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, Spy film soundtracks on CD
|RICHARD RHYS DAVIES
Member No.: 7
Joined: 11-December 04
Here's what they said (rather tantilisingly) - my email to them below:
Dear Mr. Rhys Davies,
Thank you for your enquiry and for your great enthusiasm for this genre.
Unfortunately, we no longer have LPs. And, we agree that those prices are "insane" !
As regards re-issuing these soundtracks on CD, at this time it is not in our immediate plans.
However, it is not impossible that sometime in the future these scores will be available again.
Any news on potential releases will be posted on our website.
The CAM Original Soundtracks Team
Tel. +39 06 684 07 91 Fax: +39 06 687 40 46
Address: Via Cola di Rienzo, 152 Rome 00192 - ITALY
Web: www.CamOriginalSoundtracks.com - www.CamJazz.com
Da: RICHARD RHYS DAVIES [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Inviato: sabato 4 novembre 2006 19.31
Oggetto: THE GREAT LOST SPY SOUNDTRACKS
I love spy film music and you have some great spionaggio soundtracks in your vault from the 60's.
I have paid 170 euros for the wonderfull New York Chiama Superdrago.
I would like to get my hands on the others like Sinfonia per due spie, Baleari operazione oro and Muori lentamente ... te la godi di piú.
I have been searching the net and I have no hope - you probably know the Italian Soundtracks website. The guy who runs it is offering 1500 euros for two of the super rare spy cam soundtracks - Le spie uccidono a Beirut Cam CDR. 33-6 Carlo Savina Agente S03 Operazione Atlantide Cam CDR. 33-10 Teo Usuelli.
This is insane money - i could never afford.
Will you please please please reissue the great lost spy soundtracks??
Do you have any plans? Or is there a policy for these to be kept for the privilaged?? Perhaps a small run of CD-R's?
I do hope to hear from you,
Richard Rhys Davies
Member No.: 34
Joined: 2-August 05
Interesting point Richard.The Assassin is always a blurry area. Would you consider the recent Pierce Brosnan flick The Matador a spy film or is it a crime film? And I often ponder whether the Japanese Golgo 13 movies are crime films or spy films...as you say, I suppose on who is employing him/them?
And heading back to the thread about L'Homme De Rio: it was shown here on terrestrial TV a few years ago, and the presenter said (and I paraphrase a best), that the film was intended to be a hommage to the Tin Tin adventures. I must admit I don't quite see it.
But it was released in 1963, so the Bond influence (although undoutable) probably hadn't built up the momentum in Europe that it ultimately would with the release of Goldfinger.
But all this has very little to do with Eurospy soundtracks, so in a clumsy attempt to make this posting relevant, I'll mention that I picked up the David Arnold soundtrack to Casino Royale. It is quite okay, but I feel I have been there before with this soundtrack. And even though the title song is not on the album (which, let's be honest sells half of the soundtrack albums out there - good bad or indifferent), the album still has no hooks to really pull you in.
Obviously musical tastes are a subjective thing, but I have enjoyed Arnolds last 3 Bond soundtracks. I enjoyed Tommorow Never Dies, and for me the hook was the 'Surrender' song by kd lang, and the continuing motifs throughout the score (I am sure it was some petty marketing thing in the Bond camp that allowed Sheryll Crows title song to be used at the top, and lang's relegated to the end titles).
The follow up The World Is Not Enough was pretty good too (didn't think much of 'Garbages' song - but as I said it's subjective). This album introduced us to the choral singing in the background of the score.
Okay, now we're at Die Another Day. Madonna aside, the Cuban stuff was quite good (although not enough on the album).
But for Casino Royale there is no hook. It's sorta like 'I have a perfectly good David Arnold Bond Soundtrack - why do I need another one?'
It's probably a good soundtrack...but I feel I/we may have heard it all before?