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 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)



I loved this movie. I had a huge orchestra. I had plenty of resources. I was a little
pressed for time—not for writing, but for recording—but other than that, it was like a dream experience for me.

-- David Newman, composer

For the 1990 Disney animated feature DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp, composer David Newman relished the opportunity to compose a rip-roaring adventure score. Newman’s writing overflows with melodic invention, beginning with a bold adventure theme and a hard-charging action motif (with several allusions to the TV theme in the opening sequence). Newman created music that twists and turns on a dime, racing forward and stopping suddenly for quick pauses, then continuing onward. The score is a product of the '80s and '90s, bringing a thematic richness and splendor that, as even the composer noted in the album's liner notes, couldn't be done today.

For its premiere release, Intrada edited and mastered from the digital 2-track scoring session masters (with three cues sourced from the 30 IPS Dolby SR-format analog stereo mixes).

DuckTales: the Movie was spun off from the popular syndicated animated television series, opening with Scrooge (Alan Young) and Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby (all voiced by Russi Taylor) on the trail of the legendary treasure of Collie Baba. Scrooge loses the treasure except for an old lamp. The four children discover that the lamp is home to a Genie (Rip Taylor), but the lamp is being hunted by the shape-shifting sorcerer Merlock (Christopher Lloyd). Merlock possesses a magical amulet which, when combined with the lamp, will grant him unlimited wishes and the power to reshape reality. Only Scrooge can stop the crazed wizard—if he can first overcome his own greed!

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01. Coming In For A Landing (1:56)
02. The Seal Of Collie Baba (4:34)
03. The Pyramid (Alternate) (2:55)
04. The Ducks Use Their Marbles (1:10)
05. Webby Discovers The Lantern (4:43)
06. Scrooge Gets Depressed (1:17)
07. Back Home (0:22)
08. Meet The Genie (2:30)
09. Mrs. Beakley Meets The Elephant (1:39)
10. Ice Cream Sundae From The Sky (1:43)
11. The Story Of The Talisman (2:25)
12. Morning Becomes Merlock (1:00)
13. Merlock Sneaks Into The Mansion (6:01)
14. Scrooge Gets The Lamp (0:20)
15. I Wish For The Treasure Of Collie Baba (1:48)
16. Merlock Goes For Scrooge (6:16)
17. Dijon The Master (4:25)
18. Mission Impossible (5:45)
19. Merlock Takes Control (10:06)
20. End Credits (4:18)
Total Time: 1:05:31

The Extras
21. The Pyramid (Original) (2:54)
22. Merlock Goes For Scrooge (Long Version) (2:27)
Extras Time: (5:22)

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I love Newman, especially from this period. This one's a no-brainer for me.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 6:55 PM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

Ordered! Hopefully this sells well enough to convince Intrada that there is enough interest in the TV series to warrant a release. Because there is! Thanks Roger.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

It's loads of fun! And as you'll read about in the notes, Newman had no restrictions or directives to follow on this one ... he was able to score it exactly the way he wanted to: epic and adventurous orchestral writing the way we seldom hear it anymore.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

This is a LONGTIME grail for me, practically since hearing it in theaters in 1990 as a 7-year-old. Instant purchase and highly recommended!

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

I'm usually a big Newman fan, but I'm not sold on this one. For those more familiar with this score than me, can you tell me if there are any actual themes in this score? Or is it all bombast and Mickey-Mousing?

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 7:33 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

I'm usually a big Newman fan, but I'm not sold on this one. For those more familiar with this score than me, can you tell me if there are any actual themes in this score? Or is it all bombast and Mickey-Mousing?

The score is definitely leitmotif-driven. There's the main theme, a couple of recurring action and adventure motifs, a theme for the genie, a theme for the treasure, themes for the baddies...

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   Dalboz17   (Member)

This is a LONGTIME grail for me, practically since hearing it in theaters in 1990 as a 7-year-old. Instant purchase and highly recommended!

This is EXACTLY what I was going to post; I was also 7, and I've also been waiting for this release ever since! I'm SO EXCITED to finally own this! Intrada, you're the absolute best.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

is it all bombast and Mickey-Mousing?



