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 Posted:   Jan 25, 2023 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

He's written some great songs and scores for THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, ICE CASTLES, THE WAY WE WERE, SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, THE SWIMMER, SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES and most recently the INFORMANT, oh and THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES. He's always been one of my favorites.

 Posted:   Jan 25, 2023 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   robertmro   (Member)

He was a massive talent for sure.

 Posted:   Jan 25, 2023 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

You ain’t seen (and heard) nuthin’ yet:

 Posted:   Jan 25, 2023 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)

Wish some of his unreleased soundtracks had come out on CD. The Devil and Max Devlin and a few others had such great songs.


 Posted:   Jan 25, 2023 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

When it came time to record "Nobody Does it Better," it's well known that Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager gave the gig to Carly Simon because it seemed in keeping with "You're So Vain." smile

 Posted:   Jan 25, 2023 - 11:22 PM   
 By:   AdoKrycha007   (Member)

Such a legend frown

 Posted:   Jan 27, 2023 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   soundtrackcollector   (Member)

He guest conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra sometime between 2004-2007 but the guide book didn't specify which scores he would be performing and when I called the box office the lady 
there didn't know which music it would be.  I believe he was regularly conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 
at the time.

Did anyone here attend this concert or one of his others?

Did he ever play any of his music from the film version of TSWLM or Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman at this or any of his concerts?

I did hear his Ice Castles music guest conducted by Erich Kunzel in 2001 though and it was excellent.

 Posted:   Jan 27, 2023 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Anybody remember his symphonic work "Anatomy Of Peace"? It was one of his few non film music works that was recorded, and showed his different side as a composer.

 Posted:   Jan 27, 2023 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)

Besides the Bond theme itself, Hamlisch's "Bond '77" from The Spy Who Loved Me is my favorite 007 cue of them all.


 Posted:   Jan 27, 2023 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

A master 'theme-ster.' And i miss not having Take The Money and Run on CD.

 Posted:   Jan 27, 2023 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)

A master 'theme-ster.' And i miss not having Take The Money and Run on CD.

Good choice. Wish more music of his was out.


 Posted:   Jan 27, 2023 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Also yet to be released is long awaited C.D. release of the soundtrack of "The Spy Who Loved Me" (the original album was a rerecording). And does anybody remember his main theme for the short lived prime soap opera "Beacon Hill"?

 Posted:   Jan 28, 2023 - 2:35 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I love his theme to another short lived TV show Brooklyn Bridge, 'Just Over The Brooklyn Bridge' sung by Art Garfunkel.

 Posted:   Jan 28, 2023 - 3:34 AM   
 By:   El Aurence   (Member)


I miss him too.

The main theme and song he wrote for THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, NOBODY DOES IT BETTER, is one of the most beautiful, bittersweet, romantic tunes I have ever heard. The intro, the first tunes, so catchy, sigh.

From time to time I watch videos on youtube Hamlisch playing the theme on piano. Every time I get great nostalgic feelings then. What an era the seventies (concerning movies and music) were.

I hope some day we will hear the full score to this Bond thriller and there will be maybe some reissues or new releases of the scores of this composer.

 Posted:   Jan 28, 2023 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I have an LP (AKA vinyl for you younger folks) of his TV movie score for A Streetcar Named Desire. Did that ever find its way to CD?

 Posted:   Jan 28, 2023 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I consider "Brooklyn Bridge" a shamefully underrated series, one that I really identify with my childhood, though it took place in the '50s (but far better than that overrated "The Wonder Years").

 Posted:   Jan 29, 2023 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   odelayy   (Member)

Yesterday I listened to Sophie's choice. Wonderful score. It totally deserved its Oscar nomination. I'm not saying it should have won though. It was impossible to win against E.T.

 Posted:   Jan 29, 2023 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

I think SOPHIE'S CHOICE is one of his best film scores.

Love his music from ICE CASTLES, SAME TIME NEXT YEAR and his stage musical scores for A CHORUS LINE and THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG.

He was great and indeed missed.

I remember getting the Original LP Soundtrack Album of SOPHIE'S CHOICE. Beautiful sad main theme.

 Posted:   Jan 29, 2023 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I just ordered Twilight Time's FAT CITY, it's one of the few Hamlisch scores I'm not familiar with.

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