Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2012 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Mikal   (Member)

I was curious...have there been any whispers about a possible expanded score release of Love Actually? The European soundtrack album contains three score tracks ("Glasgow Love Theme," "PM Love Theme," and "Portuguese Love Theme"), but in total it amounts to less than 10 minutes of music. Of course, there is the promo album, but that contains only 20 minutes of music and is extremely difficult to come by (there's a copy available on eBay now for $70!). Anyway, I was just curious, as this is probably my favorite Armstrong score, and I'd easily give it *****.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2012 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I was curious...have there been any whispers about a possible expanded score release of Love Actually? The European soundtrack album contains three score tracks ("Glasgow Love Theme," "PM Love Theme," and "Portuguese Love Theme"), but in total it amounts to less than 10 minutes of music. Of course, there is the promo album, but that contains only 20 minutes of music and is extremely difficult to come by (there's a copy available on eBay now for $70!). Anyway, I was just curious, as this is probably my favorite Armstrong score, and I'd easily give it *****.



I'd love to have this score... it is so lovely. I'd love to get the promo but it is always priced out of my range. Such gorgeous themes used here - doubtful one will ever appear.

If anyone has the promo and would be interested in a trade, let me know

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2012 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I was curious...have there been any whispers about a possible expanded score release of Love Actually?

Why would there be? There weren't loads of people clamouring for this even when it came out.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2012 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Mikal   (Member)

I was curious...have there been any whispers about a possible expanded score release of Love Actually?

Why would there be? There weren't loads of people clamouring for this even when it came out.


For the same reason Quartet Records and BSX produce all of their seemingly unpopular titles: someone will buy them. I didn't say there had to be 10,000 limited edition copies manufactured. I'd be satisfied if there were 500, though I'd hope more people would want it than that.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2012 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Unfortunately I don't think there's enough interest in Craig Armstrong for this to ever get released. It's a shame, as he's one of my favorite composers and highly underrated.

The Academy promo of this score is only the highlights, there's definitely a bit missing.

"Joanna Drives Off", the 6 minute cue for the big finale of the film, is one of my favorite pieces of film score from the 2000's:

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2012 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Lovely music.

I'd buy a cd release of this score, instantly!

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2012 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

I have the oscar promo -- acquired on ebay many years ago -- and have always enjoyed it. I would pony up for a commercial release without hesitation!

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2012 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

If it does get a release, expect it to be paired with another score to a Richard Curtis-written film (my best guess is Trevor Jones' score to Notting Hill).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2012 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   maximus_rh   (Member)

I'd buy this, one of my favourite Armstrong scores. I'm sure different studios own them, so it wouldn't be possible, but it would be great if this could be paired with Armstrong's Fever Pitch score, which I've always thought of as something of a companion piece.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2012 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   Per   (Member)

If it does get a release, expect it to be paired with another score to a Richard Curtis-written film (my best guess is Trevor Jones' score to Notting Hill).

Those two together probably won't fit onto one disc...

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2012 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

Love Actually runs 20 minutes. Notting Hill is song-heavy from what I remember, so I imagine that score is about 40 minutes.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2012 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Love Actually runs 20 minutes. Notting Hill is song-heavy from what I remember, so I imagine that score is about 40 minutes.

The Love Actually Academy promo runs 20 mins, but there's about 5-10 mins of score not on it.

The Notting Hill score is about 35 mins (about 1/3 of it unused in the final film).

I'd love to see them get a proper release.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2012 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

If they were released together, on the same disc, it would be interesting for people to note how "Joanna Drives Off", as gorgeous as it is, is based on Trevor Jones's unused piece for the car chase at the end of Notting Hill, which was eventually scored with a song. The finale of Love Actually was clearly temp-tracked with this piece.



 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2012 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

However, to be fair, it's clear that much of Notting Hill was temp tracked with Mark Knopfler's Metroland.


 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2012 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   digitalfreaknyc   (Member)

Love Actually runs 20 minutes. Notting Hill is song-heavy from what I remember, so I imagine that score is about 40 minutes.

The Love Actually Academy promo runs 20 mins, but there's about 5-10 mins of score not on it.

The Notting Hill score is about 35 mins (about 1/3 of it unused in the final film).

I'd love to see them get a proper release.


*ahem*

The bootleg complete score to Love Actually is almost 52 minutes.

Just sayin...

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2015 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

I am surprised this was never given a legitimate release.

Maybe with some prodding, somebody can have this ready in time for Christmas (being that it take place at Christmas, not that I recall any of the score being particularly "Christmas-y")!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2015 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I know, I know...chances are pretty much slim to none. But the film is popular and the score is gorgeous. Whenever the promo crops up on Ebay it fetches crazy prices.

You'd think it'd be worth a limited release since the music is so prominent in the movie and it would appeal to an audience outside of the film score fan community.

I'd almost trade my Goldsmith At Fox box for this. Almost razz

But I would trade my Varese/Bernstein unused scores box big grin

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2015 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

"Joanna Drives Off", the 6 minute cue for the big finale of the film, is one of my favorite pieces of film score from the 2000's:



YES! I get goosebumps almost every time I hear it.

Still hoping for a legitimate release.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2016 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I think this deserves a bump. Still hoping for this score release - possibly bundled with another Armstrong score.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2016 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

It IS a wonderful score. It'll probably never ever happen but damn, even a legit release of the FYC promo would be fine.

Maybe BSX could do a faithful recording as they've done with Carpenter scores.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2018 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.