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 Posted:   Jan 27, 2012 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   zachip   (Member)

finally samples:

http://www.cinemamusica.de/1706/epik-und-romantik-im-arabien-der-30er-jahre-first-listen-zu-james-hornes-black-gold

sounds promising...

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2012 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Action cue sounds pretty fantastic.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2012 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

I already put that link a few days ago in the other thread.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2012 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Sounds great.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2012 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Clever idea to pre-empt complaints about more wailing woman content, by having a wailing man instead.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

Clever idea to pre-empt complaints about more wailing woman content, by having a wailing man instead.

I imagine Horner couldn't really give a stuff what people on internet message boards think. wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   JimWare   (Member)

Clever idea to pre-empt complaints about more wailing woman content, by having a wailing man instead.

Will the fact that Horner has used a 'wailing man' before (The Four Feathers) prompt accusations of self-plagiarism?

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Clever idea to pre-empt complaints about more wailing woman content, by having a wailing man instead.

Will the fact that Horner has used a 'wailing man' before (The Four Feathers) prompt accusations of self-plagiarism?


No more so than his use of shakuhachi flute in many of his scores... but that never really bothered me as it was no different than Bernstein and Jarre both utilizing the ondes martenot in much of their music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Jon Lewis   (Member)

I loved the virtuoso Qawwali singing in Apocalypto and Four Feathers.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Sounds great.



It does?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2012 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Snark duly registered. (No one says you have to listen to it.)

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2012 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I like what I heard. A couple tracks really stood out. I'll buy it when it's released

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2012 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Sounds great.



It does?


Yep it does sound very good! IMHO of course! Big orchestral sweeping score.....just my cup of tea!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2012 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

This arrived today from HMV.com, a few days before it's official UK release smile
The first track didn't fill me with hope. Wailing man, low-key, quite dull.
But from track 2 onwards, it gets better and better.
The Enemy At The Gates/Schindler's retread isn't as bad as I was anticipating, or been led to believe.
Sure, it shares a slight similarity, but no more than Goldsmith's Dennis The Menace theme recalls his First Great Train Robbery one.
The Wonders Of Wealth is great fun, kinda put me in mind of An American Tail and the working/construction cue from Volunteers. Fresh Water is another belter! Classic Horner.
There's also some lovely, sensitive piano passages performed by Horner himself.
It certainly evokes the desert in a quite classical style.
I think the fact it runs 55 minutes, as opposed to his usual 70-79 minute CD's, also makes the whole thing more accessible somehow.
Also, no Danger Motif! wink
Just cos my mind works like this, other scores it has evoked, although thankfully doesn't copy outright, are Four Feathers, Zorro, Troy and House Of Sand And Fog.
Whilst it's an unmistakable Horner score, it is also free of past works, aside from stylistic similarities.
The packaging is a slight let-down. I usually like to read a bit of 'gush' from director, composer or both, but this is just a bunch of colour stills, which is acceptable, I suppose, but notes always work better for me. The cover is quite nice though. Minor gripe over.
Great stuff overall and this will get quite a few spins this week.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2012 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

Also, no Danger Motif! wink.

Actually there is one. Towards the end of the opening track, around the 5:38 mark. Easy to miss, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2012 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

This arrived today from HMV.com, a few days before it's official UK release smile


Mine arrived today from HMV as well. 3 plays later and I'm really liking it. Liking it a lot.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2012 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

This arrived today from HMV.com, a few days before it's official UK release smile


Mine arrived today from HMV as well. 3 plays later and I'm really liking it. Liking it a lot.


Me too. Got to love HMV sending discs nice and early.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2012 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Great stuff overall and this will get quite a few spins this week.

Sounds extremely promising, Kev! Mine's on the way from Intrada. Can't wait.

HMV... not only on time but EARLY. Who'd have thought it...! :-)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2012 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Wailing Woman is actually used brilliantly in the track The Blowing Sand as a eerie, siren-like, vocal effect, rather than the usual lament or call to prayer-like sound.
Great score, this one is (he said, Yoda-like) wink

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2012 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'm really loving this score.
The main theme is one of Horner's best, certainly of recent times.
It harkens back to his 80's output. Although it's nothing like them, I keep being reminded of the love theme from Gorky Park and the lovely/sad passages from American Tail. It's more the full-blown, unabashed romanticism of those themes that is recalled in Black Gold.
I haven't stopped playing it since it arrived and it just keeps getting better and better.

 
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