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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Fastest Gun Alive/House of Numbers
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Perfect example of something I took a chance on (Previn who? Didn't he own the
London Symphony or something??), and loved it. Fastest is one of the great hidden
western gems, very addictive. House - a perfect companion, neither score overstays
its welcome and reveal new details on every listen. Now, I'm really getting depressed
you are ending the label......

 Posted:   Sep 15, 2011 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I always enjoyed The fastest gun alive, good score.

 Posted:   Sep 16, 2011 - 3:07 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Both are absolutely top-notch scores. FASTEST GUN ALIVE is very addictive (my dear wife, bless her, asked "Why are you playing THE TOWERING INFERNO again?"), but my favourite is HOUSE OF NUMBERS. Lots of extremely inventive low-end piano rumblings (Rosenman meets Williams) and an absolutely classic Main Theme, which goes through various transformations. I just love the way that soaring secondary theme comes in - it kind of straddles the Golden Age and the Silver Age - and reminds me of something like TARANTULA for some reason.

 Posted:   Sep 16, 2011 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Good to see a little love for this one - finally! I think LK had a rough go with this record too.....

AND, bonus, both of the films are pretty good too, that always helps! TCM plays them sometimes.

 Posted:   Mar 9, 2016 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I keep getting a Goldsmith* vibe from the main theme of Fastest Gun Alive.
I wonder if it featured in any early 60's temps of Goldsmith films?

*Gathering of Eagles, Lonely are the Brave

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