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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: On Dangerous Ground
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   jeremy_johnson_7   (Member)

Really - no comments on such a great soundtrack. Since November 2003! Nothing!? Okay so the source material was not the greatest - I love this Bernard Herrmann classic.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 1:12 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Yes,a gem of a score only marred by poor quality acetates and its the best what FSM could do but still grateful for it. I would champion a full fledge COMPLETE re-recording of this score. Granted a suite exists from Silva Screen records and that Herrmann BATTLE OF NERETEVA has some cues - the notorious Death Hunt cue reprised in the new re-recording.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Really - no comments on such a great soundtrack. Since November 2003! Nothing!?

Sure there have been! Just not linked from the CD itself. I believe this CD predates the FSM site's ability to do that.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   jeremy_johnson_7   (Member)

Yes,a gem of a score only marred by poor quality acetates and its the best what FSM could do but still grateful for it. I would champion a full fledge COMPLETE re-recording of this score. Granted a suite exists from Silva Screen records and that Herrmann BATTLE OF NERETEVA has some cues - the notorious Death Hunt cue reprised in the new re-recording.

I would also champion a re-recording! It definitely deserves one.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   jeremy_johnson_7   (Member)

Really - no comments on such a great soundtrack. Since November 2003! Nothing!?

Sure there have been! Just not linked from the CD itself. I believe this CD predates the FSM site's ability to do that.


Good point - didn't think of that.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I love this score. And I love this CD. How about that?

Although I can listen past the quality issues with the source, the quality issues are nevertheless present, so I would love for there to be a new, faithful recording of this score.

As I don't think it will ever happen, then I say again: I love this score, and I love this CD.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I'm perfectly happy with the sound of this CD - but then again, I dig the "archival" quality of some recordings.

Anyway, a really fine BH score and a great FSM release...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Charlie Chan   (Member)

Agree with all the above. Fell in love with this music after hearing the Charles Gerhardt recording on the Citizen Kane album. The brilliance of the performance shines through - despite the limitations of the source material (no worse than listening to some old 78 recordings) Congratulation to FSM for putting the cd together. Well recommended to anyone! Film's very good too.

Regards

CC

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Love this film, particularly the first half hour where Ryan's character is at the breaking point in terms of his miserable effing life. Herrmann's powerful theme is riveting but I find myself enjoying the delicate parts of this score even more when Ryan and Lupino's relationship develops.

As for sound quality "issues", I listen to 1920s jazz. Compared to those, the "imperfections" on this fine FSM release sound positively pristine.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Jörn   (Member)

Normaly I allways prefer original recordings (even if the soundquality isnt so good) instead of re-recordings.

But a new recording of ON DANGEROUS GROUND would be very welcome.
I love the score (specially the romantic parts), and as an addition to the FSM CD I would love to here the music in very good quality!

Maybe Tadlow will do it one day?!

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Not going to happen.

The FSM CD is perfectly fine. I too love the score, more so after watching MUSIC FOR THE MOVIES, in which the viola d'Amore soloist was being interviewed.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2014 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)


The FSM CD is perfectly fine.


Ditto.

I just opened this one recently and boy, do I like it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2014 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


A great CD for sure. Considering what was available to Lukas the sound quality is very good. I'm just happy to have it at all. Of course I would welcome a new recording too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   chriscoyle   (Member)

Great introduction by Eddy Mueller on TCM about Herrmann and this movie showing this morning

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Great introduction by Eddy Mueller on TCM about Herrmann and this movie showing this morning

Yes. And it was Benny's 103rd birthday.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

HAD it.
Liked it.
Traded it.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2022 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Yes,a gem of a score only marred by poor quality acetates and its the best what FSM could do but still grateful for it. I would champion a full fledge COMPLETE re-recording of this score.
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I would also champion a re-recording! It definitely deserves one.
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Although I can listen past the quality issues with the source, the quality issues are nevertheless present, so I would love for there to be a new, faithful recording of this score.
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Normaly I always prefer original recordings (even if the sound quality isn't so good) instead of re-recordings.
But a new recording of ON DANGEROUS GROUND would be very welcome.
I love the score (specially the romantic parts), and as an addition to the FSM CD I would love to hear the music in very good quality!
Maybe Tadlow will do it one day?!
--
A great CD for sure. Considering what was available to Lukas the sound quality is very good. I'm just happy to have it at all. Of course I would welcome a new recording too.
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Not going to happen.


Hey, guess what my friends?

Doug's Corner 5/17/2022:
"Bernard Herrmann excitement! Following on our continuing series of successful re-recordings of film music with Maestro William T. Stromberg on the podium and myself tapping him on the shoulder every time we want more French horns in bar 27, we’re readying the scores and parts to two incredible scores Herrmann scored in the fifties: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) and On Dangerous Ground (1951). Only a brief portion of the Hitchcock score has been previously recorded, Now listeners will finally have all of the music Herrmann composed, including four minutes of music never-before-heard that was scored but then dropped from the finished film! And that “Prelude” is one of his most exciting with brass and tympani getting center spotlight. Some of the quieter cues with James Stewart searching for his kidnapped son are extraordinary as well. On Dangerous Ground of course features the ferocious “Death Hunt” which we’ll be doing replete with eight horns, six trumpets and trombones and two tubas! In balance are the numerous lovely passages for solo viola d’amore and strings. All-in-all an incredible array of Herrmann music. We’ll post the official Kickstarter goal and launch here in just a few days as we complete the session line-up requirements for this extraordinary recording event. We’ve got a nice track record with this series, thanks to the support from all of you!"
https://store.intrada.com/s.nl/sc.13/category.60330/.f

Of all the Herrmann scores that received releases but in less-than-ideal sound, IMO this was the most deserving of a brand new recording. Great news!

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2022 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I'll buy that!

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2022 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

My dollars are ready for the Kickstarter!

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2022 - 8:54 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Ready and waiting!

 
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