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 Post subject: INTRADA Announces THE TWLIGHT ZONE
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:32 pm 
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INTRADA Announces:

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THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Composed by CRAIG SAFAN, BASIL POLEDOURIS, WILLIAMS GOLDSTEIN, CHRISTOPHER YOUNG
ELLIOT KAPLAN, ARTHUR KEMPEL, DENNIS McCARTHY, JAC REDFORD, FRED STEINER,
and KEN WANNBERG
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 348


Submitted for your approval, Intrada presents 22 scores from these first two seasons of the mid '80s revival of The Twilight Zone. Featuring an array of talented composers, the scores are bound together by the composers' willingness to chart that middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition—a “dimension of sound” that could only have emerged from the Twilight Zone. In conjunction with keyboardist and longtime Dead-associate Merl Saunders, the Grateful Dead collaborated on the main title, which conjures a uniquely creepy vibe, while incorporating Constant’s iconic motif. Additionally, the following episodes are included, moving from purely orchestral to entirely electronic, sporting a myriad of styles reflecting the range of colorful story lines.

Merl Saunders and The Grateful Dead - The Twilight Zone ’85 Main Title
Christopher Young - A Small Talent for War, A Matter of Minutes
Basil Poledouris - A Message From Charity, Monsters!, Profile in Silver, Song of the Younger World
Kenneth Wannberg - Still Life
Dennis McCarthy - Voices in the Earth
Merl Saunders and The Grateful Dead - The Twilight Zone ’85 End Title
J.A.C. Redford - What Are Friends For?
Craig Safan - Dead Woman’s Shoes, Wong’s Lost and Found Emporium, The Uncle Devil Show, Opening Day, To See the Invisible Man, Tooth and Consequences, Teacher’s Aide
Fred Steiner - A Day in Beaumont
Elliot Kaplan - The Last Defender of Camelot
Arthur Kempel - The Elevator
William Goldstein - Her Pilgrim Soul, The Card, Time and Teresa Golowitz

From its earliest years, The Twilight Zone has been synonymous with visions of wonderment, weirdness and terror. Originally created by TV-legend Rod Serling as a high-concept blend of fantastical storytelling grounded in human drama spanning the late '50s to mid '60s, its 156 episodes set a high-water mark for anthology television. The mid-eighties saw a surge in the return of anthologies, amongst which was a revitalized The Twilight Zone which ran for three seasons.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 348
Retail Price: $34.99
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For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
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Thanks for the hard work in making this available, and for keeping it reasonable and therefore offering a great value (a quality sometimes overlooked when there is an abundance of options competing for our money). This album is an excellent distillation of the classics.


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Great! Already pre-ordered thru Creature Features for the autographs.
Roger, any particular reason why Dennis McCarthy's other scores released on his promo cd werent included?


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History of the best thing ever:

Sliced bread (1928 - 2016)

Intrada's 1980's Twilight Zone set (2016 - )


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sans sense wrote:
Great! Already pre-ordered thru Creature Features for the autographs.
Roger, any particular reason why Dennis McCarthy's other scores released on his promo cd werent included?


This was originally going to be a 2-CD set, but the program I selected ran just a little long with the extras. So rather than cut it down we included the McCarthy and Kaplan scores that had been transferred with the other stuff. If we do a vol. 2, then we would probably include the Stevens, McCarthy, Drasnin and Folk stuff. But that's a big if.


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Many thanks for your work on this Roger. I'm ecstatic about what we're getting, but would love to see more down the line. Still, with the series previously stalling after a single disc back in '98, you've done the right thing not labelling this as Volume 1.

As well as the composers you mention, there's more good stuff from Merl Saunders / Grateful Dead still unreleased. I would have thought being such a cult band, they would guarantee a certain amount of sales, but maybe not if the last release is anything to go by.

Here's hoping Christopher Young and Basil Poledouris have enough of a completist fanbase to put this over the top. But, of course, it deserves to be a huge success on its own terms, not just to justify a further volume.


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Roger Feigelson wrote:
sans sense wrote:
Great! Already pre-ordered thru Creature Features for the autographs.
Roger, any particular reason why Dennis McCarthy's other scores released on his promo cd werent included?


