It is an orchestral tour-de-force that features a memorable main theme but also encompasses a fresh and original score full of tunes, motifs, adventure, romance, tension and mystery. This restored 2-CD set showcases the score as recorded for the film, featuring a selection of alternate cues, as well as the remastered original album prepared by the composer for MCA Records in reissued on CD by Intrada Records inwhich utilizes different mixes and edits in some cues for a better home listening experience.
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Dalia Barr as well as a high-energy klezmer piece recorded for one of the more off-kilter chase sequences. This truly epic soundtrack was composed and conducted by Bert Shefterwhom many of us usually know as coworking with Paul Sawtell.
This was one of his earlier, solo ventures and one of his greatest if not the greatest works. This is the first time ever that this epic has a release in any format, almost 70 years after the film release! The music composed by Shefter is big, epic and very rich in melodic content and despite the only known surviving sources did not run very long, the majority of the important music heard in the film is there for the world to finally listen to in all its glory.
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Ennio Morricone was born on Nov. His father, Mario, was a trumpet player, and the trumpet was the first instrument the youngster played. He began writing music at age 6. When he was about 8, Morricone first met Leone in elementary school the two would not connect again for more than two decades. From Russia With Love Get this album or track at:. Four In The Morning Get this album or track at:. Monkey Feathers Get this album or track at:. Fancy Dance Get this album or track at:. Judi Comes Back Get this album or track at:.
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Big Shield Get this album or track at:. Barry broke with tradition with "OHMSS" by using an instumental for the title lyrics were written but never used making this a unique score. And that main theme remains definitive Still, the score in the film is first rate, and this soudtrack recording will do quite nicely.
It was Connery's last appearance as James Bond with the Broccoli-Saltzman production company, and that was the bad news. Bassey demonstrated her versatility in this fine performance. The title's main theme provided the musical framework for much of the instrumental score, but two other themes also emerged, a campy and sinister theme for Mr. Wint and Mr. Clearly, the key to the success of this score is the main theme from the title song. A Wagons Over - John Barry - Zulu (Original Motion Picture Sound Track & Themes) (Vinyl part of the music flows from a variety of interpretations of that theme including a subtle and interesting combination with the Norman-Barry James Bond Theme in "Bond Meets Bambi and Thumper.
Kidd" and "Blofeld's Laser"but the music contained in them is pretty well represented on the soundtrack. While the score seems a bit less dynamic than earlier Barry entries to the Bond cycle, the title song and theme are important and delightful additions. Martin simply came with the deal. The title remains one of the most dramatic and best songs of the series, and was especially striking with Maurice Binder's amazing opening and end titles. George Martin's score included a foundation based on the James Bond theme and the title song, but he also introduced a fine theme for Solitaire, and interesting island music for "Baron Samedi's Dance of Death" and "Sacrifice.
This is a very good CD. John Barry finally put an album together based mostly on the background score. The main theme is quite a catchy tune and is very recognizable to anyone who has seen the film. It's a Bond film with a comic slant that has all the elements of any good Bond film. Somehow the film looks like a very minor entry compared to the rest of the series.
Yet that very fact gives it a unique and curious appeal. It is actually a very likable and entertaining film. One of the film's strengths is John Barry's score, which gives Bond a whole new slant. If you like the film you should like this CD because it covers most of the film's sequences from start to finish. This CD covers the creative music from Scaramanga's fun house, embodies several passages of the James Bond Theme and contains a great oriental flavor throughout.
Highly recommended. Marvin Hamlisch came in to bring a fresh new sound to the World of James Bond and he certainly did! The score for the film may sound dated by today's standards since it features many of those familiar 70's sounds and instruments. However, the score still holds up to be one of the best non-Barry James Bond music compositions. Goldfinger defines the Bond sound of the s.
My only complaint on this score is some of the music has been altered or changed from the film version to this CD version. For example, Bond 77 in the movie is a lot more enjoyable than on this score. And where on earth is the rest of that great music from when Bond and Anya are at the pyramids? Hopefully EMI will release a special version of the score with the original music. There are many beautiful melodies on this CD, LP), with John Barry's usual excellent use of harmony.
Clearly, the expansiveness of space has been captured in the music and there is an inspired use of choirs in some of the tracks, which contributes to the ethereal quality of the score. I personally think the title song is very good, with a haunting and evocative melody. Shirley Bassey does the tune justice, for her third and, so far, final Bond theme tune. The title song also has a highly enjoyable 'funked up' 70's era arrangement at the end of the CD, reflecting the Disco in which the score was written.
The only drawback of this CD was the the complete lack of the James Bond theme in the score, something as a James Bond score collector I always look out for! But since the LP release already contained the best of the music from the movie, do not expect any real treasures in the added material. The 'bonus tracks' are excellent for providing a complete soundtrack, though they are mostly compilations of brief or slower pieces of incidental music.
Several interesting items about this album: A typo in the labeling of this CD release lists two track 3's and no track 5. The original LP release also was victim of a typo. The track described as "Gonzales Takes A Drive" was supposed to have been "Gonzales Takes A Dive" - a play on words since Gonzales is killed by Melina's arrow as he is diving into the pool.
That typo has perpetuated in the back cover labeling of this CD release, but is corrected in the inside notes. And finally, the track labeled "Melina's Revenge" is really two pieces from the film. Only the first 35 seconds of the track contain the dramatic queue from the emotional closeup of Melina just after her parents are killed. The remainder of the track is the excellent action piece from the pre-credits helicopter sequence, which likely would have been separately titled "Have a Pleasant Fright.
I must begin saying that I have the original soundtrack, so i have never hurd songs nr. Real good. In those two soundtracks you have many dark and mystery tunes, which work splendide. In this album you also have a very good action-theme, LP) you hear for the first time on Track nr. Good soft songs are Track nr. In Track nr. The three best songs: Track nr.
A traditional Barry score! Album Details Original soundtrack to the James Bond LP) office smash. There are some really exciting tracks.
I can definitely see the effort that John Barry put into this soundtrack.
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