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 Posted:   Oct 5, 2021 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)



GOLDSMITH AT 20th VOL. 4 – ACE ELI AND RODGER OF THE SKIES / TORA! TORA! TORA!: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET)
LLLCD 1563
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Limited Edition of 2000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $26.98


STARTS SHIPPING OCT 12

Order yours starting Oct 5 at 12 noon (pst) at www.lalalandrecords.com

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 Vol. IV – ACE ELI AND RODGER OF THE SKIES / TORA! TORA! TORA!. Bringing back out-of-print favorites while also debuting previously unreleased music, 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 IV showcases two more of the composer’s original feature film scores – this time from two ’70s aviation-themed dramas – 1973’s post WWI father-and-son-barnstorming story ACE ELI AND ROGER OF THE SKIES, starring Cliff Robertson and Eric Shea, and directed by JOHN ERMAN, and 1970’s TORA! TORA! TORA!, the Pearl Harbor docudrama starring Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, E.G. Marshall, So Yamamura and Tatsuya Mihashi, and directed by RICHARD FLEISCHER, KINJI FUKASAKU and TOSHIO MASUDA. While the films are only connected tangentially by the concept of aircraft and pilots, both scores on this 2-CD presentation explore wildly different sonic landscapes and emotions, and both soar as works of musical art.

ACE ELI presents two unique programs – The first is the original Goldsmith score in mono, in the film’s original sequence. The film was later recut and additional music was written with contributions from Alexander Courage. These cues, and the song “Who’s for Complainin’?” are presented in stereo alongside surviving stereo Goldsmith compositions in a sequence closer to the released version.

TORA! TORA! TORA! utilizes the same master as our previous release.

Both previously 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 reissue, limited to 2000 units, is produced by Mike Matessino and Neil S. Bulk, with ACE restored, mixed and mastered by Chris Malone and TORA mastered by Dan Hersch and Mike Matessino.

Look for more “GOLDSMITH AT 20th” releases coming soon from La-La Land Records!

Also Available from La-La Land Records: GOLDSMITH AT 20th Vol. I – VON RYAN’S EXPRESS / THE BLUE MAX, GOLDSMITH AT 20th Vol. II – THE DETECTIVE / THE FLIM FLAM MAN and GOLDSMITH AT 20th Vol. III – THE STRIPPER / S*P*Y*S.

TRACK LISTING:

DISC 1
ACE ELI AND RODGER OF THE SKIES

SCORE PRESENTATION (Mono) 34:22

1 Ace Eli And Rodger Of The Skies Main Title 2:13
2 A New Plane 4:50
3 No Pony 2:11
4 Packin’ Up 3:30
5 Ace Eli Theme 1:06
6 Ace Eli Rag 1:36
7 First Fare 1:17
8 Thrill A Minute 2:06
9 No Escape 1:44
10 Night Talk 1:30
11 An Act Of Frustration 1:37
12 First Flight 3:01
13 No Lover 1:58
14 Final Flight Part I 4:45
15 Final Flight Part II :58

ADDITIONAL MUSIC (Re-Score and Surviving Stereo) 40:24
16 Temp Theme For Ace Eli 1:34
17 Main Title(Who’s For Complainin’?)* 2:37
18 Ace Eli And Rodger Of The Skies Main Title 2:14
19 The New Wrinkle 2:18
20 Pig Sloppin’ :47
21 A New Plane 4:50
22 Packin’ Up 3:31
23 Off To Monument 2:27
24 Ace Eli Theme 1:06
25 No Escape 1:44
26 No Pony 2:11
27 Night Talk 1:31
28 Boy Flier (Who’s For Complainin’?)*† 3:15
29 Rejection Game 2:22
30 Final Flight Part I 4:48
31 Final Flight Part II :58
32 End Title (Who’s For Complainin’? )* 2:11
Total Time: 75:23
* Composed by Jim Grady † Arranged by Alexander Courage

DISC 2
TORA! TORA! TORA!

