Sunday, October 29, 2006


Well, there's no actual go-go here, but I liked the name so I thought I'd call that the compilation! I haven't put up a comp in a while (but that's mainly from lack of time and mental energy), so I thought I'd put one up just in time for Halloween.

This is actually a digital update of an old tape compilation I made up maybe 10 years ago. And actually it doesn't really have anything to do with Halloween. A friend of mine and I were talking and at the end of the conversation I told him to give me a theme and I'd give him a compilation. Well, he thought I was kidding, so he jokingly said 'cannibals'. A day or two later, I mailed him this compilation.

I've always wanted to go back and re-do a lot of those tape compilations, but it's fairly time consuming pulling from all the different sources and some of those sources are in storage in another town. And ironically, it generally seems harder to do digital compilations than tape ones. But hopefully, I'll get some mental energy to do more in the future. I did a whole series of horror compilations, but those would probably be too exhausting to re-do anytime soon. This one was exhausting enough!

Well, I went back to the original sources, got rid of some songs that only had marginal references to cannibals, and tried to narrow the focus by taking out most of the non-human flesh-eaters. And I supplemented the comp with new material from excellent blogs like these (go there for more great stuff!): The Manchester Morgue, 7 Black Notes, Delfinotrack, JazzNotes, ScoreBaby Annex , House of Colonel Angus, From The Negative Zone, Cake & Polka Parade, & Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else. Also, thanks to DIYMedia, 'Isbum', 'Skinny Robbie', and others for their unwitting contributions!

And not only is this one of the first re-do's of a tape compilation, but it's also the first I've done that is longer than the usual 74 minute CD length. It's really an abitrary length borne out of the fact that I burn the comps onto CD's and listen to them, but since I tend to listen to them mostly in the form of mp3's now, it's probably an unnecessary restriction. Well, when it came time to figuring out what to cut or how to split it into two CD lengths, I just said, 'aw, forget it' and decided to make it as long as it needed to be. Of course, once you get it, you can split it up however you like (or not at all). I can't really stop you (though I am working on a machine that will allow me to reach through your computers and control what you do with these compilations, but that won't be ready for some time).

And though the order and selection may seem random, it's been carefully selected to maximize your listening pleasure (or to test your ability to withstand pain, I'm not sure which).

I would've liked to put on some selections such as a track from the Eating Raoul musical and a comedy bit by Redd Foxx about cannibals, but both of those are in storage. And I would've also liked to include something from the soundtracks to Alive, The Hills Have Eyes, or one of the other Texas Chainsaw Massacre pictures, but I didn't have those soundtracks. And if anybody has any additions, I'd love to hear them!

Well, I suspect that most of you won't get to hear this comp until after Halloween, but I think you can still enjoy it all year round. After all, every day is a good day to listen to cannibal-related music! Enjoy!

Track List:

01 - Vincent Price - On Boys
02 - Monty Python - Cannibalism
03 - The Police - Friends
04 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Track 1
05 - Prologue / Opening City Music - [from SOYLENT GREEN (1973) (Fred Myrow)]
06 - Cast - 'Stuck In A Cave' - [from ALFERD PACKER: THE MUSICAL (1996)]
07 - The Buoys - Timothy
08 - Trailer from 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974)
09 - Délicatessen Générique Fin - [from DELICATESSEN (1991) (Carlos D'Alessio)]
10 - Trailer from Flesh Feast (1970) / A Taste Of Blood (1967) / (I Was A) Teenage Strangler (1964)
11 - C.W. McCall - Comin' Back For More
12 - Cast - 'Nobody Eat Anybody' - [from ALFERD PACKER: THE MUSICAL (1996)]
13 - Angela Lansbury & Len Cariou - A Little Priest - [from SWEENEY TODD (Stephen Sondheim)]
14 - Stanley Holloway - Sweeney Todd, The Barber (1956)
15 - Trailer from 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974) - [Bryanston TV Spot 1]
16 - Sacha Distel - Monsieur Cannibale
17 - Flanders & Swann - The Reluctant Cannibal
18 - Raymond Scott - Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals (1937)
19 - Trailer from Super Shock: Cannibal Girls (1972) / Raw Meat (1972)
20 - Drinking Coco - [from CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1979) (Riz Ortolani)]
21 - Trailer from 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974) [60 second spot]
22 - Laaz Rockit - Leatherface - [from LEATHERFACE: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III (1989)]
23 - Target-Firing - [from CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE (1980) (Alessandro Blonksteiner)]
24 - The Meat Plant - [from A MAN CALLED DAGGER (1967) (Steve Allen)]
25 - Intro Narration - Main Titles - [from THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II (1986) (Tobe Hooper)]
26 - Coupling - [from THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER (1989) (Michael Nyman)]
27 - Cast - Texas Chili Cook-Off Winner - [from THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II (1986)]
28 - Mountain Men at Home - [from WRONG TURN (2003) (Elia David Cmiral)]
29 - Lon Chaney, Jr. - Theme from 'Spider Baby' (1964)
30 - Cannibals' Dance - [from EMANUELLE E GLI ULTIMI CANNIBALI (1977) (Nico Fidenco)]
31 - Blood Feast Radio Spot (1963)
32 - Fuad Ramses Exotic Catering Service - [from BLOOD FEAST (1963) (Herschell Gordon Lewis)]
33 - Cannibal Fantasy - [from RAVENOUS (1999) (Michael Nyman)]
34 - Tom's Bright Idea - [from 2000 MANIACS (1964) (Herschell Gordon Lewis)]
35 - Survivor Promo - [from 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (2006 TV)]
36 - 1M5 - [from RED DRAGON (2002) (Danny Elfman)]
37 - Avarice - (from HANNIBAL (2001) (Hans Zimmer)
38 - The Lambs - Silence of the Lambs - The Lambs - [from SILENCE! SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - THE MUSICAL]
39 - Main Title - [from THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1990) (Howard Shore)]
40 - Cast - Eat Us - [from ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES (1993)]

Total Time: 1:41:45

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Cannibals-A-Go-Go! (Rapidshare) - Part 1 (around 70 MB)

Cannibals-A-Go-Go! (Rapidshare) - Part 2 (around 69 MB)


Cannibals-A-Go-Go! (Megaupload)

around 139 MB

Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) [Unicorn-Kanchana]

And here's Bernard Herrmann's score to the simple story of a boy and his mother, just in time for Halloween. This is the Unicorn-Kanchana version. Now, in whatever context, Bernard Herrmann's music is uniformly excellent, but there's nothing that quite compares to Bernard Herrmann conducting his own music. Other conductors do it well, but are never really as satisfying as BH himself.

I don't know exactly what he did or how he did it (I suspect it might have something to do with him being a tough taskmaster), but his self-conducted performances always had an extra dimension to them that I've never heard other conductors achieve. But then again, what do I know? I just know what I like, and boy do I like Bernard Herrmann! Here, he's conducting the National Philharmonic Orch. with the 'Complete Music For Alfred Hitchcock's Classic Suspense Thriller'.

The excellent Lazar's Corner of Lounge Music a while back also shared the score to Psycho, but that was the Soundstage Records version. (Go there and get that one too!) That's probably why I haven't posted this one until now, but I figured since this was a different version with different sound and it's Halloween, I'd go ahead anyway. Also, some time ago, the also excellent 7 Black Notes shared Psycho III, so get that one too while you're at it. Make sure to get all the Psycho's you possibly can! Enjoy!

