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 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Bruce, is Sabrina, John Wayne etc. being shipped today?

I think you said last week they would be. Thanks. smile


So it is written, so it shall be done. All went out this day.




AMEN, BROTHER! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2013 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)


So it is written, so it shall be done. All went out this day.




AMEN, BROTHER! smile


I can't tell you how excited I am for this. Thank you Bruce. I will be unavailable for a day or two after I get this.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2013 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

SABRINA / WE'RE NO ANGELS has arrived and it is pure joy. Everything on it is delightful. A grand souffle. That for me is the best way to describe it. It is the first time I ordered through Kritzerland and everything worked out fine. I'll be back. Ordered THE BUCCANEER and I am definitely looking forward to Victor Young. Bruce,any chance of THE CONQUEROR ? Is it a "lost" score?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2013 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

SABRINA / WE'RE NO ANGELS has arrived and it is pure joy. Everything on it is delightful. A grand souffle. That for me is the best way to describe it. It is the first time I ordered through Kritzerland and everything worked out fine. I'll be back. Ordered THE BUCCANEER and I am definitely looking forward to Victor Young. Bruce,any chance of THE CONQUEROR ? Is it a "lost" score?



Hope to get my Sabrina cd shortly. It sounds like a wonderful CD.

Bruce, as Cody asked, do you have any info on THE CONQUEROR? Do the tracks even exist? It's not much of a film but what a great score by Victor Young!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2013 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

SABRINA / WE'RE NO ANGELS has arrived and it is pure joy. Everything on it is delightful. A grand souffle. That for me is the best way to describe it. It is the first time I ordered through Kritzerland and everything worked out fine. I'll be back. Ordered THE BUCCANEER and I am definitely looking forward to Victor Young. Bruce,any chance of THE CONQUEROR ? Is it a "lost" score?



Hope to get my Sabrina cd shortly. It sounds like a wonderful CD.

Bruce, as Cody asked, do you have any info on THE CONQUEROR? Do the tracks even exist? It's not much of a film but what a great score by Victor Young!


It is great, but I don't know anything about what elements may or may not exist - RKO, wasn't it?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2013 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Yes,it was RKO but it wasn't held with all the other RKO films. It was part of Howard Hughes' personal estate which is now under Universal control. Films like Scarface [1932] and Jet Pilot are there also. I know Kritzerland doesn't deal with Universal but I just had to ask. Anyway, I'll be there when Kritzerland releases its next Victor Young CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2013 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Yes,it was RKO but it wasn't held with all the other RKO films. It was part of Howard Hughes' personal estate which is now under Universal control. Films like Scarface [1932] and Jet Pilot are there also. I know Kritzerland doesn't deal with Universal but I just had to ask. Anyway, I'll be there when Kritzerland releases its next Victor Young CD.



Victor Young, I'll be right behind you Cody. He's one of my favorites! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2013 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Yes, but there are two that I am not too keen on: MY FAVORITE SPY and FOREVER FEMALE. The only one who bats 100% with me is Miklos Rozsa.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2013 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I received this today along with the Wayne Western set. The cover, by the way, is lovely -- and I can't wait to give it a spin tonight.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

I just got around to listening to Sabrina -- does anyone else's copy have a weird glitch on one of the tracks of "Isn't It Romantic?" (don't have the disc in front of me, but I believe it's Track 8)? Mine makes a sound like it's going to skip, then repeats part of the track and then plays through fine. I didn't see anything posted about this, so maybe it's just on my copy.

Also, curious why the tracks for Remember the Night are identified as being recorded in 1949, when the film was released in 1940? Anyone know the reason why these tracks would have been recorded nine years after the film came out?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I just got around to listening to Sabrina -- does anyone else's copy have a weird glitch on one of the tracks of "Isn't It Romantic?" (don't have the disc in front of me, but I believe it's Track 8)? Mine makes a sound like it's going to skip, then repeats part of the track and then plays through fine. I didn't see anything posted about this, so maybe it's just on my copy.

Also, curious why the tracks for Remember the Night are identified as being recorded in 1949, when the film was released in 1940? Anyone know the reason why these tracks would have been recorded nine years after the film came out?


Attitude much? Let's put on our thinking caps - maybe someone accidentally typed a "9" instead of a "0" they're right next to each other, you know. And maybe no one caught it. But tell you what - let's all list all the typos from all the labels that have been made over the years - that would be a really fun 100 page or more thread, wouldn't it?

