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 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

Who is up for a re-issue of this one? It is a Disney title, and given Intrada's good working relationship with them, why not? I wonder if the rights might be more difficult with this one, given that OZ is an entire property in and of itself.

An amazing score!

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I'd be up for a reissue if it expanded upon the contents of the Bay Cities CD. This is one of my all-time favorite scores from any era or genre.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

This extremely similar thread states that the original album master was prepared by David Shire himself, so no need for an expansion.

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=19804&forumID=1&archive=1

I am perfectly content with my copy, though a reissue would be nice for those who can't obtain the original release.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I'd be up for a reissue if it expanded upon the contents of the Bay Cities CD. This is one of my all-time favorite scores from any era or genre.


I agree. Hell even if it was just a pure re-issue with no new music. I would still buy a copy.

Now storytime with Peter...

Back in, oh I say 1992 or so. Early December, I went through my mom's closet to find Christmas gifts. I came across this soundtrack on CD, this was back in the day, Intrada was selling it, many what a day gone by. I opened up the CD VERY carefully so I could re-package it back so they wouldn't know I did it. I had a portable CD player and put it in and started to listen to the first track. Oh my God, it was like an orgasm. My eyes slowly drifted back into my head and the music just took me away. Then the violin or viola solo came and I couldn't take it. It was, and still is, some of the most beautiful freaking music EVER composed for a film. The fact that Shire is not on the John Williams level, right now, is beyond me.

Then I skipped to track 11, HOME. OH MY GOD, I started to actually cry, when the music really gets going. I have never ever had that response to music. I am so grateful and always will be to Bruce and Bay Cities for giving me and everyone else this score. So I listened to a few more tracks and was scared so I put it back in the plastic and put a small piece of tape on it. My parents never knew what I did!! That was back in the day when my folks would order 10 so CD's for me for Christmas, titles like
Home Alone
One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest
Return to Oz
Peggy Sue Got Married and so many other wonderful titles.

I really really want to fly out to see David again in January and say THANK YOU, again, for giving us Return to Oz. I met him once when he came to Muncie and I thanked him so much and he said Return to Oz holds a very very special place in his heart and it's one of his most treasured scores's he's made.


That's it, I'm boring I know, blah blah.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   antipodean   (Member)

If the page is correct, there are still some copies left at a not-unreasonable price:

http://yhst-76230688982511.stores.yahoo.net/retoozmopiso.html

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

That's it, I'm boring I know, blah blah.

On the contrary, DMD. Such a wonderful story. Another story that reminds us why film music is so wonderful and can transport us to beautiful places if we're open to being taken there. Thanks for sharing.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

I'd be up for a reissue if it expanded upon the contents of the Bay Cities CD. This is one of my all-time favorite scores from any era or genre.


I agree. Hell even if it was just a pure re-issue with no new music. I would still buy a copy.

Now storytime with Peter...

Back in, oh I say 1992 or so. Early December, I went through my mom's closet to find Christmas gifts. I came across this soundtrack on CD, this was back in the day, Intrada was selling it, many what a day gone by. I opened up the CD VERY carefully so I could re-package it back so they wouldn't know I did it. I had a portable CD player and put it in and started to listen to the first track. Oh my God, it was like an orgasm. My eyes slowly drifted back into my head and the music just took me away. Then the violin or viola solo came and I couldn't take it. It was, and still is, some of the most beautiful freaking music EVER composed for a film. The fact that Shire is not on the John Williams level, right now, is beyond me.

Then I skipped to track 11, HOME. OH MY GOD, I started to actually cry, when the music really gets going. I have never ever had that response to music. I am so grateful and always will be to Bruce and Bay Cities for giving me and everyone else this score. So I listened to a few more tracks and was scared so I put it back in the plastic and put a small piece of tape on it. My parents never knew what I did!! That was back in the day when my folks would order 10 so CD's for me for Christmas, titles like
Home Alone
One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest
Return to Oz
Peggy Sue Got Married and so many other wonderful titles.

I really really want to fly out to see David again in January and say THANK YOU, again, for giving us Return to Oz. I met him once when he came to Muncie and I thanked him so much and he said Return to Oz holds a very very special place in his heart and it's one of his most treasured scores's he's made.


That's it, I'm boring I know, blah blah.


Wow bud, not boring at all! A heartening anecdote. Thank you for sharing.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I don't care for Shire's music, but I absolutely LOVE this score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   HerrmannMonster   (Member)

A fantastic score. I wish we could hear more from him in today's films. I'd be interested in a new cd. Perhaps detailed linear notes.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I don't care for Shire's music, but I absolutely LOVE this score.

Huh?

wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 8:59 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

RETURN TO OZ is one of those scores that should always be in print. It's an absolute masterpiece. An expansion would be nice, but really isn't necessary as Shire has done an outstanding job of capturing all the highlights and themes while maintaining a perfect listening experience. One of the top five fantasy-adventure scores ever in my humble (and often superfluous) opinion. If you can find it without breaking the bank, you won't regret the purchase.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 9:03 PM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

Just want to agree with everything that's been said here... this is one of the best scores of its kind and I, too, get misty every time I hear the violin / viola counterpoint in "Home". Achingly beautiful.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2010 - 11:07 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I don't care for Shire's music, but I absolutely LOVE this score.

Huh?

wink


Hey Josh: I don't like most of Shire's music, but OZ is exceptional.

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2010 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

I LIKE most of Shire's music, and I STILL find OZ exceptional! razz Perfectly constructed score, perfectly constructed album. A masterpiece.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2010 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

I believe that RETURN TO OZ is a truly inspired piece of music (and film). I am shocked that RTO did not receive high praise or popularity when it was released. Compared to the dreck coming out nowadays....

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2010 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

I first bought this CD in 1994 or 1995 and didn't like it. I sold it. Then 2 years ago, I was able to see the movie and guess what, I felt in love with this music so...

If the page is correct, there are still some copies left at a not-unreasonable price:

http://yhst-76230688982511.stores.yahoo.net/retoozmopiso.html


.. I did order it here last year, incredible low price for a collector piece, perfect transaction; Most surprising, the album was sealed and in a like-new, absolutly mint, condition, like it was just out of the plant...

Could it have been a re-print ?

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2010 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

If the page is correct, there are still some copies left at a not-unreasonable price:

http://yhst-76230688982511.stores.yahoo.net/retoozmopiso.html


This is where I bought my mint condition copy, and I am surprised that it is still available. For those who haven't purchased, do so now!

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2010 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

Oh, yes, do so -- as it's still avaible !

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2010 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   ANHaupt1337   (Member)

Amen to everything said above about Shire's great Oz.

The "Finale and End Credits" would be a knockout for symphony concerts. It's a very well organized piece of classical music. After hearing this four-minute piece, the audience would be a puddle. I am, anyway.

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2010 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

I believe that RETURN TO OZ is a truly inspired piece of music (and film). I am shocked that RTO did not receive high praise or popularity when it was released. Compared to the dreck coming out nowadays....

-Rick O.



It did...in the Films In Review "Soundtrack" column. It was one of Page Cook's favorite scores of that year, IIRC.

 
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