Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Original TV Soundtrack, Harry Lubin Orchestra|
Music from "One Step Beyond"
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Music From One Step Beyond by Harry Lubin
M. Campbell | Atascadero, CA United States | 07/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD original soundtrack several years back and I'm writing this only in response to other reviews that fail to consider that Lubin used every piece on this CD at one time or another in the 96 episodes of "One Step Beyond." Could he have included "scarier" music throughout this collection? Definitely! There is a very creepy piece of music written for "The Room Upstairs," aired March 21, 1961; and for the episode, "Bloodflower," which aired May 16, 1961, when its central character played by actor Larry Gates, is in the cemetery. A very very creepy piece of music. And there is a wonderfully creepy piece in the episode, "Justice," aired March 7th, 1961. One of my all-time favorite pieces of tv film music, which when I heard it as a boy of eleven, it just gave me the shivers. But though these scary pieces of music were left off, we have to remember the original LP was issued in 1960, well before these episodes aired. There are "straight" compositions, such as "Byegone Memories," from the episode, "The Return of Mitchell Campion," aired April 7, 1959, which are very special and made sense when listened to "in the dramatic context of the episode" itself. But one can listen to some of the music left off this LP and the CD reissue, thanks to a new series of DVDs due out this month (July, 2003), and which can be viewed at DVD Planet by entering "One Step Beyond" in their search engine. Paramount bought the rights to the old series several years back, reports World Vision. So maybe one day we will have an addition CD collection of music left off the recording, "Music From One Step Beyond"? Perhaps they will call that CD, "More Music From One Step Beyond"? That would be great. Some of the music from "One Step Beyond," like the piece used in "Justice," was later used in episodes of "The Outer Limits," though the theme for "Outer Limits," which Lubin composed for the second season, was not used in episodes of "One Step Beyond," but was composed for "The Outer Limits," despite the claims of some reviewers who evidently can hear. We should be very thankful for Taragon for preserving what they have of that wonderful music, albeit some of it is not scary; it is nevertheless striking and important."
Just plain beautiful music!
Ely Silk | Tamarac, FL USA | 10/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With Alcoa Presents (One Step Beyond) barely a fading memory, I am very thankful that Harry Lubin's beautiful music lives on with this CD. Ranging from the haunting "Fear", through the delightful "Trip to the Far East," each melody brings back wonderful memories. It is difficult to believe that these compositions were written only to accompany a TV drama - on a weekly basis! Harry Lubin has faded from our scene as well but though we lost a great talent (composer, conductor, and arranger) his beautiful melodies can be played again and again."
A step into the past
Mr. John R. Mather | St. Helens, Merseyside, UK. | 09/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember the ONE STEP BEYOND tv series from 1959 when I was fifteen.The main melody "WEIRD" has stayed with me throughout my life but it is only since the introduction of the internet that I have been able to purchase this music from Amazon. The only two familiar tracks on the cd are "FEAR and "WEIRD" but these two tracks alone are well worth the purchase of the disc.I have a glass(OR TWO)of wine, sit back, relax, and be taken back into the realms of the 1950's with these haunting melodies.YES, it's a great cd to have,FULL MARKS, I'm truly grateful for this product. I am of course referring to the original HARRY LUBIN music. Cheers, JOHN MATHER, lancashire. Another satisfied customer."