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  1. Yavar Moradi

    The Western Scores of Jerry Goldsmith

    Both of those are long OOP Varese Club releases though, and probably much tougher to get. They are IMO the best western *films* Jerry ever scored however. Lonely are the Brave is probably my single favorite Jerry Goldsmith score (and film he scored!) of all time, TBH. Cable Hogue is brilliant/perfect for the film, but not one of the most compelling album listens IMO. Personally if you’re going to start with one release Brundlefly, I’d actually try out the imminent twofer with definitive versions of 100 Rifles and Room Conchos together from LLL for only $25! It’ll be available next week. Come to think of it, I’ll bet LLL uses the occasion to also do a sale on other Jerry westerns they have in stock, so you might have a chance to pick up great scores like Rio Lobo/Take A Hardback Ride/Bad Girls for only $10 each or something... BTW, if you want the most complete list of Jerry Goldsmith westerns (all that may be missing is the most obscure/lost TV stuff and perhaps some radio): http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=126587&forumID=1&archive=0 Yavar
  2. I think you're gonna be pretty disappointed, for the foreseeable future because Dracula famously has problems (probably only surviving complete in poor mono sound) and Mike Mattessino and Roger Feigelson have confirmed that John Williams himself does not want #s 2, 3, or 5 released at the present time (thankfully also confirming that tapes for these three survive, at least...) Yavar
  3. Herrmann worked at Universal for at least two famous non-Hitchcock films: Fahrenheit 451 and the original Cape Fear. Both have received unlicensed releases but having Mattesino produce official LLL ones for either of those (or any/all of the surviving Hitchcock Universal scores) would indeed be amazing! I join you in wanting Bernstein scores, especially the premiere of the TKaM film recording...but Roger at Intrada already tried to release that and said there were additional right complications which would probably still be an issue here. Personally I'm hoping this greater speed of releasing Universal scores means we might get an obscure Goldsmith score...The Don Is Dead. And if the UMG-controlled albums aren't too much of a stumbling block, definitive complete editions of MacArthur and The Lonely Guy. Yavar
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    The Official La-La Land Records Thread

    I mean, LLL told folks that many would have a "meh" reaction to the first release, at least. But I'm super excited about what this means for the future, i.e. increased Universal releases. There's so much left in their vaults that needs to come out... Yavar
  5. Oh god where do I start? There is soooo much stuff but it's just been coming out in a trickle for years I'm glad to hear about the increased rate of Universal releases. I guess I'll start with one of my favorite film composers: Miklos Rozsa. He did a number of Universal scores in the 40s before signing up with MGM (and even one he was loaned out for in the late 50s: A Time To Love and a Time to Die)...since the MGM and Paramount vaults have been totally mined for Rozsa scores, this would the be significant remaining source of unreleased Rozsa, assuming tapes survive... I hope this series will also include expansions like The Mummy or the original Airport by Alfred Newman...it seems like they're starting with things that wouldn't have to involve a third party to license the original album (aside from perhaps Two Mules for Sister Sara). Yavar
  6. Are we sure there are going to be FIVE Williams expansions in one year? Seems like a lot! 1. The Cowboys 2. Born on the Fourth of July 3. The Towering Inferno 4. JFK 5. Presumed Innocent (the last one Varese controls if I'm not mistaken, and since they already put out Stanley & Iris and The Cowboys...) Yavar
  7. Yavar Moradi

    New Jerry Goldsmith Projects in 2018?

