Yavar Moradi wrote:
T. Newman Fan wrote:
Being very familiar with this series' scores, Robert Drasnin and Morton Stevens are the only slightly disappointing omissions.
It is important to know that many scores in this series are very short (no more than a few minutes), and a lot of them that will apparently not be on this set are not much more than simple ostinatos or synth noodling.
What about Robert Folk's two scores? He was turning out great orchestral work in the 80s -- are these TZ scores exceptions to that? I thought it was particularly strange that he was left off considering he's one of the series composers, like Poledouris, Young, and Safan, who have had an especially close relationship with Intrada over the years.
And leaving off Stevens and Drasnin is surprising too...Intrada made sure to include Stevens's excellent contribution to Masada on their release, and put out Drasnin's The Kremlin Letter (plus some of his TV work, perhaps?) So it's not like they're not fans.
Folk’s Twilight Zone scores aren’t bad (“Button, Button” is engaging in context), it’s just that they don’t have me craving them to be on an album. If I remember correctly, Debney did do some lush orchestral work for his score, but it’s nothing that the show allowed to be all that significant.
Even if all of the music is available, adding more brings up the cost, so I would rather have a tight presentation of the most interesting scores that keeps costs down and have Intrada move on to one of the dozens of other TV series with even richer music.
But, as you said earlier, it is possible that Intrada has another volume planned. Not including all of the Poledouris scores on this set is one sure way to draw people in for a second volume.