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 Posted:   Sep 15, 2023 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   LivingWaters   (Member)

Hey everyone. I tried to find on the board answer to this but couldn't find anything.

I own (and I love) Marvin Hamlisch score of The Spy who loved me.

But I always found the Vynil and CD that I own frustrating, as it has not the full score (like the underwater battle sequence, which is a variation of the Bond 77 track). Does anyone know if it exists somewhere? Cause I couldn't find any complete release fo this score.

Thanks If you can help.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2023 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

There isn't a complete release.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2023 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   LivingWaters   (Member)

Thanks for this quick reply. (I was afraid of that one, but life goes on. keep hoping.)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2023 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

This one is a bit tricky...as I much prefer the orchestrations of the soundtrack performance to the album recording, the soundtrack recording is really made up of very short cues and often never fully realized. Hamlisch took the album production as an opportunity to make everything more musical, so it plays well. Although I would have liked the complete pyramids sequence and without the source cue in the middle! Breathtaking sequence. Not to mention the beautiful instrumental version of the song when they're on the boat and Anya drugs Bond. Of course, being a diehard Bond score fan I would easily take both recordings! I will admit that the gun barrel here wins the award for the most mundane version of the James Bond theme ever written.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2023 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

Hey everyone. I tried to find on the board answer to this but couldn't find anything.

I own (and I love) Marvin Hamlisch score of The Spy who loved me.

But I always found the Vynil and CD that I own frustrating, as it has not the full score (like the underwater battle sequence, which is a variation of the Bond 77 track). Does anyone know if it exists somewhere? Cause I couldn't find any complete release fo this score.

Thanks If you can help.


The disco "Bond '77" track really dates the film. Great song sung by Carly Simon.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2023 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

Hey everyone. I tried to find on the board answer to this but couldn't find anything.

I own (and I love) Marvin Hamlisch score of The Spy who loved me.

But I always found the Vynil and CD that I own frustrating, as it has not the full score (like the underwater battle sequence, which is a variation of the Bond 77 track). Does anyone know if it exists somewhere? Cause I couldn't find any complete release fo this score.

Thanks If you can help.


The disco track "Bond '77" really dates the film. Song sung by Carly Simon is great.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2023 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

I will admit that the gun barrel here wins the award for the most mundane version of the James Bond theme ever written.

Oh, yes. As one of my friend describe it when he did some kind of music review for TSWLM "looks like gunbarrel was done at last minutes - it started in one tempo and key, and suddenly both tempo and key changes!"

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2023 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

TSWLM is a big title to me. I was 15 when it came out. I was so enraptured by the film, I somehow scraped up the money and transportation to go three times. (I saw Star Wars once that summer, liked it, but it meant nothing by comparison.)

Anyway, I bought the LP and played it to death, couldn't get enough. Pre-VCR, that was your main connection to a movie. EON wanted it to be an original soundtrack album, but Hamlisch refused, for the reasons Roger Feigelson explained above.

In 2003, with Lukas Kendall having just produced the new Bond CD editions, he wrote that TSWLM was archived on 2-inch, 24-track reels, and EMI did not order a digital conversion because the project was getting too expensive for them already, and that format was going to take too much work (meaning money) to produce a new CD from. That's why we got no film version.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2023 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

Hey everyone. I tried to find on the board answer to this but couldn't find anything.

I own (and I love) Marvin Hamlisch score of The Spy who loved me.

But I always found the Vynil and CD that I own frustrating, as it has not the full score (like the underwater battle sequence, which is a variation of the Bond 77 track). Does anyone know if it exists somewhere? Cause I couldn't find any complete release fo this score.

Thanks If you can help.


The disco "Bond '77" track really dates the film. Great song sung by Carly Simon.


Why should a movie taking place in its particular time frame have a score which does not sound like that?

I never understood the „dated“ argument. Everything is created at a particular time. This is something to embrace and love.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2023 - 3:05 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Let's hope we can get a deluxe edition of this and indeed all the classic era 007 scores.

(I count classic era as up to Licence To Kill.)

I'd love 2CD editions, where one disc is the score in film order assembled in shorter tracks rather than 10-minute suites, and one disc is the original album assembly plus any bonus tracks.

For Spy particularly, maybe we'll get a 50th anniversary edition in 2027.

Unless, of course, the films start again, in which case you can forget it. Once Eon has a new film series, it seems that any merchandising on old films just stops.

This gap between films may be the one, only, last chance to get the classic era 007 scores out.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2023 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

Let's hope we can get a deluxe edition of this and indeed all the classic era 007 scores.

(I count classic era as up to Licence To Kill.)

I'd love 2CD editions, where one disc is the score in film order assembled in shorter tracks rather than 10-minute suites, and one disc is the original album assembly plus any bonus tracks.

