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 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 4:12 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Kritzerland is proud to present a two-CD set of classic movie music:

THE RED SHOES
Music from the Golden Age of British Cinema

Featuring music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Brian Easdale, John Addison, Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, Richard Addinsell, Mischa Spoliansky, William Walton, Benjamin Frankel, Nino Rota, and Malcolm Arnold.

All during the 1940s and 1950s, American cinema was producing some of the best music ever written for films – composers like Max Steiner, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman, Miklos Rozsa, Bernard Herrmann, Dimitri Tiomkin, Hugo Friedhofer, David Raksin, and many others, delivering one great score after another. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that there was also an extraordinary number of equally brilliant scores being written by by equally brilliant composers like Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton, Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, William Alwyn, Benjamin Frankel, Brain Easdale, Allan Gray, John Addison, Richard Addinsell, and many others, delivering one great score after another. And it is those films we salute with this two-CD collection of some of the best and most magical music from the Golden Age of British Cinema.

Beginning with Brian Easdale’s amazing music from Powell and Pressburger’s masterpiece, The Red Shoes, these two CDs are loaded with fantastic music from such great films as Scott of the Antarctic, Things to Come, Blithe Spirit, Oliver Twist, A Matter of Life and Death, The Man Between, The Sound Barrier, The Passionate Friends, Henry V, The First of the Few, So Long at the Fair and others.

These historic tracks were all recorded contemporaneously to the releases of the films, mostly appearing on 78s and being extremely faithful to the way the music was presented in the films. There have been releases containing these tracks before – some sounded decent, some sounded horrible, some sounded processed to death. They weren’t always taken from the same exact sources, and that goes for this new compilation of these classic tracks, which utilize better sources for much of it. Our amazing audio restoration expert, Chris Malone, has labored mightily to optimize each track, and they are definitely much improved from past releases, sometimes dramatically so. And this music is so important in terms of its history that we hope you’ll find all that hard work was well worth it. One thing you’ll find is that this is some of the most addictive music ever written for the screen.

The Red Shoes – Music from the Golden Age of British Cinema is a two-CD set limited to 500 copies only and priced at $23.98, plus shipping. CDs will ship by the first week of December, but never fear, we’ve actually been averaging three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date. To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

ATTENTION INDIEGOGO CONTRIBUTORS: IF YOU DON’T WISH TO RECEIVE THIS RELEASE YOU MUST OPT-OUT BY SENDING US AN E-MAIL – SEND TO kritzerland@gmail.com. IF YOU DO WISH TO RECEIVE IT, YOU DON”T NEED TO DO ANYTHING. IF YOU ARE NOT AN INDIEGOGO CONTRIBUTOR, ORDER AS YOU NORMALLY WOULD. THANK YOU.

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Wow. This looks amazing.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   Big X   (Member)

This really looks wonderful, hopefully it will stay around for a weeks at least!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 3:30 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cool compilation, although Nino Rota would be the "odd ball out" there (yes, I'm aware he did British films).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 3:42 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Very nice!! A collection I must have in my collection. Ha!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   MI6   (Member)

Has Bruce been dancing a jig lately or has he switched to ballet? 500 copies is not going to last.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

I'm on board for this one.smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

Sounds very cool, Bruce!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Cool compilation, although Nino Rota would be the "odd ball out" there (yes, I'm aware he did British films).

He AND Spoliansky.

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Niiiiiiiiiiiiice…

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Ah, The Glass Mountain. Quite possibly the first ever piece of film music to which I was exposed. Bruce, you've hit a very wayward nail top dead centre and driven it all the way home.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Just ordered it!

Wonderful release Bruce. And it's 2 CD's! I've always liked the British film scores from the 1940's and 1950's. At only 500 copies it might just sell out.

Thank you! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Wow! Fantastic!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

THE GLASS MOUNTAIN was an early childhood exposure -- infection? -- for me, too. In the '50's, CBS TV Channel 2 in "Manhattan and the greater Metropolitan area," which reached our home in Connecticut, used the first movement as its Sunday afternoon movie theme. I didn't actually get to see the film until I was a young man some time in the late sixties/early seventies, but by then I was already in love with Rota and his music for that cinematic romance set in the opera world. And over the years, I've acquired several versions and performances of it on LP and CD. Bravo, Bruce -- I'm looking forward to savoring the Rota and every other track on this very pleasant Kritzer-surprise.

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2017 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Wow! The only music on this set I'm familiar with is The Red Shoes, which is fantastic (the sound quality on the El Records CD, however, ain't), so I'm really looking forward to hearing that cleaned up and discovering all the other no-doubt wonderful music by the other composers included here. Thanks, BK.

P.S. That cover art!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2017 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Yes, the cover art - I had ten choices and my eye went to that one every time - my second choice adorns the back of the booklet.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2017 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Bruce, has this release been shipped yet ?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2017 - 5:31 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce, has this release been shipped yet ?

Yes, they all went out last week.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2017 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Bruce, has this release been shipped yet ?

Yes, they all went out last week.


Haven't received my copy yet. I live in northern California. Hopefully today. Thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2017 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Bruce, has this release been shipped yet ?

Yes, they all went out last week.




Haven't got my copy yet either. Maybe today or tomorrow. I usually get the Kritzerland CDs in 2 or 3 days but on rare occasion they were thrown in to bulk 4th class mail and they took 2 or 3 weeks! Yikes!

 
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