Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin - Gerhardt

Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin - Gerhardt

Vocalion  CDLX-4608

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid


Tiomkin: Lost Horizon, The Guns of Navarone, The Big Sky, The Fourposter, Friendly Persuasion, Search for Paradise, The Thing from Another World

The John Alldis Choir
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Gerhardt (conductor)

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Comments (2)

Comment by Euell Neverno - January 9, 2018 (1 of 2)

So-so mid-70's sound probably didn't deserve SACD treatment, even though it was originally recorded in unreleased quadraphonic, but Dutton's remastering is fine. Listened in stereo only. Best for hard core Tiomkin fans.

Comment by john hunter - January 21, 2018 (2 of 2)

I don’t know any Kenneth Wilkinson recording from Kingsway Hall that could be so so and it is certainly not this new remastering which blooms beautifully in Quad.

The original release was the weakest in the famous Classic Film Score series mainly because of the poor choice of repertoire. A much better over view of Tiomkin’s career is to be found in the excellent LSO LIVE SA-CD.

However this remastering takes on a whole new life and a reassessment of the main work on the disc-a 23 minute suite of the score for 1937’s Lost Horizon. The film may not have aged well from the last time I saw it, but the lavish score certainly has. With its large chorus and what sounds like every bell, chime, gong, etc that they could lay their hands on, it becomes a rich and involving sonic tapestry helped greatly by the quad mastering with ample air and depth.

A vote of thanks for Mike Dutton for releasing this and I only hope he will continue with others in the series especially the Waxman album also recorded in quad and regarded generally as the best of the bunch.