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 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

This one deserves it's own thread!!

Next Tuesday, Sept 24, 2013 at 12 pm pst!

TRUE GRIT
MUSIC BY ELMER BERNSTEIN
LLLCD 1260
LIMITED EDITION OF 3000 UNITS
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

EXECUTIVE ALBUM PRODUCERS: LUKAS KENDALL AND NEIL S. BULK
MASTERED BY DOUG SCHWARTZ
LINER NOTES BY JEFF BOND
ART DIRECTION BY JIM TITUS

La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures and Capitol Records/UME are proud to present Elmer Bernstein’s rousing score to the classic Academy Award winning John Wayne Western TRUE GRIT. After waiting decades for a proper release fans can finally rejoice in this definitive presentation of one of the genre’s greatest films! The previous LP/CD, while an interesting experiment, never quite delivered the “goods” for any film score enthusiast. For many, it left them wanting more. Well, now you have it! Mastered from the original ¼ inch mono masters, Producers Lukas Kendall and Neil S. Bulk have put together what Western fans and film score fans alike have been clamoring for over the years! With help by audio wizard Chris Malone and mastering engineer Doug Schwartz fans can finally hear Mr. Bernstein’s score in all its brilliance on cd! In addition to the film score, we have included several songs licensed and recorded for the film including various versions of the Main Title song performed by Glen Campbell, as well as a demo of the song THE EYES OF THE YOUNG performed by Elmer Bernstein himself (co-written by Don Black)! Also included on this set are 3 versions of GO HOME GIRL one version performed by John Hartford and two other versions performed by Glen Campbell. Antique looking booklet design by Jim Titus adds to the authenticity of Jeff Bond’s rustic, informative notes.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

One of my favourite scores. Wonderful themes, touching and exciting.

A greatl release. Finally after 43 years we have the original tracks.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

You had me at "Jeff Bond’s rustic, informative notes." Might be the funniest hyperbole I've ever heard to describe liner notes. Love it and very excited for this release!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Dorian   (Member)

Wow! An exciting new Bernstein, new Mancini (from Intrada) and a new Morricone (from GDM) announced in one day!

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Amazing news! Thanks LLL!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   JEC   (Member)

I'm way behind on my Bernstein purchases. This will be a good time to catch up.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   Jörn   (Member)

Just for clearence: The former Capitol LP with the re-rercordings will NOT be on this release,"just" the original score heart in the film + the alternates?

Was the Capitol LP ever released as legitim CD?

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Just for clearence: The former Capitol LP with the re-rercordings will NOT be on this release,"just" the original score heart in the film + the alternates?

Was the Capitol LP ever released as legitim CD?


The La-La-Land will be the score as heard in the film+ alternates - NOT the Capitol LP.

The LP has had a CD release.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

We only grabbed the 2 songs off the Original Capitol release. If you have ever had that release you will know why we ditched the rest.

MV

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

Probably my favorite release of the year. And I was definitely going for "rustic."

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Great Escape   (Member)

We only grabbed the 2 songs off the Original Capitol release. If you have ever had that release you will know why we ditched the rest.

MV


Yup. Sure do. To this day, I still don't understand why they did releases like that one or Leroy Holmes version of The Devil's Brigade. Did they really think people would rather listen to such tripe?

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Can't wait for this on to lodge on my shelf, between spins, next to the fine rerecording by Tadlow.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)



 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: You had me at "Jeff Bond’s rustic, informative notes." Might be the funniest hyperbole I've ever heard to describe liner notes. Love it and very excited for this release!

I assume that it's the liner notes booklet that is rustic (in appearance) and not, as you seem to see it, the text of what Bond wrote.

In MY case, I have the original soundtrack on CD as well as both volumes of Bernstein's music for John Wayne movies on Varese Sarabande, with several tracks from "Grit," which is probably sufficient for me.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

Well, if you have the "original soundtrack," that bears almost no resemblance whatsoever to the music that's actually in the movie apart from the song. I'm not speaking of the Tadlow rerecording but the original soundtrack released on LP in conjunction with the film. That's just a bunch of pop arrangements.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: Well, if you have the "original soundtrack," that bears almost no resemblance whatsoever to the music that's actually in the movie apart from the song. I'm not speaking of the Tadlow rerecording but the original soundtrack released on LP in conjunction with the film. That's just a bunch of pop arrangements.

Interesting, and I'm intrigued, since I've long been an Elmer Bernstein fan. Thank you.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

It's a shame that it wasn't recorded in stereo, but a little thing like that won't stop me from buying it. I've only ever heard the film itself in mono. I haven't heard any of the 5.1 tracks on the DVD or Blu-ray of the film. What did they do to the score for those tracks?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   marcgothic   (Member)

This is something I have been waiting years for. I love the Tadlow recording but it can't compare to the original!!

If I had a big horse-pistol like that,

I wouldn't be scared of the booger man.

I'm not scared of no booger man.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Was the Capitol LP ever released as legitimate CD?

The LP has had a CD release.



DRG issued the LP ("Themes From the Original Motion Picture Score") on CD in 2004. The instrumental themes were arranged by Artie Butler, but Bernstein conducted the re-recording.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

double post

 
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