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 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)



LA-LA LAND RECORDS PRESENTS
NEW RELEASES: Tues, 1pm (PST) SEPTEMBER 21, 2010


New Releases available for order at www.lalalandrecords.com
Tues, 1pm (PST), SEPTEMBER 21, 2010

“GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES:
LIMITED EDITION”
Music by John Scott
Limited Edition of 3000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98
NOW SHIPPING



GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES: LIMITED EDITION LLLCD 1144
Music by John Scott
Limited Edition of 3000 Units

NOW SHIPPING
RETAIL PRICE $19.98

ORDER “GREYSTOKE, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES: LIMITED EDITION” SEPT. 21 at www.lalalandrecords.com

La-La Land Records presents the premiere CD release of composer John Scott’s (THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, SHOOT TO KILL, NORTH DALLAS FORTY) magnificent orchestral score to the 1984 Warner Bros. feature film GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES, starring Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm and James Fox, directed by Hugh Hudson. Scott’s brilliant score bursts with the violence and vitality of the jungle, yet is also heart-moving and surprisingly gentle. This re-issue was produced by MV Gerhard and remastered by James Nelson from the original Warner Bros. ¼ inch album masters. While no elements were secured to give this wonderful score the expanded treatment it deserves, we were able to pull the OVERTURE and END CREDITS off the original magnetic track and present it here as Bonus Material. CD Booklet features in-depth liner notes by film music writer Jeff Bond. This release is limited to 3000 Units.


TRACK LISTING:

1. The Family (2:52)
2. Greystoke (3:31)
3. Catastrophe (2:57)
4. Child Of The Apes (2:30)
5. Pygmy Attack (1:16)
6. D’arnot’s Vision (1:31)
7. Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (2:13)
8. Tarzan Leaves The Jungle (1:32)
9. Edge Of The World (3:09)
10. (Gardens Of Greystoke) Chanson De Matin (0:55)
11. The Weight Of Greystoke (2:50)
12. (The Dancing Lesson) Sontag Polka (1:07)
13. Dance Of Death (3:10)
14. Half Of Me Is Wild (1:06)
15. Return To The Jungle (3:11)

Bonus Tracks:

16. Overture (1:41)
17. Closing (End Titles) (2:59)

Total Running Time: 38:30



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ALSO AVAILABLE FROM LA-LA LAND RECORDS


DUNSTON CHECKS IN: LIMITED EDITION
LLLCD 1147
Music by Miles Goodman
Limited Edition of 1200 Units

Presenting the premiere release of composer Miles Goodman’s (DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, HOUSESITTER, WHAT ABOUT BOB?) original score to the 1996 Twentieth Century Fox family feature film DUNSTON CHECKS IN, starring Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd and Rupert Everett, directed by Ken Kwapis. Mr. Goodman fashions a delightful, sophisticated orchestral score in the grand comic farce tradition - bursting with energy and themes - to buoy all the rambunctious fun of the lead simian’s adventures within a posh, five-star hotel. Produced by Nick Redman and Michael Matessino, and mastered by Daniel Hersch at DigiPrep, this release is limited to 1200 units and features in-depth liner notes, including comments from the film’s director and others, by film music writer Daniel Schweiger.

HELL’S BELLES: LIMITED EDITION LLLCD 1149
Music by Les Baxter
Limited Edition of 1200 Units

Presenting the CD premiere of Les Baxter’s (THE DUNWICH HORROR, PANIC IN YEAR ZERO, BEACH BLANKET BINGO) original score to the 1970 AIP motion picture HELL’S BELLS, starring Jeremy Slate, Adam Roarke, and Jocelyn Lane, and directed by Maury Dexter. Baxter’s groovy, full-throttle rock score punches this fun biker flick into overdrive with uber-catchy riffs, fun vocals and late 60’s rock-era spills and chills. Produced by Ford A. Thaxton and mastered by James Nelson, this special release presents the original LP presentation, remastered, along with more than 15 minutes of never-before-released film-version score tracks. CD Booklet features in-depth liner notes by film music writer Randall D. Larson. Limited to 1200 units.

