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4 hours ago, crocodile said:

I will be getting this. But it sure doesn't contain one track I always wanted in modern digital recording (and primary reason why I always wanted this re-recording to happen)... The Christ Theme. But I can see that would require a third disc so it was never to happen. Shame. Still excited about the album.

 

 

Wouldn't be the first time though that Tadlow has a complete score recording on one album and a suite or a couple of concert pieces on another (paired with a programme that doesn't completely fill its CDs). Granted, those usually come first, before the full release. But I imagine they might prepare the sheet music as part of the same project, so perhaps there's a (small) chance that this will still show up in the future.

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Well I finally got my copy of Ben-Hur today (only took more than 2 weeks for the package to travel from UK to Finland). Looking forward to delving fully into this one! The Overture already sounds fantastic, full-bodied and lush.:) 

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I have to say that the original recording on the FSM set sounds very good, as good as it can for so old materials I suppose but I always wished for a re-recording to hear the score in all its  splendor in crisp modern sound. I have to take time to listen to this new one still but for me it was a no brainer to get this one as I was a massive fan of the previous Tadlow Rózsa re-recordings and I would say they do the composer justice with their interpretations from the Private Life of Sherlock Holmes right down to the Thief of Bagdad, this new recording included.

 

Whether this is better than the original it is difficult to say. The playing is of high caliber and captures the composer's style admirably down to the recording technique but it is of course a new interpretation. If you can accept that and have no trouble with possible minute differences in dynamic and interpretation and  appreciate the modern sonic upgrade this is definitely for you. E.g. the choral performance style in Star of Bethlehem/Adoration of the Magi is clearly modern compared to the cooing 1950's and 1960's performance on the original recording and someone might be terribly miffed that it is not that faithful of a re-creation of the music but I for one prefer this new one to the old. Something like the famous Parade of the Charioteers is shall we say raw sounding on the FSM version thanks to the old source materials but here it is wonderfully vibrant and festive in its fanfaric glory.

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6 hours ago, Incanus said:

I have to say that the original recording on the FSM set sounds very good, as good as it can for so old materials I suppose but I always wished for a re-recording to hear the score in all its  splendor in crisp modern sound. I have to take time to listen to this new one still but for me it was a no brainer to get this one as I was a massive fan of the previous Tadlow Rózsa re-recordings and I would say they do the composer justice with their interpretations from the Private Life of Sherlock Holmes right down to the Thief of Bagdad, this new recording included.

 

Whether this is better than the original it is difficult to say. The playing is of high caliber and captures the composer's style admirably down to the recording technique but it is of course a new interpretation. If you can accept that and have no trouble with possible minute differences in dynamic and interpretation and  appreciate the modern sonic upgrade this is definitely for you. E.g. the choral performance style in Star of Bethlehem/Adoration of the Magi is clearly modern compared to the cooing 1950's and 1960's performance on the original recording and someone might be terribly miffed that it is not that faithful of a re-creation of the music but I for one prefer this new one to the old. Something like the famous Parade of the Charioteers is shall we say raw sounding on the FSM version thanks to the old source materials but here it is wonderfully vibrant and festive in its fanfaric glory.

Lets not forget that sometimes changes were made on the podium etc. for the OST recording, that are returned to their original as-written versions, for example the less rolling take on the Judea theme, the additional percussion in Marcia Romana, and the choir in The Sermon

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6 hours ago, Incanus said:

E.g. the choral performance style in Star of Bethlehem/Adoration of the Magi is clearly modern compared to the cooing 1950's and 1960's performance on the original recording 

 

Ironically the new version showcases the (literally) cooing of the woodwinds that represent the animals in the stable.

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7 minutes ago, crocodile said:

Either way, we are being spoiled for choice. I don't there is any other score better covered than this one.

 

Karol

Pun intended? (Covered) ;)

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13 hours ago, crocodile said:

Tadlow decided to press additional 500 copies of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.

 

Karol - who bought himself a copy

I already owned this disc but it was very sporting of Fitzpatrick to order a limited batch of this great score so that more fans can enjoy it. A wonderful recording.

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I don't think I really have been away from here more than a couple of days.

 

And I'll gladly take part in funding Tadlow projects as well. They deserve the support! :) 

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Yeah I have been pretty busy recently. Hopefully I can muster a bit more film music related energy to write something long-winded again soon. ;) 

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But we wantsss it Precious! We wants it!