Yeah, and maybe it's just your copy, which is why no one else has reported a problem on track 9 (not 8). Maybe you could look at the disc and see if there's some dirt on it. Maybe you could play it a second time. Maybe you could talk about the music. If there's a problem with your specific disc, maybe you could drop a line to whomever you purchased it from.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

.....Also, curious why the tracks for Remember the Night are identified as being recorded in 1949, when the film was released in 1940? Anyone know the reason why these tracks would have been recorded nine years after the film came out?.....


REMEMBER THE NIGHT was released on January 19, 1940.

So it's not the "9" that's the typo, it's the "4".

The score was recorded in 1939.

Typos are easy to make and surprisingly hard to detect in proofreading.

Everyone makes them at one time or another and we will continue
to do so until the end of typography.

It's not a serious human flaw (until it affects your medicine prescription). smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

.....Also, curious why the tracks for Remember the Night are identified as being recorded in 1949, when the film was released in 1940? Anyone know the reason why these tracks would have been recorded nine years after the film came out?.....


REMEMBER THE NIGHT was released on January 19, 1940.

So it's not the "9" that's the typo, it's the "4".

The score was recorded in 1939.

Typos are easy to make and surprisingly hard to detect in proofreading.

Everyone makes them at one time or another and we will continue
to do so until the end of typography.

It's not a serious human flaw (until it affects your medicine prescription). smile


Right you are - same thing, though, one number next to the other. But I don't think we want to start naming names for much worse typos, do we?

 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 1:14 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Typos where adjacent keys are pressed by mistake can be difficult for proofreaders to spot.
They don't usually worry me unless they are particularly problematic like, say, ending up with ASNEOMS on the front cover instead of SABRINA.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

I just got around to listening to Sabrina -- does anyone else's copy have a weird glitch on one of the tracks of "Isn't It Romantic?" (don't have the disc in front of me, but I believe it's Track 8)? Mine makes a sound like it's going to skip, then repeats part of the track and then plays through fine. I didn't see anything posted about this, so maybe it's just on my copy.

Also, curious why the tracks for Remember the Night are identified as being recorded in 1949, when the film was released in 1940? Anyone know the reason why these tracks would have been recorded nine years after the film came out?


Attitude much? Let's put on our thinking caps - maybe someone accidentally typed a "9" instead of a "0" they're right next to each other, you know. And maybe no one caught it. But tell you what - let's all list all the typos from all the labels that have been made over the years - that would be a really fun 100 page or more thread, wouldn't it?

Yeah, and maybe it's just your copy, which is why no one else has reported a problem on track 9 (not 8). Maybe you could look at the disc and see if there's some dirt on it. Maybe you could play it a second time. Maybe you could talk about the music. If there's a problem with your specific disc, maybe you could drop a line to whomever you purchased it from.


I was going to let this go, but after reading the reply again I'm rather upset at what I regard as a totally unjustified response to my legitimate questions. Bruce for some reason seems to be unable to read any message I post on one of his threads without seeing it as an attack on his products, his production skills or his person. I would ask any other members of this board to please read my original message objectively and tell me if there is ANYTHING in this posting that suggests "attitude" or negativity.

First, with regard to the question about the dates for the Remember the Night tracks. This was a genuine inquiry about the dates when these recordings were made. It's not common, but there have been cases where selections from film scores were recorded some time after the film was released, usually for commercial purposes. Given that these tracks did not include the section of Sterling Holloway singing (which fans of the film regard as the musical highlight) and were all grouped around only the Indiana segment of the film I was wondering if these might have been recorded for some other purpose at a later time and thought it was perfectly appropriate to ask about it. After years of collecting and researching film music I am still surprised at things that show up on old 78s that I never knew existed (such as my acquiring a few years ago a set of 78s of rehearsal scoring sessions for The Bishop's Wife). A friend of mine is a huge fan of Remember the Night and I thought if there were 78 rpm recordings of portions of this score I might try to track them down as a surprise gift for her. Hence my question, "Anyone know the reason why these tracks would have been recorded nine years after the film came out?" which Bruce somehow twisted in his mind into an attack on his proofreading skills. Anyone reading the message objectively will see that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to suggest this in my posting.

