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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Robinson Crusoe on Mars
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Simply awesome release. I think this would appeal to fans of STAR TREK:TOS music.
Many many thanks Lukas.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

if anybody who bought this [great score] is unsatisfied and would like to unload it, i am looking to make a trade
bruce

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I like the title of Track 13 "My Echo, My Monkey and Me", a play on the popular song from Rio Bravo, "My Rifle, My Pony and Me".

Question: Unless I missed it in the notes, I don't see a "Conducted By" credit. Did Van Cleave conduct?

Also, out of curiosity, why does the cover simply say "Music From the Motion Picture" rather than a grander "Complete Motion Picture Score" (as the CD is described inside the booklet)?

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

I like the title of Track 13 "My Echo, My Monkey and Me", a play on the popular song from Rio Bravo, "My Rifle, My Pony and Me".

Question: Unless I missed it in the notes, I don't see a "Conducted By" credit. Did Van Cleave conduct?

Also, out of curiosity, why does the cover simply say "Music From the Motion Picture" rather than a grander "Complete Motion Picture Score" (as the CD is described inside the booklet)?


plainly visible on the SAE page:

Original Music by Van Cleave, Conducted by Irvin Talbot

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Conducted by Irvin Talbot

Thanks!

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Must say I'm digging this one, and it was somewhat of a blind buy as my memory of the film is foggy. I always enjoyed (Nathan) Van Cleave's 'Twilight Zone' scores, on Disc 3 of the Silva compilation, and the online samples were intriguing, but the audio quality of the disc is outstanding. I love the spooky mystery and square-jawed heroic nature of the score. Very amusing and affecting, quite haunting in places, and terrific fun. It's quite a classic from another era. Thumbs up from me.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2011 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Love it as well. And I was one of the people requesting it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2011 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Man, am I frustrated. I'm probably one of the first that requested this title from FSM, way back last century, but when I ordered it, I also ordered the deeply discounted FSM's THE EGYPTIAN and DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS. But it turns out FSM is out of stock on THE EGYPTIAN -- but it'll be coming in next week. If I'd known this when I ordered, I'd have broken it up, but there's no sense in doing that now. And so, I wait.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2011 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Also, out of curiosity, why does the cover simply say "Music From the Motion Picture" rather than a grander "Complete Motion Picture Score" (as the CD is described inside the booklet)?

Ever since my earliest experiences buying film music recordings (late 50's/early 60s), the various terms used to describe what exactly was on that slab of vinyl inside the cover of a "soundtrack" have been essentially meaningless. Horrific re-recordings were called "Original Soundtrack Recordings" and original soundtrack recordings were called "Music from the Motion Picture Score" etc., ad nauseum, and the fact is that there is not now and has never actually been any standard for how film music is labeled. We know of course what we mean by "original soundtrack recording" but such concerns have traditionally been of trivial importance to people putting out soundtracks. I think in general we're doing better these days with the advent of FSM and Intrada, where the producers actually care about what they're releasing, and have experience as collectors before entering the marketplace themselves.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2011 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


re: the "Music From the Motion Picture" heading, Paramount is using that as a matter of studio policy just in case "Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" might mislead a customer if the music on the CD is not exactly edited and presented as in the film itself. That's all...

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2011 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

A classic score. I've recommended it for decades. A science fiction film score classic.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2011 - 11:25 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Um, Van Cleave orchestrated FEAR STRIKES OUT/THE TIN STAR for Elmer Bernstein
on the recent, fine Kritzerland CD - kind of a cool fact I didn't know wink
His TZ work (Van Cleave) has always stood out for me, I look forward to getting
this score someday, since I have no idea what it sounds like, ditto the film.

Cheers LK!

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2011 - 11:42 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Well. On a scale of one to ten, I'd have to give this 100.

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2011 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2011 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Um, Van Cleave orchestrated FEAR STRIKES OUT/THE TIN STAR for Elmer Bernstein
on the recent, fine Kritzerland CD - kind of a cool fact I didn't know wink


Van Cleave also orchestrated Bernstein's original 1956 score for THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, along with Lucien Cailliet and Leo Shuken.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Just received this today along with the Homecoming/Rascals and Robbers. I've never seen the film nor do I own anything else by Van Cleave. When the announcement for this came out, I immediately thought 'oh look, here's another obscure score that will in no way appeal to me', but I remember having quite enjoyed Van Cleave's suite from a Twilight Zone episode on one of the early Varese CDs. I tried the sound clips, liked them and gave this a shot. Boy am I glad I did. This is a fabulous release of a beautiful score. Thanks again to FSM for making this happen.

Chris.

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2011 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS
original soundtrack lp album*
Paramount Records
1964

Side One

1. Main Title
2. Martian Night
5. Search for Shelter
26. Sounds from Home
11. Water
17. A Guest in the Cave
10. Dinner for Two
12. Lonely Nights
16. Enter Friday
18. Language Lesson

Side Two

19. Pit of Death
20/28. Ash Storm/He Leadeth me to Green Pastures
22. Voyage to the Ice Cap
23. Water Hazard
24. Snow Storm
25. Finale (Theme from ROBONSON CRUSOE ON MARS)

(track numbers refer to the FSM release)

Total playing time: 37 minutes

*other titles in this series: FAMILY PLOT, MARATHON MAN, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE PREDATOR

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2011 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

it took 46 years to get the 'lp' on cd but it was worth the wait!

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2011 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Worth the wait, you say, Mr. Marshall?

Pshaw!

It's FREAKING FAB!!!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2011 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

It's AWESOME, too!

 
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