Saturday, February 24, 2007
Update: Well, I think I got more wrong than I have in the past, but it's not too bad for not having seen any of the movies and for taking about 3 minutes to pick? (Okay, it's still bad, but I'm hoping you won't notice.) The ones in red are the ones that actually won and my picks are the ones with stars by them.
In retrospect, I can see that some of my choices were pretty silly (especially the ones for Costume Design, Visual Effects, & Original Screenplay). If I had thought about it a little more, I probably would've made better choices, but there did seem to be some surprises that even now I wouldn't have chosen differently (like Supporting Actor, Foreign Language Film, & Best Song), so I guess I don't feel so bad.
Well, out of 24 categories, I got 16 of them right and 8 wrong, which is 66% right. Wow, that is bad! I think in the past 4 or 5 years, it's usually been 3-5 wrong which I guess just goes to prove that I am getting dumber.
Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Blood Diamond'
Ryan Gosling in 'Half Nelson'
Peter O’Toole in 'Venus'
Will Smith in 'The Pursuit of Happyness'
**Forest Whitaker in 'The Last King of Scotland'
Alan Arkin in 'Little Miss Sunshine'
Jackie Earle Haley in 'Little Children'
Djimon Hounsou in 'Blood Diamond'
**Eddie Murphy in 'Dreamgirls'
Mark Wahlberg in 'The Departed'
Penélope Cruz in 'Volver'
Judi Dench in 'Notes on a Scandal'
**Helen Mirren in 'The Queen'
Meryl Streep in 'The Devil Wears Prada'
Kate Winslet in 'Little Children'
Adriana Barraza in 'Babel'
Cate Blanchett in 'Notes on a Scandal'
Abigail Breslin in 'Little Miss Sunshine'
**Jennifer Hudson in 'Dreamgirls'
Rinko Kikuchi in 'Babel'
Best Animated Feature Film:
**'Cars' - John Lasseter
'Happy Feet' - George Miller
'Monster House' - Gil Kenan
'The Good Shepherd'
'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'
'The Black Dahlia' - Vilmos Zsigmond
'Children of Men' - Emmanuel Lubezki
'The Illusionist' - Dick Pope
**'Pan's Labyrinth' - Guillermo Navarro
'The Prestige' - Wally Pfister
**'Curse of the Golden Flower' - Yee Chung Man
'The Devil Wears Prada' - Patricia Field
'Dreamgirls' - Sharen Davis
'Marie Antoinette' - Milena Canonero
'The Queen' - Consolata Boyle
'Babel' Alejandro González Iñárritu
**'The Departed' Martin Scorsese
'Letters from Iwo Jima' Clint Eastwood
'The Queen' Stephen Frears
'United 93' Paul Greengrass
Best Documentary Feature:
'Deliver Us from Evil'
**'An Inconvenient Truth'
'Iraq in Fragments'
'My Country, My Country'
Best Documentary Short Subject:
**'The Blood of Yingzhou District'
'Rehearsing a Dream'
'Children of Men'
Best Foreign Language Film:
'After the Wedding' - Denmark
'Days of Glory (Indigènes)' - Algeria
'The Lives of Others' - Germany
**'Pan's Labyrinth' - Mexico
'Water' - Canada
**'Babel' - Gustavo Santaolalla
'The Good German' - Thomas Newman
'Notes on a Scandal' - Philip Glass
'Pan's Labyrinth' - Javier Navarrete
'The Queen' - Alexandre Desplat
'I Need to Wake Up' from 'An Inconvenient Truth' (Melissa Etheridge)
**'Listen' from 'Dreamgirls' (Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler,& Anne Preven)
'Love You I Do' from 'Dreamgirls' (Henry Krieger & Siedah Garrett)
'Our Town' from 'Cars' (Randy Newman)
'Patience' from 'Dreamgirls' (Henry Krieger & Willie Reale)
'Letters from Iwo Jima'
'Little Miss Sunshine'
Best Animated Short Film:
'The Danish Poet'
'The Little Matchgirl'
'No Time for Nuts'
Best Live Action Short Film:
'Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)'
'Éramos Pocos (One Too Many)'
'Helmer & Son'
**'West Bank Story'
'Flags of Our Fathers'
**'Letters from Iwo Jima'
'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'
'Flags of Our Fathers'
'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'
'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'
'Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan' - Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, & Dan Mazer; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Todd Phillips
'Children of Men' - Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby
**'The Departed' - Screenplay by William Monahan
'Little Children' - Screenplay by Todd Field & Tom Perrotta
'Notes on a Scandal' - Screenplay by Patrick Marber
'Babel' - Guillermo Arriaga
'Letters from Iwo Jima' - Iris Yamashita, Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis
'Little Miss Sunshine' - Michael Arndt
'Pan's Labyrinth' - Guillermo del Toro
**'The Queen' - Peter Morgan
Oscar Winning Scores, Vol. 1 (1935-1949)
Well, maybe if there are commercial compilations out there, they'd probably be re-recordings done all at the same time else it would probably cost too much to get the clearances, I suppose. And I don't remember seeing one that had all the scores, but that doesn't mean they aren't out there.
And, my copy of The Adventures of Robin Hood actually is in storage so I used Archer's copy (of the Bullseye blog) for that track [thanks, Archer, wherever you might be!]. And a few other things were in storage as well, so I had to make do. Still, I like the result. It grew on me.
Well, I tried to use the original soundtracks when I could (unless I liked re-recordings better) or ones conducted by the composer. Also, as you can imagine with so many different sources, I had a devil of a time with sound quality and normalization (see an earlier post....hunt around....for the explanation on why that would be). So, considering the amount of work involved, be kind in your judgements!
Hopefully, this will give people a nice sampler of some of the best of Hollywood film scoring and a nice reminder of the movies and of film history just in time for the Academy Awards (and it works pretty well after the telecast is over too.....unless that self-destruct mechanism I had installed is working, in which case the compilations will turn into pumpkins just as Ellen Degeneres says goodnight).
I'd say something about the individual films, but I figure if you really want to know, you can go over to the Internet Movie Database. What do I look like, Wikipedia? (Seriously though, I wouldn't mind talking about them, but if I did, I probably wouldn't stop.....and how much more reading do you want to do?). Suffice it to say, they're all good films (though I don't normally watch 'The Informer' because it seems too depressing.....still, how can you beat John Ford?). And what's this 'Wizard of Oz' I keep hearing about? Well, #3,4,& 11 are probably my favorite films on the list (though the others are great too). And my favorite music on the list is probably #2,3,6,7,10,11, # 13, but who's counting?
Well, even if you're not interested in older movies (which might be possible for some of the people who come here), this might be a nice painless way to try them. Or if you don't like compilations, which I suspect a lot of soundtrack collectors don't, you can just try this one to get your feet wet, or to celebrate the Oscar season, or just to humor me by not making all my hard work go totally to waste.
01 - 1935 - The Informer (Max Steiner) - cond. by Max Steiner
02 - 1936 - Anthony Adverse (Erich Wolfgang Korngold) - Anthony Is Born - Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra, cond. by Lionel Newman
03 - 1938 - The Adventures of Robin Hood (Erich Wolfgang Korngold) - Robin Hood Attacks Sir Guy's Party / The Attack
04 - 1939 - The Wizard of Oz (Herbert Stothart) - Main Title
05 - 1940 - Pinocchio (Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, & Ned Washington) - Coach To Pleasure Island
06 - 1941 - All That Money Can Buy (a.k.a., The Devil & Daniel Webster) (Bernard Herrmann) - The Devil's Concerto - The Royal Philharmonic Orch., cond. by Elmer Bernstein
07 - 1942 - Now, Voyager (Max Steiner) - Warner Bros. Fanfare & It Can't Be Wrong - National Philharmonic Orch., cond. by Charles Gerhardt
08 - 1943 - The Song Of Bernadette (Alfred Newman)
09 - 1944 - Since You Went Away (Max Steiner) - cond. by Max Steiner
10 - 1945 - Spellbound (Miklos Rozsa) - Part 1 - cond. by Miklos Rozsa (rec.1952)
11 - 1946 - The Best Years Of Our Lives (Hugo Friedhofer) - The Citation / Graveyard & Bombers
12 - 1947 - A Double Life (Miklos Rozsa)
13 - 1948 - The Red Shoes (Brian Easdale) - The Red Shoes Ballet - The Philharmonia Orch., cond. by Kenneth Alwyn
14 - 1949 - The Heiress (Aaron Copland) - The Heiress Suite: Prelude / Catherine's Engagement / Cherry Red Dress / Departure / Morris Suggests Love / The Proposal / Finale - St. Louis Symphony Orch., cond. by Leonard Slatkin
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Oscar Winning Scores, Vol. 1 - Part 1 (Rapidshare)
Oscar Winning Scores, Vol. 1 - Part 2 (Rapidshare)
Oscar Winning Scores, Vol. 1 (Megaupload)
around 150 MB
Notes on the compilation:
If you're wondering what happened to 1937, that's the year the Deanna Durbin musical, 'One Hundred Men And A Girl' won for best score. Back then, all the movies....dramas, comedies, musicals, etc. were thrown together and there were 14 nominees (it beat out Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Lost Horizon, & The Prisoner of Zenda, by the way).
