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 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 12:01 AM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)



DAVID SHIRE’S APOCALYPSE NOW – THE UNUSED SCORE:
LIMITED EDITION LLLCD 1439
Music by David Shire
Limited Edition of 2000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

La-La Land Records and American Zoetrope proudly present DAVID SHIRE’S APOCALYPSE NOW – THE UNUSED SCORE: LIMITED EDITION, a world premiere release featuring acclaimed composer David Shire’s (THE CONVERSATION, THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE, NORMA RAE) unused score to the 1979 classic Vietnam War drama APOCALYPSE NOW, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Shire’s musical take on the horrors of war, actual and existential, depicted in Coppola’s ambitious and psychedelic classic, is a riveting revelation – finally unearthed and restored for all to fully appreciate. It’s a fascinating and impressive find: a lost piece in the puzzle of one of the great works of American Cinema and an exemplary piece of early electronic music production. Produced by Tim Greiving, co-produced by Daniel Wyman and Peter Bergren, assembled and reconstructed by Wyman and Bergren, remastered by Bergren, with a DDP master by Doug Schwartz, this special limited edition release of 2000 units features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by Greiving, with new comments from David Shire, Daniel Wyman and Peter Bergren. Jim Titus’ vivid art design incorporates storyboard sketches from the film’s production.

TRACK LISTING:
1 Into the Jungle...5:11
2 Delta...2:26
3 Village Assault...2:06
4 Hell-icopter...2:48
5 Long Travel Dossier...3:34
6 Dossier Reading 1...2:35
7 Orange Light...1:28
8 Tiger Tiger...2:22
9 The French Plantation...4:55
10 River Encounter...2:26
11 The Lure of Kurtz...5:26
12 Ho Fat Bridge...2:33
13 Dossier Reading 2...2:39
14 Kurtz Calling...5:27
15 Ride of the Valkyries* (Piano and Synth Demo)...:41
16 Ride of the Valkyries* (Studio Version)...1:33
17 Delta Gongs Test...2:11
18 Delta Ostinato Test...2:38
19 The French Plantation (no viola)...4:48
20 Kurtz’s Compound...1:25
Total Time: 59:50
* Composed by Richard Wagner

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 1:12 AM   
 By:   JackBlu78   (Member)

I really love David Shire's work and very intrigued to hear the Unused Score.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 1:24 AM   
 By:   alton_333   (Member)

Oh this sounds very promising. I would love to hear this so I can write about it for a future Score Season. With these articles, I cover at least one rejected/unused effort. This could be great.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 1:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I have no interest in the other LLL releases today, but THIS, I find intriguing. I've always wanted to know if Shire's rejected score was in a similar, "harsh" electronic idiom as that of Coppola, or if it was more poetic.

But the booklet on that picture above is dangerously close to slipping into the water and be ruined forever. A scandal!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 3:23 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Is this the first "unused score" that LLL has released? Hopefully we'll see more from LLL

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 4:00 AM   
 By:   chriscoyle   (Member)

Creature Features is offering signed copies next weekend. Is LaLaLand going to have signed copies?
Chris

https://creaturefeatures.com/shop/cds/apocalypsenow/

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   chriscoyle   (Member)

DP

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 6:18 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Now, this is the EPIC release for me. Thank you so much La La Land!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Anyone knows something about ..what its like?
Is it like Delerues PLATOON or maybe some exotic asian style music a la RAN ??

Just curious....

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   Carburetor Float   (Member)

LALA LAND, please: APOCALYPSE NOW samples?

Thanxxx!

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

LALA LAND, please: APOCALYPSE NOW samples?

Thanxxx!


Black Friday announcement is just that, an (early bird) announcement. Samples will come the day they go on sale.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Carburetor Float   (Member)

LALA LAND, please: APOCALYPSE NOW samples?

Thanxxx!


Black Friday announcement is just that, an (early bird) announcement. Samples will come the day they go on sale.


