Friday, January 30, 2009
Regrettably I won't be sharing any of these as they are easily commercially available, however remixes are not new. In fact they have been going on since the beginning of the disco movement of the late 70s and early 80s. So today I thought I would present you with 2 remixes of famous John Williams scores from the 70's. Both have been captured from LP and as such may exhibit some audible hiss or scratches.
The first was a bonus 45 that came with the original LP soundtrack to Close Encounters of The Third Kind. It is basically a disco version of the main theme and an odd one at that... Take a listen here. (Link removed)
The second is an acid jazz revision of the Jaws theme by Lalo Shifrin. Which you can listen to here. (Link removed)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
There are very few TV series that I really love, in fact I can count them all using my fingers (not including thumbs), if you thought movie soundtracks were hard to come by, try finding the score music from you favorite TV show!! Granted with the advent of sites and programs like i Tunes, it is getting easier, but there are still those elusive promo releases and composer "tune reels" that may help to source the music you like. Here is a selection of tracks from some of my favorites (Please note that the versions here, to the best of my knowledge, are not commercially available, or if they are, these are variations of those.):
American Gothic gets me to my next issue with soundtrack releases. Joseph LoDuca composed the amazing music used in the series, the fact that there is even a bootleg release is quite impressive, but some of Joseph's more well known scores do get commercial releases. One such score is The Brotherhood of the Wolf. A fantastic French film based on the “true story” of the Beast of Gevaudan. I loved the movie and I loved the music, so much so I purchased quite a number of DVD releases and the soundtrack CD. Now what most people don’t seem to realize about commercial soundtrack releases, is that much of the music on it, is not the same as the cues used in the film. It is “remixed”, "edited" or “re scored” in order to make the tracks more “consumer” friendly. Brotherhood of the Wolf is a great example of this. The last cue used in the movie is titled Epilogue. The track does appear on the CD, but it is not the same version as that which appears in the film.
So today, I present you with the original Epilogue as featured at the end of the film.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The music used in the film fit so perfectly and the failure to release a soundtrack only made it harder to find all the tracks, but eventually I took to ripping the main theme from the DVD and thus.... here it is
The music was composed by Yves Chamberland.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Anyways I hope you enjoy listening.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
*Downloads are no longer available sorry.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Over the next few weeks I thought I would share some elusive tracks from various movies whose soundtrack either never got an official release, or the release did not include the track on it.
I am going to start with the End Credits to a little known 1999 film called Pups. It stars Burt Reynolds and a pre-skank Mischa Barton and surprised me a little upon watching it. The story follows two kids, who after finding a gun decide to rob a bank (as you do)...
So anyway...hope you enjoy
With all the Twilight hooplah going on last year...you would be forgiven for missing this amazingly good Swedish vampire movie, but as it will be making its debut on Blu-ray and DVD in March, I just thought I would take the time to recommend it.