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Captain Blood: Classic Film Scores for Errol Flynn Soundtrack

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1. Captain Blood: The Adventures Of Don Juan
2. The Sea Hawk
3. Captain Blood: Ship in the Night
4. They Died With Their Boots On
5. Dodge City
6. Objective, Burma !
7. The Sun Also Rises
8. The Adventures Of Robin Hood

Product Details

  • Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
  • Audio CD (June 11, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • ASIN: B000003EMC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #279,177 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 2001
This album is magnificent-one of the best compilation albums out there. Instead of just focusing on the main themes, Gerhardt gives us suites of highlights from the movies, some as long as eight minutes. The performance and sound quality are first rate, which is the norm for any of the Gerhardt albums with the NPO. This album makes a perfect compliment to "The Sea Hawk: Film Scores of Erich Wolfgang Korngold" and "Now Voyager: Film Scores of Max Steiner". Some movies are repeated from those albums to this one (like Robin Hood and the Sea Hawk), but the music selections are different. You'll be sorry if you pass this up.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By tjc on July 7, 2000
Many of Errol Flynn's movies were quickly dismissed as just "costume". I think time has proven that while Errol Flynn could not break away from the swashbuckler image, he was the best at that genre. Warner Brothers made a great deal of money from his films and, conversely, they utilized many of the best composers of the day to write music for his films.
This collection captures many of the classic scores and vividly brings back many of Errol Flynn's greatest screen moments. You do not need to have seen these movies or be a fan of Errol Flynn's to enjoy this music. It stands on it's own.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D.B. Spalding on June 11, 2005
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I had this on cassette as a film-fan teen, and can't wait to get my CD. Gerhardt's interpretations of these selections from great film composers (there's a whole series, see my other recommendations) are stunning, true to the original recordings, with all the passion and grandeur that they deserve without having to conform to a) screen timing, and b) the limitations of monaural optical film soundtrack methods of the time.

Finally, that these are available in Dolby Surround, is NO gimmick. These 1970s recordings, remixed for CD release in Dolby Surround, sound FABULOUS with a receiver in Dolby Surround, Pro Logic, or Pro Logic II Music decoding. (I don't recommend you use "movie" settings, as the music isn't really meant to be channeled to Left, Right, and Center.)
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The celebrated RCA "Classic Film Scores" serie is still today, after 40 years, the best starting point to enter the world of Hollywood music of the Golden Age. Full symphonic music in the Romantic vein (Composer Max Steiner from Vienna once said the best film music composer would have been Wagner...), lush sound and rich orchestral texture, are the first recognizable characteristics of this music, "invented" by German, Austrian, Hungarian, and Russian emigres. The movies from the Thirties, Forties and Fifties are immediately distinguishable by anyone, after just hearing to the music soundtracks (even if not watching them).
Charles Gerhardt was the first first rate musician (along with composer Elmer Bernstein) to champion the revaluation and rediscovery of this often (and unjustly) forgotten or underestimated music. And, I add, he was possibly the best conductor for it.
In this cd, we hear some notable music by Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and not only.
The "Dodge City" suite (1939, Steiner) is the only portion available on cd: the robust and epic main title music erupts with full orchestra following the Warner Bros. Fanfare (composed by Steiner in 1937); it is a classic heroic Max Steiner theme. Other notable music is the lovely and tender love theme.
After hearing the superlative 10 minutes selection from "The Adventures of Don Juan" (1948, Steiner) you'll immediately want to listen to the complete film score (Tribute Film Classics/Moscow Symphony Orchestra/William Stromberg): the "Parade into London" cue is richly orchestrate and the showpiece of the entire score.
"They Died With Their Boots On" (Steiner, 1948) shows Gerhardt ability in conducting this varied music: bugle-calls, Indian music and the love theme are perfectly combined.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gary pickler on November 2, 2012
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Back in the 70's I purchased the series on vinyl and enjoyed them immensely. Always wanted to delicate them on CD. I have now all but two in the series and all the CD's are as enjoyable as the vinyl. Wonderful music indeed!
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