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  1. Yavar Moradi

    Bit-take: Julius Caesar (Excalibur Recording)

    I can highly recommend both the FSM original tracks release and the Intrada new Sinfonia of London recording cond. Broughton. Yavar
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    New podcast with yours truly: THE GOLDSMITH ODYSSEY

    http://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/797224-episode-12-cbs-music-library-spectacular-part-1 Episode 12 is now up -- our most unusual one yet, Part 1/2 covering all the "wild" (not scoring to picture) cues we can find that Jerry Goldsmith wrote for CBS during his seven years under contract there. We finally tie a bow on the Prometheus album, Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years Volume One here, as well as include three rare highlights of the remaining material unreleased on CD. These have been painstakingly pieced together from multiple sources for the ultimate best version ever available to hear -- I can't wait to hear what you guys think of the super-cool City Mood and exciting action of Jailbreak! Yavar
  3. I think the original Predator is a great movie and the score is amazing and un-toppable in context. That said, I do think Predator 2 is the stronger score as pure music on album. Weirdly this is similar to my opinion of Williams's two Jaws scores. Purely as an album listening experience, I enjoy and play Jaws 2 more. But in terms of the marriage of music and film, the original cannot be topped. Yavar
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    New podcast with yours truly: THE GOLDSMITH ODYSSEY

    Update: we were able to get the final edit of Episode 12 done earlier than expected, so it will actually drop tonight, returning us to our two week schedule sooner than expected. Can't wait for you guys to hear the exclusive new cues at the end of this one! Jailbreak and City Mood are fantastic and substantial... Yavar
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    New podcast with yours truly: THE GOLDSMITH ODYSSEY

    Good to know! I’ll make sure to keep that in mind and continue to update this thread — our next episode drops evening of the 19th, and it’ll feature some exciting exclusive cues! After that we plan to return to our two week schedule. Yavar
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    New podcast with yours truly: THE GOLDSMITH ODYSSEY

    Hey Fancyarcher and anyone else still reading this thread — I apologize I’m a bit late in informing you of our latest episode which came out a week ago: http://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/779305-episode-11-man-on-the-beach-1959-the-fair-haired-boy-1958 It’s another fun one, because Man on the Beach. Is. The. Worst. (The program that is. Music is quite good! And you’ve known it for years as “Jazz Theme #1” on the Goldsmith Twilight Zone disc. But we’ve investigated the program and found additional cues, as we have in the past.) Do let me know what you think! Yavar
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    The Mummy Complete Score Improved Assembly

    I think The Mummy has amazing energy and Kings Solomon’s Mines is one of my least favorite Goldsmith scores. I find it grating and obnoxious. I’ll take The Camel Race, or Night Boarders, or Tuareg Attack, *alone* over that entire score. Yavar
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    Official Danny Elfman Thread

    Damn I missed it too. Yavar
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    The Official Intrada Thread

    Indeed I am! A delightful score through and through! In fact it's my favorite Goldsmith score of 1984 by process of elimination (elements of each of the others bother me, so IMO the competition isn't great that year): 1. The Lonely Guy 2. Gremlins 3. Supergirl 4. Runaway Yavar
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    New Laurence Rosenthal interview available online

    In karelm’s defense, the producers of Return of a Man Called Horse got confused the same way. Yavar
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    Sol Kaplan

    I really like Steiner’s TNG episode a lot — at least on its own as music on the LLL set. Watching that episode is horrible on multiple levels. Yavar
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    Sol Kaplan

    The Carbomite Maneuver was Fred Steiner I’m pretty sure...did you mean The Doomsday Machine? Sol Kaplan was a SUPERB composer right from the beginning. He’s another guy given a career break by Alfred Newman at Fox and he did a lot of great scores there. Then in the mid-50s he got blacklisted because of HUAC, which almost ended his career. Luckily in the early 60s he started getting work again and turned out some amazing scores like Judith (complete version released by Intrada who’ve put out more of his work than any other label, re-recorded suite on Tadlow’s Exodus) and of course his two efforts for Trek, some of the best music ever written for the show or TV in general (The Doomsday Machine in particular is easily my favorite TV Trek score). Go explore sound clips! http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/sc.13/category.34806/.f The only score of his I really found disappointing was Destination Gobi. For Kaplan completists only IMO. The latest score of his to be released was Way of a Gaucho earlier this year on Counterpoint and it is one of his very best IMO: http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/35374/WAY-OF-A-GAUCHO/ Yavar
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    The Official Intrada Thread

    Do you just not want obscure scores ever getting released any more? It already happens so much more rarely than it used to. Richard Band horror scores tend to be excellent, so let's at least hold judgement until sound clips are put up perhaps? I miss Intrada's Signatures Editions line of more obscure scores done for composers they had a special relationship with (Randy Miller's Spartacus was darn good stuff!)...this feels very much in that vein even if it's technically in their Special Collection line. Yavar
  14. OMG...he assures people he won't go past 3000 licensed copies, but then reveals that even with the new pressing (which hasn't sold out yet), they're only at 2000 units?? I'm with those who think this will NEVER sell out now. 😠 And we will probably never get a complete LLL edition just because WB didn't check back with them before giving the license to Perseverance. Yavar
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