1M1 Records Newsletter
- July New Release
- Recent Soundtrack Additions to the Website
- The 1M1 Records Website
- New and Upcoming Releases
- Recent Scoring Assignments
Welcome to 1M1 Records' July newsletter.
1M1 Records' new release this month is a CD with two classic Australian scores: "Careful He Might Hear You" and "Caddie". Both scores were written for important Australian films. "Careful He Might Hear You" was the Best Film winner at the AFI Awards in 1983, and "Caddie" was one of the important films in the mid-1970s, leading the renaissance of the Australian film industry along with films like "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and "The Devil's Playground".
Providing other Australian soundtrack recordings, from other labels, is now one of the services we are planning to offer regularly. We'll keep making these CD soundtracks available to you. Back in stock is "The Bank" and "Brides of Christ".
Also in this month's newsletter is information about what is new on the website this month, and upcoming releases.
We look forward to seeing you back here for August's newsletter. Your feedback is always welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org
July New Release
Ray Cook's score for the feature film "Careful He Might Hear You" is one of the two film scores released this month from 1M1 Records. This 1983 film earned the AFI for Best Film of the year, although the score lost the Best Music AFI Award to "Phar Lap" by Bruce Rowland. The score is not, however, second best by any means.
"Careful He Might Hear You" is about a custody battle between two aunts over their sister's young boy, PS. Set in Sydney during the Depression, this matter goes before the court, and the situation then becomes even worse when the no-good father, Logan, turns up. The score by Ray Cook is very emotional, as one might expect, and impactful as well. The film needs just such an accompaniment, as it deals with many different heightened situations regarding love, loss and hope leading up to the final catastrophe. The many different tracks on this CD deal with these complex feelings, as things become even more stressful between Vanessa and Lila, the competing aunts. Poor PS who is caught in the middle is the main one who suffers. By using stringed instruments as the constant source of angst and trouble, Ray Cook manages to tap into, and release, the emotional core of the film through these orchestrations.
Full of a range of different musical sculptures, the score easily gets into the heart of all things regarding love - emotional and unpredictable.
Accompanying "Careful He Might Hear You" on this CD is Patrick Flynn's 1976 score for "Caddie", which largely sets the scene and period of the film, but still becomes very expressive in describing the emotions of the characters, particularly Caddie and her various traumatic, and loving, experiences.
Despite all of the different experiences Caddie has, the music remains optimistic. This is the major contribution of the music to the film, as it always gives the feeling that something better is around the corner for this struggling heroic woman.
CADDIE is based on a true story. It was published in book form, as an autobiography, written by a woman who wanted to remain anonymous. It was initially published in 1953. It has been reprinted several times since as well, including in 1966, and then again to coincide with the release of the film in 1976.
Caddie's story is of a young Sydney woman and the significant changes which occur in her life between 1925 to 1932. She changes from a young suburban 25-year-old matron and mother, to a liberated woman of 32.
Recent Soundtrack Additions to the Website
This month we have copies of Mario Millo's score for the prisoner-of-war drama, "Changi", available. This score can be found at the More Soundtracks page. Although we can't get more copies of Mario Millo's score for the television drama "G.P." at the moment, the CD of "Against the Wind" is still in stock, however. "The Potato Factory" score by Carl Vine, Paul Kelly's score for "Lantana" and Alan John's score for "The Bank" are also available again, amongst several others.
The 1M1 Records Website
Current Releases; which are still being manufactured.
More Soundtracks; previously released titles which are still available, including titles previously released by 1M1 Records which are no longer being manufactured, and brand new CDs of other soundtracks which 1M1 has in its stocks, like Mario Millo's score for "Changi" and "The Lighthorsemen", Brian May's "Thirst", and Peter Best's "The Leaving of Liverpool". John Morris's score for "Scarlett" is still available, as is J.A.C. Redford's score for "The Astronomers" and several scores by Jerry Goldsmith, Bruce Broughton and Christopher Young. Robert Folk's great score for "Beastmaster 2", Leonard Rosenman's "Keeper of the City" and Elmer Bernstein's "The Great Escape" are also here.
