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 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 241
Date: 1990
Tracks: 16
Time = 58:01

Exciting music! World premiere release of action-packed David Newman score for David Green helicopter action pic starring Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young. Playing out as Army version of TOP GUN, solid picture finds pilots of high tech helicopters going up against well-armed members of drug cartel in South America. Newman takes command with his score, propels it with military musical muscle courtesy large array of brass, percussion, then adds layer of high tech electronics on top. With patriotic angles covered, gently rhythmic love theme in tow, Newman creates exciting music with striking metallic edge! Highlights abound but spotlight deservedly goes to powerful 11-minute climactic battle cue "Gates Of Hell". Complete score available from crisp digital two-track stereo session mixes courtesy Touchstone Pictures. David Newman conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains!

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8032/.f

01. Main Title 6:04
02. First Flight 3:38
03. Reunion, Billy And Preston 1:55
04. Simulator 3:39
05. Laundry Mat 1:37
06. Good Morning 1:28
07. Copter Romance 2:43
08. Boxing 1:32
09. In The Bag 4:34
10. Periscope Montage 4:35
11. Corvette Drive 1:34
12. War Games 5:54
13. Flight To Camp 2:23
14. Brad And Preston 2:34
15. Gates Of Hell 11:18
16. Final Scene 2:10

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Gotta love that main theme, despite how much it sounds like Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man...

Rest of the score seems like it's probably great to. Almost surely in on this one.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

So much drum machine and other things that makes this the 90s equivalent of an 80s synth score. I expected something more purely orchestral from the cover.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Ordered. Never saw the film or heard the score but the samples sold this guy. Now bring on Operation Dumbo Drop please!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

So much drum machine and other things that makes this the 90s equivalent of an 80s synth score. I expected something more purely orchestral from the cover.

How about the orchestral main title, the 11 minute pure orchestral track GATES OF HELL and a couple of more 100% orchestral cues?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

Ordered. Never saw the film or heard the score but the samples sold this guy. Now bring on Operation Dumbo Drop please!

Yes please.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

So much drum machine and other things that makes this the 90s equivalent of an 80s synth score. I expected something more purely orchestral from the cover.

How about the orchestral main title, the 11 minute pure orchestral track GATES OF HELL and a couple of more 100% orchestral cues?


I don't hear much 100% orchestral in the samples.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

I'm hearing some leftover ideas from 'Heathers' (prob my favorite D. Newman score) mixed in with the driving orchestra and the synths. I'm sorely tempted.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

So much drum machine and other things that makes this the 90s equivalent of an 80s synth score. I expected something more purely orchestral from the cover.

Ya know what they say. You can't judge a score's orchestral/synth content by its cover!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

What a coincidence! Just last week I put Fire Birds on my Netflix queue. A friend and I were talking about the first Nicolas Cage movies we saw and that was mine, but I haven't seen it in over twenty years so I wanted to revisit it. I'll have to pay extra attention to the score this time to see if it's something I want now that it's available.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   1980's Soundtrack Whore   (Member)

Not many 80's or 90's material so far this year from Intrada, so this is a most welcomed release. Great action score, thanks Intrada!

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 10:30 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

What a coincidence! Just last week I put Fire Birds on my Netflix queue.



I did too. But having just heard these awful synthetic music clips, I've now removed it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I really wanted not to like this score, since my wish list is currently--correction: always--much deeper than my pocketbook, but oh man, those samples just won me over. Love love LOVE those synths and drum machines. David Newman's scores are really hit-or-miss with me, and this one's definitely a hit. Woo hoo!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 2:55 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

So much drum machine and other things that makes this the 90s equivalent of an 80s synth score. I expected something more purely orchestral from the cover.

How about the orchestral main title, the 11 minute pure orchestral track GATES OF HELL and a couple of more 100% orchestral cues?


I don't hear much 100% orchestral in the samples.



You don`t hear the orchestra in the main title and the 11 minute (!) action cue GATES OF HELL ? Hmm.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 2:59 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

I will be driving my car to this one for weeks on end!
Way to go Intrada!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 3:00 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Great news! I've had a bootleg of this for quite some time now, but I'll be glad to replace it with the real deal. I particularly love the funky synth cues, but the orchestral bits are fine too.

Here's my earlier thread on film and score:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=61188&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 3:54 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Would not be a bad score, but the "then adds layer of high tech electronics on top" seem to be too loud over the good music. Sound like the want a Faltermeyer score. This will be forced OOP in a few months.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

Would not be a bad score, but the "then adds layer of high tech electronics on top" seem to be too loud over the good music. Sound like the want a Faltermeyer score. This will be forced OOP in a few months.

Interesting how tastes differ. I like the 80s synth stuff in that score a lot. Especially the driving rhythm is great. I think it`s a lot of fun.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Don't forget Newman probably knew the sound mix was going to be one huge battle between rotor blades, engine noises, explosions and gunfire!!
The last thing this film needed was dainty orchestral scoring.
In comparison to something like Silvestri's DELTA FORCE, this is a much better choice and execution, in my opinion.
I'd say he did a real good job, as usual.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Would not be a bad score, but the "then adds layer of high tech electronics on top" seem to be too loud over the good music. Sound like the want a Faltermeyer score. This will be forced OOP in a few months.

Interesting how tastes differ. I like the 80s synth stuff in that score a lot. Especially the driving rhythm is great. I think it`s a lot of fun.


Couldn't agree more! It's top stuff.

Thankfully, there is a handful of 80's synth buffs here who can fight on the barricades, but for the most part we're outnumbered by the more traditional symphonic fans and that becomes evident in threads like these. frown

 
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