 

A modern recording of Lionheart would be more likely given the producer's love for all things Goldsmith.

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I don't think apart from 'The Blue Max' there is something JF wants to tackle. That would have to be Prometheus. But i guess we would have to start this campaign by ourselves to get the ball rolling. Not because 'Lionheart' is the biggest necessity but it would be a sure seller and is a leitmotivic score with big orchestral forces that would sure profit from a modern re-recording sans the obnoxious synth work. 

 

How much would you contribute, Incanus?

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There are acceptable and inacceptable synths on this (there is a YT documentary where Goldsmith overdubs bad spots with synth trumpets, for god's sake) and they can of course be duplicated at spots but wholesale...no!

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Thriller 2 coming out on April 17th 2018

 

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Thriller 2 – Jerry Goldsmith

CD | Price: £ 15.95 | TADLOW 029

TADLOW MUSIC
Presents

THRILLER 2
Composed by
JERRY GOLDSMITH

A Special Collectors Edition featuring early cult TV scores from the Composer of
THE OMEN * THE WIND AND THE LION* CHINATOWN * STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE * GREMLINS * FIRST KNIGHT * RAMBO * BASIC INSTINCT * PAPILLON * THE BLUE MAX

Thriller (also known as Boris Karloff’s Thriller) is an American anthology television series that aired during the 1960–61 and 1961–62 seasons on NBC. The show featured host Boris Karloff introducing a mix of macabre horror tales and suspense. Thriller  re-runs currently now air on various classic TV networks
Thriller was an early milestone in Goldsmith’s career, one of the television steppingstones en route to big-screen fame. Goldsmith would ultimately score 16 episodes of Thriller (about a third of all those with original music) including some of the scariest and best-remembered hours.
Includes suites from some of the most memorable episodes:
TERROR IN TEAKWOOD
GOD GRANTE THAT SHE LYE STILLE
THE BRIDE WHO DIED TWICE
THE WEIRD TAILOR
LATE DATE
MASQUERADE
Plus
Bonus Track
“Terror in Teakwood – Nocturne for Violin and Piano”
By Caesar Giovannini featuring Lucie Svehlova and Jaromir Klepac

OVER 70 MINUTES OF MUSIC
Newly Recorded in Stunning and Dynamic Digital Sound
Performed by the Acclaimed and Award-Winning City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Nic Raine
With a unusual chamber music set-up.
New Score & Orchestration Reconstructed by Goldsmith Expert, Leigh Phillips
Informative Sleeve Notes by Expert Critic, Jon Burlingame

Recording Produced by James Fitzpatrick & Leigh Phillips for Tadlow Music

CD

1. GOD GRANTE THAT SHE LYE STILLE – Prologue / Roll Call (1:46)
2. GOD GRANTE THAT SHE LYE STILLE – Suite (13:53)
Silly Dog / The Search / Apparition / Locked Doors / Historical Records / I’ve Won
3. THE BRIDE WHO DIED TWICE – Prologue / Roll Call (3:14)
4. THE BRIDE WHO DIED TWICE – Suite (6:46)
Consuelo / Respect / Bad News / Wedding Guests / Shot
5. LATE DATE – Prologue / Roll Call (2:09)
6. LATE DATE – Suite (8:58)
Aftermath / “It Was You” / The Plant / Confession
7. THE WEIRD TAILOR – Prologue / Roll Call (2:05)
8. THE WEIRD TAILOR – Suite (10:03)
Finest Material / “Leave Me Alone” / Late Work / Delivery / The Freezer / “Not So Idle Hans”
9. MASQUERADE – Prologue / Roll Call (1:53)
10. MASQUERADE – Suite (10:38)
Up the Stairs / Every Man for Himself / Spoil Sports! / Honeymooners / The Cellar / Escape / A Coffin Made for Two
11. TERROR IN TEAKWOOD – Prologue / Roll Call (2:18)
12. TERROR IN TEAKWOOD – Suite (5:09)
The Box / Ground Plaster Cast / Fist Fight
13. TERROR IN TEAKWOOD – Nocturne for Violin and Piano (4:30)
Composed by Caesar Giovaninni
Violin: Lucie Svehlova / Piano: Jaromir Klepac

TT: 70:44

Catalogue Number: TADLOW 029
Release Date: APRIL 17th 2018

For More Information and Mail-Order Enquiries
Please Contact: tadlowmusic@hotmail.com
For Trade Sales Please Contact: Stephen@silvascreen.co.uk

 

 

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