Well, I didn't have any instrumental music from that film (as far as I know....sometimes it gets hard to tell) which may or may not explain why I left it off the compilation. Also, no composer credit was given for the movie, but Charles Previn was the head of the Universal Studio Music Department and was credited in the nomination, so I assume he got it (unless he got Sacheen Littlefeather to refuse it for him).
03: This is from the original 1938 soundtrack recording in mono (from the Tsunami release)
05: Some tracks on the soundtrack were composed by some combination of those three (or other) composers (though only those three received the Oscar), and this track is credited to all three.
06: Okay, Bernard Herrmann didn't compose 'Pop Goes The Weasel' (as far as I know), but you get the idea. I wonder why the Devil (in this case, played by Walter Huston) is always associated with the fiddle? Maybe if Charlie Daniels ever does a follow-up to 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia' he can have him playing the ukulele.
09: With one of the most famous train scenes in all of film history (parodied by 'Airplane' if I remember right) which is why you hear the train theme towards the end of the track. Either that or it's just one huge coincidence.
14: This is a world premiere recording, as reconstructed by Arnold Freed
Oscar Winning Scores, Vol. 2 (1950-1968)
Here's another compilation for you to celebrate the Oscar season with. Oops, I ended that sentence with a preposition. How about I end it with a proposition instead? Download this, listen to it, and if you don't like it, you can have your money back.
Well, I might like this volume even better than Volume 1. And I got more help on this one. Thanks to Lee Hartsfeld at the Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else blog (whom I suspect doesn't even know that I exist) for the 'High Noon' track. Thanks so much to the inimitable 'Filmpac' for the Mary Poppins track (see I told you it wouldn't go to waste!). And a big shout out to the equally inimitable 'Isbum' (though I've tried, but he's just not imitable) for providing a replacement for my storage-wracked copy of 'Lion in Winter'. And another big thanks to another favorite visitor of mine, 'Mel' (what's a synonym for inimitable? Hmmm...maybe I've used that before) from Parisian Thoroughfare whom I got the 'Lili' track from. You guys really came through for me and you are fantastic! (And this way, if people don't like it, I can spread the blame around.)
Believe me, you'll like it! Okay, enough of the hard sell. I suspect a lot of the compilation-haters (and people who just hate me in general) won't want to download this, but it's a shame because they'd be missing out on some of the greatest music ever written for film. And they'd be flushing my hard work down the toilet. Hmmmm......I wonder if that's enough guilt? Don't quote me, but the rumor is that if you don't listen to it, cute little puppies will be mercilessly tortured, but like I say, it's just a rumor.
What I said about the Internet Movie Database on Volume 1's post still holds, but a lot of these movies should be more familiar to people who might not have seen some of the earlier films. And these are all great films (though I don't think I've sat all the way through Born Free, Thoroughly Modern Millie, or Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (not because they're bad or anything, but for other reasons) and I don't think I've ever gotten the chance to see The High and the Mighty, but I hope to get around to that someday). And they all have great music.
15 - 1950 - Sunset Boulevard (Franz Waxman) - Sonata For Orchestra - The Hollywood Bowl Orch., cond. by John Mauceri
16 - 1951 - A Place in the Sun (Franz Waxman) - Main Title
17 - 1952 - High Noon (Dimitri Tiomkin) - Morton Gould and His Orch.
18 - 1953 - Lili (Bronislau Kaper)
19 - 1954 - The High And The Mighty (Dimitri Tiomkin) - Main Title / Goodbye to Toby / Flashback, Plane Wreck
20 - 1955 - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Fain & Webster, arr. Alfred Newman)
21 - 1956 - Around The World in 80 Days (Victor Young) - Overture
22 - 1957 - The Bridge On The River Kwai (Malcolm Arnold) - The River Kwai March / Colonel Bogey (Malcolm Arnold / Kenneth Alford)
23 - 1958 - The Old Man And The Sea (Dimitri Tiomkin) - Cojimar Harbor And The Old Man
24 - 1959 - Ben-Hur (Miklos Rozsa) - Overture
25 - 1960 - Exodus (Ernest Gold) - Theme of Exodus
26 - 1961 - Breakfast At Tiffany's (Henry Mancini) - Party One [a.k.a., Moon River Cha-Cha]
27 - 1962 - Lawrence of Arabia (Maurice Jarre) - The End / Playoff Music - The Philharmonia Orch., cond. by Tony Bremner
28 - 1963 - Tom Jones (John Addison) - Main Title
29 - 1964 - Mary Poppins (Richard & Robert Sherman) - Air Mail / Admiral Boom / The Not-So-Perfect Nannies / Mary Poppins Arrives
30 - 1965 - Doctor Zhivago (Maurice Jarre) - Main Title
31 - 1966 - Born Free (John Barry) - The Royal Philharmonic Orch., cond. by John Barry
32 - 1967 - Thoroughly Modern Millie (Various) - Exit Music: Jazz Baby / Jimmy / Thoroughly Modern Millie
33 - 1968 - The Lion In Winter (John Barry) - Main Title - The Lion in Winter / Eleanor's Arrival at Chinon
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Oscar Winning Scores, Vol. 2 - Part 1 (Rapidshare)
Oscar Winning Scores, Vol. 2 - Part 2 (Rapidshare)
Oscar Winning Scores, Vol. 2 (Megaupload)
around 148 MB
Notes on the compilation:
15: This is a premier recording made exclusively from the original orchestrations and arrangements from the film that was featured on Mauceri's Hollywood Nightmares album.
17: This is a pop instrumental version made by Morton Gould.
20: Though Alfred Newman received the Oscar for his score to this picture, this track features mostly the instrumental version of the title song written by Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster (though I think you can hear a bit of Alfred Newman at the end).
22: I was going to include a track that featured a little more of Malcolm Arnold's music exclusively, but really, how could I not include THIS track? Had to do it.
26: Here's a bit of underscoring that's different from the one on the commercial album (but is essentially the track entitled, 'Moon River Cha-Cha', but without the chorus and a different ending (among other things)).
31: This is a John Barry re-recording from his Moviola release.
32: Elmer Bernstein won the Oscar for his score on this film, but I didn't have any of his underscoring so I thought I'd include this piece from the regular release of the soundtrack that includes an exit music medley of music composed by M. K. Jerome / Jay Thompson / Van Heusen & Cahn, respectively. And let's face it, this is usually the reason that musicals win scoring Oscars. I think people tend to get the score confused with the songs and they vote for the movie rather than the composer. But since I usually like both songs and score, I don't really mind. And in this particular case, any time Elmer Bernstein wins an award, I'm all for it.
Repost - Guess Why? - Oscar Winners Sing Just For You, Vol. 1
This is also another post dedicated to Hans; I know he tapes the Oscars every year, so he (and hopefully somebody else out there) might enjoy this compilation I made up a long time ago.
Admit it, haven't you always wanted to hear Bette Davis sing a Buffy Sainte-Marie song? How about Angelina Jolie singing Petula Clark?
01 - Susan Hayward - When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
02 - Sophia Loren - Bing, Bang, Bong
03 - Vanessa Redgrave (& Chorus) - Lusty Month of May
04 - Patty Duke - Funny Little Butterflies
05 - Audrey Hepburn - How Long Has This Been Going On?
