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 Posted:   Dec 20, 2012 - 11:19 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

I watched this Disney movie again tonight with my GF, and it being one of my all-time favorite movies and scores, it really brought back some long-missed nostalgia. It prompted me to pull out my soundtrack CD again. Listening to it again, I feel as though it sounds a bit... not as crisp and clear as it should. Much like Conan the Barbarian, it's as though there were curtains draped between the performers and the recording mikes, and I feel this soundtrack could benefit from a good remastering with the improved technology of today. Granted, the soundtrack CD still sounds far better than the sound mix in the movie itself, but there's still room for improvement to be had.

Perhaps a possible expansion, at that... though as far as I can tell, aside from the very opening cue with Flaversham being kidnapped, I don't recall anything else noteworthy missing from the existing album. Just about everything is there already - most of what seems to be absent are a bunch of brief source things, and a ton of repeats of the theme based around the robotic imposter Queen - neither of which I necessarily care about owning.

Henry Mancini's best score, IMO, deserves another shot at the market, IMO. Though I wonder if Varese Sarabande has it in perpetuity.

 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2012 - 11:46 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

I've always wanted the instrumental backing tracks for "Goodbye So Soon."

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2012 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Lovely score with a lot of warmth. The score needs a re-release with improved sound. Underrated Disney flick as well. One of the last that didn't base everything off of modern day jokes or parody.

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2012 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   goldsmith-rulez   (Member)

Henry Mancini's best score, IMO,

Seriously: It should say: "IMVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVHO". And I'm sure I'm missing a truckload of "very's" there.

It is one of Mancini's most conventional, least innovative scores. Not bad, but so completely nondescript it could have composed by anyone - almost.

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2012 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I agree it's quite conventional, but it fits the film perfectly. Funny that he sort of got to do it over again not long thereafter for Without a Clue. Anyway, I don't think the music could be mistaken for anyone besides Mancini; his style and stamp is all over it.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2018 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

This film was a childhood favourite of mine, but I had never really sought out the soundtrack. Well, one year ago, I interviewed Disney directors Musker and Clements here in Oslo, and I revisited this film beforehand.

Safe to say, I was blown away. What a marvelous score. Since then, I've acquired it and listened to it several times.

I've heard a lot of Mancini's orchestral (i.e. non-jazzy) scores, and I think this remains my favourite of them.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2018 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

This film was a childhood favourite of mine, but I had never really sought out the soundtrack. Well, one year ago, I interviewed Disney directors Musker and Clements here in Oslo, and I revisited this film beforehand.

Safe to say, I was blown away. What a marvelous score. Since then, I've acquired it and listened to it several times.

I've heard a lot of Mancini's orchestral (i.e. non-jazzy) scores, and I think this remains my favourite of them.


Good to know you still enjoy a traditional orchestral score.

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2018 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I picked the CD up when Colosseum Germany closed and still have it sealed on my shelf. Tonight's workout tunes are all set. wink

 
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