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 Posted:   May 2, 2017 - 3:57 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

What I would like the most to be released is the rejected score to What Dreams May Come by Morricone. Any chance of that?

Another Morricone that would be great is The Purple and the Black - released only on LP many years ago.

 
 Posted:   May 2, 2017 - 4:11 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)


I complete score release for the Sea Hawk would interest me also. But since it was re-recorded twice - by Varese and William Stromberg - I would prefer more Steiner releases.


Actually it was re-recorded by Chandos (Rumon Gamba) as well. But I'm sorry to say I have found all the re-recordings lacking in some way, much as I am grateful for them. No one conducted Korngold as well as Korngold himself, in my opinion. (In contrast, I feel William Stromberg is an even better conductor of Herrmann than Herrmann...despite the latter's undeniable talents.)

The Sea Hawk is my favorite Korngold score by far, and the original recording has only been represented by a shoddy incomplete bootleg with very poor sound. It should be complete, and sound as well as FSM's The Sea Wolf and Kings Row did. But if it doesn't similarly excite you because of its relative overexposure on album, let me suggest that there are many other less represented but still fantastic Korngold scores (such as Escape Me Never or Between Two Worlds) that would merit LLL treatment just as much as any more Steiner releases...which at least Chelsea Rialto/SAE/BYU have been continuing to (sporadically) tackle.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   May 2, 2017 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

But if it doesn't similarly excite you because of its relative overexposure on album, let me suggest that there are many other less represented but still fantastic Korngold scores (such as Escape Me Never or Between Two Worlds) that would merit LLL treatment just as much as any more Steiner releases...

MV certainly can´t do much about BETWEEN TWO WORLDS and ESCAPE ME NEVER.
Of BETWEEN TWO WORLDS apparently only those 15 minutes exist in the Korngold estate which have already been released on the Tsunami CD with JUAREZ/PRINCE AND THE PAUPER.
The only other alternative would be to use the "M&E" track which as we have read may still exist at Warner Bros., but is any label willing to do that?
And ESCAPE ME NEVER is another Korngold score where the original tracks are lost. As Joe Caps had already written on this board a few years ago, the 6-minute "Crossing the Dolomites" track of this score on the Rhino double CD is everything that has survived.

 
 
 Posted:   May 2, 2017 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   alintgen   (Member)

The most important critical untapped source of great movie music is the great WB Golden Age scores, and this means up to 1960, which would include scores like The Nun's Story and Helen of Troy. This means Korngold, Waxman, and Steiner, all of whom have numerous unrecorded or drastically truncated masterpieces from this period. They could be released from the original sources (where available) or be reconstructed and rerecorded (obviously an expensive project). In either case, it would require a lot of work and/or expense. Still, these Golden Age scores represent the most valuable source of great film music yet to be released. Why not take the time and resources applied to 5-10 releases like Palm Spring Weekend, and apply them to WB masterpieces from the Golden Age?

 
 Posted:   May 2, 2017 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   WhoDat   (Member)

With the passing of Jonathan Demme yesterday it made me think of Howard Shore's very moody (and beautifully strings/woodwinds-heavy) score to Silence of the Lambs... I've had the original soundtrack CD for over 20 years but would like to know if the good folks at LLL ever considered an expanded/remastered version? smile

We looked into it, but like with Seven Mr Shore's label wanted to do it so we stepped aside. That was a few years ago


I appreciate the info about looking into an expanded Silence of the Lambs... it's great that you make time for everyone's questions here! smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 2, 2017 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   MaLo1989   (Member)


I complete score release for the Sea Hawk would interest me also. But since it was re-recorded twice - by Varese and William Stromberg - I would prefer more Steiner releases.


Actually it was re-recorded by Chandos (Rumon Gamba) as well. But I'm sorry to say I have found all the re-recordings lacking in some way, much as I am grateful for them. No one conducted Korngold as well as Korngold himself, in my opinion. (In contrast, I feel William Stromberg is an even better conductor of Herrmann than Herrmann...despite the latter's undeniable talents.)

The Sea Hawk is my favorite Korngold score by far, and the original recording has only been represented by a shoddy incomplete bootleg with very poor sound. It should be complete, and sound as well as FSM's The Sea Wolf and Kings Row did. But if it doesn't similarly excite you because of its relative overexposure on album, let me suggest that there are many other less represented but still fantastic Korngold scores (such as Escape Me Never or Between Two Worlds) that would merit LLL treatment just as much as any more Steiner releases...which at least Chelsea Rialto/SAE/BYU have been continuing to (sporadically) tackle.

Yavar


I thought the Varujan Kojian recording was pretty decent. The direction was pretty close to the Charles Gerhardt suite. But alas, it was indeed too short. As far as the Stromberg and Gamba recording goes (and the André Previn recording too for that matter), I agree with your statement. The Naxos recording lacks viber and spirit.

