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 Posted:   Feb 29, 2024 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)


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 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 3:36 AM   
 By:   John Rokesmith   (Member)

Well, this is a release I can really get excited about. IMHO Duning is one of the most underrepresented and underrated composers so this is a really wonderful surprise. Never heard of this particular mini-series but Duning wrote some of his finest scores for this format (like Harold Robbins' The Dream Merchants). So thanks to everybody at Dragon's Domain for continuing to champion composers like Duning, Ernest Gold or Morton Stevens.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I've always been fascinated with Duning -- he could do Manciniesque lounge like the best of 'em (ANY WEDNESDAY, THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG), but also more heartfelt dramatic scores like BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE and THE BIG VALLEY. John Williams worked as pianist on several of his scores; that was what attracted me to his work initially, before I discovered his own values.

So yeah - while I'm not familiar with this title, I'm going to check it out based on Duning's chops alone.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Very nice! The sound samples remind me a bit of THEN CAME BRONSON,which is great!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 4:15 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)


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 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Wow!
A mighty fine release!

But On CDR??

Understanding the DLC cost saving trends, I get it.
Given the composer and the classic miniseries, this does deserve an official pressing of 300.
I’m still getting the CDR regardless.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Any new Duning is GREAT news. Bummed it’s a CD-R, but I’m guessing that Duning just doesn’t sell well enough any more to justify pressed discs. frown

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Only took 42+ years.
I remember wanting this music after watching this show.

Why couldn't this Duning-scored mini-series have had a soundtrack LP release during the early '80s?

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

A world premier release and only as a CD-R ? Well, money saved for other goodies.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

This is my favourite completely bonkers TV mini-series. A cruse liner is sunk by the Germans in WW2…& most of the crew & passengers survive in the sunken vessel (at the bottom of the Atlantic), & somehow are still alive when the ship is discovered. The whole 3+ hour film is available on YouTube. I’ll check it out to see what the music’s like.

I’d love a DVD or Blu-ray of it (great cast, Frank Gorshin is monumentally creepy).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

A world premier release and only as a CD-R ? Well, money saved for other goodies.

Indeed, an unwelcome trend. With regret I will pass on this release too.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

To be fair, BSX reduce the price of their CDR's more than Movie Score Media do.
It's an unwelcome trend, but not surprising given the number of people who are actually buying these things, from such obscure films and composers.
Williams, Goldsmith, Horner, Barry etc SELL.
If you want these lesser known scores in physical format, this is the way unfortunately.
But let's be honest, a CDR is still gonna out live us in the grand scheme of things (and don't most of us just back it up and digitise them anyway?).

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

To be fair, BSX reduce the price of their CDR's more than Movie Score Media do.
It's an unwelcome trend, but not surprising given the number of people who are actually buying these things, from such obscure films and composers.
Williams, Goldsmith, Horner, Barry etc SELL.
If you want these lesser known scores in physical format, this is the way unfortunately.
But let's be honest, a CDR is still gonna out live us in the grand scheme of things (and don't most of us just back it up and digitise them anyway?).


Still, not seeing the complaint here. I mean, if I had to choose between a score released on a CDR and no release at all…well, that’s the fastest decision anybody here would make, I would think.

Interesting sound clips. I just might get this.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

To be fair, BSX reduce the price of their CDR's more than Movie Score Media do.
It's an unwelcome trend, but not surprising given the number of people who are actually buying these things, from such obscure films and composers.
Williams, Goldsmith, Horner, Barry etc SELL.
If you want these lesser known scores in physical format, this is the way unfortunately.
But let's be honest, a CDR is still gonna out live us in the grand scheme of things (and don't most of us just back it up and digitise them anyway?).


You do get a 24 bit version of the album with your purc\hase and a complete digital booklet as well.

The other thing is that portions sound very much like Duning's scores to STAR TREK if you enjoy those efforts.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

The other thing is that portions sound very much like Duning's scores to STAR TREK if you enjoy those efforts.


Ford A. Thaxton


That’s the only Duning I’ve heard, but I love his Trek scores. You’ve got my attention.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

WOW! This has been my one Holy Grail of Duning titles for decades. I saw the movie when it was first on in 1981 (the story itself is on some levels similar to the old TZ episode "On Thursday We Leave For Home") and I loved Duning's main title so much I had it ripped to my computer for years (from Part 2 where it's "clean" for most of the way). Never thought I would ever see any kind of official release.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2024 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Well enjoying it already thanks to Digital Download. I notice that for "Main Titles" both the Part 1 and Part 2 main titles run together. Was that how the original track was recorded as one continuous cue?

 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2024 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

I wonder if the download can be obtained on its own? I usually purchase the BSX/Dragon's Domain titles from other vendors (Music Box, Chris Soundtrack Corner), but I guess this does not work with the on-demand model. Just want to avoid the shipping and the customs process.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2024 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I wonder if the download can be obtained on its own? I usually purchase the BSX/Dragon's Domain titles from other vendors (Music Box, Chris Soundtrack Corner), but I guess this does not work with the on-demand model. Just want to avoid the shipping and the customs process.

I thought Ford would respond, but I'll mention that a download-only option is usually offered later for $8.95 (the category is on the homepage, or search for a title). If he says they aren't planning on it, you could ask if you can order the disc with its "free" download without them sending a disc (and get shipping refund instead). Or split the cost with a USA fan so they get the disc and you both share the "free" download.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2024 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The notes don't mention Duning's quoting of "Happy Days Are Here Again" in the "McKenzie's Solitude" cue of Track 18 and again in Track 19. There was a source music record of the song used in the score (to indicate a record saved during the sinking that gets played back) that isn't included and I also note the score doesn't include a source music of a group of stringed instruments playing "The Lambeth Walk" during a dance sequence. Rights issues I presume.

 
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