    Haha...so you did buy LLL’s new Magic, then, since it added a track that was a whole 23 seconds! Yavar
  8. That would be neat, based on this one Harry Sukman cue on the old The Cowboys album that I do like quite a bit. I'm not sure how high it is on any label's priority list as the TV series was apparently very short lived...only 12 episodes according to IMDb. Interestingly a few of the boys from the film apparently reprised their roles in the series. Another short-lived show from around the same time period I'd like a full soundtrack release for is Anna and the King, with at least three scores each by Jerry Goldsmith and Richard Shores. Varese released about a quarter hour total from Jerry's three scores for the series on their Goldsmith@Fox Box, but with only two cues from each of the non-pilot scores, it probably really isn't very representative of his work on the show, and I'd really be interested to hear the Shores scores, along with any other composers who may have worked on that 13 episode show. I confess I'm a major sucker for the Goldsmith Asian sound. Yavar
  9. I would think/hope that, once all of the other more significant Goldsmith scores that can be expanded, are expanded, Varese will just decide to finish the rest off if there's anything unreleased remaining...even Mr. Baseball. I'm a lunatic so I'll buy 'em all...and I'll bet you if limited to 1000 copies like many expanded releases from more obscure composers, these lower-tier Goldsmith efforts will still have no trouble selling out. Re: Angie in particular, no one has done a Complete Score Breakdown but I like the score well enough and at some point I'll get around to it for The Goldsmith Odyssey (if not before then). We always make a point of discussing unreleased music. Yavar
  10. That's because it was a mistake, an accident, a goof! The producers of that CD didn't know what it was either; they just ran across it and assumed it was an alternate main title for the film when it was in fact an unused (therefore even harder to identify) main title for the short-lived TV show. But I like the track so I'll be keeping my old flawed version even as I purchase this new complete and great-sounding one. BTW, Thor, you should buy this expansion too if you really care about composer-approved listening programs. Yavar
  11. People are sure because they're in the know. No one has ever brought up a single unreleased cue from the score (though as always, it's possible there may be unreleased alternates or unused cues, I suppose). Also I'd be surprised, since Varese produced a "Volume 2", if they didn't want to fill it out with as much previously unreleased music as possible. Now I did say "virtually" complete, because there is a single repeated cue (the finale) between the two Varese volumes. When re-arranging the cues into chronological order, one must remove the repeated finale from the second half of the cue labeled "The Future" ... unfortunately that leaves the cue with an abrupt ending, and I suspect there was a little more to it for it to have a natural ending rather than connecting to the duplicated finale cue. So a remastered complete and chronological release of Lionheart on CD would be a wonderful thing, especially if it restored whatever little bit (even a few seconds as is likely) to the end of that cue so it's more natural rather than abruptly cut off. If the finale duplication is removed, the entire score should (juuust barely) fit on one CD, assuming no further alternates or unused cues to include. There is an footwarmer for Mom & Dad Save the World in pretty bad sound quality (a cassette tape from the sessions) which is 57 minutes long. Assuming that's the complete score (which I haven't checked since I've never seen the film), that means there is at least 16 minutes missing from the score compared to the 41 minute, Varese album. City Hall got a complete score breakdown from DeputyRiley at FSM some time ago, so we know it is missing at least 11.5 minutes (again, hard to say whether there may be unused cues or significant alternates), or a little over a quarter of the score: http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=110759&forumID=1&archive=0 Love Field...it's impossible to say how much is missing, because there are quite a few cues on the album but not in the film, as well as cues in the film but not on album (including one major highlight track that multiple people have commented on). But since the score was obviously rejected in large part (even had a replacement composer come in and write some cues), there really is no way for laypeople like us to figure out how much unreleased music there is! We just have to depend on Varese eventually releasing all of the recordings made for the film, judging from what Roger and Doug wrote over in this Intrada thread: http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7704&sid=be0a1e16d44ce7de1241c68b0f5d9ac7 (DeputyRiley never did an in-film breakdown for this, but what would be the point, since so much score went unused and/or replaced by non-Goldsmith music?) Malice seems like one of the least needed expansions, with only 7 unreleased minutes in the film: http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=110814&forumID=1&archive=0 Your 15 minute figure for Medicine Man is accurate, but in case you want the details here's DeputyRiley's work again: http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7704&sid=be0a1e16d44ce7de1241c68b0f5d9ac7 And David Maxx at FSM took up the baton (along with me) in doing CSBs after Deputy Riley stopped doing them, coming up with the following for Along Came A Spider (~24 unreleased minutes in film): http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=124338&forumID=1&archive=0 Over 20 unreleased minutes from The Last Castle, BTW, even though that's not Varese-owned: http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=110369&forumID=1&archive=0 (I think DeputyRiley forgot to note a couple of alternate film versions though.) Yavar
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    The Official La-La Land Records Thread

    If this is perhaps the first release in a new "Hitchcock at Universal" series rather than "Herrmann at Universal", then there are some other candidates to also consider, like Frenzy (I would spring for both the Goodwin AND rejected-but-recorded Mancini scores in a heartbeat!) But Varese already released Williams's Family Plot from Universal, so I'd have thought "Hitchcock at Universal" is already "started" as of several years ago. Yavar
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    The Official La-La Land Records Thread

    That's just because of different copyright laws. Technically legal where you live or not, Tsunami (and other similar "grey market" labels) *does not license titles* from the studios (and therefore does not work with them to get good elements, etc.) How did they get the tapes -- well, they were snuck out of the studio's vaults. And no, Tsunami has no relation to Kritzerland at all. You're thinking Bay Cities perhaps, which was the previous label by Bruce Kimmel. Yavar
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    The Official La-La Land Records Thread

    Two other famous (but non-Hitchcock) Herrmann @ Universal scores are the original Cape Fear and Fahrenheit 451...though I think they have leaked unofficially, neither has received official releases from a specialty label as far as I know. Yavar