Track List:

Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 01 - Prelude
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 02 - The City
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 03 - Marion
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 04 - Marion And Sam
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 05 - Temptation
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 06 - Flight
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 07 - The Patrol Car
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 08 - The Car Lot
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 09 - The Package
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 10 - The Rainstorm
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 11 - Hotel Room
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 12 - The Window
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 13 - The Parlour
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 14 - The Madhouse
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 15 - The Peephole
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 16 - The Bathroom
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 17 - The Murder
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 18 - The Body
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 19 - The Office
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 20 - The Curtain
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 21 - The Water
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 22 - The Car
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 23 - The Swamp
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 24 - The Search
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 25 - The Shadow
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 26 - Phone Booth
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 27 - The Porch
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 28 - The Stairs
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 29 - The Knife
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 30 - The Search
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 31 - The First Floor
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 32 - Cabin 10
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 33 - Cabin 1
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 34 - The Hill
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 35 - The Bedroom
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 36 - The Toys
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 37 - The Cellar
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 38 - Discovery
Psycho (1960) (Bernard Herrmann) - 39 - Finale

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Psycho (Rapidshare)

Psycho (Megaupload)

around 84 MB

Flowers in the Attic (1990) (Christopher Young)

Here's another Halloween score that I've been wanting to put up for a long time but never got around to it. Christopher Young is another one of those composers that I don't really have to say how great he is, so I won't (but he is). I think of this as one of his finest scores. It's to the creepy and disturbing movie which some people may not have liked, but I enjoyed it. It starred Louise Fletcher and Victoria Tennant. It was about children being kept in some part of the house. I wonder which one. Enjoy!

Track List:

Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 01 - Flowers In The Attic
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 02 - The Grandmother's House
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 03 - Up On The Rooftop
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 04 - Seventeen Lashes
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 05 - Bathing
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 06 - Children Of The Devil
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 07 - Goodbye, Daddy
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 08 - One Flower Dies
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 09 - Sleeping Witch
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 10 - The Attic
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 11 - God Sees Everything
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 12 - The VCA Waltz
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 13 - May Flowers
Flowers In The Attic (1990) (Christopher Young) - 14 - End Title

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Flowers in the Attic (Rapidshare)

Flowers in the Attic (Megaupload)

around 64 MB

The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex (1939) (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)

Well, after I put up Kings Row, people asked about more Korngold (well, maybe it was just one person, I can't remember). Well, unfortunately, normally I would've posted The Adventures of Robin Hood as it's possibly my second favorite Korngold score, but that one is in storage, so if you want another great score by Korngold, I encourage you to seek that one out (or The Sea Hawk or Anthony Adverse). Update: I realize now that The Adventures of Robin Hood is available at Bullseye, so go now to this excellent new blog (actually, it's what this blog should've been if I could actually describe music well and if I was more on the ball) and get it as well as other goodies!

In lieu of that, I had this one handy so I thought I'd post it. It's the The Munich Symphony Orch. conducted by Carl Davis, and while I like both of those institutions (and yes, at this point, I consider Carl Davis an institution), I can't help but feel this recording is a bit disappointing. I know, I'm really making you want to download it now! Well, obviously the composition is going to be great, no matter what you do, but the performance doesn't really pop out at me the way a lot of Korngold recordings do, but maybe I don't know what I'm talking about. Listen to it and enjoy it without being prejudiced by me. It's still great music no matter how you slice it.

This is the score to the Bette Davis / Errol Flynn drama on the long out-of-print Bay Cities CD. Enjoy (despite what I say)!

Track List:

01 - Suite One- Elizabeth and Essex
02 - Suite Two- The Queen
03 - Suite Three- Reconciliation
04 - Suite Four- Ireland
05 - Suite Five- Essex Returns
06 - Suite Six- The Tower of London

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The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex (Rapidshare) - (Link Re-Up)

The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex (Megaupload) - (Link Re-Up)

around 95 MB

Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio)

Here's another score that I'm not sure if someone else has already shared. It's also another one that I just felt like putting up in the spirit of Oktoberfest. It's to the John Lithgow psychotic-man movie.

Pino can you resist? You know you want to download it! Enjoy!

Track List:

Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 01 - Raising Cain
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 02 - Tricking Karen
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 03 - Cain Takes Over
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 04 - Love Memories
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 05 - A Blow On The Head
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 06 - Jenny And Carter Talk
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 07 - Jenny's Return
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 08 - The Clock
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 09 - Father Against Cain
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 10 - The Sinking
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 11 - Dr Walheim Hypnotizes Carter
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 12 - The Gift Giver
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 13 - Following Margo
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 14 - Shadows Of The Past
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 15 - Jenny Tries To Save Amy
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 16 - Flying Babies
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 17 - Carter's Return
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 18 - The Plan
Raising Cain (1992) (Pino Donaggio) - 19 - Love Wins

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Raising Cain (Rapidshare)

Raising Cain (Megaupload)

around 75 MB

Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner)

Here's another one I just felt like putting up (because it was in the same box as Castle Freak, actually). It seems to me that someone else might've already put this up like The Manchester Morgue or Skunkape, perhaps, but I couldn't resist putting it up anyway. It's a good score and I vaguely remember liking the movie (though my mind might be playing tricks).

Well, I really should check these things before I post to see if somebody else has shared this, but there would be a huge back-and-forth delay in doing that, not having an online connection at home. Plus, with so many soundtrack blogs around now, it's getting hard to keep up (not that it was all that easy before). So if this is around someplace else, my apologies.

But you don't have to apologize for enjoying this music!

Track List:

Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 01 - Main Title
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 02 - O' Grady
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 03 - The Crate
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 04 - Ozzie Attacked
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 05 - Rainbow
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 06 - Ozzie And Alex
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 07 - The Cat
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 08 - Endless Chase
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 09 - Bear Trap
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 10 - The Truck
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 11 - Rambo
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 12 - The Gold
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 13 - The Fence
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 14 - Hospital Chase
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 15 - Clover's End
Leprechaun (1992) (Kevin Kiner) - 16 - Leprechaun

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Leprechaun (Rapidshare)

Leprechaun (Megaupload)

around 82 MB

By Request (Sort Of) - Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band)

And here's another one on Attax's request list. I thought maybe I had this CD in storage, but luckily it was actually here. Well, with a name like 'Castle Freak' and tracks like, 'The Family Tomb', I think this earns its Halloween street cred. This is the score to the Full Moon film starring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton (you know, of Re-Animator, etc.) and besides the spooky stuff you would expect has some nice string quartet work as well. Enjoy the score and try not to Castle Freak Out this Halloween!

Track List:

Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band) - 01 - Prologue
Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band) - 02 - The Toy Room
Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band) - 03 - The Castle
Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band) - 04 - Giorgio Unleashed
Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band) - 05 - The Family Tomb
Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band) - 06 - John's Despair
Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band) - 07 - Giorgio Snaps
Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band) - 08 - Il Castello Di Giove
Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band) - 09 - Giorgio Abducts Becky
Castle Freak (1995) (Richard Band) - 10 - The Final Battle

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Castle Freak (Rapidshare) - (Link Re-Up)

Castle Freak (Megaupload)

around 60 MB

By Request (Sort Of) - The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band)

'Attax' at Rare & OOP Soundtracks requested some Richard Band scores in a forum, and this was one of the ones on the list. I don't know if he got it by now, but I thought I'd put it up anyway. This movie starred John Saxon and Michael J. Pollard, and generally any sentence that starts that way really needs no finish. This is not to be confused with the 1996 Charlie Sheen movie of the same title, though I could see how someone could make that mistake since he looks so much like Michael J. Pollard.

Have I mentioned how much I like Richard Band's music? Well, this should make a nice Halloween score to listen to. Or as the movie tagline says, 'From the darkest corner of the universe comes a new dimension in fear.' Or maybe that's just Charlie Sheen moving in next door.

Sure, you could go to better blogs and get all the Friday The 13th, Halloween, or Nightmare on Elm Street scores this time of year. Or you could go to Scar Stuff to get all sorts of Halloween goodies. But where else are you going to get 'The Arrival'? (Sounds of crickets chirping as a tumbleweed rolls by)

Well, enjoy it anyway!

