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 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

“THE LORD GONNA SMOTE HIS ASS.”

Kritzerland is proud to present a world premiere limited edition CD release:

BUSTING
Music Composed and Conducted by Billy Goldenberg

In the 1970s, cop films were all the rage. Busting, made in 1974, was a buddy cop film, with Elliot Gould and Robert Blake as two iconoclastic, laid back, wise-cracking, we’re-doing-it-our-own-way cops. It was Peter Hyams’ debut as a feature film director.

Supporting Gould’s and Blake’s irreverent performances are a crackerjack assemblage of great 1970s character actors – Allen Garfield, great as the bad guy Rizzo, Antonio Fargas, Michael Lerner, Sid Haig, William Sylvester, Logan Ramsey, and Richard X. Slattery. Shot all over Los Angeles, the film is not heavy on plot, but is heavy on atmospheric sequences, all involving Gould and Blake’s rather unorthodox policing techniques, most of which would probably get them landed in the clinker rather than the bad guys. They raid gay bars, massage parlors, entrap hookers – that’s business as usual for them.

For the score to Busting, Hyams chose a composer who was having a lot of success in television, and who had done a handful of films – Billy Goldenberg. In the late 1960s, he began composing for films and television on a regular basis. He provided terrific scores for some great TV series of that era, such as The Name Of The Game, It Takes A Thief, Ironside, and Night Gallery. He also wrote the scores to such films as Change of Habit (with Elvis), and a particularly memorable score to Red Sky At Morning. Then in 1971, Goldenberg scored a classic TV film called Duel for a young up-and-coming TV director named Steven Spielberg. It was a seriously great score and brought Goldenberg a lot of notice. After that, he went on to score the film version of Woody Allen’s Play It Again, Sam, Up The Sandbox (with Barbra Streisand), The Last of Sheila (written by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim), as well as more TV scores for shows like McCloud, The Sixth Sense, Ghost Story, The Bold Ones, Banacek, Kojak, as well as his groundbreaking work on a little series of mystery movies featuring a rumpled detective named Columbo. He was nominated for many Emmy Awards, winning two along the way.

Goldenberg’s score for Busting is one of his most interesting and unusual – it has some serious funk, some fun source music, some terrific suspense cues, and some very unorthodox (for the time) orchestrations. His music fits the film like a glove – it’s just as sly, irreverent and off-the-cuff as the movie’s sly, irreverent and off-the-cuff protagonists.

For this CD release, we present every cue that Goldenberg wrote for the film. Some of these are dialed so low in the film mix that you can’t even hear them. We’ve assembled the cues in film order, but have consolidated a few of the shorter cues into longer ones for a better listening experience. There were two source music cues that didn’t have cue numbers that didn’t seem to be used in the film (at least that you could hear) – we’ve included those as bonus tracks – one of them has some great funky organ that would have been perfectly at home in any number of blaxploitation films of that decade. The score was assembled from the mono tapes housed in the MGM vault.

There is not nearly enough Billy Goldenberg on CD – and so it is a particular treat to be able to do this wonderful score, and hopefully it will usher in more Goldenberg – he was (and is) a master of his craft and a unique talent.

This release is limited to 1000 copies only. The price is $19.98 plus shipping.

CD will ship by the first week of July – however, preorders placed directly through Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks earlier (we’ve been averaging four weeks early). To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Stephan   (Member)

Like it!

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

OMG - Billy Goldenberg - on CD - rejoice!!!

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

Brucie baby, you've done it again; another winner. I just love that
"early 70's sound", or is it "early 70's vibe"; whatever. Just keep em"
comin". You've made my day, now if you could only tell us that
"The Hot Rock" will be coming soon, then you'll have made my week!

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

Ooooohhh yeahhhh, love the cover art dude; it's funkadelic. I'm groovin' man, groooooooooovvvviiiiiiinnnn!

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   mildcigar   (Member)

Well done K.

Now surely it is time for "Duel".

Like marathon man a classic film requiring a commerical soundtrack release.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I love Billy Goldenberg! Audio samples will be up in the next couple of hours, so check 'em out. If you love the 1970s Lalo and Quincy, you will LOVE this score. And yet, it's completely Billy.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Audio samples are up - sorry for the slight delay.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   JackBlu78   (Member)

very cool release, hopefully it won't be sold out before Friday. But I will keep tabs on it :-) Great release! and it is true not enough Goldenberg out yet.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

very cool release, hopefully it won't be sold out before Friday. But I will keep tabs on it :-) Great release! and it is true not enough Goldenberg out yet.

Hard to predict this one - you're probably be fine, but if you want to be sure just drop me an e-mail and I'll hold it for you. But I'm sure SAE and Intrada, etc. will probably still have them if we don't.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   JackBlu78   (Member)

very cool release, hopefully it won't be sold out before Friday. But I will keep tabs on it :-) Great release! and it is true not enough Goldenberg out yet.

Hard to predict this one - you're probably be fine, but if you want to be sure just drop me an e-mail and I'll hold it for you. But I'm sure SAE and Intrada, etc. will probably still have them if we don't.


That is cool will keep tabs on it. :-) I doubt you guys would be shipping it this week right?

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

very cool release, hopefully it won't be sold out before Friday. But I will keep tabs on it :-) Great release! and it is true not enough Goldenberg out yet.

Hard to predict this one - you're probably be fine, but if you want to be sure just drop me an e-mail and I'll hold it for you. But I'm sure SAE and Intrada, etc. will probably still have them if we don't.


That is cool will keep tabs on it. :-) I doubt you guys would be shipping it this week right?


Not this week, but late next week, most likely.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

FINALLY some Goldenberg...Bruce answers the call!

I'm not really familiar with his film work, but his TV stuff is tops, especially his suspense writing. Busting may not exactly be the Goldenberg I've longed for (his TV work), but I'm all in on this one and will surely dig it. I'm crossing my fingers that this will move pretty well and will get the ball rolling for more releases of Goldenberg's music, hopefully leading to a release of Duel as well as some TV compilations. We've seen stranger things previously thought impossible happen lately so you never know!

Nothing vintage has really come out in the past month that I've been very interested in except this and Kritzerland's Earth vs. the Spider. That's two in a row for K'land. Bruce, you've done it again!

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   JackBlu78   (Member)

Latley I've been watching Season 2 of RHODA on DVD so I hear Goldenberg's opening and closing credit music.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Bruce, thank you very much! The release of the year!

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   JAPhillips219   (Member)

Every time I try to save money to pay my outstanding debts, along comes another cd release... well, JUST PRE-ORDERED on PayPal.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Doctor Plesman   (Member)

Bruce, thank you very much! The release of the year!

I would argue that this award goes to MARATHON MAN, but this Goldenberg gem is one hell of a great release, thanks Bruce!
If you are going to dig out more funky seventies stuff - I'd be in for it every time :-)

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Love the 70s and love funk. I've had this to do since last November, but I was warned that Goldenberg was not an easy sell, so I kept pushing it. I'm really hoping the warning will have no basis in reality.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2010 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

And who would know whether Goldenberg is an easy sell or not, considering you seem to be the first person to offer his work for sale at all?

Granted, Busting may not appeal to the "typical Goldenberg crowd" as much, but then you get the additional interest from funk fans to make up for it I think. smile

One question: where on earth do you keep finding tapes for these UA scores? I thought most of their stuff was junked long ago, aside from what composers kept, but you mentioned that these tapes came from MGM...

Yavar

 
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