SCORE PRESENTATION 36:29

1 Tora! Tora! Tora! Main Title 3:05
2 The Chancellery 1:05
3 Little Hope 1:54
4 Predictions 2:44
5 Disagreement 2:02
6 Imperial Palace 2:30
7 Mt. Niitaka 1:17
8 The Waiting Game 5:48
9 Sunday Morning 2:55
10 The 14th Part 2:40
11. Entr’Acte 1:46
12. Pre-Flight Countdown 2:09
13. On the Way 1:40
14. The Final Message 4:53
Total Score Time: 36:29

Additional Music: 19:19

15. Japanese Military 4:49
16. American Military 1:39
17. Big Band Source 2:25
18. Hawaiian Radio 1:47
19. The Waiting Game (with overlay) 5:50
20. Tora Theme (piano) 1:17
21. Tora Theme (orchestra) 1:42
Total Time: 56:00
TOTAL 2-DISC COLLECTION TIME: 2:11:23

This is a CD format release

https://lalalandrecords.com/goldsmith-at-20th-vol-4-ace-eli-and-rodger-of-the-skies-tora-tora-tora-limited-edition-2-cd-set/

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2021 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

https://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/9378792-odyssey-soundtrack-spotlight-goldsmith-at-20th-vol-4-ace-eli-and-rodger-of-the-skies-1973-tora-tora-tora-1970

We talk at length about the Ace Eli score in this episode, with restorer, mixer and masterer Chris Malone, and liner notes writer Jeff Bond. You can get a real feel for the music here. We also have some before/afters comparing the FSM with this new one.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2021 - 12:24 AM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Can’t wait to hear it.

And where has Yavar been? I haven’t seen him around here in quite a while.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2021 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Most likely enjoying the music he likes and not defending his enjoyment of it.

Graham

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2021 - 1:38 AM   
 By:   RussC   (Member)

Does anyone else's Ace Eli Disc 1, Track 13 (No Lover) just cut off at the end at approximately 1:53??

Not sure if it is "meant" to do that or not....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2021 - 3:31 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Does anyone else's Ace Eli Disc 1, Track 13 (No Lover) just cut off at the end at approximately 1:53??

Not sure if it is "meant" to do that or not....


Have you compared it to the fsm issue. There it's a fairly quick end too.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2021 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   RussC   (Member)

Does anyone else's Ace Eli Disc 1, Track 13 (No Lover) just cut off at the end at approximately 1:53??

Not sure if it is "meant" to do that or not....


Have you compared it to the fsm issue. There it's a fairly quick end too.


I don't have the FSM issue so I can't compare but if you say the same drop off is on that release then I guess it is the same on the LLL release.

Thanks for responding.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2021 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Does anyone else's Ace Eli Disc 1, Track 13 (No Lover) just cut off at the end at approximately 1:53??

Not sure if it is "meant" to do that or not....


Have you compared it to the fsm issue. There it's a fairly quick end too.


I don't have the FSM issue so I can't compare but if you say the same drop off is on that release then I guess it is the same on the LLL release.

Thanks for responding.


I don't have the new releases . I just thought mine wasn't a clean fade out .

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2021 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

The A/B comparison of the FSM vs the Lalaland sold me on getting my order in.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2021 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

The A/B comparison of the FSM vs the Lalaland sold me on getting my order in.

It's quite a nice difference, isn't it!

And for what it's worth, we had to use MP3s for the La-La Land clips in this show, then converted down a little by the podcast host, so when you get the real thing, it's likely to sound even better still.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2021 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Chris Malone   (Member)

The Goldsmith Odyssey Team did their usual fantastic job of deep diving into this release. The history of this film is fascinating, and Jeff Bond gives us context to it all so that we understand how Goldsmith did his thing before Alexander Courage came along and added some more.

Regarding Track 13, “No Lover”, I just checked the materials sent to manufacturing, as well as the FSM CD, and the source data for the project. “No Lover” ends somewhat abruptly with a high string and low bass note on each of these, as conducted and intended by Goldsmith.

Chris

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Tora! Tora! Tora! sounds great.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

It does indeed! But it is the exact same master as LLL released a decade ago (which is why we didn’t prioritize it on the podcast even though I’d have liked to have talked about it more and I had prepped notes…)

Yavar

 
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