Track List:

The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 01 - Main Title
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 02 - The Meteor
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 03 - At The Hospital; Dream Visions
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 04 - Max Leaves The Hospital, But...
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 05 - Max Wanders Off
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 06 - The Changes Begin
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 07 - Max, But A Lot Younger
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 08 - The Bar
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 09 - Max Kills The Bar Girl
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 10 - Max And Lonnie Montage
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 11 - The Love Scene
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 12 - Max Takes A Hostage
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 13 - No Alternative
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 14 - Chase Down
The Arrival (1991) (Richard Band) - 15 - Finale And End Titles

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The Arrival (1991) (Rapidshare)

The Arrival (1991) (Megaupload)

around 59 MB

Dracula (1979) (John Williams)

This version of Dracula is widely considered by most people to have the most Langella of any of the Dracula performances. It also seems to me that this is the kind of thing that somebody else would've shared by now, but I don't remember seeing it anywhere, so here it is! What can I say except that it's John Williams. And it's Dracula. And it's Halloween. Really, do you need any more convincing than that? Enjoy!

Track List:

Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 01 - Main Title & Storm Sequence
Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 02 - The Night Visitor
Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 03 - To Scarborough
Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 04 - The Abduction Of Lucy
Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 05 - Night Journeys
Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 06 - The Love Scene
Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 07 - Meeting In The Cave
Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 08 - The Bat Attack
Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 09 - For Mina
Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 10 - Dracula's Death
Dracula (1979) (John Williams) - 11 - End Titles

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Dracula (1979) (Rapidshare)

Dracula (1979) (Megaupload)

around 53 MB

King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) [Southern Cross]

Here is Max Steiner's score to the original 1933 movie. It's Fred Steiner conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra and it's the Southern Cross version. Well, if you want to collect the Kong scores (then you would probably have this one already, but I digress....), The Manchester Morgue was sharing the John Barry score to the 1976 remake a while ago, so go there and get it!

And I'm sure somebody out there is sharing James Newton Howard's version of the Jack Black remake somewhere. Oh, and I'm also sure (well, I have faith anyway) that between XYZ CosmoBlog & Azathoth's Abode on the Plateau of Leng, they must've shared something by now from King Kong Vs. Godzilla or one of the other movies where he makes an appearance. And come to think of it, I forgot about King Kong Lives. You can get that one on this blog somewhere. If you search around, I think it came somewhere after The Son of the Pink Panther.

Well, Max Steiner may be one of the only composers who could beat out Ennio Morricone for total number of scores, but I'm not sure since I've never actually counted. If you've got some time, maybe you could watch each one of their respective movies, tally it up, and let me know. Thanks!

Well, enjoy the score to a movie that even after all these years and all those remakes still holds the most power! (Well, if you don't count Charles Grodin being stepped on.)

Track List:

King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 01 - Main Title; A Boat In The Fog
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 02 - Forgotten Island; Jungle Dance
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 03 - Sea At Night
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 04 - Aboriginal Sacrifice Dance
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 05 - Entrance Of Kong
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 06 - The Bronte; Log Sequence
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 07 - Cryptic Shadows
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 08 - Kong!; The Cave
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 09 - Sailors Waiting
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 10 - Return Of Kong
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 11 - King Kong Theatre March
King Kong (1933) (Max Steiner) - 12 - Kong Escapes; Aeroplanes; Finale

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King Kong (1933) (Rapidshare)

King Kong (1933) (Megaupload)

around 69 MB

Thursday, October 26, 2006

By Request - Sweet Smell of Success (1957) / Walk on the Wild Side (1962) - Elmer Bernstein

A great friend to this blog, 'Rocket From Mars', who has fulfilled an awful lot of requests, wanted to hear 'Sweet Smell of Success' so here it is! These are possibly my favorite Elmer Bernstein jazz scores (along with The Man With The Golden Arm). Sweet Smell of Success was the cynical Burt Lancaster / Tony Curtis film and Walk On The Wild Side was the Jane Fonda prostitution movie that wasn't Klute.

I love Elmer Bernstein's music in all his different genres. I love the jazz Elmer, the Western Elmer, the comedy Elmer, and the dramatic Elmer. They're all different, but they look suspiciously like the same man. Not to be confused with Leonard Bernstein who was all the same, but looked suspiciously like different men.

Well, this is great music any way you look at it, so enjoy!

Track List:

01 - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) - The Street
02 - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) - Sidney & Susie
03 - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) - Hunsecker's Price
04 - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) - The Smear
05 - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) - Susie's Problem
06 - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) - Hunsecker Operates (Goodbye Baby)
07 - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) - The Trap Is Sprung
08 - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) - Medley
09 - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) - Love Scene (Susan-The Saga)
10 - Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) - Out Of Darkness
11 - Walk On The Wild Side (1962) - A Walk On The Wild Side
12 - Walk On The Wild Side (1962) - Somwhere In The Used To Be
13 - Walk On The Wild Side (1962) - Rejected
14 - Walk On The Wild Side (1962) - Terasina
15 - Walk On The Wild Side (1962) - Night Theme
16 - Walk On The Wild Side (1962) - Furnished Room
17 - Walk On The Wild Side (1962) - Oliver
18 - Walk On The Wild Side (1962) - Comfort Southern
19 - Walk On The Wild Side (1962) - Medley

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Sweet Smell of Success (1957) / Walk on the Wild Side (Rapidshare)

Sweet Smell of Success (1957) / Walk on the Wild Side (Megaupload)

around 98 MB

By Request - Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith)

'Anonymous' requested this and here it is. It's got some nice themes (though I wouldn't argue that it was Jerry Goldsmith's best score or anything, but it's still enjoyable). It's the score to the Sean Connery / Lorraine Bracco rain forest movie. And like the score, the movie wasn't the best, but I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed Lorraine Bracco in shorts, but that's a whole other story.

Someone also shared this score at JazzNotes Goldsmith post, but I thought I'd post mine since I didn't know if that link was still good. I haven't compared that one to mine, but they have the same number of tracks, so I think it's probably the same version. Enjoy!

Track List:

Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 01 - Rae's Arrival
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 02 - First Morning
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 03 - Campbell And The Children
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 04 - The Trees
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 05 - The Harvest
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 06 - Mocara
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 07 - Mountain High
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 08 - Without A Net
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 09 - Finger Painting
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 10 - What's Wrong
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 11 - The Injection
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 12 - The Sugar
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 13 - The Fire
Medicine Man (1992) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 14 - A Meal And A Bath

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Medicine Man (

Medicine Man (Megaupload)

around 72 MB

By Request - Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone)

'Werther' made this request and I'm only too happy to oblige. This is the version starring everybody's favorite anti-Semite, Mel Gibson. He may or may not have been an anti-Semite when he made this movie. Perhaps he should've done The Merchant of Venice instead.

And despite the way it sounds, I really like Mel Gibson (though I could really do without the race hatred and sexism). I'm sure when everybody gets drunk they automatically say things they'd never thought of before or heard in their entire lifetimes. Actually, my hope is that one day someone will get drunk and spontaneously create a perpetual motion machine, solve the problem of cold fusion, or invent a replacement for Esperanto.

Hey, now that I think about it, if Mel Gibson is right and you really do say things when you're drunk that aren't in your heart, does that mean that when Osama Bin Laden gets drunk, he starts talking about how much he loves the Jews? Hmmm, interesting. Of course, if I saw Osama Bin Laden drunk, there would probably be other things I'd want to do besides listening to him talk, but that's just me.

'Who would fardels bear to grunt and sweat under a weary female police officer but that the dread of something after rehab, the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will and makes us rather bear those interviews with Diane Sawyer than fly to others that we know not of.'

Well, despite what you might think of Mel Gibson, I thought he gave a spirited performance as Hamlet. And considering that your mother, Glenn Close, was only a few years older than you, you did a fine job not letting that mess with your head. If Glenn Close was my mother, there would certainly be some Oedipal issues going on.

