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 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 5:11 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

This *IS* an unsung classic from The Goldsmithian, and I use that term because to me I can hear a good deal of Poledourian power in this work. Only the final track - a main title version meant for the charts of the day? - is less than.

Goldsmith doing a spaghetti western revenge epic ala Morricone, but with nary a cheap-laughs or warm interlude to be found. A grand tragedy, a good tale of the toll of vengeance and murder.

Haven`t seen the film; Tadlow`s recording sounds fantastic.

I know - I`m late to the party on this one...

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 5:30 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

One of my favourite Goldsmith cues:

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I love this score and I love Poledouris but it honestly doesn't sound even remotely Poledourian to me!

(And after all, we have a decent idea of what a Poledouris western sounds like!)

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

The film is worth watching, especially for the two central performances and the score. It was available on Netflix as of when this album came out.

I love the score, but I don't really hear much Poledouris in it…

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Great score. A lot of variety and a multitude of themes. I dont hear anything that poledouris may hav written in later scores. I certainly dont hear anything remotely Morricone. It certainly isnt spaghetti influenced. Just Jerry at his best, writing westerns like only he did.
Othr than that, i agree!

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 5:24 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

This *IS* an unsung classic from The Goldsmithian, and I use that term because to me I can hear a good deal of Poledourian power in this work. Only the final track - a main title version meant for the charts of the day? - is less than.

Goldsmith doing a spaghetti western revenge epic ala Morricone, but with nary a cheap-laughs or warm interlude to be found. A grand tragedy, a good tale of the toll of vengeance and murder.

Haven`t seen the film; Tadlow`s recording sounds fantastic.

I know - I`m late to the party on this one...


What crap.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 2:20 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

This *IS* an unsung classic from The Goldsmithian, and I use that term because to me I can hear a good deal of Poledourian power in this work.

Apart from this statement being totally ridiculous, I don't think Goldsmith would have been flattered by the comparison.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Let me try re-phrasing. *I* hear musical traits in Hour Of The Gun that remind me of Basil Poledouris` style of scoring. Hour Of The Gun is a score similar to Morricone`s Once Upon A Time In The West, but minus that maestro`s light-hearted bits (female arrives in town themes, semi-comedic banjo accompaniment for one character whose name escapes me theme).

I am not at all denigrating any composer. The point of the post was to salute a great score, and a great release from Tadlow.

My interpretation of the music, of its flow, is what I get out of it... what the musical arc seemed to communicate (admittedly within the context of the track titles and liner notes, though such is/was minor in my receipt of the score).

If you happen to disagree, fine. If you want to be an ignorant prick... fine.

 
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