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 Posted:   Sep 1, 2009 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Just got this and it is much better than I thought it would be. Of course Jerry was always full of surprises.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2009 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   Hester_Prin   (Member)

I like Baldet's 'Time Machine' version better. ;-)


 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2009 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I made a 5-minute cut of all the variations of the theme, and I play it often. Love it to death!

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Luigi   (Member)

I don't understand how a great score like this one is still available at VARESE.
3,000 limited since march 2007 and not sold yet. Come on !!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Bud Baxter   (Member)

& it's available at a bargain price over at moviemusic.com

http://www.moviemusic.com/soundtrack/vanishing

smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   SheriffJoe   (Member)

The movie itself was pretty awful...the music, as much as I love Goldsmith, is a MUCH better listen outside of the film. Within the film, it is NON-STOP, to the point of distraction. It is one of the most poorly spotted films I've sat through. Thank goodness the score was FINALLY released...it's wonderful to listen to, just don't make me watch the movie again please.

Joe

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I don't understand how a great score like this one is still available at VARESE.
3,000 limited since march 2007 and not sold yet. Come on !!!!!!!!!!


I was shocked to read the back cover that stated the 3000 limited pressing too. People are missing out on this one. I would compare this stylistically to Basic Instinct, pretty restrained percussion and some nice and pretty restrained synthesis work, beautiful strings, and you can hear Jerry say "Very Nice" to the orchestra at the end of the last track. Once again, crap movie, great score.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I find it inferior to its close cousins Basic Instinct and Malice, which have more defined themes and rousing action. It's ok, but not great.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I like Baldet's 'Time Machine' version better. ;-)

I think you're confusing The Vanishing with The Edge!

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Hester_Prin   (Member)

I like Baldet's 'Time Machine' version better. ;-)

I think you're confusing The Vanishing with The Edge!


Oh dopey me. ;-)

You are right.

I remember watching the movie, but not the music. Dopey me again.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   Rnelson   (Member)

I find it inferior to its close cousins Basic Instinct and Malice, which have more defined themes and rousing action. It's ok, but not great.

I'm with you there.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I remember how outraged a lot of people were at the lack of a CD at the time of the movie's release, simply being one of the only Goldsmith scores of the period to not get an album (I.Q. being the only other unreleased 90's Goldsmith, I believe), but it's really not that good of a score. It's basically Basic Instinct/Malice without the action cues (and Malice's spooky choral title cues). Effective enough in the (terrible) movie, but one of those "bottlecap" scores Goldsmith sniffed at CD releases of. Seeing it selling for $14.99 is sort of tempting, though (damn me wink). It is odd it hasn't sold out yet.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

This is one where in the grand scheme of film scores it's not a must-have, but to a Goldsmith fan such as myself it is a substantial and satisfying score with some signature Jerry moments, among these being the clockwork motif of the kidnapper, the initial love theme of the couple given a mournful reprise later in the score, the ferocious timpani-laden finale, and the pleasant lite-jazz theme rounding out the score. The score is in Jerry's streamlined 90's thriller mode much like Malice, but while it may not have the latter's striking and distinctive female chorus theme, as a whole it's not quite as derivative of Basic Instinct as Malice is.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2009 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

This is one where in the grand scheme of film scores it's not a must-have, but to a Goldsmith fan such as myself it is a substantial and satisfying score with some signature Jerry moments, among these being the clockwork motif of the kidnapper, the initial love theme of the couple given a mournful reprise later in the score, the ferocious timpani-laden finale, and the pleasant lite-jazz theme rounding out the score. The score is in Jerry's streamlined 90's thriller mode much like Malice, but while it may not have the latter's striking and distinctive female chorus theme, as a whole it's not quite as derivative of Basic Instinct as Malice is.

I agree on that Alex, and I also think that Vanishing is actually more listenable as a whole experience than Malice, granted that Basic Instinct is probably a superior score. Vanishing is streamlined, and not as much of a dark experience as Basic Instinct. While it does have some similarities to Basic Instinct Vanishing comes across as a more internal / mentally motivated score to me.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2009 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

The best cue is End Titles with that jazzy sound - awesome track. If the rest of album coul be in this style it could be betterbig grin

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2012 - 8:58 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Just watched the movie and am revisiting this score...I've never loved it more. My favorite kind of Goldsmith. Spacey, plaintive, suspenseful electronic passages but beauty peeking through at all the right places and creepy intensity to counter it.

And yeah, still 236 copies left at Varese of this limited gem...

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2012 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I'm just totally loving this score...I've heard it in the past but never totally connected to it -- now I'm playing it back to back to back. It is brilliant from open to close, not one weak spot...I love the stress on woodwinds. I also love that Goldsmith even gave a theme to the symbol for infinity in the movie! Whenever the symbol appears Goldsmith brings in one of his trademark magic 'n wonder synth pads and plays this delicate, childlike melody. Outstanding. The score is so fantastically interwoven with disturbing menace, desperate urgency, and somber elegance. Not to mention the jazz arrangement to close out the score...and the synths in this one are some of his best in his odd electronic arsenal. I like this score better than, say, Not Without My Daughter or Sleeping With the Enemy...those scores seem more dated and weren't as appealing to me as The Vanishing. I even prefer The Vanishing over its similar cousin Malice, and I might even go so far to say that I prefer The Vanishing to its closest counterpart, Basic Instinct, which covers a lot of the same moods and tones with icy, crystal clear strings and individual instrumentation to let players shine by themselves.

Based on my extreme love for this score and its status on the Varese Club list, I have rarely been more shocked at an item not selling out by now. I have a hard time understanding why any Goldsmith fan wouldn't like this one. If any of you out there that don't like the score are reading this, I'd love to know why you don't like it. Anyone else, check it out good folks!!!

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2012 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

DeputyRiley, thanks for your post. It seems I'm one of the few who loves the movie (always been a huge Kiefer fan), and strangely I had forgotten until I read your message that the score was always impressive. I'll be picking this one up now for sure, thanks again!

By the way, badass avatar sir. cool

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2012 - 8:47 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

It was my first CD Club album. Bought it with three other Jerrys and a Bernstein.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2012 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

DeputyRiley, thanks for your post. It seems I'm one of the few who loves the movie (always been a huge Kiefer fan), and strangely I had forgotten until I read your message that the score was always impressive. I'll be picking this one up now for sure, thanks again!

By the way, badass avatar sir. cool


Two things:

I loved the '93 Vanishing. Also a huge Josiah 'Doc' Scurlock fan.
I prefer Super C.

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