Collectors Items; rare 1M1 CDs priced in the premium range because of the difficulty in sourcing them, containing 1M1 CDs like "Devil in the Flesh / We of the Never Never", "Roadgames / Patrick", "Race for the Yankee Zephyr / The Survivor" and "Harlequin / The Day After Halloween": items which have very few soundtracks left in stock and are quite unlikely to become available again in the foreseeable future.
Secondhand Titles; soundtrack releases from anywhere in the world which 1M1 currently has in stock, containing quite a few bargain-priced excellent condition soundtrack CDs for sale, including several Australian film soundtracks. More titles will be added to this section as the page is updated each month. There is only one copy of many of these titles, however, so not all orders will be able to be filled immediately. Two additions to this site from June are still available: Trevor Jones' score for "Arachnophobia" (this is the score CD, not the song CD) and George Fenton's score for the BBC television series, presented by David Attenborough, "The Trials of Life".
New and Upcoming Releases
"Careful He Might Hear You/Caddie"
The last three releases by 1M1 Records have been Peter Best's "Dad and Dave On Our Selection", Simon Walker's orchestral score for "Annie's Coming Out" and Nigel's Westlake's marvellous "The Celluloid Heroes". "The True Story of Eskimo Nell" and "The Great MacArthy" are still scheduled to come out this year. As revealed last month, Bruce Smeaton's "Summerfield" and "Eliza Fraser" are also slated for release. "The Earthling", "The Naked Country" and "The Last of the Knucklemen" have also been added to our release schedule and we will update you with more information when we can. A large symphonic score for an Australian feature film by a well-known film composer will also be announced shortly.
Recent Scoring Assignments
Christopher Gordon is currently scoring an animated film, "Ward 13", for Trumpet, String Orchestra, Percusion and Piano.
Recently, he also conducted Mark McDuff's score for "Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course".
Awards In December 2001, the last Australian Guild of Screen Composers Awards were presented. The ceremony was hosted by then-AGSC President Art Phillips, and the MC was Jonathan Biggins.
The awards were attended by 200 composers and music and film industry personnel.
The major awards went to Alan John for Best Music for a Feature Film - "The Bank"; and Chris Neal was presented by National President David Hirschfelder, the AGSC Special Award.
In the Best Music Score for a Feature Film, the other nominees were "Lantana" (Paul Kelly et. al.), "La Spagnola" (Cezary Skubiszewski) and "Getting the Dirt On Trish" (Ashley Klose).
Full list of Award winners:
AGSC SPECIAL AWARD
THE FFC AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FOR A FEATURE FILM
The Bank: Alan John
THE APRA AWARD FOR BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Solarmax: Nigel Westlake
THE HARBOUR MUSIC AWARD FOR BEST SONG COMPOSED FOR A FEATURE FILM, TELEMOVIE, TV SERIES OR MINI-SERIES
Gloria's House from Gloria's House: Peter Dasent & Garth Frost
THE STUDIO 301 AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FOR A MINI-SERIES OR TELEMOVIE
When Good Ghouls Go Bad: Christopher Gordon
THE TRACKDOWN DIGITAL AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FOR AN ANIMATION
Farscape Series 3 Episode 316: Guy Gross
BEST MUSIC FOR A CHILDREN'S TELEVISION SERIES
Li'l Horrors: Al Mullins & Janine De Lorenzo
THE SONY AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FOR A SHORT FILM
The Lie Detector Test: Paul Healy
THE ROLAND AWARD FOR BEST TITLE THEME FOR A TV SERIES, SERIAL OR MINI-SERIES
Horace and Tina: Brett Rosenberg
THE ZOMBA AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FOR A TELEVISION SERIES OR SERIAL
Australia: Eye of the Storm: Ricky Edwards
THE FTO AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FOR A DOCUMENTARY
Ricardo Carparni The Artist in Difficult Times: Ross McLennan
BEST MUSIC FOR A NEWS SHOW, STATION ID OR OTHER PROMO
ABC "Ice, Fire and Water": Robert Kitney
THE MAGNET AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC FOR AN ADVERTISEMENT
Moccona Mystique "Waiter's Tip": Cezary Skubiszewski
BEST MUSIC FOR A CORPORATE, EDUCATIONAL OR TRAINING VIDEO
RYO: Ilan Kidron & Sam Shine
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