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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:46 pm 
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Douglass Fake wrote:
John Takis wrote:
Hi, Anakin. As far as I know (and I admit, of course, that I don't know everything), there's no name in common usage as distinctive as "Shakuhachi," etc. to describe Native American style flutes; they tend to simply be referred to as "Native American style flutes!" Such flutes are typically wooden, and may use pentatonic tuning. You'll occasionally run across descriptors like "plains flute," or references to a particular tribe, and these might sometimes indicate subtle differences of construction. But in this case, I didn't have evidence of anything so specific.


Nice response, John. It's not easy to pinpoint all of the "ethnic" woodwinds that show up from time to time, especially when composers (in this case, McNeely) identify in their scores "wooden flute" and make further decisions on the podium after an array of instruments are brought to the sessions. Some of them aren't even pentatonic but far less accurately carved. This also happens frequently with percussion.

In any case, the union paperwork identified only the flute players, not any specific flute they may have used... which, of course, means the ethnic instrument very possibly was handled by one of the regular session players.
--Doug


Doug, thank you for those precious infos. For me, it's fantastic to understand how it happens during the sessions. At least the musicians will be listed and I guess they are the same than in Iron Will (same studio, same year, same composer). The instruments certainly look alike (judging from the extracts). Anyway, this is really exciting !! I can't wait to receive my CD !


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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So how's it selling? I'm going to buy this but I'd rather not be pressured to right this second as it were.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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TerraEpon wrote:
So how's it selling? I'm going to buy this but I'd rather not be pressured to right this second as it were.



Don't wait! This score is amazing. It deserves to be in everyone's collection.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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I started listening to mine this morning, and it is excellent...VERY enjoyable! Thanks for doing it again Intrada, you guys are great!!!


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Wow, great day. It is the weekend!! Upon my arrival at home, I found a box from
Intrada, the kids were at work or over at a friends and the wife is shopping with her
mother!! What time is it??? Yea, I am sitting on the couch in front of the stereo,
blaring SQUANTO! This is an excellent score and I am listening to it full force!!

Thank you Intrada, I have been waiting for this one since 94'!


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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I am so surprised that this has not sold out yet. I remember seeing this picture when it first came out. McNeely turned in a marvelous score (as usual).

Glad I got it ordered... now waiting (impatiently) for it to arrive.

Been a fan of his for a long time... first thing I remember was his music to the NBC drama, OUR HOUSE, that aired in the late 80's... Along with his great (and vastly under-rated/appreciated) film scores... let us not forget his work with Laurence Rosenthal on THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES... and last but not least his awesome Bernard Herrmann re-recordings from years past.

Sorry, off on a tangent.

Once again... so looking forward to this to arrive...

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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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redokt64 wrote:
let us not forget his work with Laurence Rosenthal with THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES...


Indeed this is how I first heard of McNeely and then Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire. By chance I had also ended up getting the old "Hollywood XX" (94,95,96) series that McNeely did for Varese. (I kind of wish they still did it as I liked a number of the arrangements there, notably Hunchback of Notre Dame)

[EDIT] Just realised that I've had a track of this SQUANTO for years on the Hollywood '94 album without really knowing what it was. 1994 was the beginning of my Internet access but I don't think I ever though to search for info on the score or movie.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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I just wanted to say thanks.


This wasn't a score I was familiar with at all. But being a McNeely fan, I splurged...couldn't really afford it, but, what the heck. And damn what a tremendous album this is ! This is really a gem, a forgotten gem...everyone wants Goldsmith, Williams, big box sets, and here is a score some have asked for, but I don't think it was at the top of the big want lists.

Everyday , when do we get The Black Hole etc. But here , this one is just wonderful, such great music. Who'd have expected it?

This is why I love collecting movie music. This is it exactly. Thanks Doug, Roger, thanks for making splendid albums like this.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Ditto the above- I haven't met a McNeely I didn't like, think he's really
underrated, even moreso now that his style doesn't play in Hollywood
anymore, and LOVED this album. For all youse guys complaining about
wanting big orchestras (Doug - dude - did they REALLY use 121 players
on this one, or was it another session where the dates were spread out?),
and memorable themes, bracing action cues.....this one is a home run.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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A home run indeed. I'd known of the score by reputation only; it was lauded by an enthusiastic few. The sound samples won me over. I received this disc on Saturday and listened to it all day on Sunday, over and over.

If you're on the fence about getting it, get off. It's great.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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This disc is now playing on my hifi system... for the 5th time ! This is just amazing... how could such a gem remain hidden for so many years. This is easily one of the most inspiring score I've ever heard from the 90's... You have everything a good adventure score should be : rousing action, sweeping melodies, exotic instruments, symphonic-moving-epic sound all over... Thank you Joel McNeely and Intrada for spreading this gorgeous diamond of the 90's film music. This disc should be in every soundtrack collection ! Yeah it's that good. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Still waiting for my copy to arrive. I think it got lost in the mail.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Frank wrote:
Still waiting for my copy to arrive. I think it got lost in the mail.


The best thing to do is contact the order department (intrada@intrada.com) and Jeff will quickly sort it out. I'm run production and don't work back in sales so I don't know when you placed your order. We have copies in stock so replacing it is easy. But Jeff seldom reads about order issues here on the Forum so you do need to contact him. Thanks.
--Doug


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Douglass Fake wrote:
Frank wrote:
Still waiting for my copy to arrive. I think it got lost in the mail.


The best thing to do is contact the order department (intrada@intrada.com) and Jeff will quickly sort it out. I run production and don't work in sales so I don't know when you placed your order. We have copies in stock so replacing it is easy. But Jeff seldom reads about order issues here on the Forum so you do need to contact him. Thanks.
--Doug


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Joel McNeely's SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TA
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Thanks, I will do so.


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