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« Reply #1100 on: January 20, 2019, 12:38:19 AM »
Once I receive The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Complete Recordings box set, I’ll definitely start digging into these massive scores. Howard Shore did a remarkable job with this series. I own The Hobbit complete sets as well, but I’ll listen to those after The Lord of the Rings.
I have that 'Return of the King' CD which is very nicely produced. I'm not 100% sure about Howard Shore's score for LOR and I once read a review which referred to it as 'barely adequate'. I certainly don't agree with that and have loads of permutations of the score 'LOR Symphony' etc. There are moments I think very highly of 'The White Tree' or the music got the Mines of Moria but, as a whole, I prefer works like Basil Poledouris's score for 'Conan the Barbarian' which I (seriously) rate alongside Prokofiev's 'Alexander Nevsky'.
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« Reply #1101 on: January 20, 2019, 05:47:01 AM »
Howard Shore's music is one of the very few things I liked in Jackson's Lord of the Rings films.  8)
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« Reply #1102 on: January 20, 2019, 08:30:10 AM »
Howard Shore's music is one of the very few things I liked in Jackson's Lord of the Rings films.  8)
The music has grown on me over the years.
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« Reply #1103 on: January 20, 2019, 09:03:12 AM »
The music has grown on me over the years.

I enjoyed Jackson's LOTR and thought the music suited it well but I haven't listened to it separately from the films. I definitely didn't enjoy his overblown Hobbit; I collected the DVDs as they were issued but gave them to a charity once I realised I would never watch them again.

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« Reply #1104 on: January 20, 2019, 11:51:25 AM »
I have that 'Return of the King' CD which is very nicely produced. I'm not 100% sure about Howard Shore's score for LOR and I once read a review which referred to it as 'barely adequate'. I certainly don't agree with that and have loads of permutations of the score 'LOR Symphony' etc. There are moments I think very highly of 'The White Tree' or the music got the Mines of Moria but, as a whole, I prefer works like Basil Poledouris's score for 'Conan the Barbarian' which I (seriously) rate alongside Prokofiev's 'Alexander Nevsky'.

Well, to be fair, film music isn’t my forte or really something I’m all that knowledgeable about. My favorite film score composers are Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone.
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« Reply #1105 on: January 22, 2019, 02:48:11 AM »
Well, to be fair, film music isn’t my forte or really something I’m all that knowledgeable about. My favorite film score composers are Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone.

Many rate LOR score v highly. Jerry Goldsmith is possibly my favourite film composer, especially for the original Planet of the Apes, The Omen and especially Damien: Omen II and Capricorn 1.
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« Reply #1106 on: January 29, 2019, 08:29:55 PM »
Many rate LOR score v highly. Jerry Goldsmith is possibly my favourite film composer, especially for the original Planet of the Apes, The Omen and especially Damien: Omen II and Capricorn 1.

All great scores from Goldsmith, too! 8)
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« Reply #1107 on: February 22, 2019, 07:22:19 AM »
Currently enjoying this very atmospheric score. I haven't seen this version but Poledouris is one of my favourite film composers and I have enjoyed everything I have heard by him:
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« Reply #1108 on: April 14, 2019, 01:59:43 AM »
Currently enjoying this.
I like the emotive cover image as well:
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« Reply #1109 on: April 14, 2019, 02:03:43 AM »
Currently enjoying this.
I like the emotive cover image as well:


Very dramatic cover, haven't heard the music or seen the film.

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« Reply #1110 on: April 14, 2019, 02:54:10 AM »
Very dramatic cover, haven't heard the music or seen the film.
The film is more of a documentary - it's on DVD and I enjoyed it.

