Organ Score Credit Error on New "Steamboat Bill, Jr" blu-ray

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Organ Score Credit Error on New "Steamboat Bill, Jr" blu-ray

PostWed Feb 22, 2017 3:00 am

I received both of Kino's new Keaton blu-ray offerings today, and I can confirm that the organ score on the Steamboat Bill, Jr disc is Gaylord Carter's legendary score (arguably one of the finest recorded scores for a silent) and not the Lee Erwin score as credited on the back cover art and menu screen. I guess the confusion came about from Lee Erwin's score being featured on the older blu-ray (I assume that the Erwin track is owned by Cohen). Truth be told, I am quite pleased over this discovery.
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Re: Organ Score Credit Error on New "Steamboat Bill, Jr" blu

PostFri Feb 24, 2017 11:03 am

Gaylord Carter? No kiddin'??? EXCELLENT news! I can now happily retire my old Kino DVD. I didn't pick up the first Blu because it didn't have it. Thanks!!!
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Re: Organ Score Credit Error on New "Steamboat Bill, Jr" blu

PostFri Feb 24, 2017 4:11 pm

I take it this release only includes the familiar version, not the version of alternate takes included in the first Kino Blu-ray?
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Re: Organ Score Credit Error on New "Steamboat Bill, Jr" blu

PostFri Feb 24, 2017 4:16 pm

WaverBoy wrote:I take it this release only includes the familiar version, not the version of alternate takes included in the first Kino Blu-ray?

That's correct - this release only has the "familiar version."
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Re: Organ Score Credit Error on New "Steamboat Bill, Jr" blu

PostFri Mar 10, 2017 10:06 am

Is this the Kino/Lobster DVD and blu-ray issues of Steamboat Bill Jr. with College on the second disc? I'm about to catalog this for WorldCat so i wanted to make sure i've got the same version here.

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Re: Organ Score Credit Error on New "Steamboat Bill, Jr" blu

PostFri Mar 10, 2017 3:03 pm

greta de groat wrote:Is this the Kino/Lobster DVD and blu-ray issues of Steamboat Bill Jr. with College on the second disc? I'm about to catalog this for WorldCat so i wanted to make sure i've got the same version here.

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I don't have a copy of the Gaylord Carter Steamboat score to compare, but the one on the new Kino Steamboat/College set is not the same score that's used on the old Kino Steamboat, credited there to Lee Erwin.
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Re: Organ Score Credit Error on New "Steamboat Bill, Jr" blu

PostFri Mar 10, 2017 3:57 pm

greta de groat wrote:Is this the Kino/Lobster DVD and blu-ray issues of Steamboat Bill Jr. with College on the second disc? I'm about to catalog this for WorldCat so i wanted to make sure i've got the same version here.

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greta


Yes, the release is the Feb 2017 Kino/Lobster release of the two features in question. To be clear, the 2017 blu-ray features the Gaylord Carter track (but credited to Lee Erwin), and the 2010 blu-ray features the Lee Erwin track.
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Re: Organ Score Credit Error on New "Steamboat Bill, Jr" blu

PostFri Mar 10, 2017 5:06 pm

Thanks a lot for the confirmation. I also checked the DVD against the Blu-ray, just to confirm that they had the same score. I added notes about the misattribution to the library records in WorldCat, hopefully nobody will change them!

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