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Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post
Did you grab Ghostbusters when you had the chance?
You bet your ass. And I'm still disappointed over all the music that went unused in the final film to make way for crappy pop songs. But at least we finally go to hear it all.

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Originally Posted by Jonathan Banks is my hero
I need AIRPLANE! One of my few remaining holy grails.
That would be pretty great. Although the last time I watched it, I noticed how few actual unique music cues are in it. It would be a pretty damn short album.
post #352 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Greg David
I've had this album for a while. It's actually one the stars of my "great scores for crummy movies" collection, enshrined next to Jerry Goldsmith's Supergirl.
This would apply to the Hercules score too, I think. I see that the Supergirl CD's now hard to find. I feel like an ass, cause I kept passing it up at the independent music store I frequented in college not too long ago.

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Originally Posted by Jonathan Banks is my hero View Post
I need AIRPLANE! One of my few remaining holy grails.
Dig through that same site I linked to, and the guy has a copy of the bootleg available. Can't speak for the quality, though.
post #353 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Greg David View Post
That would be pretty great. Although the last time I watched it, I noticed how few actual unique music cues are in it. It would be a pretty damn short album.
I really can't argue with that. It's brilliant music, but wouldn't necessarily make a great album. You'd probably have a couple dozen very short cues. But still, I'd really like to have in my life the main titles, the love theme, and the finale (particularly the sublime moment where Bernstein finally lets the score wink a bit when the love theme is mangled by the choir).
post #354 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Jim Barg View Post
Dig through that same site I linked to, and the guy has a copy of the bootleg available. Can't speak for the quality, though.
Not judging here, but I really don't do downloads or boots. Thanks for the thought, though.

I know there existed a boot for many years, but the sound quality is atrocious.
post #355 of 1226
I probably should have posted this earlier, but for those who don't follow this stuff, Varese just released their latest batch of club titles:

NORTH AND SOUTH - Bill Conti (4CD set; 2500 copies)

VIVA ZAPATA!/THE 13TH LETTER - Alex North (2000 copies)

MATILDA - David Newman (1500 copies, fewer than 250 remaining)
post #356 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Banks is my hero View Post
Not judging here, but I really don't do downloads or boots. Thanks for the thought, though.

I know there existed a boot for many years, but the sound quality is atrocious.
No problem.

I'm generally more of a hard copy guy, but if it's something that's going to be expensive (that Hercules CD goes for about $50 on Ebay) and hard to find, I'll bite the bullet and download. MOTU, Hercules and Rozsa's Time After Time are the only ones I've done that for. Even then, I'd bet that FSM will give TAT an expanded release at some point, so I presumably won't have it for very long.

Not much of a boot guy, either. I have a cobbled-together CDR of Blade Runner that a friend gave me, and have been meaning to replace it with that new three-disc set. Is the new music worth it, and are the 1994 tracks better-sounding?
post #357 of 1226
For you score junkies, where's a good place to start looking for classical Hollywood scores, especially the slightly obscure stuff?
post #358 of 1226
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Originally Posted by RathBandu View Post
For you score junkies, where's a good place to start looking for classical Hollywood scores, especially the slightly obscure stuff?
By "classical" do you mean Golden Age? (Newman, Rosza, Herrmann, North, etc)

For my money the best site with the best selection is Screen Archives. Very good service and decent enough prices. Plus, they're FSM's exclusive retailer (tons of Golden and Silver Age scores, obscure and not), and have put out some great older scores on their own label (including a bunch of Alfred Newman stuff, which I'm just now really getting into).

You might also try Intrada or Footlight Records. Hope this helps.
post #359 of 1226
Yeah, I mean like classical Hollywood stuff like the guys you mentioned. It was actually Rosza's score for "Brute Force" that made me think of this thread. I've been watching a lot of noir lately and I'd like to pick some of them up. Thanks, Banks.
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One of the very few flat-out illegal downloads I went for was Bruce Broughton's score for Young Sherlock Holmes. To my knowledge, it never did get a CD release. The download is a transfer off an LP, as is clear from a few pops and hisses. If I find a proper version, I'll certainly buy it.
post #361 of 1226
I'm liking James Newton Howard's score for I Am Legend, even though I barely noticed it in the movie, the soundtrack is quite good.
post #362 of 1226
Yeah, but Newton Howard knocked it out of the park with Michael Clayton, which was probably my favorite score from last year. I'm a huge fan of Gerrard and Bourke's Insider score and the Clayton score is reminiscent of that without ripping it off wholesale. Very cool.
post #363 of 1226
I have yet to see Michael Clayton, but I'm checking out the samples of the score on iTunes, it does sound pretty fucking great.
post #364 of 1226
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Originally Posted by RathBandu View Post
Yeah, but Newton Howard knocked it out of the park with Michael Clayton, which was probably my favorite score from last year. I'm a huge fan of Gerrard and Bourke's Insider score and the Clayton score is reminiscent of that without ripping it off wholesale. Very cool.
Oh really? Now that's good news. I'd heard it was very bland meandering, and not up to par with other scores that should have been nominated in the past. I think I'm watching MC this weekend, so that's something else to look forward to.

