Friday, October 23, 2009
Sorry for the delay people. It's been awhile and I said there would be lots in store for Halloween. I have some catching up to do. However, I've been terribly busy with my own music career and various other things.
When I bought the Escape From New York soundtrack years ago it was the expanded version and it quickly became one of my all time favorite scores to listen to. Then I watcedh the movie again and noticed a significant difference between the instrumentation of certain cues on the Expanded Release and the film. Especially the Main Titles.
After doing some research I found that the way out of print original release contained the versions as they appeared in the film. Thankfully for me I remembered a used CD store I had been in the week before had a copy of the original Varese Release.
Needless to say I snagged that baby.
The Expanded release is fantastic as it's remastered and features some great tracks not available on the original release but the original release features some stuff not available on the Expanded.
Pros and Cons to both. That's why yet again, it's nice to have both versions.
Original Varese Release:
01. Main Title
02. Up The Wall/Airforce No.1
03. Orientation No.2
04. Engulfed Cathedral - Composed by Claude Debussy
05. Back To The Pod/The Crazies Come Out
06. Arrival At The Library
07. Everyone's Coming To New York
08. The Dukes Arrives/The Barricade
09. Police State/Romero And The President
10. The President At The Train
11. The President Is Gone
12. Chase Accross The 69th Street Bridge
13. Over The Wall
01. Main Title
02. The Bank Robbery *
03. "Prison Introduction" - Dialogue
04. Over the Wall/Airforce One
05. He's Still Alive/Romero *
06. "'Snake' Plissken" - Dialogue
08. "Tell Him" - Dialogue
09. Engulfed Cathedral
10. Across the Roof *
11. Descent Into New York *
12. Back to the Pod - Version 1 *
13. Everyone's Coming to New York
14. "Don't Go Down There!" - Dialogue
15. Back to the Pod - Version 2 / The Crazies Come Out
16. "I Heard You Were Dead!" - Dialogue
17. Arrival at the Library
18. "You Are the Duke of New York" - Dialogue
19. The Duke Arrives/Barricade
20. President at the Train
21. "Who Are You?" - Dialogue
22. Police Action
23. Romero and the President
24. The President is Gone
25. 69th Street Bridge
26. Over the Wall
27. "The Name is Plissken" - Dialogue
28. Snake Shake - End Credits *
* Previously Unreleased Track
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Sunday, October 4, 2009
Here is another nice double whammy for the Halloween Season.
The bootleg provided here features every cue of music in the film... even all the radio broadcast music. All of the stuff that you missed on the Varese and Silva Screen Editions are HERE. This is good stuff!
The official release by Silva Screen was an expanded version of the Varese release. I have provided this as well. The mastering work is nice and these tracks are a lot more straightforward of course than the bootleg which had a lot of cutoffs here and there due to the editing of the film from which it was taken straight from. Of course at the same time a lot of music is missing even on this expanded release which you will find on the bootleg. Pros and Cons to both versions. That's why you NEED both.
With both you are set with one of John Carpenter's finest entries in film scoring. The Fog was Carpenter at his prime.
