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 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

SAE has posted samples on this very welcome reissue. What a brilliant, inspiring score this is. Morricone gets a lot of mileage out of essentially 2 solid themes. But what amazing themes they are!

I literally get chills every time I hear the opening Love Theme. The low chords responding to the ethereal strings...bliss, I say!

I see there are new tracks on this version. The sound quailty seems glorious on the main program. Sample for the previously unreleased Main Title sounds compromised. I guess I'll reserve judgement until I have it in my hands.

The lengthy track "Others Who Will follow Us" has always been one of my favorite dissonant Morricone tracks. It's quite dense but interesting.

Very happy to see this released. It's been quite a month for Morricone fans!

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/13483/LA-TENDA-ROSSA-THE-RED-TENT-EXPANDED/

Here are some well expressed opinions on the score:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=11842&forumID=1&archive=1


Has anyone gotten theirs yet and care to comment on the bonus tracks? Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   stalemate12   (Member)

This is excellent news, however, there's still music missing.

Given that the CD is only 54 minutes long, it's a shame that they didn't add Aleksandr Zatsepin's replacement score (which I think is about 20 minutes if I remember correctly), which is actually very good.

One could argue that the two scores were combined on a CD from the AZ label in Russia in 2007, but I doubt that many folk have this CD. I'm not even sure if it's legit?!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Wow! Whenever I sometimes think Thor has a point about expanded releases something like this comes along. Why anyone would exclude that beautiful waltz and incredible finale in deference to some of that difficult music I couldn't guess and frankly I don't care. This and hundreds of other examples obliterate the argument for me. Thanks Legend, for letting us hear really classic pieces that others deemed unnecessary!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   rgeomann   (Member)

I just was listening to the copy of the expanded edition that I received yesterday from SAE
This had always been of my favorite Morricone scores but this is like listening to it all over again. The sound quality is magnificent, and the bonus tracks, I agree, are wonderful to have. Definitely a winner.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

You've got me intrigued! Just ordered this from SAE alongside WHITE DOG- thats two scores/films I'd never even heard of until this morning. Shall be having an Ennio night in a few weeks time...

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

I'm very intrigued by this but also a little confused about the information given at SAE (presumably taken from Legend). Is the whole thing in full stereo or just the extra tracks? Is there a noticeable kick up in the sound quality from the previous release?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2010 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   Les Jepson   (Member)

What a shame this new release doesn´t appear to have that marvelous cue for the Russian radio ham. It´s a welcome scherzo in an otherwise sombre, but beautiful, score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Got mine today, just given it a quick listen, it's very good. The new tracks sound good, maybe not quite as good as the original album release, but that's a minor gripe, compared to the fact that for the first time we have the Main and End titles as they were played in the film. This is a first class release with excellent packaging.

Now Legend what about re-releasing Orca with extra tracks and improved sound. PLEASE.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Now Legend what about re-releasing Orca with extra tracks and improved sound. PLEASE.

The proper Main Title for starters !

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

Now Legend what about re-releasing Orca with extra tracks and improved sound. PLEASE.

A thousand times yes!

Chris, not to be a broken record, but how do you think the sound for the album tracks on the new release compares to the original? Cheers.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Now Legend what about re-releasing Orca with extra tracks and improved sound. PLEASE.

A thousand times yes!

Chris, not to be a broken record, but how do you think the sound for the album tracks on the new release compares to the original? Cheers.



The album tracks have never sounded better.

It also depends which of the original Legend "Red Tent" releases you have heard, if it was the first release they did, you are going to be amazed, if you have heard the second release they did (The one with the yellow stripe across the top right hand corner saying mastered from the original tapes) you will still be very pleased with their remastering efforts.

I honestly don't think you'll be disappointed with this cd.

I'm off for another listen.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

Thank you!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2010 - 9:49 PM   
 By:   crogrr   (Member)

I concur - this is an outstanding CD - and I am old enough to have seen the film in its US theatrical release and have the Paramount LP. I do not have the other CD's issued - so I was really eager for this. Considering the age and genesis of this soundtrack I am very pleasantly surprised - both the original LP and Bonus tracks are of amazing quality. (For some reason - to my ears, only the Bonus Main Title (Track 9) is not quite up to the sonic standards of the rest of the CD). Bravo!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2010 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

Been listening to this for the last few days- what an exceptional score. Simply essential for any Morricone fan. Such soaring, heartbreaking melodies, they just don't score films like that anymore. Disturbing thing though, to think that it is, what, forty years old now and I never even heard of it (film or score) until reading this thread the other week.

So I have a request/favour to ask of you all- can you recommend to me any other Morricone scores that I may not have even heard of? Ideally anything similar to The Red Tent but not exclusively, I'm open to giving anything a try. Looking at the lists of Morricone soundtracks available on the 'net is bewildering to say the least. I'm familar with the 1980s-onwards material but in the 1960s/1970s Morricone scored so many films I never heard of, there must be some great music out there I've never heard.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2010 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

If you like The Red Tent , I recommend his score for Desert of The Tartars. The solemn and majestic opening track always reminded me of The Red Tent.

