1M1 Records Newsletter
- September New Release
- Recent Soundtrack Additions to the Website
- The 1M1 Records Website
- New and Upcoming Releases
Welcome to 1M1 Records' September newsletter.
1M1 Records' newest release is another double film score CD: Bruce Smeaton and Brian May scores for "THE GREAT MACARTHY" and "THE TRUE STORY OF ESKIMO NELL". These two early scores by Australia's most influential film composers of the 70s, 80s and 90s are wildy different. Both scores pay homage to their genres and to other film music styles. Also in common is the fact that they are exuberant, tuneful, and madly humourous at times.
Next month's release is Bill Conti's score for "The Coolangatta Gold". The film was released in 1984, along with an lp, which featured mainly pop/rock songs, and 6 tracks of music by Bill Conti, mostly with a heavy rock-drumming accompaniment.
This 1M1 release, however, contains numerous new tracks of Conti's score, as well as extended pieces of music that weren't featured intact on the first soundtrack release. There is approximately 40 minutes of previously unreleased music by Bill Conti.
The CD totals around 68 minutes of music, with many bonus tracks, and expanded tracks. One of the tracks features a beautiful love theme which is not in the finished film, and there are several new tracks for the various training sequences, as well as the unreleased prelude to "The Big Race" and the "Finale" from the end titles.
More information will be available next month with a full track listing.
The following release by 1M1 Records will be a double issue on one CD of "Eliza Fraser" and "Summerfield" by Bruce Smeaton. These two scores have not been released previously, and contain music which is a must for Bruce Smeaton collectors and which I am sure would be of great interest to many others as well.
This month, two Australian scores from last decade are being added to the Secondhand Soundtracks section: "Tracks of Glory" and "Lightning Jack", both by Bruce Rowland. The score for "Roxanne" by Bruce Smeaton is also available, as well as a score for an Australian co-production "Black Robe", by Georges Delerue.
Recent Australian film soundtracks for "The Hard Word" (David Thrussell), "Dirty Deeds" (Paul Healy), "One Night the Moon" (Paul Kelly et al) and "Two Hands" (Cezary Skubiszewski) are new to the site this month in the More Soundtracks section. Also, an old hit from the 1990s is available now - "Strictly Ballroom".
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September New Release
1M1 Records' newest release is another double film score CD: Bruce Smeaton and Brian May scores for, respectively, "THE GREAT MACARTHY" and "THE TRUE STORY OF ESKIMO NELL".
Bruce Smeaton's score for the feature film "THE GREAT MACARTHY" earned the 1975 AFI Award for Best Score of the year for Smeaton.
These two early scores by Australia's most influential film composers of the 70s, 80s and 90s are wildy different. Both scores pay homage to their genres and to other film music styles. Also in common is the fact that they are exuberant, tuneful, and madly humourous at times.
"The Great MacArthy" draws on different musical styles ranging from orchestral and jazz to affectionate nods to the Italian film music greats, Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. It is the most unexpected accompaniment at times for a comedy about the kidnapping of a football player by a city team.
"The True Story of Eskimo Nell" is one of Richard Franklin's earlier films and one of Brian May's first film scores. They went on to forge a strong partnership together for a decade, making 4 films together, the others being "Patrick", "Roadgames", and "Cloak and Dagger".
This was the beginning of Brian May and Richard Franklin's feature film collaboration. Despite the meagre shooting-budget, when it came to scoring the film, however, Franklin made sure the money was there for a decent orchestra.
Dead Eye Dick and Mexico Pete team up to track down Dick's fantasy girl, the legendary beauty, Eskimo Nell, who is on one of the gold digging sites in Australia. Their bawdy adventures are followed by Brian May's hectic and humourous orchestral accompaniment.
Recent Soundtrack Additions to the Website
This month we have added "Lightning Jack" and "Tracks of Glory", both by Bruce Rowland, "Black Robe" (Georges Delerue) and Bruce Smeaton's score for "Roxanne" to the list of soundtracks available. As well as this we have brand new copies of the orignial film soundtrack for 4 other recent Australian films: "The Hard Word", the AFI-Award winning Best Score, "Two Hands", "One Night the Moon", "Dirty Deeds", and the hit film from 1992, "Strictly Ballroom".
A few copies of Mario Millo's score for the prisoner-of-war drama, "Changi", are available. This score can be found at the More Soundtracks page. "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.
We also have added four rare CDs to our Collectors Items section: "Wind" (Basil Poledouris), "The Rescuers Down Under" (Bruce Broughton), "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad" (Bernard Herrmann), and a numbered copy of "Dragonslayer" (Alex North).
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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. This month we have added several recent Australian soundtracks, including "The Hard Word" (David Thrussell), "Dirty Deeds" (Paul Healy) and "Two Hands" (Cezary Skubiszewski). There is new stock of Mario Millo's score for "Changi", Alan John's "The Bank", and Paul Kelly's "Lantana". A range of Brian May scores are available. Several scores by Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Georges Delerue and Bruce Broughton and many others are also available here.
Collectors Items; rare 1M1 CDs priced in the premium range because of the difficulty in sourcing them. This month we have several new hard to come by CDs: "Wind" (Basil Poledouris), "The Rescuers Down Under" (Bruce Broughton), "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad" (Bernard Herrmann), and "Dragonslayer" (Alex North). There are also rare 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". These are 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, "Lightning Jack" (Bruce Rowland), "Tracks of Glory" (Bruce Rowland), the Australian feature film co-production "Black Robe" (Georges Delerue), and Bruce Smeaton's score for "Roxanne".
New and Upcoming Releases
"THE TRUE STORY OF ESKIMO NELL" (Brian May) and "THE GREAT MACARTHY"
"The Coolangatta Gold" (Bill Conti) will be 1M1 Records' October release. (For more information about these two releases, refer to the "Welcome" section at the beginning of the newsletter.)
"Summerfield" (Bruce Smeaton) and "Eliza Fraser" (Bruce Smeaton) will be 1M1 Records' next release after the October release of "The Coolangatta Gold".
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