06 - Julia Roberts - All My Life
07 - Bette Davis - Until It's Time For You To Go
08 - Kim Basinger - Love Is The Thing
09 - Grace Kelly & Bing Crosby - True Love
10 - Goldie Hawn - I'm Through With Love
11 - Shelley Winters (& Cast) - Be Happy
12 - Angelina Jolie (& Winona Ryder) - Downtown
13 - Jane Wyman & Bing Crosby - In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
14 - Celeste Holm & Frank Sinatra - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
15 - Sophia Loren (& Paolo Bacilieri) - Tu Vuo' Fa' L'Americano
16 - Gwyneth Paltrow (& Huey Lewis) - Cruisin'
17 - Sally Field - Felicidad
18 - Sophia Loren - Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo
19 - Sissy Spacek (& Beverly D'Angelo) - Back In Baby's Arms
20 - Meryl Streep (with Blue Rodeo) - I'm Checkin' Out
21 - Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton (& Bette Midler) - You Don't Own Me
22 - Whoopi Goldberg (& Cast & Chorus) - Shout
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(It probably would've helped if I hadn't left some dead links here originally. They're fine now!)
Oscar Winners Sing Just For You, Vol. 1
Oscar Winners Sing Just For You, Vol. 1
Note: I realized after I zipped the files that the text file that contains the track list is missing the line that says '06 - Julia Roberts - All My Life'.
The files also contain a jwl file I included; it's meant to be used with the Adaptec Jewel Case Creator for creating a cover. I don't know if it's transferable to other software. The covers I made are pretty primitive, but I included them anyway.
Volume 1 is devoted to the women. Volume 2 (which probably won't be finished for a long time) is devoted to the men. I'm closer to finishing Volume 3 than I am Volume 2, so maybe that one'll go up someday. Volume 4 is supposed to be devoted to the behind-the-scenes people (directors, writers, etc.), but I don't have nearly enough so if anybody has any additions, I'd be grateful. I've already got ones like Clint Eastwood, Orson Welles, Billy Bob Thornton, Matt Damon, etc., but if you've got anybody else, please let me know.
And if you were wondering why I put some of the ones I did on Volume 1, it's because they were a little more listenable. Volume 5, where a lot of the leftovers ended up, doesn't flow as well as Volume 1. And I didn't mean to put so much Sophia Loren on there, but she recorded so much that I had to spread it out a little over the volumes.
Notes on the compilation:
#01: A rousing way to start the compilation.
#03-#05: Three songs about change and young women whose thoughts turn lightly to love (and sex).
#05 & #06: What's more natural than to follow the question, 'How Long Has This Been Going On?' with the answer, 'All My Life'? But the actual reason I paired these songs was because their singing styles seem kind of similar (although Julia Roberts is a little more off-key).
#12: This one really is mostly Winona Ryder, but you can sort of hear Angelina Jolie in there.
#12-#16: Some upbeat and happy-go-lucky duets.
#14: No, it's not the theme to the TV show, but wouldn't that be amazing if it was?
#14 & #15: Two ironic songs about wanting to be something that you're not (although I'm sure some people outside the United States think that being an Americano and being a millionaire are one in the same).
#20 & #21: Two defiant songs about love gone wrong.
#22: A rousing way to end the compilation.
Repost - Guess Why Again? - Oscar Winners Sing Just For You, Vol. 3 (Duets & More)
I've also included an alternate track #26. You can replace the existing Joe Pesci track with the Peter Sellers one if you want a family-friendly version of this compilation. The Joe Pesci / Marisa Tomei duet is fairly filthy and for adults only (unless you're a very mature child), so be forewarned before listening to it in front of your respective clergymen (but for all you atheists and agnostics out there, listen to your hearts' content).
There is something heartwarming though about hearing Marisa Tomei speak that way. Well, I put the alternate track in a separate folder in the rar file and you can just swap it out if you want. Two compilations for the price of one! (But please don't listen to the alternate track by sticking it at the end of the original compilation because it kind of ruins the effect of the last track. Either listen to it separately later or replace the Pesci track. Okay, actually do whatever you want. It's just a suggestion. Actually, the Peter Sellers track works as the last track too, but it's not the way I intended it. Well, you can listen to the whole compilation backwards; I can't stop you. Be that way!)
P.S. And it occurs to me that with Casino Royale out right now, it's a good time to listen to Judi Dench! (Well, there are no new Vivien Leigh movies in the theaters right now, so you'll just have to settle.) And I know you're probably tired of hearing compilations that have Walter Brennan following Reese Witherspoon, but what are you going to do?
01 - Nicole Kidman (& Robbie Williams) - Somethin' Stupid
02 - Karl Malden (& Lisa Kirk) - You'll Never Get Away From Me
03 - Vivien Leigh (& Jean-Pierre Aumont) - All For You
04 - Jose Ferrer (& Rosemary Clooney) - Mr. & Mrs.
05 - Audrey Hepburn (& Fred Astaire) - 'Swonderful
06 - Jose Ferrer (& Florence Henderson) - This Time It's True Love
07 - Marlon Brando (& Jean Simmons) - I'll Know
08 - Kevin Kline (& Ashley Judd) - In the Still of the Night
09 - Jason Robards (& Stella Stevens) - Butterfly Mornin's
10 - Robert Duvall (& Emmylou Harris) - I Love To Tell The Story
11 - Reese Witherspoon (& Joaquin Phoenix) - Jackson
12 - Walter Brennan (& Ricky Nelson & Dean Martin) - Cindy
13 - Ed Begley (& Brendan Dillon) - Belly Up To The Bar, Boys
14 - Karl Malden (& Rosalind Russell & Natalie Wood) - Together Wherever We Go (Outtake)
15 - John Mills, Judi Dench, (& Christopher Gable) - Footloose - The Great North Road / Fancy Free / On My Way
16 - Robin Williams (& Shelley Duvall) - Sailin'
17 - Robin Williams (&amp; Bobby McFerrin with George Martin) - Come Together
18 - Nicole Kidman (& Ewan McGregor) - Come What May
19 - Gwyneth Paltrow (& Babyface) - Just My Imagination
20 - Gwyneth Paltrow (& Boyz II Men) - Cruisin' - [small piece]
21 - Jodie Foster (& Claude Francois) - Comic Strip
22 - Geraldine Page, (& Gladys Cooper & Tommy Steele) - There Are Those
23 - Don Ameche (& Carol Bruce) - To Be Artistic
24 - Kevin Kline (& John Barrowman) - Night and Day
25 - Morgan Freeman (& Forrest Whittaker & Don Rickles) - Ain't Misbehavin'
26 - Joe Pesci & Marisa Tomei - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
27 - Tom Hanks (& Conan O'Brien) - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
28 - Robin Williams, Dianne Wiest, Gene Hackman, (& Nathan Lane & Hank Azaria) - I Could Have Danced All Night
Alternate track for the 'clean' version:
26 - Sophia Loren (& Peter Sellers) - Fare Thee Well
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Oscar Winners Sing Just For You, Vol. 3 - Part 1 (Rapidshare)
Oscar Winners Sing Just For You, Vol. 3 - Part 2 (Rapidshare)
Oscar Winners Sing Just For You, Vol. 3 (Filesend)
around 112 MB
A Bout De Souffle (Martial Solal), et al (Georges Delerue, etc.)
Well, since I'm not able to keep current, I haven't been able to canvass other blogs to avoid duplicates (let alone download all their wonderful material), but if anyone else has posted this, it helps to cement my standing as the most superfluous blogger around.
A Bout De Souffle (1960) was directed by Jean-Luc Godard, La Peau Douce (1964) was directed by Francois Truffaut, Le Scandale (1966) was directed by Claude Chabrol, Mona, L'Etoile Sans Nom (1968) was directed by Henri Colpi, Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent (1971) was directed by Francois Truffaut, and La Fiancee Du Pirate (1969) was directed by Nelly Kaplan. Not that you asked.
If I remember right, 'A Bout De Souffle' is fairly jazzy and the Delerue material is fairly Delerue-y.
