SPFM Goldsmith Tribute CD
Limited edition made available as fundraiser to FMS members only
The Society for the Preservation of Film Music Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith, a unique collection of tracks from four of Goldsmith's lesser-known film scores, is now available in small supply to members of The Film Music Society.
Archivists at the Society's Film Music Center recently discovered several dozen original units of the much sought-after compact disc while organizing a collection of rare movie sheet music donated in the early 1990s by composer Fred Karlin and his lyricist-wife Megan.
Produced by Intrada Records' Douglass Fake on behalf of the SPFM (now the FMS) as a Limited Edition of 500, the CDs had been numbered and offered as gifts to attendees at the organization's March 5, 1993 Career Achievement Award dinner honoring Goldsmith.
"We were surprised to uncover more of these discs in storage," FMS President Christopher Young comments, "because we thought all copies had been distributed back in '93." Young speculates that the newly found CDs must have been overage, a standard industry practice to allocate replacements for occasional flawed CDs. "It's a great bonus for Society members who've been trying to find a copy of this CD for the last 10 years."
The Goldsmith Tribute CD includes selections of three scores from Twentieth Century-Fox: The Flim-Flam Man (1967), Take A Hard Ride (1975) and Magic (1976), all of which have since been released in full on CD. But selections from the fourth score, Walt Disney Pictures' Baby: Secret Of The Lost Legend (1984), remain unavailable through any other legitimate source.
With many poor-quality bootlegged copies available worldwide, the genuine Goldsmith Tribute CD has reached on-line store and auction prices as high as $450. Distinguishing the bona fide CDs from pirated copies still on the market, there is a 1.5-inch gold foil starburst sticker on the booklet cover and "made by Disque Americ, Canada" etched on the inside rim of the disc. The newly discovered supply will not be numbered for distribution.
The Society for the Preservation of Film Music Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith CD is being offered in support of the Society's efforts toward film music preservation. Half of its $50 price tag is tax-deductible. Adds Young, "We want this small stash of CDs to help in fundraising, and also to build our membership base. It's all about saving film music."
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Tracks (approx. 71 min.):
The Flim-Flam Man (1967, Twentieth Century-Fox)
- Main Title
- No Rest for the Wicked
- The Visitor
- The Homestead
- Curly's Plan
- On the Road Again
Take A Hard Ride (1975, Twentieth Century-Fox)
- Main Title
- Friendly Enemies
- A Sad Story
- On the Edge
- The Wagon
- Work Camp
- Take a Hard Ride
Magic (1976, Twentieth Century-Fox)
- Main Title
- Corky's Retreat
- Fats Acts
- Us Was You
Baby: Secret Of The Lost Legend (1984, Walt Disney Pictures)
- The Family
- Idyll and Rampage
- The Rescue
- The Legend