Thanx!

and do you know when it will be sold? some sites are announcing on November 28 (www.arksquare.net) ... it can be true?

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

LALA LAND, please: APOCALYPSE NOW samples?

Thanxxx!


Black Friday announcement is just that, an (early bird) announcement. Samples will come the day they go on sale.


Thanx!

and do you know when it will be sold? some sites are announcing on November 28 (www.arksquare.net) ... it can be true?



From the LLL Black Friday Thread-
"THEY WILL GO UP FOR SALE ON: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH 2017 at 12:00 PM PST"

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

This score is kinda mind blowing. It's like the cool father of Carpenter and Moroder sound that no one knew existed...like Shire road into town one night, had his fun and then took off the next morning leaving behind a unique musical experimentation that, while not heard until now, laid the groundwork for that awesome synth sound that would be heard in the decade to come.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Carburetor Float   (Member)

LALA LAND, please: APOCALYPSE NOW samples?

Thanxxx!


Black Friday announcement is just that, an (early bird) announcement. Samples will come the day they go on sale.


Thanx!

and do you know when it will be sold? some sites are announcing on November 28 (www.arksquare.net) ... it can be true?



From the LLL Black Friday Thread-
"THEY WILL GO UP FOR SALE ON: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH 2017 at 12:00 PM PST"


Great! Thank you, partner! smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Carburetor Float   (Member)

This score is kinda mind blowing. It's like the cool father of Carpenter and Moroder sound that no one knew existed...like Shire road into town one night, had his fun and then took off the next morning leaving behind a unique musical experimentation that, while not heard until now, laid the groundwork for that awesome synth sound that would be heard in the decade to come.

Wow...incredible ... so Shire was a pioneer in this aspect, I presume ... thank you for this great release! I always wanted to have this!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Washu   (Member)

This score is kinda mind blowing. It's like the cool father of Carpenter and Moroder sound that no one knew existed...like Shire road into town one night, had his fun and then took off the next morning leaving behind a unique musical experimentation that, while not heard until now, laid the groundwork for that awesome synth sound that would be heard in the decade to come.

Looking forward hearing this. But if I am not mistaken, I am pretty sure both Carpenter/Moroder scored things earlier than 1979.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Now this is a surprise… but a welcome one. I was always curious about what this might have sounded like but never thought I'd have a chance to hear it. I'm always interested in more David Shire.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

This score is kinda mind blowing. It's like the cool father of Carpenter and Moroder sound that no one knew existed...like Shire road into town one night, had his fun and then took off the next morning leaving behind a unique musical experimentation that, while not heard until now, laid the groundwork for that awesome synth sound that would be heard in the decade to come.

That description just makes me all the more excited to hear this. We film score fans continue to live in an amazing time for collecting. What a wonderful batch of releases from LLL.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

This is really good news, I never thought i'd get to hear David Shire's unused score for Apocalypse Now.

The score was probably recorded sometime in 1978 because Carmine Coppola & Co. began working on a new score in early '79. The recording of the latter score took a long time though, it wasn't finished until the summer of '79.

According to Bernie Krause who was part of Shire's original team of synthesists along with Dan Wyman and Michael Boddicker (I think) told me that the score was beyond brilliant - one of the most inventive and lyrical pieces of cinema music he had ever heard.

I just love Dan Wyman's synth-work in John Carpenter's '70s movies Assault on precinct 13, Halloween and The Fog. Not as well-known, but equally good, is his work with Giorgio Moroder eg the soundtrack to Midnight Express (film version), as well as several non-soundtrack albums produced by Moroder such as Donna Summer's Once upon a time ('77) and Bad girls ('79), Münich machine/A whiter shade of pale ('78), Giorgio & Chris/Love's in you, Love's in me ('78), and Sparks/No. 1 song in heaven ('79). I also very much like Wyman's electronic/orchestral score to the horror flick "Hell Night" (1981). Feels like I've been waiting forever for a CD release of this score but I'm beginning to think it'll never happen.

 
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