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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2019 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

My last selection is the very underrated 1971 album Rock Requiem.

I say underrated because it's not talked about much--some wise folks on these threads have praised it--and Schifrim himself has never re-visited this material. Also, in Stuart Nicholson's excellent book Jazz-Rock: A History Nicholson derided the album--in a footnote! And when I first heard it as a cocky teenager when it came out I was disappointed because it lacked the orchestral wonders or super-cool of his film scores, and I felt it didn't match up to his own Jazz Suite on the Mass Texts.




Yikes, I really couldn't stand 'Rock Requiem' ...either many years ago, or more recently when I revisited it as part of the Universal France box set. Ah well.

I remember the comment in Stuart Nicholson's book vaguely - something about the whole project being recalled with a shudder by the musicians who took part in it. Or something like that.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2019 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

Just to add, I've enjoyed reading your posts and your choices smile

 
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