LAST HARD MEN, THE

Leonard Rosenman
/ Jerry Goldsmith
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 224
Date: 1976
Time: 1:06:58
Tracks: 34
A mystery is solved! Intrada premieres two scores for same 20th Century Fox film, yet neither is in finished picture! Jerry Goldsmith fans know when composer is unavailable to score movie, final soundtrack from Andrew V. McLaglen western becomes compilation of selected tracks from earlier Fox/Goldsmith pictures including 100 RIFLES, RIO CONCHOS, MORITURI, STAGECOACH. But few fans know Lionel Newman actually re-recorded same selections at Fox with intention of using all-new recordings timed specifically for picture. Ironically, due to time pressure, famed music editor Len Engel and young Ken Hall instead end up cutting music for picture with actual original recordings, planned initially just as temporary placeholders while Newman newly-records same sequences. Even fewer fans know Leonard Rosenman actually writes complete score for film, long before Goldsmith music becomes involved! Tale of sadism and revenge with Charlton Heston, James Coburn is deemed harsh, unpleasant by Rosenman. With little sympathy for either character, composer focuses on tough landscapes, brutality inherent in story. Resulting music is harsh, brittle, full of tension, violence. Atonality abounds. Classic Rosenman! Only exciting finale ("End Titles") provides respite. Studio found score TOO reflective of grim movie, brought more accessible Goldsmith library tracks into play. Unusual Intrada CD offers both rejected scores: unused Rosenman score in stereo AND unused Goldsmith cues newly conducted by Lionel Newman in mono! Nick Redman, Mike Matessino produce, Matessino also offers insight into film production and troubled music history behind it. Leonard Rosenman conducts his score, Lionel Newman conducts Goldsmith score. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains! SOLD OUT!

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  • A mystery is solved! Intrada premieres two scores for same 20th Century Fox film, yet neither is in finished picture! Jerry Goldsmith fans know when composer is unavailable to score movie, final soundtrack from Andrew V. McLaglen western becomes compilation of selected tracks from earlier Fox/Goldsmith pictures including 100 RIFLES, RIO CONCHOS, MORITURI, STAGECOACH. But few fans know Lionel Newman actually re-recorded same selections at Fox with intention of using all-new recordings timed specifically for picture. Ironically, due to time pressure, famed music editor Len Engel and young Ken Hall instead end up cutting music for picture with actual original recordings, planned initially just as temporary placeholders while Newman newly-records same sequences. Even fewer fans know Leonard Rosenman actually writes complete score for film, long before Goldsmith music becomes involved! Tale of sadism and revenge with Charlton Heston, James Coburn is deemed harsh, unpleasant by Rosenman. With little sympathy for either character, composer focuses on tough landscapes, brutality inherent in story. Resulting music is harsh, brittle, full of tension, violence. Atonality abounds. Classic Rosenman! Only exciting finale ("End Titles") provides respite. Studio found score TOO reflective of grim movie, brought more accessible Goldsmith library tracks into play. Unusual Intrada CD offers both rejected scores: unused Rosenman score in stereo AND unused Goldsmith cues newly conducted by Lionel Newman in mono! Nick Redman, Mike Matessino produce, Matessino also offers insight into film production and troubled music history behind it. Leonard Rosenman conducts his score, Lionel Newman conducts Goldsmith score. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains! SOLD OUT!
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    The Unused Score by Leonard Rosenman
    01. The Spike (2:36)
    02. Men In The Water (2:38)
    03. Provo/Every Deputy (1:06)
    04. Dismount/Back To Work (2:38)
    05. Leroy Gets Stabbed (0:48)
    06. A Trap For Somebody (2:51)
    07. Oh Jeez/I'd Be Obliged (1:26)
    08. Posse Riding Through Barn (1:35)
    09. Y'Ah (3:13)
    10. Show Cause (1:20)
    11. Going After Susan/Sam's Last Line (1:56)
    12. Sam And Hal Riding/The Trap (2:46)
    13. Horses (1:38)
    14. She's Theirs (2:57)
    15. Before Fire (1:56)
    16. Menendez (1:51)
    17. End Titles (4:03)
    18. Barroom Piano (1:37)



