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"Holy Grail" Film Score Release
With all the new film scores released in the past few years is there anyone still waiting for their "Holy Grail" film score to be released?
David Phoenix, AZ.
deg63iami, May 14, 2012; 7:14 PM
Just off the top of my head, I want:
Batman & Robin
Attack of the Clones (Complete)
Revenge of the Sith (Complete)
dstrohmeng, May 14, 2012; 10:52 PM
All four titles that I once had on my 1999 holy grail list have been released in the course of the past decade. Of course I still have much wanted scores which remain unreleased, but very few of them are completely unreleased so far and not just unexpanded. There are lots of titles I would like to see expanded, but to me those do not match my idea of how a holy grail is defined.
handstand, May 15, 2012; 7:43 AM
- The sun also rises (Friedhofer)
- Very Cruz (Friedhofer)
- The 7-Per-Cent solution (Addisson)
- Harper (Mandel)
- Gunfight at OK coral
peter-anselm, May 15, 2012; 12:01 PM
"Rome Come Chicago" by Ennio Morricone.
"Shane" Victor Young.
"Obsession" Bernard Herrmann.
......among many others.
lsmoulton, May 16, 2012; 7:12 AM
For me, it would be ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN by Frank Skinner.
kriegerg69, May 22, 2012; 1:04 AM
Creepshow 2 by Les Reed & Rick Wakeman
Alligator by Craig Hundley
Ferris Bueller's Day Off by Ira Newborn
Fear by Carter Burwell
Psycho by Bernard Herrman
The Hand by James Horner
The Sugarland Express by John Williams
Cat's Eye by Alan Silvestri
Amityville II: The Posession by Lalo Schifrin
soundtracksforever, May 28, 2012; 2:47 PM
@Soundtracksforever - You're kidding, right?
Try searching the site and online retailers...because most of those titles HAVE been released at some point either on LP and certainly reissued in later years on CD. Some like PSYCHO have actually been recorded/released multiple times. There's even an unofficial release taken from the isolated music tracks of the old laserdisc, and is the ONLY release ever done of the actual music tracks as they were used in the movie...all other releases (including one by the composer himself) are re-recordings.
The term "Holy Grail" generally refers either to something that has NEVER been released in any format, or has been released years ago on LP but has been out of print for years and has never been reissued in any format.
kriegerg69, May 31, 2012; 9:07 PM
Thank you for your answers to my post. I like alot of your choices. Here are some scores I would love to see get a complete remastered cd release.
1. High Plains Drifter - Dee Barton (1972)
2. Chisum - Dominic Frontiere (1970)
3. 300 Spartans - Manos Hidjidakis (1962)
4. Charro - Hugo Montenegro (1969)
5. Christoper Columbus - Riz Ortolani (1985)
6. The Appaloosa - Frank Skinner (1966)
7. Joe Kidd - Lalo Schifrin (1972)
David Phoenix, AZ.
deg63iami, July 9, 2012; 2:14 AM
"My Bodyguard" - Dave Grusin
"The Toy" - Patrick Williams
joelfan71, July 19, 2012; 1:35 AM
PLENTY of personal Holy Grails not released yet. I could probably come up with 50, since I'm also counting TV shows. Some examples:
"Duel" (Billy Goldenberg)
"Gadiator" (rejected 1992 boxing film score; Jerry Goldsmith)
"Zachariah" (Jimme Haskell -- a new personal favorite; only a short LP was released)
"When Eight Bells Toll" (Angela Morley)
"Coming to America" (Nile Rogers)
"Peyton Place" (complete, original tracks; Franz Waxman)
"Dynasty" (various composers)
"Gunsmoke (various composers)
"Samuaria Jack" (James L. Venable & Paul Dinletir)
"CHiPs" (Season 1; various composers)
"Magnum, pi" (various composers, though mostly Mike Post & Pete Carpenter)
I coule name two or three dozen more TV shows and movies.
tharpdevenport, July 20, 2012; 1:37 AM
Now that Paramount have opened their vaults perhaps we may look forward to
Shane (just released)
Ditto Strategic Air Command
But what about Gunfight at the OK Corral
And a definitive release of The Ten Commandments ( there are some bootlegs out there-so
there must be some masters available)
And what about Elmer Bernstein's The Sons of Katie Elder and Where's Jack
And Manos Hadjidakis Blue
RGStovold, September 2, 2012; 9:36 AM
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