Saturday, November 25, 2006

Who Are Your Favorite Film Composers?....and a Few Thoughts

I just thought I'd put this at the top of the blog just in case people were getting tired of seeing George Bush's face at the top (though I can't imagine how that could be). Haven't felt like posting anything lately (though there are a few more requests that I need to get to), and haven't had much time, but I didn't want people to think the blog had gone completely dormant. If you look carefully, you can see many changes. If you look up (or should I say re-up) and all around, you'll see it isn't exactly the same. And you can always use the 'Requests' post (see the link at the top of the blog).

In the meantime, I was curious about something. Since I've been posting a lot of soundtracks lately, I've been wondering who everybody's favorite film composers are?

Well, one of the reasons I ask is that a few years ago, I briefly did some p2p filesharing, but I haven't done any for about 2 or 3 years. But the thing I noticed back then that I hadn't quite expected was how much soundtrack collectors tended to break down by certain genres, composers, and categories.

I couldn't really ask back then, but then it occurred to me a little while ago that now that I had a blog, I could actually ask the question. So what category do you fall into? I'm just curious as to the preferences of the people who read this blog. I can take a guess at some of the regular readers, but it just got me wondering.

I didn't (and still haven't) run across too many collectors who liked all the different genres and eras that I did, but it's hard to tell without asking. Soundtrack collectors seem to fall into certain categories. People who liked Golden Age scores (there only seemed to be a few of those on p2p), the Silver Age (early Williams and Goldsmith, etc.), jazz scores (like Alex North, Elmer Bernstein in the 50's or Schifrin, et al in the 60's & 70's), pop scores (Mancini, Hefti, etc.), blaxploitation, exploitation, science fiction, horror, electronic, rock, new age & minimalist, foreign composers, and so on.

There were some who liked what I thought of as Goldsmith, Williams, & Horner of the late 70's & 80's. People who seemed to develop an interest in film scoring as a direct result of watching Star Wars and feeling the impact of that score. And then there were people who seemed to be interested mainly in scores from the last 5 to 10 years and some who were only interested in current releases and the latest unreleased scores.

As you can probably tell from the blog, I like stuff that falls into all those categories (as well as other types of music), but I always wondered if there were a lot of other people out there like that or am I the only one? I like film music from the silent era till today in all those different genres. Sometimes you meet people who like all those different categories, but then they don't like song soundtracks. Or some people hate scoring mixed with songs and dialogue. I like both types of soundtracks. Or some who like pop & rock oriented soundtracks don't like big orchestral scoring and vice versa. And then even if you run across somebody who likes all of those things, they don't like musical soundtracks.

I suspect there are some of you out there who like all of those things, but like I say, I was just curious. And if you like just one category of soundtrack, I'd be interested to hear what it is. Or if you absolutely hate soundtracks, I'd like to hear that too.

Which reminds me. I've probably alienated a lot of people who don't care anything about soundtracks by posting so many lately, but it's just because I've been indulging in my love of film scores on the blog. And I'm sure when I post other non-soundtrack stuff, I'll alienate all those people who come here for soundtracks. Oh, well. You can't win 'em all, I guess.

And with so many blogs and forums shutting down or going on hiatus lately, it may make some people a little nervous when they don't see any new posts on the blog for a while. But if you're a long-time reader of the blog (though I can't imagine there are too many of those still around) or if you've gone back into the archives (again, probably a pretty small number at this point), you know that not seeing a new post for a while is pretty common. Sometimes I just don't have anything I want to post or a lot of my online times gets eaten up with blog maintenance, etc.

In fact, that may be one of the only things that every once in a great while makes me feel like stopping the blog. Just the fact that I don't get to enjoy other blogs like I'd like to. Virtually, all the blogs you see in the link list are ones that I enjoy, would like to keep current on, contribute something to, comment on, and generally participate in, but usually I just barely make it out of my own blog. :)) Not a complaint so much as an observation. It kind of kills me that I don't get to enjoy some of these fine blogs the way that I'd like to. But I enjoy blogging too much to do it any other way, I suppose. That's why I try not to feel too pressured about posting anything new if I don't want to. That way I can keep it a fun experience and not get too burned out.

Though somehow I imagine that most people could care less, but I just thought I'd mention it. Well, in any case, let me know what your musical preferences are (soundtrack or otherwise). I'm curious as to what people like. :))

Thanks So Much!

Update: I wasn't able to upload this before Thanksgiving and had to wait a few days before I could, but I had the post all written so here it is. Download it anyway and listen to it until next Thanksgiving! Otherwise, all of the text still applies. :))

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! (Well, at least everyone in the United States) I thought I'd make up this compilation not only in honor of Thanksgiving, but also to thank every one of the fine visitors to this blog who have made blogging such an enjoyable experience.

As a word of warning, this is probably not the best compilation in the world, but in my defense, I only thought of making it up last night. Yes, I know, it sounds kind of stupid, but I hadn't really thought of making up anything to commemorate Thanksgiving. But I suppose it's like a lot of these compilations; you get an idea in your head, you get inspired to make something up, and then you're compelled to crank it out. There were so many 'thank you' songs though that I was tempted to make up 2 or 3 volumes, but I got a little tired of it after the first one and I didn't have a lot of time, so I didn't end up making the other ones. It's too bad though because I had to leave off some good songs, but how much thankfulness can a listener take anyway?

And as seems to be the pattern with these things, I wasn't able to put it up far enough in advance (since that would've required a time machine in this case) to allow most people to listen to it before Thanksgiving, but again, you can enjoy this all year round! Or what is more likely the case, you can ignore it all year round.

But the important thing is that I put it up and again, I wanted to say how thankful I am to everybody out there who takes the trouble to visit this blog and to those who contribute something in the way of files, requests, or comments. As a blogger (and I suspect this is true of almost all bloggers), I never expect anything in return. You hope for things like comments, but you never expect them. And I certainly never expect people to upload things and post them on the blog. I'm especially amazed and gratified by the spirit of people who say they just want to contribute something. I would blog even if nobody ever commented or uploaded anything (though it would probably get pretty lonely around here), so I always consider anything else as a fantastic and unexpected bonus.

