Malone Digital in the Media
"In September 2019, for Cinematic Sound Radio, Jason Drury talked with Chris Malone.
Chris talks about his interest in recording and restoring film music, his relationship with the legendary recording engineer Eric Tomlinson, and what exactly a mastering engineer does.
His list of album projects includes BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, CASINO ROYALE, TRUE GRIT, the 6 disc La La Land Records set of music from the TV Series MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS for Intrada Records, the mammoth 15 disc set of music from STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES and many more."
Published: 14 Feb. 2020.
"Mastering Engineer Chris Malone joins Yavar and David for a detailed, wide-ranging conversation about the myriad complexities of film music restoration, memories of tackling his first restoration project for Film Score Monthly, working on Goldsmith soundtrack releases like Take Her, She's Mine and Archer/Warning Shot, the joys and challenges of restoring scores by composers like Henry Mancini, Nino Rota, and John Barry, and much more.
It's an interview loaded with both educational insights and memorable stories, and is sure to fascinate film music enthusiasts of all sorts.
You can consume the whole thing in one big helping, or you can break it up into a half-dozen modest portions, but you won't want to miss it. Enjoy!"
Published: 31 Jul. 2020.
Maestro – The Ennio Morricone Online Magazine Issue #20
Thanks to Bill Carson and Maestro Magazine for the wonderful opportunity to be connected with a publication of such quality, attentiveness, and enthusiasm for The Maestro’s work.
It was a privilege to get deep into the weeds about the music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Ennio Morricone’s score is his most iconic and everlasting work. It will outlive us all and I hope our project for Quartet Records was able to do it some justice. He was such an innovative composer leaving so much to teach us through his musical legacy.
Published: 17 Mar. 2021.
"Earlier this year the good folks at Intrada Records served up the world premiere release of Jerry Goldsmith's lively score for the 1963 comedy Take Her, She's Mine, and that album is now getting its own Soundtrack Spotlight!
Yavar and David are joined by three of the album's key participants: Mike Matessino (who produced the album), Chris Malone (who did the painstaking restoration work), and John Takis (who provided the liner notes).
You'll receive a full portrait of just how much effort went into the creation of the album, learn why the timing was right for this particular release, and hear generous excerpts of Goldsmith's entertaining music along the way.
Click the download button and take her, she's yours!"
Published: 19 Dec. 2020.
"Maybe you've heard of Cabo Blanco. Then again, maybe you haven't. It's a remote fishing village off the coast of Peru. It's also the name of an underwhelming movie, starring Charles Bronson and scored by Jerry Goldsmith.
Despite Jerry being there, the film certainly didn't find its way onto any best-of lists that we know of. Nevertheless, this is the edge of cinema where legendary scores are born. La-La Land has reissued and slightly expanded that score, and we'd like to tell you about it.
Oh, by the way, our names are Clark and David. That’s our guest there in the studio: Chris Malone, who mixed the new album. Giving us all the details on the wonders of CaboBlanco."
Published: 24 Aug. 2021.
Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight -
Goldsmith at 20th Vol. 4 - Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973) / Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
"La-La Land's wonderful Goldsmith at 20th series keeps rolling along and so do our Soundtrack Spotlights! This time, we're taking a look at Volume 4, which pairs Goldsmith's strikingly different scores for the aviation-themed films Tora! Tora! Tora! and Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies.
Your humble hosts David and Yavar are joined by special guests Jeff Bond (who wrote the liner notes) and Chris Malone (who performed the substantial restoration on Ace Eli), both of whom offer plenty of juicy behind-the-scenes info.
You'll hear about the considerable audio quality upgrade Ace Eli has received, Ace Eli's unusual path to the big screen, the musical diversity and dramatic effectiveness of Goldsmith's eclectic Ace Eli score, and more. Yessir, if it's Ace Eli details you want, you'll get plenty of 'em here!"
Published: 16 Oct. 2021.
"Trapped in a life that doesn't fulfill you? Struggling with the feeling that too many years have been wasted? Uncomfortable with being forced to confront your own mortality? If so, why not trade in your increasingly fragile body for a gloriously youthful one? With your vitality restored, you'll be able to participate in a host of high-energy activities, like painting, socializing, grape-stomping, and - best of all - listening to The Goldsmith Odyssey!