For Spy particularly, maybe we'll get a 50th anniversary edition in 2027.

Unless, of course, the films start again, in which case you can forget it. Once Eon has a new film series, it seems that any merchandising on old films just stops.

This gap between films may be the one, only, last chance to get the classic era 007 scores out.

Cheers


If we just add GoldenEye to that list I will be happy. That's my most wanted expanded Bond score because of John Altman's Archives Shoot Out and Tank Chase cues.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2023 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

TSWLM score is my most wanted holy grail of all time.
And for my part, they can include everything by Chopin etc.

I've been hoping for this one since 1977, and honestly bought the Arnold LLL expansions in the hope the series doesn't 'die', and TSWLM is one day on their radar

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2023 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   panavision   (Member)

I think the Spy film version of score will be disappointing. Many of cues are short and unsatisfying. Some of the music is superb, but as a listening experience I have my doubts. The gun barrel sets the tone, it has no impact, like the orchestra was bored playing it. The song is one of my favourites, though, Hamlisch did a great job with it.

In terms of the disco sound, Conti's score is leagues ahead of Spy, and the tone is set with the amazing gun barrel music.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2023 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

This one is my favorite non-Barry Bond score. I can't imagine a future without a C&C release, now that the David Arnold scores have been satisfyingly dispensed with.

As glad as I am that the Arnold/Bond fans have gotten theirs, I was never on that train. I did like some of the Pierce Brosnan pics, and Arnold can formulate a good hook, but Hamlisch did the best Barry/Bond pastiche of them all.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2023 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

Hey everyone. I tried to find on the board answer to this but couldn't find anything.

I own (and I love) Marvin Hamlisch score of The Spy who loved me.

But I always found the Vynil and CD that I own frustrating, as it has not the full score (like the underwater battle sequence, which is a variation of the Bond 77 track). Does anyone know if it exists somewhere? Cause I couldn't find any complete release fo this score.

Thanks If you can help.


The disco "Bond '77" track really dates the film. Great song sung by Carly Simon.


Why should a movie taking place in its particular time frame have a score which does not sound like that?

I never understood the „dated“ argument. Everything is created at a particular time. This is something to embrace and love.


Just my personal opinion. Glad you like it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2023 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)


Why should a movie taking place in its particular time frame have a score which does not sound like that?

I never understood the „dated“ argument. Everything is created at a particular time. This is something to embrace and love.


Thank you for saying this. The "dated" tag is bizarre when it comes to music. Some of us like hearing of-their-era compositions and recordings.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2023 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)


Why should a movie taking place in its particular time frame have a score which does not sound like that?

I never understood the „dated“ argument. Everything is created at a particular time. This is something to embrace and love.


Thank you for saying this. The "dated" tag is bizarre when it comes to music. Some of us like hearing of-their-era compositions and recordings.


I don't take "dated" to mean you can't enjoy it, just that it brings one unavoidably to a style that is no longer in vogue (for better or worse depends on your own feelings toward it).

If you watch a Humphrey Bogart movie from the 1940s, the clothes he wears feel classic. If you watch a Kirstie Alley movie from the 1980s, the shoulder pads may made you cringe. Some things somehow date differently from others. So yes, everything is of its time, but for whatever reason, some styles endure while others do not.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2023 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

If you watch a Humphrey Bogart movie from the 1940s, the clothes he wears feel classic. If you watch a Kirstie Alley movie from the 1980s, the shoulder pads may made you cringe. Some things somehow date differently from others. So yes, everything is of its time, but for whatever reason, some styles endure while others do not.


And now back to 1943's Fast Talking, High Trousers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1ax-IrfluQ

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2023 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)


Why should a movie taking place in its particular time frame have a score which does not sound like that?

I never understood the „dated“ argument. Everything is created at a particular time. This is something to embrace and love.


Thank you for saying this. The "dated" tag is bizarre when it comes to music. Some of us like hearing of-their-era compositions and recordings.


I don't take "dated" to mean you can't enjoy it, just that it brings one unavoidably to a style that is no longer in vogue (for better or worse depends on your own feelings toward it).

If you watch a Humphrey Bogart movie from the 1940s, the clothes he wears feel classic. If you watch a Kirstie Alley movie from the 1980s, the shoulder pads may made you cringe. Some things somehow date differently from others. So yes, everything is of its time, but for whatever reason, some styles endure while others do not.


True. Many, however, use the term in a derogatory way, as if the particular artists made the wrong choices.

And fashion, as everything, is always a matter of taste.

As a kid of the 80‘s, I still like shoulder pads.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2023 - 12:03 AM   
 By:   Cameron007   (Member)

I would love an expansion of this. I understand the argument about it being a lesser listening experience, but it would satisfy those of us who like to have a C&C edition. Besides, the synths in the film versions of "Bond 77" are far superior to those on the album.

 
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