Bub, I don't think much of what appears on the I AM LEGEND score album appeared in the movie at all.
post #365 of 1226
I don't know how many people would participate, but we should do a film score draft one of these days.
post #366 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Greg David View Post
One of the very few flat-out illegal downloads I went for was Bruce Broughton's score for Young Sherlock Holmes. To my knowledge, it never did get a CD release. The download is a transfer off an LP, as is clear from a few pops and hisses. If I find a proper version, I'll certainly buy it.
Intrada released it in a promo 2-CD set six years ago, but it sold out before being shipped, due to the amount of pre-orders. (No surprise, since just 500 copies were pressed.) Anyway, that's another set I'm looking for online. No luck so far.

As for Masters, a quick check of Ebay and Amazon.co.uk (there were none on the US Amazon site) find the only copies of the Edel CD going for 50 and 110 pounds respectively.

I'd certainly be up for a film score draft, depending on my work schedule...
post #367 of 1226
I love film scores, so I'm glad there's such an extensive thread on the subject. My favorite composers are Herrmann and Morricone.

I really really need to buy the scores for North By Northwest and Once Upon a Time in the West.
post #368 of 1226
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My favorite composers are Herrmann and Morricone.

I really really need to buy the scores for North By Northwest and Once Upon a Time in the West.
You seriously do. I don't think you're allowed to claim either of those guys as favorites otherwise.

As long as we're on the topic of hard-to-find (legit) recordings, can anyone point me in the direction of an affordable copy of Georges Delerue's Joe Versus the Volcano?
post #369 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Banks is my hero View Post
Oh really? Now that's good news. I'd heard it was very bland meandering, and not up to par with other scores that should have been nominated in the past. I think I'm watching MC this weekend, so that's something else to look forward tol.
Listening to the Clayton score right now; it's excellent writing music.
post #370 of 1226
So I was watching True Lies tonight and realized... I don't like Brad Fiedel's score in it at all. It feels so... cheap.
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I really loved the music in the movie Sunshine. All those ambient echos gave me chills, and really set the mood for the vastness of space.
post #372 of 1226
Brad Fiedel was pretty much born to do The Terminator. Everything after that was musical wallpaper.
post #373 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Carnotaur3 View Post
So I was watching True Lies tonight and realized... I don't like Brad Fiedel's score in it at all. It feels so... cheap.
While watching the DC of Troy the other night, every time I felt the movie is better now, that cheesy score kicked in. James Horner sounds like the thought he was scoring some Disney movie or something.

I also saw Signs last night. Goddamn, I love that plot hole-filled, manipulative piece of shit (and I'm not even being sarcastic, I genuinely love the fuck out of this movie), and James Newton Howard's theme is all kinds of awesome.
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On the one hand, I can forgive Horner getting lazy on that one, because he had so little time to work after replacing Yared at the last minute. On the other hand, James Newton Howard was in the same situation on King Kong, and he did great work. So fuck Horner. He's been plagiarizing himself long enough.

I feel your pain on Signs. I fully understand everything that makes no fucking sense about that movie. But it makes no sense in such a meticulously constructed and intriguing way that I find it very compelling. And yes, Howard's work on that film was tops. The Hands of Fate Part I is one of my favorite cues in decades.

And speaking of James Newton Howard, I was just listening to Atlantis again today. That has to be one of the best scores for a Disney animation in...well, ever.

And I'm not counting The Incredibles.
post #375 of 1226
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Originally Posted by BTSMGL View Post
While watching the DC of Troy the other night, every time I felt the movie is better now, that cheesy score kicked in. James Horner sounds like the thought he was scoring some Disney movie or something.

I also saw Signs last night. Goddamn, I love that plot hole-filled, manipulative piece of shit (and I'm not even being sarcastic, I genuinely love the fuck out of this movie), and James Newton Howard's theme is all kinds of awesome.
James Newton Howard can do no wrong... even when he ended up scoring Dreamcatcher.
post #376 of 1226
Boy, "Elegy for Dunkirk" really is the English "Hymn to the Fallen," isn't it?
post #377 of 1226
JWfan.net is reporting that:

1) Williams' score for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be released on the Concord label on May 20, 2008.

