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 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Not much left for Levay-fans, so "Airwolf" next please (at least the score for the pilot movie).

Believe me, lots of Levay left...

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Not much left for Levay-fans, so "Airwolf" next please (at least the score for the pilot movie).

I thought the AirWolf masters were destroyed in the Universal fire???


That would be new for me. (Do you have a source btw. ?) I know, a lot of masters from Rock & Pop musicians are gone ("Lynyrd Skynyrd", "Steppenwolf", "Supertramp") and soundtrack masters from Frank Skinner e. g., but "Airwolf" was never mentioned afaik. But it could be possible, because nobody really knows or wants to know, says or wants to say, what has been destroyed. I remember, John Petersen said in an interview, that he was told, that his scores for "Miami Vice" had been destroyed. But later someone said that's not true. Some facts would be very nice.


I'm sure John Petersen would like to know about that person saying it's not true...

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Wonder if Navy Seals is any different than the Intrada version?

I guess we will find out tomorrow.


I'm curious as well! I've had the Intrada edition since it was released and definitely enjoy its synth/orchestra hybrid action stylings.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Liner notes writer Jeff Bond had some cool stuff to share about these two new releases, on Facebook:

”Okay, this was fun. Several years ago I wrote liner notes for Oliver Nelson’s tremendous score for the oddball missing link movie Skullduggery. This is a real find in great sound from an incredibly underrated and underrepresented composer. Skullduggery sat around for several years until LLL positioned it as the back end of a double album, so now we get another terrific score for a grim little western with Richard Widmark, Death of a Gunfighter. Bonus: Oliver Nelson is best known for working himself to death writing music for The Six Million Dollar Man, and you actually get some Six Million Dollar Man music here as Nelson reused some of his main title music as the opening to one SMDM episode.

I also had the pleasure of talking to Sylvester Levay, one of the major 80s synth score composers and the artist behind the 70s hit “Fly, Robin Fly” about his score for the ridiculous but refreshingly analog action thriller Navy Seals—music that made Jim Abrams laugh so much he hired Levay to score his takeoff of military action films Hot Shots! Thanks to Michael V. Gerhard and Mike Matessino for these wonderful gigs.”

Yavar


Yes, Levay said that in my interview:

https://my-blog-of-interviews.webnode.page/sylvester-levay3/

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Wonder if Navy Seals is any different than the Intrada version?

I guess we will find out tomorrow.


I'm curious as well! I've had the Intrada edition since it was released and definitely enjoy its synth/orchestra hybrid action stylings.


In the Intrada release thread there was some complain about one or two tracks being repeated and apparently one of them in the place of a different track from the movie. Maybe this will be changed in this new edition. Not familiar with the movie to know if there was music missing. Let’s wait for the PR tomorrow.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   panavision   (Member)

Not much left for Levay-fans, so "Airwolf" next please (at least the score for the pilot movie).

I thought the AirWolf masters were destroyed in the Universal fire???


That would be new for me. (Do you have a source btw. ?) I know, a lot of masters from Rock & Pop musicians are gone ("Lynyrd Skynyrd", "Steppenwolf", "Supertramp") and soundtrack masters from Frank Skinner e. g., but "Airwolf" was never mentioned afaik. But it could be possible, because nobody really knows or wants to know, says or wants to say, what has been destroyed. I remember, John Petersen said in an interview, that he was told, that his scores for "Miami Vice" had been destroyed. But later someone said that's not true. Some facts would be very nice.


I remember someone telling me, but it was a long time ago and that person was wrong going by the LLL comment.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Here's Fish Man's suite from SKULLDUGGERY...

https://youtu.be/Fg2QEKgiP3M


That just sold me on the Nelson album.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Jeff Bond just confirmed Navy Seals will include additional music not on the Intrada CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Here's Fish Man's suite from SKULLDUGGERY...

https://youtu.be/Fg2QEKgiP3M


That just sold me on the Nelson album.


No TROG, no sale.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Oliver Nelson fans: If you want to really treat yourself, check out his sublime jazz classic album Blues and the Abstract Truth. Recorded in 1961, it featured Bill Evans, Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Roy Haynes, and Paul Chambers.

