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« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2007, 01:10:04 PM »
Ry Cooder:  Paris, Texas

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« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2007, 02:31:50 PM »
Bunny,
What are the "performances" like here?

They are both great, especially Red River.  In fact, I don't think there's a clunker in the Naxos Great Film Music series.



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« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2007, 02:32:41 PM »
Ry Cooder:  Paris, Texas

You can't mention Ry Cooder without mentioning the Buena Vista Social Club.  Now, that's really a soundtrack! ;D

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« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2007, 02:54:00 PM »
You can't mention Ry Cooder without mentioning the Buena Vista Social Club.  Now, that's really a soundtrack! ;D

Yeah, it's too bad he f'ed it all up with those annoying slide he plays on the guitar though.

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« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2007, 02:54:08 PM »
They are both great, especially Red River.  In fact, I don't think there's a clunker in the Naxos Great Film Music series.

This is good news.
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2007, 02:56:42 PM »
Here's the only one I own:


Duke Ellington's score for Anatomy of a Murder



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« Reply #46 on: May 27, 2007, 03:01:41 PM »
Here's the only one I own:


Duke Ellington's score for Anatomy of a Murder



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Allan,
I just have to post the Sal Bass poster for this (and since Vertigo has been mentioned a few times, that poster as well.....I simply love Bass's work:

   
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2007, 03:07:02 PM »
Hows about:

Beretta 70


The Taking of Pelham One Two Three


The Hanged Man [TV series]


The Sweeney [TV series]


The Stone Killer


or heres another 5 :)


Star Wars
Superman
Caravans
Bullitt
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull


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« Reply #48 on: May 27, 2007, 06:14:21 PM »
Bunny,
What are the "performances" like here?

I'm not Bunny, but those early Marco Polo cd's with Richard Kaufman and the Brandenberg Philharmonic are usually dismissed by many film music fans, even John Morgan who reconstructed some of them.  He's more proud of his Moscow recordings, though some don't like those either.

Either way, it's the most extensive music of Captain Blood on disc (except for maybe illegitimate releases of the original soundtrack recording), and well worth having on my opinion. Gerhardt did not record much from Captain Blood unfortunately.

I'd also have to recommend the recent recording of "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" by Nic Raine and the City of Prague Philharmonic, I know Thomas isn't generally a fan of their recordings in the past, but I think this is easily one of their best recordings in a long time:


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« Reply #49 on: May 27, 2007, 06:20:24 PM »
Since we seem to be adding another 5, I'll add:


Cutthroat Island by John Debney

Treasure Island by Clifton Parker

Oliver Twist by Arnold Bax

King's Row by Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Coastal Command by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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« Reply #50 on: May 27, 2007, 07:17:01 PM »
I'm not Bunny, but those early Marco Polo cd's with Richard Kaufman and the Brandenberg Philharmonic are usually dismissed by many film music fans, even John Morgan who reconstructed some of them.  He's more proud of his Moscow recordings, though some don't like those either.

Either way, it's the most extensive music of Captain Blood on disc (except for maybe illegitimate releases of the original soundtrack recording), and well worth having on my opinion. Gerhardt did not record much from Captain Blood unfortunately.

I'd also have to recommend the recent recording of "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" by Nic Raine and the City of Prague Philharmonic, I know Thomas isn't generally a fan of their recordings in the past, but I think this is easily one of their best recordings in a long time:



Somewhat off topic, but here is one that I want to find for a decent price:

Bruce Broughton - Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear

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« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2007, 08:10:10 PM »
don't think you're going to as that was a "private" release, i.e. non-sanctioned by the rightsholders, a composer promo of sorts. Best bet is probably illegal copies, such as the torrent world.

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« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2007, 08:11:45 PM »
don't think you're going to as that was a "private" release, i.e. non-sanctioned by the rightsholders, a composer promo of sorts. Best bet is probably illegal copies, such as the torrent world.

Yup, last one on Ebay went for $149 + $5 shipping.
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« Reply #53 on: May 28, 2007, 12:58:44 PM »
Allan,
I just have to post the Sal Bass poster for this (and since Vertigo has been mentioned a few times, that poster as well.....I simply love Bass's work:

   
Now if you are James, the soundtrack to these two movies are meaningless. :D

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« Reply #54 on: May 28, 2007, 01:15:17 PM »


Wow....you both have this.  Difficult one to come by if I remember correctly.  The "Destroyer" one even more so.

Yes, I got mine from a second hand record/CD shop in Battle, East Sussex which specialises in soundtracks. There are two CD versions of Poledouris's Conan score on Milan and a more complete version on Varese Saraband. I have seen the score compared (justifiably in my view) with Prokofiev's "Alexander Nevsky".
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« Reply #55 on: May 28, 2007, 01:20:15 PM »
Fun thread:

List 3:

2001 A Space Odyssey: ligeti/Khachaturian etc

Excalibur:Wagner/Orff etc

Alien:Jerry Goldsmith version (with a bit of Howard Hanson at the end!)

The Shawshank Redemption: Thomas Newman

Little Miss Sunshine (can't remember composer)

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« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2007, 01:24:51 PM »

The Shawshank Redemption: Thomas Newman


I usually enjoy Newman....I may have to check into this.
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« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2007, 11:03:34 PM »
I usually enjoy Newman....I may have to check into this.

His score for "The Green Mile" is also excellent.
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Re: 5 Movie Soundtracks that should be on every shelf.
« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2007, 02:37:58 PM »
I do like film music but don't know it well enough to make a list of my own. I was wondering however, if this thread wasn't a bit English-language-film-composers-biased? There was barely a couple of Russian and French names mentioned, and nothing more than that (unless I missed something). Without going very far (and I could, of course, go on about Polish film music composers for quite a while ;D): where is Nino Rota??

Anyway, carry on. Enjoyable thread that'll keep my notebook nicely filled... :)

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« Reply #59 on: May 29, 2007, 04:25:16 PM »
Spun this one twice today.  Great "jazz-themed" score by Williams with the likes of Sinatra and Getz wedged in between cues.  Almost made my top 5.



PS: Loved the movie as well.
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