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Sorry, Ricard, if this is too unrelated to Williams. :oops:

Basically, the reason I got into score music was because of 'Back to the Future'. As many of you may already know, this score was never fully released officially and I believe it warrants a full release to coincide with the release of the DVDs this winter.

:| I would urge everyone to sign the petition for the score release. In my view, it is arguably one of the best non-Williams scores of the 1980s. In fact, a lot of people think that Williams wrote it - you'll see this if you type in a search for it on Audiogalaxy (R.I.P. by the way) :(

Anyway, here's the link:

http://www.chez.com/bttf/sign.htm

Just send them an e-mail. It's all pretty straight forward.

Many thanks.

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Don't worry' date=' film music related topics are also welcome! :)

In my view, it is arguably one of the best non-Williams scores of the 1980s.

It is one of my favorite non-Williams scores of all time :(

:| Ricard's BTTF Bootleg, featuring 90% of Silvestri's original score (38') + John Debney's re-recording from the Varèse release (23') + Erich Kunzel's great performance of the Main Theme (3'30'')

(CD Edited and Sequenced by Ricard L. Befan)

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Not necessarily the best score, but the honorable mentions (to make up for everyone else not naming the best non-Williams 80s scores):

Rambo trilogy

Right Stuff

BTTF

Star Trek II/III/V (and TMP, since it was a late '79 release)

Cocoon

Batman

Twilight Zone The Movie

Innerspace

TRON

There's a ton more scores I could list by Jerry or Jimbo (Horner, that is), but there's so many and I can't think of them all.

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I'd add Transformers: The Movie to the distinguished 80's non-Williams list.

:roll: Do you mind, were serious here.

Stefancos- wondering if Chrusher knows the BTTF theme.

Steef, the Transformers is part of an 80's nostalgia period that is pretty hot right now.

Go on ebay and see what a pressed complete score will fetch. Or any Transformer for that matter...

-Chris, Who considers 1997 film score heaven because he got the complste scores to Star Wars, TESB, ROTJ, and TF:TM!!! :|

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:roll: Well thanks for the input. I hope that mostly everyone can sign the petition. 17 years is a long time for a score to be ignored. If they can do it with 'Die Hard', they can certainly do it with 'Back to the Future'. Keep signing and sending those e-mails :arrow: :!:

Cheers lads.

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I'm afraid I don't know anything about this score. :mrgreen:

~Harry

Whoa man! Have you seen Back to the Future? If you have, I'm surprised you don't remember the music. If you haven't, go do yourself a favor and watch it. Alan Silvestri's theme for this movie is probably the third or fourth most recognizable themes ever written for a movie! The finale is film scoring at its very finest. For obvious reasons, it's the best driving music ever written.

I have the Varese trilogy rerecording and the boot, but I'd buy a release of the original score in a heartbeat.

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"Stefancos' alien chick is very annoying. What's up with her anyway? She's not all that hot! "  

-Jamesyboy

:)  

Stefancos- who will never trade with Coleman again.

:mrgreen:

You must admit, Mr. Cosman. She isn't very flattering in a Sith cloak. She looks like she'd suck your blood out before anything else.

Get you mind out of the gutter because I didn't mean it to sound like that... :|

-Chris, Who asked James for permission to use that line. LOL

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Ricard's BTTF Bootleg, featuring 90% of Silvestri's original score (38') + John Debney's re-recording from the Varèse release (23') + Erich Kunzel's great performance of the Main Theme (3'30'')

(CD Edited and Sequenced by Ricard L. Befan)

That's exactly how mine it put together!!! Exactly!

Stefancos- who will never trade with Coleman again

Sorry Stefancos...but the truth hurts :? Don't let this little thing get in the way our trade relationship :) Just, if your going to display some eye-candy, maybe a picture of Denise Richards...oh wait...Indysolo did that already :mrgreen: Indy, we must finish our deal!

Chris, Who asked James for permission to use that line.

And I gave it to him enthusiastically :|

Jamesyboy - anxiously awaiting CD's from Chris, Justin and 3 from Half.com..where is Stefancos and Indysolo in this list???

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I'd add Dragonslayer and The Mission. And take off the bad Right Stuff and Batman :|

:)

Ricard - Who would add many, many other works by Goldsmith, Horner, Conti, Silvestri, Broughton, Kamen...

What is this supposed to mean? What would you add? And what is wrong with The Mission and Dragonslayer?

Morn - :mrgreen: Who would like to know more about what Ricard thinks of his opinion.

Morn - Who might add Silverado

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I'm actually in the process of acquiring said Young Sherlock Holmes 2cd...but I'm not counting my chickens. I need to wait for it to arrive first. :)

Sorry for the digression - how many people have signed and sent the Back to the Future score petition? :?: Maybe I'll start a new thread...

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Three words:

"YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES"

(1985) - Bruce Broughton

Last edited by DarthArcher on Tue Jun 25, 2002 3:26 pm, edited 1 time in total

Absolutely! One of my all time favourites along with Back To the Future! Deserves an official release!

How about these little beauties also:

OMEN: THE FINAL CONFLICT

POLTERGEIST

SUPERGIRL

THE LAND BEFORE TIME

COCOON

KRULL

THE BOY WHO COULD FLY

SILVERADO

BRAZIL

THE COLOR PURPLE

THE NATURAL

CINEMA PARADISO

THE UNTOUCHABLES

THE MISSION

THE LAST STARFIGHTER

SOMEWHERE IN TIME

I'm sure I have left loads out!

ps Just listening to Williams recording of Peter & The Wolf forgetting how much Horner ripped off Prokofiev so blatantly for the above stated 'Land Before Time'!

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