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PHC1 11-10-2020 11:19 AM

What Film Music are you listening to?
The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra* Conducted By Nic Raine, James Fitzpatrick ‎– The Ultimate James Bond Film Music Collection

PHC1 11-10-2020 11:51 AM

PHC1 11-10-2020 12:37 PM

Unquestionably one of Mancini's greatest achievements, this score to the classic 1958 Orson Welles film of scandal and intrigue along the Mexican border used a lot of appropriate Latin accents: Afro-Cuban percussion, smoky Tijuana jazz jive, and honky tonking instrumental jump blues with a strong rock & roll flavor. Both ominous and exuberant in its evocation of temptation and deceit, it attracted the specific praise of no less a critic than François Truffaut.

jimtranr 11-10-2020 04:59 PM

-E- 11-10-2020 07:05 PM

Tron: Legacy.

Still-One 11-10-2020 08:08 PM

Varèse Sarabande - A 25th Anniversary Celebration

Varèse Sarabande - A 30th Anniversary Celebration

Varese Sarabande: A 35th Anniversary Celebration

jimtranr 11-11-2020 02:02 PM

PHC1 11-13-2020 11:17 AM

If there is a more beautiful film score (classical) I have not heard it yet.

John Williams conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra featuring Itzhak Perlman (violinist)

PHC1 11-13-2020 12:04 PM

"John Williams skillfully utilizes the formidable talents of renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and equally beloved violinist Itzhak Perlman to flesh out director Rob Marshall's celluloid rendering of the bestselling novel by Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha. Elegant and predictable, Williams sticks to the source, building grand Western themes off of traditional Japanese melodies with a heady mix of regional instrumentation (shakuhachi and koto) and cinematic know-how. This is the composer at his most refined and nuanced, providing a textbook example of professional composition that revels in its subject matter without ever intruding."

Memoirs of a Geisha: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the film score to the 2005 film of the same name, composed and conducted by John Williams. The original score and songs were composed and conducted by Williams and features Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman as cellist and violinist, respectively.[1] The soundtrack album was released by Sony Classical Records on November 22, 2005.

The score won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score but lost to the original score of the film Brokeback Mountain.

Route 66 11-13-2020 12:20 PM

Petronius 12-01-2020 10:28 PM

I'm glad to see this thread, as there has been some great music composed for film.
Tonight I'm going to listen to listen to Erich Wolfgang Korngold's music from The Sea Hawk.
Rumon Gamba conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Chandos CHAN 10438. Mr. Gamba has arranged the music into 6 movements, that plays like an opera.
So the wine is poured, the house lights are dimming, and Maestro Gamba has taken the stage greeted the Concert Master, and is now on the podium.

PHC1 12-01-2020 10:41 PM


Originally Posted by Petronius (Post 1023433)
I'm glad to see this thread, as there has been some great music composed for film.
Tonight I'm going to listen to listen to Erich Wolfgang Korngold's music from The Sea Hawk.
Rumon Gamba conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Chandos CHAN 10438. Mr. Gamba has arranged the music into 6 movements, that plays like an opera.
So the wine is poured, the house lights are dimming, and Maestro Gamba has taken the stage greated the Concert Master, and is now on the podium.

Sounds like a great evening ahead. Enjoy! :music:

jimtranr 12-03-2020 05:36 PM

Originally intended to be written by William Walton, the score is predominantly the work of Ron Goodwin, with Walton's "Battle in the Air" sequence and screen-credits coda included. apparently to mollify Walton's friend Sir Laurence Olivier. who portrayed RAF Fighter Command chief Air Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding in the film.

Rip of a CD apparently made using the soundtrack master, with some "sweetening" added here and there by engineer Eric Tomlinson. Judging by the excellent sonics, he did good. :-)

jimtranr 04-17-2021 04:50 PM

A remix of the entire Jerry Goldsmith-composed 1976 soundtrack, juxtaposing electronic music (for scenes within the city) and orchestral (for scenes outside).

W9TR 04-18-2021 01:57 PM

Enrico Morricone - The Platinum Collection

jimtranr 04-18-2021 02:03 PM

Rip of a 2-CD reissue by Quartet Records of both Jerry Goldsmith's complete score and what parts of it were actually used in the soundtrack of this stylized caper film. Superb sonics.

jimtranr 04-23-2021 01:06 PM

Rip of a Quartet 2-CD release.

