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 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)




PRANCER

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 259
Date: 1989
Tracks: 11
Time = 49:21

World premiere release of beautiful Maurice Jarre soundtrack from John D. Hancock Christmas movie with Sam Elliot, Cloris Leachman, Johnny Galecki. Jarre finds inspiration in tale of small town girl who discovers wounded deer in woods, believes it to be Prancer of Santa Claus fame. Warm tale of faith, magic affords composer to display his melodic gifts with gently lyrical theme for deer, haunting line for bond between girl and animal. Solo colors from ewi (electronic wind instrument) plus celtic harp play amidst piano, synthesizer, strings. Ideas meld outdoor, farm locale with magical, mysterious elements of tale. Major keys get spotlight. Absolutely gorgeous music with hints of mystery, drama. Entire CD presented in stereo from digital scoring session elements courtesy MGM. Maurice Jarre conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!



01. Silent Night & Main Title Music (5:56)
02. Moonshot (2:32)
03. Limpy Reindeer (1:35)
04. Reindeer Cookies (7:25)
05. No Circus Deer (3:46)
06. Christmas Star (5:00)
07. Theme From Nabucco (2:15)
08. Prancer Picnic (2:32)
09. Leaving Home (7:00)
10. Mysteries Of Love (3:19)
11. Prancer Is Free & End Credits (7:39)

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8317/.f

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Joyeux.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Joyeux.

Seconded

I love all these great releases that are coming out, and have
picked up most of them, but I had forgotten the real elation
one gets when a truly personal 'grail' (still not a fan of that term....) is released.

This one has a lot of meaning to me, looks like the boys did a great
job producing this, and I hope that others discover and enjoy it.

Wish I could give all our soundtrack ilk a big bad hug right now, haha smile

I hope this post makes the Ruth roll his eyes - hey dude!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

I'm giving this score a chance. I remember watching the movie thinking how I disliked the score but that was years ago and maybe now I'll have a different appreciation of it. Ordered.

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I remember watching the movie thinking how I disliked the score but that was years ago and maybe now I'll have a different appreciation of it. Ordered.


Good luck.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   mik91   (Member)




PRANCER

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 259
Date: 1989
Tracks: 11
Time = 49:21

World premiere release of beautiful Maurice Jarre soundtrack from John D. Hancock Christmas movie with Sam Elliot, Cloris Leachman, Johnny Galecki. Jarre finds inspiration in tale of small town girl who discovers wounded deer in woods, believes it to be Prancer of Santa Claus fame. Warm tale of faith, magic affords composer to display his melodic gifts with gently lyrical theme for deer, haunting line for bond between girl and animal. Solo colors from ewi (electronic wind instrument) plus celtic harp play amidst piano, synthesizer, strings. Ideas meld outdoor, farm locale with magical, mysterious elements of tale. Major keys get spotlight. Absolutely gorgeous music with hints of mystery, drama. Entire CD presented in stereo from digital scoring session elements courtesy MGM. Maurice Jarre conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!



01. Silent Night & Main Title Music (5:56)
02. Moonshot (2:32)
03. Limpy Reindeer (1:35)
04. Reindeer Cookies (7:25)
05. No Circus Deer (3:46)
06. Christmas Star (5:00)
07. Theme From Nabucco (2:15)
08. Prancer Picnic (2:32)
09. Leaving Home (7:00)
10. Mysteries Of Love (3:19)
11. Prancer Is Free & End Credits (7:39)

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8317/.f



not very long score and no extras =(

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)


not very long score and no extras =(


50 minutes = not very long? You must not have been around when soundtrack albums mostly got 30 minute programs, consider yourself lucky.

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

30 minutes? Why back in the day 10-inch 78's you got six whoppin' minutes. Consider yourself lucky.

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   The Beach Bum   (Member)


not very long score and no extras =(


50 minutes = not very long? You must not have been around when soundtrack albums mostly got 30 minute programs, consider yourself lucky.


Remember the original Gremlins album, which had 17 minutes of Goldsmith's score?

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)


Remember the original Gremlins album, which had 17 minutes of Goldsmith's score?


Actually I never got that because it just had just the 17 minutes on it, glad I held out for the FSM smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

In all 3 discussions about Maurice Jarre's score for "Prancer" there's not a single word from anyone who bought this release and listened to it. I was at SAE just now, looking for other things to add to my cart, and was considering this one, but would really like to hear from some who've at least LISTENED to the CD. Anyone??? Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

Well I've had this for a couple days and gave it a few listens and it reminded me how much I really don't like this score. It's very synth oriented and not very Christmas sounding in my opinion. I admit I've never been a big Jarre fan and this probably ranks as one of my least favorite Christmas scores ever. Take a listen to Silvestri's Christmas Carol, then turn this on and you're in a huge disappointment. I always thought the movie was good, but the score was totally wrong for it and lacks the holiday spirit it was needing. This is all just my opinion, but I don't see myself revisiting this one very much this year...I'll make a quick little montage of my favorite parts, but it's not a lot unfortunately...

