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 Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   chromaparadise   (Member)

NEW CD!! Music Written For The Film PLANET OF THE APES

To honor the 48th anniversary of the release of Arthur P. Jacobs production of Franklin J. Schaffner's film PLANET OF THE APES, Pithikos Entertainment is proud to announce the release of a New Digital Recording of Jerry Goldsmith's landmark score!



This project, more than two years in the making, is a logical extension of the work author, musician and recording engineer John O'Callaghan did for the acclaimed book Simians & Serialism. While in no way a substitute for the original recording conducted by Jerry Goldsmith and performed by Hollywood's finest musicians, this new Digital Recording makes this legendary score come alive again. It demonstrates for the listener that Goldsmith's serial compositions are more than mere "movie music" and deserve a place among the defining works of twentieth century orchestral repertoire.

  • A 24-bit / 88.2kHz Full Digital Recording
  • Meticulous reconstruction of the Orchestrations written by Jerry Goldsmith, Arthur Morton and Herbert W. Spencer done by John O'Callaghan
  • Features Percussion Instruments from the Emil Richards Collection at L.A. Percussion Rentals—the same, unique instruments used in the original recording sessions
  • All music cues performed to the same tempo as the original performance
  • 3 Bonus Tracks—including the famously deleted piccolo part in the “Main Title” that director Franklin J. Schaffner asked Goldsmith to change
  • A hybrid recording that seamlessly mixes "live" instrumental performances with VST instruments
  • 12-page, full color booklet with an essay on the album's production, photos of Emil Richards' unique percussion instruments in action and more!

    CD Track Listing:
    Planet of the Apes (Main Title) 2.19
    Crash Landing 6.53
    The Searchers 2.32
    The Search Continues 4.59
    The Clothes Snatchers 3.13
    The Hunt 5.14
    A New Mate 1.13
    The Revelation 3.23
    No Escape 5.42
    The Trial 1.47
    New Identity 2.29
    A Bid For Freedom 2.39
    The Forbidden Zone 3.27
    The Intruders 1.11
    The Cave 1.25
    The Revelation Part 2 3.26

    Bonus Tracks:
    Planet of the Apes (Main Title) 2.19
    The Searchers 2.32
    The Revelation 3.23

    Total CD Duration: 60:14

    WINTER 2018 SALE PRICE: $14.95 plus Shipping/Processing/Applicable Taxes

    http://www.pithikosentertainment.com/products.html

    An exciting CD for any fan of Jerry Goldsmith, Planet of the Apes or twentieth century serialism, be sure to purchase your copy today while supplies last!

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     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 3:59 PM   
     By:   jkannry   (Member)

    Ordered. If its pota,star trek, classic BSG, or Bond music, its ordered.

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 4:23 PM   
     By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

    Excellent! Very excited to hear this new recording of one of my favorites from Goldsmith!

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 4:23 PM   
     By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

    Excellent! Very excited to hear this new recording of one of my favorites from Goldsmith!

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 4:42 PM   
     By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

    Appears to be an extremely exciting recording of one of the greatest musical works of the 20th Century composed by Jerry Goldsmith. I would have preferred a real orchestra, however I will save my judgment until I actually have it in hand.

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 5:13 PM   
     By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

    John: your book is stunning, and I'm sure this album will be too. Congrats!

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 5:30 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    I recently watched the film and noticed how different the film mix sounds from the existing CD.

    I wonder if this new recording will have the presence of the film mix.

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 5:47 PM   
     By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

    I wonder if this new recording will have the presence of the film mix.



    The presence I'm more concerned about is the non-presence of a real orchestra.
    I don't feel any need at all for a version with a VST/synth "orchestra" when a good recording of the truly orchestral soundtrack is readily available.
    I'm afraid I'm personally no more attracted to it than I would be to VST/synth renditions of the scores for Ben-Hur, The Blue Max or The Sea Hawk.

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 6:36 PM   
     By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

    This is so weird. It's so weird! The smaller ensemble stuff sounds far more successful than the action material.

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 6:39 PM   
     By:   rompolompo   (Member)

    Interested in the 24bit / 88.2kHz files. Will this album be available to download as well?

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 6:44 PM   
     By:   RoryR   (Member)

    I may be prejudice, since this is my all-time favorite score, but anyone who complains that this re-recording hasn't been preformed by an actual orchestra needs to know that this is an extremely hard score to do. Maybe not ALIEN hard, but very difficult just the same, especially if you're going to try and sound anywhere near the OST. A symphony in London tried it last year and I heard that it left a lot to be desired. I've never heard any orchestra do any cue from this film that met with my satisfaction, has anyone else?

