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 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)



• Lost in America (Rubinstein)
(Just a score I enjoy. It will never, ever happen.)



I‘m with you on this one! Lovely melody, typical Rubinstein. Probably a too short scoreto release on its own. But maybe paired with another Albert Brooks comedy?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   Maestro Sartori   (Member)

The Hearse.


You've even got me wanting this release, Peter!


Mine still are in no particular order:

The Three Musketeers - Michael Kamen
Willow - James Horner
JFK - John Williams
Indiana Jones series - John Williams (Concord is disappointing in places)
Star Wars prequels - John Williams

oh there are so many...

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Some people here seem to have only a very rudimentary idea of what constitutes the "holy grail"

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   The Shadow   (Member)

Glad to see some lists that actually include soundtracks written before 1980. And glad to see some love for Don Costa's great score to Madigan.
...


You are not alone indeed.
If MADIGAN is not a holy grail, I don't know what is one!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcPA-Dl0a70&t=76s

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Some people here seem to have only a very rudimentary idea of what constitutes the "holy grail"

I am Magnus Grail ... er ... Greel

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

Some people here seem to have only a very rudimentary idea of what constitutes the "holy grail"

Well yeah, that ONE unique thing, not a list of favorites.

So if I had to drill it down it was the Star Trek Original Series Box set. That one collection I would have sold everything else in my library for.

So yeah, got mine.

But score collectors adapted the phrase to mean "top favorites."

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Fright Night Part II

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Still hoping Intrada can pull one out of the bag with Firefox by Maurice Jarre.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

If I had to pick one--Sinful Davey by John Barry, 1969, fully recorded during one of the best creative streaks in film composition history. This score followed Petulia, Deadfall, and the Lion in Winter and preceded Midnight Cowboy and On Her Majesty's Secret service.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

I love reading about all the people who got to have some if not all of their Holy Grails released. How f**king cool has it been to see this renaissance of awesome once unthinkable releases being put out over the last decade and some years? I still remember the reaction I had when I saw La La Land Records unveil the Lethal Weapon series as one of their Black Friday releases. I still listen to something from that set at least once every month.

I remember my excitement when Intrada did Back to the Future.

I would give those same reactions if any of the Bond scores I mentioned in the original post got the royal treatment. But again, I'm not sure how likely those are to come to fruition now.

I find some of the Holy Grail picks on here really interesting. My choices all have one common denominator: They're all action scores.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

Some people here seem to have only a very rudimentary idea of what constitutes the "holy grail"

It's much more fun to be able to list to a bunch of things because really there was no way to dumb it down to one for me. I do try though to also talk about what has been released and that I am happy for.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   Paul Ettinger   (Member)

Patrick Williams: SSSSSSS
Robert Prince titles: GARGOYLES, SNOW BEAST, SQUIRM etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)


Six Million Dollar Man
The Prince and the Pauper (Disney, Nicholas Pike)
The Hobbit and Return of the King (Rankin Bass version)
Scrooge (1970 musical)

Spider Man (sixties animated music).
Another collection of "lost TV Themes from the 60's, 70's, and 80's like Tee Vee Records used to do.

--jthree

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)

Lord Almighty, greatest of all soundtrack gods, your not-so-humble servant implores you to take pity upon this loathsome wretch and grant fulfillment of the following triumvirate:

Everlasting gratitude is insufficient in demonstrating Your omnipresent generosity, O Holy of Holies.
We mere mortals benefit from Thy wisdom until such time for our souls to depart from corporeal existence towards an eternity at the great Digital Outland in the celestial sky.

Praise Be!

Farewell for now, folks ... it's been gReal.



Amen. See, you have a witness.

--jthree

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

Cruel Intentions
Scrooge (1970)

And I want a proper release of Gladiator!
No dialogue or annoying crossfading tracks. Throw in Hannibal as well wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

The Hearse.


You've even got me wanting this release, Peter!


Mine still are in no particular order:

The Three Musketeers - Michael Kamen
Willow - James Horner
JFK - John Williams
Indiana Jones series - John Williams (Concord is disappointing in places)
Star Wars prequels - John Williams

oh there are so many...


Mr. Sartori has a great list going here.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   rdj252   (Member)

Willow
Three Musketeers (Kamen)
Highlander

Off the top of my head.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 6:43 PM   
 By:   Kristo   (Member)

Richard Rodney Bennett's Yanks

This is probably my top grail. RRB has done some incredible work and I think this is his best and one of the most beautiful scores ever. The love themes are especially stunning. It had a great LP soundtrack back when the film first came out. It contains the majority of the score and is fabulous. Now we just need it on CD!

George Tipton's Golden Girls

For real this is one of my true grails! I just love all of Tipton's tuneful underscore, interludes and tags for this classic sitcom.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

My Top 5

1) Terminal Velocity (Unreleased 35-40mins)
2) Event Horizon (Kamen stuff, as recorded for the film)
3( Dune (30 Mins unreleased from the film and I can imagine there's even more still unheard)
4) Temple of Doom (The Matessino treatment)
5) Supergirl (The Matessino treatment)

Unfortunately I don't expect to see these come to light any time soon as four of them have been confirmed they aren't coming and another is held up in the Disney/Paramount limbo. Alas.

But my grail list used to be Looooooong, so I have many thanks for Varese, LLL, Intrada and BSX for whittling that list down over the years. I may not see another grail list change, but I had a great run till now.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2022 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Some of my personal Holy Grails, maybe not the best scores in the history of soundtracks, but ones that I would really like to have.


1) The Story of a Woman (John Williams)
2.) Horror at 37,000 Feet (Morton Stevens)
3.) S.O.B (Henry Mancini)
4.) Tom Horn (Ernest Gold)
5.) Resurrection (Maurice Jarre)
6.) They Might Be Giants (John Barry / Ken Thorne)
7.) The Night Stalker (Gil Melle)
8.) Start The Revolution without Me (John Addison)
9.) The Man with Two Brains (Joel Goldsmith)
10.) Zeppelin (Roy Budd)

Ford A. Thaxton

 
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