Boy, this post has taken some disturbing turns. Well, what's not disturbing is Ennio Morricone's music. Unless you're in a spaghetti Western and you're about to be killed by Clint Eastwood or Lee Van Cleef.

Well, Werther, sorry this is the only one of the scores you requested that I had that wasn't in storage, but I hope you (and everybody else) enjoys this score!

P.S. Does the ghost and all the dead people in the movie qualify this as a Halloween post? Well, more people probably died in this movie than in say, Dracula or Frankenstein!

Track List:

Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 01 - Hamlet (Version 1)
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 02 - The King Is Dead
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 03 - Ophelia (Version 1)
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 04 - What A Piece Of Work Is Man
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 05 - The Prayer
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 06 - The Ghost
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 07 - The Play
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 08 - The Banquet
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 09 - Dance For The Queen
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 10 - Ophelia (Version 2)
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 11 - Hamlet's Madness
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 12 - Hamlet (Version 2)
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 13 - Simulated Madness
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 14 - The Closet
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 15 - Second Madness
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 16 - To Be Or Not To Be
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 17 - Solid Flesh
Hamlet (1990) (Ennio Morricone) - 18 - The Vaults

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Hamlet (1990) (Rapidshare)

Hamlet (1990) (Megaupload)

around 76 MB

House Of Wax (1953) (David Buttolph)

Here is David Buttolph's score to the Vincent Price 3-D spectacular, House of Wax. Not to be confused with the Paris Hilton remake which might be scary for totally different reasons. I threw in the German poster (well, really DVD cover) for no particular reason. And doesn't that bottom picture on the left look a little like George Hamilton?

This is a DVD rip that includes dialogue and sound effects, so it's an extra special treat for spooky Halloween mind-fun! And I always like to imagine the paddle ball man trying to scare people who are wearing 3-D glasses. You haven't been scared until you almost get hit in the face with a paddle ball (though it's a great effect!)

Well, it seems to me that this was the movie that set Vincent Price off into the fun land of horror films. He had done Gothic type movies before and villainous roles as well, but it was the success of this role that catapulted him in a whole new direction. And though I loved him in horror films, I sometimes wish they would've offered him a few more non-horror things later in his career just because he was so good in all sorts of films.

My nominations that nobody else cares about: My favorite horror role of his: maybe The Abominable Dr. Phibes. Favorite horror movie of his: probably Theatre of Blood or one of the Poe movies. Favorite comic role & movie of his: Champagne For Caesar. Favorite dramatic role: maybe His Kind of Woman or The Tower of London. Favorite dramatic movie of his: Laura or The Ten Commandments. Honorable mentions: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Invisible Man Returns, Casanova's Big Night, House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, Edward Scissorhands, The Last Man on Earth, The Three Musketeers, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, and The Song of Bernadette.

What are your nominations?

Well, enjoy this DVD rip (not mine, by the way....with, it strikes me, arbitrary track titles) of 21 tracks of 1 hour and 34 seconds of movie magic!

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House Of Wax (Rapidshare)

House Of Wax (Megaupload)

around 87 MB

The Entity (1981) (Charles Bernstein)

Here's the score by another composer I like to a better-than-you-would-think movie starring Barbara Hershey (can't really get enough Barbara Hershey as far as I'm concerned). Amazingly, based on the true story of a nastier-than-an-incubus type entity attacking poor Barbara Hershey. (Well, the true part being the story and not that it was attacking Barbara Hershey, the actress)

This score has 36 tracks and runs at 36:46 min. That's a pretty good average. Enjoy!

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The Entity (Rapidshare)

The Entity (Megaupload)

around 86 MB

@ 320 Kbps

Black Sunday (1961); Baron Blood (1972) (Les Baxter)

Since Halloween is coming up I would normally have tried to come up with something more elaborate to celebrate, but it's really just easier for me to post soundtracks. Besides, everything else besides compilations would most likely be shared somewhere else anyway. And I didn't really have time, but I thought people might like some more Oktoberfest music anyway (can't have too much of that!), so I thought I'd do it through the next several posts.

Here are the scores to the Mario Bava witchy movie, 'Black Sunday' (also known as 'Mask of the Demon') and the Mario Bava non-witchy movie, 'Baron Blood'. It's been a long time since I've seen these movies, but if memory serves, Black Sunday was much better than Baron Blood (though it would be interesting to see what would happen in a 2 out of 3 grudge match). Also, if I remember right, when they showed these in America, they had Les Baxter do the scores. It seems to me Stelvio Cipriani did the original score for Baron Blood and I can't remember who did it for Black Sunday.

This 'Black Sunday' is not to be confused with the Robert Shaw movie of the same name in which he and Bruce Dern coincidentally play witches who like to watch blimps explode. John Williams did the score to that picture (and when they showed it in America, they also had Les Baxter re-do the score). This exploding blimp movie is not to be confused with 'The Hindenburg' starring George C. Scott with music by David Shire (with re-scoring done by Esquivel). George C. Scott also played a witch in that movie.

Well, if a tied-up Barbara Steele isn't enough incentive to download this music, I don't know what is. Enjoy!

P.S. I hope the extensive track list helps.

Track List:

Les Baxter - 01 - Suite: Black Sunday
Les Baxter - 02 - Suite: Baron Blood

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Black Sunday / Baron Blood (Rapidshare)

Black Sunday / Baron Blood (Megaupload)

around 84 MB

By Request (Sort Of) - The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini)

Here's another forum request (this time made by 'GilinAZ') that I was going to post eventually, but the request just accelerated it, so here it is! I think another reason that I haven't posted this great score until now is that I couldn't remember if Ibiza had already posted it (and if he did, my apologies, but at least you get my lame scans to make up for it). This is the score from the Richard Harris / Sean Connery coalmining movie. There's always at least one theme in Henry Mancini's pre-1980's scores that jumps out at me or that I automatically think of when you mention the score, and in this one it's the main theme and the 'Pennywhistle Jig'. Well, if you were in a dilemma as to what music to play the next time you were coalmining, I hope this solves your problem. Enjoy!

Track List:

The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 01 - Theme From The Molly Maguires (Pennsylvania, 1876)
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 02 - The Mollys Strike
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 03 - Main Title
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 04 - Fiddle And Fife
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 05 - Work Montage
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 06 - Jamie And Mary (The Hills Of Yesterday)
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 07 - Room And Board (Theme From The Molly Maguires)
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 08 - The Hills Of Yesterday
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 09 - Pennywhistle Jig
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 10 - Sandwiches And Tea (Theme From The Molly Maguires)
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 11 - Trip To Town
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 12 - The Mollys Strike Again
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 13 - A Brew With The Boys
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 14 - A Suit For Grandpa
The Molly Maguires (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 15 - The End (Theme From The Molly Maguires)

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The Molly Maguires (Rapidshare)

The Molly Maguires (Megaupload)

around 46 MB

By Request (Sort Of) - The Fall Of The Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin)

Here's another one where the request was made elsewhere (in a forum) and so it's a 'sort of' request. SteMc of Scores of Scores (go there and get great stuff!) wanted some Dimitri Tiomkin, so I uploaded this, but before I could post it, somebody else fulfilled the request (with an expanded version), but I thought I'd put this up anyway. That's why I more or less stop trying to fulfill those kind of requests unless someone makes them here. Even here, other people are more likely to fulfill it faster than I can, but what can you do? Oh, well.

It's kind of a shame though. I have a lot of stuff that people are looking for, but now I wait to see if nobody else fulfills it before I go through the trouble. I can't tell you how many times that's happened where I've checked on something or uploaded something only to have that effort go to waste. Usually, somebody comes along though, so that's good. Obviously, I don't mind the request being fulfilled from the standpoint of someone getting to hear some great music, but only from the perspective of going to a lot of trouble only to have it become academic (though I'm mostly talking about on other blogs and forums and not here). It makes me feel kind of selfish though. Having stuff and not sharing it. But it's really more about not sharing it at this moment.

