Steven Lloyd wrote:
Don't forget Elmer recorded one LP in stereo about 1966 for United Artists Records too!
The first Dot 2 LP set says mono. The second Dot 2 LP set says it's newly recorded for Dot in stereo.
Forgot, PFK? I never even knew
about the UA album. (Single-disc and smaller orchestra?) I've treasured the Dot label's stereo release since 1972, when I was delighted to find a still-sealed copy of it. But I've been "ready to go" for the special COMMANDMENTS set since Doug let us know it was in the pipeline, since I have quietly but really
wanted those film recordings. When its time comes, I'm even looking forward to what might be a fabulous history related in a spectacular booklet -- or maybe even deluxe scrolls!
But it's still possible that Monday's announcement will be a lavish edition of some unrelated project, so I'd better resume my wait-to-see mode. I'm holding some money aside, Roger, so meet me halfway on this!
Believe it or not Steven, in 1966 I bought the UA LP first, played it a lot, then bought the 2 LP Dot set!
So I was used to the UA LP first. It's only 27 minutes with 10 bands of music. It's a smaller orchestra but was conducted with great vigor by Elmer. I like it a lot. Hopefully this will be in the Intrada box of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
I think it was recorded in the Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood. Elmer did other re-recordings there too, many for UA Records like THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE SCALPHUNTERS, HAWAII, RETURN OF THE SEVEN/MAGNIFICENT 7 etc. Waxman did the UA LP to TARAS BULBA there, etc. I think the recording equipment was excellent for the 1960s, smaller orchestras were used. Back in the 60s it was cheaper to re-record a score than to pay the high re-use fees etc.