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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Cain’s Hundred
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2009 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Mark Ford   (Member)

What can I say, another great release of Goldsmith's superlative 60s TV music (Morton Stevens' as well). This music is bigger than the "little screen" and is another testament to the great music that was being written by some of our greatest "film" composers for TV back in the 50s-60s. I think a new category for "Age" should be given to the late 50s and early to mid 60s TV scoring era, not sure what that would be though. This is great music no matter the medium and there was a lot of it back in those days.

TV music of this quality should not be looked down upon simply because it was written for what many think of to be the supposedly inferior small screen. Many a time it's just the opposite which was the case then just as it is now.

FSM has championed this music recently and I personally hope to see more of it. Not to diminish this release in any way with the inevitable "This is a great release, but what about so and so?", but I now have higher hopes for Goldsmith's (along with Pete Rugolo's and Morton Stevens') Thriller music someday being made available now that we're starting to see these types of releases. Rights issues and/or availability of sources notwithstanding.

Great moody, dark, angst ridden and at times jazzy music to an unknown to me old TV series. Yet another big thank you to FSM! Keep 'em coming!

 Posted:   Sep 26, 2010 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

If John Rambo's father was a crime-fighting, crusading lawyer, Cain's Hundred would be Papa Rambo's theme. This would make for a nice introduction for the young Goldsmith fan wanting to hear Jerry's earlier sounds with more than a touch of future triumphs.

I'd love to see the actual TV show with Goldsmith's music in context.

 Posted:   Sep 26, 2010 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I kind of bought this CD on a whim when I had some extra cash, and it blew me away. This disc is full of classic Goldsmithisms and was a gripping listen from start to finish!

 Posted:   Sep 26, 2010 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   RR Aitken   (Member)

I agree with Swashbuckler - Cain's Hundred is thumbs up great and you get to hear primo Jerry Goldsmith and Mort Stevens as well!

 Posted:   Sep 27, 2010 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Lester Sullivan   (Member)

This and "Dr. Kildare" are the greatest things FSM has released in a long time. Jerry rules!

 Posted:   Oct 10, 2010 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Opening titles with guest stars Jack Lord and Charles Bronson:

I wonder if Leonard ever gets asked about his time on Cain's Hundred?

 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I'm attempting to revisit some CD'S that are collecting dust on my shelf. I forgot how excellent these Goldsmith scores are. Really terrific music in the vein of "The Prize", great stuff!

 Posted:   Oct 8, 2020 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Cain's Hundred episode "Women of Silure.":

Warning: Jack Klugman in a stingy-brim fedora. wink

 Posted:   Oct 8, 2020 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Ooooh. I’m gonna watch these. He was on an episode of Mission:Impossible with Crispin Glover’s dad.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2020 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The show is "stagier" than I thought it would be but it's still highly enjoyable.

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