I also want to single out some people for special thanks. I want to sincerely thank Blofeld's Cat, Elias, Detective Mitchell, Isbum, Mickey, Quidtum, Quinlan, Ripman, Rocket From Mars, Watson, Werther, and many other fine people (you know who you are!) for making many wonderful contributions to the blog and for their continued interest and passion for sharing. These are exceptional people and I consider them all friends (whether they want to be or not). Mickey, Isbum, and Rocket From Mars in particular have gone far above and beyond in their support and encouragement of this blog. Thanks is a small word to repay them for the enjoyment I've gotten from these people.

I'd also like to thank the many excellent bloggers who've stopped by (and those who haven't) and their blogs from which I've gotten so much enjoyment in the past, present, and hopefully, the future (you never know which one is going down next!). In particular, Ill Folks, Timbo of Licorice Pizza, Lazar of Lazar's Lounge, JazzHollister of the late lamented JazzNotes, Penthouse Safari, Telstar Ted, & Onzichtbaredj also all from gone but not forgotten blogs, Bongolong of Bongolongland, MisterLesterKeen, KaBluie, Jordan (Omega) from Even More Stuff For Wasting Time, Sallie of Old Time Radio Experience, Fredda, and so many other wonderful bloggers who have enriched my online experience more than I can ever say. They have brightened this blog with their visits and comments and have brightened my day with their blogs.

I sometimes think it's not as obvious since I run out of time to mention them as much as I would like, but I love reading these blogs (and all the ones you see in the link list), listening to their music, and generally enjoying what they have to offer. I try not to take it for granted, but it's sometimes easy for me to forget how much effort and work these people have put into their blogs so that I and others could enjoy them. Thanks again!

And thanks to all the other fine readers of the blog like Mel, J.R. Kinnard, Skinny Robbie (I really should've put them under the blogger section, but oh, well), Lacey, Honored General, Breton Girl, WJB, Dominic, Les, all the great 'Anonymous' people out there, and all the other people my foggy blogger's brain might have forgotten. I really value your visits and cheerful insights. You guys are fantastic!! And as this compilation says, Thanks So Much!!!!! (I added the extra exclamation points)

So as you listen to this compilation, imagine that I'm thanking all of you personally in song (though try not to get creeped out by the fact that my voice occasionally turns into a female or a chorus) and that it's a heartfelt thanks! Enjoy!

Track List:

01 - William Hung - Words of Gratitude - [Spoken]
02 - Bing Crosby - I've Got Plenty To Be Thankful For
03 - Randy Roberts - The Pilgrim / Thanksgiving Song
04 - Pat Godwin - Thanksgiving At My House
05 - Spencer Ross - Thanksgiving Day Parade (instr.)
06 - Carmen Miranda - Thank You, North America
07 - Billy Paul - Thanks For Saving My Life
08 - The Beatles - Thank You Girl
09 - Pastels - How Can I Thank You
10 - Joe Tex - Say Thank You
11 - Connie Francis - My Thanks To You
12 - Sam & Dave - I Thank You
13 - Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)
14 - Helmut Lotti - Thank You
15 - Solomon Burke - Thanks I Needed That
16 - Candi Staton - The Thanks I Get For Loving You
17 - Dolores Gray - Thanks a Lot, But No Thanks
18 - Boyce & Hart - Thanks For Sunday
19 - The Shirelles - Thank You, Baby
20 - Bob Hope & Shirley Ross - Thanks For The Memory
21 - Eddie & Ernie - Thanks For Yesterday
22 - Charioteers - Thanks For Yesterday
23 - Roberta Lean - Thank You
24 - Cadbury's Roses - Thank You Very Much
25 - Dido - Thank You
26 - Cynthia Fee - Thank You for Being a Friend
27 - ABBA - Thank You For The Music
28 - Bob Dylan - Miami Convention Message - [Spoken]
29 - Anton Rodgers, Albert Finney, & Chorus - Thank You Very Much

Total Time: 1:14:48

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Thanks So Much! - Part 1 (Rapidshare)

Thanks So Much! - Part 2 (Rapidshare)


Thanks So Much! (Filesend)

around 103 MB

Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis)

This seems like a pretty common album which is probably why I haven't posted it until now, but I like Manos Hadjidakis and I haven't seen it around anywhere else, so I thought I'd post it. I kept waiting for someone else to post it, so I held off, but I suspect everyone felt the same way about it being pretty available and didn't put it up either.

It's the score to the Melina Mercouri / Peter Ustinov heist caper movie. I love caper movies. They seemed to disappear in the 80's and part of the 90's, but they've made a comeback lately. Or at least people are just remaking older caper movies. It seems kind of odd that people would remake Gambit (I think they remade that one, didn't they?), Ocean's Eleven, The Italian Job, or Mission: Impossible, for instance, but not movies like Topkapi, Who's Minding the Mint?, The Hot Rock, or The Bank Shot. Well, it's probably just a matter of time, I guess.

Well, if you like fun comedy caper scores with a Turkish / Greek flavor (talking about bridging cultural enmity!), then you..........probably already have this, now that I think about it. Wait, enjoy it anyway!

Track List:

Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 01 - The Palace Museum (Main Titles)
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 02 - Master Thief (Vocals - Melina Mercouri)
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 03 - Screwball Inventor
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 04 - A Lincoln Automobile
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 05 - Belly Dance
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 06 - The Emeralds
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 07 - Turkish Security
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 08 - The Searchlight
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 09 - Museum Roof
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 10 - Wrestling Tournament
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 11 - The Sultan's Dagger
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 12 - Success!
Topkapi (1964) (Manos Hadjidakis) - 13 - In Prison (End Titles)

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Topkapi (Rapidshare)

Topkapi (Filesend)

around 37 MB

@ 160 Kbps

By Request - Krakatoa, East Of Java (1969) (Frank DeVol)

Here's a request by another great friend to this blog, 'Watson', and I'm happy to fulfill it. It's always a treat to be able to fulfill a request by a good person. Okay, I could've fulfilled a lot of requests from evil people in the past and never known it, but I choose to believe that they were all good (though someone named Osama B.L. requested the Princess Diaries scores, but that could've just been a coincidence).

