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 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)



L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (CD)
UPC: 888072480872
11/18/2022
Regular price$ 19.98

No composer was better suited to score a picture than Jerry Goldsmith with L.A. Confidential (1997), director Curtis Hanson’s masterpiece of the James Elroy novel about corruption in 1950s Los Angeles. Not only was a Goldsmith a master of the thriller and crime genres, but his own career started in the era depicted in the film, and he had scored the all-time great detective noir, Chinatown.

L.A. Confidential starred Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce and Kevin Spacey as police detectives, with Kim Basinger as a Veronica Lake-lookalike prostitute, in a labyrinthine but brilliantly constructed plot connecting city hall and the cops, organized crime, Hollywood tabloids and the gutter. The film received nine Oscar nominations—including for Goldsmith’s score—and won two, for Basinger and Best Adapted Screenplay. It was heralded as an instant classic and, 25 years later, is every bit as captivating.

Goldsmith’s score combines a modern pulse, pace and suspense with period idioms—notably a bluesy trumpet theme, performed by Malcolm McNab, which to Goldsmith represented masculinity. The score distills the 1950s atmosphere of smoke and seediness, as well as a certain bygone era of honor and justice, while making the film ingeniously slick and contemporary—and, as always for Goldsmith, emotional.

L.A. Confidential’s score album was released by Varèse Sarabande after the film in 1997. This Deluxe Edition features two programs on one disc: 28 tracks, running 45 minutes, representing the cues heard in the film, followed by the original 11-track, 30-minute score album. New liner notes are by Tim Greiving.

Limited to 2000 copies.

Expanded Score Presentation
1. Bloody Christmas (Film Version) (1:46)
2. Turn It In / The Deal (2:10)
3. The Badge (0:50)
4. The Café (Film Version) (1:29)
5. The I.D. / Odds (1:43)
6. Late Arrival / The Raid (1:33)
7. Questions (Film Version) (2:04)
8. Back-Up (1:02)
9. Don’t Move (0:42)
10. Bud and Lynn (1:15)
11. False Information (2:36)
12. Susan Lefferts (Film Version) (0:35)
13. Rats / A Gift (2:17)
14. Rodents (0:57)
15. Rollo Tomasi (Film Version) (2:06)
16. Not So Dumb After All (1:16)
17. The Facts (0:52)
18. The Perp / Know Him? (1:38)
19. Ex-Cop (0:35)
20. Photos (Film Version) (1:32)
21. Out of the Rain (Film Version) (1:04)
22. Records (1:57)
23. Out the Window (1:11)
24. Patchett’s Dead (0:45)
25. The Keys (Film Version) (1:57)
26. Shootout (Extended Version) (4:35)
27. Good Lad (Film Version) (2:29)
28. The Victor (Film Version) (2:41)

Original 1997 Score Album
29. Bloody Christmas (2:53)
30. The Cafe (2:23)
31. Questions (2:23)
32. Susan Lefferts (2:57)
33. Out of the Rain (2:50)
34. Rollo Tomasi (3:06)
35. The Photos (2:30)
36. The Keys (1:54)
37. Shootout (4:13)
38. Good Lad (2:21)
39. The Victor (2:33)

https://varesesarabande.com/products/l-a-confidential-cd


Digital release:
https://varesesarabande.com/products/l-a-confidential-original-motion-picture-score-deluxe-edition

https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/la-confidential-jerry-goldsmith/iijv4rgqt677a
https://us.7digital.com/artist/jerry-goldsmith/release/la-confidential-original-motion-picture-score-deluxe-edition-25263388
https://music.apple.com/us/album/l-a-confidential-original-motion-picture-score/1653033403
https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lC8BO3AYlj5ybalEsAW81xzlskQ0eqaRw
https://open.spotify.com/album/2agAQF2mbwXbuEjWPesKQB?si=xyBaOm_lSuWeJSiKg_7Eow
https://soundcloud.com/jerry-goldsmith-official/sets/l-a-confidential-original

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   jkruppa   (Member)

Weird that it's showing up in New Zealand but not in the US iTunes store. Hopefully it will be available as a lossless download!

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

It's not weird at all.

It's already Friday in New Zealand

It's still Thursday in the USA.

That's it.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

45min film version + 30min album version

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

I love Varese and all the labels and everything they do to get these releases out.

But that cover. It looks like a nineties bootleg cover.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

It's not weird at all.

It's already Friday in New Zealand

It's still Thursday in the USA.

That's it.


Mind blown!

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I love Varese and all the labels and everything they do to get these releases out.

But that cover. It looks like a nineties bootleg cover.


Their covers are awful.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   Thierry Schreurs   (Member)

I love Varese and all the labels and everything they do to get these releases out.

But that cover. It looks like a nineties bootleg cover.


I couldn't say it better! What is this for an "artwork"?
How is it possible such bad taste in design and layout!?
Any Varese Deluxe Edition deserves better.

Why doesn't it look like this instead, that question haunts me....?
Thanks for these Goldsmith fan made alternate artworks btw.





 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

DAMMIT! I got the song album just because the Badge Of Honor theme was on it... now this release finally has it!

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   NSBulk   (Member)

DAMMIT! I got the song album just because the Badge Of Honor theme was on it... now this release finally has it!

We couldn't include "Badge Of Honor" on this album because of a rights issue. Hold onto the song album!

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

I did a 'rip' of the isolated score back when the DVD came out. Hopefully this will consign that to the history books with far better attention to the mastering smile

Now just need to get the same done for Silvestri's 'Contact'.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   darklordsauron   (Member)

I love Varese and all the labels and everything they do to get these releases out.

But that cover. It looks like a nineties bootleg cover.


I couldn't say it better! What is this for an "artwork"?
How is it possible such bad taste in design and layout!?
Any Varese Deluxe Edition deserves better.

Why doesn't it look like this instead, that question haunts me....?
Thanks for these Goldsmith fan made alternate artworks btw.







The first two have Kevin Spacey, so they weren't going to happen and the third is generic, so I'd say it was an appropriate cover they chose.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   No Respectable Gentleman   (Member)

Are we not allowed to like this movie anymore because of Kevin Spacey?

Will the film never get a 4k UHD release because of Kevin Spacey?

Will Spacey's face be digitally replaced at some time in the future because of Kevin Spacey?

Thank goodness we still have CHINATOWN.

Oh ...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Jesus. It's like they're going out of their way to create godawful artwork anymore. If they wanted to use a film shot and stay in the same vein as the original album, they could've used a shot of Basinger in that hood when we're first introduced to her character. That would've been far better than this.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

Are we not allowed to like this movie anymore because of Kevin Spacey?

Will the film never get a 4k UHD release because of Kevin Spacey?

Will Spacey's face be digitally replaced at some time in the future because of Kevin Spacey?

Thank goodness we still have CHINATOWN.

Oh ...


Honestly, hadn't even thought of Spacey being the reason for this but it does make sense that they would avoid putting his pic on the cover...if I was trying to market a product, I definitely wouldn't put his pic on there.

That being said, the pic they went with is just...weird.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

DAMMIT! I got the song album just because the Badge Of Honor theme was on it... now this release finally has it!

We couldn't include "Badge Of Honor" on this album because of a rights issue. Hold onto the song album!

I plan to!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)



A non-problematic cast member of L.A. Confidential.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'll say... from all I can tell, a lovely man.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Money saved from this VS batch.
On to the LLL end of year pack and whatever goodies Quartet might still reveal.
And The Fabelmans on CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2022 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

Artwork is perfectly fine. I'd probably go for this if Varese still had a UK outlet.

 
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