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 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 4:49 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)





SWASHBUCKLER (2CD)
Music Composed and Conducted by John Addison

Limited Edition: 2000 units.

Quartet Records, in association with Universal Pictures, Universal Music Special Markets and Geffen Records, is glad to continue celebrating the centenary of the wonderful maestro John Addison (SLEUTH, THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION, A BRIDGE TOO FAR, Oscar winner TOM JONES), with an expanded, remastered edition in a 2-CD set of his exciting, classic symphonic adventure score for SWASHBUCKLER!

Conceived as an attempt by producer Jennings Lang to return to the classic Hollywood pirate movies of the ’40s and ’50s, the film was directed by James Goldstone and starred Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Genevieve Bujold, Peter Boyle, Beau Bridges and Geoffrey Holder. John Addison’s delightful score is a declaration of love for the classic Hollywood adventure music of Steiner, Korngold and Newman, as well as that by his compatriots William Alwyn and Ralph Vaughan Williams. It is an orchestral tour-de-force that features a memorable main theme but also encompasses a fresh and original score full of tunes, motifs, adventure, romance, tension and mystery.

This restored 2-CD set showcases the score as recorded for the film, featuring a selection of alternate cues, as well as the remastered original album prepared by the composer for MCA Records in 1976 (reissued on CD by Intrada Records in 2008), which utilizes different mixes and edits in some cues for a better home listening experience.

The entire collection has been painstakingly remixed, restored, assembled and mastered by Mike Matessino, preserving all the freshness of the original recording. The package includes a 16-page full-color booklet with in-depth liner notes by film music writer John Takis.


DISC 1.

SCORE PRESENTATION

1. Swashbuckler – Main Title** (2:53)
2. Rescue* (2:24)
3. Duelist Dies* (1:49)
4. Plunder* (1:13)
5. The Coach Robbery (Film Mix) (2:45)
6. Foiling Folly* (0:50)
7. Torture, Erotica In Waltz Time (Extended Version)** (4:04)
8. The Incredible Chase – Pursuit** (3:10)
9. The Incredible Chase – Escape** (2:09)
10. Girl Fight / Into The Ocean* (1:32)
11. Fencing Lesson (1:28)
12. Ned And Jane (0:57)
13. Love Theme From Swashbuckler (2:34)
14. Nose For Trouble / Life At Stake* (3:07)
15. Retreat To The Ship (Film Mix) (2:13)
16. Revolution / Into The Forest* (2:52)
17. Assault On The Fortress (Film Mix) (3:26)
18. Derring-Do! (Film Mix) (2:59)
19. The Pickpocket Monkey (Film Mix) (2:11)
20. Open The Gates / Prisoners Freed* (2:07)
21. End Title, End Cast (Extended Version)** (2:57)

ADDITIONAL MUSIC

22. The Lark In The Morning* (2:18)
23. The Kid On The Mountain* (1:04)
24. The Limerick Lassies* (1:05)
25. The Gooseberry Bush* (1:05)
26. The Kincora Jig* (1:44)
27. Jamaican Drums* (1:31)
28. Swashbuckler – Main Title (Alternate) (2:55)
29. Love Theme (Alternate)** (2:29)

* Previously unreleased

** Contains previously unreleased music


DISC 2.

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

1. Swashbuckler Main Theme (2:47)
2. The Coach Robbery (2:43)
3. Love Theme (2:33)
4. The Fencing Lesson / Ned And Jane (2:13)
5. Torture, Erotica In Waltz Time (2:17)
6. The Pickpocket Monkey (2:08)
7. Retreat To The Ship (2:09)
8. Swashbuckler Love Theme Reprise (2:28)
9. The Incredible Chase (3:43)
10. Swimming Sequence / A New Awareness (1:54)
11. Assault On The Fortress (3:21)
12. Derring-Do! (2:57)
13. End Title, End Cast (2:23)

For more info, order and listen audio samples, please visit www.quartetrecords.com

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 4:54 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

I'm in like a rat up a drain pipe!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Sprang for it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

It's a buy ! Hope your label will celebrate another John Addison classic ... CENTENNIAL .

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Holy moley! eek Freaking fantastic! Best surprise score release of the year! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   John Chambers   (Member)

Haven't ordered a cd as quickly as this in a while. With this, 'Seven Per Cent Solution' and 'The Thing' recently Quartet are on a roll!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

"Every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in".

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

This is FAN-FREAKING-FANTASTIC! news. Got it, along with "Les deux amis" and "Quai d'Orsay".

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

Is a complete Sleuth a possibility? Or was the Intrada complete?

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

This is a great release and that is a great question about Sleuth. At the time of their release the original album was all that Intrada could find. But I’m pretty sure that was also true of Swashbuckler, so maybe new Addison sources have opened up since then. If this year’s apparent Addison celebration is going to continue, I’d like to put in a good word for the unfairly-maligned score he wrote for Torn Curtain. In my opinion it’s wonderful and I never understood the hate or people acting like it’s some sort of “pop sell out” score. It’s very Hitchcockian sounding, very off kilter. I get that it’s not Herrmann of course... and I would hope that a new definitive complete and remastered release of Addison’s score could be accompanied by all of the Herrmann score that was actually recorded under his baton before Hitchcock showed up at the scoring sessions that fateful day.