    John Callaghan has gone to a lot of effort and expense to do this score as precisely as possible, I mean, otherwise, what would be the point? Here he is in his studio last year monkeying around trying to get the Bom Bams (Emil Richards' original Bom Bams used in the OST back in 1967!) in, I think, "The Clothes Snatchers" or maybe something else. He kind of looks like he's not even sure. [And note the jawbone right behind him. Yes, folks, Goldsmith even used a jawbone in the OST! You gotta hand it to Mr. O'Callaghan for doing his research.]



    And for any and all who'll dismiss this effort simply because they can't stand VRT or "synth" orchestral stuff (You know, like Jerry's HOOSIERS score!), please do me and even Mr. O'Callaghan a huge favor and write or email Robert Townson at Varese Sarabande and remind him that PLANET OF THE APES 50th anniversary is just two years away and wouldn't it be nice to restore and remaster the original soundtrack recordings. Thanks.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 7:57 PM   
     By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

    This is so weird. It's so weird! The smaller ensemble stuff sounds far more successful than the action material.

    Agreed. Some of the tracks sound astonishingly like the original soundtrack in higher quality. Truly a remarkable achievement, that. And yet some of the clips sound a bit like synth mock-ups of the score. I'm buying this anyways as I think it's a fascinating experiment by one of our own, and these type of ventures need to be supported. Furthermore, as a massive fan of the score, I know I'll get something out of this release - if nothing else, it'll be a great companion to the OST, illuminating details that may be hidden in the less-than-stellar mix.

    Chris

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 10:14 PM   
     By:   bdm   (Member)

    Ordered, along with the book - the high shipping rate to Canada made me skip the book, but bundled together, the shipping is much more reasonable for the two items; great idea.

    Looking forward to listening and reading.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 11:29 PM   
     By:   Spymaster   (Member)

    You see, I don't get it. On the one hand a lot of effort has clearly gone into replicating the original score exactly. The same tempo, the same orchestration, the same percussion instruments. Words like "precise" have been thrown around. But on the other, one of the most striking things about the score (and something Goldsmith was always quick/proud to point out) is that it is fully acoustic (this is not Hoosiers!!). What's the point of having a perfect percussion section if the rest of the orchestra is missing? Of course it's difficult to play, and orchestras are expensive, but that's no excuse to "cheat". As I suggested in the other thread, a collaboration with James Fitzpatick on this could have yielded amazing results.

    This feels more like an exercise in technical wizardry than a legitimate film music recording. It's too slavish to be a new interpretation, yet too sythetic to be a satisfying recreation. Bravo for your obvious love and dedication, and I'm sure many will like it, but despite being a Goldsmith completist I may have to pasis unfortunately.

    I highly recommend the book though!

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 11:29 PM   
     By:   Spymaster   (Member)

    DP

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 11:29 PM   
     By:   Spymaster   (Member)

    DP

     
     Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 11:56 PM   
     By:   Lokutus   (Member)

    Exactly right... sadly wasted effort, which is completely ruined by cheap samples...
    Seminal score such as this deserved better... perhaps one day it will be done right, until then it's easy to pass and save 36 USD it would cost.


    NP: Total Recall (QUARTET)

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 9, 2016 - 12:49 AM   
     By:   Tadlow   (Member)

    You see, I don't get it. On the one hand a lot of effort has clearly gone into replicating the original score exactly. The same tempo, the same orchestration, the same percussion instruments. Words like "precise" have been thrown around. But on the other, one of the most striking things about the score (and something Goldsmith was always quick/proud to point out) is that it is fully acoustic (this is not Hoosiers!!). What's the point of having a perfect percussion section if the rest of the orchestra is missing? Of course it's difficult to play, and orchestras are expensive, but that's no excuse to "cheat". As I suggested in the other thread, a collaboration with James Fitzpatick on this could have yielded amazing results.

    This feels more like an exercise in technical wizardry than a legitimate film music recording. It's too slavish to be a new interpretation, yet too sythetic to be a satisfying recreation. Bravo for your obvious love and dedication, and I'm sure many will like it, but despite being a Goldsmith completist I may have to pasis unfortunately.

    I highly recommend the book though!


    Having recorded a suite from Planet of the Apes with live orchestra quite a few years ago including Mixing Bowl....yes it is difficult music but actually not overly difficult for real orchestra to perform....and actually great fun to do.

     
     Posted:   Feb 9, 2016 - 1:13 AM   
     By:   johnbijl   (Member)

    Very, very interesting project.

    But damn, $ 27 in shipping even for book and cd, is a lot of money.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 9, 2016 - 1:33 AM   
     By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

    Very, very interesting project.

    But damn, $ 27 in shipping even for book and cd, is a lot of money.


    That cost is just about right.

    The new international shipping rates and rather ugly.

    Ford A. Thaxton

     
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