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 Posted:   Dec 23, 2022 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Just 5 years ago, my list would have been vasty different, since in that short time we have gotten gotten Willow, Apollo 13, Jumanji, Titanic, Air Force One, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Harry Potter 1-3, Dracula, and The Matrix from our beloved specialty labels. WOW! What an amazing past 5 years in this hobby we've had!

Or even if I were to make a list 10 years ago, it would have all those plus Starship Troopers, Predator 2, The Abyss, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Lost World, Jurassic Park, E.T., Close Encounters, Jaws, Twister, The Rocketeer, Edward Scissorhands, The Last Starfighter, The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions... wow!

Going back further, old grails of mine used to include Star Trek 1-3, Back To The Future, Predator, Gremlins, Die Hard 3, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Home Alone, Hook, Alien, Aliens...

Our beloved specialty labels literally make dreams come true.

Here's what's left as grails for me, with so many of my childhood grails now on my shelf:

Didn't even get a score album

  • Alcatraz (Tilton and Datzman)
  • ALIAS Season 3 (Giacchino)
  • ALIAS Seasons 4-5 (Tilton)
  • Assassins (Mancina)
  • Batman and Robin (Goldenthal)
  • Earth Star Voyager (Schifrin)
  • King Kong rejected (Shore)
  • THE ORVILLE SEASON 3 (Debney, McNeely, Kaska)
  • The Plainsman (Williams)
  • Romeo and Juliet rejected (Horner)
  • Story of a Woman (Williams)
  • Sugarland Express (Williams)
  • Spider-Man 3 (Young)
  • Undercovers (Datzman)

    Has a score album, would love a complete edition

  • Brainstorm (Horner)
  • The Fifth Element (Serra)
  • The Hobbit (Shore)
  • Indiana Jones 4 (Williams)
  • Last Action Hero (Kamen)
  • License To Kill (Kamen)
  • Lincoln (Williams)
  • LOST (Giacchino)
  • Midnight Run (Elfman)
  • Now You See Me (Tyler)
  • Sneakers (Horner)
  • Star Wars 2-3, 7-9 (Williams)
  • Tintin (Williams)
  • To Die For (Elfman)
  • War Horse (Williams)

    Has some form of expanded release, would love a more definitive/complete edition

  • Batman (Elfman) [all unique tracks from Mondo, LLL, Burton box, and Walker piano demo all in one package]
  • Beetlejuice (Elfman)
  • Casino Royale (Arnold)
  • Dead Presidents (Elfman)
  • Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (Horner)
  • Hook (Williams)
  • Indiana Jones 1-3 (Williams)
  • The Lord of the Rings (Shore)
  • Mars Attacks! (Elfman)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (Elfman)
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure (Elfman)
  • Speed 2: Cruise Control (Mancina)
  • Star Wars 1, 4-6 (Williams)

     Posted:   Dec 23, 2022 - 1:35 PM   
     By:   spook   (Member)

    The Lord of the Rings (Shore) ??!! What could be possibly left to release that isn’t out?

     Posted:   Dec 23, 2022 - 2:10 PM   
     By:   gyorgyL   (Member)

    Raiders of the lost Ark (complete)
    Blade Runner

     Posted:   Dec 23, 2022 - 9:03 PM   
     By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

    Star Wars 1-6
    The Godfather Part II
    The Godfather Part III
    Goldeneye (plus various Bonds)
    The Story of a Woman (unlikely)
    Sugarland Express (unlikely)

     Posted:   Dec 26, 2022 - 12:45 PM   
     By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

    The Lord of the Rings (Shore) ??!! What could be possibly left to release that isn’t out?

    Well, the "Complete Recordings" sets only contain 1 version of every cue from the start of their films to the end with no bonus tracks at all, and these are scores for which Howard Shore wrote multiple versions of cues for many scenes, sometimes using completely different themes, etc.

    Some of these alternate compositions appeared on the CD that came with Doug's book, some on the original soundtrack albums, some are partially heard in DVD menus, some heard behind dialogue & sound effects within the original theatrical versions of the films or bonus features/documentaries, while plenty more remain in the vault, unheard by anyone outside of those who worked on the film for some 20 years now.

