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 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

I am very pleased to announce the latest BYU/Screen Archives/CR Studios production. It is Max Steiner's magnificent score for the Walt Disney Studios feature THOSE CALLOWAYS.

Produced by Walt Disney in 1965, THOSE CALLOWAYS is one of the producer’s least-known live-action features and is also one of his most intriguing. Remarkably adult in both its writing and presentation, THOSE CALLOWAYS was an early cinematic look at conservation themes. It was also the last film released sporting a Max Steiner score (his final composition, TWO ON A GUILLOTINE, made it into theaters just weeks prior). Steiner’s score is lyrical and majestic, with many moments of humor, tenderness and danger. It is orchestrated by Max’s longtime colleague Murray Cutter and brilliantly performed by the Walt Disney orchestra under Steiner’s baton.

This CD presents the complete score as composed by Steiner, and the songs composed by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman. It also presents, for the first time, the original cast performance of “Rhyme Around”, featuring Paul Hartman, Ed Wynn, Brian Keith and Walter Brennan. The score is presented in full stereo, mastered from the three-track magnetic recording sessions preserved by Disney Studios. In addition, we offer a demo recording of Max Steiner’s song “Angel”, preserved on acetate in the Steiner Collection at Brigham Young University. The album includes a 32 page book with notes by James V. D'Arc and a special introduction by Leonard Maltin.. Disc mastering by Yours Truly. Package design by the Great Jim Titus.

A Brigham Young University Film Music Archive Production. All proceeds from this limited edition compact disc go towards the acquisition, preservation of film music elements and public future releases.


 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

A welcome return of this title to "in print" status.

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Yes , a very good score. With all the Max Steiner titles in the BYU Library still not on CD, did we really need this again ? I will be satisfied with the fairly recent Intrada release.

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

I didn't get the Intrada but I love the BYU/Screen Archives lavish thick booklets so that's sold it for me!

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

So, is anyone, ever, going to release a legit HELEN OF TROY?

Pray, tell....

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)


I was about to order it, but then clicked the link above, and out popped another of those Sherman Brothers headache-inducing songs. As long as it is mostly instrumentals from the great Max Steiner I'll buy it, but if a huge part of it are the songs, no, I'll probably pass. Let me interject that I'm not dismissing ALL Sherman Bros. songs -- anybody see the nice profile of them on a recent CBS Sunday Morning magazine program? I like 'em, and even some of their music, but just don't care to buy too much more of it.

I see that the list of cues on the CD looks encouraging:

1 Main Title 3:12 2 After the Fight :52 3 A Fortune in Geese 1:47 4 Keg O’ Bear 1:55 5 What I’d Do if I Got an Extra Dollar 1:14 6 Bridey and Bucky 1:35 7 Hunting Trip 1:26 8 Jack Pine Warning 3:54 9 Setting the Leg 2:14 10 Bucky Heads for the Jack Pine 6:56 11 Campfire 1:19 12 Tracking the Wolverine 2:53 13 Wolverine Attack 3:12 14 Bucky Returns Home 1:07 15 Shopping for Ma 2:51 16 Christmas Cape 2:43 17 Bridey—You Sure That’s You? :50 18 “Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem” 1:24 19 Memories of Courtin’ 3:06 20 “You Were Meant For Me” 2:49 21 Drunken Disillusionment 1:17 22 Bear meets Bear 2:43 23 Evicted 2:34 24 Always Tomorrow 1:09 25 “The Cabin Raising Song” 1:08 26 Cabin Raising 2:22 27 “Rhyme Around” 2:13 28 Lovers’ Quarrel 2:15 29 Fire! 1:29 30 Geese Peril 2:00 31 Bed Watch 1:52 32 Indian Blood 1:45 33 Didn’t I Tell Ya I’d Never Leave Ya? 2:58 34 Finale 2:00 35 “Angel” Demo 2:58

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

There are three songs. Two within the body of the score and one demo at the end of the album. 72 minutes of just Max! I posted a link to "Rhyme Around" as it is the first release of the original cast performing the number.

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Thanks, Ray. I'm sold! (While you were writing the above, I was adding the list of cues.) Appreciate the attention you devote to this.

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

When I saw this, I assumed it was a resurrected thread relating to the SAE store announcing availability the Intrada release. I almost bypassed it as old news.
You should change the thread title to "New from "BYU/SAE".

Any update on the long-promised remaster of "The Searchers" that went out of print years and years ago?

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Thank you so much for this release. I had missed the Intrada which now fetches a pretty price with third party sellers.

An immediate, excited order!

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Any update on the long-promised remaster of "The Searchers" that went out of print years and years ago?

No date but it is definitely happening.

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

You should change the thread title to "New from "BYU/SAE".

Fine suggestion. DONE!

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I may double dip on this for the booklet alone.

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I may double dip on this for the booklet alone.

Thank you Ray. I love the BYU releases.

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Good to see this back in print for those who missed the Intrada cd. Looks like a great booklet too.

Ray, hope you and BYU will do a few more Steiner cds if possible. Thanks! smile

 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)


All right rabbit, you've convinced me. CD ordered. Not to mention DVD so I can re-watch movie first (hey, I have an ultra-orthodox reputation to keep). I mean what the hey, anytime M. Steiner's name is attached attention must be paid, ya know?

 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 2:32 AM   
 By:   daj3674   (Member)

Apart from the high quality booklet always seen with BYU releases are there any additional cues on the CD that don't appear on the Intrada edition.

 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Apart from the high quality booklet always seen with BYU releases are there any additional cues on the CD that don't appear on the Intrada edition.

There are three differences between the BYU and the previous release. The previous release featured a demo recording with studio voices singing "Rhyme Around". This release features the film cast. The previous release featured an errant extra cue - placed at the point of Bucky and Whit's second fight - that was actually a pick-up recording of part of the fur trapping sequence. In the film, music from after the first fight sequence was tracked in. Steiner, in fact, had scored no music for during or after the second fight. This CD does not include the repeat of either. This CD features a demo recording of Steiner's song "Angel".

The editing is also more in line with Chelsea Rialto Studios' policy of sustained ambience (we don't drop to dead track for 3-4 seconds between cues) and fully chronological placement of all score and source cues.

 Posted:   Nov 6, 2013 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

That kind of attention to detail and improvement is worth my money alone.

 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I've been listening a few times to my new BYU/SAE version that arrived yesterday.
For those (like me) who already have the earlier Intrada version, there is a clear difference in sound quality. The BYU/SAE has a more liquid, smoother sound. This is noticeable throughout, but especially in the brass passages. The Intrada is presented at higher levels and is grainier in comparison. Of course, the Intrada has also received plenty of praise for its sound, so I'm talking of a particularly high level of quality from the BYU/SAE.
I prefer the sound of the latest version. Only slight negative is a little dropout in track 1 (around 1'32") that wouldn't be an issue worth reporting if it wasn't for the fact it's absent on the Intrada.
The graphic presentation is outstanding, and is well up to the usual visual standards of this label (even if the proof-reader passed some typos here and there (cam's instead of Cam's and form instead of from, for example).
For me, the new BYU/SAE is definitely the more natural and "lovelier" presentation, making it the version I'd recommend.

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