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 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Well I had a half day off from composing and (after recently falling love with the score to Star Trek: The Motion Picture), became interested in what I remember as a far better movie: Wrath of Khan.

Well, after having checked out many of the cues I must say I like James Horner! I also had the pleasure of listening to a couple of cues from Wolfen (which was very pleasing as well, too bad the Intrada is insane price wise).

I would love to hear any and all input from the hallowed members here. Once again I declare: FSM RULES! And thanks so much to everyone.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Oh dear, more choices! The Intrada Wrath of Khan or the FSM? Arrrgh! My wallet's whining again lol!

Plus the blu ray has a special on Horner's score!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Wow. Really. Another day, another film composer to collect.
You shoulda started A to Z dude.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Intrada WOK? The FSM I do have and I looked forward to the music where Chekov and Terrell have to fight the brain worms, with Terrell opting to erase himself rather than Kirk.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)

Regarding WOLFEN, I love that period of his work. Definitely check out the expanded GORKY PARK.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Intrada WOK?

So there's just the FSM? That would make things easier.

And yes, part of the joy of music is discovering composers one's not familiar with. Plus, sharing that joy with others...

gee, sounds like that delineates just one good reason to go on a forum like this. Doesn't it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Regarding WOLFEN, I love that period of his work. Definitely check out the expanded GORKY PARK.

I found that for a good deal, but I'll check a couple samples out. I am listening to more of Wolfen and really getting into it. Really sucks it's a collector's nightmare!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   Bromhead   (Member)

Regarding WOLFEN, I love that period of his work. Definitely check out the expanded GORKY PARK.

I found that for a good deal, but I'll check a couple samples out. I am listening to more of Wolfen and really getting into it. Really sucks it's a collector's nightmare!


48 Hours,Krull,Uncommon valor,Commando,The Rocketeer,Battle beyond the stars,Trek III all great action scores.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Regarding WOLFEN, I love that period of his work. Definitely check out the expanded GORKY PARK.

I found that for a good deal, but I'll check a couple samples out. I am listening to more of Wolfen and really getting into it. Really sucks it's a collector's nightmare!


48 Hours,Krull,Uncommon valor,Commando,The Rocketeer,Battle beyond the stars,Trek III all great action scores.


Thanks! I'm ready for more! Have to get a list going...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Welcome to the glorious world of James Horner!

However, I have a hard time recommending, as I wouldn't know where to start or stop.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

Welcome to the glorious world of James Horner!

However, I have a hard time recommending, as I wouldn't know where to start or stop.


Hi Thor and thanks for such a wonderful welcome! smile

The FSM Wrath of Khan looks really great. Might be a no-brainer. I'll just have to keep an ebay search on Wolfen though.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

Well, at least you found a composer who wasn't very prolific. wink

The Wrath of Khan is a great start. If you feel like wallowing around in that early Horner adventure sound then I highly recommend following up with (surprise!) Star Trek III! It's like Horner got to finish his thought. Enough repetition that they feel of a whole, but really a wonderful amount of new material and a much more emotional score.

Krull is a spiritual (and temporal) cousin to his Star Trek scores.

The Rocketeer is a personal fave of mine. Glory is more than worth your time. I played Searching for Bobby Fischer a lot the week that he died. Sneakers still gets a lot of play from me as does Field of Dreams.

And let's face it: Titanic is probably the score that (metaphorically) sits on his headstone.

Good luck!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well, just for laughs and giggles, here's my top 5:

1. THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS
2. Avatar
3. Braveheart
4. Legends of the Fall
5. Aliens

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

The FSM releases of Star Trek II and III are definitive (aside from the Finale of Trek II sans Spock voiceover being included on LLL's anniversary 4 disc set) and I highly recommend you get them both!

FSM also did two other good early Horner scores: Testament and Rascals and Robbers. You pretty much will have trouble going wrong with 80s orchestral Horner; it's pretty much all fantastic (as long as you don't mind some liberal stealing from Prokofiev/Shostakovich/Rachmaninov/Britten/Holst/Goldsmith/whatever). Krull has his most long-lined theme, a truly remarkable work. In the 90s I especially love The Rocketeer, Braveheart, Bobby Fischer, Legends of the Fall. Both Zorro scores are fantastic, as is The Missing.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Wow. Really. Another day, another film composer to collect.
You shoulda started A to Z dude.


This

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

If you like those scores, seek out Brainstorm and Krull.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Just now?

Next thing you'll tell us is you haven't discovered Jerry Goldsmith or Ennio Morricone yet.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Just now...?


Really? Being a composer and all and just now?


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Avatarded   (Member)

Searching For Bobby Fischer. It's one of the loveliest scores Horner wrote. That's all I'm going to say at the moment.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Brianmcb   (Member)

Just now?

Next thing you'll tell us is you haven't discovered Jerry Goldsmith or Ennio Morricone yet.


I’d add basically every well known composer to your list. Prepare for deluge of I discovered threads.

 
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