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 Posted:   Jun 26, 2014 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Goldsmith Forever   (Member)

Of course Deep Rising is no masterpiece in the Goldsmith's canvas, but surely is one hell of a score by any standard!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2014 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I did a complete 180 on this score while working on the booklet--as anyone who read my original FSM review will know, this was probably one of my least favorite Goldsmith albums ever in its original form. Hearing it in its full form and in this spectacular sound mix really rehabilitated it to my ears and the score has a lot of interesting elements--I love the two heroic themes and the material for Famke Jannsen is really effective counterpoint to all the heavier elements in the rest of the score. Quite a fun listen. In the 90s I of course judged every Goldsmith score against Patton and Alien--looking back now it's easier to see how incredibly lucky we were to have such a prolific composer still banging out scores--I still prefer listening to any of Goldsmith's final decade of work to just about anything produced today.


Same here Jeff!

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2014 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Here is a suite I recetly made using some of my favorite highlights from the Intrada CD.

http://youtu.be/XWvVumWFH9k

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2015 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

I've watched this film twice in a week, while I wait for my CD to arrive.

Great film and score, lots of fun.

The end titles in the film run for about 7 minutes, but on the CD track listing it's less than half the length. Why is this? Are the film credits just a suite of other parts of the score? Seems a shame if the film version isn't included.

Or am I wrong somewhere?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2015 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

I've watched this film twice in a week, while I wait for my CD to arrive.

Great film and score, lots of fun.

The end titles in the film run for about 7 minutes, but on the CD track listing it's less than half the length. Why is this? Are the film credits just a suite of other parts of the score? Seems a shame if the film version isn't included.

Or am I wrong somewhere?


I popped this score in a few days ago while on a train ride, and found it just as entertaining as the first listen. It's great fun in a lot of spots, and when taken in full, there's a lot more variety and energy to it than you'd think based on the original album.

Regarding your inquiry about the "End Titles", here's what Doug Fake had to say about it on the Intrada forum:

"Ooooh... I just had to pop in and mention that Jerry DID NOT score or assemble the long cut-and-paste end credit sequence that appears in the film. It is an editorial sequence created during post production, drawn from many different cues that appear earlier in the film. Even engineer Bruce Botnick expressed this purely-editorial task to be a nightmarish attempt to keep up with changes in the length of the credit roll itself during post production. Making musical sense was secondary. And, no, we did not want to recreate it since ALL of the music appears elsewhere, in the sequences originally intended. The score does in fact close with a brief end title, actually more of a lengthy coda, and we stayed with what Goldsmith wrote."

So, apart from the "End Credit" piece found on the album, nothing in that film end credit was specially re-recorded for the piece. And I do enjoy the way the "End Credits" on the album ends - it closes out nicely.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2015 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

Dratted double-post!

Anyway this is an entertaining album with some really interesting material spread throughout - and the sound quality is fantastic.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2015 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

So I kind of guessed right.

And by the sounds of it, the CD score will end with a catchy theme, rather than meandering into a selection of lesser "fun" cues?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2015 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

So I kind of guessed right.

And by the sounds of it, the CD score will end with a catchy theme, rather than meandering into a selection of lesser "fun" cues?


Indeed! You'll also probably get a kick out of the two bonus tracks. The "Alternate Main Title" uses the main heroic theme in its second half instead of the more fun, jaunty theme used in the film - and the "Wild Drums" is actually a very fun bit of performance.

I love the hero theme that tends to have the synth steel-drums under it - the fact that he uses the timpani to carry the counterline sort of reminds me of his 60s TV themes. Very catchy!

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2015 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Yeah, it ends with the snappy percussion cue I think. Great album! Perfect example of an expansion that really make you reevaluate the entire score.

 
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