"Stolen Moments" is a bona-fide jazz standard. It was even a favorite of Frank Zappa, who performed and recorded the tune with his last (1988) touring band. Nelson's compositions and arrangements exceptional--I love the horn textures, blending the trumpet with alto, tenor, and baritone saxes.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Captain_Kaos   (Member)

Not much left for Levay-fans, so "Airwolf" next please (at least the score for the pilot movie).

I thought the AirWolf masters were destroyed in the Universal fire???


That would be new for me. (Do you have a source btw. ?) I know, a lot of masters from Rock & Pop musicians are gone ("Lynyrd Skynyrd", "Steppenwolf", "Supertramp") and soundtrack masters from Frank Skinner e. g., but "Airwolf" was never mentioned afaik. But it could be possible, because nobody really knows or wants to know, says or wants to say, what has been destroyed. I remember, John Petersen said in an interview, that he was told, that his scores for "Miami Vice" had been destroyed. But later someone said that's not true. Some facts would be very nice.


I remember someone telling me, but it was a long time ago and that person was wrong going by the LLL comment.


Maybe, but LLL isn't right everytime.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)

For those in the know, how would you contrast Nielson's work on this album, with his work on the Six Million Dollar Man? Just curious.

===jthree

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)

Not much left for Levay-fans, so "Airwolf" next please (at least the score for the pilot movie).

I thought the AirWolf masters were destroyed in the Universal fire???


FFS stop with the Universal fire nonsense!

MV


What does FFS stand for?

==jthree

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2024 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Not much left for Levay-fans, so "Airwolf" next please (at least the score for the pilot movie).

I thought the AirWolf masters were destroyed in the Universal fire???


FFS stop with the Universal fire nonsense!

MV


What does FFS stand for?

==jthree


For Fish Sake?

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2024 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

La-La Land Records and MGM proudly present the re-issue of acclaimed composer Sylvester Levay’s (COBRA, HOT SHOTS!, STONE COLD) original motion picture score for the 1990 big-screen ensemble actioner NAVY SEALS, starring Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton, and directed by Lewis Teague.

A notable ‘90’s action score, Sylvester Levay’s NAVY SEALS unleashes the composer’s inventive, unique and strikingly effective meld of live orchestra and synthesizer, resulting in a work that is thematically charged, robust and brassy, while also teaming with exciting electronic rhythms and textures.

This release uses the previous stereo Intrada album for its main score presentation, resequenced into chronological order and with a re-creation of the end titles. The additional bonus mono cues are sourced from a mono 1/4" tape provided by MGM.

Produced by Neil S. Bulk and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this limited edition CD release of 1000 units features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by author Jeff Bond, featuring new interview comments from the composer and art direction by Dan Goldwasser.

SCORE PRESENTATION 52:45
1. Main Title – Navy SEALs 3:10
2. The First Mission 2:00
3. Search Team 4:52
4. The Missiles 0:21
5. Freighter Raid 6:14
6. Never Talk About Mom 0:56
7. Training Camp 1:40
8. High Jumpers 5:22
9. Into Town 4:49
10. Graham’s Dead 1:21
11. Funeral 2:00
12. The Flag 2:17
13. Going To Beirut 4:53
14. God Is Dead 0:55
15. Sneak To The Building / Planting The Dynamite 3:16
16. Da Auto Part I 1:19
17. Da Auto Part II 1:23
18. Back To The Sub 2:01
19. To The Rescue 1:11
20. End Title – Navy SEALs 2:14

ADDITIONAL MUSIC 8:24
21. Tears Of Rage (SOURCE) 1:03
22. Main Title (MONO, FILM VERSION) 3:17
23. You’re Welcome (MONO) 0:41
24. Saving Curran (MONO) 0:25
25. Da Auto Part I (MONO, EXTENDED VERSION) 1:29
26. Underwater Fight (MONO) 1:18

TOTAL ALBUM TIME 61:15

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2024 - 1:59 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

La-La Land Records and Universal Studios proudly present the nineteenth title within the acclaimed Universal Pictures Film Music Classics Collection – DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER, with music by the distinguished jazz player and arranger Oliver Nelson (IRONSIDE, THE NAME OF THE GAME, THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN). Available for the first time in any format, acclaimed composer Oliver Nelson’s brilliant original motion picture score for 1969’s big-screen western DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER, paired on this release with his jungle-adventure score for 1970’s SKULLDUGGERY, marks the world-premiere release of this music in this limited edition CD presentation.

