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Yavar Moradi

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  1. agreed. Plus the final cue doesn’t cross fade into the pop song! Yavar
  2. I think the first 7 minutes of the score is 100x more interesting and diverse than the rest (not that the rest is bad). Jerry’s main title sequence was one of the greatest works of his entire career IMO. Yavar
  3. So you've only been experiencing Bandolero in the background of the game (cool as it is), but not straightforwardly as an album? Glad you like it, at least. It's a neat mix between lighthearted (the whistling, and usually the main theme) and dark/gritty (some of the action music and supporting thematic material). I really really like it. You really must give One Little Indian a chance, though. Edit out 2-3 instances of Lawrence of Arabia riffing, and you've got arguably the most purely enjoyable Goldsmith western score on album (good sound quality, no suspense/unpleasant tracks, just gre
  4. you’re going to hear it again soon... just check out the sound sample of Track 9 on Intrada’s new Take Her, She’s Mine! http://www.intrada.com/sound/TAKe_09.m3u Yavar
  5. Re: Take Her, She's Mine -- It seems that a bit of the score remained unsalvageable, but we still have gotten more ("nearly all") than we ever expected: "There's only a handful of Goldsmith scores that have yet to be released in any form, and the music elements for this title were long thought damaged beyond use. But with advances in technology and the meticulous work of restoration expert Chris Malone, Intrada is able to present nearly all of Goldsmith's score in stereo. Malone had to restore the audio of each channel separately to get the wondrous results heard here. Rather than compromise
  6. @Brundlefly how is your journey through Goldsmith's western scores going? Any new discoveries since you last posted here? Yavar
  7. ...and it's time for another *regular* Goldsmith Odyssey episode, at long last: http://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/3370174-episode-25-the-legend-that-walks-like-a-man-general-electric-theater-1961 I really enjoyed this conversation, and I think it's nice to offer folks an Odyssey episode that's only an hour and a half long, after that epic interview most recently! Thanks to FSM reader George Gallant for sharing this rare TV episode with us and my friend Brad Wills for helping re-create the GE Theater logo in high quality. And of course, W. David Lichty (aka Lorien) for his
  8. Note to @Brundlefly -- Morituri could be considered an expansion because it restores a minute of music which was micro-edited out of the FSM release due to too much wow/damage. Also Intrada is releasing a Goldsmith PREMIERE (Take Her, She's Mine) in an hour or two, which is pretty exciting since I don't know how many of these we have left: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ard10psremh5c72/Number 12.mp3?dl=0 EDIT: More samples here on the purchase page: http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.12179/.f?sc=13&category=22848 Goldsmith in Mancini mode! Lightweight bit of fluff, for sure, but fun
  9. I think it was actually Jerry’s *first* work for Fox! In the Varese Fox Box liner notes they claimed it was lost/unsalvageable. But maybe new tech and the magical Mattesino have managed to rescue it. It sounds pretty darn good for a 1963 score that was supposedly lost, IMO. Roger shared the Main Title from the new master on the Intrada board: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ard10psremh5c72/Number 12.mp3?dl=0 Jerry Goldsmith does a Henry Mancini comedy score! (Actually this was also Jerry’s first ever comedy feature score, and very different from the Joe Dante ones later in his
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. bummer. It’s an awesome set. Highly recommend it if you can find second hand. Yavar
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Nice, though you've added a white bar on the left hand side... Yavar
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Hope you’re right about those being inevitable, Jay. Yavar
  20. 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
  21. Try a sweet suite or two... Leviathan's good but Lionheart is one of Jerry's greatest ever. Yavar
  22. You're probably right! And there are plenty of other scores before and after it which are already out of print. Yavar
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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