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 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   Quartet Records   (Member)

Quartet Records is proud to present its three new releases:

SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION
Music Composed and Conducted by Henry Mancini
Mastered by Chris Malone
Liner notes by John Takis
Limited edition of 1000 units



Quartet Records and Universal Music Group present the premiere CD release of the nostalgic, Cajun-inflected country score composed by Henry Mancini (Touch of Evil, The Great Race, The Great Waldo Pepper, 10) for Paul Newman’s intimate drama about an Oregon family of gyppo loggers who cut and procure trees for a local mill in opposition to striking, unionized workers. The film stars Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Richard Jaeckel and Michael Sarrazin.

Sometimes a Great Notion was the first collaboration between Paul Newman and Henry Mancini. The two friends would work together on three more films (The Shadow Box, Harry & Son and The Glass Menagerie). A common factor among all scores Mancini wrote for Newman was the actor/director’s preference for different musical styles (jazz, country, blues) that were far from conventional underscore. Country-western and Cajun are the main sounds explored by Mancini in this score, including the beautiful ballad "All His Children" (with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman), performed by Charley Pride.

This CD contains the album prepared by Mancini for MCA in 1971, which includes almost all the score recorded for the film (only one 90-second cue was omitted). Sadly, no master tapes have surfaced from any previous source, including the MCA vaults. Audio was carefully restored and mastered by Chris Malone from virgin copies of the vinyl release, courtesy UMG; the 12-page full-color package includes detailed liner notes by John Takis and an essay written by producer John Foreman for the original LP.

Track list:
01. All his Children (2:00)
02. High on the Pegs (2:58)
03. A Lonely Man’s Song (3:09)
04. Lumber-Jack Blues (2:04)
05. Lee (3:14)
06. Happy Time (1:53)
07. Rollin’ On (3:23)
08. Green Tree Brass (2:23)
09. The Stamper Rag (1:13)
10. Evenin’ (2:18)
11. Jobie (1:58)
12. Tiny Tug Toot (4:12)
13. All his Children (Reprise) (1:30)

Total Disc Time: 32:15



THE BIG BRAWL (aka BATTLE CREEK BRAWL)
Music Composed and Conducted by Lalo Schifrin
Mastered by Chris Malone
Liner notes by Gergely Hubai
Limited edition of 1000 units



Quartet Records and Towa Music presents the premiere CD release of super-cool Lalo Schifrin's high-octane jazz action score for The Big Brawl (aka Battle Creek Brawl) The film was directed by Robert Clouse, who previously helmed Enter the Dragon, the film that cemented Bruce Lee as a legend of cinematic martial arts. This 1980s effort was meant to do the same thing for Jackie Chan, giving him an American debut vehicle that could make him a household name outside Hong Kong. The story is set in Prohibition-era America where Jerry Kwan (played by Chan) works at a shop and dreams of marrying his fiancée, Nancy (Kristine DeBell). When his crazy fighting skills get noticed by a crime syndicate, Jerry is forced to enter a fighting tournament where he must beat the muscle-bound champion if he wants to see his girlfriend again...

The film reunited Clouse with composer Lalo Schifrin who had worked with the director on Enter the Dragon as well as its spiritual sequel, Golden Needles. The Big Brawl rounds out this trilogy of sorts with music that builds upon Schifrin's jazz recordings rather than his Oriental-flavored scores. The music is largely constructed around an infectiously whistled main theme and individual set pieces that focus on Chan's seemingly improvisational method of fighting—in addition to other action sequences (such as a skating derby). A beautiful love theme for Jerry and Nancy rounds out the score.

This CD premiere presents the same music contained on the Japanese LP—practically the complete score—plus a bonus track, but the cues have been re-sequenced for a more cohesive listening experience. Mastered by Chris Malone, the album features a 16-page full-color booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film and featuring a track-by-track breakdown of the score.

Track list:
01. Training Montage (Main Title) (3:23)
02. Fast Moves (4:01)
03. Jerry’s Rag (1:12)
04. Uncle Herbert (2:44)
05. Roller Derby (2:30)
06. Razor Cuts (1:24)
07. Oriental Drama (2:11)
08. Miss Wong (1:04)
09. The Trap (4:20)
10. Training Montage (2:42)
11. The Kiss of Death (4:54)
12. Victory Fanfare and Training Montage (3:53)

Bonus tracks

13. Playing Nurse (Source) (2:19)
14. Training Montage (With F/X) (2:28)

Total Disc Time: 39:43



COLD SKIN
Music Composed by Victor Reyes
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London
Conducted by Alastair King
Limited edition of 300 units



Quartet Records presents the new film score composed by Víctor Reyes (Buried, Red Lights, Grand Piano, Emmy Award winner for his score to the acclaimed TV series The Night Manager) for Xavier Gent’s sci-fi horror film, Cold Skin, starring David Oakes, Ray Stevenson, Aura Garrido and John Belfield.