Goldsmith's score for Von Ryan's Express includes a not-so-subtle hint or two at what was to come in Patton five years later. And a very brief look-ahead cue to Tora! Tora! Tora! as well.

The program booklet discusses in some detail the compromises Goldsmith had to make--no, make that "swallow"--in getting his musical take on The Blue Max to the screen. There was even an ever-so-slight chance that director John Guillermin would get the jump on Stanley Kubrick in appropriating Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra as Blue Max's opening theme. This release has both the complete score, including a number of the unused or alternate tracks and cues the composer wrote for the film, and the final soundtrack.

Excellent sound.

jimtranr 04-24-2021 01:38 PM

A Tadlow-label 2-CD release of the City of Prague Philharmonic performing Maurice Jarre's complete score for the 1966 film depicting the August 1944 liberation of Paris, plus concert suites of the scores he wrote for The Night of the Generals, The Train, Weekend at Dunkirk, and The Damned, as well as a suite from Is Paris Burning?.

The performances and sound quality are first-rate.

GSOphile 04-24-2021 06:55 PM

Red Sparrow Soundtrack, Music by James Newton Howard, Sony CD

jimtranr 04-25-2021 04:00 PM

A Tadlow-produced Prometheus Records 2-CD re-recording of Dimitri Tiomikin's full score for the 1964 epic Fall of the Roman Empire, with Nic Raine conducting the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Producer Samuel Bronston had expected Miklos Rozsa, who had just scored Bronston's El Cid, to compose Roman Empire, but they'd had a falling out over substantial cuts the sound editor made to Cid's score. So Bronston hired Tiomkin, who wrote the 138 minutes of music in this set.

This is an expansive score, fitting for the film's epic scale--Roman Emplire can be considered an alternative-universe version of 2000's Gladiator that begins with the same premise (Emperor Marcus Aurelius' death) but proceeds along a substantially different story arc. Unlike Rozsa, Tiomkin did not attempt to infuse any sense of musical "authenticity" into his score, but rather aimed at punctuating the film's raw emotional energy.

Gut-level performance in excellent sound.

jimtranr 05-04-2021 05:53 PM

Rip of a La La Land two-CD set reissue containing the complete James Horner-scored soundtrack. The original 1983 CD contained eight tracks; the La La Land set, 23. Both used the same source tapes, but the La La Land set sounds slightly more open and dimensional.

The score is written in the distinctive idiom Horner introduced with Battle Beyond the Stars, Brainstorm, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

jimtranr 05-06-2021 08:19 PM

Rip of a Varese Sarabande CD containing the full jazz-infused score by Alex North, conducted by Jerry Goldsmith with the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sumptuous sonics underpin the score's seductively snaky ambiance.

jimtranr 05-09-2021 07:05 PM

Rip of Promethus Records' 3-CD set of Dmitri Tiomkin's full score for the 1960 John Wayne-directed The Alamo, with Nic Raine conducting the City of Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Originally screened at 192 minutes, the film's roadshow version was cut to 152 minutes, and a re-release to 140. Each cut devoured a commensurate amount of Tiomkin's score left on the cutting-room floor, on top of which Columbia's original soundtrack recording contained only 30 minutes of the music.

The Prometheus release contains everything Tiomkin wrote for the film, including alternate versions of scene cues and bonus tracks, all of it in excellent sonics that punch hard in the troop massing and combat scenes.

As I've noticed in other Tiomkin scores, more than a whiff of Rachmaninoff ambiance is not hard to detect in various passages, perhaps not surprising given that the composer was originally a St. Petersburg Conservatory student studying to become a concert pianist.

jimtranr 05-11-2021 05:08 PM

Varese Sarabande single-CD release of all the surviving original stereo track masters of Alex North's 1960 soundtrack, plus some bonus tracks, of the Stanley Kubrick-directed Kirk Douglas epic.

Unlike North's later notorious "collaboration" with the same director on 2001: A Space Odyssey, this one went reasonably well. i.e., without Kubrick going out of his way to blindside the composer.

The North-conducted score is well-performed. The recroded acoustic is somewhat dry, not atypical of any number of that era's soundtracks, though it may to some degree also reflect the aging of the master tapes.

jimtranr 05-12-2021 05:22 PM

A 24/96 download (via HD Tracks) of a stereo re-recording of Miklos Rozsa's score for 1952's Ivanhoe, with film composer Bruce Broughton (Silverado, Tombstone) conducting the Sinfonia of London. It's a 2020 remastering of an Intrada 1995 recorded-in-24-bit CD release and exhibits a tad more foundational heft and three-dimensional presence than that earlier CD iteration.

jimtranr 05-16-2021 01:40 PM

A Quartet Records limited-edition 2-CD set of John Addison's full score and the originally-released soundtrack of 1976's half-serious, half tongue-in-cheek homage to the pirate films of the 1920's and 1930's, Swashbuckler, starring Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Genevieve Bujold, and Peter Boyle.

