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 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

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Coming 9/19.



https://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.12874/.f?sc=13&category=-113

World premiere of complete James Horner early horror score! “They’re not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.” So goes the movie taglines on posters marketing the film in 1980. The taglines pretty well sum up the picture. Key roles feature Doug McClure, Vic Morrow, Ann Turkel, legendary creature designer Rob Bottin fuses life from both land and sea into one grotesque “humanoid” creation, Barbara Peeters (and uncredited Jimmy Murakami) direct for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures. Picture tips hat heavily towards gore effects and sexual escapades of incoming 80’s “adult” material with closing nod in particular to 1979’s Alien. Composer James Horner writes his second score after The Lady In Red, showcases his understanding of the horror movie medium and his considerable composing talents with a score orchestrated for strings, woodwinds, piano, harp and percussion while leaving all brass at the door save a lone trumpet for select solo work. With reverberating echoplex in tow, Horner launches his “main title”. Dissonant colors for scary happenings in full orchestra, austere solo work for trumpet over strings and origins of his love theme on piccolo (an unusual romantic sonority) all appear. In following “Buck-O” (named for small vessel), Horner opens with exhilarating flourish for woodwinds and piano with xylophone punctuation to accompany the boat, first into adventure then horror. In previously unreleased “Surprise For Baron”, composer aims for suspense surrounding dog that encounters terror of its own followed by frantic search for the missing pet. Other highlights abound: flute over harp and trilling violins bringing love theme into focus if only momentarily, intense string jabs mirroring “Jerry’s Death”, rousing strings punctuated by snare drum (snares off) and tympani that opens “Tommy’s Struggle”, mystery of complete “Hill House” finally erupting into moment of orchestral fury are just four of them. Entire score is all newly-remixed from recently discovered 2” 24-track session elements, reveals numerous orchestral colors buried in original 1980 mix, especially in woodwinds and percussion. For fans familiar with initial album that was released back in the day, new remastering of that oft-released production also appears, retaining Horner’s mix and program choice but with crisper and more detailed sound quality. Score recorded March 15 & 16 at Wilder Bros Studios in Los Angeles. Flipper-style artwork enhances package design by Kay Marshall, informative notes by John Takis. David Newman conducts, James Horner composes. Intrada Special Collection CD available while quantities and interest remain!


01. Main Title (From Humanoids From The Deep) (2:25)
02. The Buck-O (3:47)
03. Surprise For Baron (3:02)
04. Men Discover Dogs (0:32)
05. Peggy’s House (2:07)
06. Trip Up River (1:58)
07. Footprint (0:13)
08. Jerry And Peggy (0:53)
09. Borden Catches Something (1:04)
10. Jerry’s Death (2:01)
11. Peggy’s Rape (1:02)
12. The Tent (0:29)
13. Humanoid’s Head (0:20)
14. Tommy’s Struggle (2:53)
15. The Search (1:53)
16. The Underwater Boat By (0:32)
17. Night Swim (1:48)
18. The Grotto (2:45)
19. Drake’s Lab (0:34)
20. Hill House (1:38)
21. Carol’s Final Confrontation (3:03)
22. Aftermath (2:23)
23. End Title (From Humanoids From The Deep) (2:12)
Total Time: 41:25

Original 1980 Soundtrack Album
24. Main Title (2:23)
25. The Buck-O (3:42)
26. Unwelcome Visitor (2:00)
27. Night Swim (1:46)
28. Jerry And Peggy (0:54)
29. Trip Upriver (1:55)
30. The Humanoids Attack (2:51)
31. Jerry’s Death (2:01)
32. Search For Clues (1:53)
33. Strange Catch (1:03)
34. The Grotto (3:19)
35. Night Prowlers (2:04)
36. Final Confrontation (3:01)
37. Aftermath (2:18)
38. End Title (2:10)
Total Album Time: 34:09
CD Total Time: 75:36

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   c8   (Member)

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I’m on my way to the hospital. The brick I just ***t has left me rather injured in the nether regions.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   neumation   (Member)

Awesome! There is music in the manuscripts that wasn’t used in the movie, so it will be nice to see how much new material Intrada includes. Great work Doug and Roger!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   The Shadow   (Member)

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 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Glad I dint give my $$ to BSX!

Very entertaining early effort, the Temp-Fu is heavy (Alien, Boys From Brazil....Patch of Blue!?).

I hope there is discussion about the recording, where and who performed. Students in a Pasadena warehouse.
Deadly Blessing's notes stated Horner put his own money into his early Corman works for a better sound.

Good one, love the out of the blue announcements.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   swayland7   (Member)

I was just shopping for this on eBay today. I'm glad I didn't pull the trigger on a 40 or 50 copy! I'll buy any Horner release, but especially 80s Horner. Thanks, Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   neumation   (Member)


Deadly Blessing's notes stated Horner put his own money into his early Corman works for a better sound. .


I have a budget outline Horner wrote that indicated a sum of around $40,000 to record. I’ll need to double check—I think that was Humanoids, but it may have been Battle Beyond the Stars. Corman certainly didn’t put down that much money. Both scores were recorded in LA. Some of the musicians and the copyist were classmates from UCLA.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Grack21   (Member)

Nice

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

Awesome! And I love both of the charmingly tacky covers.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)


Deadly Blessing's notes stated Horner put his own money into his early Corman works for a better sound. .


I have a budget outline Horner wrote that indicated a sum of around $40,000 to record. I’ll need to double check—I think that was Humanoids, but it may have been Battle Beyond the Stars. Corman certainly didn’t put down that much money. Both scores were recorded in LA. Some of the musicians and the copyist were classmates from UCLA.


Awesome, thanks very much for sharing this!!
I love figures like this...go figure.

Got any Chris Young intel, say Def Con 4, Flower in the Attic, Hellraiser? Lol

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Sweeeeet!

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

Read this thread title too fast.

it came out as "Hummingbirds from the Deep" smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

Read this thread title too fast.

it came out as "Hummingbirds from the Deep" smile


Could've been worse. Could've been hemorrhoids...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2023 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   cshaneyfelt   (Member)

Incredibly excited about this upcoming release! Wonderful getting another early Horner score! I've pretty much worn out my original LP of "Humanoids," and it will be great to hear this expanded album.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2023 - 1:12 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I think it's safe to say, if we are getting an expanded HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, then an expanded BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS might not be far behind.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2023 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Finally we got "that's nice, but what I really want..." post! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2023 - 1:36 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Read this thread title too fast.

it came out as "Hummingbirds from the Deep" smile


Could've been worse. Could've been hemorrhoids...



Neither would be less interesting.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2023 - 1:50 AM   
 By:   The Shadow   (Member)

I think it's safe to say, if we are getting an expanded HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, then an expanded BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS might not be far behind.

BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS is indeed long awaited in any impoved, remastered and/or expanded or with alternates version. I am a "James Horner early years" completist and certainly not alone here.

Hope like you Kev that this will be the second Horner title from the upcoming list...but if it is BRAINSTORM this is even better of course.

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2023 - 2:23 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Finally we got "that's nice, but what I really want..." post! big grin

Wouldn't feel like a legitimate release thread without it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2023 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   RED SHIRT BASIL (or looks like...)   (Member)

and look at this cover art!

 
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