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 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Kritzerland is proud to present a new limited edition world premiere release – three great scores on one CD:




Music Composed and Conducted by Victor Young

Paramount and Victor Young – one of the greatest studio/composer relationships in history. Over the course of his career, Victor Young received an astonishing twenty-two Oscar nominations (in 1940 and 1941 he was nominated four times in the same year!). But he would not win the golden statuette during his lifetime – he won the Oscar for Best Music (Dramatic or Comedy Picture) posthumously for Around the World in Eighty Days. Some of his themes are among the most beloved of all time. For this CD, we are proud to present three world premiere releases – a Victor Young triple bill.

First up is Appointment With Danger, a 1951 crime film noir directed by Lewis Allen, starring Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, Jan Sterling, Jack Webb and Harry Morgan. For the film, Young composed a terrific score, beginning with an exciting “Prelude.” From there he provides wonderful underscoring for the various plot turns, with nary a love theme to be heard. This is Young in suspense and drama mode and he keeps things moving along right up until the exciting final cues.

Our second feature, The Accused, is another film noir, this one from 1949, starring Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Wendell Corey and Sam Jaffe. Beginning with a classic Young “Prelude” which sets the tone for all that follows, the score plays up the characters and their emotions. It features a beautiful theme, which is used throughout the score. There’s also some suspense music here and there – it’s a terrific score straight down the line.

For our final feature, we have September Affair, a 1950 film starring Joseph Cotton, Joan Fontaine, Jessica Tandy and Robert Arthur. The score for September Affair is a perfect example of what Young did as well as anyone – a gorgeously melodic, picturesque, touching and captivating score. You’ll musically visit Rome, Naples, Pompeii and Capri, and be a party to all the drama the characters face. Young also subtly uses the great Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson song “September Song” skillfully in some cues.

This is the world premiere release for all three scores, and we present all the surviving cues from each, transferred from the elements in the Paramount vaults.

Victor Young died too young at 56 – but he left behind a brilliant film music legacy and we’re very pleased to bring these three great scores to CD for the first time.

Appointment With Danger/The Accused/September Affair is limited to 1000 copies only and is priced at $19.98, plus shipping.

CDs will ship by the last week of April, but we’ve been averaging three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date. To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Very interesting! All of the samples are quite nice, but I especially like what I'm hearing from The Accused. There seems to be extremely clear sound, too, but that's par for the course from Kritzerland.

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

dont know what survivesw from September affair.
I remember when I saw the film for the first time, a few years ago - a main love theme was reused by Young as the music for Venice in the film Three Coins in the Fountain.

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

dont know what survivesw from September affair.

Well, it seems that if you go to the Kritzerland site, you'll know exactly what survives!

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)


 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

wow, extreme kudos for releasing some lesser known scores, especially Noir titles. Definitely ordered. Only wish Young's "Night has a thousand eyes" were among them.

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Well, according to Bruce there are 3 more Victor Young's in the pipeline so don't lose hope.

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   siriami   (Member)

And...ordered! Bruce, are you trying to bankrupt me? I am so grateful for these rarities, though!

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Kritzerland's magnificent archaeological preservation of these old Victor Young treasures makes Haineshisway a specialist worthy of the title Professor of Glorious Antiquities at the National Film Music Museum.

This contrasts with the activities of Disques Cinemusique, whose digging-up of old click-ridden LPs for their Victor Young CDs make them worthy of only a directorship at the Burke and Hare Institute of Questionable Acquisitions.
Let's hope Professor Haineshisway can unearth better versions of those soon.

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)


I'll buy any Golden Age Bruce the K wants to toss my way!

Love the samples, full of Young stylistic touches.

Except for SEPTEMBER AFFAIR, which I saw most of on New York TV years ago, I'm not familiar with any of these.

Great music!

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Well, according to Bruce there are 3 more Victor Young's in the pipeline so don't lose hope.

that's interesting. I wonder if it will include any more Noir-suspense type music. He didnt score too many - there's I WALK ALONE and BIG CLOCK. UNINVITED has been re-recorded (I assume it's unavailable).

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Walter Huston's Decca recording of "September Song" is a classic, though he re-recorded the number for the film.

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

This CD has DEFINITELY been ordered, but I wish Walter Huston singing September Song were on the CD.

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Yes, in terms of preservation of the glorious music of the Golden Age, Kritzerland is the new FSM. It's really too bad FSM couldn't have lasted for another 250 releases and get into all the Golden Age Paramount goodies, but in its absence I'm very grateful we have Bruce! I'm also excited by all the new things still turning up at Fox!


 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 2:47 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Bruce, This golden age fan sings praises to you also. Thanks for what you have done and what we hope you will continue to do. Bruce, a few weeks or months ago , you mentioned something about a new studio relationship that may be happening with Kritzerland. When can we expect to see something from this possible new relationship ?

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   filmo   (Member)

to kritzerland: keep releasing all that music for us golden age fans and hopefully we will get some clues as to what might be in the offing for future releases. now if only we could get fifties roy webb, harline, duning, tiomkin,etc. that have never been released in any form that would be wonderful to obtain soon. thanks again.

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Not one but three scores from the 40s/50s. Must be the US release of the year so far!

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

I ordered this CD first thing this morning, this is my first chance to write a note.

Victor Young is one of my favorite composers along with Max Steiner and Alfred Newman, plus many others too. This CD is cause for celebration, can't wait to play it. Never thought these scores would ever see a release. Two of the scores are film noir, a favorite genre of mine, so I would think younger film score fans would enjoy this CD too.

I join others Bruce to thank you for releasing these classic golden age scores. Seems Kritzerland is about the only label that issues golden age CDs on such a regular basis. THANKS! smile

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Well, according to Bruce there are 3 more Victor Young's in the pipeline so don't lose hope.

that's interesting. I wonder if it will include any more Noir-suspense type music. He didnt score too many - there's I WALK ALONE and BIG CLOCK. UNINVITED has been re-recorded (I assume it's unavailable).

Actually Young scored over a dozen noir films, we usually don't think of him in this genre.
Some of the films are:

The Accused
Appointment with Danger
The Big Clock
The Blue Dahlia
Chicago Deadline
The File on Thelma Jordan
The Glass Key
Gun Crazy
I Walk Alone
Ministry of Fear
Night Has A Thousand Eyes

Bruce ....... hint, hint! smile

 Posted:   Mar 10, 2014 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

I'm hoping for a complete SAMSON AND DELILAH. THE PALEFACE interests me also. To be perfectly honest,if it's any Victor Young it's a buy.

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