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 Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Flowers is the perfect accompaniment for the dark gothic style that the filmmakers used & with Young's great combination of orchestra & haunting vocals, I first watched this film as a late teenager & it felt a little scary back then.

Today I listen to it grown-up feeling its brilliance & beauty its almost tranquil, therapeutic, some of the songs are beautiful, relaxing.

I bought this score in the late 90s & not long ago I went to the 2nd annual in London, I had Flowers signed by Chris, such a nice guy signed over a dozen scores that made me happy well worth the trip.

If there is any outstanding material unused then I would jump at another copy, but if not, I'm happy with what I've got, the sound is nice & crisp, the booklet may only be basic but its signed by the maestro. smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

That's too bad about the licensing issue on re-releasing this score, but at least it is already out there in a generous, artfully-arranged (and perfectly fine-sounding) iteration for the world to enjoy.

Yeah for like $100. frown

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

That's too bad about the licensing issue on re-releasing this score, but at least it is already out there in a generous, artfully-arranged (and perfectly fine-sounding) iteration for the world to enjoy.

Yeah for like $100. frown


One sold on ebay today very good for £25, a good deal I'd say

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

If there is any outstanding material unused then I would jump at another copy, but if not, I'm happy with what I've got, the sound is nice & crisp, the booklet may only be basic but its signed by the maestro. smile

I only noticed two cues that didn't make the old Intrada CD - the "VCA Waltz" cue segues into a different piece, and there's a very good cue when the brother finally accepts that the mother wants them dead. Both are very short.

Otherwise, the old CD seems complete.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

If there is any outstanding material unused then I would jump at another copy, but if not, I'm happy with what I've got, the sound is nice & crisp, the booklet may only be basic but its signed by the maestro. smile

I only noticed two cues that didn't make the old Intrada CD - the "VCA Waltz" cue segues into a different piece, and there's a very good cue when the brother finally accepts that the mother wants them dead. Both are very short.

Otherwise, the old CD seems complete.


Thanks for clarifying this Sarge, if there was any upgrade with them cues & a nice essay booklet then I'd purchase another copy.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Just scored the Vinyl issue on ebay for an awesome price. Absolutely overjoyed at the moment.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

The local library had a copy of the Intrada CD years back. I took it out and listened to it nonstop but never thought to rip a copy (me and my morals ya know).

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2020 - 4:12 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'm going through a Chris Young kick at the moment and I must say, this score is quite amazing.
There's a 'heart sadness' that actually hurts when you listen to it. Proper aches, it does.
Coupled with the story (a tragic loss of innocence in and about childhood), the music really conveys that sadness, with a wistful beauty.
I really had forgotten how brilliant this score is.
And it sounds great too. Joe Tarantino's mastering is, well...masterful.
I think it's my Number 1 favourite score by Chris Young.
Just beautiful.
I cherish my CD.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2020 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Stephen Lister   (Member)

Well put, Kev. This is the score that really got me into Chris Young (the LP version) in the same few years that he also did Bat 21, Hellraiser, The Fly II. These four scores got some seriously heavy play from me at that time - late 80s, early 90s - which still remains my favourite period in Young’s career. That “heart sadness” you mention infuses a lot of his music from that time, although Flowers is the absolute zenith in this regard. So much so, it’s almost hard to listen to sometimes.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2020 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   TruPretender   (Member)

I've always thought Young's score for Flowers in the Attic was an unsung masterpiece. It wasn't a million dollar blockbuster (in fact the film, while touting merits, is nonetheless a bit of a lull - all the "good" stuff that was barely alluded to in the final cut, was excised), but like Jerry's scores for Swarm, Inchon, King Solomon's Mines, et al his score lifts the film to a high level. It's such a complex, and patented score, that everyone previous in this thread has rightfully flown. Glad to see that people still respect it.

And I am on board with that period of his career being probably his best. His scores for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II are other masterpieces, full orchestra and choral rides into the depths of emotional turmoil. So vividly and masterfully done. The Fly II and Haunted Summer were also feats of glory. And I purchased his Stranger in the House score and am enjoying that one as well.

It also helps, that if one ever gets to meet him, he's a real teddy bear of a hugger!

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2020 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

Coupled with the story (a tragic loss of innocence in and about childhood), the music really conveys that sadness, with a wistful beauty.

The story is salaciously trashy, but the music works its ass off to give it an air of class and elegance. It deserved a better movie, but I think a huge component of what makes the movie watchable to the extent it may be is the score. It's too bad the movie didn't have the conviction of its roots. It might still be terrible but at least it would be remembered today.

 
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