    On top of all that, the Fellowship set is actually drawn from the extended editions cut's music stem, rather than going back to the original unedited recordings. So this means that if for the final film Peter Jackson had sections of cues dialed out or replaced by music tracked in from a different cue, many of those editorial changes are in-tact on the Complete Recordings release. (The Two Towers and Return of the Kings sets do not have this issue, only Fellowship's Complete Recordings set does.)

    In short, these scores more than deserve the same "modern specialty label" treatment by a producer like Mike Matessino or Neil Bulk who would make definitive main programs of all the film versions followed by lengthy bonus track sections of all the recorded alternates.

    I hope that explains their appearance on my grail list.

     Posted:   Dec 26, 2022 - 1:08 PM   
     By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

    Not a ton left that I'd consider grails per se, but off the top of my head:

    Night of the Hunter - Walter Schumann - "Holy" being the operative word since sadly I fear it will take divine intervention for this one
    To Kill a Mockingbird (film tracks) - Elmer Bernstein
    Story of a Woman - John Williams
    The Hunting Party - Riz Ortolani
    The NeverEnding Story (bells and whistles with both scores and film versions) - Doldinger/Moroder
    Gymkata - Alfi Kabiljo
    At Close Range - Patrick Leonard
    American Anthem - Alan Silvestri
    Spartan - Mark Isham
    Spider-Man 3 - Chris Young

     Posted:   Dec 26, 2022 - 1:50 PM   
     By:   flavusko881   (Member)

    Blade Runner
    FearlessVampire Killers
    Godfather Part II and III

     Posted:   May 29, 2023 - 4:16 PM   
     By:   WillemAfo   (Member)

    bumped for Thor

     Posted:   May 29, 2023 - 6:58 PM   
     By:   Lattanzi   (Member)

    The Satan Bug - Considering the complete film recording is lost then it would be nice if a re-recording was to take place.
    Danger: Diabolik - Definitely not going to see the original recording surface, and the attempt at a "re-recording" was really lackluster.
    Our Man Flint/In Like Flint - These are much more likely. Though I wonder about the state of some of the cues. On the isolated score track for at least In Like Flint, certain pieces emphasize the percussion and rhythm rather than the whole orchestra, I wonder if this was a matter of the whole tracks being lost?

     Posted:   May 29, 2023 - 11:37 PM   
     By:   darthflintstone   (Member)

    There are still quite a few for me.
    Sugarland Express by John Williams
    Pursuit by Jerry Goldsmith
    The Dresser by James Horner
    Volunteers by James Horner
    Willa by John Barry
    Eleanor and Franklin by John Barry
    Lonesome Dove (Complete) by Basil Poledouris
    Grumpy Old Men by Alan Silvestri
    My Girl By James Newton Howard
    Father's Day by James Newton Howard
    Everybody's All-American by James Newton Howard
    Gulag by Elmer Bernstein
    Leonard Part 6 by Elmer Bernstein
    See Spot Run by John Debney
    Carpool by John Debney
    Houseguest by John Debney
    Hennessy by John Scott
    Deadly Voyage by John Scott
    Greystoke (Complete) by John Scott
    Harem by John Scott
    Black Rainbow by John Scott
    Painkiller Jane by Brian Tyler
    Simple Wish by Bruce Broughton
    Krippendorf's Tribe by Bruce Broughton
    Sweet Liberty by Bruce Broughton
    Muppets Wizard Of Oz by Michael Giacchino
    Shanghai Surprise by Michael Kamen
    Nothing But Trouble by Michael Kamen
    Highlander (Complete) by Michael Kamen
    Merlin (Complete) by Trevor Jones
    Freejack by Trevor Jones
    Bridget Jones Diaries by Patrick Doyle
    Fantasy Island by Laurence Rosenthal
    Satan's School For Girls by Laurence Rosenthal
    Trick or Treat by Christopher Young
    Torment by Christopher Young
    Guilty As Sin by Howard Shore
    Leap Of Faith by Cliff Eidelman
    My Girl 2 by Cliff Eidelman
    Undercover Blues by David Newman
    Mulan II (Complete) by Joel McNeely
    Soldier (Complete) by Joel McNeely
    Supercop by Joel McNeely
    Splash Too by Joel McNeely
    Billy Madison by Randy Edelman
    Texas Chainsaw by John Frizzell
    Wizards and Warriors by Lee Holdridge
    Tales From the Crypt Demon Knight by Edward Shearmur
    Derailed (Complete) by Edward Shearmur
    It Could Happen To You by Carter Burwell
    Fear by Carter Burwell
    Joe's Apartment by Carter Burwell
    The Ruins by Graeme Revell
    Tie That Binds by Graeme Revell
    Crush by Graeme Revell
    Maid To Order by Georges Delerue
    Sword Of Gideon by Georges Delerue
    The Watchers by Joel Goldsmith
    Infurno by Joel Goldsmith
    Rock-A-Doodle (Complete Score) by Robert Folk
    Theodore Rex by Robert Folk
    Wicked Stepmother by Robert Folk
    Black Marble by Maurice Jarre
    Firefox by Maurice Jarre
    Lake Placid the Final Chapter by Frederik Wiedmann
    Egypt's Golden Empire by Debbie Wiseman
    Horror Show by Harry Manfredini
    Lost Boys 2 by Bear McCreary
    Inhumans by Bear McCreary
    Steel Dawn by Brian May
    Corsican Brothers by John Morris
    All Star Superman by Christopher Drake