    Re-Recordings of Jerry Goldsmith Scores
    100 Rifles (1969)
    19. 100 Rifles Theme (Main Title) (1:31)
    20. Verdugo's Revenge (1:30)
    21. The Ruins (1:32)
    22. A Cliff Hanger (1:26)
    23. Breakout Part 1 (1:22)
    24. Breakout Part 2 (1:13)
    25. March To The Wall (2:13)
    26. The Victors (1:43)
    Rio Conchos (1964)
    27. Big Deal (1:40)
    28. The Intruder (2:06)
    29. Chief Bloodshirt (1:50)
    Morituri (1965)
    30. Break Out (1:09)
    31. Abandoned Ship (3:27)
    Stagecoach (1966)
    32. All Is Forgiven (3:04)
    100 Rifles (1969)
    33. End Title (0:34)
    34. Theme (Reprise) (1:26)

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    The Last Hard Men
    Recorded on March 2, 3, and 23, 1976, at Twentieth Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California.

    This soundtrack was produced in cooperation with the
    American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada

    CONDUCTOR
    Leonard Rosenman
     
    CONTRACTOR
    Meyer Rubin
     
    VIOLIN
    Paul Shure
    Thelma Beach
    Joachim Chassman
    Herman Clebanoff
    Sam Cytron
    Beatrice Dassin
    Kurt Dieterle
    Bonnie Douglas
    Irving Geller
    Debbie Grossman
    Nathan Kaproff
    Ezra Kliger
    Norma Leonard
    Alfred Lustgarten
    Irma Neumann
    Jack Pepper
    Nathan Ross
    Marshall Sosson
    Lya Stern
    Robert Sushel
    Polly Sweeney
    Lori Ulanova
    Dorothy Wade
     
    VIOLA
    Milton Thomas
    David Schwartz
    Myer Bello
    Pamela Goldsmith
    Myra Kestenbaum
    Alexander Neiman
    Robert Ostrowsky
    Sven Reher
    Joseph Reilich
    Barbara Simons

    CELLO
    Edgar Lustgarten
    Armand Kaproff
    Margaret Aue
    Paul Bergstrom
    Joseph DiTullio
    Marie Fera
    Edwin Geber
    Igor Horoshevsky

    CELLO (continued)
    Selene Hurford
    Armand Kaproff
    Ray Kramer
    Ronald Leonard
    Nino Rosso
    Daniel Rothmuller
    Eleanor Slatkin
    Peter Snyder
    David Speltz
    Gloria Strassner
    Mary Zeyen

    BASS
    Meyer Rubin
    Milton Kestenbaum
    Stephen Edelman
    Edward Gilbert
    Abe Luboff
    Peter Mercurio
    Buell Neidlinger
    Ray Siegel

    FLUTE
    Sheridon Stokes
    Louise DiTullio
    Arthur Hoberman
    Luella Howard
    Harry Klee

    OBOE
    Gordon Pope
    John Ellis
    Earl Dumler
    Norman Benno

    CLARINET
    John Neufeld
    John Rotella
    William Calkins
    Dominck Fera
    Justin Gordon

    BASS CLARINET
    Julian Spears

    BASSOON
    Don Christlieb
    Jack Marsh
    Norman Hertzberg
    Ray Nowlin

    FRENCH HORN
    Vincent DeRosa
    James Decker
    Arthur Briegleb
    Richard Perissi
    Gale Robinson
    Harry Schmidt
     
    TRUMPET
    Malcolm McNab
    Chase Craig
    Robert Divall
    Roy Poper
     
    TROMBONE
    Edward Kusby
    Charles Loper
    Richard Nash
    Barrett O'Hara
    Phillip Teele
     
    DRUMS/PERCUSSION
    Hal Rees
    Rich Cornell
    Jules Greenberg
    Richard Lepore
    Peter Limonick
    Emil Radocchia
    Jerry Williams
     
    HARP
    Ann Stockton
    Catherine Gotthoffer
     
    KEYBOARDS
    Ralph Grierson
    Artie Kane
     
    GUITAR
    Thomas Tedesco
    Robert Bain
    Neil Levang
    Trefoni Rizzi
     
    HARMONICA
    Tommy Morgan
     
    ACCORDIAN
    Stephen Paietta