01 - A Bout De Souffle (1960) (Martial Solal) - Histoire Du Cirque
02 - A Bout De Souffle (1960) (Martial Solal) - Duo
03 - A Bout De Souffle (1960) (Martial Solal) - La Mort
04 - A Bout De Souffle (1960) (Martial Solal) - Poursuite
05 - La Peau Douce (1964) (Georges Delerue) - Pierre Et Nicole
06 - La Peau Douce (1964) (Georges Delerue) - Theme De Franca
07 - La Peau Douce (1964) (Georges Delerue) - A Lisbonne
08 - La Peau Douce (1964) (Georges Delerue) - Retour A L'Hotel
09 - Le Scandale (1966) (Pierre Jansen) - Le Scandale; Suite
10 - Mona, L'Etoile Sans Nom (1968) (Georges Delerue) - Mona
11 - Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent (1971) (Georges Delerue) - Anne Et Claude Au Musee
12 - Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent (1971) (Georges Delerue) - Le Desespoir De Muriel
13 - Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent (1971) (Georges Delerue) - La Declaration D'Amour
14 - Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent (1971) (Georges Delerue) - La Rupture
15 - Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent (1971) (Georges Delerue) - Epilogue
16 - Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent (1971) (Georges Delerue) - Une Petite Ile
17 - Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent (1971) (Georges Delerue) - Anne Et Claude
18 - La Fiancee Du Pirate (1969) (Georges Moustaki) - Moi, Je Me Balance - [Vocal by Barbara]
19 - La Fiancee Du Pirate (1969) (Georges Moustaki) - Marche De Marie
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A Bout De Souffle - Part 1 (Rapidshare)
A Bout De Souffle - Part 2 (Rapidshare)
A Bout De Souffle (Megaupload)
around 126 MB
@ 320 Kbps
The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) / Marquis De Sade's Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai)
The former film was directed by Elio Petri and the latter by Jess Franco. Whenever I think of 'The 10th Victim', it makes me want to make a list of all the films with bra guns. Well, let's see......there's this one. Then there was that Matt Helm movie. I can't remember which one. Possibly 'Murderer's Row'. Then there was the first Austin Powers movie. Is it fair to list all the ones that seem to be paying homage to 'The 10th Victim'? Or maybe there were bra guns in movies before that one. Was there one in 'The Wizard of Oz' that I missed? Maybe there was one in 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington', but I could be wrong. Was there even one in 'The 10th Victim'? I get confused. It's been such a long time since I've seen that movie. But then again, when you've seen gun barrels pop out from Ursula Andress' nipples you tend to remember it.
Seems like there might've been another movie somewhere along the way, but my memory isn't what it used to be. Well, it's not what it used to be ten minutes ago, actually.
Well, even if you haven't seen 'The 10th Victim', I think you might like the music. I think the 'Spiral Waltz' is probably the most famous piece from the film. And I've never seen 'Philosophy in the Boudoir', but the film sounds interesting. I wonder how eventful Eugenie's journey into perversion was and whether she met any nice people along the way? Then again, track titles like 'Psycho-Meeting' and 'Criminal Sex' make it seem like it might be kind of boring. Hard to say. Though the picture of the two naked women on the back cover kind of piques my interest. (Sorry to say, no artwork included in the file. You'll just have to find your own naked women. It's a long shot, but you can try surfing the net for naked women; I hear they occasionally have naked women on there from time to time.)
01 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Main Title - Tenth Victim
02 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - The Chase
03 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - The Rendezvous
04 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Main Title
05 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Keep Running
06 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - The Pawn
07 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Main Title
08 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Quiet Interlude
09 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Spiral Waltz
10 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - A Place To Hide
11 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Reprieve
12 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Main Title - Tenth Victim
13 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - The Trap
14 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Main Title
15 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Love Theme from The Tenth Victim
16 - The 10th Victim (1965) (Piero Piccioni) - Main Theme - End Titles
17 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - De Sade '70
18 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Tropical
19 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Psycho-Meeting
20 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Eugenie
21 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Criminal Sex
22 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Mary
23 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Skyscrapers
24 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Cheek To Cheek
25 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Valzer Promenade
26 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Circle
27 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Maranhao
28 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Voice In The Night
29 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Drug Party
30 - Philosophy In The Boudoir (1970) (Bruno Nicolai) - Paraiba
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The 10th Victim - Part 1 (Rapidshare)
The 10th Victim - Part 2 (Rapidshare)
The 10th Victim (Megaupload)
around 155 MB
@ 320 Kbps
The Searchers (1956) (Max Steiner)
You're going to get music that fits the obsession that John Wayne has for finding his niece (played by Natalie Wood) who was taken by Indians, you'll get music that fits his sense of revenge, prejudice, and hatred, or maybe you'll just get music that fits The Sons of the Pioneers' sense of revenge and hatred. Either way, if you liked the movie, you'll like the music.
The Searchers - 01 - Main Title / The Searchers - [Vocal - The Sons of the Pioneers]
The Searchers - 02 - Ethan Returns
The Searchers - 03 - Meet Martin
The Searchers - 04 - Locket for Debbie
The Searchers - 05 - Ethan and Aaron / The Searchers
The Searchers - 06 - Goodbye Ethan
The Searchers - 07 - Posse Rides
The Searchers - 08 - Comanches / Edwards Ranch at Sundown
The Searchers - 09 - Debbie at the Tombstone
The Searchers - 10 - Martin Dragging His Saddle / Burning Ranch
The Searchers - 11 - The Searchers / Indian's Grave
The Searchers - 12 - Ethan Joins the Posse
The Searchers - 13 - The Searchers / Indians Surround the Posse / Death Chant / Indians Charge into the River
The Searchers - 14 - Saddle Up / The Searchers
The Searchers - 15 - No Bonfires
The Searchers - 16 - Ethan Returns From Scouting
The Searchers - 17 - Brad Dies / The Searchers
The Searchers - 18 - Laurie and Martin
The Searchers - 19 - Laurie and Martin Argue
The Searchers - 20 - Ethan's Dummy Ruse
The Searchers - 21 - News of Debbie
The Searchers - 22 - Camp By the Lake
The Searchers - 23 - Buffalo Herd / Buffalo Drums
The Searchers - 24 - Assembly
The Searchers - 25 - The Searchers / Cavalry Crosses the Snowfield
The Searchers - 26 - Mose
The Searchers - 27 - Cicatriz
The Searchers - 28 - Scar's Tepee
The Searchers - 29 - Debbie Refuses to Leave
The Searchers - 30 - Arrow Hits Ethan / The Searchers
The Searchers - 31 - Laurie Warns Martin
The Searchers - 32 - Martin to the Rescue
The Searchers - 33 - The Searchers / Martin Shoots Scar
The Searchers - 34 - Attack On the Indian Village
The Searchers - 35 - Reunion of Ethan and Debbie
The Searchers - 36 - End Title / The Searchers - [Vocal - The Sons of the Pioneers]
The Searchers - 37 - The Searchers - [Vocal - The Sons of the Pioneers]
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The Searchers (1956) (Max Steiner) - Part 1 (Rapidshare)
The Searchers (1956) (Max Steiner) - Part 2 (Rapidshare)
The Searchers (1956) (Max Steiner) (Megaupload)
around 142 MB
@ 320 Kbps
Two Weeks With Love (1950) (Various) / I Love Melvin (1953) (Josef Myrow & Mack Gordon)
I thought this CD was in storage, but I ran across it while I was looking for something else and thought I'd post it. It's from the long out-of-print Sony disc. 'Mel' posted the LP a while back, but I haven't been able to download it yet, so I don't know if it's the same album or one that just had one of the scores on it. Well, if it was the same LP, I can't see there being much difference, so you can probably pass on this if you already downloaded that one (unless you're someone who absolutely insists on the best possible sound quality and has absolute abhorrence of travesties called LP's........but then again, if that were true, I can't really imagine why you'd be visiting this blog).
'Two Weeks With Love' is the Jane Powell period musical probably most famous for Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter's rendition of 'Aba Daba Honeymoon' (which was actually a song from the World War I era, but because of this version was popularly revived in the 1950's). And 'I Love Melvin' was another Debbie Reynolds musical, this time with Donald O'Connor, concerning a chorus girl. And you may remember Noreen Corcoran as the daughter from the John Forsythe TV series, 'Bachelor Father' (which I always think of as a teeny-bopper version of 'My Little Margie').
