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 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


I am in the process of purchasing the Tadlow release of El Cid and along the way note that they also have Exodus available. Can anyone recommend this? I have the original release of Gold's score but would love an extended version.

I think Tadlow is a class act and cannot help but think this is a worthy purchase.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

I think it's a good recording. And since we're not likely to get a release of the original again, I will recommend it.

I could have lived without most of the contents on disc two, but disc one is worth the cost of the 2 disc set easily.

If you love the score to EXODUS, then it's very much recommended.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

So if we already have the original recording, you're saying that disc 1 makes it still worth buying this set???

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Since the original has always sounded thin and harsh, and the Tadlow sounds typically excellent, I'd say it's a no-brainer. The score needs pruning, but you'll have to make the cuts yourself.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

I think Tadlow is a class act and cannot help but think this is a worthy purchase.

You are 110 percent correct - it's a stunner.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

So if we already have the original recording, you're saying that disc 1 makes it still worth buying this set???

Yes, I would say so. It is an excellent re-recording, as many have mentioned. And I really don't believe the original recording can be improved much audio-wise. I also own the original by the way.

Originally, EXODUS (on vinyl of course) was the very first soundtrack album that I owned, so it is kind of special for me in that way. But at the moment, it is the Tadlow recording that I most have on my CD player when I want to hear that score.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I think it's a good recording. And since we're not likely to get a release of the original again, I will recommend it.

I could have lived without most of the contents on disc two, but disc one is worth the cost of the 2 disc set easily.

If you love the score to EXODUS, then it's very much recommended.


"I could have lived without most of the contents on disc two"

Really?

Just so everyone is clear I think this 2 CD SET is nothing short of AWESOME

And the additional tracks are feature some outstanding stuff

Here is a full track list

Disc/Cassette 1

1. Prelude (02:42)
2. Summer in Cyprus (01:55)
3. Escape / The General (02:06)
4. Ari (03:49)
5. On the Beach* (02:06)
6. The Tent – Karen / Lorries / The Convoy* (04:13)
7. The Star of David* (00:40)
8. Odenheim’s Death / Karen’s Story* (04:02)
9. Approaching Haifa / The Oath* (03:03)
10. Kitty* (02:02)
11. Akiva’s Hideout (01:41)
12. Love is Where You Find It / The Valley of Jezreel* (06:08)
13. Yad El / He is Dead* (02:26)
14. Goodbye / Intermission Music – Fight for Survival (02:44)
15. Karen’s Father (In Jerusalem) (03:51)
16. Akiva’s Arrest* (03:21)
17. Execution Chamber / Don’t Let My Brother Die* (01:36)
18. Acre Prison / The Chess Game (Conspiracy)* (05:41)
19. D-Day / The Bombs (Prison Break)* (07:43)

Disc/Cassette 2

1. The Arsenal* (01:26)
2. The Operation* (01:47)
3. Children on the Hill* (02:04)
4. Dawn / Finale – The Fight for Peace (06:45)
5. Exit Music - Hatikvah (03:30)
6. EXODUS – This Land is Mine (02:20)
Lyrics by Pat Boone
* Contains previously unrecorded music

BONUS TRACKS


7. IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD - Exit Music (02:06)
8. SHIP OF FOOLS - Candlelight and Silver Waltz (05:11)
9. JUDITH – Main Title Music (04:09) Composed by Sol Kaplan

QB VII - Jerry Goldsmith
10. Main Title (02:02)
11. The Holocaust (02:52)
12. Visit to the Sheikh (02:14)
13. The Wailing Wall (03:15)
14. Kaddish for the Six Million (03:20)

SCHINDLER'S LIST - John Williams
15. Schindler’s List (04:18)
16. Remembrances (05:55)

CAST A GIANT SHADOW - Elmer Bernstein
17. Prelude (03:00)
18. Land of Hope (03:21)

EXODUS
19. Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra (06:56)
20. Concert Overture (04:28)

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

James Fitz said somewhere that this was the album he's most proud of producing.

The extra material is very good too in my opinion.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

You've convinced me! And even though I seem to have ALL the "True Grit" recordings, including the new L-L-L, I'm enjoying the Tadlow of it too. Ten minutes later, and I just ordered it, along with the 2-CD set of "Lawrence of Arabia."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

And I really don't believe the original recording can be improved much audio-wise.

Really? In 50 years I've never heard anyone say that.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

Since the original has always sounded thin and harsh, and the Tadlow sounds typically excellent, I'd say it's a no-brainer. The score needs pruning, but you'll have to make the cuts yourself.

You really think the original is thin sounding? I think it is extremely thick as well as harsh. And the poster who said the sound could not be improved on the original must have strange playback hardware.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   filmo   (Member)

since the subject of purchasing El Cid was mentioned by edzwoomom, can anybody recommend this cd in terms of breadth of sound, orchestration and harmony by those who have it? thanks a lot.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

You really think the original is thin sounding? I think it is extremely thick as well as harsh. And the poster who said the sound could not be improved on the original must have strange playback hardware.


There were two different recordings with the same track titles. One used a much smaller orchestra and was mono, though the pieces were longer, whilst the other was the original London recording with shorter pieces. Neither was wonderful, though the latter was infinitely better.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

since the subject of purchasing El Cid was mentioned by edzwoomom, can anybody recommend this cd in terms of breadth of sound, orchestration and harmony by those who have it? thanks a lot.


Are you asking about 'El Cid'?

Since the composer's original sheets were used, how could it be otherwise than as he composed it? A great release.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

since the subject of purchasing El Cid was mentioned by edzwoomom, can anybody recommend this cd in terms of breadth of sound, orchestration and harmony by those who have it? thanks a lot.

The Tadlow EL CID is strongly recommended. It's complete and a rousing version of the score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Both 2-CD sets ("Exodus" and "Lawrence of Arabia") have been shipped.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 6:32 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

This is why I love it when a thread stays on a positive note. I get the sincere feedback I am looking for, other members get recommendations on releases they might wish to purchase and reputable labels who post here like Tadlow get exposure and get to sell some of their goods - in other words a win win for everyone.

Tadlow's Exodus is on my to buy list - thanks folks.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)


Tadlow's Exodus is on my to buy list - thanks folks.


Great reminder to get this and other Tadlow releases and support these projects!

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

In the past couple of weeks I've bought Tadlow's "True Grit," "Exodus," and "Lawrence Of Arabia," and they ALL sound great -- what a joy to have these wonderful scores with such sparklingly clear sonics!!! Which takes nothing away from previous recordings -- I continue to love my La-La-Land "True Grit" and previous versions of the others. Frankly, these later recordings are for those of us who can't seem to get enough of them!

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Enjoy, Ron.

Their recording of 'Orrence is particularly impressive to my ears, it's the only version I listen to now that I have. Some great music on Disc 2 as well.
I would also recommend the Tadlow release of 'Private Life of Sherlock Holmes' by Rozsa, which is a wonderful score beautifully recorded (which reminds me, I still have to get 'Quo Vadis').

 
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