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 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

So, the recordings for this were done on December the 15th and 16th, and - in case you didn't know - the episodes represented are -

GOD GRANTE THAT SHE LYE STILLE
THE WEIRD TAILOR
LATE DATE
THE BRIDE WHO DIED TWICE
MASQUERADE
TERROR IN TEAKWOOD

I've been dipping into the old Boris Karloff TV series at random for quite a while (they're all up - for the time being - on YT in pretty decent quality), and I'm reminded how excellent and genuinely creepy the series could be (after it jettisoned the gangster-story content of the first few episodes scored by Pete Rugolo), and how absolutely brilliant Goldsmith's economic scores are.

"God Grante That She Lye Stille" is a scary ghost/ vampire episode, very atmospheric, almost like early b/w Bava. Even the Olde (New?) England title is scary! Goldsmith's score is terrifically effective and haunting, with hints of the folk-tune elements present in Volume 1's "Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook".

"The Weird Tailor" is one I watched just the other day. Splendidly unnerving stuff. This would have scared the schidt out of me if I'd seen it on the telly aged 10. It still scared me t'other day, but I kept my "pants" clean. Some of it's quite gentle, in the "Mr George" mold (that's on Vol. 1), with some leanings towards some Eastern European/ Hebrew melodies and orchestrations.

I haven't watched the others yet, but here's what I "know" of the others on the set -

"Late Date" - I think this is the one for OnyaBirri. It's about as nervously angular and longhaired as Goldsmith got on the show.

"The Bride Who Died Twice" - Short clip of the recording session up on FB, if you go there. James says it's a forerunner of the HOUR OF THE GUN sound, and the clip does display prominent guitar work.

"Masquerade" - Don't know nowt yet.

Terror in Teakwood" - Ditto.

Volume 1 was recorded in November 2016 and came out about March (I think)? So if we're talking a similar time scale, Vol. 2 might be ready around April. Or perhaps not - I don't know how these schedules work. Whatever, it's coming.

Anyone got any comments to make about the episode choices for example? Any old rabbit will do.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

WEIRD TAILOR is one of my faves. Yes, it's one of Goldsmith's more gentle THRILLER Score themes but it does also feature some effective horror elements as well. I find it quite sad and tragic and yet in true Goldsmith form, it is a beautiful sadness that comes to the surface so well.

Here is a great sampling of THE WEIRD TAILOR posted by Fish Man. Starting at 5:04 is the gentle Main / Love Theme performed so beautifully:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vDZCo19C28


I am quite pleased with all of the THRILLER offerings and praise the Tadlow Team led by the brilliant James and Leigh. Also Nic and the orchestra truly bring Goldsmith's superb music to life. I think he'd be quite impressed and proud!

Can't wait to get Volume 2!

Anyone know when it will be released?

Hans the Mannequin from THE WEIRD TAILOR.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

WEIRD TAILOR is one of my faves. Yes, it's one of Goldsmith's more gentle THRILLER Score themes but it does also feature some effective horror elements as well. I find it quite sad and tragic and yet in true Goldsmith form, it is a beautiful sadness that comes to the surface so well.

I am quite please with all of the THRILLER offerings and praise the Tadlow Team led by the brilliant James and Leigh. Also Nic and the orchestra truly bring Goldsmith's superb music to life. I think he'd be quite impressed and proud!

Can't wait to get Volume 2!

Anyone know when it will be released?


Probably April or May

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

AWESOME James! Thank you! And thank you and TADLOW for your always TOP DRAWER releases and productions. You truly Honor all of the composers with your superb work!

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Fantastic, very much looking forward to it! Are there plans to include a suite version of the various episodic material, as on the first volume?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Just watched "Late Date". Excellent episode, and no supernatural shenanigans at all! Just a very tense, well acted Hitchcockian tale about how difficult it is to get rid of a body. Larry Pennell is excellent, very much in the nervous, stuttering, sweating "Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates" part.

Goldsmith's score is a complete stand-out. With so many scenes without dialogue, the music very often takes centre stage, and it's terrific. Rather different from his other scores for the series, this is filled with low-end staccato piano (and also what sounds like prepared piano) and a myriad of percussion devices, from bongos (?) to strange clacking sounds. Immensely great. It reminded me a bit of some parts of CITY OF FEAR, but it also seemed to look ahead to some of the action/ suspense sequences from THE SATAN BUG.