It's funny. It occurs to me that I haven't posted many musicals on the blog even though they're one of my favorite film genres, but I suppose it's because so many of them are high-profile and somewhat available (but that hasn't really stopped me before). I think it's because I figure people have the most famous ones already (which is probably why you see 'I Love Melvin', 'Lost Horizon', and 'Oh, What a Lovely War' on here). And for some odd reason, the musical stuff seems to be less popular here (and generally on the web, I suppose). Maybe it's because they don't show those movies on TV anymore. Maybe it's because the median age of the average computer user puts them well below the age to watch this stuff. Or maybe it's because Beyonce hasn't done her cover version of 'Aba Daba Honeymoon' yet. I don't know.
Well, their lack of popularity wouldn't really stop me from posting things (as you can probably tell by the spectacularly unpopular stuff I sometimes, well, most of the time, post), but I guess it boils down to what I put more time and effort into. It takes longer to type and tag all the info on a vocal album or compilation than it does an instrumental one and that combined with fewer people showing an interest in it, makes me tend to post fewer of them, I guess.
But as long as James Shigeta or Ricardo Montalban see fit to sing, as long as Liv Ullman wants to lip-synch, or as long as people want to sing about monkey honeymoons, I'll be there to post them.
Which reminds me - it's my contention that Ricardo Montalban is a better dancer than he is a singer. And he's not a bad singer. Anybody else out there agree with me?
Well, whether you do or not, enjoy!
01 - TWWL (1950) - Orchestra - Overture
02 - TWWL (1950) - Jane Powell - A Heart That's Free
03 - TWWL (1950) - Debbie Reynolds, Carleton Carpenter, & Quartet - That's How I Need You
04 - TWWL (1950) - Jane Powell & Chorus - Oceana Roll
05 - TWWL (1950) - Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter - Aba Daba Honeymoon
06 - TWWL (1950) - Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Ricardo Montalban, Phyllis Kirk, Jane Powell, & Chorus - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
07 - TWWL (1950) - Orchestra - Waltz
08 - TWWL (1950) - Jane Powell & Chorus - Beautiful Lady / My Hero
09 - TWWL (1950) - Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter - Row, Row, Row
10 - TWWL (1950) - Orchestra - Flamenco
11 - TWWL (1950) - Orchestra - End Titles (Aba Daba Honeymoon)
12 - ILM (1953) - Orchestra - Overture
13 - ILM (1953) - Debbie Reynolds & Men - A Lady Loves
14 - ILM (1953) - Debbie Reynolds & Donald O'Connor - We Have Never Met As Yet
15 - ILM (1953) - Orchestra & Chorus - Saturday Afternoon Before The Game
16 - ILM (1953) - Debbie Reynolds & Donald O'Connor - Where Did You Learn To Dance
17 - ILM (1953) - Noreen Corcoran - Life Has Its Funny Little Ups And Downs
18 - ILM (1953) - Orchestra - And There You Are
19 - ILM (1953) - Donald O'Connor - I Wanna Wander
20 - ILM (1953) - Orchestra - Judy LeRoy (A Lady Loves)
21 - ILM (1953) - Orchestra - Finale: Judy And Melvin
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Two Weeks With Love / I Love Melvin - Part 1 (Rapidshare)
Two Weeks With Love / I Love Melvin - Part 2 (Rapidshare)
Two Weeks With Love / I Love Melvin (Megaupload)
around 146 MB
@ 320 Kbps
Lost Horizon (1973 Film) (Burt Bacharach & Hal David)
And it always reminds me of the quote by, I think Bette Midler, possibly at the premiere of the movie when she said, 'I never miss a Liv Ullman musical'. Well, Liv was dubbed by Diana Lee in the movie, but you get the idea.
P.S. I just realized another blog had posted this, so I wasn't going to post it, but I guess the link had been killed so I thought I'd go ahead anyway.
01 - Shawn Phillips - Lost Horizon
02 - Andrea Willis - Share The Joy
03 - Diana Lee, Bobby Van, & Chorus - The World Is A Circle
04 - James Shigheta & Chorus - Living Together, Growing Together
05 - Jerry Hutman & Diana Lee - I Might Frighten Her Away
06 - Sally Kellerman & Andrea Willis - The Things I Will Not Miss
07 - Jerry Hutman - If I Could Go Back
08 - Diana Lee - Where Knowledge Ends (Faith Begins)
09 - Bobby Van & Chorus - Question Me An Answer
10 - Jerry Hutman & Diana Lee - I Come To You
11 - Sally Kellerman - Reflections
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Lost Horizon (1973 Film) (Burt Bacharach & Hal David) (Rapidshare)
Lost Horizon (1973 Film) (Burt Bacharach & Hal David) (Megaupload)
around 41 MB
@ 160 Kbps
Sunflower (a.k.a., I Girasoli) (1970) (Henry Mancini)
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 01 - Love Theme from 'Sunflower'
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 02 - Masha's Theme
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 03 - Giovanna
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 04 - The Search
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 05 - Love in the Sand (Love Theme from 'Sunflower')
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 06 - New Home in Moscow
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 07 - Two Girls (Masha's Theme and Love Theme from 'Sunflower')
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 08 - The Retreat
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 09 - The Invitation
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 10 - Masha Finds Antonio (Masha's Theme)
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) - 11 - The Parting in Milan (Love Theme from 'Sunflower')
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Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) (Rapidshare)
Sunflower (1970) (Henry Mancini) (Megaupload)
around 45 MB
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) (Bruce Broughton)
It's the score to the animated sequel to the 1977 film about adventurous mice voiced by Bob Newhart & Eva Gabor. And no, it's not about the underside of rodents, but about their adventures in Australia. Off the top of my head, I can't think of another instance in which someone did an animated sequel so many years after the original in which they were able to get the same leading voice actors. Though, I seem to remember hearing that there might have been some minor conflict that caused the hold-up in releasing it, but I'm not sure.
Well, in fact, before this movie, it seemed pretty rare to do an animated sequel at all. Only lately, with the popularity of DVD and video, does it seem that they do things like Bambi XLIII with inferior animation and music to cash in on the popularity of dead wildlife......I mean, children's sense of wonder and belief. (Yes, it's much better to cash in on their sense of wonder and belief.)
Well, if you're like me, you like Bruce Broughton, so you should enjoy this score. If not, it means I've sorely overestimated your desire to listen to vermin-related music.
01 - Main Title
02 - Answering Faloo's Call
03 - Cody's Flight
04 - Message Montage
05 - At The Restaurant
06 - Wilbur Takes Off
07 - McLeach Threatens Cody
08 - The Landing
09 - Bernard Almost Proposes
10 - Escape Attempt
11 - Frank's Out
12 - Cody Finds The Eggs
13 - Bernard The Hero
14 - End Credits
15 - The Journey - Shelby Flint - [bonus track from 'The Rescuers' (1977)]
16 - Someone's Waiting For You - Shelby Flint - [bonus track from 'The Rescuers' (1977)]
17 - Tomorrow Is Another Day - Shelby Flint - [bonus track from 'The Rescuers' (1977)]
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The Rescuers Down Under (1990) (Bruce Broughton) (Rapidshare)
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) (Bruce Broughton) (Megaupload)
around 64 MB
The High and the Mighty (1954) (Dimitri Tiomkin)
Somebody also requested this a while back, so there's another reason to post it. But really almost everything's being requested and posted, so the odds are pretty good that anything I post will fall into that category.
01 - Main Title / Goodbye to Toby / Flashback, Plane Wreck
02 - The Flight Begins / First Tremor / Painting Natives / Professional Tirade
03 - Jan Sterling's Story / Second Tremor / Phil Harris's Story / The Letter
04 - Third Tremor / Point of No Return / Plane on Fire!
