Rejected and unused movie scores

May 20, 2007

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I stumbled across a treasure trove (or something like that) of a 2 CD collection of rejected and unused scores. I made tremendous efforts trying to find whether it was ever actually published or whether this was something privately created by a film fanatic who has an enormous collection of film music. I’ve been sitting here for the past few hours listening to not-quite-good enough music by major film composers. Even though I have no idea what this music is being played with on the screen, there is something in each one that is, well, kinda irritating, or hack. We all need to take a break every once in a while, but what in your an in-demand film composer, you don’t always have that luxury. But sometiimes you get a wake up call. All film composers have had to do rewrites, but I am amazed that there are no John Williams scores here. [If you are curious here are two film blogs that can kill the cat. La Leyenda de Star Wars and You Don’t Have to Visit this Blog.]

Rejected & Unused Scores, Vol.1

01. Jerry Goldsmith – [#01] – Two Days In The Valley [8:33]
02. Alan Silvestri – [#02] – Mission Impossible [6:37]
03. Winton Marsallis – [#03] – Rosewood [2:42]
04. Ennio Morricone – [#04] – What Dreams May Come [6:40]
05. Alex North – [#05] – 2001 [4:06]
06. John Ottman – [#06] – Holloween 20 [6:30]
07. Graeme Revell – [#07] – People Under The Stairs [4:26]
08. Coil – [#08] – Hellraiser [5:55]
09. Paul McCartney – [#09] – The Family Way [3:09]
10. Marco Beltrami – [#10] – Texas Rangers [7:43]
11. John Barry – [#11] – The Appointment [4:22]
12. James Horner – [#12] – Streets Of Fire Suite [11:52]


13. Jerry Fielding – [#13] – The Getaway [5:11]
14. William Walton – [#01] – Battle of Britain [7:14]
15. John Barry – [#02] – The Prince of Tides (Moviola) [4:34]
16. Randy Newman – [#03] – Air Force One Rejected [10:26]
17. Basil Poledouris – [#04] – Breakdown [6:26]
18. John Ottman – [#05] – Cruel Intentions [6:47]
19. Howard Blake – [#06] – Agatha [4:16]
20. Bernard Herrmann – [#07] – Torn Curtain [5:34]
21. Ennio Morricone – [#08] – Resident Evil [5:10]
22. Michael J Lewis – [#09] – Goldeneye [6:23]
23. John Scott – [#10] – A Prayer for the Dying [3:08]
24. Jerry Goldsmith – – [#11] – Legend [5:40]
25. Graeme Revell – [#12] – The Eater of The Dead [5:37]
26. Howard Shore – [#13] – Ransom [7:07]
27. Michael Nyman – [#01] – Practical Magic [7:38]
28. Jerry Goldsmith – [#02] – Gladiator (1992) [8:00]
29. Arthur Bliss – [#03] – Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) [5:24]
30. Barry de Vorzon & Joseph Conlan – [#04] – V, The Final Battle [2:02]
31. George Fenton – [#05] – Interview with the Vampire (1994) [9:13]
32. Michel Legrand – [#06] – The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973) [6:50]
33. John Debney – [#07] – Remember the Titans (2000) [8:34]
34. John Barry – [#08] – The Horse Whisperer (maybe) – Give Me a Smile [4:51]
35. Hans Zimmer – [#09] – White Fang (1991) [1:49]
36. Elmer Bernstein – [#10] – I Love Trouble (1986) [5:19]
37. Geoffrey Burgon – [#11] – Sirens (1994) [6:14]
38. Henry Mancini – [#12] – Frenzy (1972) [2:18]
39. James Horner – [#13] – The Beast Within [4:39]
40. Stanley Myers – [#14] – The Deer Hunter (1978) [6:34]
41. Elmer Bernstein – [#01] – The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) [5:45]
42. Tangerine Dream – [#02] – Legend (US Score) (1985) [4:14]
43. Saad Riparetti – [#03] – Cyborg (1989) [4:10]
44. Elmer Bernstein – [#04] – Stars ‘N’ Bars (1991) [6:06]
45. Graeme Revell – [#05] – Gladiator (1992) [6:01]
46. Jerry Goldsmith – [#06] – Alien Nation (1988) [5:05]
47. Craig Safan – [#07] – Wolfen (Rejected) (1981) [4:47]
48. Elmer Bernstein – [#08] – Last Man Standing (1996) [4:27]
49. Ryuichi Sakamoto – [#09] – Adventures of Chatran (rejected in usa) (1986) [4:32]
50. Bill Conti – [#10] – The Big Blue (US Score) (1988) [4:14]
51. Burkhard Dallwitz – [#11] – Supernova (1999) [4:21]
52. Daniel Lanois – [#12] – All the Pretty Horses (2000) [3:09]
53. John barry – [#13] – The Golden Child (1986) [3:50]
54. Jerry Goldsmith – [#14] – Timeline (2003) [6:24]
55. Cliff Eidelman – [#15] – Picture Bride (1995) [3:33]
56. Hans Zimmer – [#16] – The Peacemaker (Unused Track) (1997) [5:21]
57. Hans Zimmer – [#17] – K2 (1991) [4:58]
58. Jerry Goldsmith – [#18] – Alien (Rejected and rescored) (1978) [2:56]

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midihead April 21, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I went to one of the links and found the music for this set, however, tracks 27 through 58 are not part of the set. The back of the cd jacket itself only shows 13 tracks on each disc (which makes up the first 26 in your list). I am most specifically interested in number 30 in your list:

30. Barry de Vorzon & Joseph Conlan – [#04] – V, The Final Battle [2:02]

Any thoughts as to where I can find that track specifically? Many thanks! :o)

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