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 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Golden age or something from the best year for Bruce - 1962? wink

Close.



Late 1960s?

The Pleasure of His Company?


I don't believe The Pleasure of His Company is from the late 1960s, but it's an excellent guess because everyone knows that Kritzerland and Alfred Newman go hand in hand.



A release of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY would be a real pleasure to buy, I'd say.

If this IS the proper guess, Mr. Bruce probably won't be doing a jig, though, but a Fred Astaire-like waltz!

(I haven't seen the film in quite awhile. Is there enough Newman score to make up a proper CD, or will there be another score with it?)


I'm dancing on the ceiling, let's put it that way. smile I love the score, Newman can do no wrong, and it's got everything Newman did so wonderfully - two great main themes and lots of variations - it's an addictive listen. Between the score and bonus material, the CD is over sixty minutes.



Fabulous!

You've done it again, Mr. Bruce!

When they get around to sending me my ballot,
I'm nominating you for the Nobel Prize for your
humanitarian efforts on behalf of filmscore fanboys. smile


When the disc is released I think Bruce should throw
a little party and invite us all to imbibe mimosas, in
honor of Lilli Palmer's favorite flower in the film......
A cool mimosa on a hot California summer day---
what could be better? smile


Interestingly, Newman's two early 1960s Paramount scores have both been released by Kritzerland and both films feature Lilli Palmer - go know (the other one is obviously The Counterfeit Traitor).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Bruce, does THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY appear at your website this coming Monday, Sept. 9 ?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


Great, I can't get enough of Alfred Newman.

So Bruce, since I was the first to guess it, with no clues, do I get a free copy? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce, does THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY appear at your website this coming Monday, Sept. 9 ?

Indeed it will, and we'll actually ship within the week. And for the first time ever, the following two releases will ship immediately after pre-orders - it rarely happens but we got ahead - probably won't happen again for a while, but it's nice for a change.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 9:19 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Bruce I look forward to hearing the samples of this one smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 11:20 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce I look forward to hearing the samples of this one smile

I'm listening to 'em now smile Love this score and love Mr. Newman, who can simply do no wrong. I tell you, there are nights when I just sit here and listen to various upcoming projects and I just don't know any better way to spend an evening than listening to great film music, especially the stuff that is being released for the first time, like this score.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Newman really knew how to compose and conduct the string section. I think Goldsmith really did his best to emulate Newman in this respect!

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)

Counterfeit Traitor is much enjoyed here. I especially enjoy Alfred's late years.

I hope for more Duning in the future, as always.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

On Most website this cd release is already gone, pretty quick and a congratulations to Kritzerland! Well done (i triple dipped it by the waywink)

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   Anabel Boyer   (Member)

And for the first time ever, the following two releases will ship immediately after pre-orders.

Does it mean you will announce these two releases in a few days at same time or one at a time?
And is one of these the score "which was previously on CD in a very unsatisfactory and short presentation that wasn't at all satisfying, is one of the great score rediscoveries for me - an amazing piece of work - what a difference an extra forty-something minutes makes!"

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

And for the first time ever, the following two releases will ship immediately after pre-orders.

Does it mean you will announce these two releases in a few days at same time or one at a time?
And is one of these the score "which was previously on CD in a very unsatisfactory and short presentation that wasn't at all satisfying, is one of the great score rediscoveries for me - an amazing piece of work - what a difference an extra forty-something minutes makes!"


Our usual one every two weeks. And yes, one of them is the one you mention.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)


And is one of these the score "which was previously on CD in a very unsatisfactory and short presentation that wasn't at all satisfying, is one of the great score rediscoveries for me - an amazing piece of work - what a difference an extra forty-something minutes makes!"

Our usual one every two weeks. And yes, one of them is the one you mention.


Can it be Mary, Queen Of Scots? wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Can it be Mary, Queen Of Scots? wink

hardly.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Can it be Mary, Queen Of Scots? wink

hardly.


Definitely not smile

No, this one is going to surprise people, I think.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Can it be Mary, Queen Of Scots? wink

hardly.


Definitely not smile

No, this one is going to surprise people, I think.


That's sad - I missed Intrada's original short version, and seems that no-one works with new edition (((
But I love surprises, so maybe that title will please me big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Can it be Mary, Queen Of Scots? wink

hardly.


Definitely not smile

No, this one is going to surprise people, I think.


That's sad - I missed Intrada's original short version, and seems that no-one works with new edition (((
But I love surprises, so maybe that title will please me big grin


It's a very unexpected release for Kritzerland, very different, save for the fact that I've liked the score since I saw the film. The original CD was not satisfactory but hearing the score as it was written (not all of it used in the film) and full-length, for me it's kind of a huge rediscovery - the composer is brilliant and we're thrilled to give this a shot.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

Bruce,

Thanks for THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY. I say this even though I've never seen this film or heard any of its score (except for the easy-listening arrangement Newman recorded on Capitol). ANY Newman is always a gift from the skies to me. I look forward with great anticipation to experiencing a Newman score I have not yet heard.

You (Kritzerland) are my absolute favorite label the last few years.

You have most certainly become the most ardent keeper of the flame for Golden Age scores these days. You always give me something to look forward to. You also give me hope that some of the more obscure scores I've always hoped for will one day miraculously appear. You've already made that miracle happen more than once, and I'll bet your miracle-working days are far from over.

Thanks again.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Now THAT'S what I like to see in a Kritzerland thread!



Thanks for saying what we all can't say enough, Jim!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce,

Thanks for THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY. I say this even though I've never seen this film or heard any of its score (except for the easy-listening arrangement Newman recorded on Capitol). ANY Newman is always a gift from the skies to me. I look forward with great anticipation to experiencing a Newman score I have not yet heard.

You (Kritzerland) are my absolute favorite label the last few years.

You have most certainly become the most ardent keeper of the flame for Golden Age scores these days. You always give me something to look forward to. You also give me hope that some of the more obscure scores I've always hoped for will one day miraculously appear. You've already made that miracle happen more than once, and I'll bet your miracle-working days are far from over.

Thanks again.


Thanks for the lovely post.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

And Poltergeist II did indeed arrive today around noon and the helper is working tirelessly to get as many of them out the door as possible today, and the rest will go out tomorrow morning.

 
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