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 Posted:   Aug 19, 2015 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Carmen Dragon... is that a real name??


No. It is a character from GAME OF THRONES
brm

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2015 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

in the film, there's the song which lures Miles and Becky out of the tunnel.
Then a foreboding cue as Miles hurrys back to Becky.
Then the revelation/tragedy cue - I assume "No! Never!"

Does the foreboding cue start in "No! Never!" or was it used earlier in the CD and omitted to avoid repetition?


good question. It's not on the CD, so apparently an unidentified library track.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2015 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Maybe it's a small edit from a larger cue on the CD?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2015 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

it's not on the CD, from what I can hear. I wasnt referring to the tracklist.
Would be nice to find the library cues, recreate the pod truck cue, and make a "film version" OST.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2015 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Have you contacted the Carmen Dragon website about that track? His wife sang it so I would think the recording would be someplace, even though it wasn't on the filmscore master.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2015 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Have you contacted the Carmen Dragon website about that track? His wife sang it so I would think the recording would be someplace, even though it wasn't on the filmscore master.

I'm assuming if they were aware of having the cue, they would have included it, so no point in contacting them.
The other option is to search their site, but not all the tracks have sound samples. It would be worth checking if we knew they hadnt checked for it already - I suppose that might be something to ask them.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2015 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

Maybe they didn't realize how many of us OCD fans would want the truck radio cue....wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2015 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

maybe it doesnt show to others, but even my OCD is getting old and grey

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2015 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Maybe they didn't realize how many of us OCD fans would want the truck radio cue....wink

Yes, the OCD nature of the fandom here has always been a well kept secret.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2015 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I'm really surprised that there hasn't been more reaction to this historic release. I've been listening to it since it arrived a few days ago, and I must admit it's more a "difficult" listen than I thought it would be, so my thoughts are still kind of unformed regarding the issue. That sounds almost like a pathetic joke, but it isn't.

I'll sleep on it and maybe feel more enlightened tomorrow, and be able to post a few comments. There's loads of stuff swimming around in my head about this score, but I can't pin anything down right now which would make sense. It hasn't quite blown my socks off in the way I thought it would, not yet. I'm trying to figure out why.

Will post again tomorrow, when all my worries have disappeared (tee hee, etc).

P.S.- Despite my attempts at humour, I really am surprised at the lack of response to this CD. I wonder if there are more people like me who haven't quite formed an opinion yet, and that's what's preventing further discussion...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2015 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I think this is a wonderful score, right from those first moments of brassy shock chords in the main title. I love the way the mystery and tension builds throughout the score. Many cues are much more complex and "modern" than most 1950s sci-fi scores, sometimes reminiscent of something you might hear from composers like Leonard Bernstein or especially Paul Creston.

I really like that sinister piano motif that turns up in several cuts (such as "Where Are?" and "No More Tears"). Dragon really pours on the horror when needed, such as the "in-your-face" musical assault of "Tell Me Who?" or parts of "No! Never!")

The love theme is a bit sappy, but certainly no more so than other sci-fi films of the period, or even movies in general from that time. This actually works in its favor in "No! Never!" because Dragon is able to offer a contrasting version by stripping it of its happiness and turning it into a lament when Miles finds that Becky has been turned into a pod person.

I like this score more every time I hear it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2015 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

I'm really surprised that there hasn't been more reaction to this historic release. I've been listening to it since it arrived a few days ago, and I must admit it's more a "difficult" listen than I thought it would be, so my thoughts are still kind of unformed regarding the issue. That sounds almost like a pathetic joke, but it isn't.

I'll sleep on it and maybe feel more enlightened tomorrow, and be able to post a few comments. There's loads of stuff swimming around in my head about this score, but I can't pin anything down right now which would make sense. It hasn't quite blown my socks off in the way I thought it would, not yet. I'm trying to figure out why.

Will post again tomorrow, when all my worries have disappeared (tee hee, etc).

P.S.- Despite my attempts at humour, I really am surprised at the lack of response to this CD. I wonder if there are more people like me who haven't quite formed an opinion yet, and that's what's preventing further discussion...


Honestly there is little response because only a few hundred folks bought it.

frown

MV

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2015 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Mark Hamill Tweeted about it and had pleasant things to say:

Mark Hamill @HamillHimself · Aug 25

Just got the fab Invasion of the Body Snatchers soundtrack!- if you love esoteric TV/movie music nobody beats @LaLaLandRecords Seriously.


I have never seen the film, and I'm not familiar with the score. Sorry to hear that it isn't selling well. Maybe an offer a few bucks off with the purchase of an October release, and some more folks will pick it up. smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2015 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

I'm really surprised that there hasn't been more reaction to this historic release. I've been listening to it since it arrived a few days ago, and I must admit it's more a "difficult" listen than I thought it would be, so my thoughts are still kind of unformed regarding the issue. That sounds almost like a pathetic joke, but it isn't.

I'll sleep on it and maybe feel more enlightened tomorrow, and be able to post a few comments. There's loads of stuff swimming around in my head about this score, but I can't pin anything down right now which would make sense. It hasn't quite blown my socks off in the way I thought it would, not yet. I'm trying to figure out why.

Will post again tomorrow, when all my worries have disappeared (tee hee, etc).

P.S.- Despite my attempts at humour, I really am surprised at the lack of response to this CD. I wonder if there are more people like me who haven't quite formed an opinion yet, and that's what's preventing further discussion...


Honestly there is little response because only a few hundred folks bought it.

frown

MV



Count another one in a couple of days, MV!

This is one of the most important releases of the year.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2015 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

This is one of the most important releases of the year.

Maybe the movie title is scaring off people who think it's dated schlock (whether they've seen it or not). Someone more articulate could start a new thread with a provocative title like "MOST INNOVATIVE SCORE IN 50 YEARS" and explain why it's important (based on the insert notes or whatever).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2015 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   rjc   (Member)

Honestly there is little response because only a few hundred folks bought it.

frown

MV


That's unfortunate, as it's an incredible release. I'm sure unfamiliarity is one reason for low sales, maybe as much for the composer as the title. If it was Ròzsa or Herrmann...maybe more impulse buys would've resulted.

INVASION is a Golden Age title; are Golden Age fans passing on this, too?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2015 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

Oh come on! This is an absolutely GREAT 1950s score! I don't understand why more people have not grabbed this one!
Surely, anyone who knows this score already ordered it. Perhaps La La Land should post more clips to entice people. Really, this is a great, and really overlooked 1950s score. I am SO sorry that more people have not purchased this release or replied to this post.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2015 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Honestly there is little response because only a few hundred folks bought it.

frown

MV


That's unfortunate, as it's an incredible release. I'm sure unfamiliarity is one reason for low sales, maybe as much for the composer as the title. If it was Ròzsa or Herrmann...maybe more impulse buys would've resulted.

INVASION is a Golden Age title; are Golden Age fans passing on this, too?




I bought it and I'm very happy with it. I know a few other people who bought it too. It's a great CD and I'm enjoying it. I hope sales will pick up over time. I appreciate it MV! smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2015 - 8:59 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

I'm not much for Golden Age, but I like Golden Age Horror, and this is solid gold Golden Age Horror to a stone cold classic of the sci-fi/horror genre.
You had me at Carmen Dragon, and the music is awesome.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Honestly there is little response because only a few hundred folks bought it.

frown

MV


What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?



This score is fantastic. So stoked to finally be able to listen to it apart from the film. Fools betta reckanize.

 
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