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 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

From Lalaland! Holy cats! Wish I could make it to Tarrytown NY!

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UNIVERSAL PICTURES FILM MUSIC HERITAGE COLLECTION and LA-LA LAND RECORDS
CELEBRATE OFFICIAL WORLD PREMIERE RELEASE OF
THE ORIGINAL 1935 FRANZ WAXMAN SCORE RECORDING
"THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN"
WITH A SPECIAL SCREENING OF "BRIDE" AT
SLEEPY HOLLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
IN SLEEPY HOLLOW AND TARRYTOWN NY!

SUNDAY, OCT 13, 5pm at TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL
TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING 9/6 at www.TarrytownMusicHall.org

Live Q&A with composer Franz Waxman's son, John Waxman, Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection executive Alexia Baum and album producer/restoration expert Mike Matessino

"THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN" limited edition CD will be available for purchase at the event in the Music Hall lobby, ahead of the CD's official release date.

Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection, La-La Land Records and Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) present the 1935 classic feature film THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester, and directed by James Whale. Arguably unparalleled in its genre, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN has, and continues to enthrall generations with its cinematic power, a vital part of which is the film's astounding original music score by legendary composer Franz Waxman (REBECCA, SUNSET BLVD., SUSPICION, A PLACE IN THE SUN). This screening celebrates the world premiere release (in any format) of the original BRIDE score recording, which has been discovered and meticulously restored.

The official, limited edition THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN CD will be available for purchase exclusively at this show, ahead of its release date, in the Music Hall lobby.

Post-screening Q&A with John Waxman, son of the composer, Alexia Baum, chief executive of the Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection, and film music restoration producer Mike Matessino — who will take the audience behind the scenes of this beloved classic film and its immortal score.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.TarrytownMusicHall.org starting 9/6. Overall SHIFF fest passes, which include this and all SHIFF Music Hall events, are also available at that location now.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Ooohhh!!! Wish I could make it to Tarrytown myself. This is very exciting news and can’t wait for this release.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

This has a distinction of being one of Waxman's scores that wasn't conducted by Waxman himself (it was conducted by Constantine Bakaleinkoff, who was credited only by his last name).

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

Gobsmacked. That’s what I am.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Now we have more great news about a score from the golden age. It has been an exciting day for film music fans.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Hey, right around my old neck of the woods (on the Jersey side). Man would I like to fly back up for that. Yoo-hoo Ray--ya gonna be there?

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Outstanding news. An extraordinarily important release.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Beautimus!!!

Now you older fellers best 'member this day!
9/5/19 a bounty of Golden riches, y'hear!!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


Wow! This is GREAT news! smile

Waxman's BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN is one of the best film scores ever! I've wanted this original score for over 55 years! Didn't think it still survived. I wonder if other Universal scores from the 30's, 40's and 50's are still there?

Thanks to all involved!

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

The Silva re-recording was barely satisfactory, but has resided in my collection for many years. The new release will probably make it entirely redundant but the Silva has served a purpose for so long, it now seems harsh to be thinking of casting it out :-(


UPDATE: Listening to it again right now, I'm enjoying the Silva recording. Maybe I've been a bit harsh with the "barely satisfactory" description (though the use of synth does it no favors). And the Silva also includes the very worthwhile suite for Waxman's "The Invisible Ray".

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 9:51 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Now we have more great news about a score from the golden age. It has been an exciting day for film music fans.

October is still one month away. Make sure you take your statin pills.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 9:52 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I'm happy with the excellent Gerhardt suite.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

No KORNGOLD!

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2019 - 11:48 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

The Silva re-recording was barely satisfactory, but has resided in my collection for many years. The new release will probably make it entirely redundant but the Silva has served a purpose for so long, it now seems harsh to be thinking of casting it out :-(

Completely agree. Glad to have had it but it was....almost adequate at best. I have to wonder how this original recording will sound though. I don't know if recording techniques at that time were up to the task...it certainly sounds fairly bad in the film itself.

A must buy anyway. Certainly one of the greatest and most revolutionary scores of all time.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2019 - 2:14 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Waxman is my favourite Golden Age composer. I've had both the 7-minute suite on the LEGENDS OF HOLLYWOOD set and the Silva rerecording for years. Love 'em both, and I think I'm all set in terms of BRIDE music. I also tend to prefer rerecordings over original recordings of scores this age anyway. But this is surely a great release for 'archivists'.

The event itself sounds nice too, with Waxman's son and everything. Wish I didn't live on the other side of the world when these events happen.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2019 - 2:37 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

But...but....I thought LLL didn’t care about releasing Golden Age scores! wink

This is awesome news, and with the Mattesino touch I am very optimistic about the sound quality of this. Intrada released scores from just a year later on their amazing Waxman 11-score 4-CD box set (on sale now from them for only $27.99 — go get it!), and they sounded shockingly good!

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2019 - 6:05 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Hey Thor if the 4-second cue when Elizabeth calls Henry isn't tracked then it's not complete and I will not buy it! razz

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2019 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I'm kind of astonished that suddenly, almost a hunnert years later, both Waxman's Jekyll/Hyde and his Bride are released. I kind of never expected this sort of thing to happen any more.

Odd timing, I was just reading all about Bride earlier this week. And I'm pleased to find that I apparently own all the different recordings available over the years, including Mauceri's suite (and I've always enjoyed the Silva album).

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2019 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

- The Best Years of Our Lives
- Psycho
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- The Bride of Frankenstein
- Star Wars IV

My five greatest scores of all time. So you can understand how I feel about this release!

This is one of the most important moments in my life as a collector of film music!!

(No, I'm not gonna dump the Silva re-rec - it wouldn't even cross my mind to do that!...)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2019 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Livio Merino   (Member)

This is GREAT news! I'm very excited to hear the restoration work done on this. I hope that it is the complete score (or as complete as can be).

This also makes me wish GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN could be released as part of the Universal Heritage series as well. Maybe some day!

 
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