Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hook Talk

If you know me well, you know about my love of (obsession with?) John Williams' glorious musical score for Steven Spielberg's Hook. It was my pleasure to chat, in detail, about the film and score with voice over artist and radio presenter Tim Burden for his show Movie Magic on the Q Radio Network, based out of Belfast in the UK. The occasion is La-La Land Records' immanent release of an expanded version of the score, and if you take a listen to the downloadable online version of the show you'll also hear some comments from LLL's MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys. I come in about halfway through the hour. Tim was good enough to share some insights for my liner notes to Intrada's release of Sleuth (his father, the late John H. Burden, was a legendary horn player in the UK, and performed on that classic John Addison score) and I was more than happy to return the favor! (The image you see attached to this post, by the way, is an unused poster concept by the great John Alvin.)

Addendum: When you hear me mention "sul ponticello strings," please substitute "string harmonics!" (Ah, 7 a.m.!)