No Mickey Mousing in this one. Lots of Donald Ducking though.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

One for the shopping list! Only one teeny criticism - too bad the movie's version of Mark Mueller's series theme isn't here.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2017 - 10:40 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I'm usually a big Newman fan, but I'm not sold on this one. For those more familiar with this score than me, can you tell me if there are any actual themes in this score? Or is it all bombast and Mickey-Mousing?

The score is definitely leitmotif-driven. There's the main theme, a couple of recurring action and adventure motifs, a theme for the genie, a theme for the treasure, themes for the baddies...


Do any of these themes show up in the samples? I don't hear much. Also it doesn't sound very much like a large orchestra to me as they describe it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 12:33 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

I'm usually a big Newman fan, but I'm not sold on this one. For those more familiar with this score than me, can you tell me if there are any actual themes in this score? Or is it all bombast and Mickey-Mousing?

The score is definitely leitmotif-driven. There's the main theme, a couple of recurring action and adventure motifs, a theme for the genie, a theme for the treasure, themes for the baddies...


Do any of these themes show up in the samples? I don't hear much. Also it doesn't sound very much like a large orchestra to me as they describe it.


To me the orchestra sounds quite large. My guess is at least 80 musicians. There are at least 5 very distinctive themes. One dramatic theme appears very prominentely in the first seconds of "The Pyramid". Another in my opinion quite memorable theme appears instantly on "Ice Cream Sundae From The Sky".
There is also a lovely and memorable pastoral theme that unfortunately isn`t featured in the samples.

For me this is THE RELEASE of the year so far. Thanks so much Intrada.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Do any of these themes show up in the samples? I don't hear much. Also it doesn't sound very much like a large orchestra to me as they describe it.

I believe ALL of the themes I mentioned show up in the samples. A quick rundown, not necessarily comprehensive. (I apologize if the timings are approximate -- I was typing on the fly.)

Track 1 - Adventure motif at outset and 1:12, action motif at around 0:30. (Allusions to TV series theme woven in.) Main theme variation as sample fading out.

Track 3 - Adventure motif at outset. Main theme heard at around 0:30, then adventure motif again. Merlock theme hint at 0:24, fuller quote at 0:45.

Track 5 - Dijon's theme at 0:14, followed by reprise of action motif. Action motif again at 0:48. Main theme at 1:02. Merlock at 1:24, another brief reference at 1:48. Action motif at 1:53.

Track 10 - Full statement of main theme in its more pastoral mode at beginning of sample.

Track 13 - Around 0:51-1:01, a brief statement of the genie theme.

Track 17 - Opens with a big statement of the adventure motif, followed by variations on the action motif, Merlock's theme, adventure motif again at 0:36. Dijon variations begin at 0:41. Interesting variation on the main theme between 1:17-1:27. Another variation at 1:47.

Track 19 - Hint of Merlock's theme at 0:22, followed by Dijon in tuba. Variations on these themes continue to alternate for a while. Bold horn variant of the main theme at 1:56, followed by a passage dominated by the action motif. You can hear an adventure motif variant kicking in as the sample fades out.

Track 20 - Treasure theme comes in at 0:10, followed by the main theme at 0:26. Genie variations from around 0:41-1:03, followed by action motif; adventure motif at 1:14. Main theme variant in strings at 1:19.

As for the size of the orchestra, there are well over 100 musicians in the credits -- though they weren't always playing at once! They get the biggest workout during the climactic 10-minute "Merlock Takes Control."

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 12:39 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Love it !!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Sounds like a fun release. I'll check out the sound clips. I have fleeting memories of DUCK TALES (the series) from my childhood, but it's not the thing I have the most nostalgic connection to, and I've not heard of this film. But D. Newman is usually always a pleasure, whatever he does.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I need to hear the samples. David Newman is one of those composers that's usually a huge hit or miss with me. It maybe a nostalgia pick up if nothing else.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 4:35 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I need to hear the samples. David Newman is one of those composers that's usually a huge hit or miss with me. It maybe a nostalgia pick up if nothing else.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfs_vyHtHPM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQollhRhSH4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzdqSvsrpj0

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

And ordered! - worth every penny of the $40 Canadian cost!






 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

@ Justin Boggan - Thxs, I'm liking all the samples I've heard. Looking forward to hearing the whole thing.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)



Even as a kid seeing this I always wondered how it didn't kill him instantly. I was a weird kid.

 
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