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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Space Children/The Colossus of New York
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2011 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

This is just TOO good for me not to bump it- If you haven't ordered it, you really should- it's hypnotically sublime. I can't stop playing it- I am frozen in it's Power...big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2011 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

I'll bump it back at ya Steve. Gotta wait until next week to order mine so I'll be anxiously awaiting my copy then. I'm stoked about it too!

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2011 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I'll bump it back at ya Steve. Gotta wait until next week to order mine so I'll be anxiously awaiting my copy then. I'm stoked about it too!

Mark, you are going to LOVE it. It's a knockout. TWO spectacular avant garde Sci-Fi scores....Nirvanah...big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2011 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

After playing it three times in succession, all I'll say is superb.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2011 - 9:05 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

This just might be one of the best releases of the year. ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS was a stunner- but this damned thing has just gobwhacked me.

THE CONQUEST OF SPACE would be like whipped cream.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2011 - 1:13 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

THE CONQUEST OF SPACE would be like whipped cream.

Yes! smile

Is there something in the Paramount catalogue the score could be coupled with?

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2011 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

Excellent CD. Got it yesterday (transatlantic shipping seems to be getting faster!). Great sound restoration job. Sonics/EQ are very present and warm. The music is a great pleasure. Space Children is fab, as expected, but Collosus is a wonderful work too (I can hear quite lot of Steiner in there). In fact the one cue from the album that keeps recurring in my head is the waltz/lullaby "A Toy For Billy", especially from around the 1.10 mark - just delightfully beguiling. I remember seeing the movie about 15 years ago and that scoring moment sending a pleasant shiver down my spine. Still does.

Thanks and congratulations to FSM.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2011 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Just played it again at home thru my JBL keyboard system....wow. The Novachord always give me a Pink Floyd vibe (Rick Wright's Farfisa & echo sounded a lot like this in their early material.)

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2011 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

The SUPREME release of the year. I like it better than "SPLORER'S and the B HOLE....

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2011 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Lord, the score for COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK is like a superb piano concerto. It's dark and moody. Just supreme. big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2011 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Lord, the score for COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK is like a superb piano concerto. It's dark and moody. Just supreme. big grin

I urge all to get this. It's really not to be missed.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2011 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I urge all to get this. It's really not to be missed.


Just when I think I've heard it all, along comes a score like THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK. It's a unique and mesmerizing work of art. Thanks, FSM!

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2012 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

I noticed that the artwork for Space Children has some issues (maybe from the source elements). So I took the liberty to fix them in Photoshop.

Here's larger cover art...

1400 x 1400 version
http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?id=222445&q=space+children+scott+h

1400 x 1400 fixed version:
http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?id=222500&q=space+children+scott+h

All sizes/versions:
http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?sort=4&q=space+children+scott+h&fltr=1&bgc=&page=

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I've been playing this a lot recently, mostly to try to get to grips with THE SPACE CHILDREN - a score I know I should love but which sends me to sleep every time. That low pulse which dominates much of the score will be hypnotically compelling to some, but I find it deadening. A lot of meandering in the other tracks too.

But I wouldn't sign off on that negative comment - THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK is simply brilliant. I have seen this movie once, on TV at the age of about ten, and it really made an impression. I think seeing kids of your own age in films can mark you for life. I was scared when I saw the original INVADERS FROM MARS because I could identify with the boy's mounting terror. And THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR T haunted me in the same way... I was prone to feverish dreams too as a youngster. And you know, hearing THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK again for the first time in 40 years took me back to sitting in front of the tiny flickering telly, absolutely spellbound by the scenes of the father's (now a robot) visits to his son - and I REMEMBERED that spinechilling yet tender piano/ celesta for those scenes... something hit a nerve there. Wonderful.

I know some of you (Steve, Heath etc) have touched on this element, but I really think that THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK could be worked into a small ensemble concert piece. I believe that it's strong enough to stand up as such.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

I've been playing this a lot recently, mostly to try to get to grips with THE SPACE CHILDREN - a score I know I should love but which sends me to sleep every time. That low pulse which dominates much of the score will be hypnotically compelling to some, but I find it deadening. A lot of meandering in the other tracks too.

But I wouldn't sign off on that negative comment - THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK is simply brilliant. I have seen this movie once, on TV at the age of about ten, and it really made an impression. I think seeing kids of your own age in films can mark you for life. I was scared when I saw the original INVADERS FROM MARS because I could identify with the boy's mounting terror. And THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR T haunted me in the same way... I was prone to feverish dreams too as a youngster. And you know, hearing THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK again for the first time in 40 years took me back to sitting in front of the tiny flickering telly, absolutely spellbound by the scenes of the father's (now a robot) visits to his son - and I REMEMBERED that spinechilling yet tender piano/ celesta for those scenes... something hit a nerve there. Wonderful.

I know some of you (Steve, Heath etc) have touched on this element, but I really think that THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK could be worked into a small ensemble concert piece. I believe that it's strong enough to stand up as such.


I totally agree with this post - I absolutely love Colossus, but Space Children just reminds me of how much better Herrmann did this sound in Day the Earth Stood Still. Maybe it just hasn't clicked for me yet. Still, Colossus is strong enough to carry the CD on its own. I hope people won't ignore this disk just because of the wealth of big ticket items coming out this year. It's fantastic.

Chris

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

I noticed that the artwork for Space Children has some issues (maybe from the source elements). So I took the liberty to fix them in Photoshop.

Scott, do I have to register and log in to see your artwork. All I see is giant red squares. I've tried on several computers with the same result.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   w-dervish   (Member)

I noticed that the artwork for Space Children has some issues (maybe from the source elements). So I took the liberty to fix them in Photoshop.

Both images look exactly the same to me. What am I missing? (I see the actual artwork and NOT giant red squares, btw).

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2012 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Both images look exactly the same to me. What am I missing? (I see the actual artwork and NOT giant red squares, btw).

I haven't detected the difference either...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2012 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Coming to bluray:

http://www.classicflix.com/space-children-bluray-p-12386.html

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2012 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Coming to bluray:

http://www.classicflix.com/space-children-bluray-p-12386.html


Good news!

 
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