It's almost wall-to-wall too, and I don't think there's much repetition of excactly the same cues (although it's mostly cut from the same cloth), so I imagine that the Tadlow team must have had a few headaches trying to "whittle" (I believe the expression is) it down to 10 or 12 minutes.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Fish Man on youtube's offering of LATE DATE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4_xF6QQ2D8

I'd say Goldsmith gets a little of his "bongo" on in this score.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

Just watched "Late Date". Excellent episode, and no supernatural shenanigans at all! Just a very tense, well acted Hitchcockian tale about how difficult it is to get rid of a body. Larry Pennell is excellent, very much in the nervous, stuttering, sweating "Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates" part.

Goldsmith's score is a complete stand-out. With so many scenes without dialogue, the music very often takes centre stage, and it's terrific. Rather different from his other scores for the series, this is filled with low-end staccato piano (and also what sounds like prepared piano) and a myriad of percussion devices, from bongos (?) to strange clacking sounds. Immensely great. It reminded me a bit of some parts of CITY OF FEAR, but it also seemed to look ahead to some of the action/ suspense sequences from THE SATAN BUG.

It's almost wall-to-wall too, and I don't think there's much repetition of excactly the same cues (although it's mostly cut from the same cloth), so I imagine that the Tadlow team must have had a few headaches trying to "whittle" (I believe the expression is) it down to 10 or 12 minutes.


Scored for
6 Flutes : 3 doubling on Altos, 2 doubling on bass
2 Harps
Piano
Egg Shaker
Maracas
Vibes
Tubular Bells
Roto Toms
Claves
Timpani
Glockenspiel
Vibraslap
Prepared Piano
2 x Marimba
Cabassa

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Egg shaker! Cool.
I need more scores featuring egg shakers in my collection wink
On a serious note, I love vol 1 and buying this will be a no-brainer.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   Tadlow   (Member)

Egg shaker! Cool.
I need more scores featuring egg shakers in my collection wink
On a serious note, I love vol 1 and buying this will be a no-brainer.


And certainly more varieties of styles of music on this one....

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

So, the recordings for this were done on December the 15th and 16th, and - in case you didn't know - the episodes represented are -

GOD GRANTE THAT SHE LYE STILLE
THE WEIRD TAILOR
LATE DATE
THE BRIDE WHO DIED TWICE
MASQUERADE
TERROR IN TEAKWOOD

I've been dipping into the old Boris Karloff TV series at random for quite a while (they're all up - for the time being - on YT in pretty decent quality), and I'm reminded how excellent and genuinely creepy the series could be (after it jettisoned the gangster-story content of the first few episodes scored by Pete Rugolo), and how absolutely brilliant Goldsmith's economic scores are.

"God Grante That She Lye Stille" is a scary ghost/ vampire episode, very atmospheric, almost like early b/w Bava. Even the Olde (New?) England title is scary! Goldsmith's score is terrifically effective and haunting, with hints of the folk-tune elements present in Volume 1's "Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook".

"The Weird Tailor" is one I watched just the other day. Splendidly unnerving stuff. This would have scared the schidt out of me if I'd seen it on the telly aged 10. It still scared me t'other day, but I kept my "pants" clean. Some of it's quite gentle, in the "Mr George" mold (that's on Vol. 1), with some leanings towards some Eastern European/ Hebrew melodies and orchestrations.

I haven't watched the others yet, but here's what I "know" of the others on the set -

"Late Date" - I think this is the one for OnyaBirri. It's about as nervously angular and longhaired as Goldsmith got on the show.

"The Bride Who Died Twice" - Short clip of the recording session up on FB, if you go there. James says it's a forerunner of the HOUR OF THE GUN sound, and the clip does display prominent guitar work.

"Masquerade" - Don't know nowt yet.

Terror in Teakwood" - Ditto.

Volume 1 was recorded in November 2016 and came out about March (I think)? So if we're talking a similar time scale, Vol. 2 might be ready around April. Or perhaps not - I don't know how these schedules work. Whatever, it's coming.



Anyone got any comments to make about the episode choices for example? Any old rabbit will do.


No love for what Morton Stevens contributed to this series?

Unreal:-(

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Oh, I think it's very real and just about perfect. Can't wait for this - gotta catch up on the Goldsmith-scored episodes, some of which I'm guessing I haven't seen since the 70's.

(Nothing against Morton Stevens, but that's just not what this thread is about.)

