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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Eye of the Devil
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2009 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

OK, I bit and bought this one because I liked the sample tracks on the web site and the fact that FSM thought many people might not want to buy it, but should maybe give it a try anyway. Well I did and want to say thank you Lukas for this one. It's nice to find such a different sounding score and buy outside my usual list of preferred composers. The score is an undiscovered gem...until now.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2009 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

Mark, thanks for your nice feedback. To those wishing to learn more about Gary McFarland, see:

http://www.thisisgarymcfarland.com/

You can also hear Gary sing the theme from Eye of the Devil!

http://www.thisisgarymcfarland.com/mp3/track_03.mp3

Lukas Kendall

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2009 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

The guy who posted above also should have directed you to:

http://www.dougpayne.com/gary1.htm

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2009 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


You're right! I remembered Doug's site but didn't have the URL handy. Clearly www.dougpayne.com was beyond my ability to recall...thanks for adding.

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2009 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

You're right! I remembered Doug's site but didn't have the URL handy. Clearly www.dougpayne.com was beyond my ability to recall...thanks for adding.

Lukas


Lukas, did Doug assist with the Eye of the Devil reissue? I'm still blown away that this came out - I never thought I'd ever hear it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2009 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)


Lukas, did Doug assist with the Eye of the Devil reissue? I'm still blown away that this came out - I never thought I'd ever hear it.


?

Well - he *is* listed as a project consultant on the inside back cover of the booklet....

I always liked the harp in the first track - a great way to open a score.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2009 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   MICHAEL HOMA   (Member)

fantastic score,,,,its really rather sad that with all the releases from "THE MASTERS" and other well known composers, this seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle,,,, lukas and co. did a daring thing releasing a score that most people never heard of ,let alone having ever seen the film, i thank them for it , and i really dont know what i can do to make more people pay attention to it. frustrating . and what makes it even more sad is that lukas , in this case, just does not care about the profits , it seems to me , but getting really good scores to us , no matter the outcome,, if i had one to recommend to anyone on this board to purchase , this would be it. a bow to lukas and co. for their continued efforts to give us the finest in film scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2009 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

If this album is possible, Kenyon Hopkins and Les Baxter can't be far behind.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2009 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

and what makes it even more sad is that lukas , in this case, just does not care about the profits , it seems to me , but getting really good scores to us , no matter the outcome,, if i had one to recommend to anyone on this board to purchase , this would be it. a bow to lukas and co. for their continued efforts to give us the finest in film scores.

Agreed. When Lukas kindly agreed to my suggestion to dedicate a future release to the memory of Greg (Gumdrops1) Twyman, he said that he had a suitable one in mind. When it turned out to be this one, I was absolutely delighted. Gummy would have adored this score - as do I.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2009 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   gbays23   (Member)

When I first saw this CD, the cover really grabbed my attention. As I read the review, it mentioned that the score fell under the category of a jazz symphony, which didn't necessarily help me find it interesting, because I am not a big lover of jazz, but when the names Mancini and Barry were mentioned, I thought that the samples would be worth listening to. I started out with the first track, and I had to admit that the writing for solo harp was quite astounding, especially when it was combined with a bass guitar, giving it a light jazzy sound, compared to what I was thinking of. Following the harp cue, there was the orchestral cue within the same track, and I found it very beautiful, and not jazzy at all. Later I listened to the processional track, and while it didn't immediately grab my attention with the clanging chimes and tinkling celeste, when the choir came in, it sent shivers up my spine, but also really grabbed my attention. It matched immediately the kind of pictures I had in my head of what this film was like (I have never seen it, nor really have any intention to). After some more visits to the CD review, and some more listening to the samples, it didn't take me long to finally buy it. The highlights for me are the three tracks that are almost in a way, a three-movement suite with its continuation of the 7/4 beat. It was these three tracks and the track "The Grave in the Forest" which explained to me why it was called a jazz symphonic score. I only wish that the score was a lot longer, because I always find myself wanting more each time after I've finished the soundtrack. One thing which I was also happy to find out (on a technical detail) was that the score was recorded at CTS Studios, Bayswater (during the time the score was recorded, they had not moved to Wembley yet), and the reason for this is because it creates a more intimate feeling within the recording, and does not give you the impression that you're listening to the music within a concert hall. I am very happy that FSM released this recording, and recommend it to anyone who loves both music from the '60s, and creepy film music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2009 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   MICHAEL HOMA   (Member)

just wanted to say again what i said in feb. when i got this release. i still play it all the time, and every time it just gets better. if thats possible? it is the one score i was most surprised about that i purchased from FSM. hope everyone can appreciate it if the wallet allows. it is worth every penny. lukas et al outdid themselves with this one.

 
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