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 Posted:   Sep 12, 2019 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

"Thanks. I remember being very majorly impressed when I first listened to The Escapist many years ago. Any suggestions?"
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Aye.
Bitter Havest is tragic and gorgeous.
Mully is very involving and emotional.
Summer In February (an older score) is lush and lovely.
A Cure For Wellness has some strong moments too (I need to play that one more myself).
Bhopal - A Prayer For Rain & Desert Dancer have some really nice moments in amongst the drony/ambient nature of their scores.

Also, Peter Pan (which sounds a million miles away from the way he writes nowadays), which is available digitally but the CD is hard to come by now.


Thanks. Looking into it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2019 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

"The Dark Half, Flowers in the Attic?... unmatched by no one since by the way IMHO"
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Agreed. Top quality stuff there.
I don't think any composer would be ALLOWED to write music for a horror film like that in this day and age. But the fact I got a whiff of scores like that during IT-2 tells me BW is trying his hardest to bring back the emotion and melody to his horror scores.


Agreed. We've reached a point where it seems practically illegal to do so, and thus I'm even more grateful to Mr. Wallfisch for trying to sneak it in under the radar. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2019 - 2:53 AM   
 By:   SoldierofFortune   (Member)

I like the first IT (2017), as for the score, i liked... but this one is far that one, it's awesomely good.

Wallfisch reaches a new level in this one, beautiful themes and a chaotic horror (the not trained ear would mistakely say is only electronics and processed sounds -there are in there- but is a truly creative use of the orchestra from Wallfisch), it's a truly terrific horror writing.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2019 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Amazon lists this as a 2-CD set with a run time of 51 minutes? OK, probably a mistake. Intrada lists this as a CD-R (as opposed to a regular CD). And the High-res download sells for less than either, so I guess that's what I should go for here.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2019 - 11:20 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

As if the situation with this release isn't 'effed up enough, let me relay my experience purchasing the CD today at Amoeba in Hollywood.

I bought it today and figured it was indeed a CD-R as, unlike most pressed WaterTower releases, it didn't have the theft label over the top with the title on it. (I will say the shrink wrap wasn't as cheap as the Sony Classical CD-Rs I see there.)

Luckily, I happened to open it at my friend's house before driving all the way home and I noticed that while it indeed was a CD-R, it also was only ONE CD and not two! So I went back to Amoeba in heavy traffic, and returned it for store credit. There was some discussion by one of the employees who thought it was only supposed to be one disc, but I showed them it clearly lists 2 on the back. They offered to replace it with another CD but I only saw the one copy there and assumed they didn't have another, but I checked and I did find another copy which they opened and it too only had ONE CD, but this time it was Disc 2 in the case! So the store clerk put the two CDs into a 2 disc jewel case and gave me all the art for both discs.

So, the long and short of it is, buyer beware! WaterTower is screwing up this release and be sure you're getting BOTH CDs when you buy it. It's bad enough it is a CD-R, but then they haven't even manufactured them correctly!

James

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2019 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

FFS, I went through the SAME jam in 2001 with YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES...when it was a rare promo.....that was fun....

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 4:29 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Well that's just fkn great innit.
I'm sure they're trying to kill CDs off with their own ineptitude.
Our HMV hasn't got any copies (although they did stock things like Godzilla King Of Monsters and Shazam), so I think the safest thing to do, with this missing disc fiasco, is order it from Amazon or Ebay for safety returns issues.
Thanks for the heads up.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

I got my copy from Amazon, and it fortunately included both discs. The numbering on the back cover is odd. It follows the digital album numbering, whereby the first disc is tracks 1-24, and disc 2, picks up the numbering where disc 1 left off, with the first track on disc 2 being numbered 25. Odd. When I uploaded it on iTunes the numbering on disc 2 is what you would expect.

As for the music, it has been a great listen.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Is this a situation à la GKOTM, where some receive CD-rs and some receive actual CDs? And if so, where do I go buy the CDs?

 
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