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 Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Quartet Records and El Deseo proudly present a revised reissue of the mammoth box set (this time with 12 CDs) that compiles revised and remastered editions of all the soundtracks from the films on which Pedro Almodóvar and Alberto Iglesias have worked together—a partnership that celebrates 25 years of uninterrupted collaboration this year.

After work with Bernardo Bonezzi on four films, and also with Ennio Morricone and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Almodóvar met Alberto Iglesias in 1995 on the film THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET. Since then, the composer has written music for all his films, including some movies and scores that have become classics of European cinema, such as ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, TALK TO HER, VOLVER, or their most recent triumph, PAIN & GLORY.

Alberto Iglesias (b. 1955) is one of the most personal voices on the Spanish musical scene. He has dedicated his career to music: concert, ballet and, above all, film music. A significant composer in whose style can be found echoes of composers from Stravinsky to Debussy, from Ravel to Bartók, from Herrmann to Takemitsu, from Steve Reich to Miles Davis, Iglesias has always maintained a strong and warm personality in his scores. Iglesias has been an Academy Award nominee three times (THE CONSTANT GARDENER, THE KITE RUNNER and TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY), and has won more than 50 international awards and nominations for his scores, many of them for Almodóvar films.

Since all the scores included in the earlier 11-CD edition were virtually complete (indeed, many of them include cues that don’t appear in the movies), this edition doesn’t include any additional music from them, although all the albums (many of them out-of-print for years) have been meticulously remastered by José Luis Crespo, who also recorded and mixed them all. The order of some programs has also been modified. The new box set includes 12 CDs in individual cardboard sleeves. Cover art and package design includes lettering by Luca Barcellona, and the 60-page booklet includes liner notes by Pedro Almodóvar, Alberto Iglesias and film critic Manuel J. Lombardo.

As Lombardo says in his essay: “There are many flashes and moments of intense emotion and unique musical-cinematographic significance that Almodóvar and Iglesias provide us in these eleven films, including many brilliant transitions and unsuspected links. Many secrets held by characters are stirred up or revealed through the music—the restricted or expanded tempos, the spaces and the distant places communicated and stitched together, sometimes between films. Many inner voices, dialogues and monologues are made visible. Many evoked memories, faces, gestures, glances, lights, shadows, figures and colors sculpted with meticulous detail on the staff, note by note, motif by motif, melody by melody, instrument by instrument. Now is the time to remember them and watch them while listening. Such is the power of film scores—even outside their natural habitat.”

This collection adds, on a 12th CD, the score of THE HUMAN VOICE, the most recent work of Almodóvar and Iglesias. This score, digitally released by Quartet Records in 2020, will only be available on CD within this box set, and it will not be sold separately.






https://quartetrecords.com/product/almodovar-iglesias-film-music-collection-12-cd/

Disc 1. La flor de mi secreto

Títulos (0:34)
Casa con ventanas y libros (1:56)
Brevemente (0:18)
Retrato de Amanda Gris (1:21)
Tango de Parla (0:56)
n Madrid nunca es tarde (1:14)
Fascinación (1:00)
¿Existe alguna posibilidad, por pequeña que sea, de salvar lo nuestro? (1:29)
Interior (5:16)
Escribe compulsivamente (0:43)
Dúo (0:22)
Ingenua (1:07)
Mi aldea (1:06)
¿Qué leo? (0:35)
Vértigo (0:23)
Sola (0:56)
La flor de mi secreto (3:14)
Mi aldea (1:12)
¡Ay amor! (2:32)
Tonada de luna llena (3:15)
En el último trago (2:42)
Soleá (12:20)

Disc 2. Carne trémula

Navidad, 1970 (1:23)
Madrid (1:35)
La llamada (1:01)
Circular 1 (1:39)
Circular 2 (0:49)
La primera vez (1:48)
David espía (1:29)
Ensayo de un crimen (1:19)
El flechazo (3:59)
La ventilla (1:23)
Ti sono molto vicino (1:26)
El fontanar (1:50)
Carne de cañón (2:01)
Por eso te disparó (1:25)
Fuego (1:10)
Tema de amor (1:51)
Clara y Sancho (1:22)
La carta (2:36)
Arrastrándome (2:01)
Navidad, 1996 (7:50)