The story is set on a lost island in the middle of the ocean, where two men, sheltering in a lighthouse, defend themselves, night after night, against the siege of some strange marine creatures. Subjected to extreme tension, without understanding the reasons for the attack, they will have to rethink how to face the unknown.

Victor Reyes’ score is intense, atmospheric, exciting, vibrant and dark. It was orchestrated by the composer and is performed by the Chamber Orchestra of London conducted by Alastair King.

Track list:
01. Sea Creatures / Never Too Far (2:09)
02. There's Your Island (2:29)
03. Aldor Vigeland (2:49)
04. Night Visitors (2:22)
05. Desolation / Defense (2:34)
06. Aneris (1:58)
07. Toads! (2:51)
08. Aftermath (2:38)
09. Moaning (2:51)
10. Boat (2:04)
11. Corpses (3:04)
12. Gathering (4:12)
13. Love (2:17)
14. War (2:39)

Total Disc Time: 37:49


The three releases are in stock now. For more info, listen audio samples and order, please visit www.quartetrecords.com

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   MI6   (Member)

Love country music. Sometimes a Great Notion is a definite buy. Thanks Quartet.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Thanks Quartet for SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION. Another LP from the past has finally made it to CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Wow! SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION. That's really filling a gap. Wonder why it took so long!

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Seems like all of the labels are releasing album versions this month/quarter.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

This CD premiere presents the same music contained on the Japanese LP—practically the complete score—plus a bonus track, but the cues have been re-sequenced for a more cohesive listening experience.

Oh Quartet, you touch my heart!

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

But Thor, that means they are modifying Mancini's own original album sequence! smile

Impressive batch, Quartet!

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Track 2 on the Schifrin title doesn't play.

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Track 2 on the Schifrin title doesn't play.

It does for me, just fyi.

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

It's been fixed. Works now.

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Great news re "new" Mancini album...
Reyes sounds impressive too... and with 300 copies only I couldn't resist smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

This CD premiere presents the same music contained on the Japanese LP—practically the complete score—plus a bonus track, but the cues have been re-sequenced for a more cohesive listening experience.

Oh Quartet, you touch my heart!


See, sometimes the original album sequence DOESN'T present the best listening experience!

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

ORDERED!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

See, sometimes the original album sequence DOESN'T present the best listening experience!

I really have no idea in this case. I've never heard the score or album. It was just that sentence that touched my heart. To see a specialty label make that consideration. I hope it's not the last time.

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

A new jazzy Schifrin that's completely unknown to me? Yes! Thank you, Quartet!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I had the japanese Lp of battle creek brawl and its many akas. Great score, good whistling from memory.

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Digging the BIG BRAWL clips. Very unlike what one would expect from a score to a Jackie Chan movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Quartet Records is proud to present its three new releases:

SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION
Music Composed and Conducted by Henry Mancini
Mastered by Chris Malone
Liner notes by John Takis
Limited edition of 1000 units



Quartet Records and Universal Music Group present the premiere CD release of the nostalgic, Cajun-inflected country score composed by Henry Mancini (Touch of Evil, The Great Race, The Great Waldo Pepper, 10) for Paul Newman’s intimate drama about an Oregon family of gyppo loggers who cut and procure trees for a local mill in opposition to striking, unionized workers. The film stars Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Richard Jaeckel and Michael Sarrazin.

Sometimes a Great Notion was the first collaboration between Paul Newman and Henry Mancini. The two friends would work together on three more films (The Shadow Box, Harry & Son and The Glass Menagerie). A common factor among all scores Mancini wrote for Newman was the actor/director’s preference for different musical styles (jazz, country, blues) that were far from conventional underscore. Country-western and Cajun are the main sounds explored by Mancini in this score, including the beautiful ballad "All His Children" (with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman), performed by Charley Pride.

This CD contains the album prepared by Mancini for MCA in 1971, which includes almost all the score recorded for the film (only one 90-second cue was omitted). Audio was restored and mastered by Chris Malone; the 12-page full-color package includes detailed liner notes by John Takis and an essay written by producer John Foreman for the original LP.