This time around, your humble hosts David, Yavar, and Clark place the Soundtrack Spotlight on Quartet's new release of Jerry's Goldsmith's haunting score for John Frankenheimer's Seconds!
They're joined by returning guests Chris Malone, who restored and produced this new album, and John Takis, who wrote the liner notes. You'll hear about Goldsmith's assorted thematic ideas, the challenges of removing dialogue from certain cues, the key differences between this release and the previous one, the different ways the film strikes certain viewers, and more!
Lots of good stuff here, so contact The Company at your earliest convenience, settle into your thrilling new life, and press play!"
Published: 24 Jun. 2022.
"Hey, it's an Odyssey bonus feature! If you look at the average runtime of our episodes, you may have concluded that we like to talk. It's true. In fact, we like to talk so much that sometimes we even talk outside the sprawling boundaries of the program itself. Sometimes, that bonus conversation gets recorded. And this time, we've cobbled some bits and pieces of that bonus conversation together for your eavesdropping pleasure.
Before and after recording the Caboblanco Soundtrack Spotlight, your humble hosts Clark and David spent some time casually chatting with guest Chris Malone about... well, about soundtrack stuff. If you like soundtrack stuff (and we have a feeling that you do), you might enjoy the conversation."
Published: 30 Jun 2022.
"La-La Land's Goldsmith at 20th series continues with the most exciting volume yet, and we have a new Soundtrack Spotlight to commemorate the occasion!
Film music restoration experts Mike Matessino and Chris Malone join your humble hosts Yavar and David to discuss the varied challenges of working on seven different Goldsmith television projects composed between 1968 and 1975: Anna and the King, A Girl Named Sooner, Nick Quarry, Only in America, Prudence and the Chief, Room 222, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
You'll hear excerpts from all of these scores, along with discussion of where certain elements were found, which projects required the greatest degree of restoration work, how Goldsmith's work fits within the musical conventions of the era, and much more!
This is one of the most exciting Goldsmith releases in some time (boasting two premieres and two significant expansions), so tune in and get a taste while waiting for your copy to arrive!"
Published: 12 Sep. 2022.
"Welcome to a new series here on the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST NETWORK called the QUARTET RECORDS SPOTLIGHT.
Over the past 27 episodes of THE ARCHIVE, Jason Drury has played a plethora of music from the independent soundtrack label QUARTET RECORDS.
Since its inception, the label has released 400 albums featuring an eclectic slate of new and old film and TV scores.
Jason asked film music restorer and mastering engineer Chris Malone to participate and offer his opinions on all four recent releases as he worked on for QUARTET RECORDS."
Published: 16 Feb. 2021.
"The second QUARTET RECORDS SPECIAL here on the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO NETWORK focuses on recent releases from the Spanish-based soundtrack record label.
Join Jason Drury and guest, film music restorer and mastering engineer Chris Malone, as they discuss and showcase music from THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Miklos Rozsa released in 1970.
Then you’ll hear selections from Claude Bolling’s suspenseful score to the 1980 horror THE AWAKENING.
The 1965 Orson Welles classic period comedy, FALSTAFF (aka CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT) with music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, comes next and selections from the 1968 Italian crime thriller score ROMA COME CHICAGO (aka BANDITS IN ROME) composed by Bruno Nicolai and Ennio Morricone follows.
The show ends by returning to THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by playing Miklos Rozsa’s concert arrangement “Fantasy Suite”."
Published: 15 Jun. 2021.
"A SECOND DISC INTERVIEW! Have No Fear, Bond Is Here: “Casino Royale: 50th Anniversary” Reissue Announced, Chris Malone Explains Restoration.
To bring this reissue to life, Quartet has turned to producer/restoration engineer Chris Malone. A veteran of such projects as Intrada’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Hatari! , and Kritzerland’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Malone was kind enough to share the story of this new Casino Royale with The Second Disc."
Published: 11 Dec. 2017.