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The Swimmer and Goodbye, Mr. Chips from FSM
18-Mar-2006 - Film Score Monthly has released in the Silver Age Classics series two remarkable scores. The first one, The Swimmer (1968), is the result of a relationship with Sony Music Special Products (home of the Columbia Records catalog). It was the first feature film score of then-24-year-old Marvin Hamlisch, who got the job after a chance meeting with producer Sam Spiegel. As Hamlisch had never scored a film, he enlisted the help of two veteran Hollywood orchestrators for technical assistance, Leo Shuken and Jack Hayes. The CD release features the complete score remixed and remastered from the original 1/2" three-track stereo masters.
FSM releases its first film musical in a spectacular and unprecedented 3CD edition: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), featuring songs and music by Leslie Bricusse, conducted and supervised by John Williams. Disc one features the complete score as it was intended for the finished film. Disc two features an "alternate narrative" of the story through different versions of the songs and many extra's. Disc three features the original 1969 soundtrack album, followed by yet more demo and alternate versions of songs.
For more info and ordering, visit Film Score Monthly.

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