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 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)



I suspect I will burn a custom CD with the album version supplemented by key tracks from the film. I will also remove Noel Harrison's version of "Windmills" and replace it with Dusty Springfield's definitive version, as well as Legrand's French version. My revised version will be one hell of an album. I am looking forward!


To me, Harrison's version is the definitive one. It's also the one that was the biggest hit, on the Philadelphia music charts, getting lots of radio play. I never really liked anyone else's. So many people recorded it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)



I suspect I will burn a custom CD with the album version supplemented by key tracks from the film. I will also remove Noel Harrison's version of "Windmills" and replace it with Dusty Springfield's definitive version, as well as Legrand's French version. My revised version will be one hell of an album. I am looking forward!


To me, Harrison's version is the definitive one. It's also the one that was the biggest hit, on the Philadelphia music charts, getting lots of radio play. I never really liked anyone else's. So many people recorded it.


His voice is just AWFUL. And he royally pissed off Michel at the session.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 8:30 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Fabulous score, one of my favourites.

Definitely ordered, with Mancini's 'Once Is Not enough' and Sol Kaplan's' The Spy Who Came In From The Cold'


Wow! Great choice - I ordered both this titles (along with another 4) week ago and now waiting for shipping confirmation from BSX.
I really love such coincidence wink


I couldn't find Thomas Crown Affair nor Golden Needles on BSX. Did you mean the other two?

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)


I couldn't find Thomas Crown Affair nor Golden Needles on BSX. Did you mean the other two?


sorry, I didn't express my mind quite correctly - I only mean that I also has 'Thomas Crown Affair' (directly from Quartet) and 'Once Is Not enough' / The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' in my shipping-list, as well as Peter.
You know, that it's not happens too often that 2 people ordered same titles at the same time after several months from announcement. I was just surprised with this coincidence.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 10:07 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Anyone want to unload their Ryko or Varese edition of this title? I'll pay $20 with shipping to Canada. caavis@gmail.com

Chris


No promises, but I'll see if I can dig one up for you. smile


Managed to snag a copy. Thanks though!

Chris


Great!

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 11:22 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)


I couldn't find Thomas Crown Affair nor Golden Needles on BSX. Did you mean the other two?


sorry, I didn't express my mind quite correctly - I only mean that I also has 'Thomas Crown Affair' (directly from Quartet) and 'Once Is Not enough' / The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' in my shipping-list, as well as Peter.
You know, that it's not happens too often that 2 people ordered same titles at the same time after several months from announcement. I was just surprised with this coincidence.


Makes more sense. Had to ask because couldn't find and there was this BSX sale.

As a group of fans we have moe in common than we often reuse. As I go through life my tastes change and opinions I once thought foolish in here make sense to me now. And my tastes are more and more resembling others.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 1:59 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Thanks Quartet for another wonderful and unexpected release. Great to finally have this music complete with all the missing underscore.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 3:42 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)



I suspect I will burn a custom CD with the album version supplemented by key tracks from the film. I will also remove Noel Harrison's version of "Windmills" and replace it with Dusty Springfield's definitive version, as well as Legrand's French version. My revised version will be one hell of an album. I am looking forward!


To me, Harrison's version is the definitive one. It's also the one that was the biggest hit, on the Philadelphia music charts, getting lots of radio play. I never really liked anyone else's. So many people recorded it.


His voice is just AWFUL. And he royally pissed off Michel at the session.



No, Harrison's voice is (was) not awful and I, too, vote for his version.


But, hmm, now that I think about it... maybe the guy below holds the truth!



 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Just interesting - is there other songs with same reputation?
I mean that some people hate ORIGINAL version and prefer COVER version, by another performer?

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Thanks for that piece of dual nostalgia from the mups, JohnnyG.

Noel Harrison dominates that song in my worldview. But I also like to hear Legrand on his sojourns. It's quite unusual to have the composer summon up the spotlight like that. The only other film composer I've been aware of who has gone fully centre stage is David Arnold.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 4:15 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

If people consider Harrison's vocals "awful" - I wonder what they have to say about Sting! "The Thomas Crown Affair" and its title song are true classics and I'm very grateful to Quartet for making this release happen. Just makes me wonder why Ryko didn't got that route in 1998.

I wonder if Quartet's continuous relationship with MGM could lead to further expansions like "Some Like It Hot" or "Irma La Douce". Admittedly, all first-generation sources for "Some Like It Hot" seem to be gone - but I'd prefer a mixture from a clean mono LP rip and selections from the music and effects track over everything that has been released in the digital domain on this title thus far. Taking into account the movie's continuous popularity, I wonder that no one has even tried to touch this project thus far.

Also, there are still quite a few MGM LP titles like "Jessica", "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell" or "Young Billy Young" which have never appeared on an official CD thus far.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Just wondering how many copies are left? I'm just trying hold till Tuesday. My guess is that it's going fast!!

I'm pretty sure you're fine. The days of 24 hour sellouts are more or less over.


Care to offer some insight as to why this might be so, Maleficio?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Just interesting - is there other songs with same reputation?
I mean that some people hate ORIGINAL version and prefer COVER version, by another performer?


Are you serious? The definitive version of any song is determined by the performance and not the fact that is the "original" version. Almost anyone would say that the definitive version version of Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin" is Sinatra's version from "Songs for Swingin' Lovers," even though the song was already 20 years old by that point.

Dusty's version of "Windmills" is THE version of that song, in English at least. It has never been topped. And when I receive the expanded CD, that is how I will end my custom album, Dusty sending it home right after "The Crowning Touch." Noel will be removed from the album, much to Legrand's delight. (See Legrand's comments on Noel Harrison.)

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I agree with Onya, Noel Harrison's version of the 'The Windmills Of Your Mind' doesn't compete with Dusty Springfield's. A pity that she wasn't used for the soundtrack version.

I know we don't have rapid sell outs like we used to but I ordered this one promptly. 1000 seems too few IMO and so it might sell out fairly quickly

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

(See Legrand's comments on Noel Harrison.) ???

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

His voice is just AWFUL. And he royally pissed off Michel at the session.

Supposedly his dad didn't much care for his musical stylings either...

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

I have to admit that after checking my collection, I find that I have less recordings of "Windmills Of Your Mind" than I thought. It comes as a surprise that none of the "usual" suspects (Sinatra, Andy Williams, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Shirley Bassey...) didn't go for this one. I have two versions by Mancini, one by Percy Faith, Sting, G√ľnther Kallmann Choir and two German versions - that's about it.

I always thought that Noel Harrison (with his limited vocal skills) was quite effective for the song. Lesson learned: I have to look for some Dusty Springfield for my collection - interestingly, the sampler of hers I have does omit it as well...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

It is on "Dusty in Memphis," which is typically considered to be her best album.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

It is on "Dusty in Memphis," which is typically considered to be her best album.

Yes, I've seen that one - there are four different CDs of it around. Each one of them obviously having some mastering issues. I'm currently heading towards the 1999 Rhino edition (because it has tracks that are not available anywhere else), but I'll see which one crosses my path earlier wink

Also, there seems to be a nice 2 CD set of all her A and B single sides from the sixties to the early seventies which has been on my wish list for some time.

Thus far I only have said sampler (which is not that good mastering-wise), about half a dozen different masterings of the "Casino Royale" soundtrack and about half a dozen tracks on other soundtracks and samplers...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Other good vocal versions are Jack Jones' version - which I use as the opening track on my album - and Legrand's own version sung in French, which is also include.

 
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