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 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

So I bought Robin Hood, the 1938 color blu-ray version and now I want the soundtrack. I looked it up on amazon.com and saw a copy that is a CDR. Did they made a regular edition that is on a pressed CD and if so where is it on amazon.com. I put a blurb about this request on the old Robin Hood re-recording thread, but no one commented. HELP ME HELP ME Thanks my friends!!

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Hermit   (Member)

Since the film is from 1938, I'd recommend a re-recording for improved sound quality. I have 2 which are both readily available at Amazon.com that are really good:

Varese-Sarabande's recording with the Utah Symphony Orchestra -
http://www.amazon.com/Erich-Wolfgang-Korngolds-Adventures-Re-recording/dp/B00000153H/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1273948170&sr=1-1

and John Morgan's restoration with Bill Stromberg and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra on Marco Polo (which I just noticed is now only being offered as a CD-R. Still it's an excellent recording and you may still be able to find original pressings elsewhere) -
http://www.amazon.com/Korngold-Adventures-Robin-William-Stromberg/dp/B0000BX5L0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1273948170&sr=1-2

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   RogerF   (Member)

DMD,

a very good re-recording was issued as a pressed CD by Marco Polo (William Stromberg directing the Moscow Symphony, 8.225268) but is now out of print.

If you buy a copy directly from Amazon.com it will be a CD-R. But if you buy from an Amazon Marketplace reseller, you should be able to find a new or used copy of the original factory-pressed disc. That's how I got my copy. To be sure, you can always ask the seller ahead of time whether it's the non CD-R version.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

While both re-recordings are good, I still prefer Korngold's original recording by far. The DVD has an isolated score track, but I would LOVE it if FSM put out a lossless version without film edits and with their customary superb packaging. Even with the iso score, I suspect this would be one of their biggest sellers because it's Korngold's most beloved score (even though Sea Hawk is obviously better IMO...bring that one on too!)

I wonder when FSM is going to tap more Korngold scores for release...I thought they were going to come pouring out of the gates when they released the complete Sea Wolf/King's Row two-fer.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I had seen the re-recording and the marketplace but wasn't sure if they were just selling CDR's or if they were indeed the actual PRESSED discs. I guess it would be the pressed discs as why would anyone buy a used copy for $28.00 when they can have it sealed new for $8.99. I contacted 2 sellers.

Again a HUGE thank you to my filmscore family!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Well what happens is that someone goes OOP, and sellers list it for high prices. Then they just sit there without being bought, even as others list much lower ones.

The Marco Polo is a fantastic recording, and hopefully Naxos will finally decide to rerelease it in their main label as they've done with many of the other MP film score discs.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Bill Cooke   (Member)



Amazon Marketplace is a strange place. You can find good deals, but you should have knowledge about the worth of what you are purchasing to avoid being ripped off. For example, there is one seller who is hocking the in-print Rumon-Gamba-conducted SEA HAWK, new for $12.95 and used for $40.96!

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   Dadid L   (Member)

The Varese CD offers a great selection, in my opinion it's the best as a music album and the engineering is spectacular. The interpretation is slower than the original soundtrack here and here, but dynamic and really "technicolor" like. The Stromberg recording is also great and more akin to the OST tempi and orchestral balance, so the woodwinds are proeminent and the brass section less spectacular - and it's complete, so you get all the music but also repetitions.

You need the two CDs in my opinion...

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   meddlingmonk   (Member)

There's also about a half hour on the Film Music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold vol 1 disc from the BBC Philharmonic/Gamba, coupled with a recording of music from the Sea Wolf.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 9:08 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I haven't seen the film yet, but I recently bought the Varese re-recording on CD via ebay for 80 cents, and I really dig it.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I enjoy both the Kojian and Stromberg recordings as well. I haven't heard Gamba's take yet, however, so I can't really make a judgement on that.

It should also be mentioned that there is a DVD-Audio edition of Marco Polo's The Adventures of Robin Hood with absolutely thunderous sound (it will play the score in DTS in a regular DVD player, but the advanced resolution tracks are worth hearing if you can).

For those who haven't seen the film, this and The Sea Hawk are both well worth watching. The films are great fun, and hearing the scores in context is a very different and rewarding experience.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 10:20 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

So I bought Robin Hood, the 1938 color blu-ray version and now I want the soundtrack



Do you ever listen to your Blu-Ray's music-only audio track?

There are also supposed to be Korngold piano sessions included on your disc.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 11:32 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

There's also about a half hour on the Film Music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold vol 1 disc from the BBC Philharmonic/Gamba, coupled with a recording of music from the Sea Wolf.

It's more like 16 minutes.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2010 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I haven't seen the film yet, but I recently bought the Varese re-recording on CD via ebay for 80 cents, and I really dig it.

OH MY GOD, the blu-ray Josh is like CRAZY. I swear it's so clear you would have thought it was made yesterday. I never saw it until I saw the blu-ray and it's outstanding.

Thanks so much for the score tips guys and gals and children of all ages!

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2010 - 12:08 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

I've always enjoyed the few tracks on the Korngold @ Warner-box. No hat EMI is saved, maybe that will see the light of day again...

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2010 - 12:35 AM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)

It should also be mentioned that there is a DVD-Audio edition of Marco Polo's The Adventures of Robin Hood with absolutely thunderous sound (it will play the score in DTS in a regular DVD player, but the advanced resolution tracks are worth hearing if you can).

Thanks for the reminder! I just got a machine that can play the DVD-A format and I just ordered this disc. It also features music that isn't on the CD!

I found it here: http://goo.gl/6zXA

Neil

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2010 - 12:35 AM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)

It should also be mentioned that there is a DVD-Audio edition of Marco Polo's The Adventures of Robin Hood with absolutely thunderous sound (it will play the score in DTS in a regular DVD player, but the advanced resolution tracks are worth hearing if you can).

Thanks for the reminder! I just got a machine that can play the DVD-A format and I just ordered this disc. It also features music that isn't on the CD!

I found it here: http://goo.gl/6zXA

Neil

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2010 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I haven't seen the film yet, but I recently bought the Varese re-recording on CD via ebay for 80 cents, and I really dig it.

OH MY GOD, the blu-ray Josh is like CRAZY. I swear it's so clear you would have thought it was made yesterday. I never saw it until I saw the blu-ray and it's outstanding.

Thanks so much for the score tips guys and gals and children of all ages!


It was among my purchases on the HD DVD format. The bluray is identical. Wow. Add the great addition of High Def Warner Brothers cartoons....a perfect disc.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2010 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Yes - the DVD-A has the trailer score, which did not fit on the regular CD.

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2010 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

You guys on here are just awesome. I sent 2 notes to amazon sellers about getting a PRESSED disc and got a response back today and ordered my pressed disc. Again a HUGE thank you to all of you. I love you guys!!

I encourage ANYONE who has not seen this film to watch the blu-ray, it is absolutely incredible, more incredible to think the film is 72 years old. Well of course the score is wonderful on all levels!!

 
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