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 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Just wondering who picked this up and what you all think. Seems like quite a deal with 5 scores on 2 CDs. At only 1000 in the Edition, I'd have thought it would have Sold Out by now. I just received mine and have yet to give a listen. With only one score that's non Raksin, with the exclusion of the Cyril M., it could easily have been called PREMINGER and RAKSIN at Fox.

Please share your thoughts.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Primo   (Member)

Worth every penny just for Whirlpool alone. The sound is stunning!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

I got mine 4 days ago. It's a great 2 cd set, quite a buy for $19.99. Sound quality is really excellent and I'm playing it now. Some really fine scores to be sure. Nice booklet too. You could almost call it "David Raksin at Fox." I highly recommend it. A few days ago Bruce said only 30 are left, so if you are thinking about it you had better grab it now. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Something like this is "once in a lifetime". Who's gonna reissue such a thing in the future?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   sr-miller   (Member)

The sound is fine, not what I'd consider "archival" at all.
If you like Raksin's music (or Mockridge's, who, though much less well known, had a very active Hollywood career), you'll kick yourself if you miss this.
While not for every taste, if you like these particular movies (or movies of this type and era) I expect you would enjoy this music.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Five scores on 2 CDs for the price of one? It's got to be the bargain of the year. Fallen Angel all by itself would be worth the $19.99.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 9:14 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

Listening to it now. FALLEN ANGEL sure sounds fabulous.

This is an amazing set, and very nicely priced. Thanks Bruce!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Any Raksin release is a must buy for me, and this one is outstanding.

As a side note, when I heard main title "Cross Country Bus" from FALLEN ANGEL I was surprised. Raksin used the same motif much later for a train in the main title from HILDA CRANE.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   stravinsky   (Member)

I ordered this set last week. Are these primitive stereo recordings? The development of early stereo fascinates me. Has anyone heard the first stereo recordings ever made> The great Stokowski recorded early stereo selections from Scriabin's La Poem D'Extase with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1932. If only he had recorded the entire piece in this way!

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Just wondering who picked this up and what you all think. Seems like quite a deal with 5 scores on 2 CDs. At only 1000 in the Edition, I'd have thought it would have Sold Out by now. I just received mine and have yet to give a listen. With only one score that's non Raksin, with the exclusion of the Cyril M., it could easily have been called PREMINGER and RAKSIN at Fox.

Please share your thoughts.


It's possible that calling it "David Raksin at 20th Century-Fox" (minus the Mockridge score) would have been seen as an infringement on the Varese Sarabande series of "Composer at 20th Century-Fox".

"Preminger at Fox" sidesteps that by being a collection of scores to films by a director.

I could, of course, be entirely wrong.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

Five scores on 2 CDs for the price of one? It's got to be the bargain of the year. Fallen Angel all by itself would be worth the $19.99.

Yes it is - especially with rare Alice Faye vocal included - I alerted an online Alice Faye fan club of this previoudly unavailable release !

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Just wondering who picked this up and what you all think. Seems like quite a deal with 5 scores on 2 CDs. At only 1000 in the Edition, I'd have thought it would have Sold Out by now. I just received mine and have yet to give a listen. With only one score that's non Raksin, with the exclusion of the Cyril M., it could easily have been called PREMINGER and RAKSIN at Fox.

Please share your thoughts.


It's possible that calling it "David Raksin at 20th Century-Fox" (minus the Mockridge score) would have been seen as an infringement on the Varese Sarabande series of "Composer at 20th Century-Fox".

"Preminger at Fox" sidesteps that by being a collection of scores to films by a director.

I could, of course, be entirely wrong.


There were several reasons for calling it Preminger at Fox. It had nothing to do with infringement - you can't copyright or own a title - but we felt this director thing was the way to go and it's hopefully going to be the first of a series - that's a ways off now, but we've been looking at other director sets and it's a really fun way to go and Fox had some great directors.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I'm surprised the last fifty have hung around for over a week - it's more like thirty-five now, but it's completely weird to me.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

There were several reasons for calling it Preminger at Fox. It had nothing to do with infringement - you can't copyright or own a title - but we felt this director thing was the way to go and it's hopefully going to be the first of a series - that's a ways off now, but we've been looking at other director sets and it's a really fun way to go and Fox had some great directors.

And it doesn't restrict the release to one composer!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

There were several reasons for calling it Preminger at Fox. It had nothing to do with infringement - you can't copyright or own a title - but we felt this director thing was the way to go and it's hopefully going to be the first of a series - that's a ways off now, but we've been looking at other director sets and it's a really fun way to go and Fox had some great directors.

And it doesn't restrict the release to one composer!!!


Exactly.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Five scores on 2 CDs for the price of one? It's got to be the bargain of the year. Fallen Angel all by itself would be worth the $19.99.

Yes it is - especially with rare Alice Faye vocal included - I alerted an online Alice Faye fan club of this previoudly unavailable release !


As an aside, could you possibly do an Alice Faye at Fox set?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Raksin was famous for his witty and sarcastic cue titles. I've never seen DAISY KENYON, but the cue "Love on the Cape" suggests something the Klingons might have had in mind.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Finally had the chance to listen to this set. Terrific stuff! I've never seen any of these films (save "Laura," which I skipped on this go-round as I have the terrific CD from months back), but Raksin is always great, and sounds like no other composer. I was surprised when "Slowly" from "Fallen Angel" (which I had only just been introduced to) showed up again in "Whirlpool." Fun!

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

There were several reasons for calling it Preminger at Fox. It had nothing to do with infringement - you can't copyright or own a title - but we felt this director thing was the way to go and it's hopefully going to be the first of a series - that's a ways off now, but we've been looking at other director sets and it's a really fun way to go and Fox had some great directors.


Sam Fuller!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

There were several reasons for calling it Preminger at Fox. It had nothing to do with infringement - you can't copyright or own a title - but we felt this director thing was the way to go and it's hopefully going to be the first of a series - that's a ways off now, but we've been looking at other director sets and it's a really fun way to go and Fox had some great directors.


Sam Fuller!




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