05 - Bad News / Baggage Overboard! / Calming The Passengers
06 - Rescue Planes / Sleeping Boy / Laraine Day Scene / Jan Sterling's Confession
07 - Cut Back on Fuel / Final Approach / Safe Landing (with chorus)
08 - Return to The Ground
09 - Finale (with chorus)
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The High and the Mighty (1954) (Dimitri Tiomkin) (Rapidshare)
The High and the Mighty (1954) (Dimitri Tiomkin) (Megaupload)
around 94 MB
Now Voyager (1942) (Max Steiner) [Scoring Session]
Now Voyager - Scoring Session - 01 - Main Title
Now Voyager - Scoring Session - 02 - Themes - Flowers, Charlotte, Clash
Now Voyager - Scoring Session - 03 - Charlotte Weaving At Cascade
Now Voyager - Scoring Session - 04 - Themes - Fragment, Tina, Moody, Jerry
Now Voyager - Scoring Session - 05 - Themes - Charlotte, Doctor, Parting, Yankee Doodle
Now Voyager - Scoring Session - 06 - Themes - Flowers, Charlotte
Now Voyager - Scoring Session - 07 - Themes - Moody, Persuasion, Ivory Box, Doctor, Charlotte's Room
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Now Voyager (1942) (Max Steiner) [Scoring Session] (Rapidshare)
Now Voyager (1942) (Max Steiner) [Scoring Session] (Megaupload)
around 15 MB
@ 128 Kbps
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Belated Happy New Year & Happy 100,000 visitors!
In my apparently never-ending quest to drive people away from the blog, I haven't posted anything for a while. That was totally unintentional. I didn't have access to an online connection over the Christmas vacation, so the last time I posted something was before Christmas. Well, I had intended to post something after the new year, but I spent the first week or two of 2007 just getting caught up on the Requests Post. Then, after that, I was sick for a good part of January (well, not really a good part so much as a terrible part). And then at some point, it was getting easier not to come in. The more you have to catch up on, it seems the less you want to do it. So, here we are.
Hope everybody is having a better year so far than I am. And I didn't get a chance to before, but I wanted to commemorate the passing of the 100,000 mark on the blog! Thanks to all the great readers out there who have visited so often!! (Or maybe the 3 people who visited 33,333 times each) I think by the time of this writing, it's getting closer to 150,000, but amazingly those extra 50,000 visits don't make it any less impressive.
Frankly, I'm shocked that there were 1,000 visits, let alone 150,000, but grateful to everybody nonetheless. I had something special planned for the occasion and thought that I could finish it over the holiday, but it turned out to be such a massive project that I wasn't even able to put a dent in it. So, maybe it'll be ready for the 1 millionth visit (some time in 2011). Instead, as a meager offering until that one shows up, I thought I'd post a couple of new volumes of Orphaned Film Song compilations (see the posts below). Hope you enjoy them and that it kicks off the new year right!!
And here's to posting some great things in 2007!
You know, it does get a bit trickier to think of things to post with the Request Post and so many blogs out there posting great material. Just in the soundtrack link list alone there must be over 40 blogs! When I started this blog, there were maybe only 3 or 4 blogs sharing soundtracks, and now, there's been this amazing explosion. From a consumer's point of view, I love it; from a producer's point of view, I still love it, but it really narrows the number of things you can post.
But I don't much care as long as someone is sharing it. It only makes it a bit more challenging to post things that I get excited about that haven't already shown up somewhere else. Between other blogs and the Requests Post here, there must be literally 70 or more items that I was thinking of posting that have already been posted. That cuts down on about 3 months worth of blogging.
It's one of the reasons I don't post more lounge albums. So many blogs cover that area so well that they've posted most of the things I have that aren't as commercially available. Same holds true of other musical genres I occasionally feel like posting.
As I've mentioned before, one of the reasons I started the blog was that after a year of surfing great blogs, I kept waiting for someone to post certain kinds of music or compilations, but they still seemed to be missing from the blogosphere. You'd see blogs with great mixes, for example, but they were usually DJ-type mixes with more recent music or speciality compilations for Halloween or Christmas. I still didn't see themed compilations of the kinds you see here though (probably because most people still aren't that interested in them!). And I wish I had been more aware of A Taste of Vinyl (now Licorice Pizza) back then.......Or later on, PixelMutt, et al.
And for TV music, it would've been nice to have an XYZ CosmoBlog or Mondo Daddykin back then too. And there still don't seem to be any blogs that share things like cast albums (though it's probably for the same reasons that I don't get around to sharing more of those here!........among other reasons, they seem to go in and out of print like the tide - hard to know what's available.).
Or when it came to soundtracks, there seemed to be only a few like ScoreBaby Annex, Dust To Dust, or Lounge Tracks (which now, come to think of it, have all effectively stopped posting......I take that back - Lounge Tracks is back......Hooray! Well, when I originally wrote this, he wasn't back.) that were sharing a concentration of full albums. And except for Dust To Dust, they all started around the same time in May of 2006. That was around the time I started the blog, but didn't get the posts ready until the beginning of June. And there were precious few like the Score Blog that had been around much longer that were sharing individual tracks as well. Not to mention the occasional soundtrack that other blogs would post. Usually though, these were either more recent albums or ones that fit certain genres or composers. It always makes me wonder if there were a lot of them out there and I just didn't know about it, but it seems like they would've surfaced in people's link lists or on Blog or Google searches (though search results from those are still pretty iffy).
If there had been a lot of these types of blogs back then, I probably wouldn't have started this one. I would've been pretty satisfied enjoying all of their material. I still wonder what caused this explosion now though. I really wish it would've happened last year (well, 2005, that is) when I had more time to visit and download. I guess everybody felt the same way at the same time. We were all probably waiting!
Now, from a consumer's point of view, I'm in hog heaven. As a producer though, occasionally I do feel superfluous. But there is so much great music out there to post that I'll just have to think a little harder to come up with material.
And I'll probably post a few duplicates along the way. Following so many different blogs, I've always found it a little embarassing when I see people posting duplicates on blogs. It seems particularly bad when the blogger thinks that he/she's the first one who has ever posted it when you've already seen it on 2 or 3 other blogs. I think that's why I always try to avoid posting things that I've seen elsewhere. Nobody really needs me to post it for the umpteenth time. It's also a little embarassing when people request material that's available on 3 different blogs. Or especially embarassing when they request stuff that's already on this blog. That's when you know people haven't gone back far enough into the archives.
But, over time, I've come to realize that with so many different blogs out there (not to mention the sites, forums, and the other various venues), that it's just plain hard to follow what's out there. And there's enough material on this blog now that's it getting hard for people to keep track of what's here too (I still have a hard time thinking of it that way......it always feels like I've barely posted anything). So, I've really softened on the whole duplicates thing. People just don't have time to follow 90 or 100 blogs and look through all of their archives, so I think it's probably a good thing that people post duplicates. It gives people many chances to download something especially if the link or blog goes dead somewhere else. And it saves people the trouble of hunting around all over the place for things when they can get it in one spot. So, I think this year, I'll try to post more duplicates if I can. Still, it really goes against my instincts. After all, how many times can someone post the Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street soundtracks? Or the same Blaxploitation or James Bond scores? Or the soundtrack to Rambo or The Omen? But it's all good stuff, so why not, I guess? (I probably won't be posting those particular ones though, by the way. It's also probably why my blog's not the best. I end up avoiding some of the best material ever recorded just because it's already been posted. And I think it's safe to say people would rather have the Rambo or Shaft soundtracks, even if it's for the 4th time, over say, the soundtrack to Sylvia or Krakatoa, East of Java. Still, it's hard to change your ways.)
It's also why you see more comedies and dramas on the blog, I guess. Not only because they're among my favorites, but I guess if everybody was posting those, I would be posting all the stuff people post now like the action, horror and jazz scores. It ends up being the leftover blog, I suppose, but I still like it.
And with the Requests Post now, I really do feel fairly superfluous. When people can post things so much faster and easier than I can in great quantities, I do sometimes question my role as a blogger. That may be another reason why I haven't posted anything in a while. That compulsion to post something because it doesn't seem to be available anywhere has really diminished because if I wait long enough somebody somewhere will post it. That niche has really been filled and in spades (which is a good thing).
