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 Posted:   Aug 4, 2014 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8968/.f?sc=13&category=-113





Spectacular 4-CD world premiere release of dynamic orchestral soundtracks from second (and final) television season of Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray. With camp value of first season reduced, serious tone of original score contributions increased, Season Two introduces Bruce Broughton to series. Contributions from Stu Phillips, John Cacavas and Herbert Don Woods also bring weight to dramatic scores for entire season, with familiar Glen A. Larson/Johnny Harris signature theme having say. Phillips brings challenging material to the fore, focus on zigzag strings and rousing percussion, Cacavas offers regal, major-key ideas with emphasis on brass, Woods brings in stark, dramatic flavor. However, primary composer for entire season is then-rising-star newcomer Broughton, who ushers in powerful fanfare-theme of his own with stirring orchestral scores melding equal parts thrilling action, colorful drama, rich melody. Intrada presents each score from all four composers, including format music (main titles, bumpers, end credits) direct from original session masters vaulted in pristine condition at Universal. Though mono mixes were made for show itself, happily Universal engineering crew recorded everything for second season in three-channel stereo for storage and internal use, allowing us to present every note on all four CDs in thrilling stereo. (For those so interested: strings plus horns blend left to center, woodwinds in center, brass focus in center to right, with harp, piano, xylophone, vibraphone, celeste and other colors panned to right.) Instrumental detail is terrific. Format music was actually recorded on 2" 24-track tape, so stereo mixes from these elements are more elaborate. John Takis provides detailed notes about entire production, Joe Sikoryak generously packages with large array of color stills including complete cue assembly details with slates and wraps everything with rich cover artwork. Generous collection provides you with some of the finest television music of the eighties! Bruce Broughton, Stu Phillips, John Cacavas, Herbert Don Woods, Johnny Harris conduct. Intrada Special Collection 4-CD set available while quantities and interest remain!

James

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2014 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   hurlburt.lazar   (Member)

Bought!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2014 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

GOOD ONE.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2014 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

AWESOME NEWS!

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2014 - 9:32 PM   
 By:   SpaceMind   (Member)

Ordered! Thanks Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 3:40 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Bloody Marvelous smile
Looks very nice too.
Can't wait to hear this. Bruce Broughton from when he was the new, young, exciting Buck himself!
Intrada, I salute you!

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 4:11 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

After splashing out in the sale. I'm pleased to have some respite smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

I never got into the show itself, but the music for the second season is quite good across the board. This album was an easy buy.

It is always especially great to see John Cacavas represented.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Scotty Boy   (Member)

Bravo, Intrada!! You seem determined to take ALL of my money, first with 2 separate purchases during your sale, and now with this. Very much looking forward to receiving it. Thanks for this gem!

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)



We're in good hands with Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2014 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Sabreman   (Member)

To be honest, I'd prefer Intrada to release more music from season one. I never really paid much attention to the music from season two because I disliked the season. I really didn't like the changes to the series.

I may have to go back to my off-air VHS recordings of season two (if I can stand watching it) to decide if this Intrada release is worth buying for the music.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2014 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

To be honest, I'd prefer Intrada to release more music from season one. I never really paid much attention to the music from season two because I disliked the season. I really didn't like the changes to the series.

I may have to go back to my off-air VHS recordings of season two (if I can stand watching it) to decide if this Intrada release is worth buying for the music.


I never watched this show back in the day, but I did order this set for the early Broughton scores....:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2014 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

To be honest, I'd prefer Intrada to release more music from season one. I never really paid much attention to the music from season two because I disliked the season. I really didn't like the changes to the series.

I may have to go back to my off-air VHS recordings of season two (if I can stand watching it) to decide if this Intrada release is worth buying for the music.


If you don't like what you hear in Intrada's samples, then this set is very likely not for you.

I'll take these scores any day over those in season one.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2014 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

I want a release of Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a half century.

Lol j/k, but this looks like a pretty awesome release.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2014 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

The season one scores tended to have a pronounced disco/pop influence. That element is pretty much absent from season two, so I can understand a preference for season one if you were really into the funkier aspects. Of course, season two is not simply season one minus the disco! It brings a lot of fresh and interesting material to the table, most prominently the unique and wonderful voice of Bruce Broughton. Season two may involve less campy fun than season one, but it correspondingly digs into deeper (and arguably more diverse) dramatic territory. Fortunately, I don't have to choose! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2014 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Very happy about this and getting it. Any chance for more season one, particularly Dream of Jennifer ???

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2014 - 8:50 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Doug has stated that there is a chance of more music from season one, depending on how well the first two releases sell. I'd certainly love to see that happen!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2014 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Doug has stated that there is a chance of more music from season one, depending on how well the first two releases sell. I'd certainly love to see that happen!
I've been doing my part. I'm really hoping for more season one.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2014 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I think there is room to enjoy the two sides of this particular "coin", that being the shift in scoring styles from season 1 to season 2 of BUCK ROGERS. I love all the funk & disco elements heard in the scores from the 1st season, it's great fun, but the more dramatic and straight-edged music from season 2 is enjoyable as its own thing, it doesn't need to compete with the 1st season sounds.

That being said, I think that the 2nd season scores will actually play better as listening experiences more often than some of the 1st season scores. From that 1st season set, Stu Phillips' score for "Plot to Kill a City" is my favorite, but then it's probably because I really love his TV music. After than, the Johnny Harris scores have some winning cues and also some that just seem tedious on disc. His source cues are great, as is his brassy, fanfaric music and action cues, but then there can be zone-off spots between those. The Richard LaSalle score is almost all just rejiggered music from PLANET OF THE APES. Les Baxter's score has excellent lounge source cues and some other fun moments, but also wears out its welcome. The Season 1 set has been great fun to listen to, but I think the Season 2 set might offer an even better, more consistent listening experience.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2014 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Signing for this latest release with Bruce Broughton and Stu Phillips this weekend at Creature Features!

 
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