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 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 12:33 AM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

LEE HOLDRIDGE COLLECTION - VOLUME 1, THE: The Pilot's Wife, The Tenth Man


https://tinyurl.com/y6ute6zg

SRP: $17.95

FIRST 50 Copies will be autographed by composer Lee Holdridge

LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP FROM the score for The Pilot's Wife
https://tinyurl.com/ycr3bhop

LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP FROM the score for The Tenth Man
https://tinyurl.com/y9nq2mjz

THE LEE HOLDRIDGE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 will begin shipping the week of February 5th, 2018

Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com, presents THE LEE HOLDRIDGE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 featuring music composed and conducted by Lee Holdridge (JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL, SPLASH, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) for two television films, THE PILOT’S WIFE and THE TENTH MAN.

Lee Holdridge has scored a wide range of feature films, TV movies, television series and documentaries over the last four decades, with more than 220 projects, brimming with memorable and affecting music. Holdridge is particularly known for his lyrical, harmonic orchestral music but he’s also highly adept at dramatizing action and adventure. Equally striking and memorable are the scores for some 118 TV movies that Holdridge has scored within those same four decades – these films have actually dominated over his film music career. Some have been largely forgotten as films but many contain outstanding scores that are richly dramatic and melodic. Dragon’s Domain Records celebrates two of them in this collection; neither of them has been released commercially until now. Both films are mysteries, each with a predominant air of romance, and they benefit greatly from superior scores that accentuate each of those dramatic properties.

THE PILOT’S WIFE was made into a TV-movie in 2002 based on the 1998 novel by Anita Shreve, directed by TV veteran Robert Markowitz. Holdridge had also worked with Markowitz previously, on THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN (1995) and INTO THIN AIR: DEATH ON EVEREST (1997). The film stars Christine Lahti as Kathryn Lyons, a woman who’s just lost her husband, an airline pilot killed in a plane crash off the coast of Ireland. Kathryn and her daughter Mattie try to cope with the sudden loss while determined to find what happened in the crash, only to be led into a deeper world in which she finds her husband had not only been involved in smuggling but had lived a whole other life she never knew about. The score’s main theme is an especially evocative melody for piano over strings and winds, while a piercing electronic flute sound adds enough of a visceral sense of misterioso to add a touch of tension to the music. The score has an overall romantic element, provided by that main theme, but it also captures a recurring feeling of unanswered questions.

THE TENTH MAN is a wartime drama was based on the 1985 short novel by British novelist Graham Greene (no relation to the 1913 play by W. Somerset Maugham, which had been filmed under the same title in 1936). The Hallmark Hall Of Fame film was helmed by veteran British film and television director Jack Gold (ACES HIGH, THE MEDUSA TOUCH, ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR). The story takes place during World War II and is about a French lawyer named Chavel (Anthony Hopkins), imprisoned during the Nazi occupation of Paris, who is condemned to die in the Nazi reprisals to sabotage committed against them by the French resistance. Chavel manages to trade places with another prisoner in exchange for all his possessions, which the other man will leave to his sister, Therese (Kristin Scott Thomas), thus insuring her comfort and financial stability after his execution. Chavel survives the war and, posing as one of the other prisoners, visits Therese at the house. She is bitterly hateful of the man who has indirectly caused the death of her brother, but unaware that Chavel is responsible, she invites him to stay on as a caretaker, and eventually the two fall in love. When a stranger arrives, claiming to be Chavel himself, the true Chavel risks discovery and the eventuality of Therese finding out the truth. Performed by an orchestra of 50 – 55 players, the score for THE TENTH MAN is big and lush, as the producers requested, with a slight French feeling as the film begins in occupied Paris.

