I'd love to have the 'film version' program followed by the rejected cues by Carlos.
Funny, i was just listening to the rejected Carlos cues the other day. Its one of the rare cases that i think not using them definitely was the right decision. A couple of them are great (and they're all good in their own way) but i think they would have stuck out like a sore thumb in this film. I'd also love a Cd issue of the old LP. Mine's well worn. Think the rights issues that been discussed earlier have put the scupper on that happening though.
With some diligence I am pretty sure you can assemble the original classical recordings that were used (and more diligent folks than myself have assembled the list of cues elsewhere). Coupled with Carlos's lost scores compilation from a few years back you can make a dandy custom playlist that should be quite satisfying. I'd love it if the licensing for the original LP could be worked out but until then, the originals are all still out there.
And I agree with the poster above that the unused cues probably didn't suit the final film very well, even though Carlos was clearly working her behind off to give Kubrick whatever he thought he wanted. Based on her accounts, it was particularly difficult to suss out just what he was asking for. And for the life of me I can't imagine how Valse Triste was ever going to make sense in the context of the images onscreen.
I didn't think most of the tracks sounded right for The Shining at all, but maybe it's the fault of the newer recordings (at the very least, these tracks sound like they definitely were Howarthed more recently than 1980).
I'd love a recording of the actual pieces used in the film. Not necessarily all the edits, but at least the performances. That always bothered me about the LP. Some of the key classical pieces were drastically different performances.
Love the film, the soundtrack and the rejected score.
Yep, and the version of the main title music on the disc is an earlier version that Carlos presented to Kubrick. The version in the film (without the orchestral intro and added basslines) was recorded towards the end of the project. As for myself, I prefer the film version.
The Main Title and Rocky Mountains Carlos tracks fit the movie perfectly. I remember as a kid see the advert on the tv and hearing that crying wail the first time. Scared the shit out me! On the strength of those two tracks i was disappointed with the other Carlos compositions. They're interesting but didn't capture the same Feel for me. Even the subtle change in the main title on disc compared to the film version made quite a difference.