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: Well I've had this for a couple days and gave it a few listens and it reminded me how much I really don't like this score. It's very synth oriented and not very Christmas sounding in my opinion. I admit I've never been a big Jarre fan and this probably ranks as one of my least favorite Christmas scores ever. Take a listen to Silvestri's Christmas Carol, then turn this on and you're in a huge disappointment. I always thought the movie was good, but the score was totally wrong for it and lacks the holiday spirit it was needing. This is all just my opinion, but I don't see myself revisiting this one very much this year...I'll make a quick little montage of my favorite parts, but it's not a lot unfortunately...

moviescore1: You've almost sold me on buying it! Because I'm NOT considering buying it for the holiday connection but because of the composer, and I happen to like his use of synth -- look at "Enemy Mine." But am longing to hear from some Maurice Jarre fans what THEY think of it after listening to it. (Could use some responses in that department!) But thanks so much for writing!

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

If it wasn't for the synth I might enjoy this more than Christmas Carol because I don't buy scores that have heavy use of Christmas tunes. Why buy a score that I can't listen to year round?

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

If it wasn't for the synth I might enjoy this more than Christmas Carol because I don't buy scores that have heavy use of Christmas tunes. Why buy a score that I can't listen to year round?

Two months out of the year I pull out my Christmas scores and their a pure delight because they don't get over played the rest of the year. So I really love the traditional approach too A Christmas Carol.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

solium:

While I would NOT be buying Maurice Jarre's "Prancer" for any Christmas connection, a lot of us buy holiday music even though we don't play it year-round. I have Barbra Streisand's 2 Christmas albums, ones by Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Vince Gill, The Carpenters, Linda Eder, Michael Ball, George Winston, Dinu Radu (pan flute), Mannheim Steamroller, the Narada Nutcracker, as well as 2 separate CDs of "Christmas In Europe," plus separate things like the New Christie Minstrels' thrilling version of "Sleigh Ride," so you would think that I must be a huge listener of Christmas music -- but I'm not. But each of those has some great versions of music that tug at the heart, and some of it can be enjoyed throughout the year. You should let me email you "Sleigh Ride" so you can see what I'm talking about! (See "About Me" in my profile for my email address.)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Dylan S   (Member)

Just wanted to come in here and say that this is an awesome, gorgeous Jarre score. It sounds somewhat akin to what him doing a Disney animated film would've sounded like.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I've given up on trying to find out what any buyers of "Prancer" thought of it and finalized my order at SAE. But would still like some feedback about "Prancer" for a possible FUTURE order there! Thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I'll bite - it's a gorgeous album & not overly Christmas y which I dont like either. Silvestris Carol IS over Christmas like & a crashing hyperactive bore, that I had forgotten before it was over....and I DO love Silvestri.

The Prancer synths arent overdone, more ambient in nature, with EWI in the lead role, carrying the melody lines. If you don't like that sound you won't like this.

Personally I cant recommend this album highly enough. Its a beautiful, well rounded & concise listening experience - no banging action cues, depressing sludgy brickwalled sound. Since Jarre is mostly hated for whatever reason around here, you'll mostly get that, so....watch the film, try the samples, take a chance. I played it 3 times in a row when I got it this week & know I won't tire of it ever.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   adilson   (Member)

Well I've had this for a couple days and gave it a few listens and it reminded me how much I really don't like this score. It's very synth oriented and not very Christmas sounding in my opinion. I admit I've never been a big Jarre fan and this probably ranks as one of my least favorite Christmas scores ever. Take a listen to Silvestri's Christmas Carol, then turn this on and you're in a huge disappointment. I always thought the movie was good, but the score was totally wrong for it and lacks the holiday spirit it was needing. This is all just my opinion, but I don't see myself revisiting this one very much this year...I'll make a quick little montage of my favorite parts, but it's not a lot unfortunately...


Maurice Jarre was a composer different of the others, never expect of him similar things the other composers, he had a very different way to compose his scores, I think the score has connection with the christmas seasons but is just a different way to show it.
I do not want to compare with A Christmas Carol, each one is interesting in your style, but here some guys don't understand the music of Jarre, I already read some guys here in this forum talking bad about Lawrence Of Arabia which is admittedly a masterpiece, so imagine about Prancer that is a more modest work.
If you already know you do not like the composer's why insist on buying and getting every time hitting the same key?
Each composer and work has his public and end of story.

 
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