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  1. Timmer wrote
    I'll be very interested to hear your comments on this one Alan, I've very limited experience of Cosma and only own one score of his, Diva.

    I've been digesting the huge Cosma set that I bought the other week - and I heartily recommend this to everyone. It's a brilliant way in to Cosma's work and I challenge anyone not to find something that would make the purchase worthwhile.

    One thing I would say to you Tim is that I found Diva one of the least listenable titles in the while set. And if Diva (and Kidnapped) is the only real experience you have of Cosma's work then you would be in for a treat!!

    I ended up transferring between 70-80 tracks to my mp3 player as immediate "favourites"!!

    Here's a link to some clips: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosma-40-films- … p;sr=301-1

    I'd recommend the following film titles:

    Alexandre Le Bienheureux
    Clérambard
    La Chèvre
    Le Jaguar
    Michel Strogoff
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2009
    Thanks Alan, you've sold me and I think I'll treat myself biggrin beer
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  2. Timmer wrote
    Thanks Alan, you've sold me and I think I'll treat myself biggrin beer

    I must admit that there are certain titles that I don't enjoy and am likely to revisit (Diva is one of them). But the immediate favourites are, well, favourites, and the remainder are certainly worth revisiting from time to time.

    Glad you've decided to go for this one, Tim. I'd like to hear from you what you think of it.

    There's many a time when I've bought a single CD that's not lived up to expectations - and regretted the purchase. But here, the disappointing titles from this Cosma selection are dwarfed by all the positives. And with the link to the online *.pdf of the liner notes I'd recommend the download (to people who are not averse to the concept of the download purchase!!)
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2010 edited
    I just opened Vladimir's Box! shocked

    Alan made me going for this box too btw! (he already did with Imaginarium recently). But I decided to go for the real box (as a gift for my bonus this year). wink

    Neat set, including a 150 page booklet. I'll have to find my best French again.

    Just started with playing the first score: Alexandre Le Bienheureux. There it is instantly: the old French sound which I love so much (and got a boost through Le Voyage en Ballon last year, and another reason I went for this box). Anyway, the first score starts of wonderfully, with a gentle set of themes. Soft flutes and wood winds, harp, piano twinkling, ... Aaaah!
    Kazoo
  3. Bregt wrote
    I just opened Vladimir's Box!
    Alan made me going for this box too btw! (he already did with Imaginarium recently). But I decided to go for the real box (as a gift for my bonus this year)...Anyway, the first score starts of wonderfully...

    I hope that the rest of the Cosma Box lives up to your expectations!
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    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
    Bought mine for a total of 48 euros. I´ve never bought a box set (and such a expensive) release before. I hold quite a grudge against any type of release that includes card sleeves instead of jewel cases. I don´t know how and why, but I managed to convince myself that I needed to get this one.
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010 edited
    biggrin

    Cd2 ends with a fantastic Bolero kinda piece!
    Kazoo
    • CommentAuthorJoep
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2010 edited
    Michel Strogoff is brilliant. I knew the 30+ minutes release and now I'm even more overwhelmed by the 70 minutes from the Box. The two bonustracks are smashing.
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2010
    A second volume box has been released, this time with 47 scores. Holy fuck.

    Again, at a fair price (about 1EUR per score)
    http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/ref=pe_ … B0040MF20M
    http://www.abeillemusique.com/CD/Cinema … 36207.html
    Kazoo
  4. Hopefully it will also be available as a download for a ridiculously cheap price!
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      CommentAuthorFalkirkBairn
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2011 edited
    Listening to the track "Blackfinger" from Cosma's score Le Retour du Grand Blond. Remind anyone of anything?

    smile
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2011
    That's so Austin Powers!

    -Erik-
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2011
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Listening to the track "Blackfinger" from Cosma's score Le Retour du Grand Blond. Remind anyone of anything?

    smile


    biggrin

    A little touch from the Goldfinger score in it.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011 edited
    So how's the 2nd box Alan? I'm listening to the scores from the 1st box again. Not all scores are pleasant (La Boum :cold: ), and some are only worth it because of the excellent end titles or orchestral concert edition.
    Kazoo
  5. I much prefer the first box over the second box.

    There's still the same variety of scores - though I seem to remember in the second box there does seem to be a lot more music that's more traditionally French and more comedic (but it has been a while since I listened to the music in the box).

    I bought both of these downloads for about £16 each so I'm not too bothered if I didn't like a lot of the music from either set. I'd say that I have about 120 tracks in total that I enjoy listening to. Out of 34 discs worth of music that may not sound a lot.
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011
    Ok, thanks! I like French music, but comedic not so much. The price of the download is tempting.
    Kazoo
  6. A whole bunch of Cosma scores have appeared as digital purchases - anyone know if a third boxed set of Cosma scores is on the way?
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2011
    I've heard nothing
    listen to more classical music!