THE LONE GUNMEN / HARSH REALM: LIMITED EDITION
LLLCD 1135
Music by Mark Snow
Limited Edition of 2000 Units

Presenting the premiere release of acclaimed composer Mark Snow’s (THE X-FILES, SMALLVILLE, GHOST WHISPERER) original scores to the Chris Carter television series THE LONE GUNMEN, (spin-off of THE X-FILES), and HARSH REALM. Aside from THE LONE GUNMEN’S infectious main theme, the spin-off series allowed Snow to creatively explore a variety of styles and genres in dynamic fashion, while HARSH REALM offered him an opportunity to take his trademark atmospherics into new areas of techno-sophistication and profound emotion. Produced by Mark Snow and MV Gerhard, and mastered by James Nelson, this collection of music from two Mark Snow – Chris Carter TV collaborations is limited to 2000 units and features exclusive liner notes by Julie Kirgo.

BEACH BLANKET BINGO: LIMITED EDITION LLLCD 1142
Music by Les Baxter
Limited Edition of 1200 Units

Presenting composer Les Baxter’s (THE DUNWICH HORROR, PANIC IN THE YEAR ZERO, THE RAVEN, HELL’S BELLES, BIKINI BEACH) original score to the 1965 AIP beach party classic BEACH BLANKET BINGO, starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, directed by William Asher. Mr. Baxter’s fun, and naturally far-out and groovy, music serves an outstanding example of the indelible sound he crafted for all of AIP’s beach-themed musical comedies. Produced by Ford A. Thaxton and James Nelson, and mastered by James Nelson, this release is limited to 1200 units and features in-depth, exclusive liner notes by Randall Larson. Due to licensing rights issues, the music-only backing tracks of the film’s songs appear here without vocals. Given the condition of the master tapes, having been in storage for more than 45 years, the tracks on this release were painstakingly enhanced to the best quality possible.


BATMAN (1989): LIMITED EDITION (2CD-SET) LLLCD 1140
Music by Danny Elfman
Limited Edition of 5000 Units

As part of our Expanded Archival Collection, La-La Land Records presents the world premiere release of the film version of Danny Elfman’s acclaimed original score to the 1989 Warner Bros. blockbuster BATMAN, starring Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton and Kim Basinger and directed by Tim Burton. With a running time of 144 minutes, this 2-CD SET, produced by Dan Goldwasser, Neil S. Bulk and MV Gerhard, and remastered by James Nelson, features the previously unreleased film version (mix/edit) of Mr. Elfman’s score, as well as a remastered presentation of the 1989 soundtrack album and never-before-released Bonus Tracks. 20 Page CD Booklet features in-depth liner notes by Jeff Bond. Limited Edition of 5000 Units

KRULL: LIMITED EDITION (2CD-SET) LLLCD 1143
Music by James Horner
Limited Edition of 3000 Units

Presenting James Horner’s newly remastered motion picture score to the 1983 Columbia Pictures sci-fi/adventure/fantasy KRULL, starring Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony and Liam Nesson and directed by Peter Yates. Previously out of print, this 2-Disc re-issue of one of Mr. Horner’s most striking film scores is produced by Ford A. Thaxton and remastered by James Nelson, and features bonus tracks. 16 Page CD Booklet features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by Jeff Bond. Limited Edition of 3000 Units.



 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

I love Scott's music; I'm sure this will be beautiful. Let's play some sample...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Wonderful! One of the great John Scott scores of the 80's. Many thanks-

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Not quite: the links do not lead anywhere.

I don't know what you are seeing but its up there. Orders are being received. smile

MV

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Althazan   (Member)

Great score! Thank you, MV and all involved!

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

Yes, Thank you!.
Did John Scott have any involvement or have any knowledge about this release?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   DerekR   (Member)

Yes!... Ordered!! I need to replace the Hawaii Five-O that's still stuck in my cd player. wink

The samples are delightful.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   markbagby   (Member)

Whoa, talk about customer service.

Order confirmation received, 1:05 p.m.

Order shipped notice received, 1:23 p.m.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   blue15   (Member)

Whoa, talk about customer service.