Track Listing For Bootleg:
01. Opening (04:17)
02. Source Cue (00:08)
03. The Journal Of Father Malone (01:56)
04. Source Cue (00:08)
05. Source Cue (02:48)
06. Source Cue (00:58)
07. Terror On The Trawler (04:11)
08. Source Cue - Night Visitor (04:20)
09. Andy's Discovery (01:03)
10. Drive To The Light House (01:09)
11. Source Cue (00:28)
12. Visiting Malone (01:12)
13. Aboard The Seagrass Part 1 (00:50)
14. Aboard The Seagrass Part 2 (01:04)
15. Aboard The Seagrass Part 3 (02:34)
16. Nick's Story (00:51)
17. Kab Promos (00:54)
18. Six Must Die (00:59)
19. Source Cue (00:39)
20. Not Quite Dead (00:56)
21. Nightfall (01:33)
22. Source Cue (01:08)
23. Source Cue (01:52)
24. The Fog Rolls In (01:59)
25. Source Cue - Don't Open The Door (03:07)
26. Disconnected (01:21)
27. Power Cut (02:37)
28. Number Five (02:45)
29. Andy In Jeopardy - Fog Moves (00:50)
30. Escape (05:38)
31. Nowhere To Run (01:17)
32. Cross Of Gold (03:07)
33. As Suddenly As It Appeared... (02:38)
34. The Last One (00:21)
35. End Credits (03:01)
Track Listing For Official Expanded Release:
01. Prologue Narrated By John Houseman (02:37)
02. Theme From The Fog (05:09)
03. Matthew Ghost Story (02:50)
04. Walk To The Lighthouse (02:41)
05. Rocks At Drake's Bay (02:26)
06. The Fog (03:16)
07. Antonio Bay (04:28)
08. Tommy Tells Of Ghost Ships (02:16)
09. Reel 9 (10:59)
10. Main Theme Reprise (01:49)
11. The Fog Rolls In (02:50)
12. Blake In The Sanctuary (07:46)
13. Finale (01:21)
14. Radio Interview With Jamie Lee Curtis About The Fog (06:11)
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
I have a special double take on the same film here.
First up is the 27 Track Bootleg. It contains every single cue in the film (at least from what I can tell). Down to the ice cream truck music. Seriously. It doesn't get more complete than that. The sound quality I feel is pretty damn good. Some cues drop off and come back in but this is probably due to the editing of the film what with having to lower the music over dialog etc. This version is around 33 minutes long.
Years later I come across an official French release for the film that contains 16 tracks and is around 25 minutes long. Sound quality is better of course and contains all of the memorable stuff.
Even the complete bootleg is only complete by 8 minutes and in all honesty it can get pretty repetitive if you aren't an asshole completist like me.
Track Listing For The Bootleg:
01. Main Title (02:56)Track Listing Official Release:
02. Blood Oath (01:55)
03. Boarding the Bus (00:51)
04. Street Thunder (01:23)
05. Precinct 9 Division 13 (01:01)
06. Targets (02:07)
07. Ice Cream Man on Edge (01:34)
08. Wrong Flavor (01:01)
09. Discovery (01:04)
10. Emergency Stopover (00:57)
11. Lawson's Revenge (01:02)
12. Sanctuary (01:02)
13. The Siege (00:27)
14. Calm (00:54)
15. Marked for Something (01:50)
16. Second Wave Part 1 (00:23)
17. Second Wave Part 2 (00:27)
18. Second Wave Part 3 (00:29)
19. The Windows (01:59)
20. Julie (01:50)
21. Potatoes (00:27)
22. Alone (00:32)
23. Wells' Fight (01:42)
24. To the Basement (01:04)
25. Last Stand (00:27)
26. Walking Out (01:00)
27. End Credits (01:58)
01. Assault On Precinct 13 (Main Title)
02. Napoleon Wilson
03. Street Thunder
04. Precinct 9 - Division 13
05. Targets/Ice Cream Man On Edge
06. Wrong Flavour
07. Emergy Stop
08. Lawson's Revenge
10. Second Wave
11. The Windows!
13. Well's Flight
14. To The Basement
15. Walking Out
16. Assault On Precinct 13
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Thursday, October 1, 2009
Just watched this flick today for the first time and I think it may be my favorite sequel. It has a little bit more of the flavor the original had. A lot of scenes where you don't know whether it's a dream or not (maybe the entire series is one big bad dream).
A very ambiguous ending by the way, if you haven't seen it, but this just added to the reasons why I liked it. Oh yeah, and the sphere boobs scene. Classic.
I don't think there is anything available as far as Phantasm III goes. From what I have found out, III just used the score from II and there were a couple of scenes with original material.
The score for IV was an original score written by Christopher L. Stone. It has it's moments. Nothing like Fred Myrow's classic original and almost on par with all the sequels scores. It's something you'll like if you're a fan. And it doesn't make for bad spooky background music at all.
This is a 16 track promo with no track names.
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