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 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 8:59 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

I've never been very good at articulating why I enjoy music, suffice to say I've listened to this twice today and enjoy it very much. Classy production of a lovely orchestral score. The finale is particularly beautiful. I'm interested in checking out the film now.

Kudos to Howlin' Wolf -


Thank you so much! It was top of my Most Wanted list, and the composers' favorite of their work. So happy it is finally available. The film is Bob Clark's best IMO. Tremendous atmosphere, great storytelling and cast. Best, Tim


Agreed - I love so many of the great actors who have portrayed Holmes, but in this one shot, Plummer with his energetic and startlingly compassionate performance put his stamp on the character for all time. And Mason, grumpy, fussy, witty - right up there with Andre Morell!

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

I had never heard this score, nor heard OF this movie. But listening to the interview and the samples, I really like it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2024 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   serya883   (Member)

Tim,
This is a most welcome release and the artwork is superb. A holy grail has come to be!!


Wonderful. So glad we could bring it to you. It was mine as well.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2024 - 9:47 PM   
 By:   serya883   (Member)

This is in my Intrada cart.
It's cheaper to include it with my next order, than get it direct from the label, where the postage to the UK ($19) is 5 cents dearer than the CD ($18.95).


Was just talking to Wall how much postage to UK is a killer right now.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2024 - 9:48 PM   
 By:   serya883   (Member)

Listening now to the lovely coda of this sadly undersung score - worth the 45 year wait!

The final theme is one of the most lovely ever IMO. Thanks for waiting!

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2024 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   serya883   (Member)

I had never heard this score, nor heard OF this movie. But listening to the interview and the samples, I really like it.

Great. I was hoping the interview would help provide the context to the music since it was not well know. Thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2024 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Yes, the postage costs are a pain, serya, but I'm just glad you got this one out there.
Always been a fan of the music in the film.
Well done. It looks like a nice labour of love.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2024 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   john mansell   (Member)

Loved the film and score was so proud to be involved on the release.Wall and Tim well done we did it

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2024 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Just received the CD, can't wait to hear it.

Saw the film in the theater back in the day and was not impressed, although decades later i can't imagine why. Plummer and Mason seem perfectly cast, the subject matter is my cup of English tea, and I love the Stephen Knight non-fiction book that was the basis for this movie.

I must give it another shot.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2024 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Got my copy and played it. Fantastic. Moody, edgy, suspenseful, perfect.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2024 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I have fond memories of seeing the film during its first run engagement at the grand Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan. The film and score both really impressed me all those years ago. I was eager to acquire the score back then, but it never materialized. Simply awesome to finally have it in my hands today after all these years! Thanks to all involved in the release.

 
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