And people usually want it faster than I can get it to them anyway, so it ends up better not saying anything ultimately. But you end up feeling bad that you have something they want and aren't giving it to them. Well, take SteMc for instance. He really wanted some Tiomkin and I had a bunch, but I didn't want to upload a lot of it only to find out somebody else posted it before I could put up the links anyway. And I always wanted to post more of it here, but I didn't want to do it all at the same time. So there's the dilemma (my apologies to SteMc). It kills me not to help out a great guy (with a great blog, by the way), so you can't help but feel like a creep when that happens. Then multiply that by 50. It's like that with people requesting, say, Goldsmith in other places. I probably have a lot of the stuff that they want, but if I mention it, but don't post it for a while, do they end up feeling cheated? Or do I make this an all Goldsmith blog, all the time? Hard to know what to do about that. (though it would probably be a better blog if I did!) Well, I have a hard enough time posting, in a timely fashion, the stuff people request here. I'd really love to help them out, but then I run out of time and can't even oblige. Oh, well.

Well, in any case, you can't really go wrong with Tiomkin (though some people might say that he wasn't the most subtle of composers, but I always liked him). I always like the way he hits home with a particular concept or theme and works it throughout the score. Or the way he interpolates folk music into some of his scores. He's the one composer that I can think of, more than any other, who is likely to hit you over the head with a musical theme, but I still enjoy it. Some people describe the music of composers like say, John Williams, as being bombastic, but I don't tend to think of them that way. Now somebody like Tiomkin sometimes did what I think of as one level above bombastic; it's hard to describe. I don't think of it as bombastic, so much as one notch beyond bombastic or around bombastic. That's not an insult, but just an inability to describe it. Well, anyway, enjoy 'The Fall of the Roman Empire' (much more than the Romans did, I'm sure)!

Track List:

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 01 - Fanfares And Flourishes
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 02 - Prelude
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 03 - Dawn On The Northern Frontier
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 04 - Livius' Arrival
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 05 - Old Acquaintances
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 06 - Pax Romana
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 07 - The Dawn Of Love
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 08 - Decoy Patrol
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 09 - The Battle In The Forest - Reinforcements
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 10 - The Funeral Of Marcus Aurelius
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 11 - The Roman Forum - By Jove And Intermission Title
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 12 - Intermezzo- Livius And Lucilla
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 13 - Conflict In The Caverns
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 14 - Aftermath And The Journey To Rome
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 15 - The Army Enters Rome - The New God - The Challenge
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 16 - Finale

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The Fall Of The Roman Empire (Rapidshare) - (Link Re-Up)

The Fall Of The Roman Empire (Megaupload)

around 63 MB

By Request (Sort Of) - Big (1988) (Howard Shore)

This is another one of those 'sort of' requests since it wasn't made here, but 'Sallie' requested this elsewhere and I uploaded it and had the link, so I thought I'd post it. Well, it was something I wanted to post eventually anyway. Another favorite movie with a great score and a memorable theme (the 'Goodbye' theme). Or you can just get it for Hoagy Carmichael's 'Heart and Soul' and Chopsticks on a toy piano. This is the Limited Edition version.

And this time, I only put up a Rapidshare link (sorry, about that), but since Rapidshare reverted back to their 100 Mb limit and I've had to go back to splitting files, in this particular case, I didn't feel like going back and zipping it again for the Megaupload option.

Track List:

Big - 01 - Opening
Big - 02 - Calliope
Big - 03 - Zoltar
Big - 04 - Waking Up
Big - 05 - New York
Big - 06 - Alone in the Hotel
Big - 07 - Toy Store Walking Piano
Big - 08 - To Bed
Big - 09 - Racquetball
Big - 10 - Falling in Love
Big - 11 - Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)
Big - 12 - Josh and Susan
Big - 13 - The Envelope
Big - 14 - Visiting Home (David Pomeranz)
Big - 15 - The Confession
Big - 16 - Billy and Mom
Big - 17 - Finding Zoltar
Big - 18 - Goodbye and End Titles
Big - 19 - Waking Up (Alternate)
Big - 20 - New York (Alternate)
Big - 21 - Visiting Home (Alternate)
Big - 22 - Visiting Home (Alternate #2)
Big - 23 - Billy and Mom (Alternate)
Big - 24 - Goodbye - Part One (Alternate)
Big - 25 - Goodbye - Part Two (Alternate)
Big - 26 - End Titles (Alternate)

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Big ( only) Part 1

Big ( only) Part 2

around 149 MB

@ 320 Kbps

M Squad (1957 TV)

Here is the music from the TV show, 'M Squad', starring Lee Marvin. Marvin played a no-nonsense Chicago police detective. Since this TV show doesn't get re-run a lot, people probably primarily know this show indirectly as being the basis for parody. This is the show which the TV show, 'Police Squad', and the subsequent 'Naked Gun' movies spoof and Marvin's character is essentially the serious version of Leslie Nielsen (or is that the other way around?). You can't really watch the original TV show now without thinking of Leslie Nielsen, actually.

And when Ira Newborn composed the theme to Police Squad, he didn't really stray too far from what Count Basie composed for the second season theme of the original. Musical director, Stanley Wilson, composed the original first season TV theme, but for the second season they went with the different and incredibly jazzy Basie theme. This album is really the definition of crime jazz. And for people who don't really care anything for crime, jazz, or TV shows, they may be interested in Johnny Williams' contributions. But then again, if you don't care about those other things, what are you doing reading this blog in the first place? Enjoy this absolutely fantastic album!

Track List:

The Music from M Squad (1957) - 01 - M Squad (Theme) (Count Basie)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 02 - The Chase (John Williams)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 03 - The Search (Benny Carter)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 04 - Phantom Raiders (Benny Carter)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 05 - Lonely Beat (Stan Wilson)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 06 - The Juke Box (Benny Carter)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 07 - The Mugger (Benny Carter)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 08 - The Discovery (John Williams)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 09 - The Late Spot (Stan Wilson)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 10 - The Cha-Cha-Cha Club (Stan Wilson)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 11 - A Lady Sings the Blues (Stan Wilson & S. Burke)
The Music from M Squad (1957) - 12 - The End (John Williams)

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M Squad (Rapidshare) - (Link Re-Up)

M Squad (Megaupload)

around 39 MB

@ 160 Kbps

By Request - The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith)

'Anonymous' requested this score in the comments of the Requests post, but before I could post it, 'Rocket From Mars' very kindly uploaded it and provided this link. 'Rocket' worried about stepping on my toes, but he never has to worry about being nice enough to help out someone with a request! I sometimes think 'Rocket', 'Isbum', 'Mickey', 'Breton Girl', 'Ripman', 'Quidtum', and so many others should have their own blogs (or run this one), because they're all generous and they have fabulous collections. I think they could all probably do a better job at running this blog than me frankly, but that's just my opinion.

It's one thing to share this material when you've got a platform like a blog to do it, but it's another thing to magnanimously make their material available in the comment sections of blogs or in other places simply because of their love of music and the desire to share it. I have the utmost respect for that kind of generosity. The time and effort it takes to make it available without getting the same spotlight as bloggers do or having the same incentive of getting a free month at Rapidshare or having ads on a blog is generosity above and beyond, so that's why I always marvel at those fine people who do it (not to gush too much over them, but hey, they deserve it.)

So what does that have to do with The Secret of NIMH? Hmmmm......(runs away leaving a smoke outline of a fleeing man, hoping people don't notice he went off on another tangent).

