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Benners   

Smells like the crypt on this thread. That having said I recently bought a pair of vintage Kef Coda 9's which inspired a testing session with some CD's I haven't listened to for a while. So the outcome was repeated listenings of Elvis Costello's Shipbuilding, God Give Me Strength & above all Tramp Down The Dirt. Extraordinary & I'm sure we can all see the connection with these songs & the unfortunate world we find ourselves in yet again.

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On 10/16/2021 at 5:47 AM, Benners said:

 Elvis Costello's Shipbuilding, God Give Me Strength & above all Tramp Down The Dirt

Absolutely superb! Sent me scurrying back to the cd rack (vinyl sold and long gone) to hear these albums again. Great tracks from great albums - thanks Benners, much appreciated.

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On 15/10/2021 at 7:47 PM, Benners said:

Smells like the crypt on this thread. That having said I recently bought a pair of vintage Kef Coda 9's which inspired a testing session with some CD's I haven't listened to for a while. So the outcome was repeated listenings of Elvis Costello's Shipbuilding, God Give Me Strength & above all Tramp Down The Dirt. Extraordinary & I'm sure we can all see the connection with these songs & the unfortunate world we find ourselves in yet again.

Tramp The Dirt Down is epic. Spine-tingling. But not for Thatcher fans.

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Ham   
5 minutes ago, Backbiter said:

Tramp The Dirt Down is epic. Spine-tingling. But not for Thatcher fans.

The levels of abuse our only two female PMs got was disgusting.

Not a political comment, just about decency. 

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10 hours ago, Backbiter said:

Tramp The Dirt Down is epic. Spine-tingling. But not for Thatcher fans.

I liked it even when I stil thought Thatcher was not the worst thing in the world.

10 hours ago, Ham said:

The levels of abuse our only two female PMs got was disgusting.

Not a political comment, just about decency. 

I;m not sure Thatcher expected to be treated in any other way.  She loved the Iron Lady "insult" from the Russians.  The Spitting Images sketches of here standing up at the urinals berating the male cabinet members (no pun intended) besides her, were funny, almost realistic, and played very much in her favour.
 

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Too much politics.

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chara   

Somewhat off the current theme here but another "theme" ..... the game yesterday was far too early here but as I knew the score (!!)after finishing my first thing chores I was able to greet Mrs C's present in the kitchen..thanks to Alexa, with the original main theme from " The Magnificent Seven".....

Have the score (hah!) on cd along with the score from "The Searchers"...two of my very favourite movie music and movies for that matter. Both brilliant driving music through the mountains here in Colorado.....driving through (the real) South Park to the M7 is amazing...as is my timed to perfection playing of a Live John Denver version of "Rocky Mountain High" as the highway (285) leads over Kenosha Pass to slowly reveal South Park ringed by the Rocky Mountains in all it's glory..Amazing..even after over 20 years.

As ever music/songs for the right time and occasion.....

Now..off to my whimsy cupboard for a selection of ..well..bought on a whim Cd's!

(oh and while I'm at it...John Denver.."Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado"....works for me anywhere up here...)

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On 10/25/2021 at 5:12 AM, chara said:

the original main theme from " The Magnificent Seven".....

Have the score (hah!) on cd along with the score from "The Searchers".

Both superb selections. The score from The Searchers is my favourite, it has to be said. 

I'm also partial to the early (Connery) Bond film themes, as well as the likes of Blow Up, Get Carter, and Mondo Cane.

**While I'm at it, worth mentioning (or not!) that I'm a huge fan of the classic musicals - High Society, Singing In The Rain, and South Pacific.

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Sciatika   

I have a lot of favourite films themes. So many, maybe they cannot be classed as favourites. Lots of Hans Zimmer (Crimson Tide, The Rock, Holiday, Last Samurai, Gladiator, Da Vinci Code), Harry Gregson-Williams (Spy Game and Unstoppable) and Eric Serra (5th Element, Nikita, The Professional) but I also like electronic (anything by Vangelis) and classics too like John Barry (Bond Theme, Born Free and Dances with Wolves), Ennio Morricone (Cinema Paradiso, the spaghetti westerns) and Wociech Kilar (Dracula, Ninth Gate, Portrait of a Lady). People like Francis Lai (Bilitis, Un Homme et un Femme, Love Story, Emmanuelle II), Michel Le Grand (Thomas Crown Affair, Yentl) and Miklos Rozsa (El Cid) remind me of my teenage working as an assistant projectionist at the local flea pit. The late-night films were mostly awful soft porn things. We didn't bother to watch them, relying on an automatic homebrew reminder system to change the reels. Usually, it was not needed because most of the films were held together with bits of Kia Ora advert and frequently broke and had to be mended and rethreaded anyway. Occasionally, the clientele noticed.