Yes, the cover's good.
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« Reply #1111 on: April 15, 2019, 10:52:00 AM »
Currently enjoying this.
I like the emotive cover image as well:



That is very clever and imaginative cover art.
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« Reply #1112 on: April 15, 2019, 01:17:11 PM »
That is very clever and imaginative cover art.
Glad you think so Fergus and welcome back!
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« Reply #1113 on: April 15, 2019, 03:39:52 PM »
Glad you think so Fergus and welcome back!
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« Reply #1114 on: April 15, 2019, 03:48:52 PM »
Being quite a fan of Jerry Goldsmith’s work but not actually owning any of his film scores, I bought these recordings this afternoon:





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« Reply #1115 on: April 15, 2019, 09:37:56 PM »
Being quite a fan of Jerry Goldsmith’s work but not actually owning any of his film scores, I bought these recordings this afternoon:






I'm a great fan of the Planet of the Apes and Omen soundtracks. I think that the soundtrack of 'Damien Omen II' is even better with its 'Black Mass' and extraordinary use of the Jew's Harp in the title music. I think that my daughter had it as her mobile ring tone!

Here it is:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oZmixJmXSyc
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« Reply #1116 on: April 16, 2019, 05:24:53 AM »
I'm a great fan of the Planet of the Apes and Omen soundtracks. I think that the soundtrack of 'Damien Omen II' is even better with its 'Black Mass' and extraordinary use of the Jew's Harp in the title music. I think that my daughter had it as her mobile ring tone!

Here it is:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oZmixJmXSyc

We share similar tastes.  I met the percussionist who worked with Goldsmith on the original Planet of the Apes and he demonstrated all the exotic percussion instruments used in that score.  It was absolutely fascinating to see the score come back to life in his hands.  He worked closely with Frank Sinatra and toured the world with him.  At each place they visited, he would aquire a new percussive instrument to add to his collection.  Ultimately he had a room full of exotic/primitive instruments like these:



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« Reply #1117 on: April 16, 2019, 05:48:43 AM »
I'm a great fan of the Planet of the Apes and Omen soundtracks. I think that the soundtrack of 'Damien Omen II' is even better with its 'Black Mass' and extraordinary use of the Jew's Harp in the title music. I think that my daughter had it as her mobile ring tone!

Here it is:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oZmixJmXSyc

Actually, all of these soundtracks I bought are outstanding the best I can remember. I remember hearing bits from Rambo: First Blood on Sirius radio (when my dad was subscribed to them) many years ago and I was thoroughly impressed by what I heard. Chinatown was another favorite as it’s main theme has haunted me for a long time.

As a consequence of your post, Jeffrey, I bought a copy of Damien: Omen II and can’t wait to hear it. In fact, I bought some others as well:



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« Reply #1118 on: April 16, 2019, 06:07:43 AM »
We share similar tastes.  I met the percussionist who worked with Goldsmith on the original Planet of the Apes and he demonstrated all the exotic percussion instruments used in that score.  It was absolutely fascinating to see the score come back to life in his hands.  He worked closely with Frank Sinatra and toured the world with him.  At each place they visited, he would aquire a new percussive instrument to add to his collection.  Ultimately he had a room full of exotic/primitive instruments like these:



Gosh - that is so interesting and I love the look of those instruments. My dad would have been most impressed that he worked with Frank Sinatra as well!
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« Reply #1119 on: April 16, 2019, 06:14:20 AM »
Actually, all of these soundtracks I bought are outstanding the best I can remember. I remember hearing bits from Rambo: First Blood on Sirius radio (when my dad was subscribed to them) many years ago and I was thoroughly impressed by what I heard. Chinatown was another favorite as it’s main theme has haunted me for a long time.

As a consequence of your post, Jeffrey, I bought a copy of Damien: Omen II and can’t wait to hear it. In fact, I bought some others as well:




Excellent John! Although I'm most jealous that you have a 'De-Luxe edition' of Damien: Omen II coming. My daughter and her cousin became obsessed with the opening titles music and used to play it on their mobile phones at family dinner parties! Her cousin even wanted it played at his wedding but his fiancé unsurprisingly vetoed the idea. I have an old Jerry Goldsmith compilation album 2CD set (one of the series performed by the Prague Philharmonic) and I remember that the original 'Total Recall' extract was one of the highlights. I don't know the others although remember thinking highly of 'Chinatown' as a movie when it first came out.
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