And more importantly (for some)...

2) The company will also re-release the other three Indiana Jones soundtracks at a later date.

This is big, big news, as far as I'm concerned, even though a couple questions remains:

- Will RAIDERS be released in its original iteration or in the expanded version released by DCC in 1995?

- Will LAST CRUSADE just be a rerelease of the old US album, or the Japanese issue with superior sound?

Either way, it'll be a big bonus to have TEMPLE OF DOOM on CD in the States.
post #378 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Banks is my hero View Post
JWfan.net is reporting that:

1) Williams' score for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be released on the Concord label on May 20, 2008.

And more importantly (for some)...

2) The company will also re-release the other three Indiana Jones soundtracks at a later date.

This is big, big news, as far as I'm concerned, even though a couple questions remains:

- Will RAIDERS be released in its original iteration or in the expanded version released by DCC in 1995?

- Will LAST CRUSADE just be a rerelease of the old US album, or the Japanese issue with superior sound?

Either way, it'll be a big bonus to have TEMPLE OF DOOM on CD in the States.
Sweet! I hope these get the much-needed complete treatment (though the DCC Raiders is missing only about 5 minutes or so, I think). I keep seeing Last Crusade CDs used, and my local library has a copy of the Temple of Doom CD that I take out on occasion. Be nice to finally have a copy of my own.
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Banks is my hero View Post
Either way, it'll be a big bonus to have TEMPLE OF DOOM on CD in the States.
Hell yeah. I love what little there is of that album, but I'd really like to have a more complete rendition.
post #380 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Banks is my hero View Post
JWfan.net is reporting that:

1) Williams' score for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be released on the Concord label on May 20, 2008.

And more importantly (for some)...

2) The company will also re-release the other three Indiana Jones soundtracks at a later date.

This is big, big news, as far as I'm concerned, even though a couple questions remains:

- Will RAIDERS be released in its original iteration or in the expanded version released by DCC in 1995?

- Will LAST CRUSADE just be a rerelease of the old US album, or the Japanese issue with superior sound?

Either way, it'll be a big bonus to have TEMPLE OF DOOM on CD in the States.
Awesome. I have the original DOOM cd that I bought at a flea market of all places, but it will nice if this is an expanded edition. There is way too much music from the film unreleased.
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Just a side note: JWFan hasn't always been the most reliable source of news, and I don't know of another big-time news source which has confirmed all this, but the guys at Intrada did say that the label is now taking orders for KOTCS (I guess from retailers), so I'm taking it as truth.

Knock on wood for the rereleases.
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I saw him mentioned back a few pages for Chicken Run, but I quite like Harry Gregson-Williams. It's awesome that he (with others) did 'The Rock' and 'Armageddon', but also Team America.

To be honest, I only really remembered the name from the Metal Gear games.
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Intrada just announced their latest limited edition, and it's a doozy from a really bad movie:

BABY: SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND (Jerry Goldsmith). Limited to 3000 copies.

I don't think I need to go on at length about the movie, but this is a pretty important release. First and foremost, it's a great fucking Goldsmith score, and what's not to like about that. Like many of his scores from the period it does feature its share of electronics, but it's also got wonderfully thunderous action sequences. This was around the same time he wrote RAMBO: FBPII. This is the first time the whole score's been available. Some tracks appeared on that Goldsmith SPFM dinner tribute disc which in years past was fetching several hundred dollars on the auction circuit, but here we have the whole megillah. Secondly, it represents a foot in the door at Disney, long an impenetrable sphincter of great unreleased music. Intrada used to have a relationship with Disney which led to a few releases years ago; let's hope this leads to more.

ETA: This thing will be gone within the next day or two (less than 100 left), so if you're interested I'd suggest you jump on it now!
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Yeesh, I'm joining this late, but... The Fountain - Clint Mansell. So ridiculously lush, and quite, quite beautiful. You needn't even watch the film (though you damn well ought to) to appreciate the score. Speaking of sound, anyone else find themselves enamoured with the mere sounds within a film, or the actual language? Almodovar's films give me boners, and that's just for the dexterity of the language; Spanish sounds great on film.
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Originally Posted by Spike Marshall View Post
Kenji Kawai's work on Ghost in the Shell and Seven Swords is pretty incredible, and the electronica/orchestrated score for Oldboy, and Baroque OST for Lady Vengenace are wonderfully well done.
No arse kicking here, just a major agreement. Oldboy's score, in particular, is brilliant. And I love how the composer, Yeong-wook Jo, titled nearly every track after a film.
post #386 of 1226
Amazon now has the new Indy score available for pre-order, complete with track listings. Some interesting titles, can't wait to hear this.
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Anyone else have Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone? Just a stunning, stunning album. I'm trying to work and I keep getting wrapped up in the music. Wonderful job by the Big Mo picking material as well. THE MISSION or ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, those are givens, but the set also includes gems like MOSES and CASUALTIES OF WAR, and perhaps the boldest experiment, Yo-Yo leading "Ecstasy of Gold," is maybe the best single track.