You can hear samples here:

http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Tartars-Deserto-Dei-Tartari/dp/B000009NI1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1269457347&sr=8-1


The sublime Il Principe Del Deserto and Secret of The Sahara are 80's so I'm hopeing you have those already!


Guardiani Del Cielo and Moses (lots of dry atonal work, but the sublime melodic material balances them) are great too, but harder to find.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2010 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   RobotSam   (Member)

So I have a request/favour to ask of you all- can you recommend to me any other Morricone scores that I may not have even heard of? Ideally anything similar to The Red Tent but not exclusively, I'm open to giving anything a try. Looking at the lists of Morricone soundtracks available on the 'net is bewildering to say the least. I'm familar with the 1980s-onwards material but in the 1960s/1970s Morricone scored so many films I never heard of, there must be some great music out there I've never heard.

It's not easy to put together a list of good Morricone scores because there are literally hundreds of them! I would recommend you start by grabbing some of his compilation CDs, the ones that focus more on his early work.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2010 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

So I have a request/favour to ask of you all- can you recommend to me any other Morricone scores that I may not have even heard of? Ideally anything similar to The Red Tent but not exclusively, I'm open to giving anything a try. Looking at the lists of Morricone soundtracks available on the 'net is bewildering to say the least. I'm familar with the 1980s-onwards material but in the 1960s/1970s Morricone scored so many films I never heard of, there must be some great music out there I've never heard.

You said you were familiar with 1980's onward but have you heard A TIME OF DESTINY? The love theme is similar in feel to THE RED TENT.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2010 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   David Anthony   (Member)

'So I have a request/favour to ask of you all- can you recommend to me any other Morricone scores that I may not have even heard of? Ideally anything similar to The Red Tent but not exclusively, I'm open to giving anything a try. Looking at the lists of Morricone soundtracks available on the 'net is bewildering to say the least. I'm familar with the 1980s-onwards material but in the 1960s/1970s Morricone scored so many films I never heard of, there must be some great music out there I've never heard.'

Hi Ghost of 82

First of all you might be interest to know that Morricone's love/main theme for THE RED TENT was originally written and included in his comedy score for MENAGE ALL' ITALIANA a few years earlier, it makes a brief appearance on the MENAGE... soundtrack cd.

Looking at Morricone's symphonic scores of the 60's and 70's, I would strongly recommend the following as a good starting point. They all share one thing in common apart from the symphonic side and that is the variety of the music and the listening experience:

1. EL GRECO - I guess this is his first real symphonic score, written in the same year as PER UN PUGNI DI DOLLARI, but so different. A beautiful classical style love/main theme, further development later in the score for wordless choir and violin. Some of the music is a little heavy going but there are some wonderful pieces in this score. Its on GDM.
2. L'AVVENTURIERO - It's already been released on a number of LP's and CD's but hang on for the upcoming expanded GDM release which includes the 11 stereo selections already released but with the addition of 30 odd minutes of additional music in mono. I am eagerly awaiting this and too hear what the extra music is like. Anyway this is a wonderful score, one of his masterworks and shame it is so little known by the general film music community. The main theme is simply superb, a full blown symphonic tone poem. But also check out the beautiful theme for Peirol, with the solo violin performance, chorus and wind effects, stunning. There is also a lengthy action piece, one of his most powerful.
3. LA CALIFFA - I cannot recommend this one enough, so much variety and so many emotional themes. Get the Dagored release.
4. TRE DONNE - this has some great orchestral themes, but will also give you an introduction to his pop and avant garde influenced work. Tremendous variety on the 2 CD set from Digitmovies. A masterpiece.
5. SEPOLTA VIVA - a lovely period score by Morricone. Again superb love theme but the period flavoured music is a delight as well. I have high hopes that we will see a complete CD release soon on Beat, the original cd issue is still available I believe.
6. NOVECENTO - probably his greatest symphonic score. Get it on GDM.
7. IL DESERTO DEI TARTARI - more difficult to get into this one, but it has an atmosphere all of its own. The main theme is solemn and powerful for strings and organ, but the secondary theme is beautiful and makes its first appearance in a wonderful solo piano version. At the end the 2 themes join together for a lengthy and haunting finale. Get it on GDM.

I would also recommend IL PRATO, ORCA, METELLO, LA MOGLIE PIU BELLA and L'ERADITA FERRAMONTI.

Hope this helps, Dave

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2010 - 5:11 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Dave: Have you bought the new expanded 'The Red Tent'. I have the previous release with a yellow triangle but am uncertain whether to upgrade.

Thanks for any help

Pete

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2010 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   David Anthony   (Member)

Pete

I have not got it yet, you know it is so difficult to keep up with Morricone releases! However after listening to the sample tracks on Screen Archives (the waltz version of the main theme sounds great) it is a must have.
In fact I never bought any of the previous Legend releases preferring to stick with a CDR recording of my UK Paramount LP.
Now I just need to wait till next pay date to update it to the expanded edition (by the way I do not believe there will be another expansion of this score, according to Claudio Fuiano this is all that survives).

Would love to see the movie one day, come on BBC!

Cheers Dave

 
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