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

No love for what Morton Stevens contributed to this series?

Unreal:-(


Don’t think of these as “Thriller” releases. They are Jerry Goldsmith releases. These just happen to be from “Thriller.”

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2017 - 11:25 PM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

So, the recordings for this were done on December the 15th and 16th, and - in case you didn't know - the episodes represented are -

GOD GRANTE THAT SHE LYE STILLE
THE WEIRD TAILOR
LATE DATE
THE BRIDE WHO DIED TWICE
MASQUERADE
TERROR IN TEAKWOOD

I've been dipping into the old Boris Karloff TV series at random for quite a while (they're all up - for the time being - on YT in pretty decent quality), and I'm reminded how excellent and genuinely creepy the series could be (after it jettisoned the gangster-story content of the first few episodes scored by Pete Rugolo), and how absolutely brilliant Goldsmith's economic scores are.

"God Grante That She Lye Stille" is a scary ghost/ vampire episode, very atmospheric, almost like early b/w Bava. Even the Olde (New?) England title is scary! Goldsmith's score is terrifically effective and haunting, with hints of the folk-tune elements present in Volume 1's "Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook".

"The Weird Tailor" is one I watched just the other day. Splendidly unnerving stuff. This would have scared the schidt out of me if I'd seen it on the telly aged 10. It still scared me t'other day, but I kept my "pants" clean. Some of it's quite gentle, in the "Mr George" mold (that's on Vol. 1), with some leanings towards some Eastern European/ Hebrew melodies and orchestrations.

I haven't watched the others yet, but here's what I "know" of the others on the set -

"Late Date" - I think this is the one for OnyaBirri. It's about as nervously angular and longhaired as Goldsmith got on the show.

"The Bride Who Died Twice" - Short clip of the recording session up on FB, if you go there. James says it's a forerunner of the HOUR OF THE GUN sound, and the clip does display prominent guitar work.

"Masquerade" - Don't know nowt yet.

Terror in Teakwood" - Ditto.

Volume 1 was recorded in November 2016 and came out about March (I think)? So if we're talking a similar time scale, Vol. 2 might be ready around April. Or perhaps not - I don't know how these schedules work. Whatever, it's coming.



Anyone got any comments to make about the episode choices for example? Any old rabbit will do.


No love for what Morton Stevens contributed to this series?

Unreal:-(


Like I have said so often in the past if anyone wants me to do a Morton Steven THRILLER then no problem....just send me about $25,000 and I can record it..... smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2017 - 1:00 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

No love for what Morton Stevens contributed to this series?

Unreal:-(


Don’t think of these as “Thriller” releases. They are Jerry Goldsmith releases. These just happen to be from “Thriller.”


Sadly, no Morton Steven love here.

I understand why, since Mr. Goldsmith will sell CDS, where Mr. Stevens just won't.

Such is life.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2017 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   gyorgyL   (Member)

After what is on Youtube it will be around 60 mn of music, i am really looking forward to get this CD recorded on my birthday (15/12) !!!
Many Thanks to James Fitzpatrick ,the invaluable Leigh Phillips , Nic Raine & City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra !!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2017 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

No love for what Morton Stevens contributed to this series?

Unreal:-(


Don’t think of these as “Thriller” releases. They are Jerry Goldsmith releases. These just happen to be from “Thriller.”


Sadly, no Morton Steven love here.

I understand why, since Mr. Goldsmith will sell CDS, where Mr. Stevens just won't.

Such is life.

Ford A. Thaxton


It is VERY sad, Ford, since Mort’s music from THRILLER is just as great or better, (which I happen to think) as Jerry’s music.

I understand people love Jerry Goldsmith and again I am one of them, but geez already, Mort should be appreciated just as much for his outstanding contribution to Television Music and in this case, the THRILLER series. After all, Mort and Jerry were very good friends who did work together on a number of projects that compliment each other just perfectly.

Again, it is just so very sad:-(

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2017 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

To hell with Morty whatshisname!

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2017 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Was the manuscript LATE DATE fully notated?
Or, was there jazz style notation for part of it, i.e. chord changes?
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2017 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   Tadlow   (Member)

Was the manuscript LATE DATE fully notated?
Or, was there jazz style notation for part of it, i.e. chord changes?
bruce


No scores exist....Leigh arranged everything "by ear" but then he is a Goldsmith expert. So modern scores and parts were completely notated

 
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