This is another album that I was thinking of putting up eventually and now I can! When I see Frank DeVol's name anywhere, I always enjoy it. How many composers had an equally prominent career as a character actor? (If you don't count Jerry Goldsmith's dozens of film roles as the pony-tailed butler, hotel clerk, or romantic rival to C. Thomas Howell.) How can you not like a Frank DeVol score? Okay, I could see how someone might not, but that's more about free will than it is about Frank DeVol.

If you don't remember Frank DeVol, he turns up in an awful lot of movies and television shows. He's bald, thin and very funny (uhhh.........but not because he's bald and thin). I'm trying to think of any familiar roles. Well, he was on Get Smart as one of the CONTROL scientists and he played the bandleader (go figure!) on Fernwood Tonight, among many other roles. And he composed the music for films like Pillow Talk, Cat Ballou, The Dirty Dozen, The Flight of the Phoenix, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, etc.

I always feel funny about writing background info like that. I feel a little condescending when I assume people don't know or have forgotten these things and it seems like the kind of thing that people could look up elsewhere and get much better information. But I always find it informative when I read it on other blogs, so I've always got to remind myself to stick some in every once in a while. It probably even encourages people to download it, I guess. I'm not sure whether it's hearing that he's bald or that he was on Fernwood Tonight that would give people that extra incentive to download his music, but I thought I'd throw it in anyway.

And I'm pretty sure Krakatoa is west of Java, but I think that's one of those famous film flubs. Well, if I were tasked to make a film, I probably wouldn't spend a lot of time looking at an atlas either, I guess. Well, in case you're not too busy looking at an atlas right now, I hope you enjoy this score!

Track List:

01 - East Of Java (Vocal) - Chorus
02 - A Nice Old Fashioned Girl
03 - Just Before Sunrise
04 - A Nice Old Fashioned Girl (Vocal) - Barbara Werle
05 - Kee Kana Lu
06 - East Of Java
07 - Main Title
08 - A Nice Old Fashioned Girl
09 - Just Before Sunrise - [Vocal] - Barbara Werle
10 - A Nice Old Fashioned Girl
11 - East Of Java
12 - Kee Kana Lu (Vocal) - Javanese Children's Chorus
13 - Just Before Sunrise
14 - East Of Java

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Krakatoa, East Of Java (Rapidshare)

Krakatoa, East Of Java (Filesend)

around 37 MB

@ 160 Kbps

By Request - Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet & I'm Feelin' so Sad (1967) (Neal Hefti)

'Anonymous' requested this and any time I can fulfill a request for music to accompany Rosalind Russell hanging her husband in a closet, I'm happy to do it. Want some fantastic and groovy Neal Hefti? Here it is. You may recognize some of this music popping up in other compilations on the blog or if you're like most people who visit here, you probably don't care at all, so here it is...........Enjoy!

Track List:

Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 01 - Oh Dad, Poor Dad - Main Title - [Vocal]
Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 02 - Boy-Girl Calypso
Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 03 - Like Heaven (Prologue)
Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 04 - Home Movies
Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 05 - The Revolt of Jonathan Rosepettle III
Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 06 - Theme for a Boy & Girl
Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 07 - This is Mother
Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 08 - Old Dad Calypso
Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 09 - Spooky Coffins
Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 10 - Into the Sunset (Epilogue)
Oh Dad, Poor Dad... (1967) (Neal Hefti) - 11 - Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Reprise) - [Vocal]

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Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Rapidshare)

Oh Dad, Poor Dad (Filesend) - Note the new service (Megaupload didn't want to work today!...their loss, I guess. Let me know if you have any problems with it. First time I've tried it.)

around 26 MB

@ 128 Kbps

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Requests - Does Anyone Have These? Anybody have any other requests?

Many kind readers of the blog have requested or mentioned these albums in past comments, but I didn't have them, so I thought I'd ask if anyone else had these. Before anyone gets their hopes up though, I don't expect too much of a response to this post (despite the fact that people who visit this blog are exceptionally nice), but I thought I'd ask anyway. :))

This is the first Request Post - Request Post #1 - I took the main part out because it's outdated, takes up a lot of space on the blog (like most things don't!), and might be confused with the updated version. If for some insane reason anybody wants to or needs to see the old one, let me know. I still have it here (in a secret vault where I keep all the babbling that takes place on the blog).

You can still read the comments section though (you just can't add to it). Go to the newest Request Post to add comments (see links at the top of the blog). Thanks and enjoy!

Want Some More?

Here are some links nice readers have offered in the request post that haven't already been included there (Thanks to all!!) [and you can give them some thanks too if you want!]:

I've checked most of these links, but grab them quick before they're gone! (and usually, if it needs a password it will be 'youdont' on the re-ups.) Let me know if any of the links are dead. Thanks!

Isbum (with the generosity of a music fountain!):

The Bad Seed (1956) (Alex North)

The Whisperers (1966) (John Barry) [not Isbum's, but a re-up of Sounds of Champaign's file]

(hope he doesn't mind! - let me know if you do.)

Klute (1971) (Michael Small)

Lady in Cement (1968) (Hugo Montenegro)

The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958) (Bernard Herrmann)

The Outfit (1974) (Jerry Fielding) - (Re-Up)

The Italian Job (1969) (Quincy Jones)

The Fox (1968) (Lalo Schifrin)

Sol Madrid (1968) (Lalo Schifrin) - (Re-Up)

The Quiller Memorandum (1966) (John Barry)

The Miracle Worker (1962) (Laurence Rosenthal)

The Adventurers (1970) score reworked by The Ray Brown Orchestra but most importantly arranged by Quincy Jones.