I am a Korngold fan, but since - as you write so yourself - The Sea Hawk is over exposed on albums compared to Now Voyager which never got a proper release (besides the wonderful suite by Gerhardt) I prefer a Steiner release over a Korngold one.

 
 
 Posted:   May 2, 2017 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Well, as long as we're blissfully smoking pipe dreams, let me put my proverbial 2 cents in for a legit 2-CD release of Steiner's tracks for HELEN OF TROY!

There have been numerous reports of the availability, or not, of the tracks themselves, plus the detractors claiming that an unmentionable has deflated interest among collectors. Well, I can think of any number of other scores that have had multiple releases, and that hasn't limited anyone's enthusiasm (BLUE MAX, anyone?).

So I live in hope for a legit, grand HELEN OF TROY.

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2017 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   vincent-fernandes   (Member)

Hello MV,

When will I be able to order Braveheart? I was about to order it in March, but it went out of stock and I've been checking like a maniac ever since.

Also, allow me to throw in my pipe dreams: Far and Away, Schindler's List, anything Harry Potter, a better / re-reprint of Hook, Titanic...

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2017 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Hello MV,

When will I be able to order Braveheart? I was about to order it in March, but it went out of stock and I've been checking like a maniac ever since.

Also, allow me to throw in my pipe dreams: Far and Away, Schindler's List, anything Harry Potter, a better / re-reprint of Hook, Titanic...


Probably late June/early July

As for the pipe dream -- we all dare to dream some day!

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2017 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

What I would like the most to be released is the rejected score to What Dreams May Come by Morricone. Any chance of that?

Another Morricone that would be great is The Purple and the Black - released only on LP many years ago.


I would welcome ANY Morricone, especially that unreleased gem.

I actually saw a cut of the film that featured his score. It was pretty awesome

MV

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2017 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Well, as long as we're blissfully smoking pipe dreams, let me put my proverbial 2 cents in for a legit 2-CD release of Steiner's tracks for HELEN OF TROY!

There have been numerous reports of the availability, or not, of the tracks themselves, plus the detractors claiming that an unmentionable has deflated interest among collectors. Well, I can think of any number of other scores that have had multiple releases, and that hasn't limited anyone's enthusiasm (BLUE MAX, anyone?).

So I live in hope for a legit, grand HELEN OF TROY.


I would totally do that one. There have been some discussions, but nothing for the immediate future

MV

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2017 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

So I live in hope for a legit, grand HELEN OF TROY.

I would totally do that one. There have been some discussions, but nothing for the immediate future


Hey, I'd buy it.

Just sayin'…

 
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2017 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I have the two-disc boot of Helen Of Troy, I bought it from a shop before I even knew about bootleg soundtracks (& I think it was before FSM started), I'd be well up for buying a better sounding release, although being fifties Warner it would probably be mono.

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2017 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


Great to see the discussion and interest in a few future Golden Age releases. Westerns like THE HANGING TREE and epics like HELEN OF TROY might have the greatest sales potential.

I'll buy ANY LLL Golden Age CDs, their production values are outstanding!

 
 Posted:   May 4, 2017 - 11:31 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Hello MV,

In the ST:TMP LP thread it was suggested that ST:TMP should be also produced in the 5.1 SACD or Blu ray format.

I would highly champion for A Blu ray release. While the market is rather short on this front but this title would make quite an impact. Maybe a 1000 disc set of the entire 3cd program could be considered. Bruce Botnick's involvement being mandatory since he did some SACD for Goldsmith on Varese.

Would you consider exploring this format for both ST TMP and other titles in the future?

Amer

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2017 - 11:45 PM   
 By:   MarkB   (Member)

I'm with Amer on this one, I'd love to have a hi-res surround sound edition of ST-TMP!

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2017 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Big X   (Member)

MV, you have mentioned in All News LLL thread that there is a backlog of titles. Of interest was reference to some classics, is 'The Diary of Anne Frank' still on the cards? Sorry if this has already been answered.

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2017 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   Avatarded   (Member)

For an entire area of music recorded and mixed with a multichannel presentation in mind from the start, it's a shame there are so few film score releases in 5.1. Considering it's a niche within a niche, it may be a shame but it's not remotely surprising.

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2017 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

MV, you have mentioned in All News LLL thread that there is a backlog of titles. Of interest was reference to some classics, is 'The Diary of Anne Frank' still on the cards? Sorry if this has already been answered.



I too saw that mentioned on the All News LLL thread. On this thread MV has mentioned he had several Golden Age titles in the works. Hopefully MV can give us some encouraging news.

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2017 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   Jörn   (Member)


MV, are you happy with the selling of the STAR TREK:TMP vinyl edition?

Is Intrada planing to do also a 2xLP release of STAR TREK III & IV?

Personaly I would LOVE to have a LP-Set with music of TOS (wich was NOT released by Crescendo before).

But this will stay a dream I assume ;-)?!

 
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