Re: Heaven and Earth Magic

From: Michael Kemp (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 26 2006 - 01:46:40 PDT

many thanks for the clarification, Pip.

Are you considering a DVD release for Smith's work? And would you include alternate soundtracks as special features??

Pip Chodorov <email suppressed> wrote: You are thinking of his "early abstractions".
We kept the Beatles soundtrack on the video release, without
advertising it on the outside. In the booklet we explain how Smith
would play records or the radio and encourage the viewer to do same.

>there is archive Frameworks stuff about this (those who know will
>doubtlesssly bring to light/confirm/deny) - but I do recall
>someone, onlist, saying that, circa 1964, Smith sent some
>would-be-soundtracker down to Tower Records (or whatever it was
>then) to pick up a copy of the then-contemporary "With The Beatles"
>to accompany those images...
>Which makes me wonder, if there were a DVD release of "Heaven &
>Earth", or a contemporary touring print, what would be chosen? I
>seem to recall whispers of versions w/Coltrane and the like, what
>would be the perfect soundtrack for these fragments, these finished
>ladies and gentlemen of the jury...

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