As regards the question about the glitch in my copy, anyone who has been reading this board for a while knows that there have been cases where a release was discovered to have a flaw and was repressed, including a rash of such incidents a few years ago. Since the manufacturers and dealers have no easy way of contacting everyone who purchased the original pressing it is usually the responsibility of the purchaser to request a replacement. Sometimes the only way we consumers know to do this is by reading about the repressing on this message board. Had I not seen such threads on this board I probably never would have known about the problems with SpaceCamp or Santa Claus -- The Movie a few years ago, let alone that I could get a replacement. If customers with problem discs only wrote directly to the manufacturer or dealer rather than posting on this board it's likely the rest of us might never find out about the problems. In this case, the problem with my disc, as stated in my original posting, was unusual enough (the disc doesn't just skip like it would if scratched or dirty, but actually replays a brief section of the music and then continues on with no problems), that I thought it was worth asking if anyone else had noticed this problem on their copies. Also, I don't always have time to read this board every day so I thought I might have missed it if there had been a thread about this. Again, anyone reading my original post will see that this is all I was asking.

Bruce, I really am fascinated by how you can take such simple inquiries and turn them into personal attacks. This rivals Groucho rationalizing Freedonia into war in Duck Soup. I'd really like to get together sometime over coffee (I'll pay) so I can observe you at close range and see if I can figure out how your mind works, because frankly I can't fathom it from your behavior sometimes on this board. I suspect if we met you'd find we have much more in common than you might want to admit, especially with regard to taste in composers and films. However, you seem to have it in your head that I am some kind of Internet troll or perhaps a spy for the opposition who is out to make you look bad. For the record, I'm not a troll, a mole, or any other 'ole you care to name (if I were I'd certainly be posting a lot more than an occasional question on one of your threads). I am, like most of the people on this board, just a customer with an interest in film music who is trying to help these specialty labels as much as possible by buying as many releases as I can on a limited teacher's salary. And like many on this board I have occasional expertise in some unusual facets of this field of music. I would think most people working in the business end would want to cultivate the potential of such people rather than alienating them. After all, you never know who might have the contacts, resources or abilities to help you realize some of those projects that seem destined never to happen. Instead, you seem to want to go out of your way at times to antagonize members of your customer base, when we are the ones who help you pay the rent and keep you in beer and skittles (though to be honest I've never been entirely sure what the latter is). As such, I think at least we should be expected to be treated with some small degree of civility rather than being instantly accused of "attitude" for asking legitimate questions. If you are incapable of doing that, and you are too thin-skinned to be able to tell the difference between a straightforward question and an attack, perhaps you need to consider a different line of work.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Sorry, when someone comes on a board, especially someone who has been negative before, and posts that they finally got around to listening to Sabrina and then offers not ONE comment about the quality of the CD or the music that's on it, but only asks about two problems, one perceived and the other a typo, and words the question about the typo in what seemed to me a snarky way - "Anyone know the reason why these tracks would have been recorded nine years after the film came out?" (maybe others don't read it that way, but my reading it that way is based on history) then I might assume there's a little attitude. I don't know - call me crazy, call me Ishmael, call me bwana, but that's the way I saw it. If you honestly meant no attitude then apologies all around.

I'm not thin-skinned at all - I just respond as I respond. And I'm completely available for a coffee (or Diet Coke in my case) - name the time, name the place and I'll be there.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 11:14 PM   
 By:   notkafkaesque   (Member)

Methinks the good doctor doth protest way too much -- good grief.

NK

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 11:52 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Methinks the good doctor doth protest way too much -- good grief.

NK


But in other news, get a load of this lovely thing:

I, who never win anything, have won two Sammy Awards - one for best compilation soundtrack release of 2013 - Preminger at Fox, which I of course share with the man who makes all our Fox releases possible, Nick Redman, and I have won the special preservation award as Best Album Producer for 2013. I am, at long last, a WINNER!

http://www.americanmusicpreservation.com/sammys2014.htm#26thsammyawards

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

"This multi-talented producer has been releasing many hard-to-find film soundtracks and deserves to be thanked for his preservation of these worthwhile recordings."

And how. Congrats Bruce!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 6:19 AM   
 By:   Limmerine   (Member)

Methinks the good doctor doth protest way too much -- good grief.

NK


But in other news, get a load of this lovely thing:

I, who never win anything, have won two Sammy Awards - one for best compilation soundtrack release of 2013 - Preminger at Fox, which I of course share with the man who makes all our Fox releases possible, Nick Redman, and I have won the special preservation award as Best Album Producer for 2013. I am, at long last, a WINNER!

http://www.americanmusicpreservation.com/sammys2014.htm#26thsammyawards


Congratulations to you, Mr Kimmel.

Kritzerland should be nominated or even win Film Music Record Label of the Year at IFMAC next year!

Kritzerland always surprises me.

 
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