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 Posted:   Sep 12, 2008 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I've really been enjoying taking a leisurely path through the 2 Laurie Johnson box sets.

The terrific music from "The Professionals" is largely new to me -- and it is immensely enjoyable on a first listen. Somehow listening to these Johnson box sets -- mixed in with the "Black Box" set from FSM -- just makes my whole being smile.

The CD devoted to "The Avengers" in the first Johnson box has the potential for turning into one of my desert island discs.

--syn

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2008 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Dorian   (Member)

Did you also get BSX's Captain Kronos ? It's well worth it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2008 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I did get that also -- it's a wonderful score. Johnson is a bit under-rated don't you think?

--syn

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2008 - 12:40 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Did you also get BSX's Captain Kronos ? It's well worth it.


Another great score by Mr. Johnson that deserves a CD release is his music for THE BELSTONE FOX, which was released on LP by K-TEL in the UK.

The pressing wasn't that great, but it's a stunning effort that screams for a CD release IMHO.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2008 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   Sir Patrick Spens   (Member)

I just got The Professionals box, and the Avengers one is on the way. Haven't listened to a lot of it, but The Wind and the Willows tone poem is very stunning...It's a damn fine set, especially for the price.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2008 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

Actually, THE BELSTONE FOX was released in the U.K. by RONCO TELEPRODUCTS, a K-Tel-like company. I quite agree, this score is superb and should be issued on CD immediately. Sadly we premiered this film in Canada at Christmas, 1973 and it bombed completely. But I was hooked on the very beautiful score......

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2008 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   mcgill   (Member)

I have long been a fan of Mr J's and have greatly enjoyed seeing his Professionals and Avengers music becoming available. There is hopefully some more on the way - probably his music to The New Avengers, which will be a lot more funk-driven.

It's also a great idea to mix and match the familiar TV scores with his big band work, concert work and other pieces. Bargain prices too!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2009 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   Pangolino   (Member)

I'm glad to see the New Avengers box (with his 2 musicals, Barbara Cartland film themes, more singles, etc.). I'm so hoping he doesn't stop with the big three, though. I'll buy this one for sure and keep my fingers crossed that he's got at least one other set in the works (Thriller Thriller Thriller Belstone Fox hope hope hope)...

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2009 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   Mick Moreau   (Member)

I did get that also -- it's a wonderful score. Johnson is a bit under-rated don't you think?

--syn


True indeed!!

Looking forward to box set three wink

Mick

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2009 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Did you also get BSX's Captain Kronos ? It's well worth it.


Another great score by Mr. Johnson that deserves a CD release is his music for THE BELSTONE FOX, which was released on LP by K-TEL in the UK.

The pressing wasn't that great, but it's a stunning effort that screams for a CD release IMHO.


Ford A. Thaxton


I agree, lovely score.

Anyone ditthering over CAPTAIN KRONOS should get it, it's bloody excellent!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2009 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

On the down side, don't you have to endure a disc of marches to get this music?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2009 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   ahem   (Member)

Nah, even the marches are lounge-ish. A great set, although I wish we'd gotten the most popular version of the Avengers theme.

The second disc on the first set is a blast, but I hate the track listing. Some of the coolest lounge is juxtaposed with some of the most notorious showtunes. Makes for an awkward listen indeed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2013 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Wow. Anyone got a thousand bucks to spend on Box Set 3?!:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001NOMOQK/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Is this a typo or for real? Are these box sets now OOP and ultra rare?

I still hope we get more releases of Laurie Johnson's music. He's one of the best.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2013 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Wow. Anyone got a thousand bucks to spend on Box Set 3?!:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001NOMOQK/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Is this a typo or for real? Are these box sets now OOP and ultra rare?

I still hope we get more releases of Laurie Johnson's music. He's one of the best.


Not for that price. Anyone who drops that amount of money, needs their head examined. I don't have that set myself, but I can wait.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

THE BELSTONE FOX... premiered this film in Canada at Christmas, 1973 and it bombed completely. But I was hooked on the very beautiful score......

Region 1 dvd is coming out July 2013.
I have a very good cdr of the LP. Very poignant, and definitely deserves a CD release.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO JOHN JOHNSON-Well to many people that is less then there monthly rent. So if LAURIE JOHNSON is your thing and you feel it is a once in a lifetime thing, I don't think someone is crazy to do it.-Example. a typical father taking his son's and family to a 3 hour sporting event today , tickets, food, parking, transportation etc etc easily in the hundreds. FOR A 3 HOUR EVENT YOU CAN'T SAVE?. It's a very expensive world these days.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Wow. Anyone got a thousand bucks to spend on Box Set 3?!:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001NOMOQK/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Is this a typo or for real? Are these box sets now OOP and ultra rare?

I still hope we get more releases of Laurie Johnson's music. He's one of the best.

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Someone's really trying their luck at Amazon.com. I've just picked up both the Avengers AND New Avengers sets at AmazonUK for £20 the pair.

It is an expensive world if you don't look for better value alternative retailers.

 
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