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The Carl Stalling Project, Volume 2: More Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1939-1957
Carl Stalling
The Carl Stalling Project, Volume 2: More Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1939-1957
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Children's Music
 
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The second volume of the master Warner Bros. cartoon composer's work downplays the head-spinning montage of the first in favor of just-as-head-spinning complete scores. They aren't from the studio's best-known cartoons but...  more »

      
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All Artists: Carl Stalling
Title: The Carl Stalling Project, Volume 2: More Music From Warner Bros. Cartoons 1939-1957
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 2/28/1995
Release Date: 2/28/1995
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Children's Music
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624543022, 093624543046

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The second volume of the master Warner Bros. cartoon composer's work downplays the head-spinning montage of the first in favor of just-as-head-spinning complete scores. They aren't from the studio's best-known cartoons but from some of Stalling's most impressive tempo-warping, all-systems-go pieces, augmented by a few mini-pieces that illustrate the way he could transform barely familiar show tunes and classical themes into wild, rubbery jokes. Even without images, Stalling could make an orchestra suggest a "Flea-Ridden Sheep Dog" in 24 seconds flat and run enough changes on Stephen Foster's "Camptown Races" to match every mood in a Foghorn Leghorn cartoon. The head-snapping reversals of his scores anticipate much later avant-garde music. --Douglas Wolk

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Avant-garde in spite of himself
George Grella | Brooklyn | 05/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Carl Stalling is a great example of something I love; the artist who, simply by applying his craft and staying within his personality, produces work that is far more radical than self-conscious avant-gardeists out to change the world.If the term post-modernism means anything, it is the great cartoon music of Carl Stalling. Wild, wonderful fragments, music that stops on a dime and goes off immediately into another dimension, diced and spliced classics . . . all done with pencil and paper and all played live by a great group of musicians who obviously enjoyed their work. If you're looking for one collection to buy, this is as good as the other, and if you want to know if Vol. 2 is as worth owning as the first, it is!"
Better format than volume 1
Chip Wilson | Dallas, TX United States | 02/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoy listening to the entire composition as an assembled piece. After hearing the segments on the first volume, I prefer the full-composition style of presentation on the second."
I wish I could give a 10-Star rating!
Altso Nonaz | Seattle, WA USA | 04/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You are a toon-addict. Come on, admit it; you don't need a 12-step program you just need this CD. I know your type -- you watch cartoons every chance you get. While they're on, you'll clean the living room, mop the floor, change the sheets, clean the cat box. Why? Well, for one reason you've seen all the Looney Tunes episodes at least once before, but ALSO the background orchestra music gets your bod movin'...right? Well, if what I just said sounds familiar, then you MUST have this CD. Carl Stalling as a composer and performer is brilliant...perfection. The tracks on this range from long to short, rehersal recordings to final espisode quality. So much to enjoy. There are tracks with Stalling's voice instructing the musicians and some of the other tracks have the episode dialogue included. The majority is just fun, lively orchestra music. I listen to it at work because it keeps my mind alert and brings to mind all those great Looney Tunes moments that I grew up on. I was Looney then and I'm Looney now...will probably be Looney when I'm 80! We can always hope. :)"