A remastered set using the surviving three-track masters where possible for the full-score presentation. Conducted by the composer (who also scored, among others, A Bridge Too Far, Sleuth, Tom Jones, and The Seven Percent Solution). Excellent sonics.

jimtranr 10-07-2021 09:10 PM

CD rip of La-La Land's newly-remastered two-disc edition of James Horner's score for the 1982 film based on the original three-track digital-to-analog audio masters. This is a full-score release featuring 21 tracks instead of the nine that appeared on the original Atlantic LP and GNP CD. Disc 1 contains the full score, Disc 2 the original soundtrack version plus alternate unused or unreleased tracks.

Sound quality is demonstrably better than the original vinyl or CD releases (I have both). But equally valuable is the small-print 21-page program booklet that explains why the then-28-year-old Horner was selected for the project and, in detail, his scoring decisions and how they were intended to illuminate a given scene.

Highly recommended if the genre floats your boat.

jimtranr 10-17-2021 08:35 PM

A brand-new Intrada reissue of two 1962 film scores composed and conducted by Elmer Bernstein on a single CD I've ripped to FLAC.

The differing subject matter of the two films results in two markedly different scores. To Kill A Mockingbird is on the whole one I'd characterize as contemplative (though a couple of ostinato-punctuated tracks remind me of Bernstein's 1960 go at The Magnificent Seven).

Walk on the Wild Side is largely jazzy slinky, reflecting its New Orleans bordello-tragic setting and reminiscent, though not derivative, of the composer's score for 1955's The Man with the Golden Arm.

Reportedly sourced from the original first-generation stereo masters.

Masterlu 10-18-2021 08:03 PM

Hans Zimmer - No Time To Die

jimtranr 10-18-2021 11:03 PM

Rip of a limited-release "deluxe edition" Varese Sarabande CD of one of Jerry Goldsmith's final scores.

The original 2001 CD release consisted of 35 minutes of music. This edition contains 64 minutes and includes a track of outtakes from the composer-conducted recording sessions.

A punchy thriller score exhibiting the excellent sonics I've come to expect from Goldsmith's longtime recording collaborator Bruce Botnick at the mixing console.

joel_hifi 11-27-2021 07:39 PM

Johann Johannsson - Personal Effects

Beautiful soundtrack

jimtranr 11-27-2021 08:41 PM

Remastered using the original masters. For the composer, largely a fantasy in swing time.

Masterlu 11-27-2021 11:12 PM

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Great musical soundtrack.

Humbuster 12-02-2021 10:56 AM

Last night- No Time to Die by Hans Zimmer.

While no one can replace John Barry and later David Arnold, Zimmer's work is the best for Bond since Arnold, IMHO.

jimtranr 12-24-2021 11:52 PM

24/192 download. Composed by John Powell. Includes the "Star Wars" and "Hans Solo" themes written by John Williams.

Spacious and dynamic demo-quality two-channel recording.

thxthx 02-08-2022 07:54 AM

Hans Zimmer Live in Prague (Blu-Ray)!

Absolutely fantastic. Reference quality Dolby Atmos disc. A must have! Can’t recommend highly enough.

Still-One 02-08-2022 04:43 PM

Soundtrack 1883

rjinaz86323 02-08-2022 06:16 PM

Urban Cowboy

jimtranr 05-19-2022 09:16 PM

Rip of a 2007 Intrada CD featuring Miklós Rózsa's full score for Alfred Hitchcock's 1945 film, performed by Alan Wilson conducting the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, with Celia Sheen on theremin (no, that's not a drug).

A well-recorded performance that avoids getting over-syrupy in Rózsa's lushly-written romantic cues.

jimtranr 06-25-2022 11:52 AM

John Williams' complete score for a film that flopped at the box office purportedly in part because it was released the same year as the Challenger space shuttle disaster. I'd call the score "Williams journey-level," but the medicore teen-appeal script didn't give him much to work with.

This is an Intrada remastered-from-the-original-three-track-source-tapes two-CD set that includes cues unused in the film.

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