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 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Big X   (Member)

Does anyone know when the next release will be revealed?

I do recall that James stated that he was sworn to secrecy as to the title but no indication was given to any dates of the next release.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Does anyone know when the next release will be revealed?

I do recall that James stated that he was sworn to secrecy as to the title but no indication was given to any dates of the next release.


Did I read correctly somewhere that The Blue Max was being concidered?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I said this in another thread, but I'll say it here too:

Please, please, please with sugar on top -- rerecord John Williams' THE STORY OF A WOMAN/STORIA DI UNA DONNA!!

The film has recently been made available on Youtube for all to see and hear. And what a fantastic piece it is. Additionally, the score sheets exist in the Universal libraries according to a source within. AND it's guaranteed to sell well.

So there's only some paperwork and the decision to make it standing between us and a great, new John Williams score that has never seen the light of day!

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'd definitely buy it Thor, but what makes you think it's guaranteed to be a great seller when no one has heard of the film? In that interview not long ago with Luc, I'm pretty sure he said that he was disappointed with sales on The Salamander, also by a high profile and beloved composer who usually sells incredibly well...

Guaranteed to be a seller or not, I hope Luc and James consider it. Though unlike The Salamander, is it confirmed for sure than Universal themselves don't have any elements for this score (that is, the original recording)?

Anyway, we do know from James's Facebook posts that the next release supposedly contains two scores by one composer, and that the composer is NOT Goldsmith.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I'd definitely buy it Thor, but what makes you think it's guaranteed to be a great seller when no one has heard of the film? In that interview not long ago with Luc, I'm pretty sure he said that he was disappointed with sales on The Salamander, also by a high profile and beloved composer who usually sells incredibly well...

I'd say that Williams is more bankable than Goldsmith, all things considered. Especially for a score of this nature. But beyond sales and numbers, this NEEDS to be recorded for historical purposes. Probably the most interesting of Williams' unreleased scores.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

But beyond sales and numbers, this NEEDS to be recorded for historical purposes. Probably the most interesting of Williams' unreleased scores.

We're totally agreed on that one. Though, if Universal has tapes in their holding I'd rather Intrada put those out and Tadlow focused their energies on a Williams score that no longer survives.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I would bet a lot of money that the film itself is lost, the master tapes for the scores even more so. Otherwise, something would have been done by now. I think I would actually prefer a rerecording in this case, anyway, since it's a type of music that demands as good sound quality as possible. And I'm not interested in waiting around for a 'holy grail' to be discovered when a sparkling rerecording is much more realistic.

Crossing all fingers and toes that endless nagging will make James and the other guys at Tadlow stand up and take notice!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

It's interesting that whenever I suggest Sodom & Gomorrah as a possible re-recording I'm told it would never sell because it's an obscure turkey, and people then suggest titles like The Salamander and The Story of a Woman as suitable alternatives. Wow, that's another dimension of obscure altogether.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

SODOM AND GOMORRAH would make a great re-recording; even a 79 minute single-CD reconstruction would be extremely welcome.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

That's all that's necessary, George. For my money it's only the very occasional score like Ben-Hur that requires more than one CD.

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 12:26 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

If they continue doing Goldsmith I would like to see a re-recording of
Black Patch (1957) / Face of a Fugitive (1959)

Two early great scores and the tapes seem to be lost forever.

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Say whaat? I want every note of S&G! Even if the film sucks it's a masterpiece!

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It's interesting that whenever I suggest Sodom & Gomorrah as a possible re-recording I'm told it would never sell because it's an obscure turkey, and people then suggest titles like The Salamander and The Story of a Woman as suitable alternatives. Wow, that's another dimension of obscure altogether.

Indeed it is -- which makes it all the more important to rerecord them. Fortunately for all of these, the obscure scores are done by VERY high profile composers. No 100% guarantee for sell-out, for example, but easier. I like to think that in the case of STORIA -- beyond being done by the most famous film composer the world has ever seen -- the mode of music (lush, romantic drama) is something different than the big and boisterous that Tadlow usually does. It doesn't require a 120-piece orchestra and equally big chorus.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 1:53 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

Say whaat? I want every note of S&G! Even if the film sucks it's a masterpiece!

Yavar


Indeed we do. I am shocked - shocked I tell you - at suggestions for an incomplete version!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Humblest apologies to all. Of course I'd prefer every last demiquaver of S & G to be recorded. I was simply throwing into the pot the possible alternative of a CHEAPER--let me repeat that, CHEAPER--S & G. Because this after all is what it comes down to--money. If it were a case of no S & G or one S & G, of course I choose one. If it's a case of one or two, naturally I choose two.

Of course, what we really need is a millionaire who loves Rozsa.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 4:00 AM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

I like to think that in the case of STORIA -- beyond being done by the most famous film composer the world has ever seen -- the mode of music (lush, romantic drama) is something different than the big and boisterous that Tadlow usually does. It doesn't require a 120-piece orchestra and equally big chorus.

And yet, the large orchestra and chorus is to hand, and no doubt anxious to exercise their instruments.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   waxmanman35   (Member)

Say whaat? I want every note of S&G! Even if the film sucks it's a masterpiece!

Yavar


Yes, it is a wonderful score. But why re-record that score when there's already a 2 CD set drawn from original sessions? My preference would be to record something where the original tracks no longer exist.

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Then here's an idea that could make everyone happy: Rerecord every note of the score on one CD using the original sessions. Solved!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Ed Lachmann   (Member)

I would love SODOM AND GOMORRAH because the music is so damned good. I guess for no other reason. Oh, that and the fact that the Digitmovies 2CD set sounds like overdriven crap.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Shut up with the Sodom and Gomorrah thingie already!

STORIA DI UNA DONNA! STORIA DI UNA DONNA! STORIA DI UNA DONNA!

 
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