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Vintage Television Soundtrack Corner

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by JohnHopper, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. JohnHopper

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    TZ S2 E15: The Invaders

    REVIEW
    It’s a crude and repetitive ‘survival’ segment that plays like a silent film in which music, sound effects and grunts punctuate the drama. It shows how a lonely farm woman reacts to the intrusion of science and here in the confrontation to a spaceship and an alien invasion: you witness a sociological viewpoint expressed with broad strokes and it tends to describe the woman as a wild mute cave female. I wonder if this takes place in the XIXth century which would make it as a western narrative so in that case it would be the companion piece to “Execution” in terms of human contrast. It’s considered as a fine segment by many people but it doesn’t work for me because the main drawback of the tale is the childish tin can toys that are supposed to be astronauts and ruins the realism of the situation. Picture if you will, the ludicrous situation of an old woman crushing kids toys! But on the second thoughts, I find it experimental and radical, especially the twist ending that reveals the origin of the spaceship: US Air Force, Space Probe N° 1. It still remains an over-rated segment that is laborious. Even writer Richard Matheson didn’t like how his script was shot.

    Find another season 2 drama (see “Eye of the Beholder”, “The Lateness of the Hour”) centered around a woman fearing the unknown and the first alien contact entry but from a reversed perspective. It’s literally a one-woman show and a horror fable. It’s the second script by Richard Matheson after “Nick of Time” during season 2. The high point is the tense strings/piano/bells-filled score a la Hermann’s Psycho by Jerry Goldsmith that can be linked to his corpus on the horror anthology Thriller (1960-1962). The score was so good that it was tracked on The Fugitive to a greater effect. The alien spaceship is recycled from Forbidden Planet: see the season 1 “Third from the Sun” (also written by Richard Matheson) and “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” and in both we witness again a civilisation contrast.
     
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    The complete soundtrack CD of The New Avengers is problematic
    because of the master tapes. There used to be an incomplete music release
    (The Music of Laurie Johnson Vol. 3 : The New Avengers) as part of a 3-CD set of Laurie Johnson's body of work.

    Disc 1

    Original Recording
    1. The Midas Touch - complete episode score - 14 cues
    2. To Catch A Rat - complete episode score - 23 cues
    3. House Of Cards - complete episode score - 19 cues
    4. The Last Of The Cybernauts...? - 1 cue

    Re-Recording
    5. Tale Of The Big Why
    6. Obsession
    7. Cat Amongst The Pigeons
    8. A Flavour Of The New Avengers
    9. The New Avengers - End Titles

    newavengers.

    Suite from “The Midas Touch”

    1. Freddie Sees The Midas Guards
    2. Main Title
    3. Search Continues By Midas Guards
    4. The Airport Chase
    5. Professor Turner And Obsession With Gold
    6. Turner Purdey And Gambit Give Chase
    7. Walk Away
    8. Red Mask Party Music *
    9. Contamination
    10. Freddy's Death Driving Over Cliff
    11. Purdey At Pilton Down
    12. Purdey, A Prisoner
    13. Three To The Rescue
    14. End Titles

    *: groovy funky music heard during a masked ball party in a mansion.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWWb0Koeb7s

    midas_touch.
     
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    Latest update
    release date: 23 Oct. - Thu, 28 Nov.
     
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    THE QUINN MARTIN COLLECTION – VOLUME 2: THE INVADERS – LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET)

    Limited Edition: 2000 Units
    Release Date: October 17, 2019

    DESCRIPTION
    Music by Dominic Frontiere, Duane Tatro, Richard Markowitz, Irving Gertz, Sydney Cutner.

    From Jon Burlingame:
    "None of this would have been possible without The Film Music Society, which supplied all of the original INVADERS tapes it inherited from the Quinn Martin music library."

    "Disc 1 is all Dominic Frontiere, drawn from his three original INVADERS scores. Disc 2 contains excerpts from the other 11 original scores done for the series (five of them by the underrated Duane Tatro)."

    WARNING
    Be prepared because there is a risk of sell-out!


    invaders#17.
     
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    This absolutely WILL sell out,
     
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    I just got delivered today It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Soundtrack. 81SAI9bhrRL._SY355_. ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown_BACK-web.
     
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    Where is your source please for this information?? Is this a La La Land release?? I've Googled and not had any luck finding anything on this release.

    EDIT: Yep, it's a LaLa Land release. Just found out via the FSM forums and it's on their Facebook page. I already have volume One so look forward to volume 2.
     
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    Countdown: minus 10 days before the landing of The Invaders at La La Land Records. Get ready!
     
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    With only 2000 copies this is going to be sold out within days I reckon. I live in the UK which means I have to stay up until midnight for new releases to go 'Live', on LLL website but I'll be there on the dot for this one.
     
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    THE INVADERS • 1ST SEASON PROMO

     
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    THE INVADERS • 2ND SEASON PROMO

     
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    Countdown: minus 1 week before the landing of The Invaders at La La Land Records.
     
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    What’s the statusnof potential releases for Kolchak and The Munsters? I would have thought they’d be out by now
     
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    According to LLL sound engineer Mike Matessino, no more vintage television releases in 2019. Meaning, wait for 2020.
     
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    The Munsters? I didn't hear anything about the Munsters in the works, besides that rerelease that Real Gone Music is doing.

    --James
     
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    Sir, that can't be true. Black Friday is coming, and my hopes are huge for classic tv soundtracks being released.
    James
     
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    This post from a year ago is why I asked the question.
     
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    It was officially announced in 2018 by LLL as part of the Universal Heritage program.

    From La La Land Records
    "TV - yes at some point, with Night Stalker, Munsters, 6 Million Dollar Man at the top of the list."
     
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    Jeez, La La Land, should I just direct deposit my paychecks to your account?
     
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    We're lucky to get an Invaders release because the estate of Dominic Frontiere has no Invaders master tapes.

    Let's wait and see for the 2020 LLL releases … I'm sure we will witness some good vintage television releases.

    Fingers crossed for Kolchak and Steve Austin.
     
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