Lee Holdridge was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1944. He spent his early years in Costa Rica, beginning music studies on the violin at the age of ten with Hugo Mariani, then the conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. Later, Holdridge moved to New York to continue his music studies and begin his professional career as a composer. Holdridge’s successes in New York came to the attention of Neil Diamond who brought Holdridge to Los Angeles to write arrangements for his forthcoming albums. A string of Gold and Platinum hits followed, which led to Diamond and Holdridge collaborating on the film score for JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL. Since that time, Holdridge has scored numerous film such as SPLASH, BIG BUSINESS, MR. MOM, MICKI & MAUDE, 16 DAYS OF GLORY, SYLVESTER, A TIGER’S TALE, EL PUEBLO DEL SOL, OLD GRINGO, PASTIME and BROTHERS AT WAR. His television work include MOONLIGHTING, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the complete eight hour remake of EAST OF EDEN, DREAMER OF OZ, Hallmark Hall Of Fame’s ONE AGAINST THE WIND and THE STORY LADY. Lee also began a very successful collaboration with Moriah Films, the film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, with the Academy Award winning documentary feature film THE LONG WAY HOME. In addition to his film career, Mr. Holdridge has had an extensive repertoire of concert works performed and recorded. He has also worked with many major recording artists having written, arranged and conducted for Placido Domingo, Barbra Streisand, Brian May of Queen, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Neil Sedaka, Daniel Rodriguez, Al Jarreau, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, Jane Oliver and many others.

Dragon’s Domain Records is excited to bring THE PILOT’S WIFE and THE TENTH MAN to compact disc for the first time as part of the LEE HOLDRIDGE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1, Mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland under the composer’s supervision. The booklet includes exclusive liner notes written by author Randall Larson with the participation of the composer.

THE LEE HOLDRIDGE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 is a limited edition release of 500 units. THE LEE HOLDRIDGE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 will begin shipping the week of February 5th, 2018

THE PILOT’S WIFE (2002)
(Original Score)
01. The Pilot’s Wife – Main Title (2:12)
02. The Trucks (0:52)
03. I Have Something to Tell You (1:43)
04. I Trusted You Not to Die (2:22)
05. Bike Ride (1:44)
06. Mother Alive/Mattie Returns Home/Race to Find Hart (1:37)
07. Looking For Answers (1:21)
08. F.B.I. Search (2:12)
09. Arrival In London (1:55)
10. Bedroom Memories (1:53)
11. Kathryn on the Street in Tears (2:38)
12. In The Park (2:01)
13. Dinner/The Next Day (1:23)
14. Finding Mattie/Spotting the Guy (2:33)
15. The Truth Revealed (3:44)
16. Kathryn’s Journey to Ireland (1:28)
17. The Journey Continues (2:38)
18. Goodbye to Jack/Family Reunion (3:55)

THE TENTH MAN (1988)
(Original Score)
19. The Tenth Man – Main Title (3:55)
20. Prison Windows/Distant Shots (1:38)
21. The Will (2:45)
22. A Done Deal/Mangeot’s Farewell (1:11)
23. Liberation (2:29)
24. The Ring/Butterfly (3:03)
25. The Parents (2:29)
26. Handwriting/Therese is Tired (1:04)
27. Backstair/The Dining Room (1:42)
28. Photo Album (1:18)
29. Imposter (1:34)
30. Coat Pockets/Chavel’s Comfort (3:13)
31. Town Square/Imposter’s Return/Blank Slip/Country Road (3:07)
32. Final Word/End Credits (1:38)
33. Aperitif (1:19)
34. Dance Hall (0:52)
35. Paso Doble (0:43)
36. Slow Waltz (0:52)
Total Time: 73:38

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

This is one for you, Kev McGann! :-)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

YES!!!!
NEW Lee Holdridge music on CD!!
While there's a tinge of disappointment for me cos I already have THE TENTH MAN on CD (a promo, bought from BSX, no less), it's still great to have track titles for it, plus another unreleased score to discover.
And the best thing about it is the Vol 1 add-on, which means more releases could be forthcoming (like the Basil Poledouris issues).
I hope people take a chance on this. Lee Holdridge really is one of the best.
What a cool way to start the weekend smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Haha, just saw your post after posting mine John smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   edern   (Member)

And the best thing about it is the Vol 1 add-on, which means more releases could be forthcoming (like the Basil Poledouris issues).

