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  1. Yes, it's available to members on www.asmac.org There are over a hundred similarly awesome videos there so definitely worth the price of entry imho.
  2. Bump. We had a technical/sound check call with everyone last night and already the stories were flying out. This is going to be awesome, don't miss it!
  3. Welcome to downtown Coolsville, population: us! Join us as we take a deep dive into Michael Kamen's score from The Iron Giant, moderated by Dan Redfeld and Chris Siddall, with special guests Zoe Kamen, orchestrators Robert Elhai & Blake Neely, music editor Christopher Brooks, score mixer/recordist Steve McLaughlin and director Brad Bird. This is a free-to-attend event, so why not head over to ASMAC and sign up, because this is a rare opportunity to hear directly from the people who were in the room, and is sure to be a lot of fun! If you'd like to get hold of your own copy of The Iron Giant score, you can do so > HERE <
  4. Thomas Goss of Orchestration Online has just released a rather lovely score review for my "Aliens in Full Score" book. Check it out below:
  5. As I mentioned on various posts around the web and on my YouTube series "The Chain", I've put together a complete playlist for The Iron Giant which uses the OST and playback audio from my notation software for all the cues which are in the book but otherwise not available to listen to. Now you can read the score along with the music without having to contend with the dialogue and FX. Enjoy! (with songs) (score only)
  6. We're now in stock and the first batch of pre-orders have just gone out. Don't miss your chance to own and study this fabulous score! https://www.chrissiddallmusic.com/store/p58/Iron_Giant_In_Full_Score.html
  7. This. However there is scope for an expanded release. If and when one materialises, I'll "defer to that" and take my version down. The original OST does cover most of the flowing material. What's left is either very short, or has breaks for dialogue/action in an almost recitative style.
  8. For anyone interested in the cue list, please see below. Cue# Title OST Track 1M0R INTRO 1 1M1 THE ARRIVAL 1 1M2 HOGARTH ON BIKE 2 1M5/6 MONSTER BRAIN -- 1M7/8 IN THE FOREST 3 1M9 THE GIANT WAKES 4 1M10 HOGARTH IN THE CAR -- 1MX DUCK & COVER 23 (Bonus) 2M1 STING FOR FBI MAN -- 2M2 BACK IN THE WOODS 5 2M3 SHUT OFF SWITCH -- 2M4 “ROCK...TREE” -- 2M4A CAT AND MOUSE 6 2M5 TRAIN WRECK 7 2M6/7 MAGIC REBUILD 8 2M8 HAND UNDER FOOT -- 2M9 “CHEW YOUR FOOD” 9 2M9A AMERIKA 10 2M10 GREAT RIDE 10 3M1 “OH NO, HIDE!” 11 3M3R “DID YOU HEAR THAT?” 12 3M4R “HE CAN STAY” -- 3M6 EATING ART 13 3M8 SPACE CAR 14 4M1R “SOULS DON’T DIE” 15 4M2/3 IN THE BARN/CONTEST OF WILLS 16 4M4 ARMY ARRIVES 17 4M4A ANNIE & DEAN 18 4M5 “I’M SUPERMAN” -- 4M6 BIG GUY EYES 19 5M1R GIANT IS DISCOVERED 20 5M2R TRANSFORMER 21 5M2A KENT STOPPED 21 5M3R GOODBYE 22 5M6R MAGIC END 23 1M0 INTRO (EARLY VERSION) -- 1MX DUCK & COVER (EARLY VERSION) -- 3M3 DEAN & BONGO (UNUSED) -- 3M4 “HE CAN STAY” (EARLY VERSION) -- 4M1 “SOULS DON’T DIE” (EARLY VERSION) -- 4M4A ANNIE & DEAN (EARLY VERSION) -- 4M5 “I’M SUPERMAN” (EARLY VERSION) -- 5M1 GIANT IS DISCOVERED (EARLY VERSION) -- 5M2 TRANSFORMER (EARLY VERSION) -- 5M3 GOODBYE (EARLY VERSION) -- 5M4 BUY THE FARM (UNUSED) -- 5M5 HOGARTH LEAVES (UNUSED) -- 5M6 PUTTIN’ MYSELF TOGETHER (UNUSED) -- "--" means not on the OST You will notice some cues are named differently from the OST (and even from each other in new/old versions). These are taken directly from the cue sheet/manuscript. Also of note is that the OST track named "Hand Under Foot" is called "Chew Your Food" in the manuscript, whilst the manuscript cue with that title is not on the OST (this is the scene where Hogarth is saying Grace at the dinner table). I will be sharing a playlist on my YouTube channel which contains playback of the cues not present on the OST, which will remain active until an expanded OST is released.
