

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I never picked up the improved sounding release of TBM, so I guess this release is for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

For uk fsmers von ryan is on one of the Sony channels thisafternoon, leaving the platform about teatime. smile

You'll get the Iron Cross for this...Von Ryan!

...more Goldsmith At Fox coming next year...maybe the complete original Flint scores at last smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

When can we order? These are not listed on LLL website.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

It seems TBM has had more reissues than any other score I can think of.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I was gonna ask that question...is The Blue Max the most reissued Goldsmith score ever?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

When can we order? These are not listed on LLL website.

Tuesday December1.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

I’ll have to consider buying this one. I’ve yet to buy any version of The Blue Max (what I’ve heard so far is quite good) and either this or the Tadlow are up for consideration, in fact I was leaning towards the Tadlow until this came along. How does the Tadlow compare to the original recording?

On a different note, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the new name for the studio post-Disney buyout. In spite of the name change, it will always be 20th Century Fox to me.

P.S. As far as other Fox Goldsmith titles being released in this new lineup, we can only hope that last year’s Planet of the Apes boxset is a sign that they might be able to release some of the perpetuity-owned Varese titles, as well as a few non-Goldsmith perpetuity-owned titles like the remaining Herrmann titles from the boxset.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I was gonna ask that question...is The Blue Max the most reissued Goldsmith score ever?

At this point, I think so. Poltergeist II was neck-and-neck with it for a while there. wink

In any case I think it's one that should forever be in print. And the previous LLL master sounded amazing, IMO. My Blue Max of choice; no offense to the Tadlow but it's tough to compete with the original film recording. This is a must-buy for anyone who doesn't already have the score, and you get Von Ryan's Express as a cool extra bonus!

I may even re-buy this just for the new Jeff Bond liner notes.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2020 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

I was gonna ask that question...is The Blue Max the most reissued Goldsmith score ever?

At this point, I think so. Poltergeist II was neck-and-neck with it for a while there. wink

In any case I think it's one that should forever be in print. And the previous LLL master sounded amazing, IMO. My Blue Max of choice; no offense to the Tadlow but it's tough to compete with the original film recording. This is a must-buy for anyone who doesn't already have the score, and you get Von Ryan's Express as a cool extra bonus!

I may even re-buy this just for the new Jeff Bond liner notes.

Yavar



Yavar - I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. The LLL master is incredible and the music score itself is one of the greatest. In particular, the Retreat 2 cue is always on repeat!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2020 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I was gonna ask that question...is The Blue Max the most reissued Goldsmith score ever?

It's the most reissued Goldsmith score that mostly wasn't used in the move, ever.

 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2020 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I think the Tadlow is excellent. I've had all the previous editions of the original but these days I've only been playing the Tadlow. When I want a briefer listen, I enjoy the powerful 16-minute concert suite with Goldsmith conducting the Philharmonia (available on the Goldsmith Conducts Goldsmith album from Silva).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2020 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

...more Goldsmith At Fox coming next year...maybe the complete original Flint scores at last smile

That would be great, but I'm not holding my breath.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2020 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   George Flaxman   (Member)

Is the idea that these volumes should replace the old JG AT FOX Box Set ?.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2020 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   miguel   (Member)

I think the Tadlow is excellent. I've had all the previous editions of the original but these days I've only been playing the Tadlow. When I want a briefer listen, I enjoy the powerful 16-minute concert suite with Goldsmith conducting the Philharmonia (available on the Goldsmith Conducts Goldsmith album from Silva).

Same here.

 
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