Torn Curtain (1966) (Bernard Herrmann) - (Re-Up)

Hammersmith Is Out (1972) (Dominic Frontiere)

That Man In Istanbul (1965) (Georges Garvarentz)

International Detective (1959) (Edwin Astley, LeRoy Holmes, & Harry Booth)
- for some reason, I can't get this link to work on Internet Explorer, but it seems to work on Firefox?????.......well, here's the link: http:/

Kaleidoscope (1966) (Stanley Myers)

Z (1969) (Mikis Theodorakis) / State of Siege (1973) (Mikis Theodorakis)

Phantom of the Paradise (1974) (Paul Williams)

The Conversation (1974) (David Shire)

Triple Cross (1967) (Georges Garvarentz)

A Patch of Blue (1965) (Jerry Goldsmith)

Bandolero (both) (1968) (Jerry Goldsmith)

The Chairman (1969) (Jerry Goldsmith)

Escape From The Planet of the Apes (1971) (Jerry Goldsmith)

Shaft's Big Score (1972) (Gordon Parks & Isaac Hayes)

Man And Boy (1972) (J. J. Johnson, with music supervised by Quincy Jones)

Mannix (Lalo Schifrin)

Papillon (1973) (Jerry Goldsmith)

The Gauntlet (1977) (Jerry Fielding)

Chariots of the Gods (1970) (Peter Thomas)

The Final Comedown (1972) (Wade Marcus & Grant Green)

Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970) (Piero Umiliani)

Electra Glide In Blue (1973) (James William Guercio)

The Wild Bunch (1969) (Jerry Fielding)

There's a Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On!

White Rock (1977 Documentary) (Rick Wakeman)

(Or, if you prefer, I had this Rapidshare link handy for White

Viva Maria (1965) / King of Hearts (1966) (Georges Delerue)

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) (Jerry Fielding) (complete)

The Scalphunters (1968) (Elmer Bernstein)

The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) (Laurence Rosenthal)

Dinosaurus! (1960) (Ronald Stein)

Uriel - Under Compulsion

The Wild Geese (1978) (Roy Budd)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) (Denny Zeitlin)

The Dove (1974) (J. Barry)

A Ciascuno Il Suo (We Still Kill the Old Way) (1967) (Luis Bacalov)

Twisted Nerve (1968) (Bernard Herrmann)

Si Zentner and his Orchestra - Warning Shot (Music by Jerry Goldsmith) (1967)

Death On The Nile (1978) (Nino Rota)

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968) (Elmer Bernstein) (at 320 Kbps)

Goodbye, Columbus (1969) (Charles Fox)

3 Western Soundtracks by Gianni Ferrio

Mission Impossible...and More!

The Star Chamber (1983) / The Driver (1978) (Michael Small)

Bare Knuckles (1977) (Vic Caesar)

Fantastic Voyage (1966) (Leonard Rosenman)

Turbulence (1997) (Shirley Walker)

Watership Down (1978) (Angela Morley)

Penthouse Safari (I'll miss your blog!!):

Walk on the Wild Side (1962) (Elmer Bernstein)

Ripman (such good stuff out of the goodness of his heart!):

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) (John Debney) (promo)
High-res covers are included =)

Breakheart Pass (1975) (Jerry Goldsmith)

The new remastered LA-LA version. Hi-rez inserts included with track listings.

Rocket From Mars (a.k.a. 'The One-Man Fulfiller'!):

The Last of the Secret Agents (1966)

The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) (Henry Mancini)

The Hindenburg (1975) (David Shire)

Kelly's Heroes (1970) (Lalo Schifrin)

Walk Don't Run (1966) (Quincy Jones)

KaBluie (those additions to your blog are great!! Go here to see.):

The Wilburn Brothers - The Shakiest Gun In The West (1968)
[individual song from the film]

Detective Mitchell (You're top detective in my book!) [and he has re-vamped his blog to post many of these there. Go here and enjoy!]:

Suburban Commando (1991) [and in the words of 'Detective Mitchell': 'For those who want it, here's the (rare) soundtrack for Suburban Commando. No score on this, but the songs are a guilty pleasure for me. There are also audio clips from the movie included.' - Thanks so much, DM!!]

Hudson Hawk (1991) (Michael Kamen, Robert Kraft, and Various Artists)

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000) (Elia Cmiral) (bad movie, great score)

Ed Wood (1994) (Howard Shore)

Gigli (2003) (John Powell) (the score is far, far better than the movie deserves)
Street Fighter (1994) (Graeme Revell)

[along with two bonus tracks that aren't on the CD, but I threw in anyway: the extended cue for the Log Chase, as found on the promo disc, and the Tommy Shaw song in the film, "What If (Remo's Theme)". Enjoy!] - (nomwl1: Thanks so much DM!! You're great as always!)

Quidtum (Has provided many great links from other sources. See comments for his goodies and many thanks to him for all of his efforts! We greatly appreciate it!)

Vedo Nudo (1969) (Armando Trovaioli) (password to unrar= for_music_pleasure)
[originally from 'Gary' at the late lamented Soundsational (and if you look carefully, you'll see other material by him here)]

Il Corpo (1974) (Piero Umiliani) (password to unrar= for_music_pleasure)

Il Profeta (1968) / La Matriarca (1968) (Armando Trovaioli) (password to unrar= for_music_pleasure)

Quinlan (Thanks so much to Quinlan for going to all the trouble of making these available! We appreciate all the effort; you are great!!):

Un Beau Monstre (A Lovely Monster) (1970) (Georges Garvarentz)

François de Roubaix LP rips:

Best Motion Picture Soundtracks, Vol. 1 - Part 1
Best Motion Picture Soundtracks, Vol. 1 - Part 2
Best Motion Picture Soundtracks, Vol. 2
Best Motion Picture Soundtracks, Vol. 3

...and want some Francis Lai? Quinlan has made a folder available here. Enjoy!

Mickey (Vive la France!! - Always one of my favorite readers!! - Thanks!!):

Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1988) (Joe Jackson)

The Nits - Three Sisters - [song]

David Bowie - Uncle Arthur - [song]

Elias (Thanks so much for these contributions!):

The Old Man and The Sea (1958) (Dimitri Tiomkin)

Exodus (1960) (Ernest Gold)

Little Women (1994) (Thomas Newman)

Werther (Thanks for your contributions!):

Cannibal Holocaust (1979) (Riz Ortolani)

Pass: w_e_r_t_h_e_r

Werther also created his own cover art for the Woody Allen film, 'What's Up, Tiger Lily?' (was available at Mountains of Madness) and kindly offered it to the rest of us (password: w_e_r_t_h_e_r)

Garcia27 (Thanks for your contribution!):

As Garcia27 said, 'Hello, I'd like to leave a link for a CD (27 tracks and more of 2 hours of music) with the best songs write by Basil Poledouris that he pass away last wednesday. It was done by myself so I hope that the people enjoy it. Have a good day.' - [nomwl1: thanks so much for your caring tribute to a great composer!]