There's also a Mark Snow Collection Vol #1 released last year, coupling two orchestral TV scores, but it wasn't advertised much.

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Kev, if I remember correctly that promo you speak about is a poorly packaged cd-R and without tracklist. This I'm sure will be with remastered sound and proper track titles, plus it's an original factory pressed disc.

Lee Holdridge is indeed one of the best, and I think beign able to get a new CD with any previously unreleased music composed by this master is more than welcome.

So, I couldn't be more happier!! This is an outstanding collection!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 5:11 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

This looks amazing.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Just waiting for it to go up for order at SAE.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

This looks amazing.


Mark Banning did a nice job on the package.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Great news... hopefully THE PACK can be included in the future volumes.

Signed copy would be tempting if it wasn't for insane BSX shipping frown

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Clicking on the track samples named "Finding Mattie/Spotting the Guy (2:33)", I get a different cue name in the media player: "Tailing the Guy to Find Murie - Spotting the Guy".

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

My first time ordering at buysoundtrax.com. Why is so damn difficult to get my order through to them. If SAE won't distribute this title, I'll just have to pass on it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

THE TENTH MAN is a terrific Holdridge score I've owned on CD since high school.

I too must echo the sentiment that I hope THE PACK is imminently released - that's an incredibly robust, ambitious action/horror score from early in Holdridge's career, with a heartbreakingly gorgeous and redemptive end title cue after all the violent orchestral acrobatic that proceed it. I'd be happy to toss my b!!t of that one!

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I too must echo the sentiment that I hope THE PACK is imminently released - that's an incredibly robust, ambitious action/horror score from early in Holdridge's career, with a heartbreakingly gorgeous and redemptive end title cue after all the violent orchestral acrobatic that proceed it. I'd be happy to toss my b!!t of that one!

I watched the (surprisingly good) movie for the first time last year. The music comes off as a bit overbearing in the film, but I think it'd play much better on its own, so, yeah, definitely hope to see a release in the near-future.

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

This looks amazing.


Mark Banning did a nice job on the package.

Ford A. Thaxton


Indeed!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I watched the (surprisingly good) movie for the first time last year. The music comes off as a bit overbearing in the film, but I think it'd play much better on its own, so, yeah, definitely hope to see a release in the near-future.

From the 100% deaf director (literally) of ENTER THE DRAGON and GYMKATA, no less! Now that later film is one that needs its score released stat, for those of us who weren't lucky enough to rip it back when the whole thing was streaming on the composer's website!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I watched the (surprisingly good) movie for the first time last year. The music comes off as a bit overbearing in the film, but I think it'd play much better on its own, so, yeah, definitely hope to see a release in the near-future.

From the 100% deaf director (literally) of ENTER THE DRAGON and GYMKATA, no less! Now that later film is one that needs its score released stat, for those of us who weren't lucky enough to rip it back when the whole thing was streaming on the composer's website!


My understanding is that another table has plans to release this score decent elements still exist beyond a audio cassette in the composer's archive which doesn't sound all that great as I recall.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2018 - 8:24 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

My understanding is that another table has plans to release this score decent elements still exist beyond a audio cassette in the composer's archive which doesn't sound all that great as I recall.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Good to hear. A few years ago I wrote Lee on Facebook and he did mention that THE PACK would come out eventually once better sources availed themselves - I imagine the b!!t originate from the same inferior source you mentioned, which indeed doesn't sound too stellar.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2018 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

My understanding is that another table has plans to release this score decent elements still exist beyond a audio cassette in the composer's archive which doesn't sound all that great as I recall.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Good to hear. A few years ago I wrote Lee on Facebook and he did mention that THE PACK would come out eventually once better sources availed themselves - I imagine the b!!t originate from the same inferior source you mentioned, which indeed doesn't sound too stellar.


It's always a pleasure to work with Lee...

If everything comes together later this year we'll have a pretty big project coming out of his that will make a lot of folks very happy, most of all Lee himself.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2018 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

That's really wonderful news, Ford.

I'm sure a lot of people will automatically take that to mean a complete MISTS OF AVALON...

 
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