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 Posted:   Sep 4, 2014 - 2:37 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I remember he said he didn't enjoy the experience Peter. In fact, he was fairly dismissive of the whole process. I'm an Oldfield fan as well but I've never owned this score, just some excerpts on various compilations of his. Must try to get a copy.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2014 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I remember he said he didn't enjoy the experience Peter. In fact, he was fairly dismissive of the whole process. I'm an Oldfield fan as well but I've never owned this score, just some excerpts on various compilations of his. Must try to get a copy.

That shouldn't be a problem. I see it going cheaply quite regularly.

I love the score. I remember reading an interview with Mario Nascimbene in Soundtrack Collectors Quarterly where he singled out Oldfield's score for praise as a "recent" film score he admired.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2014 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Oldfield often expresses thoughts and feeling in interviews which greatly depend on what sort of a mood he's in. Even as an Oldfield fanatic, I've learned to take most of his comments with a house-sized grain of salt.

Even the comment that he disliked the scoring experience doesn't hold up, as he's also gone on record as saying he did, in fact, enjoy the experience--particularly the chance to work with people who operate in a different field than his own. I think his negative opinions were regarding the nuts-and-bolts of scoring such as track-timing, abrupt editing changes and the like (the challenges of which are part and parcel for the typical movie composer, but not a first-timer like he was).

Hell, he's even spoken of hating the saxaphone!
But what's that on "Froggy Went A-Courting"? big grin

Whatever the trials and tribulations, his end result was just amazing. The underscore for the evacuation sequence alone is stunning.

 
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