  9. "THE IRON GIANT" in Full Score is now available to pre-order. Expected to ship week commencing 19th July 2021. https://www.chrissiddallmusic.com/store/p58/Iron_Giant_In_Full_Score.html **PRE-ORDER** EXPECTED TO SHIP WEEK COMMENCING 19th JULY 2021 The Iron Giant is a much beloved movie that some would call a “cult classic”. Whilst it failed to find a big audience during its theatrical release run in 1999, it was loved by critics and those who saw it. The movie was nominated for, and won multiple awards including nine Annie Awards (the animation equivalent of the Oscars). With recommendations spreading by word-of-mouth The Iron Giant began to find its audience at last and in 2015 received a remastered Blu-Ray “Signature Edition” release. To this day it still has a 96% critics score and 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The Iron Giant would be Michael Kamen’s first score for an animated movie. Director Brad Bird was aware of his previous work on scores such as Brazil and Die Hard, and was excited by the vision which Michael had for this project. Michael hired the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra to record the score, which was recorded in their concert hall: the Dvořák Hall at the Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic. This helped to give this magical and emotional score a deep richness. Recording engineer Steve McLaughlin placed additional microphones at the back of the concert hall to capture the ambient sound during the recording sessions. That ambient sound was placed in the rear of the surround sound mix so the audience would really experience what it was like to hear the music in that awesome space. 228 pages, 9x12 inches. Paperbound, printed in the U.K. ISMN 9790900247209
  10. It really is (it matches up with the Varese Sarabande Deluxe OST). I used scans of James's manuscript to make it (fully copyright licensed). Next release (going to the printers imminently) is Michael Kamen's "The Iron Giant", then I'm doing "Independence Day". Busy busy!!!
  11. I'm biased. No this is not a shameless plug for my Aliens score book. Yes it's still in stock. ALIENS in Full Score (chrissiddallmusic.com)
  12. I know which one I am! My next releases are Kamen's "The Iron Giant" then Arnold's "Independence Day". I'm going to be a busy boy for a little while!
  13. Hi, sorry for the slow response to the recent posts on this thread. I've had my head down editing and proofreading The Iron Giant, which is coming along very nicely (see below)! You're right about having access to the original manuscript, and also about podium changes. I did try to catch everything but if you have any specifics you want to let me know about, please drop me a PM and I'll review them for any future reprints. With regard to the Engine Room sound in 9m1 it is there, but it's just a low rumble. With regards to shipping prices, both Tim at Omni Music Publishing and myself are well aware of that being a deciding factor for some, though the potential "solutions" aren't really that great either. It's unfortunate that a combination of the book size, paper weight and retail value (for import tax if it is charged where you are) can lead to a high total price. Neither of us add anything to the shipping price, you're paying what it costs and unfortunately that may mean a test of how much you want the book. Both of us have worked hard to find solutions that keep the costs as low as possible. The alternatives of printing or shipping stock overseas and storing/fulfilling "local" orders from these locations would still incur a cost to us that we would have to pass along to you. It might be different if we were selling in the kind of volumes that big online retailers do, that we could absorb that cost, but this is a very niche market and we are essentially "boutique" publishers. Finally, with regards to publishing Star Wars, it'd be a dream, but publishing full scores by John Williams is simply off the table at the moment due to licensing restrictions. That's true of a few specific composers and specific film franchises. Thankfully there are enough other interesting, beautiful and exciting scores out there to keep the like of Tim and I busy for a very long time! Personally, I have The Iron Giant and Independence Day coming over the Spring/Summer, with other titles that I'm not ready to announce yet lined up right through to the end of 2022.
  14. The rumours are true! During our live stream tonight a teaser was indeed dropped! Whilst we're currently tightening the last few nuts and bolts and polishing The Iron Giant to a mirror shine, production on "Book 3" will be following hot on his heels as we attempt to keep to a gruelling schedule and target release date. Whatever happens, we will not go quietly into the night! https://youtu.be/JGVcdQbjAo4
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