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 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I'm not familiar with the score, but I'm all in for a Basil expansion.

To participate,

1 - Post in this thread to enter. Write the main reason or reasons you love the score.

2 - Please send an e-mail at kvns93674 AT gmail DOT com.

- Format your e-mail like this

Write WIN a copy FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAMES DELUXE in the object.

Write in your FSM pseudo in the e-mail. This is a crucial step to avoid an archeological excavation to match your e-mail adresses to your FSM identifier. Well... that and I'm a shi-te typist.

You have till Monday, June 24th at midnight EST to enter.

Good luck.

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Email sent, thank you!!

Poledouris is a favorite and a legend for sure. This is an excellent score, always loved it.

Incredibly varied work for a more personal, human drama with no robots, barbarians, submarine warfare or Steven Seagal. BP literally knocked it out of the park (someone had to say it!) and into the heavens (that chorus, Gran Dio!!).

Cheers mate,

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

No...Steven Seagal.

Most compelling reason.

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

1. GoblinScore
2. Red Shirt Basil
3. EasternFinn
4. CindyLover
5. JeffM
6. Juanki
7. Big X
8. ryanpaquet
9. Mr. Jack
10. funkymonkeyjavajunky
11. Soundtrack Fanatic
12. Jedizim

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Red Shirt Basil   (Member)

Email sent!

thank you!

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   EasternFinn   (Member)

Thanks again, very generous! Email sent.

This score has the same optimistic flare and a great theme that so many sports films of the 80s and 90s had (e.g. Hoosiers, Rudy, Field of Dreams and A League of their Own) but it also features a choir. I wonder if the full score has more of it?

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

It's Poledouris, and it's not you'd expect a Ted Raimi movie's accompaniment to sounds like.

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

I am terrible about describing music. Its usually a case of "I like the way the music makes me feel."

I guess if I had to pick what I like about it, a lot of it sounds "inspiring" especially the main title.

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Thank you! And email sent!

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

I like this score because it's a strange one between director Sam Raimi and composer Basil Poledouris. Both of them were taking a different way because of their love for baseball and I think the result was a winner.

Thanks for your kindness, sir!

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

The song album had a 10 minute suite (here's another one, for those unfamiliar with the music).

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Big X   (Member)

Email sent, many thanks for your generosity again.

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

The song album had a 10 minute suite (here's another one, for those unfamiliar with the music).


 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I love the score for it's use of guitar!

Thanks again for running another contest Advise and Consent. smile You're keeping us all in the 'soundtrack' game!

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Thanks for another giveaway!

I've always loved "sensitive" Basil, and this features some of his best intimate dramatic scoring as well as some fantastic sports arena fanfares.

 Posted:   Jun 20, 2024 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   funkymonkeyjavajunky   (Member)

It's a Poledouris score. I love all of his music. Email sent. Thanks!

 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 4:00 AM   
 By:   Soundtrack Fanatic   (Member)

Please throw my baseball across the plate for a chance to win this great Poledouris soundtrack, For Love of the Game... Thanks!

You said "Write the main reason or reasons why you love this score"... Why?... BECAUSE IT'S BASIL, THAT'S WHY... 'Nuff said!

But seriously, "YES"... Basil Poledouris MOST CERTAINLY deserves to be called a "LEGEND"... I mean, so many classic scores, like... The Blue Lagoon, Conan the Barbarian, Red Dawn, Flesh & Blood, Cherry 2000, Robocop, The Hunt for Red October, Quigley Down Under, On Deadly Ground, Under Siege 2, Starship Troopers... etc., etc. ...I could go on and on... He has ALWAYS been one of my favorites for decades, and definitely holds a solid place on my list of "Top 10 Greatest Film Composers of All Time".

As I said, For Love of the Game, although not one of his most known scores, is a beautiful and entertaining work from Poledouris... It musically flows effortlessly from quiet and delicate, to funky and breezy, to soaring and triumphant... And it's a real TREAT! I have had the original CD since it first came out almost 25 years ago, and I have ALWAYS adored it... However, I have also always been VERY disappointed by the very SHORT length of the original CD itself... It was just a tad over 30 minutes long, if I recall correctly (Alas, the unfortunate fate of SO MANY cursed Varese Sarabande releases from back in the day!)... and I have ALWAYS hoped for an expanded release.... Well, here it is at last!

Again, thank you so much for this very kind opportunity... And good luck to all the participants.

 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   Scotty Boy   (Member)

Since I just won your last giveaway for HEAVY METAL, I will bow out of this one, but you are very generous for offering another contest. Best of luck to everyone who enters. Poledouris' score for this movie is gorgeous.

 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 5:45 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Thank you for the chance at this!

I can't say why I love it because I have never heard it...but I do love a lot of Basil's other scores and the suite someone posted above is lovely! It sounds like a fantastic score and one way or the other I will hear it all!

 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

It's a more acoustic than the other score he did for a movie with Kelly Preston... (Spellbinder)

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