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 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   VeronicaMars   (Member)

Was the 11th (12th, 13th) hour cancellation of the Music Box release due to the same version being offered within that 18CD collection?

Nope. This was a year before the Morricone set came out. There was a dispute involving the song which was not cleared then Music Box was forced to withdraw it soon after pre-orders were taking place. Luckily, I placed an order before the recall/cancellation and got a copy of from Screen Archives as whatever they got they, shipped pre-order wise.

The version that's in the Morricone box has 4 additional tracks not on the Music Box sans the song for legal reasons. If you can get the Morricone box, it's definitely worth it for the Orca and the other things available on it. The oversized Digibook is the flaw to this set sadly. Decca should've done individual cases, double disc slimlines or clamshells because it is a little hard to get the discs out. Still worth the it though.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Lerouge from Universal France on the production of the new Orca soundtrack:

We unfortunately located only the LP master-tape in the Universal vaults. I have often wondered whether the Maestro really supervised the sequencing of this album himself. How could anyone possibly imagine leaving out the opening title, a sublime elegy? Or keeping the anecdotal source music Un ballo in casa? After some
long technical research in the De Laurentiis archives, I unearthed a small ¼ inch reel, including three unreleased cues... among which was the famous overture. Yes, sadly, it was a mono mix, but it still gave these tracks an existence. It took 42 years to get this Holy Grail on disc! This is the kind of miracle that you can hardly believe in.
Listening to it in the studio for the first time without any sound effects in the background… it almost brought tears to my eyes. In contrast, there was no question over integrating the song We are one. Not that the Maestro ever objected to a sung version of the main theme, but this one had been roughly put together without his blessing, and with just the voice of Carol Connors laid on top of an existing instrumental version. It should have had a genuine arrangement by Morricone, written specifically for the vocal range and key of this singer. We have to see the bright side of things however: 25 years after the release of the Legend CD, I am proud that this iconic score is now available in the most comprehensive form possible.

Universal also announced a new LP which includes that "Elegy" (Tema dell´Orca IV) from Orca:

Reference: ELC-0600753932155
Music Composed by Ennio Morricone
Decca / Écoutez le Cinéma

Side A
1. Giu La Testa: Titoli
2. Città Violenta
3. Per le antiche scale (preludio)
4. La Classe Operaia Va In Paradiso
5. Regan’s Theme (Floating Sound)
6. Here's To You

Side B
1. Orca
2. Orca (Tema Dell’Orca, IV)
3. Le casse (Générique)
4. State Of Grace
5. The Strength Of The Righteous (Main Title)
6. Gabriel's Oboe
7. On Earth As It Is In Heaven

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

Another question, did someone ever download the Milan-version of 'Red Sonja', and what's it like soundwise ?

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Another question, did someone ever download the Milan-version of 'Red Sonja', and what's it like soundwise ?

I have the Perseverance Records release as a download, which has improved sound over the previous releases. The previous RED SONJA releases featured the score in two suites, but that worked just as well for the music as the Perseverance presentation, it's a good listening presentation either way. The Milan download follows the earlier form, presenting the music in two suites, so presumably it sounds like the earlier Varèse Club release.

 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

I may have missed that info but is this new ORCA being released on CD as well in the near future?

 Posted:   Feb 11, 2021 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

It looks like this was re-issued in January 2021, from Univeral (Music & Jazz?) - but as a download only?

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