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 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

So what are some of your film score releases where you can start at track one and rarely have to hit skip? You listen the whole way through most of the time. Here are some of mine.

Speed,
Mark Mancina - La-La Land Records

Days of Thunder,
Hans Zimmer - La La Land Records

Star Trek: Generations,
Dennis McCarthy - Crescendo Records

The Rock,
Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith

Thief,
Tangerine Dream - Perseverance Records

Twister,
Mark Mancina - La La Land Records

Back to the Future I-III,
Alan Silverstri - Intrada and Varese

Bad Boys,
Mark Mancina - La Land Records

Broken Arrow,
Hans Zimmer - La La Land Records

Drop Zone,
Hans Zimmer - Quartet Records

Tomorrow Never Dies,
David Arnold.

Independence Day,
David Arnold - La La Land Records

Bloodsport,
Paul Hertzog - Perseverance and Waxworks Records

And most of all over the last few months -

Black Rain,
Hans Zimmer - La La Land Records



Interesting post and I will admit there are a lot of scores that I do not listen from beginning to end, for various reasons.

Here are few that I do

DANCES WITH WOLVES - John Barry
Raiders of the Lost Ark - John Williams
STAR TREK: TMP - Jerry Goldsmith
STAR TREK: TWOK - James Horner
LEGENDS OF THE FALL: James Horner
UNDER FIRE: Jerry Goldsmith
GLORY: James Horner
SIDEWAYS: Rolfe Kent
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION - Joe Kramer
DOCTOR STRANGE: MICHAEL GIACCHINO
POLTERGEIST: Jerry Goldsmith

to name a few

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Recent scores:

Rainbow Billy and the Curse of the Leviathan - it's actually very good, love it just as much as the composer's score to Mages of Mystralia. Benn listening several times a week since it's been out.

SHETLAND - John Lunn, gorgeous - listening since I finished the series. Really want the CD.

COWBOY BEBOP LIVE ACTION - have listened to this link a crap ton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsUyKoOQQIM

SAILOR MOON - Bob Summers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKhI-tLmsxk

HOTEL NEW YORK - ART OF MARVEL

SABLE

HOLLOW KNIGHT and HOLLOW KNIGHT PIANO COLLECTIONS


Also on CD my favourite INTRADAs for the past few years are Chris Young's Monkey King 1&2, and Killing Season.


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Jaws
Star Wars: A New Hope
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Empire Strikes Back
Alien
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Jaws 2
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Superman: The Movie
The Phantom Menace (Deluxe Edition)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Jerry Goldsmith
“Planet Alf The Apes”
“QBVii”
“Patton”
John Barry
“Goldfinger”
“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
“The Lion In Winter”
"Thunderball"
Miklos Rozsa
“Madame Bovary”
“Ben-Hur”
"Eye of The Needle"
Henry Mancini
"Wait Until Dark"
"Lifeforce"
Hugo Friedhofer
"The Best Years Of Out Lives"
"One Eyed Jacks"

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

Lifeforce, The Glass Menagerie, Music from Mr. Lucky (Henry Mancini), Space Camp, The Accidental Tourist, Jane Eyre (John Williams), Young Sherlock Holmes (Bruce Broughton), Logan's Run (Jerry Goldsmith), Thunderball, Born Free (John Barry), Beyond Borders, Sneakers, Willow (James Horner), I Spy (FSM CD, Earle Hagen)

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

All of them- anything I put on to listen to.

The only reason I would not listen that way is something I put on when I go to bed. I'm often out well before the end of the album.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

World Is Not Enough (LLL edition)

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

I listen to all of my CDs from beginning to end......after I've whittled them. smile

Even my top ten favorite scores have some music I find redundant or meandering. As much as I love Shore's LOTR trilogy I'm not going to play 3 CDs of Fellowship of the Ring all in one sitting.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   jkruppa   (Member)

This is why I think I compiled the Blade Runner score as it was used in the film, so I could relive the movie through the music alone. Scores that take you on an emotional journey apart from the film are an internal experience, very personal.

For me, it's these:

Fahrenheit 451
THX 1138
Fantastic Planet
The Mephisto Waltz
Chinatown
Daughters of Darkness
The Empire Strikes Back
ET
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Blade Runner (my comp)
Solaris (Martinez)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

As much as I love Shore's LOTR trilogy I'm not going to play 3 CDs of Fellowship of the Ring all in one sitting.

Still do love Shore's LOTR scores and I have to say that listening to them in sequence makes a day of work go by so much more quickly!

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

Work is a great place to listen to new film scores.

