Sorry for the delay. Playing my Michael Keaton role today...the other one, besides Batman (and NO not Clean and Sober!)
Now that little Ivy Quinn is asleep, here is what is coming up from La La Land on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 12 pm NOON PST:
LONE GUNMEN/HARSH REALM - music by Mark Snow (X-Files, Millennium, Smallville) LLLCD 1135 Limited Edition of 2000 units Retail Price: $19.98 Produced by MV Gerhard Mastering by James Nelson Liner Notes by Julie Kirgo
The first 100 or so will be autographed by the composer!
Making it's world debut on cd comes Mark Snow's quirky jazzy score to the short lived television series, THE LONE GUNMEN. The album features some of the best music from this spin off series, including an alternate version of the Main Title. ALSO featured on this collection is HARSH REALM, a sci fi thriller tv series set inside a computer simulation. This dark action packed series was created by CHRIS CARTER (X-FILES) and features some of Mark Snow's most haunting and complex music to date.
BEACH BLANKET BINGO - music by Les Baxter LLLCD 1142 Limited Edition of 1200 units Retail Price: $19.98 Produced by Ford A. Thaxton Mastering by James Nelson Liner Notes by Randall D Larson
Grab your board and surf on over to La La Land this coming Tuesday for this far out extra groovy release of Les Baxter classic score to the Frankie and Annette classic BEACH BLANKET BINGO. This limited edition release features all the surviving score elements along with "Backing Tracks" of the classic songs (For licensing reasons we could not include any of the vocals).
I love that the past couple of years we've been getting all of these Baxter recordings although BBB is not exactly representative of his better stuff, but what can you expect from scoring a mostly comical beach movie. I watch those Frankie and Annette moves every damn time they come on cable, I just can't help it!
Langley, Byers and Frohike would be pleased with the Lone Gunman CD as long as there's no insidious conspiracy behind its release. Hmmm, now that I think about it....
Now that X-Files, Lone Gunmen, and Harsh Realm have gotten releases (though I'm only familiar with X-Files), I would love to have some of Mark Snow's Ghost Whisperer music somewhere down the line.
So would I. (Considering how much songs are featured in the series due to its tendency to Final Scenes Of Grey's Anatomy Syndrome and its healthy life, it's surprising [and gratifying] that CBS never even okayed a song album... a score album would be welcome and the least Snow deserves for never quitting the show!)
Regarding the song backing tracks for BBB--will the backing track for "I'll Never Change Him" be included? That was the notorious Annette solo vocal that was filmed but deleted from the theatrical release, then restored to TV prints. I don't think the song was included in any home video versions, but I haven't seen all of the VHS versions. It doesn't appear in the widescreen DVD. If the backing track for it is included, that would make the CD a must purchase for me. The song was used in SKI PARTY (fI think it was), but Deborah Walley sang the lead (the backing track was the same).