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 Posted:   Feb 25, 2014 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   magoptic   (Member)

To those who know these things; do you think there’s any possibility of ‘South Pacific’ on DVD with an isolated track?
As a projectionist many years ago when the film was first released, I loved listening to the audience track of our 4 track stereo print, just for the background score & songs ‘sans vocals’. Even recorded some on an old reel to reel tape recorder, but sadly those tapes are long lost.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed isolated scores on DVDs of King and I, Carousel, & Camelot. Wish there were more musical ones. The Fox days were wonderful – not just for musicals. Every month it seemed there was new Friedhofer, Harline, Waxman, Herrmann, Young. or Newman. Eddie Powell’s orchestrations were always colourful, & I don’t believe the Fox orchestra sound has never been equalled.
Other studios & composers did great things too – of course; but for me it was likely to be the Fox sound that really sent chills up my spine.
Hell; I sound old.

 Posted:   Feb 25, 2014 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Any nice exotica content in the underscore?

 Posted:   Feb 25, 2014 - 10:58 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Yeah, love all the Alfred Newman conducted ISO scores on KING AND I, CAROUSEL and CAMELTOE, I mean CAMELOT. Must be a reason they didn't do one on SOUTH PACIFIC.

It'd be great to have.

 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 5:16 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

This is from the rear surrounds of the DVD:

 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

the background score tracks still exist. All of them were mistakenly marked prerecords.

 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

This is from the rear surrounds of the DVD:

Great track Ray! Thanks! So Alfred Newmany, sounds like his great biblical stuff and some of it sounds like it may have inspired some of Horner's Star Trek. Must be Newman composed underscore for sure. Superb.

 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

This is from the rear surrounds of the DVD:

I could listen to this Newman material for hours. Thanks, Ray.

 Posted:   Feb 26, 2014 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

John Williams played piano on this, some of his earliest work on films. Does it list recording dates anywhere? The film was released in 1958, but I've heard reports that some of the recordings were made in 1956.

 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   mulan98   (Member)

This thread is of great interest to me. I love the work of Alfred newnam.

Unfortunately, the links are coming up as 'forbidden'.

 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Still active.

 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Still active.

Yes. I listened - enraptured - an hour ago!

 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I'm listening right now. Simply wonderful. Thanks again so much!

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