And when it takes twice as much effort on my part to post something as somebody else (transferring or ripping, tagging, zipping, burning onto a CD-RW, taking it to another computer, transferring it to another hard drive, uploading, writing, posting, etc.....I get exhausted just thinking about it), I do question sometimes why I bother. You can sort of see why posting something that somebody else posts in the meantime or has previously posted somewhere else is a little bit more frustrating for me than it would be for someone else. I occasionally think from the reactions I get when I talk about it that people forget why it would bother me a little bit more when that happens. There's probably a certain resistance on my part to go to all that trouble and then by the time I post it, five other people have already done it. In the past, I didn't really think about the effort involved much; it wasn't a big deal. I only started noticing it when that effort seemed to go to waste a lot more. How many times have I prepared to post something or dug it out of the archives only to find somebody already posted it by the time I got online again? Countless, at this point. But, even though it sounds like I'm complaining, I'm not. It's really just more of an explanation for why I post a little less often, I suppose.
And I didn't get a chance to before, but I wanted to repost something that appeared on Telstar Ted's blog, the L.S. Bumblebee, in December. Ignore the parts that praise my blog (thank you again, Ted, for all the nice things you said! I was really blown away by it and really appreciate it more than you can know!!); I wanted to repost it to highlight what he said about the fine readers of this blog.................
From Ted's blog, The L.S. Bumblebee:
'How to blog' (the rulebook!)
There are literally thousands of music/sharity blogs out there..
you can shoot and not miss for at least one download from 90% of the
blogs you meet..they all have something you could have or want..
Any type of music share blog appears to have been created...they are
all there, if you search hard enough...Porn music?...Blues?..old 45's..hell
even old 78's!!
This is why the blog world is a tough one to stamp your mark..as an
individual blog...as anyone can create a blog and share their recent CD
collection...simple but not very inspiring...
..It's not rocket science..
The trick is to get out of the 'in-crowd' and make it..abit special
So we come to the following blog..its rare a blog is so
interactive as to make it so different from the others..
but this is the shining example...
Uploads made from those that comment...and real
rare uploads at that...a blog based on Soundtracks aswell..
If ever a blog showed how to share music for the sheer
love of it...and thats the main aim?...this is the one
Hell one of their posts had circa 500 comments !!! I shit
All members/participants of it should be very proud
Listen! ..You don't have to visit...but you'd be feckin' barmy not to...
Don't say you never knew!!!
TED BOW'S IN SHEER ADMIRATION !!!
And back to me (nomwl1, or some fascimile thereof) ...................................
And you all should be very proud!! Ted was so right when he praised the amazing readers of this blog for their generosity and spirit of sharing (and like I said, just ignore the parts about the blog.....I wasn't trying to be self-serving). Not only do you have Ted's bow of sheer admiration, add mine too!!
And now that I think about it, when I directed people to go to Ted's blog some posts back, it was before I realized that he had written such nice things about the blog, just in case anybody thought that was the reason I did it!
Again, you should all pat yourselves on the back for helping to make the blog more fun and interactive with your magnamimous attitude and your enthusiastic interest and I just wanted to thank all of you again for visiting the blog more than I could have ever imagined. Have a wonderful 2007 and most importantly, enjoy!!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Get Well Soon (if you haven't already), Rocket From Mars!
I hope 'Rocket From Mars' is feeling better (and anybody who has been reading this blog knows who that is..........he is a great friend to this blog and, I like to think me as well. He sent me a kind E-mail a while back inquiring as to how I was doing since I hadn't posted anything in a while. I still haven't been able to respond to the E-Mail (as is usually the case), but I hope he considers this a valid response!)
He pops in from time to time, but not nearly enough and he had some nice things to say about my absence (as well as 'Filmpac' and 'Isbum', by the way, in case they thought I hadn't noticed!). Well, Rocket had an accident a while back, but he seems on the mend as far as I know. I hope he's been enjoying some of the great music that's been showing up here (not by me, that is) and that it's helped him to get better in some small way.
Rocket's been visiting this blog since he offered me another copy of 'House of the Rising Sun' for my home-made compilations (and well before that, I suspect). That's how long he's been coming here and that's how kind he is! (And I suspect he's been kind for quite some time, probably since birth, but I have no way of proving that.) And by the way, I hope to get around to eventually putting out another volume of those one day (along with State Songs, et al), just in case anybody thought I forgot. I think I've got somewhere around 150 versions of that song, but I just put up the most interesting ones. But I digressed again.........
Back to 'Rocket From Mars'. Well, that's all I really wanted to say, except that even when Rocket (and anybody else who has been around, for that matter) aren't here, know that they are always sorely missed. And to all those people who keep visiting the blog (though God knows why), I want to thank them too because you're all great! :))
Orphaned Film Songs, Vol. 2
In fact, I'd already finished the comp, but decided to replace the Mad Mad World track with one that 'Watson' had posted (Thanks, 'Watson'!). And I included one I didn't have (the track from Kaleidoscope.....thanks, 'Isbum'!) And in a couple of cases (Cat Ballou & I Love You, Alice B. Toklas), I suspect that my version and the ones people posted ('Filmpac' & 'Isbum', actually, if I remember right) probably come from the same original sources.
Well, I guess it just goes to prove that there's a pretty finite group of soundtracks that we can all post. Or that we're all thinking about the same soundtracks. Or that again, I'm pretty superfluous. But like most of the compilations on this blog, I always figure that any diligent collector or surfer can make up these same compilations, but I just save you the trouble.
And I suppose it's the selection and order that makes anybody's compilations unique. I've seen some fantastic compilations on other people's blogs; it kills me because I haven't been able to download them yet and I hope they're still there. I can't seem to download the items on my own blog let alone all of these great things people are sharing on other blogs. People are putting together fantastic compilations like the ones at Manchester Morgue, Ultra Swank, Ill Folks, Licorice Pizza, Detective Mitchell, Vinnie Rattolle, and so many others I can't remember. I only hope the comps (and so much more) are still around by the time I can download them.
Well, when I originally made up Orphaned Film Songs, Volume 1 (available here), it was totally on a whim and I tried to avoid using songs that you'd hear more frequently, but when I was thinking about this one, I just said 'forget it' and used a bunch of familiar songs. It ultimately seemed silly to avoid these great songs. Of course, with them being so familiar, I don't know if anybody will really want them (especially when you can virtually make up the same compilation from albums here and at other blogs, by now), but I think it still turned out well.
The first volume was surprisingly popular (which I will never quite understand), but I suspect that a lot of the people who might normally be interested in film songs have probably drifted away from the blog. Actually, probably most everybody else has drifted away too (if you don't count the Requests post); not posting anything for a couple of months will do that to you, I suppose. Gee, why wouldn't people want to visit a blog that never changes? Well, it does remind me of why I gave this blog that name. I did warn people.
Listening to this compilation brings back a lot of great memories of these films (and now that I look over the list, there are only 4 of these films I haven't seen.....I leave you to guess which ones!), but hopefully even if you haven't seen some of the movies these come from, you can still have fun listening to the compilation.
Well, enjoy another potentially superfluous post!