Current I am listening to David Arnold (various Bond films, Pegg and Frost comedies, Zoolander, Independence Day, etc.), especially his score for Last of the Dogmen. As a film, it's a well-told fantasy story about a tracker in a remote part of Montana who discovers a lost tribe of Cheyenne. It's a bit corny but in a nice way. A real "movie". The soundtrack is fantastic if you like "big skies, American-style" using a big orchestra. It would make a brilliant "The trials and tribulations of Chelsea in the Champions League" video. Sadly one of the stars, Steve Reevis, the Native American playing Yellow Wolf (also in Line of Fire and Fargo and a small part in Dances with Wolves) passed away last year.

David Arnold Last of the Dogmen Suite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz_IM7GaMGg

 

 

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chara   
On 10/29/2021 at 1:42 AM, Sciatika said:

I have a lot of favourite films themes. So many, maybe they cannot be classed as favourites. Lots of Hans Zimmer (Crimson Tide, The Rock, Holiday, Last Samurai, Gladiator, Da Vinci Code), Harry Gregson-Williams (Spy Game and Unstoppable) and Eric Serra (5th Element, Nikita, The Professional) but I also like electronic (anything by Vangelis) and classics too like John Barry (Bond Theme, Born Free and Dances with Wolves), Ennio Morricone (Cinema Paradiso, the spaghetti westerns) and Wociech Kilar (Dracula, Ninth Gate, Portrait of a Lady). People like Francis Lai (Bilitis, Un Homme et un Femme, Love Story, Emmanuelle II), Michel Le Grand (Thomas Crown Affair, Yentl) and Miklos Rozsa (El Cid) remind me of my teenage working as an assistant projectionist at the local flea pit. The late-night films were mostly awful soft porn things. We didn't bother to watch them, relying on an automatic homebrew reminder system to change the reels. Usually, it was not needed because most of the films were held together with bits of Kia Ora advert and frequently broke and had to be mended and rethreaded anyway. Occasionally, the clientele noticed.

Current I am listening to David Arnold (various Bond films, Pegg and Frost comedies, Zoolander, Independence Day, etc.), especially his score for Last of the Dogmen. As a film, it's a well-told fantasy story about a tracker in a remote part of Montana who discovers a lost tribe of Cheyenne. It's a bit corny but in a nice way. A real "movie". The soundtrack is fantastic if you like "big skies, American-style" using a big orchestra. It would make a brilliant "The trials and tribulations of Chelsea in the Champions League" video. Sadly one of the stars, Steve Reevis, the Native American playing Yellow Wolf (also in Line of Fire and Fargo and a small part in Dances with Wolves) passed away last year.

David Arnold Last of the Dogmen Suite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz_IM7GaMGg

 

 

What a great post....reminded me of a lot of great movie scores..and that I have somewhere "Dances With  Wolves" and "Pat Garret and Billy The Kid" with Dylan plus a mixture of great stuff.."Knocking On Heavens Door" etc... and some Western Score Cds....always loved "the Big Country" theme...far too good for such a girly movie..(am I allowed to say that?)

"Wind Mills of My Mind"...whew.....

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JaneB   
45 minutes ago, chara said:

What a great post....reminded me of a lot of great movie scores..and that I have somewhere "Dances With  Wolves" and "Pat Garret and Billy The Kid" with Dylan plus a mixture of great stuff.."Knocking On Heavens Door" etc... and some Western Score Cds....always loved "the Big Country" theme...far too good for such a girly movie..(am I allowed to say that?)

"Wind Mills of My Mind"...whew.....

No ;-)

(Nothing holds a candle to The Sound of Music anyway)

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