Thanks again to all these generous people!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Le Mepris, etc. (Georges Delerue, Pierre Jansen, & Michel Legrand)

'Quidtum' had requested Piero Piccioni's score from Le Mepris, and I knew I had some Delerue from that film but not the Piccioni score, so I thought I'd put this up. It's just a few tracks from the score along with tracks from other French New Wave films, and probably not what he had in mind, but hopefully still enjoyable to have some nice music by good composers. That's always a good thing regardless. Enjoy!

Track List:

01 - Le Mepris (1967) (Georges Delerue) - Theme De Camille
02 - Le Mepris (1967) (Georges Delerue) - Generique
03 - Le Mepris (1967) (Georges Delerue) - La Rupture Chez Prokoch
04 - Le Mepris (1967) (Georges Delerue) - Capri
05 - Juste Avant La Nuit (1971) (Pierre Jansen) - Juste Avant La Nuit
06 - L'Aine Des Ferchaux (1962) (Georges Delerue) - L'Aine Des Ferchaux
07 - Cleo De 5 A 7 (1962) (Michel Legrand) - La Joueuse
08 - Cleo De 5 A 7 (1962) (Michel Legrand) - La Menteuse
09 - Cleo De 5 A 7 (1962) (Michel Legrand) - Sans Toi
10 - Cleo De 5 A 7 (1962) (Michel Legrand) - La Belle Putain
11 - L'Insoumis (1964) (Georges Delerue) - Theme De Thomas
12 - L'Insoumis (1964) (Georges Delerue) - Thomas Et Dominique
13 - L'Insoumis (1964) (Georges Delerue) - La Fete Triste
14 - L'Insoumis (1964) (Georges Delerue) - Mort De Thomas

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Le Mepris, etc. (Rapidshare)

Le Mepris, etc. (Megaupload)

around 65 MB

Ironside versions

'SteMc' of Scores of Scores requested any music from the TV show, Ironside, starring Raymond Burr. Well, I didn't have any scoring from the show, but I thought I'd post some different versions of the theme. It's probably not what he had in mind, but that's all I have, so here are 6 different versions of Quincy Jones' composition, the theme from Ironside:

P.S. Anybody have any other versions?

Track List:

101 Strings - Ironside Theme
Alan Tew Orchestra - Ironside
Chaquito - A Man Called Ironside
Henry Mancini - The Ironside Theme
Lloyd Barry - Ironside
Quincy Jones - Ironside Theme

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Ironside (Rapidshare)

Ironside (Megaupload)

around 25 MB

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

By Request - Prudence And The Pill (1968) (Bernard Ebbinghouse)

Here's another great request by 'Isbum' and I was thinking about posting this before, but it never seemed to come up in the rotation. Now I've got the excuse. 'Isbum' and I like so many of the same albums. This is the soundtrack to the David Niven / Deborah Kerr sex comedy. I wonder what kind of pill they're talking about? Hmmmmm.

Well, I hope 'Anonymous' also likes more fulfilling of his request for groovy 60's soundtrack stuff!

Track List:

Prudence and the Pill - 01 - Main Titles
Prudence and the Pill - 02 - Too Soon to Tell You (Vocal - The Mike Sammes Singers)
Prudence and the Pill - 03 - The Hired Help (tenor sax - Danny Moss)
Prudence and the Pill - 04 - No Place Like It
Prudence and the Pill - 05 - For Geraldine (organ - Roger Coulam)
Prudence and the Pill - 06 - Din Din with Liz
Prudence and the Pill - 07 - The Pill
Prudence and the Pill - 08 - The Morning After
Prudence and the Pill - 09 - Liz
Prudence and the Pill - 10 - Walk With Grace (baritone sax - Ronnie Ross)
Prudence and the Pill - 11 - Indoor-Outdoor Girl (guitar - Ernie Shear)
Prudence and the Pill - 12 - Something in the City

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around 46 MB

By Request - The Yellow Rolls Royce (1964) (Riz Ortolani)

This one's for you, good buddy. 'Isbum' (or as I like to think of him, 'The Music Fountain') asked for this on a wishlist, but that list was really directed at 'Rocket From Mars' (another person I like to think of as a friend at this point, a.k.a. 'The One-Man Fulfiller'.....well, actually I think of both him and 'Isbum' as the 'One-Man Fulfillers', but that was confusing so I gave them each a different nickname). So hopefully 'Isbum' doesn't mind me fulfilling it instead of 'Rocket'. If he does, I'm perfectly willing to delete it from his computer by remote control, if he'll let me. But I won't be able to delete it from your computers though, so download and enjoy this soundtrack to the all-star movie revolving around an inanimate object.

P.S. This also fulfills 'Anonymous' and his request for more groovy 60's soundtrack stuff!

Update: Okay, seriously, I've got to stop posting these. I thought I waited quite a while before posting it, but Rocket From Mars generously provided a link here. I thought he might which is why I waited, but here they are anyway! Well, I already wrote the post and uploaded it, so I didn't really want to throw it away. Enjoy both! I'm going back to my cave. :))

Track List:

The Yellow Rolls Royce - 01 - Main Title
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 02 - Eloise
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 03 - Forget Domani (fast tempo - vocal - Katyna Ranieri)
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 04 - Mae (trumpet solo - Kenny Baker)
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 05 - Pisa
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 06 - Military Band
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 07 - Forget Domani (slow tempo - vocal - Katyna Ranieri)
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 08 - Now And Then (vocal - Katyna Ranieri)
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 09 - Military Band (Eloise)
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 10 - David's Square In Florence
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 11 - Going To Soriano
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 12 - Forget Domani (instrumental)
The Yellow Rolls Royce - 13 - Finale

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around 52 MB

By Request - The Bobo (1967) (Francis Lai)

Well, here's a request from 'Anonymous'. He requested some really nice scores, but this was the only one that I had unfortunately. This is a really nice score too. Well, don't take my word for it. Download it and see! Now that I think about it, this may also fulfill the other 'Anonymous''s request for more groovy 60's soundtrack stuff. Fun and loungey. It's to the Peter Sellers / Britt Ekland comedy about deception, seduction, and revenge. All the ingredients of good comedy. Enjoy!