Order confirmation received, 1:05 p.m.

Order shipped notice received, 1:23 p.m.


No kidding:

Order confirmed - 1:17 pm
Order shipped - 1:25 pm

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

Very nice samples. I feel a bit reminded of Barry's RAISE THE TITANIC.

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

Not quite: the links do not lead anywhere.

I don't know what you are seeing but its up there. Orders are being received. smile

MV


I edited it a few minutes later; it di not work at first.
Right after changing the message to "let's play some samples", I hapily ordered the CD.

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Yes, Thank you!.
Did John Scott have any involvement or have any knowledge about this release?


I'd like to know this too. I know John Scott told me he had at least 30 minutes more of music that was written for this film. I posed this question in a prior thread but go no response.

James

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

I demand that La-La Land change their company logo to something more suitable:


 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

We did reach out to Mr. Scott after we secured full rights for this reissue, but he was respectfully not interested in participating. Luckily, while WB had no additional elements for an expansion, they had the album master for the LP, so we went ahead with that and the two bonus tracks we were able to secure. James Nelson made it sound great and we're excited to get Mr. Scott's great score back out there... and finally on CD.

MV

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I had the boot for many years untill I gave it away a few months ago. It was an OK score, but a little too much violence and dissonance for my taste. But the more evocative bits were truly beautiful.

Also glad to see that they preserved the LP program (here's a case where sloppy archiving actually comes to my rescue!). smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I love John Scott's music, and "Greystoke" may be my favorite. It is a shame he does not have regular film scoring jobs.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   DerekR   (Member)

Whoa, talk about customer service.

Order confirmation received, 1:05 p.m.

Order shipped notice received, 1:23 p.m.


No kidding:

Order confirmed - 1:17 pm
Order shipped - 1:25 pm



You bet no kidding:

Order confirmed at 1:12; shipping notification at1:23!

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

I had the boot for many years untill I gave it away a few months ago. It was an OK score, but a little too much violence and dissonance for my taste. But the more evocative bits were truly beautiful.

Also glad to see that they preserved the LP program (here's a case where sloppy archiving actually comes to my rescue!). smile


That musical violence and dissonance, Thor, which John Scott wrote for "Greystoke" is what makes this a better-than-average score and indicates Scott's musical talents and capabilities (capabilities beyond the scope of many of the current people writing music for films in the 21st century).
Which Media Ventures type of composer could come up with soundtrack music sounding like the Pygmy Attack music heard in "Greystoke"?

I'd classify John Scott (stylistically) as somewhere between Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams. While John Scott's music has not attained the levels of innovation trail-blazed by Jerry Goldsmith, Scott employs dissonance in his film scores considerably more frequently (and to greater effect) than that which is heard in the scores of John Williams.
In a way, I wish soundtracks by John Williams would sound more like those of John Scott's; then I'd appreciate them more than I do.
Nonetheless, "Greystoke" is not John Scott's finest composition of all, nor is this soundtrack a complete program of Scott music (some tracks hailing from works of Edward Elgar).
I cherish my 30+ John Scott soundtracks, and his "Greystoke" is certainly one of his stand-apart scores from the 1980s.

Members of this board should be made aware that track #2 is a selection from Elgar's Symphony No.1, and Elgar's Chanson de Matin is the very brief source for the Gardens of Greystoke track. That Sontag Polka is by D'Albert.

To my ears, "Greystoke" is to John Scott's oeuvre what "Papillon" is within Jerry Goldsmith's canon - lyrical yet savage musical depictions of Man vs. Nature (and Man vs. Man).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2010 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

We did reach out to Mr. Scott after we secured full rights for this reissue, but he was respectfully not interested in participating. Luckily, while WB had no additional elements for an expansion, they had the album master for the LP, so we went ahead with that and the two bonus tracks we were able to secure. James Nelson made it sound great and we're excited to get Mr. Scott's great score back out there... and finally on CD.

MV


Thanks Matt.

That's a real bummer he wasn't involved. I know he really wanted that music out when we spoke about it years ago.

James

 
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