Well, since I already uploaded this, I thought I'd post it anyway. And here's how insane I am. I still intend on downloading Rocket's version too. I used to pass on stuff I knew I already had, but now I download it just to be on the safe side. I would pass on stuff and then realize that it was an extended version, a bootleg, had bonus tracks, had better sound, or was simply a different version and then kick myself when it was gone. So now, I just download it anyway. It also saves me the trouble of encoding it. But sometimes it is ridiculous.

Like I think I've downloading the Flash Gordon soundtrack from 3 different blogs because I thought that CD was in storage, and then a while ago I was looking in a box of soundtracks and realized I had it here all the time! Well, in fairness, I think the first version I downloaded was ogg vorbis, so I thought I'd get another mp3 version. But I forget why I downloaded it the third time. Same thing for the 'Burbs. I think I've dl'ed that one 3 times and I already had that one too. But I had the extended version, so the first time I thought I'd get the original CD version. I forget what happened the next 2 times. And Evil Dead 1 & 2. Already had those too and I think I stupidly downloaded those from 3 different blogs anyway. You just never know though if it's got some differences, so it just saves time (but not space) in the long run to go ahead and download multiples copies rather than compare and contrast. And you really don't know in most cases until you download it, unless someone lists the track titles (which is why I list them.....and no, it's not so I can make the blog more verbose). This way, people can see which version they're getting.

Well, just like I said with The Three Suns' albums, go ahead and download both versions of The Secret of NIMH. Who needs hard drive space anyway? My version is the CD one on the TER label, and I forget how many different versions there are out there, but I'm downloading Rocket's version anyway! You're, of course, free to do whatever you want (but only this one time because in the future I expect you to obey my commands without question). Enjoy!

Track List:

The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 01 - Main Title
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 02 - The Tractor
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 03 - The Sentry Reel
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 04 - Step Inside My House
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 05 - The House Raising
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 06 - Moving Day
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 07 - No Thanks
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 08 - Allergic Reaction
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 09 - Flying Dreams - [Vocal - Sally Stevens]
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 10 - Escape from NIMH
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 11 - Flying High; End Title
The Secret of NIMH (1982) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 12 - Flying Dreams - [Vocal - Paul Williams]

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The Secret of NIMH (Rapidshare)
The Secret of NIMH (Megaupload)

around 69 MB

Pelle The Conqueror (1988) (Stefan Nilsson) / My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt)

Here's another soundtrack that I just felt like putting up for no discernible reason, other than they're nice scores to two good movies. I suspect that this won't get too many downloads, but that really hasn't stopped me before! Well, people who don't download it won't know what they're missing (is that a truism, or what?). What I mean to say is that they'll be missing out on some good stuff! Great music and I guess, 'My Life As A Dog' is the gentler of the two scores. Hard to believe people won't rush to download Swedish composers, but I guess anything's possible. Well, if you know what I like, then you probably know that this is good stuff anyway, so enjoy! (Unless you think the stuff I like is all crap in which case I can't figure out what you're doing reading this blog right now......unless you're just a masochist!).

Track List:

01 - Pelle The Conqueror (1988) (Stefan Nilsson) - Pelle Erobreren
02 - Pelle The Conqueror (1988) (Stefan Nilsson) - Laengslen Efter Havet
03 - Pelle The Conqueror (1988) (Stefan Nilsson) - Eriko Haevn
04 - Pelle The Conqueror (1988) (Stefan Nilsson) - Det Nye Land
05 - Pelle The Conqueror (1988) (Stefan Nilsson) - Eriks Doed
06 - Pelle The Conqueror (1988) (Stefan Nilsson) - Pelle Erobreren
07 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - My Life As A Dog (Mitt Liv Som Hund) (Theme)
08 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - Uncle Arvidsson's Dream
09 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - Ingemar's Dog
10 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - Welcome Down To Earth
11 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - Towards Smaland
12 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - My Life As A Dog (Theme)
13 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - The Twig In The Fire
14 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - The Train
15 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - My Life As A Dog (Theme)
16 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - After The Game
17 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - Ingemar's Theme
18 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - Spring
19 - My Life as a Dog (1986) (Bjoern Isfaelt) - Starry Skies

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Pelle / Dog (Rapidshare) - [Link Re-Up]

Pelle / Dog (Megaupload)

around 46 MB

Taxi - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (Bob James)

Like the music from the TV Show, 'Taxi'? Here it is. I never know how to describe any type of music, let alone this, but I guess it's urban jazz that's somewhat funky or laid back....I don't really know. Watch the TV show, listen to the underscoring, and then you'll know (that seems to be the easiest way). This is another one of those albums that I would've posted a long time ago, but haven't because I figured someone else would post it somewhere, but I don't remember seeing it anywhere, so here it is.

So now when you're in an existential mood and you're contemplating the meaning of life in the big city (or if you're just a cab driver beleaguered by a short, angry dispatcher and surrounded by an incredibly attractive redhead and an incomprehensible man from an unknown country), you have something to listen to! Enjoy!

Track List:

Bob James - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (1980) - 01 - Brooklyn Heights Boogie
Bob James - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (1980) - 02 - The Genie
Bob James - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (1980) - 03 - Last Chance
Bob James - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (1980) - 04 - Ballade
Bob James - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (1980) - 05 - Groove For Julie
Bob James - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (1980) - 06 - Hello Nardo
Bob James - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (1980) - 07 - The Marilu
Bob James - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (1980) - 08 - New York Mellow
Bob James - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (1980) - 09 - Night Moods
Bob James - The Genie - Themes & Variations From 'Taxi' (1980) - 10 - Angela (Theme From Taxi)

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Taxi (Rapidshare) - (Link Re-Up)
Taxi (Megaupload)

around 38 MB

Crimes of the Heart (1986 Soundtrack) (Georges Delerue)

After I posted the Joe Vs. The Volcano score, a few people mentioned that they wouldn't mind more Georges Delerue, so here it is! I was debating whether I should post, say, Agnes of God or this, but as you might have guessed, I picked this one. It's a nice dramatic score. Enjoy!

Track List:

Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 01 - Introduction
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 02 - Crimes Of The Heart
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 03 - Meg
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 04 - Ice Cream
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 05 - Doc Porter
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 06 - Babe
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 07 - Night To Day
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 08 - Broom Chase
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 09 - Lonely Hearts Club
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 10 - Meg And Babe
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 11 - Study
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 12 - Flirtation
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 13 - Willy Jay
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 14 - Toes
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 15 - Bus Ride
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 16 - Old Granddaddy
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 17 - Sunset
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 18 - Main Theme
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 19 - Willy Jay Away
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 20 - Dusk For Night
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 21 - Crimes
Crimes of the Heart (1986) (Georges Delerue) - 22 - End Title

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around 65 MB

Evil Under The Sun (1982) (Cole Porter)

Here's another soundtrack that I always wanted to post and now I am! I remember when I heard the underscoring to this film, maybe 20 years ago, I always wanted the soundtrack, but I don't think it had been released. I think at some point they released a sort of companion album to the film with Cole Porter songs on it whose performances weren't actually in the movie (sort of a proto-'inspired by the motion picture' type of song soundtrack) which it seems to me I got (but haven't seen in quite a while) and which I enjoyed, but I still wanted the underscoring.

Then eventually some time in the 90's (at least, I think it was then), DRG released this and so I was pretty happy to get the CD. I never figured they would release it after all those years, but they did.

After I uploaded this though, I checked on its availability (which is something I don't usually do just because of logistical reasons - there would be an even bigger delay in posting if I did!), and DRG still seems to be selling this, so normally I wouldn't want to post it, but I already had it uploaded, so here it is. I think it's actually on sale over there at their website, and they really slashed the price on it, so if you like this score after downloading it (or even before), I encourage everybody to get their own CD copy since it's cheap enough. (Why settle for a compressed version, when you can have the CD version? And for that matter, why settle for the CD version, when you can have a live orchestra perform it in your home? But I digress........)

