The Sound of Vinyl: Great Soundtrack LPs

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

In the 21st century we have an unprecedented abundance of film scores available. CD and digital releases abound, and boutique labels continue to find soundtrack gems from the past to reissue or release for the first time. Even so, not all film score albums have made the transition to modern technology. Some wonderful music can be found only in the grooves of old vinyl LPs.

David Garland presents an array of collectors' items, forgotten curiosities, and under-appreciated gems, all heard from vinyl pressings, and most not yet reissued digitally. Highlights include Malcolm Arnold's "The Roots of Heaven," Fred Karlin's "The Sterile Cuckoo," Richard Addinsell's "Loss of Innocence," Teo Macero's "Betrayal," and Gordon Parks' "The Learning Tree."

Comments [4]

Robert Poda from New York

Thank you David for introducing me to some of the Movie Scores I was not familiar with. I collected hundreds of movie soundtrack albums over the years and still have them and a turntable to play them on. Loads of Rosza movies, including Ben Hur - 3 albums-worth, Spellbound, etc., as well as so many others. I actually have thousand of LPs in my apartment, which I still play. I agree that sitting with the booklets that accompany some of them are such a pleasure. And the cover art on the albums themselves. I believe we corresponded about that subject some years ago. I hope you will do another program of this subject and as I close, I am listening to the vinyl soundtrack of El Cid, another Rosza score.

Jun. 24 2013 11:32 AM
John S from Queens

Great show I loved THE ROOTS OF HEAVEN. Three lps in my collection to the best of my knowledge never made it to digital YOUNG WINSTON by Alfred Ralston SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION by John Addison and NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA by Richard Rodney Bennet. Please do more programs of neglected lps

Jun. 22 2013 10:53 PM
David Garland

Stephanie, I'm happy to hear from another "Sterile Cuckoo" fan! I'm glad you enjoyed hearing Fred Karlin's music--it probably hadn't been on the radio in a long time!

Jun. 22 2013 10:05 PM
Stephanie J. Hughes from Manchester, NJ

Oh, David Garland. You hit a home run with me on "The Sterile Cuckoo"!! This is one of my very favorites, too! It was a wonderful film, Liza's first, and the score just stays with you. THANK YOU!!!!! What a fantastic way to spend Saturday Night!!!!

Jun. 22 2013 09:42 PM

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