The Goldsmith Odyssey

Odyssey Interviews - Chris Malone

July 31, 2020 Yavar and David / Chris Malone Season 3 Episode 9
The Goldsmith Odyssey
Odyssey Interviews - Chris Malone
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The latest Odyssey Interview is our longest single episode to date, but we believe it's well worth the time. Mastering Engineer Chris Malone joins Yavar and David for a detailed, wide-ranging conversation about the myriad complexities of film music restoration, memories of tackling his first restoration project for Film Score Monthly, working on Goldsmith soundtrack releases like Take Her, She's Mine and Archer/Warning Shot, the joys and challenges of restoring scores by composers like Henry Mancini, Nino Rota, and John Barry, and much more. It's an interview loaded with both educational insights and memorable stories, and is sure to fascinate film music enthusiasts of all sorts. You can consume the whole thing in one big helping, or you can break it up into a half-dozen modest portions, but you won't want to miss it. Enjoy!

For specific tracks used in both parts of this interview, consult this Google Doc for a thorough Odyssey Interviews Chris Malone track breakdown.

Cover photo courtesy of Chris Malone, featuring him with legendary recording engineer Eric Tomlinson (Tora! Tora! Tora!, Ransom, Take a Hard Ride, The Omen, High Velocity, Damien: Omen II, The Boys from Brazil, Alien, Caboblanco, Outland, Night Crossing, Supergirl).

Includes music from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, You Only Live Twice, Goldfinger, Dave Grusin’s Mountain Dance album, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Swarm, The Boys From Brazil, Logan’s Run, Chinatown, Alien, Capricorn One, Fallen Angels’ The Rip, I Spy, Eye of the Devil, Stagecoach, Hatari, The Twilight Zone, Princess Mononoke, Days Of Wine and Roses, White Dawn, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Silver Streak, Sometimes a Great Notion, The Party, Santa Clause, La Dolce Vita, Amarcord, The Leopard, La Passerella Di Otto E Mezzo, Romeo and Juliet, Sunset Sunrise, The Taming of the Shrew, Sebastian, The Trouble With Angels, Poltergeist, Seconds, Warning Shot, The World of Suzie Wong, Return of the Jedi, Leith Stevens’s Paramount Noir Scores, I Married a Monster from Outer Space, Will Penny, When Worlds Collide, Star Trek: The Original Series, The Prize, The Egyptian, The Atomic City, Spellbound, WarGames, Superman, Superman II, The Towering Inferno, War of the Worlds, The Satan Bug, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, When Worlds Collide, Shane, Destination Moon, Then Came Bronson, Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed, The Last Valley, White Buffalo, Raise the Titanic!, Out of Africa, The Red Balloon, The Ten Commandments, The Red Pony, The Heiress, On Dangerous Ground, From Russia with Love, The Legend That Walks Like a Man, and The Furies.

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How Chris Got Into Film Music Restoration
Falling in Love With the Material
Comprehensive Albums vs. Curated Albums
Working on Henry Mancini's Scores
Suggesting Potential Albums to Labels
Working on Nino Rota's Scores
The Trouble With Angels
Warning Shot
Take Her, She's Mine
Innovations in Restoration Techniques
The Final Master
The Most Rewarding Project
The Best Elements to Work From
Lukas Kendall's Obsession
Silver Streak and War of the Worlds
We Love Leith Stevens
Working on Sol Kaplan's Scores
Other Favorite Releases
Remaining Grails