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 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


I'm still waiting for the beautiful score L.H. wrote for Mustang Country! smile

Ford, any chance?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9eDtkHnZkw

Here's the song from that film. Did Lee write the music for the song?

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

...music in 2013.
This great composer has some excellent scores from the 70's and 80's just waiting to be transferred from LP to CD, in addition to the many unreleased scores that would make fantastic premier releases.
I'm hoping Kritzerland might make some in-roads in this department come 2013.

If you wanna hear how great a melodist he is, click below
(fans of the CARRIE songs will love the first song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gfCYMAJASU

or try this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtWBApZKA10


Haven't seen Holdridge's name in a while. Back in 1985 I bought the CD "DIGITAL PREMIERE RECORDINGS FROM THE FILMS OF LEE HOLDRIDGE" from Varese Sarabande conducted by the great Charles Gerhardt, with music from "Wizards And Warriors," "Splash," "The Great Whales," "The Hemingway Play," "Going Home," "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," and a nearly 18 minute suite from the tv mini-series "East Of Eden." I remember being charmed by it and playing it every year of so. But then I lost track of it, and over the past month, when my computer failed and I had to RE-download over 18,000 tracks of music to iTunes, I consciously chose NOT to download the Holdridge CD. Which was a mistake. After reading the above, I pulled it out and added it, and the music is as charming as it ever was, so I'll not only try to play it more often, I may even investigate some of those scores mentioned by fans of his music in this post.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

I said it before and I say it again: I would love to have more music in the same line as LH's John Denver covers. I absolutely sincerely, honestly and without any tongue in cheek or campness love the nylon plaid bell bottomed trouser sound of that CD, and welcome anything like that from regardless whomever with open arms and ears. In another post to my same response, someone suggested another LH cover-CD but that sadly enough doesn't have the beauty and flow that the John Denver covers have.

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I said it before and I say it again: I would love to have more music in the same line as LH's John Denver covers. I absolutely sincerely, honestly and without any tongue in cheek or campness love the nylon plaid bell bottomed trouser sound of that CD, and welcome anything like that from regardless whomever with open arms and ears. In another post to my same response, someone suggested another LH cover-CD but that sadly enough doesn't have the beauty and flow that the John Denver covers have.

D.S.


But I honestly think the original post was mainly concerned with Holdridge the composer rather than Holdridge the conductor/arranger. But you DO make me slightly curious to sample some of his Denver covers!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 8:42 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

A remastered Beastmaster would be most welcome on my shelf. Expanded, too, if there's significant missing music. I've seen the movie countless times since I was a kid, but have never done a back-to-back comparison to see what, if anything, is missing.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Has anyone heard his score from HER OWN RULES, a TV movie from 1998, directed by Bobby Roth? Roth usually worked with Tangerine Dream or Chris Franke, so this was a change of pace. Was it an electronic score?

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Still hoping for THE PACK, which is easily one of my favorite Holdridge scores both released and unreleased. Considering this is Warner Bros movie, hopefully LLL could do it or perhaps Intrada... I suppose the other major labels are unfortunately not working with Warners...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2013 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

I said it before and I say it again: I would love to have more music in the same line as LH's John Denver covers. I absolutely sincerely, honestly and without any tongue in cheek or campness love the nylon plaid bell bottomed trouser sound of that CD, and welcome anything like that from regardless whomever with open arms and ears. In another post to my same response, someone suggested another LH cover-CD but that sadly enough doesn't have the beauty and flow that the John Denver covers have.

D.S.




Stu, and others, might find this John Denver story interesting.

Back in the 90s I often went to Rainbow Health Foods in Atlanta and got to know a guy named David who worked there. David told me many famous people would shop there while in Atlanta, actors, athletes, singers etc. David said all but one were very nice. So I asked him who was the bad guy. He said John Denver! He said Denver came in one afternoon with his group of people. David said Denver was a complete jerk and snob. Denver demanded the manger close the store while he shopped! When the manager refused David said Denver was furious at the manger, swore at him, and marched out!

Hmmm, not quite the sweet, simple, modest country boy image .... huh? eek

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Still hoping for THE PACK"
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Yeah, The Pack would make a great release (and quite a change for Holdridge too, it would be interesting to hear what others make of the very aggressive moments in that score, when LH is known generally for more romantic/softer melodies and scoring).
Plus, I could finally bin da boot!
I have a feeling it could be coming from BSX (dunno why, just do...go figure).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 4:01 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Ok. We didn't get the planned BSX release that Ford alluded to in 2013. Any word on that one?
I think the only Holdridge CD that came out last year was The Beastmaster expansion at years end.
I reckon the only way BSX can make it up to me now is to double their Holdridge output wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Here Here Kev.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


I still would like to see Lee's fine score to Mustang Country! smile

Ford, is this possible?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I realise that Ford doesn't actually say BSX are releasing a new Holdridge CD. Maybe he just knew about the expanded Beastmaster that was being worked on, at that time??
C'mon Ford, throw us a frickin bone here !! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

There are several late 1970s Lee Holdridge LPs that haven’t seen a re-issue:

FOREVER YOUNG, FOREVER FREE – 1976 –RCA




MOMENT BY MOMENT – 1978 – RSO (only 4 instrumental tracks)




OLIVER’S STORY – 1978 – ABC




THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, PART 2 – 1978 – MCA




TILT – 1979 – ABC (only 2 instrumental tracks)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2014 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Any of those would be welcome Bob, but my most wanted LP would be JEREMY (with more music if at all possible).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Hi.
I think it's HOLDRIDGE TIME again!
Anyone agree?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Hi.
I think it's HOLDRIDGE TIME again!
Anyone agree?


All good things come to those who wait....

:-)


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

That's what you said last time Ford!!! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

"Still hoping for THE PACK"
-----------------------
Yeah, The Pack would make a great release (and quite a change for Holdridge too, it would be interesting to hear what others make of the very aggressive moments in that score, when LH is known generally for more romantic/softer melodies and scoring).
Plus, I could finally bin da boot!
I have a feeling it could be coming from BSX (dunno why, just do...go figure).



I love this score; It contains not only brilliantly dynamic action music - probably some of the most aggressive Holdridge has ever penned - but also one of his most heart-wrenching themes, that being the one for the family dog that receives an inredibly beautiful performance over the end title.

There's also a sweeping "mysteriouso" title theme (think Licht's BAD MOON), a pleasant family theme as well.

This is what great, thematic horror scores are all about, folks. Performed by a huge orchestra to boot.

I actually wrote to Holdridge over Facebook about this a year or so ago, and he was very flattered. He mentioned a label was working on this - I'm not gonna name names! - but that the tapes were a little rough, so it'd take some TLC to make them presentable for CD.

Here's hoping!

 
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