Track List:

The Bobo (1967) - 01 - Francis Lai - The Blue Matador
The Bobo (1967) - 02 - Francis Lai - Olympia's Theme
The Bobo (1967) - 03 - Francis Lai - Imagine (Retreat Version)
The Bobo (1967) - 04 - Peter Sellers - Girl From Barcelona
The Bobo (1967) - 05 - Chorus - The Bobo (Vocal Version)
The Bobo (1967) - 06 - Chorus - Imagine (Vocal Version)
The Bobo (1967) - 07 - Francis Lai - Olympia's Theme (Bossa Nova)
The Bobo (1967) - 08 - Peter Sellers - The Bulls Of Salamanca
The Bobo (1967) - 09 - Francis Lai - Bobo's Lament - Blue Matador
The Bobo (1967) - 10 - Francis Lai - The Bobo (Bossa Nova)
The Bobo (1967) - 11 - Chorus - The Blue Matador (Vocal Version)

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around 42 MB

By Request - Lionheart (1990) (John Scott)

'Wolfcreek' (& 'Isbum' too) requested this score to the Jean Claude Van Damme action movie, Lionheart. Not to be confused with the 1987 Eric Stoltz movie of the same name with a score by Jerry Goldsmith (though it is rumored that Eric Stoltz is really from Belgium, he kickboxes in his spare time, and that he does painful splits every chance he gets). Come to think of it, I bet 'Isbum' thought 'Wolfcreek' was talking about the Jerry Goldsmith score. Oh, well, if that's the case, at least 50 percent of them will be happy. Enjoy!

Update: Well, reading the Requests post, I can see that 'Wolfcreek' actually wanted the song soundtrack. I'm just not sure if it was the song soundtrack to the Jean Claude Van Damme movie or the Stoltz movie. Hmmm.....must've been the Van Damme movie. Sorry, 'Wolfcreek', I don't have that one and I don't even know if there was one. Soundtrackcollector doesn't list one for either movie. And of course, I don't really need to bother posting this since 'Isbum' already provided a link. Well, in case you're in the mood for a lot of Van Damme, download them both (or none at all). I already had it all set up, so here it is anyway. I should really wait before I post these things!

Track List:

Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 01 - North Africa - a) The Burn, b) North Africa
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 02 - The Voyage
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 03 - New York Streets
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 04 - Meet The Lady
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 05 - Joshua And Lyon
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 06 - The Wrong Hood
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 07 - The Big Orange
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 08 - Lyon's Grief
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 09 - Partners
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 10 - The Lady's Apartment
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 11 - Dating The Lady
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 12 - Fighting The Scot
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 13 - Helping Hand
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 14 - Nicole
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 15 - Fighting The Brazilian
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 16 - The Foreign Legion
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 17 - Attila The Killa
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 18 - The Wrong Bet
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 19 - Farewell
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 20 - Freedom For Lyon
Lionheart (1990) (John Scott) - 21 - Lionheart

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Lionheart (Rapidshare)

Lionheart (Megaupload)

around 91 MB

By Request - Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) (Miklos Rozsa)

JazzHollister (you know, from his excellent blog, JazzNotes - go there and get great stuff!) requested something from this film. I thought I might have it, but I couldn't remember until I checked so I put it up at the Requests post. Well, I could swear I listened to it before and I knew I wasn't crazy, so here it is!

It was really lucky that when it came time to do this Steve Martin spoof of film noir films, they could actually get a composer who had done the original film noirs and was still composing and still vital. This isn't a spoof score though, but would work in any classic film noir.

It's Miklos Rozsa and that's all you need to say, as far as I'm concerned. Well, this one's for you Jazz (you deserve it)! I hope you (and everyone else) enjoys it!

Track List:

01 - Universal Studios Fanfare
02 - Prelude / Car Crash / Rigby Reardon-Private Dick / Enter Juliet
03 - Friends & Enemies of Carlotta / The Alan Ladd Hit / Sucking the Bullet Out
04 - 'Cleaning Woman!' / Rigby's Story
05 - Clue In The Cookie Jar
06 - The Swede
07 - The Train Station
08 - The Keys
09 - Walking Down 5th Street
10 - The Beating
11 - Rigby Reardon - Cross Dresser
12 - Jerry's Supermarket / Searching For Clues
13 - Captain Cody Jarrett / The Prison Break
14 - Juliet & Rigby
15 - The Phone Call / Juliet Leaves
16 - The Island Of Carlotta
17 - Kitty & Rigby
18 - Kitty Drugs Rigby / The Chase Begins
19 - The Final Instructions / Rigby's Victory
20 - The End
21 - End Credits
22 - Love Theme (Orchestral Demo Version)

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El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa)

I felt a little bad when 'Werther' requested some Miklos Rozsa and the ones he asked for were in storage, so I thought I'd post possibly my favorite Rozsa score of all time. This is Miklos Rozsa conducting The Symphony Orchestra Graunke of Munich on the long out of print Sony CD of the original soundtrack.

This is another one of my all time favorite scores (and another one that it would never occur to me to post this soon), but maybe there are people who haven't heard it or have only heard the re-recordings (like the James Sedares one, which I also really like), but maybe they don't have this one. The boldness of the score and the driving rhythm of the march or cuts like 'Thirteen Knights' is always enjoyable.

And now that I think about it, it's coincidentally another Charlton Heston movie. Not really the best movie, but entertaining. And posting this score puts me in mind of something 'Omega' wrote on his blog, Even More Stuff For Wasting Time, about how people who like Lalo Schifrin don't generally care for Miklos Rozsa and vice versa. I wonder if that's true. Maybe it is. I love both composers and I bet a lot of people who read this blog do too, but maybe the majority don't? Well, I'd be curious to know where people stand on that.

And now that I think about it, I just realized that this may be the first Rozsa I've posted on the blog! Wow. So much music I haven't gotten around to putting up yet! And that's just in the soundtrack category; now if I can just get to the other dozen genres of music I want to post, I'll be all set!