01 - Chorus - Overture - (Vocal) - [from the film, 'IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD' (1963)]
02 - Chorus - Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines - [from the film, 'THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES' (1965)]
03 - Nat King Cole & Stubby Kaye - Ballad of Cat Ballou - [from the film, 'CAT BALLOU' (1965)]
04 - The Devils - The Trouble With Angels (Vocal) - [from the film, 'THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS' (1966)]
05 - The Seekers - Georgy Girl - [from the film, 'GEORGY GIRL' (1966)]
06 - Unknown Artist - Kinky Dolly - [Vocal] - [from the film, 'KALEIDOSCOPE' (1966)]
07 - Chorus - Elizabeth (Vocal) - [from the film, 'THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER' (1968)]
08 - Unknown Artist - I Love You, Alice B. Toklas - [Vocal] - [from the film, 'I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS' (1968)]
09 - David & Jonathan - Main Theme - [from the film, 'MODESTY BLAISE' (1966)]
10 - Ennio Morricone - Deep Down (Main Title English) - [from the film, 'DANGER: DIABOLIK' (1967)]
11 - The Hollies & Peter Sellers - After The Fox - [from the film, 'AFTER THE FOX' (1966)]
12 - Unknown Artist - A Touch of Class - [from the film, 'A TOUCH OF CLASS' (1973)']
13 - Sammy Davis, Jr. - Bee Boom - [from the film, 'JOHNNY COOL' (1963)]
14 - Isabelle Aubret - Le Ciel, La Terre Et L'eau - [from the film, 'ALEXANDRE LE BIENHEUREUX' (1967)]
15 - Petula Clark - On The Road - [from the film, 'LA DAME DANS L' AUTO AVEC DES LUNETTES ET UN FUSIL' (a.k.a. 'THE LADY IN THE CAR WITH GLASSES AND A GUN' (1970)]
16 - Chorus - Two For The Road - [Vocal] - [from the film, 'TWO FOR THE ROAD' (1967)]
17 - Chorus - Two Lovers - [from the film, 'HOW TO STEAL A MILLION' (1966)]
18 - Chorus - Main Title - [Vocal] - [from the film, 'BAREFOOT IN THE PARK' (1967)]
19 - Chorus - How to Marry A Millionaire - Main Title - [from the film, 'HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE' (1953)]
20 - Mel Torme - Sunday in New York - [from the film, 'SUNDAY IN NEW YORK' (1963)]
21 - Chorus - Make Me Rainbows (Vocal) - [from the film, 'FITZWILLY' (1967)]
22 - Chorus - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (Vocal) - [from the film, 'GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER' (1967)]
23 - Chorus - Your Zowie Face - [from the film, 'IN LIKE FLINT' (1967)]
24 - Louis Armstrong - We Have All the Time In the World - [from the film, 'ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE' (1969)]
25 - Tom Jones & Peter Sellers - Come To Me - [from the film, 'THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN' (1976)]
26 - Shirley MacLaine - Main Title - [from the film, 'JOHN GOLDFARB, PLEASE COME HOME!' (1965)]
27 - Laurel & Hardy - Trail Of The Lonesome Pine - [from the film, 'WAY OUT WEST' (1937)]
28 - Unknown Artist - She Told Me So Last Night - [from the film, 'A TOUCH OF CLASS' (1973)']
29 - Cast - Smile Darn Ya Smile - That's All Folks - [Vocal] - [from the film, 'WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?' (1988)]
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Orphaned Film Songs, Vol. 2 - Part 1 (Rapidshare)
Orphaned Film Songs, Vol. 2 - Part 2 (Rapidshare)
Orphaned Film Songs, Vol. 2 (Megaupload)
around 104 MB
Orphaned Film Songs, Vol. 3
On this volume I ended up using more tracks provided by some of the kind friends to this blog than I did on Volume 2 (see the above post for that one). So thanks to 'Filmpac', 'Rocket From Mars', & 'Isbum' for their great material from Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, The Quiller Memorandum (I already had a CD cut of that song, but I still ended up using Isbum's version because it sounded slightly better! Either my CD's are really crappy or Isbum's mp3's are really fantastic. I suspect it's both.), Viva Max!, and The Americanization of Emily. You guys are great (doing my best Tony The Tiger impression........well, I don't actually have one, but you can't tell that over the computer)!
Again, I ended up using some familiar songs, but some that are a little bit more unusual. And this compilation seems to have a higher percentage of songs from movies I haven't seen (I think the percentage is somewhere around 50 percent). Also, for some reason, this comp ended up having more sad ballads than the other volumes (Volume 1 is available here, by the way....as if anybody cared). It just sort of worked out that way. Still, this volume turned out better than I thought it was going to. Well, you be the judge.
And enjoy this compilation from a Buona Sera till.......Comes the night!
01 - Jimmy Roselli - Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell - [from the film, 'BUONA SERA, MRS. CAMPBELL' (1968)]
02 - James Darren - Gegetta - [from the film, 'GIDGET GOES TO ROME' (1963)]
03 - Sergio Franchi - The Song of Santa Vittoria (Stay) (Italian Version) - [from the film, 'THE SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA' (1969)]
04 - Lee Ramos - Flor De Azalea - [from the film, 'THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA' (1964)]
05 - Matt Monro - Wednesday's Child - [from the film, 'THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM' (1966)]
06 - Amy Irving - Why Don't You Do Right? - [from the film, 'WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?' (1988)]
07 - Jackie Cain - A Second Chance - [from the film, 'TWO FOR THE SEESAW' (1962)]
08 - B. Bowers & J. Butler - You Gotta Let Me Go - [from the film, 'SEBASTIAN' (1968)]
09 - Al Hirt and Hugo Montenero, Chorus - Don't Turn Back - [from the film, 'VIVA MAX!' (1969)]
10 - Tata & The Ian Smith Singers - Listen To The Melody - [from the film, 'THE HOT ROCK' (1972)]
11 - Dancing Too Close To The Flame - [Vocal] - [from the film, 'Q, THE WINGED SERPENT' (1982)]
12 - Tony Backhouse - Heat of My Thoughts - [from the film, 'BRAINDEAD' (1992)]
13 - Smiley Lewis - Shame, Shame, Shame! - [from the film, 'BABY DOLL' (1956)]
14 - Sammy Davis, Jr. - The Ballad Of Johnny Cool - [from the film, 'JOHNNY COOL' (1963)]
15 - Peggy Lee - Johnny Guitar - [from the film, 'JOHNNY GUITAR' (1954)]
16 - Strange Love - [Vocal] - [from the film, 'LUST FOR A VAMPIRE' (1971)]
17 - Chorus - Emily - [from the film, 'THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY' (1964)]
18 - Chorus - Mirage (Vocal Version) - [from the film, 'MIRAGE' (1965)]
19 - Henry Mancini with Chorus - Charade (Vocal) - [from the film, 'CHARADE' (1963)]
20 - Chorus - The Wishing Star - Theme from Taras Bulba (Vocal) - [from the film, 'TARAS BULBA' (1962)]
21 - Jimmie Rodgers - The Long, Hot Summer - [from the film, 'THE LONG, HOT SUMMER' (1958)]
22 - Chorus - The Green Leaves Of Summer - [from the film, 'THE ALAMO' (1960)]
23 - Chorus - Finale - [Vocal] - [from the film, 'GREEN FIRE' (1954)]
24 - Mary Hopkin - For All My Days - [from the film, 'KIDNAPPED' (1971)]
25 - Chorus - Tatara Women Work Song - [Vocal] - [from the film, 'PRINCESS MONONOKE' (1999)]
26 - The We Three Trio - Baby The Rain Must Fall - [from the film, 'BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL' (1965)]
27 - Jimmie A. Hassell - Comes The Night - [from the film, 'SEBASTIAN' (1968)]
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Orphaned Film Songs, Vol. 3 - Part 1(Rapidshare)
Orphaned Film Songs, Vol. 3 - Part 2(Rapidshare)
Orphaned Film Songs, Vol. 3 (Megaupload)
around 109 MB
The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (1970) (Miklos Rozsa)
It doesn't have the best sound, but if you're like me and you liked the movie, you'll enjoy hearing the score again. It starred Robert Stephens (as Holmes), Colin Blakely, and Christopher Lee (the movie, not the soundtrack).
This was probably one of the last good films Billy Wilder made (though The Front Page & Fedora were pretty solidly made, but a remake and a virtual remake make it harder to count those.). Billy Wilder was another favorite director of mine (well, not of mine since I didn't actually own him, but you know what I mean).
I always think of this movie as being part of that sharp downward decline he had after 'Kiss Me Stupid'. Well, now that I think about it, that decline probably wasn't that bad after all, but when you've been that good for so long, making movies like 'Avanti' or 'Buddy Buddy' seems like a bad downward spiral. And I kept wishing he would direct ten more films because he still seemed so sharp (and so that 'Buddy Buddy' wouldn't be his last film), but then I'd always remind myself that he was getting into his 80's. Still, he at 80 is probably going to be a lot better than many in their 20's.
01 - Prelude; Baker Street
02 - Smoke Machine
03 - Concerto; Cocaine
04 - Watson's Rage
05 - Von Tripetz Appears
06 - Gabriele- Love Scene
07 - Canaries
08 - Diogenes Club- Train To Scotland
09 - Inverness- The Cemetery
10 - The Sighting- Scottish Castles
11 - Attack of the Monster
12 - Awakening of the Monster
13 - Farewell
14 - Finale
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The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (1970) (Miklos Rozsa) (Rapidshare)
The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (1970) (Miklos Rozsa) (Filesend)
around 73 MB