If you liked the Peter Ustinov-Hercule Poirot movie then you'll know how fun the interpolated instrumental versions of Cole Porter songs are in this score (though because of the nature of the underscoring, there is sometimes a truncated feeling to a few of the tracks as if you want to hear the whole song, but then they have to stop, but I still enjoyed it). John Lanchberry's arrangements are what make it so fun (and that Porter guy ain't no slouch either). Enjoy! (Oh, and remember, if you're Diana Rigg, never sleep out in the sun!)

Track List:

Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 01 - Main Titles
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 02 - Restaurant Interior
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 03 - Daphne's Island
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 04 - Poirot on Boat
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 05 - The Cocktail Party
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 06 - Arlena & Patrick
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 07 - Swimming
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 08 - Hotel Balcony
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 09 - Myra & Christine
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 10 - Gardener's Suite
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 11 - Breakfast on the Terrace
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 12 - Christine in Hotel Corridor
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 13 - The Dance Sequence
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 14 - Daphne's Office
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 15 - Checkout
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 16 - The Grotto
Evil Under the Sun (1982) (Cole Porter) - 17 - Hotel Exterior

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around 45 MB

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) (Craig Safan)

Here's a great score with action and humor (at least I think of it that way, but maybe I'm just thinking of the movie) by Craig Safan. If he composed nothing else, I would like him for this score and The Last Starfighter, but thankfully he's composed more than that. This score is to the action / adventure / comedy film starring Fred Ward & Joel Grey. I think 'Isbum' may have already posted a link to this score over at JazzNotes (at least), but I had already uploaded it, so I put it up anyway. I have no idea why I wanted to put this score up except that it's one of those scores you want to put up eventually. It was probably seeing Fred Ward on 'Grey's Anatomy' and Joel Grey on 'House' which probably triggered some subliminal desire to do it (I just realized that as I was typing their names down!). Well, enjoy this score in an entirely non-subliminal way!

Track List:

Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 01 - Main Title
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 02 - New Identity
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 03 - Ambulance Steal
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 04 - Meet Chiun
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 05 - Rooftops
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 06 - Climbing Test
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 07 - Chiun Fights
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 08 - Remo Floats
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 09 - The Statue
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 10 - Liberty Chase
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 11 - Wet Cement
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 12 - Chiun and Remo
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 13 - Smart Dogs
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 14 - Military Base
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 15 - Back To Base
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 16 - Exploring Assigment
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 17 - Log Chase
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 18 - Grave Gets It
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 19 - Remo's Big Ending
Remo Williams (1985) (Craig Safan) - 20 - Log Chase (Alternate)

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By Request (Sort Of) - Lassie (1994 Soundtrack) (Basil Poledouris)

It's a 'sort of' request because 'Mythodean' didn't make it on this blog (or on his blog for that matter), but in a forum, but since I posted the link over there, I thought I'd put it up here too. You don't really have to say how good Basil Poledouris is, so I guess I won't. Okay, I can't resist......he's great! Lassie's not bad either; he/she's a great dog. Enjoy!

Track List:

Lassie (1994) (Basil Poledouris) - 01 - Lassie - Main Title
Lassie (1994) (Basil Poledouris) - 02 - Accident
Lassie (1994) (Basil Poledouris) - 03 - Morning Glory
Lassie (1994) (Basil Poledouris) - 04 - The Diary; Wolf Attack
Lassie (1994) (Basil Poledouris) - 05 - New Beginnings
Lassie (1994) (Basil Poledouris) - 06 - Commitment
Lassie (1994) (Basil Poledouris) - 07 - Lassie Protects The Hero
Lassie (1994) (Basil Poledouris) - 08 - Rustling
Lassie (1994) (Basil Poledouris) - 09 - Lassie Saves Matt
Lassie (1994) (Basil Poledouris) - 10 - Return; Reunion
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Lassie (Rapidshare) - (Link Re-Up)

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around 54 MB

By Request - 2010 (1984) (David Shire)

Hollister at JazzNotes said he wanted '2010' by David Shire and here it is! He may have already gotten it by now (sometimes the time lag is fairly bad, my apologies), but better late than never. I love David Shire's music and so most anything by him is a treat. This is a little different from his usual style and is what you would expect for a movie that involves space. Enjoy the music to this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey (I'm still waiting for 2011: The New Batch).

Track List:

2010 (1984) (David Shire) - 01 - 2010
2010 (1984) (David Shire) - 02 - Earth - Space
2010 (1984) (David Shire) - 03 - Probe
2010 (1984) (David Shire) - 04 - Bowman
2010 (1984) (David Shire) - 05 - Reactivating Discovery
2010 (1984) (David Shire) - 06 - Space Linkup - Earth Fallout
2010 (1984) (David Shire) - 07 - Visitation - Countdown
2010 (1984) (David Shire) - 08 - Nova - New Worlds - Also Sprach Zarathustra
2010 (1984) (David Shire) - 09 - New Worlds Theme from 2010

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2010 (Rapidshare) - (Link Re-Up)
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around 43 MB

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By Request - Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) (Fred Karlin)

'Isbum' requested this and always glad to oblige a good buddy! It's an awfully fun comedy score and I think you'll enjoy it. It's to the Lucille Ball / Henry Fonda family comedy which Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo eventually remade. Amazing to think it was based on a true story. I'm also kind of amazed that they remade it. I would've thought they would consider it too old-fashioned or something. I guess without the success of the Cheaper By The Dozen remake, they probably wouldn't have, but I still find it amazing.

Maybe even more amazing is that in remaking a movie from the 1960's, they didn't cast Mark Wahlberg in the lead. How many movies is it now? 4 or 5? Planet of the Apes, The Italian Job, Charade, I forget all of them. Was he in Ocean's Eleven? I can't remember. Well, I never expected in a million years that they would remake The Italian Job, but I guess I should've realized that they would with the Mini-Cooper chase and all. Well, despite the way it sounds, I kind of like it when they remake these movies. There's a nice sense of continuity about it all (though sometimes it just seems more like a lack of imagination).

I keep expecting them to remake Wait Until Dark, Topkapi, or It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Well, I guess they'll get around to those eventually. How about The Graduate: The Revenge? After-M*A*S*H? (they can remake sequels to TV shows for when they start moving into the 1970's) Midnight Cowgirl? Or maybe they'll be too busy remaking The Grudge 2. I expect that one to come out in 4 or 5 years. They can call it, The Grudge 2: The Beginning (subtitled, The Grudge). Or maybe they can remake the original Japanese movie again and call it The Slightly Pissed-Off 2.

Well, not to beat a dead horse (yeah, I know, it's already too late), but it seemed that in the past that a spate of remakes always followed some technological advance like the advent of sound or color, but in the last 10 or 15 years, the remakes seem to be as a result of studio executives watching a lot of TV Land and AMC. Or maybe the advance was the rise of cable or DVD? Hmmmm. I don't know. And to go off on another tangent, I never understand what audience some TV remakes are trying to appeal to. If you contemporize and update a TV show into a film to the point that it's unlike the original, that won't appeal to the audience who liked the TV show. And if you're trying to appeal to an audience who doesn't remember the TV show, then why bother to base it on it in the first place? I don't quite understand which audience this is meant to appeal to. Oh, well.

In any case, enjoy 'Yours, Mine and Ours' (oh, yeah, that's what this post was, I remember)

P.S. There might be a slight sound issue on 1 or 2 of the tracks, but it's hard for me to tell since my headphones are acting up and in need of replacing. Those issues didn't seem to appear when I put together the 'Orphaned Film Songs' compilation, so I suspect it's the headphones, but I thought I should mention it, just in case. Otherwise, it sounds great.

