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 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

I heard this score two years ago on an unmentionable paired with Super Mario Bros.. While SMB is probably my #1 unreleased holy grail currently, I'm pretty interested in a legit release for No Mercy as well.

The music is quite honestly the definition of 80s synth cheese, but I was particularly fond of the 2-minute River Crash track. If I remember right, the movie is owned by Columbia/TriStar, notorious for missing/lost/damaged masters.

Thoughts on No Mercy? Or perhaps is a score release forthcoming?

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

86 was a good year for 80s synth cheese. I liked this one a lot (but prefer The Delta Force). Check out Silvestri's Clan of the Cave Bear if you haven't already.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

I had the cassette of this one - no idea what happened to it - and rather liked it. I know bits of this score ended up on the soundtrack of John Woo's THE KILLER (along with bits of RED HEAT, of all things).

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Terrible score. Silvestri's all-synth music is flat-out unlistenable.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Terrible score. Silvestri's all-synth music is flat-out unlistenable.

I feel the complete opposite. It's some of the most entertaining and listenable synth music that I know of....and I know a lot!

I have a couple of tracks from NO MERCY on a synth sampler. Very good stuff, I'd be interested in a release.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Love the theme Silvestri created for this Richard Gere classic.

Just got ahold of a VHS copy of AMERICAN ANTHEM Also from "86" with a cool blend of orchestra and synths from Silvestri.

Was expecting a really bad sports movie but it was pretty good, and I've always had a soft spot for Janet Jones.

The good old moviecable channel FilmNet used much of this music during their logos and breaks back in the day.



 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yup, AMERICAN ANTHEM is awesome too.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2009 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

No Mercy was released on LP/MC by Silva Screen in 86. I have the LP, really cool stuff.

Silvestri's synth music unlistenable? No way Jose. His 86-87 years were brilliant with lots of melodic, well-proudced and highly energetic stuff.

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

Just remembered today this music.
it was stuck on me in my childhood and wanted to listen to it over and over (the main theme).

Any chance of an official release?

 
 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Just got ahold of a VHS copy of AMERICAN ANTHEM Also from "86" with a cool blend of orchestra and synths from Silvestri.

Was expecting a really bad sports movie but it was pretty good, and I've always had a soft spot for Janet Jones.


I thought it was awful; any given episode of Make It Or Break It is far superior (even from the lame final season). Kudos to Janet Jones and Alan Silvestri for being its sole bearable elements... if anyone from Warner Bros.* wants to give the go-ahead for a score album, I'll be there.

*It was made by Lorimar Motion Pictures, so WB is the logical owner of the flick now.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2014 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

Wanted to bump this thread as I remembered today the film.
Any interest from anyone? (a label I mean)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2014 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Terrible score. Silvestri's all-synth music is flat-out unlistenable.

The only really truly terrible score he have ever made (that I have heard) is Sidekicks. Only the Opening dream sequence is interesting. I rather see No Mercy being released than Sidekicks.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2014 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   David Kessler   (Member)

Terrible score. Silvestri's all-synth music is flat-out unlistenable.

The only really truly terrible score he have ever made (that I have heard) is Sidekicks. Only the Opening dream sequence is interesting. I rather see No Mercy being released than Sidekicks.


I vote for Sidekicks...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2014 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Love the theme. The rest of the album is OK, not great and inventive and exotic like Clan Of the Cave Bear of course, but overall it is still a fun listen. If memory serves the main theme is repeated quite a bit during the short score. I think my old TVT cassette still plays big grin

It doesn't really seem this would be a high priority reissue project, but a good no frills budget reissue would be nice.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2014 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   The Juggler   (Member)

I've always loved the bad guy's theme from NO MERCY. Silvestri blends in these escalating 'swamp sounds' into the percussion - like insects. At least, that's what they sound like to me. It's seriously unsettling when heard in the film. I would love to see this score get a complete release. The film is an old school 80's fish out of water cop thriller - the kind they just don't make anymore.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2021 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I played my Silva Screen LP of this last night.
The pressing is impeccable. Not a snap, crackle or pop in earshot.
I'd forgotten much of it, but the main theme sprang back to mind upon first playback.
It is quite 'of its time' (dated?) sounding and lots of it reminded me of his CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR music, albeit with some pounding 80s drum beats and Gloria Estefan style rhythms. I much prefer CLAN though, which has a dreamy, timeless quality to it, which this definitely doesn't.
One cue reuses that mournful melody from his YOUNG GUNS II score as well. Probably temp track love there.
If I'm honest, I probably wouldn't spring for a CD release if one came out.
It's been well over 20 years since I last played this and may be another before I do so again (if God spares me, as me Dad always used to say).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2021 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   ray1992   (Member)

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 Posted:   Feb 23, 2021 - 2:06 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Unlike Kev, I gravitate towards this kind of Silvestri these days. The ol' Synclavier stuff etc. Well, that, and the calm, lyrical stuff. Less keen on the orchestral action adventure things.

As for NO MERCY, it's one of the few Silvestris I don't yet have - but I do have two tracks on a fan-made compilation which are great.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2021 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Oh, I like his synclavier stuff just fine Thor.
CLAN is an absolute favourite of mine and I really dig DELTA FORCE, CRITICAL CONDITION, SHATTERED and the likes (I never really took to CAT'S EYE though).
I just found this one to be distinctly average.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2021 - 2:36 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well, you may be right. I've really only heard the two tracks I have ("Main Title" and "What Do You Say"), and I absolutely love those. But maybe they stand out on the album, and the other tracks are less engaging.

 
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