Disc 3. Todo sobre mi madre

Soy Manuela (2:35)
Tras el corazón de mi hijo (2:34)
All About Eve (2:34)
No me gusta que escribas sobre mí (1:44)
Otra vez huyendo y sin despedirme (1:42)
Todo sobre mi madre (4:09)
La mecánica del trasplante (2:07)
Esteban, mi hijo (1:36)
¿Qué edad tiene usted? (1:31)
Igualita que Eva Harrington (2:19)
Le faltaba la mitad (2:12)
¿Tú no tienes padres? (0:53)
Pavana para Agrado (1:59)
Ensayo en un teatro desocupado (0:55)
Dedicatoria (1:39)
Tajabone (4:02)

Disc 4. Hable con ella

Sabana santa (1:04)
Hable con ella (5:18)
El grito (3:29)
La mesita de noche (1:45)
Jordania (2:51)
El amante menguante (8:28)
María Santísima de Araceli (2:12)
La noche y el viento (1:11)
Trincheras / Decadance (3:29)
Habitación de Alicia (1:50)
A portagayola (1:48)
La discusión viaja en coche (3:45)
Alicia vive (2:46)
Los olivos (1:14)
Amanecer agitato (1:58)
Soy Marco (2:21)
Disc 5. La mala educación

Tïtulos de cabecera (1:33)
Cine Olimpo (1:13)
Kyrie (2:44)
Viaje a Galicia (2:27)
Noche oscura (2:12)
Plegaria atendida (2:16)
Por mi grandísima culpa (2:10)
Los cocodrilos hambrientos (1:07)
Carta del más allá (Homage to Elgar) (2:22)
La piscina (2:21)
Escena familiar (2:16)
Foulard de seda (2:25)
Noir (3:12)
Juan y el señor Berenguer (1:59)
El cine como espejo (1:47)
Saxo + cuarteto (0:53)
Plató (1:48)
Adagietto (2:47)
Valsetto (1:36)
Puerta final (6:08)
Moon River (3:27)
Jardinero (1:30)
Exótica (0:35)

Disc 6. Volver

Las vecinas (1:34)
Dicen que la han visto (4:26)
Irene bajo la cama (1:45)
El año seco (3:42)
Arrastran el cadáver (3:39)
Paco congelado (3:51)
Tema llorón (4:17)
Dos en la furgoneta (1:53)
Se aparece + Trabajo (4:41)
Las vecinas (variación) (1:45)
En el hospital (4:32)
Ferretería (1:53)
El polvo del tractor (2:02)
La bicicleta estática (3:30)
Comida casera (2:31)
Irene y Agustina (4:26)
Títulos finales (3:02)

Disc 7. Los abrazos rotos

Títulos de crédito (1:31)
Tema de amor ciego (1) (1:16)
La visita de Ray X (1:12)
El cajón abierto (1:34)
El espía atrapado (1:44)
Llamadas telefónicas (1:40)
Caída, recogida y rayos X (3:55)
Habitación con amante (1:33)
El sabor de tu boca (1:11)
Tema de amor ciego (2) (1:07)
Famara (2:35)
Peeping Tom (3:03)
Pasillo del tiempo (1:52)
Encuentro (1:28)
La noche (0:54)
Retake (1:23)
Dona sangre (2:42)
Chicas y maletas (0:51)
El documental (1:52)
Hospital y Famara (2:10)
Los abrazos rotos (3:01)
Final y A Ciegas (7:37)

Disc 8. La piel que habito

Los vestidos desgarrados (2:33)
Tema de Vera (2:27)
El cigarral (3:46)
La convivencia (1:23)
El asalto del hombre tigre (7:36)
Una patada en los huevos (1:47)
Prometeo encadenado (5:01)
La pared transparente (2:22)
En el calor de la noche (5:59)
Libertad vigilada (2:36)
Pequeña flor (3:06)
Duelo final (8:01)
Tributo a Cormac McCarthy (1:34)
Rojo y negro (4:03)
La pared-diario (1:21)
Créditos: La identidad inaccesible (3:58)
Disc 9. Los amantes pasajeros

El bello durmiente (1:29)
Blanco (2:17)
Las confidencias del estafador (2:25)
Esto es cosa del CNI (3:25)
El hijo de Ariadna (4:02)
El cielo sobre Toledo (0:50)
¿Qué le pasa a Hugo? (1:43)
La hija pródiga (2:39)
Piano Bar (4:01)
Aterrizaje inminente (6:33)
Pasarela de tripulantas (2:01)
Los amantes pasajeros (3:47)
Disc 10. Julieta

