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 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 6:32 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

Wow, I just listened to Barry's ACROSS THE SEA OF TIME and Delerue's A SUMMER STORY again, and was taken aback by the amount of heartfelt emotion in those scores. Both were relatively late-period scores for both composers, and both seem to stand above most of their other scores of the period (famous films or not). In particular, in ACROSS, listen to that poignant longing in "Coney Island."

As for Delerue's A SUMMER STORY, a listing of the great cues in this score would contain most of the album. It is truly one of the most heartfelt, touching, and aching/longing Delerue scores of his career.

I know these two CDs are commanding big prices these days, but if you can get ahold of them, please do; they are among these composers' best.

 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)


A remastered reissue of this score would be grand!

 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 9:08 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Two great scores from two great composers.They are the apex of melodic music.

 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 9:54 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Barry's Across the Sea of Time is probably his best work. No, it IS his best. And that Coney Island theme.................... wow, just wow. One of the best things I own.

And to see it on film...............! I rewatch the movie every now and then just to relive the majesty of the score. His piece, called Moviola, from the Moviola album, is played as the camera swoops slowly over the skyscrapers of New York City. For me, its a religious experience, it is so powerful.

I know I sound like a nerd. That is because I am. lol But ATSOT made me an instant Barry fan. That, and the Specialist, which came out at the same time.

 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I love both of these scores but neither rank that highly in my list of favourites by their respective composers.

The GD score isn't helped by the less than perfect copy I have and I would appreciate the opportunity to replace it with a new release. There are some wonderful passages (and the end title is one of those gorgeous pieces at which GD excelled) but the album - as is - comes over a little too bitty demonstrated by 20 tracks in a running time of less than 37 min.

Turning to JB's Across the Sea of Time ... this one has never hit me as being a favourite despite many plays. I feel that the Moviola track dominates the score ... I'm waiting for it from the start. Perhaps I should try the score with that track sequenced out. I like them all but I find his other scores of that era more involving ... and The Specialist remains my favourite score of the 1990s.


 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 2:02 AM   
 By:   adilson   (Member)

two great scores, I'm waiting for a reissue of the lovely A SUMMER STORY

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