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 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 1:17 AM   
 By:   HM1313   (Member)

Of all the STs in my collection, Faltermeyer's Thief of Hearts is the one I MOSTLY want an extended treatment of -- e.g., LaLa Land, FSM special project, Intrada, etc. I have the orig. 1984 CD and Lp. Also have the European "Record Club" CD (awful: it's an all-black CD (the polycarbonate material, which is cool-looking) but no new material. Also, some tracks are weird mix of mono-stereo, like the popular Love Theme.)
I THINK this is a highly sought-after title -- if eBay/auction prices (esp. vinyl) are any reflection of demand.
Any other fans of this title -- or the Berlin-School sound -- out there is FSM land?
BTW: Lotsa cues in the movie that didn't make it to ST album. e.g.,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOsWy2qXcqA
@ 0:21:48
Pure heaven!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 2:49 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, that's a great score. I'd buy it.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 3:49 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

In my opinion THIEF OF HEARTS ranks higher than the Faltermeyer Beverly Hills Cop scores.
The Faltermeyer & Various Artist Album is a CD frequently played in my house.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 4:35 AM   
 By:   HM1313   (Member)

In many ways, Faltermeyer, in this period, thematically continued some of what Moroder did during the same period (Scarface, Flashdance). The two were collaboraters prev., and were of the Berlin School ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Faltermeyer

Still sounds very fresh and original and "timeless".

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 6:18 AM   
 By:   reneintoys   (Member)

If the majority of Soundtrack-lables have their focus more on "new" stuff that never has been released Instead of re-issuing old stocktitles we might get some Harold Faltermeyer music in a few decades.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

If the majority of Soundtrack-lables have their focus more on "new" stuff that never has been released Instead of re-issuing old stocktitles we might get some Harold Faltermeyer music in a few decades.

No we wouldn't, because said labels would probably go under due to lack of sales.

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

It's a classic. I'd buy an expanded version in a heartbeat.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   HM1313   (Member)

If the majority of Soundtrack-lables have their focus more on "new" stuff that never has been released Instead of re-issuing old stocktitles we might get some Harold Faltermeyer music in a few decades.

No we wouldn't, because said labels would probably go under due to lack of sales.


Well, IAC, in January 2007, La La Land Records released a limited edition soundtrack (3000 CD copies) for HF's 1989 Tango & Cash. Why can't ToH get a similar treatment?

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Giorgio Moroder   (Member)

But this year there is no project (release) of Harold Faltermeyer work said M.V from LA LA LANDS RECORDS...
It's too bad

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   FarTraveler   (Member)

But this year there is no project (release) of Harold Faltermeyer work said M.V from LA LA LANDS RECORDS...
It's too bad


Indeed. Thanks to the first poster for exposing me to Thief of Hearts -- it was new to me and I enjoyed it. Honestly, I would love for Faltermeyer to get the "Ron Jones Project"-style treatment so that all sorts of treasures could delight our ears! A box set of his scores would be sweetness! I know it won't happen, but you can't hate a guy for dreaming big!

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   HM1313   (Member)

I know it's against FSM TOS to mention "b**leggers", but one of the reasons they do what they do because one can't buy the title/"album" IN ANY CASE. I have NO idea how b**leggers get ahold of unreleased tracks. A conspiracy theory floating about was that certain artists, fed up with the major media companies, simply "donated" their unreleased (= unreleaseable?) material to certain Internet-savvy "uploaders".

All that said, in early 2001, I paid $80 for a vinyl copy of ToH from eBay. The CD version is from the same "early-digital" time period and is harsh sounding; the vinyl version is quite a bit better. Things have changed, digital technology has improved. So, e.g., the Intrada Alien from 2007 is WAY better than any prev version (any format).

Hope Faltermeyer ultimately gets similar treatment for ToH. Thanking Intrada, La La Land, FSM special projects, et. al., in advance for the UPCOMING, MUCH-ANTICIPATED release wink

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Yes, that's a great score. I'd buy it.

Don't you have it??

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Of all the STs in my collection, Faltermeyer's Thief of Hearts is the one I MOSTLY want an extended treatment of -- e.g., LaLa Land, FSM special project, Intrada, etc. I have the orig. 1984 CD and Lp. Also have the European "Record Club" CD (awful: it's an all-black CD (the polycarbonate material, which is cool-looking) but no new material. Also, some tracks are weird mix of mono-stereo, like the popular Love Theme.)
I THINK this is a highly sought-after title -- if eBay/auction prices (esp. vinyl) are any reflection of demand.
Any other fans of this title -- or the Berlin-School sound -- out there is FSM land?
BTW: Lotsa cues in the movie that didn't make it to ST album. e.g.,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOsWy2qXcqA
@ 0:21:48
Pure heaven!!!


Great score, I have it on a CDR only. FSM would never release a score like this though, it's a synth score, and FSM does not like synths.

Berlin School sound? Isn't Berlin School Tangerine Dream and related artists? I guess Faltermeyer, Moroder and Levay are rather from the "Munich Machine" school of music.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   HM1313   (Member)

FSM would never release a score like this though, it's a synth score, and FSM does not like synths.
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If true, Occupy FSM, Bootleggers Unite, Never Again, ... yadda yadda. LOL!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   HM1313   (Member)

You may have noticed that music (soundtrack) in this film is more than just a background element. It is very much a foreground "character".
E.g., in the design show scene, the charac Ray examines the transparent loudspeaker while the "Passion Play" track is featured.
Also, the open-reel tape deck running or being engaged (cued to the ST music) is an extremely effective visual. The open-reel format is perhaps the most mature-LOOKING audio-media format, and itself (coupling Faltermeyer's compositions) becomes a precocious "character".

Very nicely done!

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO hm1313- bingo my friend it was the main theme of thief of hearts that i loved so much back then, that i used it as source music for my 4 minute coming attraction loop i did for my film to the film companies hoping they they would buy my film, my line producer wanted to used some classical piece but i felt this music would grab them, such a great fast moving catchy theme.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2012 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   HM1313   (Member)

TO hm1313- bingo my friend it was the main theme of thief of hearts that i loved so much back then, that i used it as source music for my 4 minute coming attraction loop i did for my film to the film companies hoping they they would buy my film, my line producer wanted to used some classical piece but i felt this music would grab them, such a great fast moving catchy theme.Samples of ToH music were used in Balligomingo's 2000 pop-electronica album, e.g. track "Heat"

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2012 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   panavision   (Member)

LaLa have reiterated that the Harold F scores will come eventually, but at the moment its licensing is rather complicated. Something to look forward to.

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2012 - 3:54 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, that's a great score. I'd buy it.

Don't you have it??


Nope. Only the theme.

 
 
 Posted:   May 18, 2012 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   HM1313   (Member)

Yes, that's a great score. I'd buy it.

Don't you have it??


Nope. Only the theme.


Keep in mind: the THEME song -- the one that got/gets the most attn and radio play -- is NOT by Faltermeyer.. it's by Giorgio Moroder.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088256/soundtrack
"Thief of Hearts"; Performed by Melissa Manchester; Lyrics by Keith Forsey and Melissa Manchester; Music by Giorgio Moroder
I'm a Moroder fan, and the song is not bad. But the Faltermeyer stuff on the rest of the album is significantly better. The inclusion of Moroder in this ST may partly have been done for marketing purposes -- prhps "softening" the introduction of HF into the ST market/industry. Whatever works!

 
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