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chrissiddall

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  • Birthday 30/09/1980

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  1. In case anyone is interested in joining the FREE session tomorrow, we're doing "part 2" of our Conan study/chats with myself, Dan Redfeld and Zoë Poledouris-Roché. You can sign up on the link below. https://asmac.org/index.php/calendar/parties/20220924-basil-poledouris-score-to-to-conan-the-barbarian-2
  2. Hehe thanks for this lovely thread - you beat me to it! I was just about to set up an announcement. The book is looking fabulous if I don't say so myself, and the music is so achingly beautiful. It's deceptively simple too. Lots of space in the score yet it sounds so warm and lush. Definitely worthy of study!
  3. Yes, UK here. I think import fees are around 19 EUR according to some other customers.
  4. It's 4th of July weekend, so what better way to celebrate than to pick up David Arnold's iconic score (if you haven't already!)? Enjoy a $10 discount on us. bit.ly/CSMP_IFS-003
  5. Intriguing. These do not marry up with the cue titles on the score manuscript....and you're missing some cues.
  6. There are some cuts within the cues used, but otherwise they are exactly the same. This is why I didn't include it in the book, however I have been toying with the idea of releasing it digitally as a stand-alone cue. Regarding the Columbo episode I have no idea. I guess you can ask him yourself one day.
  7. It was indeed orchestrated by Alexander "Sandy" Courage, but certainly under the direction of Jerry. If you want to check out the dots, I recently published them: bit.ly/CSMP_MUL-001
  8. Have you pre-ordered your copy of "Conan the Barbarian in Full Score" yet?!? The books are due to be back from the print finishers tomorrow, and following a check to ensure no printing issues will ship later this week. bit.ly/CSMP_IFS-004
  9. There are several factors but personal choice is pretty high up there. I have a huge list of things that I'd like to publish, but of course I can only produce them at a certain pace. Some licenses are more challenging than others to acquire (I have some still being negotiated after 3 years since applying) and some are completely off the table.
  10. Glad you're enjoying Independence Day. Conan is an absolute must have in my opinion (not biased lol). "On my plate" is Legends of the Fall next, then Alien, then Gremlins. Busy busy!
  11. I know that some people will want to know the exact contents, so here is the full cue list from the book. These can be used to follow along with either the movie or the expanded 3CD release from Intrada.
  12. The Hyborian Age is upon us! It gives me great pleasure to say that Basil Poledouris' iconic score from "Conan the Barbarian" is now available to pre-order (ships week commencing 9th May). Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, for many it was their first exposure to Arnold Schwarzenegger. With the movie featuring almost wall-to-wall music, this is a really must-have study score! The book includes every cue from the movie, plus various album edits and unused cues. The perfect companion to read along with the movie, or with the expanded Original Soundtrack release from Intrada. Add to that a beautiful foreword by Zoë Poledouris Roché and thematic and cue analyses by Erik Heine, this book really has everything. Order Here: bit.ly/CSMP_IFS-004
  13. Whilst I'm glad that this discussion is keeping my thread near the top of the forum, I do feel we've gone a bit off topic with the discussion. Anyone who is interested in checking out the notes, as written by Michael Kamen and orchestrated by Michael, Robert Elhai and Blake Neely, please head over to my site. Every note was carefully copied from the original manuscript and checked against the master tapes. It includes early and alternate versions of various cues, even the "Duck and Cover" song. This is the perfect companion for the movie and OST for any music reader and a rare opportunity to see an authentic film score. bit.ly/CSMP_IFS-002
  14. Well, now all the music used in the movie is on the OST. Unfortunately the (full length) early versions of cues that were recorded in the first week of sessions are not included on this OST, but playback from my notation software gives a pretty decent feel for how they would have sounded, and are included on my YouTube playlist above. They're obviously not as good as a live orchestra but better than nothing. Regarding the Pete Townsend comment, yes he was working on a musical adaptation but it was a different entity and the music is unrelated to that in the movie. There was no ghost writing. I've spoken with the two orchestrators extensively, plus the director who sat with Michael whilst he composed many segments (you can see this in the video clips on YouTube). Some of the cues were even fully orchestrated by Michael, in his handwriting.
  15. Oh lol, that's not an Omni thread. Omni Music Publishing and Chris Siddall Music Publishing are two different companies. I should know!
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