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 Posted:   Mar 28, 2010 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Thanks for that Dave. I'll pick it up once I go into a new credit card period!!.

Best

Pete


 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2010 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (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


GREAT SILENCE (aka "Il Grande Silenzio" 1968) is a great score, and sort of similar to RED TENT. Sometimes sounds more like scifi/horror than western.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2010 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I was at SAE's website to order some titles yesterday and quite by accident found this listed way down on their site. I originally glanced over it as I assumed it was just 'some foreign title' I wouldn't be interested in, but then I noticed after the Italian title was the English translation of the title, 'The Red Tent'. I hadn't heard this score since I had it on an album, though I did view the film on dvd a few years ago. (The film, viewed for the first time by me was a harrowing experience. I never knew this was a true story, it left me with a haunted feeling afterwards.) But the Morricone score is absolutely magnificent! I don't buy much if any of his works, but this one is up in my top 3 or 4 of his as my favorites; gorgeous, lovely themes and vocals.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2010 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   SCOREMIX   (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?!



I think Aleksandr Zatsepin's Score was only featured inthe russian version of this movie as this was a russian-italian co-production. All other internation versions so I think
only used Ennio Morricones score and left out Zatsepin' s score.
Aleksandr Zatsepin's score is also extremley beautiful but different than Morricone,
who indeed did a masterpiece.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2010 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

Hi guys, I'd like to thank everyone for their recommendations, will chase them up. Have ordered La Califfa to start with. I suspect all this will get very expensive but am really enjoying Morricone's pre-1980s material.

Since asking for suggestions on this thread, I also bought, after looking at other FSM threads here, Morricone's Giu' La Testa (wonderful!), Guns For San Sebastian (only got it yesterday, but sounds amazing) and Barbalu (I saw the film many years ago and while the film was flawed the music always stuck in my head).

I also ordered the expanded editions of Once Upon A Time In The West and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. I know the music from these films so well but have never bought them on album.

My favourite Morricone score is Once Upon A Time In America. I guess that is a predictable choice but I have always loved the film and it's music... its melancholy feel has always struck a chord in me.

Anway, thanks again for your suggestions, much appreciated!

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2010 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

here's a link to an earlier thread about "Great Silence." Has some seller links.
http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=65587&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2012 - 12:51 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (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.

Just found (and watched) The Red Tent via the miracle of You Tube. An unusual and enjoyable film, posing some hard questions about leadership - and acting as a little time capsule about the Soviet attitude to co-operation in helping to make the film. Peter Finch is excellent as the tortured General Nobile, while top-billed Sean Connery (barely 40 but looking 60, made up as the 55 year-old Roald Amundsen), Claudia Cardinale and Hardy Kruger provide solid support.

But of course, I watched it for the music, having loved the Morricone score for over 30 years. It doesn't disappoint. The love theme follows the putative relationship between Cardinale and a slightly Brando-ish Swedish meteorologist, the former pursuading Amundsen to attempt a rescue, in a plot device that I suspect only exists in this film. There's also a little of Thor's diegetic music, when Amundsen plays the short introductory organ piece that leads to one of the versions of "Do Dreams Go On?" The masterpiece "Others Who Will Follow Us" is of course a composite of the many tense parts of the score and works beautifully against the brutal Arctic backdrop.

Some news for Les is that the scherzo he mentions appears to come from Alexander Zatsepin's score for the Russian release, and can be found here:

http://www.rarecds.us/Cataloge/Ennio%20Morricone/The%20Red%20Tent/CD.htm



 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2012 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Les Jepson   (Member)

Some news for Les is that the scherzo he mentions appears to come from Alexander Zatsepin's score for the Russian release, and can be found here:

http://www.rarecds.us/Cataloge/Ennio%20Morricone/The%20Red%20Tent/CD.htm


That's interesting, Chris. I'm on holiday at the moment in Northumberland. I'm using a computer in Alnwick library, and it won't access the samples. Which track is it? I'll try it when I get home.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2012 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Some news for Les is that the scherzo he mentions appears to come from Alexander Zatsepin's score for the Russian release, and can be found here:

http://www.rarecds.us/Cataloge/Ennio%20Morricone/The%20Red%20Tent/CD.htm


That's interesting, Chris. I'm on holiday at the moment in Northumberland. I'm using a computer in Alnwick library, and it won't access the samples. Which track is it? I'll try it when I get home.



Hi Les

We were on holiday in Wales, and gave up internet access for a couple of days, so didn't see your post until just now. It's called "Country" - enjoy it. And best to M.

Chris

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2020 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

So this has been re-issued on CD again recently, with even more improved sound?
I only ever had the LP, from those old, dark collecting days.
I remember liking a lot of it (the lovely/tragic typical Morricone pieces, a bit like Orca) but struggling through the lengthy 22 minute B-side suite full of Thing-like things.
Anyway, I bought a copy of this new CD from Ebay.
I don't like the garish red cover artwork, but thankfully, it's a flipper cover with the white background 'Eiger Sanction-like' artwork from the old LP I had/have, so I switched that.
Just listening to it now and it's very good. I could be back in our old house (me mum and dads), in my bedroom, lying on my bed, LP cover held aloft and under scrutiny, as the sounds flow all around me.
I haven't gotten to the 22 minute track yet*, so it will be interesting (to me) how my new, improved, more mature and sensible (can even listen to some jazzy scores now) self will cope with it, compared to that young, silly, immature, close-minded buffoon who used to masquerade as me in the 70s and 80s.

*or the bonus cues

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2020 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

5 minutes into the 22 minute 'Others, Who Will Follow Us' and I'd forgotten how Mothershippy/Close Encounters it sounds.
No doubt Morricone & Williams were nibbling from the same classical biscuit.

So my younger, 20 something self could handle Williams trying to spook the bejesus outta me, but not Morricone.
Sometimes my Williams bias surprises even myself.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2020 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

You've just been describing me,apart from the Williams references big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2020 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Here's another thread about it, to complement t'other one, with more meat in it (including mine) wink

 
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