La tela roja (2:55)
La esquina (1:03)
En el mismo lugar II (3:53)
Tren de invierno, 1985 (3:01)
Cortejo fúnebre en la nieve (2:14)
Antia concebida (2:09)
Rumbo a lo desconocido (1:50)
La madre andaluza (1:18)
Tatuaje (2:27)
El origen del hombre (1:43)
Tempestad (6:39)
El cadáver incompleto (1:10)
Silencio (2:03)
Caminé como un zombie I (1:19)
En el mismo lugar I (1:53)
Julieta y las niñas (1:45)
La casa blanca (1:21)
Despedida de Antia (2:33)
Ava en el hospital (3:41)
Caminé como un zombie II (2:24)
Los cuadernos del silencio (3:33)
Epílogo (6:34)

Disc 11. Dolor y gloria

Salvador sumergido (2:31)
Noche en la estación de trenes I (1:38)
La cueva de Paterna (2:32)
Arreglo de cuentas (2:26)
La adicción I (1:48)
Fumar a escondidas (2:30)
Geografía y anatomía (3:22)
La torre árabe (1:41)
El niño maestro (1:48)
Salvador en la torre (0:49)
Reconciliación (1:08)
Piano Bar y coro infantil (1:43)
La adicción II (2:10)
Huevo de zurcir (0:52)
Reencuentro de los amantes (2:32)
Escena urbana (1:11)
La habitación de la madre (0:52)
Euforia después del beso (2:02)
Acuarela y TAC (0:58)
El primer deseo (1:56)
Arte popular (1:57)
Noche en la estación de trenes II (2:32)
Quirófano (1:36)
Claqueta final (7:46)
Geografía y anatomía (3:13)
Encore I (1:52)
Encore II (0:45)
Come Sinfonia (2:37)

Disc 12. The Human Voice

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 2:49 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

I'm sorely tempted by this but I don't really know much about this partnerships musical styles.
I know I can listen to some samples but any recommendations for getting this one?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

A bit annoying if you already have the previous box set....

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

On a tangent, I suppose it's not worthwhile to release "Law of Desire" because it borrows from other soundtracks and is full of source cues, but I'd have bought that if someone had released it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

A bit annoying if you already have the previous box set....

I agree and so soon after

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

A bit annoying if you already have the previous box set....

I agree and so soon after


And are they simply going to expand and re-issue this every few years going forwards - with one craftily "not available on disc anywhere else" title added each time?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2021 - 12:13 AM   
 By:   oldfilmscoreman   (Member)

A bit annoying if you already have the previous box set....

I agree and so soon after


And are they simply going to expand and re-issue this every few years going forwards - with one craftily "not available on disc anywhere else" title added each time?


Quartet should release the 12 th score as a separate cd for those who bought the first box!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2021 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   ROBERT Z   (Member)

Not so new Quartet:

https://quartetrecords.com/

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2021 - 4:31 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Great that we have all the 'bitching' replies from folk that seem to have it but no one could be bothered to pitch in and actually recommend or offer their thoughts on what it was like, as I originally asked.
Ordered it anyway.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2021 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   w-dervish   (Member)

Can anyone say how the discs are packaged? Jewel boxes? Digipacks? Envelopes?

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2021 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Can anyone say how the discs are packaged? Jewel boxes? Digipacks? Envelopes?

Hey..not sure if you’re still interested in this but I got it through yesterday and it’s a small box with each cd packaged inside in an individual cardboard sleeve.
Gotta say I’m loving these scores so far. Bought this on a blind-buy whim and there’s some wonderful music in here. Definitely worth the money.

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2021 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   w-dervish   (Member)

Can anyone say how the discs are packaged? Jewel boxes? Digipacks? Envelopes?
Hey..not sure if you’re still interested in this....


It was just 10 days ago. Is it sold out? More expensive than on the Quartet website EVERYWHERE. I wonder why. I might buy direct from Quartet if they have a sale in the future and this is still available. Although I'd pay regular price, I'd like free shipping (during the sale where they offer it if you buy 7 titles).

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2021 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Not sure. I bought it from Quartet. Shipping costs are expensive but so is everywhere these days.

 
 Posted:   May 2, 2021 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

Surprised at the lack of comment on this set. Mine only arrived yesterday so I’ve not listened to anything yet (save for a couple of scores in the set i already own). I did look this thread up as I was surprised to discover that all of the scores I already own (The Skin I Live In and a couple of others) are longer in their original albums. The liner notes seem to suggest that a couple of unused cues were dropped for the boxed set. Seems a bit of an odd choice I must admit! Gonna have to sort what tracks are included and maybe keep the others as bonus tracks.

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2021 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

It’s a great set Tom and I’m still regularly spinning them since getting it.
I might be wrong but I think the shorter albums point you mentioned, particularly with Skin, is that you just get the Iglesias music and not any other source tracks that were on previous releases.

 
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