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 Posted:   Nov 1, 2011 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

Ask Lakeshore.

Actually, don't ask Lakeshore, because their reply will be "We were all ready to go, it's nothing to do with us".

Ask the studio instead.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2011 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   David-R.   (Member)

Something tells me this isn't a 'promo'... am I right?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110778754183&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2011 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Ask Lakeshore.

Actually, don't ask Lakeshore, because their reply will be "We were all ready to go, it's nothing to do with us".

Ask the studio instead.



This is still pretty weird and makes no sense. No response from Lakeshore or Del Toro as well.
If the record label once licences CD and download release of a score and pays for the rights to release it in both formats, how can the production company later change the terms of the contract and have any say in what format it is available? Also why would they care?

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2011 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Something tells me this isn't a 'promo'... am I right?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110778754183&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123



Absolutely not a promo. No promo was ever pressed, distributed, released, produced, etc.

It's just a burned copy of the iTunes tracks.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2012 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   David-R.   (Member)

Well, I've been fortunate enough to listen through this album (though sporadically - college has not helped with my 'to-listen-to' list!), and it's fantastic stuff. Normally you don't find a horror score this lyrical and lush. My favorite passages are where the strings take the music box-esque melody, first heard in Gramophone Lullaby. It does have some horror-worthy passages as well, but it doesn't devolve into a simply cacophony of noise. Color me impressed again with Beltrami and Sanders. This score surely should have gotten a physical release.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2013 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Well, I've been fortunate enough to listen through this album (though sporadically - college has not helped with my 'to-listen-to' list!), and it's fantastic stuff. Normally you don't find a horror score this lyrical and lush. My favorite passages are where the strings take the music box-esque melody, first heard in Gramophone Lullaby. It does have some horror-worthy passages as well, but it doesn't devolve into a simply cacophony of noise. Color me impressed again with Beltrami and Sanders. This score surely should have gotten a physical release.

Glad you got to listen! It is a wonderful score. And it definitely should've gotten a physical release (as it was planned to). If you listen carefully in the film (don't think it's on the score release) you can hear a music box playing the Hellboy theme...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2013 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

If you listen carefully in the film (don't think it's on the score release) you can hear a music box playing the Hellboy theme...

Huh? That's amazing! At what point in the movie? I'd have to check it out.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2013 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   David-R.   (Member)

Glad you got to listen! It is a wonderful score. And it definitely should've gotten a physical release (as it was planned to). If you listen carefully in the film (don't think it's on the score release) you can hear a music box playing the Hellboy theme...

Haven't seen the movie, but I love musical references to other works like that!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2014 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Was just revisiting this score today. I bought it on iTunes back in '11 and thought it was great, but the presentation unsatisfying, and having since found the expanded release - Wow, lots of good stuff got left off the original release, and the album arrangement very questionable (why close it with one of the more forgettable suspense cues, "Voices from the Pit"?)

I have to wonder - Between this, MIMIC and HELLBOY, why doesn't Beltrami always write music this good?

Is it truly Del Toro's guiding hand? The only non-Del Toro score of Beltrami's that I've heard that I've loved is DAVID AND LISA from back in '98.

Anyway - Love the orchestrations in this one - The abundance of harp, vibraphone, low winds, etc. is truly a great homage to the 70's and early 80's orchestral horror sound we got from Goldsmith, Richard Band, early Horner, etc. never mind the distinctly slashing string figures of Herrmann.

It all actually sounds more like a Roque Banos score to my ears than anything else Beltrami has ever given us.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2014 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Such a shame that a film's performance damns a great score. I actually quite enjoyed the movie and have seen a LOT worse but the Beltrami score is just the top of his game for me.
I think at the time THE THING got most of the attention but this score has always blown that out of the water for me. I loved his work on THE WOMAN IN BLACK to but DONT BE AFRAID just shines from him ( and mr Sanders to of course!) Maybe one day it'll be one of those expanded released little gems that sometimes quietly creep out.

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2015 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2019 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

According to SAE the CD has been cancelled!

Damn!! Undoubtly one of the best scores of this year!! Why??


Just finished listening to this gem again as part of Composer series. For me, this is one of Beltrami's best along with Hellboy, Soul Surfer and Live Free and Die Hard. Hoping that Intrada or another label will give this and Soul Surfer the treatment that they deserve.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2019 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

It's criminal this score never received a proper CD release.

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

It's criminal this score never received a proper CD release.

I second this. With Halloween on the way, I will certainly be listening this.

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Yes... that and Zoolander II.

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I always miss that lovely gong hit in the Main Titles, which is not included in the album version...

https://youtu.be/otXduOd0SL0?t=424

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2020 - 3:00 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

It's criminal this score never received a proper CD release.

I second this. With Halloween on the way, I will certainly be listening this.


Listening to this fantastic score today. Can anyone put this score on CD?

 
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