Considered one of the most distinct and underrated composers of the late ’60s and early ’70s, Oliver Nelson tragically passed away of a heart-attack in 1975 at the young age of 43, sadly cutting the African-American maestro’s fast-growing canon of work short. From his lean, elegiac and blues-tinged work on DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER to his rousing and rhythmically charged score for SKULLDUGGERY, this release vividly demonstrates Nelson’s incredible talents and versatility. Also featured here is the song from DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER, “Sweet Apple Wine,” performed by one of the film’s stars, the great Lena Horne.

Produced, mixed, edited and mastered by Mike Matessino from stereo vault elements, this special limited edition of 1500 units features exclusive liner notes written by author Jeff Bond and sharp art direction by Dan Goldwasser.

DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER
1. Sweet Apple Wine 1:11 Performed by Lena Horne
2. Emblem 0:26
3. Main Title (‘Death Of A Gunfighter’) 1:14
4. Claire / Cottonwood Spring / Good Night Marshal 3:12
5. Dark Stable 1:22
6. Claire Asleep 1:04
7. Poor Luke 1:02
8. Fish Pond / Get Up Pa 2:22
9. Father And Son 1:53
10. Cool Off 3:30
11. Grim Walk / Oxley And Rifle 2:28
12. Damn It Andy / Confused Patch / Goodbye Frank 4:13
13. Wedding Day 2:37
14. Will Gets His 2:33
15. Light Gun Battle 1:24
16. Last Walk 1:25
17. End Title (‘Death Of A Gunfighter’) 1:12
18. Sweet Apple Wine (Long Version) 2:21 Performed by Lena Horne
Total Time: 35:43


SKULLDUGGERY
19. Main Title (‘Skullduggery’) 4:02
20. Tool Shed / Smash The Bottle 2:19
21. Paddlers 0:43
22. Boat Trip 2:27
23. The Trip Continues 3:03
24. Sack Time 1:18
25. Rain Forest 2:25
26. Let’s Get Out 1:24
27. Him Lost 1:20
28. Come In / Hidden Valley 1:22
29. Salty Bones 1:55
30. Don’t Keep Your Fossils Waiting 0:51
31. Enter Tropis 1:09
32. Rover Or Sport 1:53
33. How About A Kiss 1:16
34. Trek Back 0:50
35. Mining Operation 1:10
36. Bare Midriff / Morris Minor 1:19
37. Missing Link Murder / Head Lines 0:39
38. He Was Born Dead 2:49
39. Topazia’s Rag Doll 1:13
40. End Title (‘Skullduggery’) 1:34
Total Time: 37:30

Total Album Time: 73:20

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2024 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Yes...didn`t expect such a long score for SKULLDUGGERY!
Great...

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2024 - 2:41 AM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

Yes...didn`t expect such a long score for SKULLDUGGERY!
Great...


Same. Surprised and delighted.

I finally saw this after Kino (reluctantly) released their Bd a couple years back and one of the main takeaways I had was the score was one of, if not the, best parts (and I did enjoy the movie). I was hoping then that a CD had been released at some point. No such luck- until now!

LLL is KILLING it this year!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2024 - 3:14 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

For those in the know, how would you contrast Nielson's work on this album, with his work on the Six Million Dollar Man? Just curious.

===jthree

I'd say that much of it is in a similar-ish vein, jthree. Did you listen to Fish Man's suite, FFS?

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2024 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Here's Fish Man's suite from SKULLDUGGERY...

https://youtu.be/Fg2QEKgiP3M


That just sold me on the Nelson album.


Same here!

 
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