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 Posted:   Jul 25, 2012 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Ford and all those involved with making this absolutely stellar box set back in 1999. I was able to grab one on eBay last week and I've been in Twilight Zone-heaven ever since.

Personal favorites include:

WALKING DISTANCE (duh)
THE LONELY
THE OUTER-SPACE SUITE
THE INVADERS (classic Goldsmith)

This set is pure gold, and is a nice overview of music from the series. I have the McNeely re-recording and it's definitely handy for EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, LITTLE GIRL LOST, and LIVING DOLL, but the 40th Anniversary set takes the cake. The sound is crystal-clear, gorgeous and you can hear every bit of the orchestration.

And the best surprise? Fred Steiner's THE PASSERBY. It's absolutely beautiful and has quickly become one of my favorite TZ scores.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2012 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Ford and all those involved with making this absolutely stellar box set back in 1999. I was able to grab one on eBay last week and I've been in Twilight Zone-heaven ever since.

Personal favorites include:

WALKING DISTANCE (duh)
THE LONELY
THE OUTER-SPACE SUITE
THE INVADERS (classic Goldsmith)

This set is pure gold, and is a nice overview of music from the series. I have the McNeely re-recording and it's definitely handy for EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, LITTLE GIRL LOST, and LIVING DOLL, but the 40th Anniversary set takes the cake. The sound is crystal-clear, gorgeous and you can hear every bit of the orchestration.

And the best surprise? Fred Steiner's THE PASSERBY. It's absolutely beautiful and has quickly become one of my favorite TZ scores.


Totally agree - I love this set - picked it up when it first came out.

Between this set and the isolated scores on my Blu Ray sets, I'm quite happy...:-)

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2012 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

What you two said again - great set!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2012 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I've had this for many years. I had no idea it was as pricey as it is.

My favorite overall disc is the Nathan Van Cleave disc. It is solid except for the source music in "Willoughby."

The Jerry disc is very good except for that damned harmonica in a couple of the shows. The two jazz tracks, Nervous Man, and the one about the giant woman are my favorites.

The Herrmann disc is for the most part great, especially "Where is Everybody," which has some of the show's most iconic music. I don't care for the "Outer Space Suite" too much.

Disc 4 is a real mixed bag. The source music on a few of the shows really gets in the way; I wish it were individually indexed; source music and underscore have no business being indexed in the same track.

Finally, I wish someone would issue the full Marius Constant pieces from which the theme was edited. I've wondered if they are in the CBS library.

The more I listen to this music, the more I feel that the composers somehow tapped into the psyche of the era.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2012 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)

If I recall correctly, Mr. Kimmel was involved in the release of the original Varese LPs, so he probably deserves a big "thank you" in addition to Mr. Thaxton.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2012 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   djintrepid   (Member)

I love all of the music on the TZ 40th. That along with the Alfred Hitchcock TV sets that Varese has been releasing. Best TV music ever!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2012 - 9:19 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

THE LONELY is one of my five favorite Herrmann scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2012 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

All of the Twilight Zone scores are pretty much masterclasses in effective scoring for small ensembles, which I love. The instrumentation for THE LONELY is: 2 vibraphones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, Hammond Organ, 2 harps, and 1 glock. Fantastic stuff.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2012 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Great release. I had all the original Varese LPs. My favorites (of course) are THE INVADERS (Goldsmith) Back There (Goldsmith) Walking Distance (Herrmann) and THE 16 MILIMETER SHRINE (Waxman).

Now, we need THRILLER!

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2012 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Great release. I had all the original Varese LPs. My favorites (of course) are THE INVADERS (Goldsmith) Back There (Goldsmith) Walking Distance (Herrmann) and THE 16 MILIMETER SHRINE (Waxman).

Now, we need THRILLER!


I still have my original Varese LPs for TZ...and yes, bring on THRILLER!!!...:-)

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2012 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

Did the Silva 40th collection make the Varese CDs obsolete, or is there still music on the Varese CDs that didn't make it to the 40th? (And when I use the word obsolete, I only mean from the content perspective. They were among the first soundtrack LPs I bought and played them over and over again.)

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2012 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Did the Silva 40th collection make the Varese CDs obsolete, or is there still music on the Varese CDs that didn't make it to the 40th? (And when I use the word obsolete, I only mean from the content perspective. They were among the first soundtrack LPs I bought and played them over and over again.)

The 40th set covers EVERYTHING and then some - I just like to hold on to the LPs...they are just plain cool to look at!...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2012 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Is there any chance that this could ever get reissued ?

Had no idea that this ever existed until a few months ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2012 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Great release. I had all the original Varese LPs. My favorites (of course) are THE INVADERS (Goldsmith) Back There (Goldsmith) Walking Distance (Herrmann) and THE 16 MILIMETER SHRINE (Waxman).

Now, we need THRILLER!


I still have my original Varese LPs for TZ...and yes, bring on THRILLER!!!...:-)



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 Posted:   Oct 26, 2012 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   Jeff M   (Member)

My favorite box set that I own. Hands down. Ordered it the day it came out. A must have release!

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2012 - 9:39 PM   
 By:   Dirk Wickenden   (Member)

I got the Silva set for a very good price - I think online from Amazon or some such a number of years ago (may even have been in a bricks and mortar HMV) and I haven't played it for years. Will have to do so now.

I wanted to get the complete original TZ DVD set but it's been pirated and even Amazon are selling it (well, third party sellers), so couldn't risk it, you don't know if you're buying legit or otherwise. The TZ CD set was manageable cost wise (about £20 or so), whereas if it had been as much as the impending La La release of Trek, I would not have done so.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I got the Silva set for a very good price - I think online from Amazon or some such a number of years ago (may even have been in a bricks and mortar HMV) and I haven't played it for years. Will have to do so now.

I wanted to get the complete original TZ DVD set but it's been pirated and even Amazon are selling it (well, third party sellers), so couldn't risk it, you don't know if you're buying legit or otherwise. The TZ CD set was manageable cost wise (about £20 or so), whereas if it had been as much as the impending La La release of Trek, I would not have done so.


If only it still was (about £20 or so). It's a lot more

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

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