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    Question Mermaids

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    Here's one I fear noone here will know...but I am going to try anyway:

    What's the music (title/composer/company - any of these) of the one track playing for most of the trailer for the 1990 film 'Mermaids' with Winona Ryder?
    (the track at the beginning is a 60s song from the OST, so not that one)

    It's like a typical 90s music, some trolls might call it elevator music, but I love it nonetheless;) I especially love the bridge part from 1.28, where it goes "like mother like daughter":)! I would really love to find out who made this, so if you can help I'd really appreciate it!:)

    Thanks.

    Here's the link to the trailer:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzXVy2QTCbQ"]Mermaids - Movie Trailer - YouTube[/ame]

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    Sound like Kenny G, but no, not a clue...

    It could be the score, it's from Jack Nitzsche... I didn't seen the movie for a while, so I can't help for that and the score seems unfindable on the web.
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    Default Re: Mermaids

    It's typical 80s by the way. I thought it was St-Elmos, similar, but no, close:

    St Elmo's Fire Love Theme soundtrack - YouTube
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    Arrow Re: Mermaids

    Thank you for replying and considering this topic Nance!! (and I recommend watching the film again! I hadn't seen it in years and it's gone back to being my absolute favourite, even though it's 21 years old, I think that might say sth about the quality!

    Lol Kenny G, could be, but I also doubt it. I reckon it's been made by some poor musician banging out music like this for the studio where nobody ever thought anyone would wanna know where it came from lol

    I don't know how they did it back then, today everything seems to be outsourced to small music studios like Brand X. But back in 1990, when films where made a bit more haphazardly than today, I can imagine someone just knocked that out in a day or two cause they said they'd need something for the trailer. I mean it's not very complicated music, more like a carpet.

    But it is that direction. David Sanborn would also have been too famous and distinct I think.

    There is a similar music to the one I'm looking for at the end of 'Blast from the Past' (1999 with Alicia Silverstone) called the Adam & Eve love theme.
    Adam & Eve Love Theme- Blast from the past 1999 - YouTube
    It's the same soppy music (which I'd like to stretch again I have a soft spot for though!

    Thanks for the St Elmo suggestion. It is also very close! But not the one track yet (but apart from that the film looks like I could enjoy - thanks for that!

    And you're right, it is more 80s actually. End of a decade I guess.

    As far as I know the Jack Nitzsche soundtrack hasn't been released for sale. That is, if indeed he composed a soundtrack. On Wikipedia he seems more like a guy who did stuff for bands like the Stones etc., so I'm not sure he'd compose something 80s softy like this, especially just for the trailer. I haven't been able to find out yet, if he just compiled existing music for the film.

    Here's my other 'Mermaids' thread about the classical soundtrack:
    http://adtunes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102982

    I've been thinking of contacting MGM (who after Orion went bust now own the rights to 'Mermaids') and asking. Has anyone had any good experiences with that? Like are they helpful at the studios, or more horror stories to tell? Can I send it to the general email (guess I'll have to seing as they're pretty guarded and I wouldn't know what department handles archiving of older films anyway)?

    But the suggestions so far are on the right track and thank you very much again Nance!

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    Default Re: Mermaids

    Okay I completely take that back about Jack Nitzsche, after looking a bit more on web n videos and stuff it seems like he did compose proper film music...sorry.
    Question remains if the song in the trailer is his work? And where I can get his original soundtrack for the 'Mermaids'... the search definately continues

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    Lightbulb Re: Mermaids

    Or does anyone here, who reads this and wants to help have a phone with shazam music recognition on it? Sometimes that gets results too, even if it's just for the composer.

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