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Billy Goldenberg has passed away

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One of the best, most innovative, and underrated Hollywood composers ever.

I loved him so much I wrote an article about COLUMBO just so I could praise the amazing RANSOM FOR A DEAD MAN score.

Maybe, like Shirley Walker, he will get his due in the aftermath.

 

Rip BG

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I created a track list for the untitled LP.

It's on the YOU TUBE posting ( uncredited)

 

 

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Sad to hear about this yesterday. 

 

Goldenberg is the composer with whom Spielberg has worked the most, after Williams. You could even release a compilation of their stuff together; I did a thread on this on FSM a few years ago, but alas, I can't find it anymore. DUEL, plus all the TV stuff.

 

I also once had a fan-made Goldenberg compilation, but I don't know where it went.

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One of the great what - ifs:

 

What if Goldenberg scored SUGARLAND - SS sent him the script.

That would have lead to JAWS and CE3K ( I personally think BG would have equalled or surpassed JW).

If JW never scores JAWS, SS doesn't recommend JW to George Lucas!

Williams never becomes JOHN WILLIAMS!

 

The mind boggles....

 

 

 

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Indeed. But I'm thankful we have the Goldenberg/Spielberg collaboration that we have. Now if only some would release it. This 2CD set, I'd buy:

 

1. DUEL (1971) - curated soundtrack selection

2. THE EARLY TV DAYS

- Night Gallery: Pilot - Suite

- Columbo: Murder by the Book - Suite

- The Name of the Game: LA 2017 - Suite

3. AMAZING STORIES (Spielberg as producer)

- The Amazing Falsworth

- What if?

- Secret Cinema

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I already ' curated' DUEL, complete with new and improved track titles.

Im sure I posted it on Intrada.

 

This board is like LADYHAWKE; just as everybody is waking, I'm going to bed.

G'nite.

 

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2 minutes ago, bruce marshall said:

I already ' curated' DUEL, complete with new and improved track titles.

 

Kudos for the work, but I was thinking of an arranged curation of material for listening purposes. I once owned the DUEL boot (C&C) and it was terrible. The "Herrmann/PSYCHO"-like stuff, for example, was all-too-prevalent. Needed to be spread out more.

 

Good night! It's morning here in Norway.

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6 hours ago, Thor said:

You could even release a compilation of their stuff together; I did a thread on this on FSM a few years ago, but alas, I can't find it anymore. DUEL, plus all the TV stuff.

 

Maybe you're thinking of this?

 

https://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/26820-how-about-an-album-of-the-non-williams-spielberg-scores/

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25 minutes ago, Thor said:

Cool! 

You and me , my friend;

The last apostles of LISTENABILITY over completeness.

😎

Except for DUEL, these are ' homemade ' cdrs featuring multiple scores.

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The chase music written by Billy Goldenberg for Busting is just great.  I was lucky enough to see him play the piano at the Savoy Theatre in London a few years ago, accompanying Bea Arthur of Golden Girls fame; pretty random maybe, but a nice memory of a fine composer.

 

 

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Bruce, I also had that pink Goldenberg compilation CD-R, but I can't find it anymore. I think it was made and sent me by Mark Stevens??? Or 'vinylscrubber'?

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1 hour ago, Thor said:

Bruce, I also had that pink Goldenberg compilation CD-R, but I can't find it anymore. I think it was made and sent me by Mark Stevens??? Or 'vinylscrubber'?

That's the one! The other two also.

He used to be my friend😞

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14 hours ago, bruce marshall said:

 

 

This board is like LADYHAWKE; just as everybody is waking, I'm going to bed.

G'nite.

 

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I set my clock so that I can quickly respond to " foreign" interference

 

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I'm a big fan of Goldenberg's ever since I grew up on his Columbo scores thanks to my father recording episodes off TV in the 80s. I made sure to ask Leonard Slatkin about conducting the Red Sky at Morning album for his friend, back when I recorded my very first Goldsmith Odyssey Interview (Slatkin was a mutual friend of both Goldsmith and Goldenberg, but I didn't think to ask him whether the two composers themselves had any relationship):
https://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/824863-odyssey-interviews-leonard-slatkin

Yavar

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1 hour ago, Omen II said:

The chase music written by Billy Goldenberg for Busting is just great.  I was lucky enough to see him play the piano at the Savoy Theatre in London a few years ago, accompanying Bea Arthur of Golden Girls fame; pretty random maybe, but a nice memory of a fine composer.

 

 

I have this on reserve at the public library.

Unfortunately, our crazed Mayor has shut down all the branches !

She's acting like reopening would be akin to restarting CHERNOBYL and books are dangerous as plutonium!😵

Yavar, I definitely can hear Goldsmiths influence on BG.

His frequent use of echoplex , for example

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Forty plus years on....

I still hear in my head songs he wrote for THE NAME OF THE GAME.

One was called " All those Old Familiar Faces" IIRC the episode concerned a person from Gene Barry's past who was stalking him.

Another song is " Cold Comfort Farm". I don't recall the episode title, but I believe the story had to do with a female heroin addict.

 

Maybe One OF you can dig up some vids.

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Hi,

 

I’m a huge fan of Mr Goldenberg’s work on the Columbo series. Ransom for a Deadman is fantastic. Does anyone know by chance if he used an electric harpsichord? I have been trying to identify the instrument he used quite a bit in those Columbo soundtracks, including at the start of Ransom for a Deadman, and some people have suggested it might be a Baldwin electric harpsichord. 
 

Also, my understanding is that not many of his soundtracks have been published, could anyone point me to where I can find more complete soundtracks besides Ransom for a Deadman on YouTube? Thanks! 

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On 8/6/2020 at 1:28 PM, Omen II said:

The chase music written by Billy Goldenberg for Busting is just great.  I was lucky enough to see him play the piano at the Savoy Theatre in London a few years ago, accompanying Bea Arthur of Golden Girlsfame; pretty random maybe, but a nice memory of a fine composer

 

Finally got to see this.

Only the music made it bearable.

I think there is music on the soundtrack album not in the film.

Will hafta double check.

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