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 Posted:   May 11, 2009 - 7:33 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

"The Other" has always been one of my favorite neglected gems. The Main Title is gorgeous amd almost equally gorgeous is the theme for the Mother. It is a score I play often, and my only complaint is the briefness of the score, and the rather mediocre sound on the Varese release.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2009 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

The only thing I dislike about the Varese suite is that it's impossible to skip past that annoying, 3-minute circus source cue plopped right in the middle. roll eyes Otherwise, a lovely score.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2009 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I understand what we got was about all there was to get. It's too bad, because there was more recorded and not used.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2009 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

"The Other" has always been one of my favorite neglected gems. The Main Title is gorgeous amd almost equally gorgeous is the theme for the Mother. It is a score I play often, and my only complaint is the briefness of the score, and the rather mediocre sound on the Varese release.

A time when Goldsmith wrote brilliant score after brilliant score, I agree I wish the suite had track marks. Would love Stromberg or Tadlow to redo this with spectacular sound, but not very likely.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2009 - 1:52 AM   
 By:   WesllDeckers   (Member)

I understand what we got was about all there was to get. It's too bad, because there was more recorded and not used.

let us hope some miraculous find will change that, rather sooner than later..!

however, the compilation is good, even the sound is ok, if you take the things that made it sound mediocre into account.

there are some nice bits in the music that appear in later scores, like an asian-themed passage remniscent of the later Mulan.

a haunting, eerie score this is!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2010 - 2:58 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I found sheet music to the main theme of THE OTHER a few years back in L.A.

It had lyrics. I wonder if anyone ever recorded it?

I remember trying to sing it with an old buddy of mine playing it on the piano.

Got to find it in storage. The lyrics, I remember had something to do with "eyes", like looking in your eyes I see an other or something like that.

Anyone else lucky to find the sheet music?


Zoob

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2010 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

So is this score ONLY available in the big (annoying?) chunky suite, on the MEPHISTO WALTZ CD and as three separate tracks - about 8 minutes - on the Goldsmith at Fox Box?
How much is missing from the suite?
Maybe someone could reissue it, as separate tracks, with another score by Jerzy.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2012 - 11:43 PM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

As it's Hallowe'en, I watched "The Other" last night and was reminded how perfect Goldsmith's score for this film is. It's an underrated film by one of the great American directors, Robert Mulligan, and Goldsmith was obviously inspired by the film and by collaborating with such a gifted director. It's a shame this score hasn't been revisited by any of the labels, as the Varese presentation came across as a bit of an after thought paired with "The Mephisto Waltz".

Hopefully a remastered and complete release is in the works by one of our beloved labels, as I think it's one of Goldsmith's strongest scores from the early 70's. If you haven't seen the film, the DVD release from 2006 is outstanding - the picture quality is so good I can't imagine a bluray (HD) release improving much on the PQ.

P.S. Zooba - Did you ever find more info on the sheet music and what the lyric was?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

along with "Reincarnation of Peter Proud."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

In regards to THE OTHER, I am close to locating the sheet music I think. It's very rare and there is no image of it on the internet. I think I found it in a used Record Store in L.A. in the 80's. It has an orange colored cover.

A sad note. Chris Udvarnoky who played Niles in the film passed away in 2010. He was only 49 years of age. He is survived by his twin brother Marty who played his twin brother Holland in the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

At a seminar I attended Jerry talked about the producer of THE OTHER removing a cue he had written. He asked why. The response was it was TOO scary. Jerry's response back was to roll his eyes "what's the use!" Really, you get tossed for doing too good a job. Sheeeesh.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

I found sheet music to the main theme of THE OTHER a few years back in L.A.

It had lyrics. I wonder if anyone ever recorded it?
Zoob


"I still see your face
It's the same face
And your smile it holds
No surprise..."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I found sheet music to the main theme of THE OTHER a few years back in L.A.

It had lyrics. I wonder if anyone ever recorded it?
Zoob


"I still see your face
It's the same face
And your smile it holds
No surprise..."


Yes, that sounds like them.

Still looking.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Robert Osborne premiering THE OTHER on TCM. Nice shout out to Goldsmith.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COUPbSXO1ek&feature=related

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

Oh boy it would be a dream come true if this were to be released in full with the unused cues as well. Jerry was in his absolute prime when he did this. Something to wish for...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I actually can't get that Main Title melody out of my head, ever. Funny, the other melody that is always there is Conti's " The Right Stuff "

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Superb score!

With many great themes including the Main Childhood Theme and the Mother's Theme, truly wonderful.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq9xSxzAwCQ

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Superb score!

With many great themes including the Main Childhood Theme and the Mother's Theme, truly wonderful.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq9xSxzAwCQ



Thanks Zoob, just beautiful!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2012 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

I found sheet music to the main theme of THE OTHER a few years back in L.A.

It had lyrics. I wonder if anyone ever recorded it?

I remember trying to sing it with an old buddy of mine playing it on the piano.

Got to find it in storage. The lyrics, I remember had something to do with "eyes", like looking in your eyes I see an other or something like that.

Anyone else lucky to find the sheet music?


Zoob


Yes, I am fortunate that a friend, sent me a xerox of the sheet. But at the moment, it is at home and I am on the road, so I can't look at it to check the lyrics. I also have a homemade compilation someone else made for me with vocals of many Goldsmith songs. If, when I get back home, I discover there was a recording, I'll try and remember to post something on this thread about it, but at the moment, I just don't recall.

Oops! never mind about checking the lyric. I didn't see gsteven's post with the first lines the first time I scanned the thread.

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2013 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I agree with others that this is an amazing Goldsmith score with a disappointing presentation. Having three cues separated out in the Goldsmith at Fox box was a tease considering if one wants to listen to any other music from the score one has to sit through that long suite, source music and all. If one of the scores on the original release had to be a suite I would've preferred it to be Mephisto Waltz as there aren't any particular cues I like to pick out from it...

With all the other old Fox scores that've been getting better sources discovered lately (Friedhofer's Rains of Ranchipur, Newman and Herrmann's The Egyptian, plus all of that Herrmann stuff Varese put out in their Herrmann at Fox box...) I wonder if there is a chance for this masterpiece to get another release.

If a better release of the original tracks isn't possible I guess I should move it up my wish list for complete Goldsmith re-recordings!


Yavar

 
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