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 Posted:   Sep 20, 2015 - 10:59 PM   
 By:   MutualRevolver   (Member)

In appreciation of Michael Kamen, and since the Goldsmith thread yielded positive results, let's examine how much of the late composer's discography remains to be properly released.

I know I'm missing several OSTs, but I only listed the albums that either I'm personally familiar with, or albums that other fans have described as incomplete; feel free to correct me so I can include OSTs that are missing substantial amounts of music.

Officially released:

The Next Man
The Dead Zone
Brazil (my #1 Kamen grail)
Edge Of Darkness (an isolated score, in mono, also exists)
Highlander
Mona Lisa (the Quartet release was a straight reissue of the LP; there are some extra bits not accounted for, maybe lost)
Rita, Sue, and Bob Too! (LP only includes TWO cues!)
The Raggedy Rawney
Licence To Kill
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
Die Hard 2 (aside from piano overdubs on both "Fight on the Wing" cues, the Club release was pretty much complete)
Nothing But Trouble (only 4 MINUTES released!)
Hudson Hawk (presumably controlled in perp by Varese)
Let Him Have It
Shining Through
Last Action Hero (I predict this will be the next candidate for expansion)
The Three Musketeers
Don Juan DeMarco (although an isolated score also exists)
Circle Of Friends
Mr. Holland's Opus
Die Hard With A Vengeance (the fantastic LLL release is about 98% complete, it's just missing an extra snare drum cue, and the film version of "Bank Invasion")
101 Dalmatians
Event Horizon
From The Earth To The Moon
The Iron Giant
X-Men
Band Of Brothers
Open Range

Unreleased:

Venom (a bad-sounding footwarmer exists)
Angelo My Love
Shanghai Surprise (with George Harrison)
Someone To Watch Over Me
Action Jackson (none of Kamen's material made the soundtrack album, only one cue of Herbie Hancock's material)
For Queen and Country
Dead Bang (with Gary Chang)
Rooftops
Cold Dog Soup
Blue Ice
Splitting Heirs
Wilder Napalm
Stonewall (none of Kamen's material made the soundtrack album)
Remember Me? (with Edward Shearmur)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (with Ray Cooper)
The Avengers (rejected)
Frequency (the DVD contains an isolated score)
Against The Ropes
First Daughter (with Blake Neely; a promo exists)

Scores with lost material:

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (missing a 5-minute cue, source music, and an overlay)
The Last Boy Scout (two cues are lost; an alternate exists on a b**t)

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

HIGHLANDER is the one I'm ( not so patiently!) waiting for. The current option is very poor. Can't believe that this still hasn't appeared.
Be great to get ROBIN HOOD and THE THREE MUSKETEERS as they seemed to suffer from the ' rush the album out and leave the climactic scenes' music off them' syndrome.
Also, INVENTING THE ABBOTS has been released and another great unreleased one is VENOM.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

I'm with you in that I'd really relish an expanded "Brazil". I also keep putting off buying "Don Juan Demarco" because I know that as soon as I do, an expanded version will come out - so I'm hoping I'm proved right on that front eventually.

I remember that sometime last year La-La Land hinted quite strongly that "X-Men" would be coming from them at some point, but they also said that it would be a while before it came out (I think the reason they mentioned was so it wouldn't conflict with "Days of Future Past" merchandising and things like that). Regardless of when it's coming out, I'm looking forward to hearing it - particularly if much of Kamen's original conceptions for the score were recorded and are still extant.

Great thread! Love Kamen's work - from the hysterical "Die Hard" scores to the glorious "Band of Brothers" - and I realize now looking through my collection that I have some serious gaps in my Kamen collection which I'll have to spend some time filling. Thanks for making me revisit his music, too!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 1:13 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Also unreleased :

Angelo My love
Rita, Sue and Bob too
Shangai Surprise (with George Harrison)
For Queen and Country
Rooftops
Cold Dog Soup
Remember Me? (with Edward Shearmur)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 3:52 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I may be the only one but I want his score to Venom to be released.

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   Mr Drive   (Member)

I may be the only one but I want his score to Venom to be released.

No, spook is with you...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

I may be the only one but I want his score to Venom to be released.


I watched that on DVD the the other day; hadn't seen it for years.

The film is laughably bad IMO ("Can you hear me?" "Yes, I can hear you" - type dialogue, repeated throughout) but I do like the music.

It isn't that heavily scored though. And of course the music is used on his Guitar Concerto, which I like very much.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Mink   (Member)

On top of the things already mentioned, there's still some 10-15 minutes missing of DIE HARD and LIFEFORCE, plus his rejected scores for Assassins and The Avengers I think.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

The Next Man is high on my list. Amazing early work with an irish flare.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Melvin Stephens   (Member)

jfallon: 'The Next Man is high on my list. Amazing early work with an irish flare.'

jfallon, thank you...have the lp...have waited years for an expanded cd...love the musical score for Next Man...

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   MutualRevolver   (Member)

OK, made some revisions to the list!

On top of the things already mentioned, there's still some 10-15 minutes missing of DIE HARD and LIFEFORCE, plus his rejected scores for Assassins and The Avengers I think.

I don't know what's missing from Lifeforce, but I was tempted to include the most recent version of Die Hard and even The Last Boy Scout because of missing material, presumably lost. Should I throw them on the list?

MV stated back in February that "Assassins only had a few demos recorded. An actual score was never recorded for the film. Fair Game...we don't know yet."

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

We desperately need Kamen/Clapton's Edge Of Darkness

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)


Wilder Napalm


I'm glad you didn't forget this one. A film easily missed but one of Kamen's best work.

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2015 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   MutualRevolver   (Member)

We desperately need Kamen/Clapton's Edge Of Darkness

That was also released as an isolated score, but I included it on the list.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2015 - 12:21 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

We desperately need Kamen/Clapton's Edge Of Darkness

That was also released as an isolated score, but I included it on the list.


An isolated score is not a release. Those are music stems that need to be remastered. Plus, the CD that did come out is something like 25 minutes and goes for a couple grand last I checked.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2015 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   gregorioumbria   (Member)

Three Musketeers !!! Robin Hood !!!! X-Men !!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2015 - 2:41 AM   
 By:   varrick   (Member)

Shining Through needs expansion too. If I remember correctly there is quite a bit of music missing from the OST.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2015 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   MutualRevolver   (Member)

the CD that did come out is something like 25 minutes and goes for a couple grand last I checked.

Interesting; is the CD in stereo?

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2015 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

the CD that did come out is something like 25 minutes and goes for a couple grand last I checked.

Interesting; is the CD in stereo?


I dunno. Buy it and find out?

http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Darkness-E-P-Cd-Single-Clapton/dp/B001OXOABC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1442941325&sr=8-2&keywords=clapton+edge+of+darkness

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2015 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I would really love X-men, Event Horizon, Last Action Hero and Highlander get expansions. I'd buy other releases (Brazil, Robin Hood, Frequency) as well, but I'm definitely not a Kamen completist.

 
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