This was originally going to be a 2-CD set, but the program I selected ran just a little long with the extras. So rather than cut it down we included the McCarthy and Kaplan scores that had been transferred with the other stuff. If we do a vol. 2, then we would probably include the Stevens, McCarthy, Drasnin and Folk stuff. But that's a big if.


Roger,

A Volume Two would be so wonderful, as that would feature many of my favorite scores from the series....here's to hoping that it comes about...and thank you!!!...:-)


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Roger Feigelson wrote:
sans sense wrote:
Great! Already pre-ordered thru Creature Features for the autographs.
Roger, any particular reason why Dennis McCarthy's other scores released on his promo cd werent included?

This was originally going to be a 2-CD set, but the program I selected ran just a little long with the extras. So rather than cut it down we included the McCarthy and Kaplan scores that had been transferred with the other stuff. If we do a vol. 2, then we would probably include the Stevens, McCarthy, Drasnin and Folk stuff. But that's a big if.

Thanks for the info.
What factors would change a future release from "if" to "when"?


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I picked this up at the Creature Features event, not having any familiarity with it.

Am I glad I did, there is a lot of interesting, eclectic stuff.

Also the first time I've ever purchased music by The Grateful Dead. :)


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sans sense wrote:
Roger Feigelson wrote:
sans sense wrote:
Great! Already pre-ordered thru Creature Features for the autographs.
Roger, any particular reason why Dennis McCarthy's other scores released on his promo cd werent included?

This was originally going to be a 2-CD set, but the program I selected ran just a little long with the extras. So rather than cut it down we included the McCarthy and Kaplan scores that had been transferred with the other stuff. If we do a vol. 2, then we would probably include the Stevens, McCarthy, Drasnin and Folk stuff. But that's a big if.

Thanks for the info.
What factors would change a future release from "if" to "when"?


I think I can answer that: SALES !!!! :P


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Even with good sales, a second volume becomes a possible issue of significant diminishing returns where the majority of fans are perfectly satisfied with just this compilation. This album might be too good. :wink:


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T. Newman Fan wrote:
Even with good sales, a second volume becomes a possible issue of significant diminishing returns where the majority of fans are perfectly satisfied with just this compilation. This album might be too good. :wink:


In this case, though, I don't think it is. Obviously I've stated my love for Safan's contributions above the others, but as for the rest... I don't have a bad word to say about the other two discs, but you can easily produce another two (or four) just as good from what else was in the series.

It's not like (I assume) some of the series that get big boxsets where everyone is copying a handful of scores from series one. On an anthology show, that shouldn't happen. It didn't here. And I think everyone would have different favourites. Put it this way, there are 22 scores here. 7 by Safan, 15 others. Had I put out my own personal favourites from the 80 available episodes, of the 15 non-Safan scores included, only 1, maybe 2 at a push, would have made my 3 CD set.

So there's plenty. But I might even be surprised by some of the scores on here that never grabbed me initially. I've never detected much of Christopher Young when watching A Matter of Minutes. But with the clarity on the available sound sample, you can tell instantly you are listening to no one else but the composer of Hellraiser.


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sans sense wrote:
Roger Feigelson wrote:
sans sense wrote:
Great! Already pre-ordered thru Creature Features for the autographs.
Roger, any particular reason why Dennis McCarthy's other scores released on his promo cd werent included?

This was originally going to be a 2-CD set, but the program I selected ran just a little long with the extras. So rather than cut it down we included the McCarthy and Kaplan scores that had been transferred with the other stuff. If we do a vol. 2, then we would probably include the Stevens, McCarthy, Drasnin and Folk stuff. But that's a big if.

Thanks for the info.
What factors would change a future release from "if" to "when"?



It's sales and licensing issues. Be really thankful this release came out!


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Roger Feigelson wrote:

It's sales and licensing issues. Be really thankful this release came out!


We certainly are! Thanks again... counting the days. If Intrada did downloads I'd buy it again right now as I wait for the CD to get from Creature Features to the UK.


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McD wrote:
I've never detected much of Christopher Young when watching A Matter of Minutes. But with the clarity on the available sound sample, you can tell instantly you are listening to no one else but the composer of Hellraiser.

That is one of the quintessential Twilight Zone scores, styled not too dissimilarly from some of Goldsmith’s masterful work on the original series (think "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room").


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