Well, one of the motivations for starting this blog was that after a year or so of following and really enjoying music blogs, there still seemed to be a lot of music that wasn't being posted anywhere (although they may have been out there and I never realized it). At the time, there didn't seem to be a lot of people posting soundtracks outside of certain genres, eras, or composers. Either they were more recent soundtracks or they fell into certain categories like crime jazz, exploitation, or science fiction, or were by certain composers like Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, or John Barry, for instance. But there still seemed to be a huge group that was underrepresented. Maybe they were in the middle; not quite hip or high profile enough to be as interesting or bad enough to be funny. Other areas like comedy or drama, other eras like the Golden or Silver Age, or other composers like Rozsa or Waxman, for instance.

So I guess that's what motivated me to start one, though sometimes when you look at the download numbers or the number of comments on some of the posts, you understand why nobody else put some of this stuff up. It's probably because very few people care about it!

Well, it's funny though. I didn't see anybody putting up things like Golden Age scores, cast albums, or the types of compilations I wanted to put up. If somebody had been, I probably would've never started a blog. I would've been very content to enjoy all that great material by other blogs. But I guess that's what still drives me. I figure if I like this stuff, there must be other people out there who might also enjoy it (all three of you!).

And after all that, I still haven't gotten around to putting up a lot of that stuff. Though now that excellent blogs like Bullseye are around, I don't feel as much of a need to post some of this stuff since I know somebody somewhere will. It's probably that way in general. Ironically, with so many soundtrack blogs around now, I feel less compelled to post some material since I know one of those great blogs will make it available, but it also reminds me of so much stuff I want to post that I end up posting a heavier concentration of soundtracks! Go figure.

Well, in any case, enjoy this Rozsa score because I know I do!

Track List:

El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 01 - Overture
El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 02 - Prelude
El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 03 - Palace Music
El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 04 - Fight For Calahorra
El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 05 - Thirteen Knights
El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 06 - Farewell
El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 07 - Intermezzo- The El Cid March
El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 08 - The Twins
El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 09 - Battle of Valencia
El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 10 - The Cid's Death
El Cid (1961) (Miklos Rozsa) - 11 - The Legend and Epilogue

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The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross)

Here's another score that I consider one of the greatest scores ever written for film. And like Around The World in 80 Days, it wouldn't occur to me to post it (at least not for a very long time). Normally, if I was going to post Jerome Moross, I probably would've posted The Cardinal or some other score that was less familiar, but after posting Kings Row, I realized I should go ahead and post this score (like anybody cares).

For those who have never heard this score or seen the movie, I think you'll be blown away by the power and lyricism of this Western score. For those who are sick of hearing The Big Country, maybe you don't have this version (not a re-recording, but the 'Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'). If you already have this version, then you can skip to the next post (but do not pass GO and do not collect $200).

I love Jerome Moross and he is one of my favorite composers (how often have you heard that on this blog?). It seems to me that the knock that you occasionally hear about him is that he was less trained as a composer than most, but to the untrained ear like mine, it makes no difference to me. And in particular, I consider this one of the finest, if not THE finest, Western film score ever composed (of course, as soon as I say that, I'll think of some exception). Or maybe we can just lump it all together with some Elmer Bernstein, Ennio Morricone, or Dimitri Tiomkin and call it a draw.

And the film itself gets my nomination for most actors with piercing stares in a single film; between Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Gregory Peck and Chuck Connors, they could've cut granite if they squinted at it long enough. (This is as opposed to say, a spaghetti Western where the actors may not naturally squint, but are just filmed to have piercing looks) There you go.....another reason to be glad that you read this blog......(or another reason to wipe this web address permanently from your computer).

Well, enjoy The Big Country (I know I do)!

Track List:

The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 01 - Main Title
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 02 - Julie's House
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 03 - The Welcoming
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 04 - The Hazing
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 05 - Courtin' Time
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 06 - The Terrill Ranch
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 07 - Old Thunder
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 08 - The Raid (Pts. 1 & 2)
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 09 - McKay's Decision
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 10 - The Capture
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 11 - McKay's Triumph
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 12 - Major Terrill's Party
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 13 - Major Terrill's Party - Pt. 2
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 14 - Waltz
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 15 - Polka
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 16 - Night In Blanco Canyon
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 17 - McKay's Ride
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 18 - McKay Is Missing
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 19 - The Old House
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 20 - Waiting
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 21 - Horror Stories
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 22 - Big Muddy
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 23 - Still Waiting
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 24 - McKay Alone
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 25 - Night At Ladder Ranch
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 26 - The Fight
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 27 - Cattle At The River
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 28 - Pat's Mistake
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 29 - Buck Comes For Julie
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 30 - The Abduction
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 31 - The Captive
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 32 - The Attempted Rape
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 33 - The War Party Gathers
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 34 - McKay In Blanco Canyon
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 35 - Jim And Julie
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 36 - The Major Alone
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 37 - The Duel
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 38 - The Death Of Buck Hannassey
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 39 - Ambush In Blanco Canyon - Pt. 1
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 40 - Ambush In Blanco Canyon - Pt. 2
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 41 - The Stalking
The Big Country (1958) (Jerome Moross) - 42 - End Title

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By Request - The Burbs (1989) (Jerry Goldsmith) [Bootleg / Complete Score]

This one's for Breton Girl! Hopefully she'll be able to find it when she gets back from vacation. She requested it before she left, but I couldn't post it in time, so I'm posting it now. I've lost track of all the different blogs that have posted The 'Burbs, but The Manchester Morgue posted 2 different versions, and Breton Girl told me that the expanded version there had missing tracks, so she asked me if I would post mine. So here's another blog posting The 'Burbs!

It's Jerry Goldsmith scoring the Tom Hanks comedy. I should probably make some attempt to describe the music, but all I can think is to say it's Jerry Goldsmith. That seems to suffice somehow. Enjoy!

