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 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

INTRADA Announces:



FLESH + BLOOD
Composed and Conducted by BASIL POLEDOURIS
INTRADA Special Collection Volume 153

The 1985 film Flesh + Blood began Paul Verhoeven’s working relationship with composer Basil Poledouris, who would later collaborate on Robocop and Starship Troopers. Verhoeven had been impressed by Poledouris’s muscular, yet highly romantic, music for John Milius’s Conan the Barbarian, sensing a corollary between Conan’s quasi-medieval comic book style and the blend of medieval action, romance and mysticism in Flesh + Blood. Verhoeven asked for a score that was medieval in character but large-scale and orchestral to reinforce the film’s spirit of adventure—and he needed Poledouris to suggest Catholic mysticism. Poledouris saw the main characters as “land pirates” and brought a swashbuckling feeling to his music from the film’s opening credits, introducing a bold and adventurous theme, alternating from the piratical vibe Poledouris sought to the heavy, no-nonsense rhythms of war. To underscore the film’s love triangle, Poledouris wrote two extremely rich romantic melodies. The result is a score that is simply a treasure trove of orchestral color, period splendor and—ultimately—power.

While this is the third CD release of the score to Flesh + Blood, it is the first release to revisit the 24-track masters stored at MGM and create a brand new, crisp and clear mix. Previous releases were created from 1/4" masters featuring a mix with which the composer was never entirely satisfied and supplemented with additional music from suboptimal sources. Additionally, this is the first release to present the entire score in film order, revealing the rich and intricate masterpiece Poledouris provided.

Set at the beginning of the Sixteenth Century in Western Europe, Flesh + Blood chronicles the story a band of mercenaries led by Martin (Rutger Hauer) and his compatriot-in-arms Hawkwood (Jack Thompson), who are in the employ of a nobleman named Arnolfini (Fernando
Hilbeck). After employing them to rout the citizens of a besieged city, Arnolfini betrays the hired soldiers and abandons them without pay. Disbanded to the countryside, Martin and his band of men and women find vengeance by kidnapping the princess Agnes (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who is betrothed to Arnolfini’s son Steven (Tom Burlinson).

This release is limited to 2000 units.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 153
Retail Price: $19.99
AVAILABLE NOW
For track listing and sound samples, please visit
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.6864/.f

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   Taylor Fenno   (Member)

Buying this one!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

I just ordered this one. The sound is so much better on the new FIRST BLOOD release, I am buying this one for that upgrade in sound quality too.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

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 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

I already have the Prometheus release but can't miss any extra minute of this superscore!!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Ordered. I have the sound clips playing right now.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Holly Mitchell   (Member)

OMG!! Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!!


 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

i just got this one not too long ago. arg. oh well it's poledouris so it's ordered.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Ordered!

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

I'm wondering if I should order now: I love every Poledouris I've heard, but funds aren't the best. Then again, how fast will a 2000-copy Flesh+Blood move? If folks seem to think this is a fast sell-out, I'll go ahead and grab one.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Gulp! Ordered! Thanks Intrada smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   Taylor Fenno   (Member)

I'm wondering if I should order now: I love every Poledouris I've heard, but funds aren't the best. Then again, how fast will a 2000-copy Flesh+Blood move? If folks seem to think this is a fast sell-out, I'll go ahead and grab one.

Yeah I have no money either to spend, but I ordered it anyway. I'll just eat a few more peanut butter sandwiches.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Holly Mitchell   (Member)

I'm wondering if I should order now: I love every Poledouris I've heard, but funds aren't the best. Then again, how fast will a 2000-copy Flesh+Blood move? If folks seem to think this is a fast sell-out, I'll go ahead and grab one.

I'd say GO FOR IT! It's one of my favourite scores by Poledouris. We have the Prometheus release and I just love it...however, we'll definitely pick up this one, too!!!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I have the Prometheus release as well. A double dip on this score was a no brainer.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Jon A. Bell   (Member)

Fantastic companion piece to Conan the Barbarian -- and from the 24-track masters?

No brainer. Ordered! (Along with On the Threshold of Space.)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

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 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

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Oh dear, sigh!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

Meh! I have the original Varese club release. It's good enough..........
............................... THE HELL IT IS! One of Basil's very best; righ up there with the Conan's. So ordered!

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I suspect this one will go fast considering the used price the Prometheus version is selling for. (Amazon shows $40-$60)

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2010 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

Since I never had a chance at the Varese Club, and didn't get round to picking up the Prometheus disc (probably because of the reportedly bad sound on half the tracks), I'm definitely interested in this one, more than any of the other discs in this batch.

 
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