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  • The gauntlet ost

    Just a tip off and a question, really: picked up a copy of the OST for Clint Eastwood's 1977 movie 'The Gauntlet', by Jerry Fielding, and it's a nice mix of moody jazz and chase sequence type stuff on Warner Brothers. Can you go wrong with a cut called 'Exit Tunnel, Roaring'? Apparently not. Nor with 'The Black Sedan' or 'Manipulation On The Center Divider' - good funky 70s jazz gear, with the likes of Art Pepper in the line-up, percussion aplenty etc. Thing is, can't find any mention of this in the usual places (blax.com, scorebaby) nor to Jerry Fielding. Pretty decent set, through...
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    I never really rated this LP, always thought of it as a dud... Maybe I should dig it out for a re-listen...
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    • #3
      Yeah, this fell to the bottom of a pretty big pile of reckids a long time ago...

      ...perhaps it is time for a re-appraisal....

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      If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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      • #4
        Hmmm...a third, slightly less excitable listen reduces it it to the very nice 'Pickup' jazz track, and the two funky big band chase cuts on 'Exit Tunnel Roaring' and 'Manipulation On The Center Divider', but drop your stylus on those and I think you'll find you're getting your 'dollarbin dig' money's worth (as our friends at Soulstrut might say). The rest probably depends on your liking for straight 70s jazz, I guess (straight jazz being OK by me, usually). Don't want to raise expectations too much, it's no 'Bullitt' or 'Dirty Harry' (what is?) but given I was expecting a Jerry Goldsmith type score I was pleasantly surprised by the LP, then a bit puzzled about the lack of mention of it...
        a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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