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Yavar Moradi

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  1. I agree. But unlike you I really love a lot of the McNeely cues, where to me it sounds like he was channeling 70s Jerry. Of the supposedly “big four” Jerry 90s action scores (none of which were ever among my favorites), IMO: Chain Reaction > Executive Decision > > Air Force One > > > U.S. Marshals Varese’s DE of Chain Reaction is excellent, a real pleasant surprise to me. I found their Executive Decision a slight disappointment since I’d already heard an excellent SonicAdventure Remastered edition from the recording sessions which I still think is
  2. My friend Jens who co-founded The Goldsmith Odyssey with me counts this as one of his personal favorite Goldsmith scores (I think it may be largely due to nostalgia as Jerry’s 90s action work was kinda his first love). He cherishes the entire thing, amazingly...but yet also made a 50 minute version (even combining cues non-chronologically and editing within cues at times) that makes the whole thing a much better listening experience than either the DE or the 29 minute original album. Again, I’m a guy who 99% of the time thinks Goldsmith scores in particular play best in complete an
  3. Ah but what about the great key underdeveloped brass theme which appears in The Pen, The Humidor, and Take It All? That stole the show, for me... Yavar
  4. bummer. It’s an awesome set. Highly recommend it if you can find second hand. Yavar
  5. Eh, they flow together fine, without long silence in between or anything. I don’t need cues combined, personally. This just better allows me to edit out cues I don’t want in my playlist. The important thing is the sound is good and there are some new cues that really do add stuff the old album lacked. Curious what you think of that “new” theme in those three cues, once you hear them. I only wish the whole score sounded more like them. Yavar
  6. This DE is worth buying for three cues alone: The Pen, The Humidor, and Take It All. They contain a previously-unreleased theme from this score and it is WONDERFUL. That said I’ll be editing down my own version of this for listening purposes, a la Star Trek: Nemesis. One of the very rare Goldsmith scores that does not play best in complete form IMO. But glad we have the DE because some great cues were left off the original album. Yavar
  7. Nice, though you've added a white bar on the left hand side... Yavar
  8. Thanks for the suggestion! Indeed Richard has been on my list to interview for a long time. I'm not sure whether the present coronavirus crisis will make it more likely to happen or less, but I've met Richard and he's a great guy who I'd love to talk with on the record. Emil Richards... was actually supposed to be the first musician collaborator of Jerry's I interviewed. David Newman helped put me in touch with his people last year, but he was recovering from surgery at the time. I then got distracted with life and just as I was on the verge of following up and scheduling an interview with him
  9. Kritzerland had also gotten into Sony before this happened, but I think their reissue of Jerome Moross's The Cardinal (first time on CD from the original tapes, and in great sound) last year was the final Sony title from them. Bruce Kimmel mentioned he had others on his to-do list, but I don't think he'd actually licensed them in time. As it was, he apparently had to fight tooth and nail to make The Cardinal still happen. And I don't remember making that claim about Mainstream owning all of their original catalogue again, but I am fairly certain it is true. Intrada has been releasi
  10. Hope you’re right about those being inevitable, Jay. Yavar
  11. Not Aladdin’s third wish! Doesn’t anybody wish for world peace or an end to hunger, etc? Don’t see why wishes have to be selfish. How is it that somehow I myself can both “want to see more premieres” and “want expanded releases to happen”? Doesn’t seem so insane to me. Yavar
  12. Try a sweet suite or two... Leviathan's good but Lionheart is one of Jerry's greatest ever. Yavar
  13. You're probably right! And there are plenty of other scores before and after it which are already out of print. Yavar
  14. Lol. Yeah I certainly don't remember much beyond motifs. This is probably the Goldsmith action score I know least of all...which means it's possible it will be a revelation to me in complete form. Yavar
  15. Trick question. I don't think there has ever been a Varese Club release yet that had no reissues or premieres. Last time it was a reissue with an expansion. Time before that it was a reissue and a premiere with an expansion. And this time it's a premiere with an expansion. Sure, but it does NOT make much sense to say, "Please, no expanded/C&C/"Deluxe" (sic.) releases!" I just learned on the FSM board that (similar to First Knight and the Lancelot theme), the original U.S. Marshals album left off entire themes Goldsmith had written, so it seems this
  16. It's because Thor gives off the impression of being a logical person, so one feels the urge to keep trying and trying (to little avail). So Thor...when was the last Varese Club batch that was all expansions again? Yavar
  17. Other labels were brought up to make the point that *even if every Varese Club release is an expansion* (and that has never been the case), you still have plenty other sources to get the premieres you crave. There is literally no need for Varese to cater to your premiere-only tastes; your needs are met. On the other hand our needs (yes, they're wants really I know) for Varese to get a move on and expand their many 30 minute (and sub 30 minute) 90s albums before compact discs die as a format... these can only be met by Varese continuing to release expansions you don't care about.
  18. His logic's pretty sound. Say you're right about LLL, even if your figure seems a little high to me -- that still means that 10% of their releases are premieres. And I recently outlined how well *over half* of Intrada's releases for the past half a year were premieres (or practically so). And some of their other releases have been straight album reissues (like their recent The Collector/David & Lisa twofer) which also don't bother you. So why are you acting like Richard's logic is faulty when he specifically said "I'm seeing them [premieres] a lot from Intrada", and then you proceed to ign
  19. I doubt it, since it's *their* album recording. Also, there are multiple examples of Varese producing Deluxe Editions with both album recording and film recordings included (The Fury, Damien: Omen II, Justine, etc.) In the case of Elmer Bernstein's The Great Escape, they released the film recording on its own as a 2 disc Deluxe Edition, but that was after they had reissued the album recording on its own within the previous year or two before. They haven't reissued Brainstorm any time recently, so including a remastered original album on a separate disc from the complete film recording makes to
  20. Literally any label can do those, Thor. Varese only puts out a handful of Club titles every year. Don’t begrudge the rest of us our few expansions which only the Varese Club can do because the label holds rights in perpetuity. Yavar
  21. If this batch does include US Marshals (as we all hope and expect), what a month it will end up being for Goldsmith fans! Yavar
  22. Maybe not, but it’s more than was missing from Magic (admittedly a much greater score) when LLL expanded it! And I still bought that when they put it on a $15 sale even though I had the perfectly fine Varèse. More likely: I reassess the score thanks to the improved sound quality. The London Symphony Orchestra re-recording of Rio Conchos used to be my go-to for that score (and I still love that Intrada album, don’t get me wrong — especially because it’s still my favorite recording of The Artist Who Did Not Want to Paint, the companion score on the disc) but after Kritzerland reissu
  23. If you’re a Jerry completist you’ll want it. I spoke to Doug privately about this last year, and he told me basically that it would be a major improvement over the FSM. A lot of tech advances have occurred in audio restoration technology since those earliest FSM Fox titles, with the Rio Conchos restoration being the most dramatic improvement from the same sources (for Goldsmith at least...Kritzerland has done wonders with some Golden Age Fox titles too of course... Prince of Foxes probably most dramatically this past year). It used to be that in cases of bad wow, pieces either had to be mic
  24. Oh, definitely. If he'd pitched himself to be the straight man captain on a direct Next Generation homage, there's no way he would have gotten the greenlight. But a Seth MacFarlane comedy vehicle? Much easier to sell the Hollywood suits on. Brilliantly done on his part, and we only had to endure one or two relatively dumb early episodes. Yavar
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