Track List:

The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 01 - Main Title
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 02 - The House
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 03 - Welcome to Mayfield Pl.
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 04 - Shooting Crows
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 05 - Dave's Story
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 06 - New Neighbours
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 07 - Klopek House
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 08 - Bad Karma
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 09 - Storytelling
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 10 - Neighbourhood Watch
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 11 - Garbage Disposal
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 12 - Little Dog Lost
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 13 - A Klopek Watching
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 14 - A Hell of TV
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 15 - A Nightmare in the 'Burbs
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 16 - Leaving the Note
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 17 - The Bone
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 18 - Brownies
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 19 - A Horse in the Basement
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 20 - Planning the Raid
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 21 - The Assault
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 22 - On the Roofs
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 23 - Searching the House
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 24 - The Search Continues
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 25 - The Furnance
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 26 - Walter is Back
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 27 - Ray Peterson, Neighbour from Hell
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 28 - Aftermath
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 29 - Runaway Ambulance
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 30 - Canvas Fight
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 31 - Skulls-Catching Pinocchio
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 32 - Vacation's End
The 'Burbs (Bootleg) (Jerry Goldsmith) - 33 - End Titles

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The Burbs (Filesend)

The Burbs (Megaupload)

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The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young)

Coincidentally, I was going to post this one when somebody asked for another Victor Young score, Around the World in 80 Days, so I thought I'd post them together. This is another favorite score to a favorite movie. Victor Young incorporates some traditional folk tunes into his score (as seems to be director John Ford's wont in many pictures) and merges them into another lyrical score.

This is another score that I can't help but instantly like just because of its immediate association with the film, but regardless of that, it's still a great score. Because of the popularity of the film, I would suspect that this is still available in the stores, so I would encourage everybody to go out and get it if they like listening to it here. You won't be sorry (okay, it's true that I can't guarantee your emotional state at any given time, but it's just a guess on my part).

I would also encourage people to see the movie if you haven't seen it, but then why listen to me? No reason, actually, now that I think about it. Well, if you like the stuff you find on this blog, you've probably already seen The Quiet Man, so I'm just wasting my time asking you to. Okay, I'll stop.


Track List:

The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 01 - Main Title & Castletown Opening
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 02 - This Way!; Journey to Innisfree & Humble Cottage
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 03 - Sean Sees Mary Kate For The First Time (Sheep Grazing); Arrival in Innisfree
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 04 - The Wild Colonial Boy; River Cottage - The Dublin Pub Singers
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 05 - The Race
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 06 - The Courting; Bicycle Made for Two (Village Street)
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 07 - Love Scene (The Stream; The Graveyard)
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 08 - Trooper Thorn (The Fight Bell)
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 09 - The Isle of Innisfree (Vocal) - Anne Buckley
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 10 - I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 11 - Cottage Fireside (Forlorn)
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 12 - Galway Bay (Vocal) - The Dublin Pub Singers
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 13 - Prelude to the Big Fight
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 14 - The Fight
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 15 - Finale and End Title
The Quiet Man (1952) (Victor Young) - 16 - The Isle of Inisfree (Reprise)

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By Request - Around The World In 80 Days (1956) (Victor Young) [Bootleg]

'Anonymous' requested this score, but my copy of the regular release CD is in storage, so I was all set to put it up at the Requests post when I remembered that I had a copy of the bootleg release here, so here it is! I consider this score to be in the all-time pantheon of classic film scores and it is one of my favorites. Ironically, that is one reason why it would never occur to me to post it and I probably wouldn't have if it hadn't been a request.

I guess I figure that people who are interested in it would've already heard it a million times and would want something else by Victor Young. Like if I were going to post something by John Williams, it would never occur to me to post Star Wars. Or if I wanted to post Lalo Schifrin, I would never post Mission Impossible. Even though I love those scores and albums and I could always listen to them again. I even felt a little funny when I posted Fitzwilly because I figured if you liked John Williams you probably already had this score. I would've posted it eventually, I think, but somehow my instinct when it comes time to deciding what to post, would make me want to post something like Penelope or even John Goldfarb Please Come Home instead (though I would probably avoid this one, just because it's FSM and most likely currently available) just because those are ones people hear less often.

It's only when I see the number of downloads my files get or when I look at other blogs and I notice postings of albums that I would've passed on and see the reaction that they get that it makes me think I should post more popular albums. But that thought passes pretty quickly and I always seem to revert back to my natural instinct when it comes time to pick what to post. But it was after I posted Kings Row and some of the reaction I got from that that really made me realize that I've got to post more of those albums that I take for granted.

Maybe people aren't sick of hearing them or never had the chance to hear them in the first place. But I always feel funny about assuming people haven't heard something like that; it's like assuming they haven't heard Star Wars or Planet of the Apes. I keep forgetting that you have an entire generation of people who may not have gotten a chance to see Kings Row or Around the World in 80 Days on televsion, for instance. It's not like they show these things anymore. And unless you're willing to rent them or you have 500 cable channels, you're not likely to be exposed to it, I guess. It's still very hard for me to think that way and so I'm trying to make more of an effort to fight those instincts and occasionally pick those kinds of things to post. But it is funny; I usually end up posting them in response to a request. I guess it's because it tells me that somebody is interested in having it posted.

Well, I don't know. It's hard to fight your natural instincts, but I'm going to try to post a few more of my all-time favorites (even if people may be sick of them by now!). Of course, now that I think about it, the other thing that stops me from doing it is that other people have already posted a lot of them, but I guess there are always a lot more of my favorites that haven't been posted yet.

Well, here's one of them anyway. Because of the travel theme, this score has a propulsive quality which keeps it constantly moving forward in a very fluid kind of way, and it's also lyrical in a very Victor Young kind of way. Enjoy another one of my favorites (or don't, it's really up to you)!

Track List:

01 - Overture
02 - Paris Arrival
03 - Sky Symphony
04 - The Descent
05 - Arrival In Figueroas
06 - Passepartout Dances
07 - Invitation To a Bullfight
08 - Arrival In Suez
09 - Passepartout On the Ship
10 - Bombay Harbor
11 - India Countryside
12 - Suttee - Pagoda of Pillagi
13 - Royal Barge of Siam Suez
14 - Temple of Dawn
15 - Finale Act One
16 - Intermission
17 - Transcontinental Railway
18 - Trestle (Weak Bridge)
19 - Sioux Attack
20 - Prairie Sail Car
21 - Land Ho
22 - Epilogue
23 - Exit Music - [slight glitch at 3:39 min.]

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Around The World In 80 Days - Part 1 (Rapidshare)

Around The World In 80 Days - Part 2 (Rapidshare)


Around The World In 80 Days (Megaupload)

around 140 MB

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