    Just to name a few

     Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 12:59 AM   
     By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

    Just to name a few

    I had to stop for lunch, when I was reading all them. smile

     Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 6:53 AM   
     By:   Solium   (Member)

    Just to name a few

    I had to stop for lunch, when I was reading all them. smile

    Who composed "There are still quite a few for me"?

     Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 6:57 AM   
     By:   darthflintstone   (Member)

    I had to stop for dinner while writing my list

     Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 7:03 AM   
     By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

    Who composed "There are still quite a few for me"?

    The on screen credit just said supervision by Joseph Gershenson. So probably stock music.

     Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 7:22 AM   
     By:   Solium   (Member)

    I had to stop for dinner while writing my list

    Good list, the animated scores are a big priority for me.

     Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 12:47 PM   
     By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

    70s > (Unreleased)

    Julius Caesar (M.J. Lewis)
    Willard (North)
    The Legend of Hell House (Derbyshire)
    The Ultimate Warrior (Mellé)
    Prime Cut (Shifrin)
    Chosen Survivors (Karlin)
    Day of the Animals (Shifrin)
    Starship Invasions (Mellé)
    The Manitou (Shifrin)
    The Dark (Kellaway)
    The Watcher in the Woods (Myers)
    Resurrection (Jarre)
    Firefox (Jarre)
    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Boddicker)
    Solarbabies (Jarre)
    Vampire's Kiss (Towns)
    What Dreams May Come (Morricone)
    Maniac Cop III (J. Goldsmith)
    King Kong (Shore)
    Spider-Man 3 (Young)

    It's a partial list, of course.

     Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 1:40 PM   
     By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

    A second volume of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, even if I'm truly grateful for the beautiful set produced by LaLaLand.

    Yeah TBH this is pretty much it for me. If and when this ever happens, I will have gotten anything that I would consider a "Holy Grail" release.

    Everything else falls under "yeah wow I'd love that."

     Posted:   Jun 9, 2023 - 5:04 AM   
     By:   Omni   (Member)

    I forgot to add Down Periscope by Randy Edelman. Just saw the movie for free on Youtube. smile

     Posted:   Jun 16, 2023 - 2:00 AM   
     By:   steffromuk   (Member)

    I so badly want an expanded score of H.G. Williams' Sinbad: Legend of the seventh seas

    LLL, VARESE, INTRADA, pleeaase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     Posted:   Jun 16, 2023 - 10:35 AM   
     By:   Superman1701   (Member)

    The Real Ghostbusters - Shuki Levy

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