Track list:
01. All his Children (2:00)
02. High on the Pegs (2:58)
03. A Lonely Man’s Song (3:09)
04. Lumber-Jack Blues (2:04)
05. Lee (3:14)
06. Happy Time (1:53)
07. Rollin’ On (3:23)
08. Green Tree Brass (2:23)
09. The Stamper Rag (1:13)
10. Evenin’ (2:18)
11. Jobie (1:58)
12. Tiny Tug Toot (4:12)
13. All his Children (Reprise) (1:30)

Total Disc Time: 32:15



THE BIG BRAWL (aka BATTLE CREEK BRAWL)
Music Composed and Conducted by Lalo Schifrin
Mastered by Chris Malone
Liner notes by Gergely Hubai
Limited edition of 1000 units



Quartet Records and Towa Music presents the premiere CD release of super-cool Lalo Schifrin's high-octane jazz action score for The Big Brawl (aka Battle Creek Brawl) The film was directed by Robert Clouse, who previously helmed Enter the Dragon, the film that cemented Bruce Lee as a legend of cinematic martial arts. This 1980s effort was meant to do the same thing for Jackie Chan, giving him an American debut vehicle that could make him a household name outside Hong Kong. The story is set in Prohibition-era America where Jerry Kwan (played by Chan) works at a shop and dreams of marrying his fiancée, Nancy (Kristine DeBell). When his crazy fighting skills get noticed by a crime syndicate, Jerry is forced to enter a fighting tournament where he must beat the muscle-bound champion if he wants to see his girlfriend again...

The film reunited Clouse with composer Lalo Schifrin who had worked with the director on Enter the Dragon as well as its spiritual sequel, Golden Needles. The Big Brawl rounds out this trilogy of sorts with music that builds upon Schifrin's jazz recordings rather than his Oriental-flavored scores. The music is largely constructed around an infectiously whistled main theme and individual set pieces that focus on Chan's seemingly improvisational method of fighting—in addition to other action sequences (such as a skating derby). A beautiful love theme for Jerry and Nancy rounds out the score.

This CD premiere presents the same music contained on the Japanese LP—practically the complete score—plus a bonus track, but the cues have been re-sequenced for a more cohesive listening experience. Mastered by Chris Malone, the album features a 16-page full-color booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film and featuring a track-by-track breakdown of the score.

Track list:
01. Training Montage (Main Title) (3:23)
02. Fast Moves (4:01)
03. Jerry’s Rag (1:12)
04. Uncle Herbert (2:44)
05. Roller Derby (2:30)
06. Razor Cuts (1:24)
07. Oriental Drama (2:11)
08. Miss Wong (1:04)
09. The Trap (4:20)
10. Training Montage (2:42)
11. The Kiss of Death (4:54)
12. Victory Fanfare and Training Montage (3:53)

Bonus tracks

13. Playing Nurse (Source) (2:19)
14. Training Montage (With F/X) (2:28)

Total Disc Time: 39:43



COLD SKIN
Music Composed by Victor Reyes
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London
Conducted by Alastair King
Limited edition of 300 units



Quartet Records presents the new film score composed by Víctor Reyes (Buried, Red Lights, Grand Piano, Emmy Award winner for his score to the acclaimed TV series The Night Manager) for Xavier Gent’s sci-fi horror film, Cold Skin, starring David Oakes, Ray Stevenson, Aura Garrido and John Belfield.

The story is set on a lost island in the middle of the ocean, where two men, sheltering in a lighthouse, defend themselves, night after night, against the siege of some strange marine creatures. Subjected to extreme tension, without understanding the reasons for the attack, they will have to rethink how to face the unknown.

Victor Reyes’ score is intense, atmospheric, exciting, vibrant and dark. It was orchestrated by the composer and is performed by the Chamber Orchestra of London conducted by Alastair King.

Track list:
01. Sea Creatures / Never Too Far (2:09)
02. There's Your Island (2:29)
03. Aldor Vigeland (2:49)
04. Night Visitors (2:22)
05. Desolation / Defense (2:34)
06. Aneris (1:58)
07. Toads! (2:51)
08. Aftermath (2:38)
09. Moaning (2:51)
10. Boat (2:04)
11. Corpses (3:04)
12. Gathering (4:12)
13. Love (2:17)
14. War (2:39)

Total Disc Time: 37:49


The three releases are in stock now. For more info, listen audio samples and order, please visit www.quartetrecords.com


The "Sometimes A Great Notion" album was actually released on Decca; M.C.A. didn't drop the Decca, Uni and Kapp labels until the end of '72.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

You had to quote the whole original post for that? wink

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2017 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

You had to quote the whole original post for that? wink

Sorry. There's one thing I'm curious about: Since most of M.C.A.'s tapes were destroyed in that great fire, was the "Sometimes A Great Notion" C.D. taken off a mint album?

 
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