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 Posted:   Aug 23, 2014 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)




A Walk Among The Tombstones
SKU: VSD-7297
UPC: 030206729702
Artist: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Title: A Walk Among The Tombstones
Composer: Carlos Rafael Rivera
Release Date: 09/23/14


A Walk Among the Tombstones is based on a novel by Lawrence Block. It was directed and written by Scott Frank. The Film stars Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, Ruth Wilson and Sebastian Roché.

CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA is a protégé of Randy Newman, and is an award winning composer whose career has spanned several genres of the music industry. He has performed onstage as opening act for The Who at the Hollywood Bowl, while his guitar work includes performances on feature soundtracks (Crash, Dragonfly); studio sessions for Island/Def Jam, and Universal Records; as well as ABC's Scrubs, MTV, and VH-1.

Track List:
1. Main Title
2. We Got Your Wife…
3. Kenny’s Story
4. Red Hook
5. Ray and Albert
6. Matt Scudder
7. Matt Follows Loogan
8. Finding Loogan’s Shed
9. Ray Cases the House
10. Drive to the Cemetery
11. Among the Tombstones
12. Kenny in the Basement
13. Aftermath/Reprise

http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1188/A-Walk-Among-The/Detail

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2014 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

No back artwork up yet, so one might assume it was a digital release but I think Varese usually tells us if it's MP3-only. So I am guessing either the back artwork isn't approved yet, or they're switching the spine (a new design can be seen on their Lego Ninjago CD).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2014 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

That artwork reminds me so much of A PRAYER FOR THE DYING (Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Bill Conti film).

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2014 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

That artwork reminds me so much of A PRAYER FOR THE DYING (Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Bill Conti film).

...which Neeson was also in.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Indeed he was, so he is.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 2:26 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Wow, these samples sound fantastic! In the vein of Joe Kramer´s "Jack Reacher".

Looking forward to it!

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Samples? Where?

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Maybe I'm new to this, in that I apparently haven't purchased a new Varese title in quite some time, but I really like the new spines. Of course, I'll always miss the ugly maroons because of how easy they were to spot in "junk" bins, but this looks really classy.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The return of the Varese 30 minute scores?

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   filmsonwax   (Member)

A new logo and spine style?

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Well, I tried to ask on FB but haven't got definitive answer yet... This new spine is currently included only with two more upcoming releases (Ninjago and Whisplash), neither of which was produced by Robert Townson but are work of those three other folks working for Varese now... Still no idea if this new spine will be just for this "unspecified" new line of releases or it will be part of all releases soon?
The other upcoming releases such as November Man and Equalizer still have the "old" spine.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

The return of the Varese 30 minute scores?

Here's hoping this is a result of a sparsely-spotted score.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

The return of the Varese 30 minute scores?

Do you know why so many of their albums were 30 minutes?

It was because of the AFM. It was WAY too costly to put out more than about 30 or so minutes if the score was recorded in LA. Luckily a few years ago they changed that rule that if the score WAS recorded in LA and you make less than 15,000 units the cost is dramatically cheap. Varese of course would have loved to have put out longer albums, but had to make a profit to keep going.

I don't know why this one is shorter, but someone mentioned maybe there isn't a lot of score in the movie, which could be the reason. I haven't seen the film yet.

smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   TM2-Megatron   (Member)

It's short, but at least it seems to be priced accordingly. I like the new spine; the old style has been looking a bit dated for the past decade and a half or so.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2014 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I found a video with the composer talking about his main theme for the movie, gives you a taste of the music. Subdued, and in the current style, but more interesting in its few seconds than a lot I've heard from recent films.

http://lawrenceblock.com/composing-a-walk-among-the-tombstones/

Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder series is for me the very best - and best written - of the modern era private eyes. And A Walk Among the Tombstones is one of the best.

This sounds right on track.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2014 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   The Juggler   (Member)

The complete score for A WALK… runs 46 minutes.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Do you know why so many of their albums were 30 minutes?
It was because of the AFM. It was WAY too costly to put out more than about 30 or so minutes if the score was recorded in LA. Luckily a few years ago they changed that rule that if the score WAS recorded in LA and you make less than 15,000 units the cost is dramatically cheap. Varese of course would have loved to have put out longer albums, but had to make a profit to keep going"
-------------------------------

Chewie! Take the Professor in back and plug him into the hyperdrive!

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2014 - 11:26 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

I got to see an advance screening of this one, and I really enjoyed it, but it probably helped that I'm a big fan of the novels.

I read an interview with writer-director Scott Frank where he talked about how he wanted the film to feel like an Alan Pakula film from the 70s (the movie is, surprisingly, set in 1999 instead of 2014), which is probably why a lot of the cues -- at least the beginnings of them -- sound like Michael Small (I suspect it was tracked with FSM's Marathon Man/Parallax View CD).

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2014 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Very good score - moody, melodic, neither hectic nor droning. Recommended!

 
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