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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story/Rascals and Robbers
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2011 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

Is it ... Christmaay sounding? I don't own it, but love holiday themed scores.

 Posted:   Jul 4, 2012 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

If you've heard Star Trek II and SWTWC, then you've heard a note.

Holy TOLEDO you're not kidding! This is... well, it's comically delightful! It's definitely the Battle in the Mutara Nebula's long-winded little brother. Also Kahn's Pets, Surprise Attack... it's like a big, ad-lib rehearsal for all of the the happy swashbuckle of Wrath of Kahn.

 Posted:   Jul 10, 2012 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

"Is it ... Christmaay sounding? I don't own it, but love holiday themed scores."
No. Certainly not in the HOME ALONE (Williams) CHRISTMAS CAROL (Silvestri) EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Elfman) way.
It sounds like Goldsmith from that early 70's period...small, homespun, low-key, but as I mention above, it wouldn't trouble my December play-list.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

The Goldsmith score popped up in my album shuffle earlier today, while walking around Ruthin Castle and town (beautiful... and it had great aural accompaniment) and it's completely grown on me now. It's a lovely effort by JG and although it doesn't feature the famous Walton's Theme that he subsequently used, I still smiled every time I heard that little tune (usually his intro/under narration piece) he did carry over to the series.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Yes, its a gorgeous score that I dip into with some frequency.

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Yes, its a gorgeous score that I dip into with some frequency.

Same for me - next to UNDER FIRE, this CD is my favorite kind of Goldsmith...:-)

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The Horner score is a personal favorite of mien and one of my absolute favorites by him. I surely didn't think it would get released anytime soon, then the FSM CD was announced -- that was a good day. :-)

I am still awaiting another one by him, "The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper". I think that was CBS, too. I remember Lukas asking in a thread here for suggestions, pointing to the UCLA(?) collection of donated CBS tapes. So many goodies but unfortunately FSM didn't closed shop before those (and an Omnibus Volume 2).

 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 11:53 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I am still awaiting another one by him, "The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper". I think that was CBS, too.

THE PURSUIT OF D. B. COOPER was produced by Polygram Pictures and Universal Pictures and released by Universal, As far as I know, Universal still holds the rights.

 Posted:   May 23, 2022 - 3:40 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

One of the great things about turning into a brainless mollusc that only buys one soundtrack a year is that I always find my wish list getting longer, and I never pine for things which the labels might release in ten years time. Buy dis CD today, and stop thinking about what's still to come!

So this came in as part of the latest batch, and what a joy it is. If somebody had said that I had to listen to 20 minutes of Hillbilly music, with banjo, accordeon etc, I'd have commited suicide. But the Goldsmith here is from 1971 when he could do little wrong. THE HOMECOMING may be The Waltons (no relation to the guy channeled by Frank Cordell), but it's great. What Goldsmith could do with so little was amazing. Heartfelt, but never schmaltzy. A lovely score.

The Horner is a delight too. Just pre-TREK II, this has some of that film's hallmarks, but it's a sprightly listen in its own right. I think I might even prefer this "before he was famous" Horner to the mega-budget Horner we got later on. A wonderful breezy listen (except for the spooky bits in the cave). I think my dwindling mollusc brain detected that the main rhythm was "possibly influenced" by Goldsmith's THE (FIRST) GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY. But I'm only saying that to appear clever. I'm not you know.

Buy dis CD! It's been out for eleven years! Why dwell on the future! It might never happen!

 Posted:   May 23, 2022 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Yeah, two great TV scores from two composers near and at the very start of their careers.
I'm sure if Goldsmith had been alive at the time of this CD, IT WOULDN'T EXIST!!
Or at least it wouldn't with the Horner attached.
Both are different in style and sound but I quite like them on the one disc.
The low-key, almost sombre Goldsmith score is off-set by the more spirited/exuberant/playful Horner music.
I agree Graham, these two small-scale TV efforts can be more enjoyable than some of their bigger, more lauded feature efforts.
I would usually finish here by saying 'right, I'm off to dig this out and replay it', but I only spun it a few weeks ago.

 Posted:   May 23, 2022 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I got it for the Rascals and Robbers music rather than The Homecoming: A Christmas Story because the exuberant ending for their former really stuck with me after I saw the movie one Saturday afternoon on Barbadian TV back in the day. Someone uploaded it on YouTube if you want to check it out if Paramount Global hasn't sent the flying copyright moneys after it.

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