(And for that matter I’d also love a complete release for both the Mancini and Goodwin Frenzy, but that’s not for this thread.)

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Maybe Universal Pictures wasn't all that accessible when Intrada did "only" the LP to CD through UMG (?). There was quite a few others that Intrada only premiered the LP masters on CDs (Jaws 3, Monsignor, Swashbuckler, Hindenburg,...).

Complete or expanded version of TORN CURTAIN would be fantastic of course... but... how much is really missing?

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

Maybe Universal Pictures wasn't all that accessible when Intrada did "only" the LP to CD through UMG (?). There was quite a few others that Intrada only premiered the LP masters on CDs (Jaws 3, Monsignor, Swashbuckler, Hindenburg,...).

Complete or expanded version of TORN CURTAIN would be fantastic of course... but... how much is really missing?


"Torn Curtain" could include the Bernard Herrmann tracks.

"Mary, Queen Of Scots" comes to mind. Also "Boom" - which has not been re-issued in any official form thus far. "Arabesque" and other Mancini titles from Universal would also be welcome.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2020 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Complete or expanded version of TORN CURTAIN would be fantastic of course... but... how much is really missing?

Well complete score releases at the time of the original Decca album program (which is all that’s ever been released) were pretty much unheard of, and that album runs only 29:15. Meanwhile, Herrmann’s score has received two new recordings since the aborted original sessions: the Bernstein Film Music Collection recording runs 41.5 minutes, and the McNeely Varese recording runs almost 48 (I’m not sure if that’s because it included more music or if it’s just that slower of a tempo). Though he was in the midst of recording it, I’ve heard that Herrmann hadn’t even fully finished writing his score before he was fired.

Typically (though not always) when a score is rejected, the director/producer who spotted it with the original composer still wants music in the same places. So I think it’s reasonable to surmise that there’s a decent chunk of unreleased Addison score...though I confess I really don’t feel like watching that mediocre film again to work out exactly what.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 12:31 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

Complete or expanded version of TORN CURTAIN would be fantastic of course... but... how much is really missing?

Well complete score releases at the time of the original Decca album program (which is all that’s ever been released) were pretty much unheard of, and that album runs only 29:15. Meanwhile, Herrmann’s score has received two new recordings since the aborted original sessions: the Bernstein Film Music Collection recording runs 41.5 minutes, and the McNeely Varese recording runs almost 48 (I’m not sure if that’s because it included more music or if it’s just that slower of a tempo). Though he was in the midst of recording it, I’ve heard that Herrmann hadn’t even fully finished writing his score before he was fired.

Typically (though not always) when a score is rejected, the director/producer who spotted it with the original composer still wants music in the same places. So I think it’s reasonable to surmise that there’s a decent chunk of unreleased Addison score...though I confess I really don’t feel like watching that mediocre film again to work out exactly what.

Yavar


Bernard Herrmann's score as we know it today for sure is incomplete - unless the last half hour or so was meant to be left unscored (or the main titles would play over the closing credits again - as suggested by the Elmer Bernstein recording). Whether the final part of the score is lost or Herrmann did never write it, I can't say.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I was excited to buy the Intrada release of the album (a few years ago now), it's a great & enjoyable score, but I ended up not listening to it as there was so much background noise on the CD that it spoiled my enjoyment. I understand there was nothing Intrada could do, as they could only use the tapes supplied to them. Anyway, I've listened to the clips of both the original score & the album version (on headphones) & it all sounds fantastic, so very much ordered. Thanks Quartet, you're getting some great stuff out of UMG & Universal.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   martyn.crosthwaite   (Member)





SWASHBUCKLER (2CD)
Music Composed and Conducted by John Addison


Good release and how about full score to : A BRIDGE TOO FAR and CHARLEY VARRICK


 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I was excited to buy the Intrada release of the album (a few years ago now), it's a great & enjoyable score, but I ended up not listening to it as there was so much background noise on the CD that it spoiled my enjoyment. I understand there was nothing Intrada could do, as they could only use the tapes supplied to them. Anyway, I've listened to the clips of both the original score & the album version (on headphones) & it all sounds fantastic, so very much ordered. Thanks Quartet, you're getting some great stuff out of UMG & Universal.

Me too. I was excited to get the Intrada release and found it unplayable. I spun it once or twice but the noise is just to much. I have an LP rip that sounds better. Can't wait to get this.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Damn just bought the INTRADA .....
But this one is a must have.My favorite Addison!

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

The sound quality on the film versions is mind-blowing!

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2020 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Thanks for all the people who took the time to compare this to the prior release. Helped me preorder this. smile

 
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