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Re: [mythsoc] Favorite Fantasy Authors on Record/CD?

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  • Mike Foster
    I too wish that David Emerson would record Errantry Mike ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 30, 2005
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      I too wish that David Emerson would record "Errantry"

      Mike

      Rateliff, John wrote:

      >I bought the Bo Hansson album in a used record bin in Fayetteville years ago (c.1980). It's not very Tolkienesque, but it's a good album of instrumental music. I still listen to it, and was quite pleased about two years ago to finally get it on cd (and, more recently, Ipod). Makes good background music when I'm working.
      > I'd say the best Tolkien-inspired music is probably the Howard Shore score. Donald Swann's music is fun, but as unlike Tolkien as can well be imagined, and the choice of Wm Elvin as singer was unfortunate; I wish David Emerson would record his more folk-song interpretation of Swann's pieces. The Starlit Jewel performance is pleasant, but I don't listen to it very often, and I hardly ever play the Tolkien Ensemble discs for some reason. I want to like the symphony from about ten years back but find I simply can't listen to it; everytime I try my attention wanders before it's played five minutes. Perhaps the military band recording I have is simply too bland; is there a better performance of the piece available?
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      >Does anybody else in this group enjoy their favorite
      >authors/literature as translated into music? What are some of your
      >favorite albums/CDs that successfully make this leap?
      >:)Steve/virginiaprograsser
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      >The soundtrack for Terry Pratchett's SOUL MUSIC does a wonderful job of charting the entire history of rock music, a la the Discworld, but I don't know if it's availible outside the animated film itself.
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      >A wonderfully inappropriate musical adaptation of a great fantasy author is the album THE KING OF ELFLAND'S DAUGHTER, featuring the likes of Mary Hopkins and Christopher Lee, P.P. Arnold, and others. It's much funnier than it was intended to be. They would have done much better to simply have Lee make a spoken-word reading of the book itself.
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      >--JDR
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      >>From: Mike Foster
      >>Reply To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      >>Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2005 7:31 AM
      >>To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      >>Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Favorite Fantasy Authors on Record/CD?
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      >>Well, I agree with Wendell. I came upon this record in an 88 cents
      >>budget bin, where it belonged, not long after it was released. While
      >>pleasant enough, the music is undistinguished and kind of pointlessly
      >>spooky, like Yoko Ono but with melodies.
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      >>Above all, the music's link to the book was tenuous, and "Flight to the
      >>Ford" as Hansson played it didn't seem to fit with the text.
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      >>Mike Foster
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      >>WendellWag@... wrote:
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      >>>In a message dated 1/30/2005 10:02:44 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
      >>>MFSB@... writes:
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      >>>The best of Bo Hansson's albums, and one of the few progressive rock
      >>>instrumental recordings that still holds up on repeated listening.
      >>>J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy provide the inspiration for
      >>>a series of strange, other-worldly tracks that transcend their source
      >>>material. Hansson's keyboard playing is quite unlike the work of such
      >>>rivals as Keith Emerson or Rick Wakeman, less heavy and "gothic" and
      >>>more oriented toward jazz. His guitar work as is flashy and aggressive
      >>>as his keyboards ("The Black Riders/Flight to the Ford" is a great
      >>>showcase for both), and the backing by sax, flute, and drums creates
      >>>an overall rich sonic palette.
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      >>>I listened to this a couple of years ago. To me, while it may have been a
      >>>good album, it felt nothing like the book. I posted to this mailing list at
      >>>that time about my reactions to the album. Not many people seemed to have
      >>>ever listened to it, and nobody seemed to agree with my reaction.
      >>>
      >>>Wendell Wagner
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