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 Posted:   Dec 17, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

A Good Day To Die Hard ( Marco Beltrami ).

Man Of Steel ( Hans Zimmer ).

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2013 - 5:33 PM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

Well, now that I have all that has been released, IMHO, the best release if the fantastic Tadlow QB VII, with THE SALIMANDER coming in at second.

Many will disagree, but I did state "IMHO."

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to all!

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2013 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   Anabel Boyer   (Member)

I know Solium asked for just one release but this year there are two ex aequo recipients :

Best Release of 2013 :

  • GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL (Tiomkin / La-La-Land)
  • TRUE GRIT (Bernstein / La-La-Land)



    Best Expanded Release :
  • RISING SUN (Takemitsu / Kritzerland)

    Best Encore Release :
  • THE MIRACLE WORKER (Rosenthal / Kritzerland)

    Best Re-Recording :
  • QB VII (Goldsmith / Tadlow)

    Best Archival Release :
  • THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Rozsa / Quartet)

    Best Main Title Cue :
  • Cross Country Bus in FALLEN ANGEL (Raksin / Kritzerland)

    Best Intermediate Cue :
  • Dina in AU NOM DE TOUS LES MIENS (Jarre / MusicBox)

    Best End Title Cue :
  • I Want to Come Home in DAY OF WINE AND ROSES (Mancini / Intrada)

    Best Main Tune/Melody i Had Never Heard Before -- featuring two ex aequo recipients :
  • THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY (Newman / Kritzerland)
  • HEAVEN CAN WAIT (Grusin / Kritzerland)

    Best Oxymoron of 2013 :
  • CLEAR HISTORY (Bource / RMG)

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     Posted:   Dec 26, 2013 - 6:44 AM   
     By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

    I guess I would go with Breakfast at Tiffany's. 2013 was very disappointing for me – virtually nothing I wanted was released. But that's okay, as I still have the high that is Star Trek TOS to keep me afloat a while longer. And it seems a lot of folks are very happy with their purchases this year, so that's great.

    I would like to say the number of releases these last couple of weeks has made it just about the busiest stretch I've seen here, and strengthens my hope that these great efforts will continue for many years to come.

     
     Posted:   Dec 28, 2013 - 5:19 AM   
     By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

    I should also add that if it was best new score in 2013, I would go with The Book Thief by John Williams.

    I would go with Ennio Morricone's La Migliore Offerta. Probably my all time favourite from the Maestro, the culmination of all his experience, senses and talent for composing film music. Truly The Best Offer, it is sublime. Taste it if you haven't yet.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 31, 2013 - 7:40 AM   
     By:   barryfan   (Member)

    2013 releases I got this year:

    First Love (Barry)
    Dressed to Kill (Donaggio)
    Zipi y Zape (Velazquez)
    Black Beauty (Elfman)
    Revenge (izler)

    First Love was probably the best of the lot. The others were very good too, but I love my Barry.

    A few releases I would love to get but did not yet:

    Impressions of America (Doyle)
    Iron Man 3 (Tyler)
    In Country (Horner)

    Iron Man 3 was the ONLY movie I saw this year that had music in it that popped for me. Anxious to see Thor 2, hoping it is as good.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 31, 2013 - 8:46 AM   
     By:   WJF   (Member)

    I will go with "The Book Thief" by Williams. Love it, love it.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 31, 2013 - 9:01 AM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    There was lots of 80s and 90s stuff last year. That helped me to save some money.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 31, 2013 - 10:21 AM   
     By:   amatalqa   (Member)

    Hands down, the Lethal Weapon box is the best release of the year. I haven't been that blown away since the 90's. Die Hard 2 is also pretty amazing.

     
     Posted:   Dec 31, 2013 - 11:26 AM   
     By:   The Mutant   (Member)

    There was lots of 80s and 90s stuff last year. That helped me to save some money.

    And you just made it to my ignore list.

     
     Posted:   Jan 5, 2014 - 5:07 AM   
     By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

    The Examiner has given it's top pick as I, The Jury.

    http://www.examiner.com/review/i-the-jury-soundtrack-review-music-by-bill-conti

    I can't argue against that verdict.

     
     Posted:   Jan 5, 2014 - 9:12 AM   
     By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

    Re: The Examiner has given it's top pick as I, The Jury.

    http://www.examiner.com/review/i-the-jury-soundtrack-review-music-by-bill-conti

    I can't argue against that verdict.


    Funny, because except for sampling it when it arrived months ago, I've never gotten around to actually listening to the entire CD. From the above, it looks like I should!

    And now, 15 minutes later, I've come back to say that I see why I've never bothered to play "I, The Jury" in its entirety. It has to be my least favorite Bill Conti score and I continue to regret buying it. I just can't get into it, and it doesn't help that 10 of the cues are a minute or less. I blame myself for not sampling it before buying it, but I've long been a fan of the composer and just assumed that I was going to at least like it. So, for me, it's startling that anyone would consider it the best release of 2013. Certainly not my pick. Incidentally, I just did a search here and found far more postings from people who had placed their orders than from people who came back to say how much they loved it, although some did. Reluctantly and sadly, I'm just not one of them.

    My own choice for the best release of 2013, with my limited experience, would be "Wyatt Earp," although if we can include "QB-VII," it's probably a tie.

     
     Posted:   Jan 6, 2014 - 12:47 AM   
     By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

    I agree Ron, you only have yourself to blame. I think the work is masterful and the musicians are fantastic.

    Where is Waxman's atonal jazz effort for the 1953 film?

     
     Posted:   Jan 6, 2014 - 10:23 PM   
     By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

    ajhfsm: Re: "I agree Ron, you only have yourself to blame."

    In what respect? For not sampling it before buying it? Or for not playing it after I got it? Or for not liking it when I finally did play it and thinking, despite some of the gushes we've read, that it's probably my least favorite Bill Conti soundtrack now in my collection?

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 7, 2014 - 7:50 AM   
     By:   Rocky   (Member)

    for me the best release 2013 has to be:

     
     Posted:   Jan 11, 2014 - 9:46 AM   
     By:   First Breath   (Member)

    There was lots of 80s and 90s stuff last year. That helped me to save some money.

    And you just made it to my ignore list.


    LOL

     
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