Note on the recording: Yo-Yo must mike his instrument closer than most cellists, because if you listen close you can hear him breathing. I have to say, without getting too cheesy, it's a haunting and gentle sound.
post #388 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Banks is my hero View Post
Anyone else have Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone? Just a stunning, stunning album. I'm trying to work and I keep getting wrapped up in the music. Wonderful job by the Big Mo picking material as well. THE MISSION or ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, those are givens, but the set also includes gems like MOSES and CASUALTIES OF WAR, and perhaps the boldest experiment, Yo-Yo leading "Ecstasy of Gold," is maybe the best single track.

Note on the recording: Yo-Yo must mike his instrument closer than most cellists, because if you listen close you can hear him breathing. I have to say, without getting too cheesy, it's a haunting and gentle sound.
I love that album. However, my favorite track is "Gabriel's Oboe." Partly, because it is, hands down, my favorite Morricone composition and partly because I think he does a great job arranging and performing it for something that showcases a different instrument than it was designed to showcase.
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This'll be interesting for Williams. He never really returned to Star Wars completely because Lucas had a sorta different and bigger world going on (with a lot of choirs). With Indiana Jones... it'll be the same ol' Indiana Jones. So it'll be thrilling to hear something completely in keeping with the last three scores, but it's new.

I can't wait!
post #390 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Carnotaur3 View Post
This'll be interesting for Williams. He never really returned to Star Wars completely because Lucas had a sorta different and bigger world going on (with a lot of choirs). With Indiana Jones... it'll be the same ol' Indiana Jones. So it'll be thrilling to hear something completely in keeping with the last three scores, but it's new.

I can't wait!
I already pre-ordered. First physical CD I've bought in over a year. I'm almost more excited for the new music than I am for the new movie itself.
post #391 of 1226
Speaking of Williams and real CDs, did anyone else spring for the Big Blue Box? It's fantastic.
post #392 of 1226
I bought it about a month ago but you know I haven't had the chance to play it yet. How sad is that?
post #393 of 1226
Do yourself a favor and throw on Track 17, Disc 1 right now.
post #394 of 1226
It's at home! AT HOME!!!!!! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm psyched to hear the difference in sound of the first score over previous releases.
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It's so clear you can hear Williams tapping on the podium.

The IV score is growing on me. It's unexpectedly lush, and there's a real '60s jazz feel to some of the cues, putting me in mind of How to Steal a Million.
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Originally Posted by Carnotaur3 View Post
This'll be interesting for Williams. He never really returned to Star Wars completely because Lucas had a sorta different and bigger world going on (with a lot of choirs). With Indiana Jones... it'll be the same ol' Indiana Jones. So it'll be thrilling to hear something completely in keeping with the last three scores, but it's new.

I can't wait!
Actually, I think that the scores are the only thing the prequels have over the original trilogy. Williams' work on the prequels is among the best of his career. He was playing way over the films' heads.
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/\ Truth

every time I hear Across the Stars the music so overpowers the train wreck that was AOTC, that I don't even think Star Wars I am usually thinking about the planets in motion around the sun or something else epic. And considering what he did with Munich and Catch Me I suspect there will be a few surprises with Indy, like I am really wondering what Commie Cate's theme is going to be., variation of the Nazi them from Crusade or a whole new direction with Russian Men Choir's?
post #398 of 1226
I always felt that on The Lost World: Jurassic Park Williams was cashing in all the Indiana Jones ideas he figured he'd never get to use. Wonder if the new score will have the same Steiner/Rosza flavor.
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Went to a nice concert last night -- all music from the "silver screen". Represented:

Lawrence of Arabia
Spartacus
E.T.
The Empire Strikes Back
Ben Hur
Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
Citizen Kane
The Wind and the Lion

In the program notes for Alex North's Spartacus it mentions that his unused score for 2001: A Space Odyssey is available on CD ... has anyone heard this score? I looked for it in our library system and was unable to come up with a hit.
post #400 of 1226
It's available on Amazon.
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