MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 14 Apr 2021, 18:52

Happy birthday to maestro Bill Conti!



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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 15 Apr 2021, 12:05

I Must Break This Podcast Interview with writer/director, Stephen Tolkin
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jamesflavell on 10 May 2021, 03:57

Masters of the Universe - A Symphony - by Bill Conti




A full-scale symphonic treatment of his own film score by the composer - rarely-heard, but impressive!
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 10 May 2021, 09:56

It sounds like it's an edit of the released soundtrack...
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jamesflavell on 11 May 2021, 03:29

I believe it's Bill Conti's own edit, given a full-scale symphonic treatment.

It was - so I'm told - performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at its WDCH home in 2017.
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jox on 11 May 2021, 11:54

I just find it odd because the sound and the orchestration seem identical to the soundtrack album (which is rarely if not ever the case for live performances), not to mention the doubtful fact that Bill Conti's entire MOTU score would have been played the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2017 (which I can't find online, not anything about any of Bill Conti's music at WDCH)...
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Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Gary Goddard, 1987)

Postby Jamesflavell on 17 May 2021, 04:16

I've listened to it again - and I think that you are right about it being an edit.
Also, I can't find any reference with the LA Phil to the piece either.

I've written to my informant (who is in LA) to ask, but still no reply....
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