Track List:

01 - Yours, Mine And Ours (Main Title - Vocal)
02 - Introducing the Beardsleys and The Norths
03 - The War Was On
04 - North, Helen
05 - At Home
06 - Toujour L'Amour
07 - The Honky Donkey
08 - It's A Sometimes World (Instrumental)
09 - Yours, Mine and Ours (Instrumental)
10 - It's A Sometimes World (Vocal)
11 - Mrs. N. and Mr. B.
12 - Just Married
13 - Honeymoon
14 - Morning Madness
15 - Christmas
16 - Mike Leaves
17 - End Title (Yours, Mine and Ours - Vocal Reprise)

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Yours, Mine and Ours (Rapidshare)

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around 34 MB

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By Request - Checkmate (1962 TV) (John Williams)

'Anonymous' requested 'Checkmate' by John Williams and here it is! It's the soundtrack to the TV show starring Sebastian Cabot & Doug McClure about an unusual private investigative firm. At times jazzy, and other times, laid back. In that respect, a little reminiscent of Henry Mancini. But it's John Williams......'nuff said.

P.S. Want some swinging music? Listen to 'The Bishop's Retreat' or 'The King Swings'.

Track List:

Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 01 - Theme From Checkmate
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 02 - The Isolated Pawn
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 03 - Cyanide Touch
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 04 - Far Out Place
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 05 - Hassle In The Castle
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 06 - En Passant
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 07 - The Black Knight
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 08 - Fireside Eyes
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 09 - The Bishop's Retreat
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 10 - Queen's Sacrifice
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 11 - Shy Youth
Checkmate (1962) (John Williams) - 12 - The King Swings

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around 33 MB

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The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein)

Here's another soundtrack that I would've posted a long time ago, but I always figured somebody else would post it, but a while back, when I did a blog search, it didn't seem like anybody had. Maybe everybody figured the same thing - that somebody else would've posted it. Or maybe everybody already had it. Or maybe somebody did post it and I forgot about it. Either way, here it is!

I think I did the blog search when Scorebaby Annex asked for it when he posted Murderer's Row, but I believe somebody gave him a link to a copy in the comments, so I never bothered to post this one, but then it occurred to me that not everybody reads the comments, so maybe they missed it. I don't know if this version is any different from that one, but here it is anyway. Elmer Bernstein scoring a Matt Helm movie.....does it get any better? (Well, maybe Jerry Goldsmith scoring a Flint movie or John Barry scoring a Bond movie, but it's a pretty close call.) Want some swinging crime jazz? Enjoy!

Track List:

The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 01 - The Silencers - Main Title
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 02 - The Silencers (Vocals - Vikki Carr)
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 03 - Tina's Waltz
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 04 - Big 'O'
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 05 - Blast-Off Minus 3
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 06 - Matt Helm's Blues
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 07 - Santiago (Vocals - Vikki Carr)
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 08 - Spy Chase
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 09 - Early To Bed
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 10 - Promise Her Anything
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 11 - A Little Tipsy
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 12 - Showgirl Walk
The Silencers (1966) (Elmer Bernstein) - 13 - Tung-Tze

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The Silencers (Rapidshare) - (Link Re-Up)

The Silencers (Megaupload)

around 45 MB

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Let's Celebrate! - My Favorite Film Score of All Time - Kings Row (1941) (Erich Wolfgang Korngold)

To celebrate my 100th post (only by my arbitrary numbering system, so it's probably more than that actually) and to celebrate the blog closing in on 40,000 visits (!), I thought I'd post what is arguably my favorite score of all time. I kind of hate to call it that because it's a little like naming your favorite movie or favorite food. That's literally comparing apples and oranges. And there are way too many choices, but if I was absolutely forced to, I'd have to say that Kings Row is my favorite film score of all time and Erich Wolfgang Korngold is my favorite film composer.

If you love film scoring, you're probably familiar with Korngold, but if you're not, he composes in the grand symphonic style of the Golden Age. When people mention Star Wars in terms of scoring, they often mention it as a revival of the style defined by Korngold.

Kings Row is also one out of my two favorite Ronald Reagan movies (that and Desperate Journey). Not that anybody but me would care, but I just thought I'd throw that in. Actually, now that I think about it, I really wished he had stayed an actor (for so many reasons). I think it was also his favorite movie; in fact, if I remember right, he named his autobiography with a line from this film (though it would probably be giving away a plot point if I mentioned what it was). It's tidbits like that which probably make you really glad you read this blog.....or not.

Speaking of which, I wanted to sincerely thank all the people who have visited this blog since it started. I wanted to celebrate the 10,000 mark, way back when, but it happened when I was taking that unplanned break and I couldn't think of anything to post to commemorate it. Then I thought I'd do something for 20,000, but it slipped by unnoticed and I still couldn't think of anything. I actually would've posted Kings Row a long time ago, but I knew it was one of those CD's I had in storage, so I ruled it out. Then, a while ago, I was rummaging around in my collection and I realized I had digitized a copy of this and stuck it on an archive CD! So, I thought I'd post it as something special for the 30,000 mark, but that came and went so quickly, I didn't get the chance. But this time around, when it was at 37,000 or so and it coincided with the approaching 100th post, I thought I should do it. So, by the time I post this, it should be around 40,000 visits.

I still can't believe it! That's pretty amazing for a so-so blog. I never envisioned this blog getting to that point so quickly (if at all). Especially, when the first month and half or so that this blog was up, hardly anybody visited. My main concern back then was that I have just enough visitors so that the links wouldn't go dead. And I'm actually still basically satisfied by getting enough downloads to make sure they still stay active. Anything beyond, say, 20 or 30 downloads and I'm reasonably satisfied (though, of course, I'm happier when it's a little higher than that), so I still find 40,000 visits an amazing number. Of course, this could just be 10 people who visited 4,000 times apiece, but it's still very gratifying.

Considering the kind of stuff I post (and the way the blog is presented), I still find it hard to believe people visit that often. I think all the stuff I post is great, but when I think about it objectively, I know there aren't that many people interested in most of it, so for the people who are, I wanted to thank each and every one of you for making this such an enjoyable experience. Well, at least I enjoy it.....I can't really speak for anyone else.

Well, I like to think of the blog as a kind of Crackerjack box. When people stop by, they won't know what they'll get or if they'll even like it, but hopefully every once in a while, it'll be something they enjoy.

And so, I hope Kings Row is something a few of you will enjoy. I know I do. It's such a powerful score, very lyrical, and fantastic music. It's a symphonic suite consisting of two long tracks performed by The National Philharmonic Orch. cond. by Charles Gerhardt. It's hard for me to imagine anyone not liking it, but if you don't like the John Williams style or large orchestral music, then I could see someone passing on it. But if for no other reason than to celebrate, I hope people who might otherwise pass, give it a try! Just to satisfy their curiosity as to what my favorite film score of all time would sound like. And for those of you who would download it anyway, I know you'll love it.

And again, thanks for all the support, encouragement, and pleasure your love and appreciation for music has provided over the course of this blog. I've certainly received more than I've given out and so I appreciate everyone who has visited and hopefully will continue to visit. There's so much music I want to post that I haven't gotten around to yet, and I hope that you'll occasionally find something in there to enjoy! Well, happy 100th post and happy 40,000!

Track List:

01 - Main Title / The Children (Parris and Cassie) / Parris and Grandmother / Cassie's Party / Icehouse / Operation / Cassie's Farewell / Parris Goes To Dr.Tower / Winter / Grandmother's Last Will / Seduction / All Is Quiet / Grandmother Dies / Sunset / Parris Leaves Kings Row / Flirtation

02 - Vienna and Happy New Year 1900 / Randy and Drake / Financial Ruin / Accident and Amputation / Drake Awakens / Vienna - Cable - Randy and Drake / Letters Across The Ocean / Parris Comes Back / Kings Row / Elise / Parris's Decision / Finale

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