The Music of Eric Towren

Eric Towren's style is serious when it comes to drama. Side A is not up his alley. It's lovey dovey type stuff and seems really out of place in contrast to Side B (the real side). Side B is what I was looking for when I got this one. Overall, I was disappointed because it wasn't chock full of uneasy listening but I was still pleased with the offering. His work on certain other LPs is all done in this same style. I wonder why they spread it out?

The macabre, malicious, morbid, Music of Eric Towren.


Yu Xihong's Shaw Bros Library T-W

And we're done! Now like I was saying, keep an eye out...

The Deadly Knives
The Jade Tiger
The Magic Blade
The Notorious 8
The Shadow Boxer
The Weird Man
Tigress of Shaolin
To Kill a Mastermind
Triple Irons
Water Margin

I hope everybody enjoyed these because I'm really fanatical about compiling. I can't even watch one of these movies for what it is anymore. I pay more attention to the music and sounds than anything else.

Yu Xihong's Shaw Bros Library S

After this volume, just one more to go and then I have a surprise.

Shaolin Avengers
Shaolin Handlock
Shaolin Intruders
Shaolin Mantis
Shaolin Martial Arts
Shaolin Prince
Shaolin Rescuers
Shaolin Temple
Shaolin vs Wu-tang
Supreme Swordsman
Sword Stained With Royal Blood
Sworsman and the Enchantress

Shaolin rises from the hills!


Requests... eh, who am I to make requests?

Us "Shaolin Men" seem to be a special breed, so it's hard to find people who are good at IDing hard to find Shaw Bros music. Much of it is De Wolfe and misc Morricone. I have my eye on a DWLP by Edouard Michael, it's called DWLP 3056 - Sept Preludes Symphonique. I AM willing to buy this. If you know something about it then hit me up! Also, DWLP - 3171 - The Music of Jack Trombey - 14 Pictorial Sketches for Orchestra No2 I'm willing to drop cash on this one too! Aside from De Wolfe (drama and action), I like anything funky (wah-wah, crescendos, and mean baselines, think Puccio Roelens). I don't know if he did another session like Rock Satellite but it was SICK!

And something really obscure, I'm looking for Toei Library stuff from the Japanese 60's TV show "Special Mobile Force" (Tokubestu Kidoutai). Any leads on that would be appreciated.

Kudos to Phylips. Long live PHYLIPS! Here's a reup of the the LP he was kind enough to share.

Pierre Arvay - Images Symphoniques

I don't normally do this, but since I ripped this myself I will this time. In my conquest to acquire Shaw Bros LPs I've come across something requested by someone who's putting in a lot of work... more than anybody I know... it's Phylips of course... so it's the least I can do.

So what about the music? It's mostly suites. The longest track is about 11.5 minutes and it's chock full of Shaw Bros cues. They can be heard in the following movies: Daredevils, Shaolin Mantis, The Weird Man, Swordsman and the Enchantress, and The 5 Superfighters. If you're unfamiliar with Shaw, I would say that this LP is a cross between drama and action (my favorites) with a smidgeon of wild vocals sprinkled in. The bread and butter of it is "La Fete Fantastique" which borders on sinister and mystical strings. You'll like it.

Pierre Arvay - Images Symphoniques

Also, I won't be adding these cues (suites) to the library posts, so Shaw enthusiasts should get them here.


Yu Xihong's Shaw Bros Library M-MMMmmm...

I've been too busy to finish easy listening 2, but I did manage to finish the "Ms." Kudos to Painted on Silence! Because of Phylips' tremendous drop, I was able to fill in a lot of blanks just in time for the Ms. Also, September marks the 2 year anniversary since I've started compiling. I never would have dreamed I could have found this much. I'm still having trouble finding music from the older Shaw movies, before 1976. I hear that there's some Shaw in the "Toei Music Library" from the 60's...

Magnificent Ruffians
Man of Iron
Marco Polo
Martial Club
Masked Avengers
Men From the Monastery
My Rebellious Son

Don't let the short list fool you. This is not a volume to be missed.