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 Post subject: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TALE
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:29 pm 
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SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TALE
Composed and Conducted by JOEL McNEELY
INTRADA Special Collection Volume 179

The latest Intrada release from the Walt Disney catalog features the premiere appearance of Joel McNeely's 1994 score for Squanto: A Warrior's Tale. The story's historical canvas features characters and scenarios that are painted with broad, forceful strokes: Squanto is unremittingly noble, Sir George is irredeemably loathsome, and Brother Daniel is unassailably virtuous. McNeely responds with powerful and direct emotional writing, propelling the drama forward through the energy of his music. This is especially apparent in the score’s dynamic action cues, and although his score is rooted solidly in Western orchestral tradition (the expected sound for big-screen family entertainment, at the time), McNeely weaves Native American flavor into the music through the use of traditional percussion and wood flutes, and by the occasional incorporation of pentatonic melodic lines. The result is a highly thematic, often soaring, emotional epic score which is seldom heard in film today.

Squanto was the latest entry in a long line of Disney productions (both animated and live-action) to draw from the rich tapestry of American history and legend to bring popular folk heroes to life. Squanto represented another cinematic milestone: the first major studio production to tell the story of a historical Native American, portrayed by a Native American actor (Adam Beach, a member of the Saulteaux branch of the Ojibwa nation in Canada), and told almost exclusively from his point of view.

This release is limited to 1500 units.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 179
Retail Price: $19.99
AVAILABLE NOW
For track listing and sound samples, please visit
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.7218/.f


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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ORDERED ! Thank you so much for this magnificent adventure score. You chose the poster from Drew Struzan (that I love so much) for the cover, as usual !


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Aaaaaand ORDERED! Blind purchase here, simply because there's not enough Joel McNeely on CD.

Thanks, amigos! :D


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Very true, more McNeely is always welcome. Ordered once I've finished listening to the samples (beautiful and compelling so far - haven't see the movie before, but the music very much paints a picture).

"The result is a highly thematic, often soaring, emotional epic score which is seldom heard in film today" this exactly, the samples alone are incredibly rich (though one of the samples reminded me a bit of Jerry Goldsmith's Judge Dread Trailer music)

Intrada & Disney together *swoon*


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Fantastic!! Waited so long for this one!

Thank you so much! :D

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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Sounds great. I normally don't watch movies of this nature, so it is wonderful to be introduced to a score like this that I otherwise would have ignored.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Ordered! Fantastic CD, and McNeely deserves this release. Thanks, Intrada and Disney for making this happen.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Beauty, I'm in, what Basil said :)

McNeely has a bad rap among the 'elite' but I've always been
entertained by his music and think he's a very good conductor
as well. Wish he got more gigs, he is one of those unsung guys
(Chris Boardman jumps to mind too) that has a way with an
orchestra, doesn't (or didn't) get to use it as much.

Thx guys!!!


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Curious that i'ts a Special Collection release without the Special Collection artwork.

I ordered it. Along with Patton and Great Escape FINALLY. (Watch them show up on Amazon in a few weeks -lol) :)


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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I was so thankful when this showed up. I saw the movie in the theater and have always wanted this score.
Hopefully we will see more McNeely in the future!


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tjguitar wrote:
Curious that i'ts a Special Collection release without the Special Collection artwork.

Intrada changed the Special Collection artwork layout when they released Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins...


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I miss the ISC logo too. It was just part of the series and now, it seems incomplete and not that special :(

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Frank wrote:
tjguitar wrote:
Curious that i'ts a Special Collection release without the Special Collection artwork.

Intrada changed the Special Collection artwork layout when they released Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins...

Deja Vu was the first title, actually - released two weeks prior to Remo Williams.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Not seen the film, but the samples are amazing. Chalk up another purchase!


Lokutus wrote:
I miss the ISC logo too. It was just part of the series and now, it seems incomplete and not that special :(


Ditto. Bring it back, Intrada chaps! It always felt like part of your identity. You saw that logo & knew you were getting something amazing.


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Lokutus wrote:
I miss the ISC logo too. It was just part of the series and now, it seems incomplete and not that special :(


Personally I'm glad it's missing, it makes the cover look much better (for the admittedly short time I see it before the cd is ripped, the booklet is read and it ends up in a drawer). Why not leave the ISC stuff for the side and rear?


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