In terms of whittling down scores I do that with movie series. I have individual compilation playlists for the series of James Bond, Lethal Weapon, Star Wars, and Back to the Future. I also have the individual scores to each film in their own playlist. I’d say my Lethal Weapon compilation gets the most playtime out of all in that category.

Props for those who brought up Blade Runner. Legendary score for me personally.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Really happy to see the expected trend that most people's selections have a classical architecture, a progressive storytelling quality, a worthwhile payoff, or a generally pleasing vibe.

I had selected BEVERLY HILLS COP more for the fun vibe, but it also does a good job of varying things to let the music keep developing. Someone else posted BLADE RUNNER, COWBOY BEBOP and HOLLOW KNIGHT I'm also assuming more for the vibe, and there are definitely videogame scores (referring to HOLLOW KNIGHT) I listen to a lot for their background ambience.

A few people also brought up how there are scores where they skip certain tracks and that was definitely my reason for leaving some scores out of the list. TITANIC is one of those where certain cues I like but some of the more ambient stuff can be a bit overbearingly dreary. Same for A BRIDGE TOO FAR where I generally like all the marching stuff but when it comes to the slower, sad cues I want to skip past those.

Other notes people brought up are the sequencing of cues, which is why I listed YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. As that album currently is, it's a bit of a jumble to listen to, but once you edit the album to be in movie sequence I find it flows a lot better.

I think in general that sense of flow and progression is really important for a score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

Conan the Barbarian, Last of the Mohicans and Glory.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I do tend to skip around a lot to find certain tracks.

However, I can listen to Williams' JANE EYRE all the way through the CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

I do tend to skip around a lot to find certain tracks.

However, I can listen to Williams' JANE EYRE all the way through the CD.


Yeah, there are a lot of scores I listen to and skip around - I'm usually trying to find a certain mood or get my fix of a particular song or melody. But there are definitely consistent albums I return to for when I want to focus on uninterrupted listening.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2022 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Not too many (but more than I thought). In my case, unless I have recently seen the film and want to review it in my mind through the score, I do have to enjoy nearly every track to want to play the album start to finish. Also, for those scores that have received expansions over the years, it is only the original, unexpanded versions that I am willing to completely play. These meet those criteria:

The Adventures of Huck Finn
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Alamo
Anatomy of a Murder
Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud (Lift To The Scaffold) (Miles Davis)
Baby the Rain Must Fall
Bandolero
The Blue Max
The Cardinal
Casino Royale (Bacharach)
City Slickers
El Cid
Far From Heaven
Hang 'Em High
Henry V (Doyle)
How the West Was Won
Hurry Sundown
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World
The Last Valley
The Lion In Winter
The Living Daylights
Patton
Return of the Seven
Stagecoach
Star Trek TMP
Star Wars
The Ten Commandments
Wild Rovers
The Wind and the Lion
You Only Live Twice

Plus these musicals:

Cabaret
The Glenn Miller Story
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Mary Poppins
The Music Man
A Star Is Born (Judy Garland)
That's Entertainment II
Your Cheatin' Heart

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2022 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

Happy to see Blade Runner get a proper shout out a few times here. Vangelis’ best work in my opinion. And a really iconic score as well. I kept it off my list because there is one track I often hit skip to or I would have added it. Blade Runner Blues is great to drive to in the rain. I also want to say Tears in Rain is one of the few tracks where I am glad they added the dialogue in. I don’t know if I would like the track as much without Rutger’s epic monologue.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2022 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

This thread does explain a lot of why a lot of you seem to have no trouble paying for all the redundancy in so many releases....you don't even care about half the non-redundant stuff.

Sometimes I really wish I had never become a film score fan....

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2022 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

TOO MANY to list, but recently these have qualified, even outside with wireless headphones.
Music to pay bills by....
Music to put together a bookshelf by....
Music to clean out the garage by....
Music to rake leaves by...
Etc., etc, by.....

ROZSA
The Thief of Bagdad
El Cid

KORNGOLD
Kings Row (FSM OST)
Between Two Worlds (OST selections + Mauceri)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Stromberg cond.)

HERRMANN
Vertigo
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Fahrenheit 451

TIOMKIIN
Lost Horizon (Brigham Young)

STEINER
King Kong (Stromberg cond.)

MANCINI
Two For The Road (Kritzerland OST, not the rerecorded RCA album)

WAXMAN
Peyton Place (OST)

WILLIAMS
Star Wars
Jane Eyre

BARRY
Out of Africa
Dances With Wolves

GOLDSMITH (wwwaaayyy too many to list, but...)
Rudy
Hoosiers

ELFMAN
Edward Scissorhands

BERNSTEIN
To Kill A Mockingbird (Intrada / Ava)
The Ten Commandments (Intrada stereo)

Ron Burbella

 
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