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 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)



Limited Edition Of 500 Copies.
Release date (CD): September 2020
WORLD PREMIER RELEASE IN ANY FORMAT

A new decade is on and what better way to start a new decade than a gorgeous soundtrack from the GOLDEN AGE of cinema. The grand opener for 2020 for Kronos Records is none less than Reginald Le Borg's SINS OF JEZEBEL from 1953, the film about the biblical story of King Ahab (Eduard Franz) and Jezebel (Paulette Goddard), his young bride to be, whos name became eponymous of wickedness and shamelessnes. The film was also knows as IL RE D'ISRAELE (THE KING OF ISRAEL).

This truly epic soundtrack was composed and conducted by BERT SHEFTER, whom many of us usually known as cowordking with PAUL SAWTELL. This was one of his earlier , solo ventures and one of his grandest if not the grandest works. This is the first time ever that the soundtrack of this 1953 epic has a release in any format, almost 70 years after the film release! The music composed by Shefter is big, epic and very rich in melodic content and despite the only known surviving sources did not run very long, the majority of the important music heard in the film is there for the world to finally listen to in all its glory.

The CD is a limted edition of 500 copies and is not going to last very long. A True Gem!

Pre-Order now!
http://kronosrecords.com/KG37.html



1. Main Title
2. Caravan
3. The Ride
4. Yonkel
5. The Arrival - The King And Jezebel
6. The Feast
7. Grotesque (Baal Worship)
8. The Dance - Part 1
9. The Dance - Part 2
10. Elijah Comes To Temple
11. The Drought
12. Jehu And Deborah
13. End Of Jezebel
14. Death Of Jezebel
15. Narration - End Title

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Wasn't it supposed to be Dog of Flanders?

Looking forward to the next Italian releases as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   JEC   (Member)

Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   George Flaxman   (Member)

I guess the producers couldn't afford Paul Sawtell as well. Not familiar with the film but ordered anyway.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Wasn't it supposed to be Dog of Flanders?

Lol. It's funny considering each score is from composers who were a team for several years. At least Euro customers can't complain about outrageous USA postage. wink

FYI SAE is having a sale on KRONOS titles.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

Speaking of outrageous postage...

SAE is having a 50% off sale on (what's left of) it's Kronos catalog

https://www1.screenarchives.com/display_results.cfm?pageID=1&category=579&prodType=CDDVD&perpage=25&sort=name

use the code KRON5020 at checkout.

LOL...wasn't quite quick enough smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Speaking of outrageous postage...

It will be cheaper to order directly from Kronos for USA customers. 18 euros plus 3 euros postage ($24).
But it's still a pre-order, just as "Dog For Flanders" which got cancelled.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Ordered... though I see on their site that the release is not scheduled until SEPTEMBER.
Maybe if they don't sell enough in advance during the weeks ahead, they'll scrap this release too.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Ordered... though I see on their site that the release is not scheduled until SEPTEMBER.
Maybe if they don't sell enough in advance during the weeks ahead, they'll scrap this release too.


I don't think that's the reason he cancelled "Dog for Flanders."

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

did not run very long, the majority of the important music heard in the film is there for the world to finally listen to in all its glory.


A majority of important music that doesn't run long ... hhmmm?
Prepare thyselves for, possibly, an under-30-minutes album program.

From what little I heard in a YT clip, this score sounds a finer Bert Shefter effort than Curse of the Fly.
Imagine Sawtell & Shefter's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea blended with a Mario Nascimbene historical epic.

Yeah, a definite item for wish lists.

Wonder how the #metoo movement might receive this 1953 vintage artifact. (male chauvinist King Ahab shifts shame and blame onto protagonist Jezebel, tainting her reputation) Biblical stories are next to be banned. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 2:43 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

I guess the producers couldn't afford Paul Sawtell as well.

No, Sawtell and Shefter teamed up only in 1956. Before that time Shefter composed his own scores (a few dozen), mainly for the small production company Lippert Pictures. SINS OF JEZEBEL was of course also a Lippert production.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 2:57 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

From what little I heard in a YT clip, this score sounds a finer Bert Shefter effort than Curse of the Fly.
Imagine Sawtell & Shefter's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea blended with a Mario Nascimbene historical epic.


I hear much Victor Young in the sound clips and the film excerpts on Youtube The love theme is quite clearly modelled on Young´s previous epic score SAMSON AND DELILAH. Shefter changed a few notes, but the influence is unmistakeable..

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   George Flaxman   (Member)

What's a YT clip ?.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

What's a YT clip ?.

A movie clip on Youtube, but Kronos has sound samples as well.

I hear much Victor Young in the sound clips and the film excerpts on Youtube.

Was Shefter the next Richard LaSalle?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

From what little I heard in a YT clip, this score sounds a finer Bert Shefter effort than Curse of the Fly.
Imagine Sawtell & Shefter's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea blended with a Mario Nascimbene historical epic.


I hear much Victor Young in the sound clips and the film excerpts on Youtube The love theme is quite clearly modelled on Young´s previous epic score SAMSON AND DELILAH. Shefter changed a few notes, but the influence is unmistakeable..


Haven't heard of this film being Shefter's earliest entry in films, I will love that somewhat reuse of Young's theme Delilah was a beautiful theme & score i'm looking forward too other scriptural materials of Jezebel, Shefter was a great-man underrated, Thanks Kronos your gold-titles again pack a punch.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Only about 30 minutes or so.
But I’m still ordering it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2020 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Based on his offerings, Godwin has a penchant for biblical or sword-and-sandal film scores made in Europe, so I'm surprised he found the recordings for this American made, Lippert Pictures film. I wonder if this is one of those scores that's been "floating around" but the bigger labels didn't see a commercial demand? Maybe MMM knows about this (and what happened to Kronos release of "A Dog for Flanders").

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

This came this morning and I've just finished playing it. I can say that I am quite pleased with it overall. Nice and melodic, decent sound quality. Ok it's a bit short, 27 m, but it's a good 27m.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   George Flaxman   (Member)

Mine came this morning too. God knows when I'll actually play it though, but I'm glad it met with your approval Damian.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2020 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Mine came this morning too. God knows when I'll actually play it though, but I'm glad it met with your approval Damian.

To be honest, George, I expecting it to be a bit more cheap sounding or second rate. I would still have liked it but I can myself enjoying it more. Plus it doesn't get boring.

 
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