THE 13th WARRIOR - Complete with alternates (like the film version of the final battle)
Yeah, there's not a whole lot unreleased from this one (about 15-20 minutes), and they aren't exactly standout highlight cues, but it *is* all really good stuff so this one only just barely missed being included on my top 5 requests. And I'll add that, even moreso than Air Force One, I really hope Varese would decide to include the rejected score for this, by Graeme Revell. I'm not a big Revell fan at all, but this is one of his most creative, interesting, and engaging works and it really deserved to be released officially in great sound quality.
never been released before in any format but hail from Universal Studios - so Varese Sarabande seems to be the most likely label to release them: 4) THRILLER (TV) 5) THE DON IS DEAD
Actually, Intrada in particular has been regularly putting out many Universal titles in recent years, I think moreso than Varese. (LLL has done some as well, though much fewer.) Psycho II is one example.
Varese did that run of Goldsmith Universal scores for a while though (ie. Freud, Lonely Are the Brave, List of Adrian Messenger, The Red Pony) so I understand where you're coming from. But I don't think there's any reason why they would have exclusive ability to put out those two titles.
Leviathan Mom and Dad Save the World Small Soldiers L.A. Confidential The Flints
Yeah, I know that's six, but come on; they're the Flints; you can't have one without the other (at least I can't)
Hehe...yeah I was tempted to cheat with them too! I really, really want them...just not quite as much as The Other...or a remastered Planet of the Apes, to be honest (it's just that important of a score).
I actually think the first Flint score is far superior to the sequel (that Zowie face theme is a little annoying and there's a lot less of the great main theme). But I'd want to have them both, for sure. If Varese is willing to save us $10 and release them together, it would take a two-disc set for them in complete form. But I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they split them up into two separate Deluxe Editions.
With Goldsmith, I check out circa 1980, so from your list:
Our Man Flint (1966) In Like Flint (1967) I wish these had been properly mixed to begin with, but now that the (generally superior) album versions are on CD, I'm not sure if I would buy either or both for a third time.
Planet of the Apes (1968) WOULD LOVE A DEFINITIVE VERSION!
The Mephisto Waltz (1971) Never heard it. What's it like?
A definitive edition of "Freud" which should have the scoring where Freud hypnotizes his patient which was tracked in "Alien" (the one on the Deluxe Edition is an alternate take) and other short cues, plus the electronic music composed by Gino Marinuzzi which was performed by Henk Bedings.
I'd like a definitive Freud with that alternate (wasn't there supposed to be an alternate cue on the LP that wasn't on the Varese CD also?) as well as the few bits of unreleased music, but think it's extremely unlikely to happen from Varese (and luckily it's not a title they control in perpetuity). Intrada might be a possibility eventually.
Onya, in response to your post:
About the Flint scores, I've heard the Twilight Time isolated score tracks and there is a LOT of great fun -- and varied -- 60s scoring beyond what was included on either the original LP recordings or Varese's truncated 90s release (both of those sources featured only about half of each score, though it wasn't all overlap between themselves). Trust me, if DEs come out you should get them.
The Mephisto Waltz is one of Jerry's most modern scores. If you don't run screaming from PotA you might like it, but it's a bit of an acquired taste. I think it's a masterpiece and would absolutely buy it if reissued in better sound quality with any alternates.
The Omen is one I listed which *may* not be controlled in perpetuity by Varese (it's unclear whether their earlier DE gave them permanent dibs). There is actually a good deal of music still missing however, as evidenced by the legal isolated score track.
The Other is AMAZING. An absolutely gorgeous Goldsmith score, which he wrote for the director of To Kill a Mockingbird, Robert Mulligan. Well to be more accurate, at times it is beautiful and timeless and innocent like TKaM, at other times it is dark and creepy. It was only released as a truncated 22 minute single track suite as a "bonus" on Varese's release of Mephisto Waltz but even that was enough for them to control it forever. Bruce wanted to release the score on Kritzerland but couldn't because of that. Here's hoping they return to it one day for a full Club release. There is an isolated score track on the Twilight Time Blu-ray, but just as for the two Flint films it maintains film edits and leaves out some music which is included on the official Varese CD release.
Strange, you didn't mention Chinatown owned by Varese who deserves to release the original recording. Chinatown is a masterpiece. Amongst your list, two titles interest me strongly: The Mephisto Waltz and The Other.
I'm with you. The Other especially is my most wanted Goldsmith title from Varese. The reason I didn't list Chinatown is because Varese doesn't own it at all. They licensed the LP program for both of their CD issues; it didn't originate with them and presumably once their license lapses another label can tackle it. That's also probably one reason why various label heads from Lalaland to Kritzerland expressed their disappointment about Varese not expanding it when they could. Just as with Perseverance's reissue of Williams's The Witches of Eastwick, that gets in the way of other labels producing a definitive version.