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 Post subject: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:29 pm 
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INTRADA Announces:

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SHOGUN
Composed and Conducted by MAURICE JARRE
INTRADA Special Collection 394

Intrada presents a 3-CD set encompassing Maurice Jarre's massive work for the 9-hour miniseries Shōgun (1980). In 2008, Intrada re-issued the original RSO LP program on CD, which featured 37 minutes of highlights, focusing on the more exotic aspects of the score. Much of the larger, orchestral score was not included. All three discs are newly mixed from first generation 2˝ 16-track multitracks, allowing the listener to hear a level of detail and crispness simply not present on the original LP master. In order to showcase Jarre’s expansive score in a coherent and musically balanced fashion, CD 1 presents Parts I and II with some abridgments. CD 2 is devoted to Parts III, IV and V, with minor trims. Many of the cues wound up edited and reused across multiple parts, but they are presented here in their original slated order. The final series mix added wild overlays to certain cues; these have been left as Jarre originally wrote them. CD 3 recreates the 1980 RSO album assembly—including alternate takes and some novel edits and cue combinations— followed by a selection of bumpers, alternates, source music, and all the cues that were abridged from the main program.

Both epic and international, Shōgun was from the very beginning a project crying out for Maurice Jarre’s particular blend of talents. Jarre specialized in percussion, and that is never more apparent than on this score. The role of music in Shōgun was made even more important as a consequence of Clavell’s decision to shoot the film mostly in Japanese, without subtitles and only with sparse narration. Furthermore, the exotic setting and clash of cultures had to be convincingly and authentically addressed. Jarre’s main theme features both a swashbuckling setting for uptempo action sequences as well as a romantic theme assuming a gentler, more yearning persona. In stark contrast to the romance and adventure is some powerful music featuring Japanese instruments mixed with orchestra, giving a weighty presence to the feuding warlords. It's all here musically - 17th Century Japan with clashing cultures and feuding warlords.

Loosely inspired by the life of Will Adams (fictionalized as John Blackthorne), the story tells of an English shipbuilder who sailed to “the Japans” at the dawn of the 17th Century and became a samurai. Shōgun, written by James Clavell and third in his Asian saga, was one of the most successful novels of 1975. Producers were daunted by the scope it would take to film the extensive story, but with the proven success of the miniseries Roots in 1977, they found the confidence to proceed and thus was born the age of the miniseries. Starring Richard Chamberlain in the title role, Shōgun proved a hit with viewers.


INTRADA Special Collection 394
Barcode: 7 20258 53940 3
Retail Price: $39.99
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For track listing and sound samples, please visit: http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.11263/.f


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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Awesome, you even threw in the kitchen sink. Just the first two discs would have been perfect enough.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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Ordered! Best Intrada release of the year (Thus Far)


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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Is it possible to post 3rd cover in hi-res too? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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johnsmith wrote:
Ordered! Best Intrada release of the year (Thus Far)

Looking at the releases so far, I couldn't agree more. Although Ducktales comes in at a close second for me.
Can't wait to hear Shogun in all it's glory, bring on pay day !


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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Ordered! Thanks guys!

Now, if I could only get CDs for the Miniseries WHEELS by Morton Stevens and RICH MAN, POOR MAN by Alex North, I would be extremely happy!:-)


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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I second the request for the third cover artwork! That's my favorite.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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Ivan-007 wrote:
Is it possible to post 3rd cover in hi-res too? :wink:

You could just download the GIF file and split the images. If you don't know how, there are various websites that quickly do it for free. The artwork is indeed striking.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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Wow, what a tremendous release. Thank you, Intrada.


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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I'm about to dive into this. Do I have the almighty producers' permission to pour ketchup on this porterhouse for which I paid? Just kidding, no ketchup needed in this case... maybe just a pinch of seasoning.


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T. Newman Fan wrote:
I'm about to dive into this. Do I have the almighty producers' permission to pour ketchup on this porterhouse for which I paid? Just kidding, no ketchup needed in this case... maybe just a pinch of seasoning.


Are you saying our release has no taste and so you have to add your own?


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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If he's putting ketchup on a porterhouse, HE has no taste. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: INTRADA Announces Maurice Jarre's SHOGUN (Expanded)
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Roger Feigelson wrote:
T. Newman Fan wrote:
I'm about to dive into this. Do I have the almighty producers' permission to pour ketchup on this porterhouse for which I paid? Just kidding, no ketchup needed in this case... maybe just a pinch of seasoning.


Are you saying our release has no taste and so you have to add your own?

Just a lame attempt at humor made on little sleep.

I am glad after all that the third disc was added. I can think of some cue swaps I would make for my own personal interests, and while I usually listen to one episode at a time on these sets, I'm used to a bumper being thrown in between episodes. The sound is spectacular.

I would have happily paid more for this set, but don't let that give you any ideas.


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