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 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Kritzerland is proud to present a new limited edition release – the world premiere release of

SABRINA

and

WE’RE NO ANGELS

Composed by Frederick Hollander

Frederick Hollander may not be a familiar name to many film music fans, but he was a superb composer who wrote some terrific scores over the years. He was also a wonderful songwriter, dating back to his work in German cabaret and films – his most iconic and well-known song being the gorgeous “Falling in Love Again” from Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel.

The 1954 Billy Wilder film Sabrina, was an absolute delight with a brilliant cast. Humphrey Bogart and William Holden played the brothers Larrabee, Linus and David, and the wonderful British character actor John Williams played their chauffeur, Thomas Fairchild, whose daughter is the title character, Sabrina. But it was the magical, winsome and altogether lovable Audrey Hepburn who made the film into pure cinematic magic. She’d become an overnight star the year before with Roman Holiday, and Sabrina was the perfect follow-up, cementing her place as one of the fastest-rising stars in Hollywood.

Wilder wanted to use popular tunes throughout Sabrina, and Hollander was the perfect choice to do those adaptations, as well as provide a few original themes. The resulting score was a memorable and charming pastiche – in fact, it’s impossible to think of Sabrina without hearing Hollander’s incredible arrangements of such standards as “My Ideal,” “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You,” “Lover,” “Dream Girl,” “Isn’t It Romantic?” and more. No one did this kind of score better than Hollander, and Sabrina is pure unadulterated movie scoring magic.

Two years later, Paramount released a wonderful Christmas comedy called We’re No Angels, starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray as the titular angels. Once again, Hollander provides an incredibly appealing score, which has both original and memorable themes along with interpolations such as “Silent Night.”

Frederick Hollander had a really long and fruitful tenure at Paramount, and to fill out this CD, we present surviving cues from several of his film scores for the studio, including The Bride Wore Boots, The Affairs of Susan, The Great McGinty, Remember the Night and Disputed Passage. It is a pleasure to bring an entire album of Hollander music to CD. Though he is perhaps unsung these days, we hope that this potpourri of delightful music will show what an amazing talent he was.

Sabrina/We’re No Angels is limited to 1000 copies only and is priced at $19.98, plus shipping.

Our hope is that CDs will ship by the last week of December or hopefully even sooner, but this is the busiest time of year for pressing plants, so there is the off chance that it could be early January. But the hope is to have them out the door before Christmas. To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.


 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   Dorian   (Member)

Love the covert art!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Love the covert art!

Me, too! The first attempt was the poster art, which I really didn't like - I just told the designer to get the most beautiful shot of Audrey and that there couldn't be a better cover than that. Of course, he found the shot and then did a brilliant design for it.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

And just a head's up that there's our second annual Christmas sale up now - sixteen great titles at half price - if you missed any of these now would be a good time to grab them.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Not just a Hollander, but a Bogie double-header!

Bruce, can you comment on the source materials/mastering aspect? I'm definitely interested in this. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Not just a Hollander, but a Bogie double-header!

Bruce, can you comment on the source materials/mastering aspect? I'm definitely interested in this. smile


Sabrina sounds amazing as you'll hear in the samples. But it's all from original sources and lovingly restored by Chris Malone and beautifully mastered by James Nelson

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Sabrina does sound fantastic, even on crummy headphones at work. That main title is wonderful.

How much of everything is in stereo?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

And just a head's up that there's our second annual Christmas sale up now - sixteen great titles at half price - if you missed any of these now would be a good time to grab them.

CDs will ship January 2, 2014




Why CDs can't ship earlier ?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

And just a head's up that there's our second annual Christmas sale up now - sixteen great titles at half price - if you missed any of these now would be a good time to grab them.

CDs will ship January 2, 2014




Why CDs can't ship earlier ?


Sale CDs ship immediately unless ordered with new titles

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

And just a head's up that there's our second annual Christmas sale up now - sixteen great titles at half price - if you missed any of these now would be a good time to grab them.

CDs will ship January 2, 2014




Why CDs can't ship earlier ?


Sale CDs ship immediately unless ordered with new titles

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Sabrina does sound fantastic, even on crummy headphones at work. That main title is wonderful.


I can't see any clips or listings for the new titles on the Kritzerland site.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Sale CDs ship immediately unless ordered with new titles

Ok. So there's an error on the sale page that actually states :

"CDs must be purchased here on this page to receive the discounted price. If you preview the release page, be certain to return to this page to buy at the sale price. CDs will ship January 2, 2014. Normal shipping rates apply."

wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Sale CDs ship immediately unless ordered with new titles

Ok. So there's an error on the sale page that actually states :

"CDs must be purchased here on this page to receive the discounted price. If you preview the release page, be certain to return to this page to buy at the sale price. CDs will ship January 2, 2014. Normal shipping rates apply."

wink


Yes it will be fixed soon

Edit: fixed now

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Sabrina does sound fantastic, even on crummy headphones at work. That main title is wonderful.


I can't see any clips or listings for the new titles on the Kritzerland site.


Refresh your browser or clear your cache

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)



Refresh your browser or clear your cache




Still no sign of them.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Close all your browsers and clear the cache. If all else fails, restart the computer. They're there -- I see them.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Close all your browsers and clear the cache. If all else fails, restart the computer. They're there -- I see them.


Have them now, thanks.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)


That's a great release, Bruce...Thank-You.

"Sabrina" sounds fantastic, but, the clip from "We're No Angels" sounds a little "fuzzy".....

Does the real thing sound better than this ?


 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   MI6   (Member)

Yes, I love the cover art too.

Getting the musical scores of two of Miss Hepburn's most famous romantic comedies on CD in a matter of weeks is a pleasant surprise. And Sabrina will be my Christmas present from Kritzerland this year.

Isn't it sweet?

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I've just got to say this on all three topics for these releases today.

There have been a slew (a sleigh?) of great releases announced in the past couple of weeks, but these three today from Kritzerland were the ones that caught my fancy and were an immediate buy.

Plus some great stuff on sale - Dead of Winter is a must have in my book.

Well done!

 
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