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They Call It MISTER New Batch of Intrada Releases

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Intrada’s new releases will see three scores – two television film soundtracks from a score legend and the final chapter of a famous film series – released for the first time anywhere.

The Organization isn’t a universally recognized film, but it does star one of the greatest actors in one of the greatest roles of all time. That would be Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs, the hard-working detective created by author John Ball in the book In the Heat of the Night. The classic, Oscar-winning 1967 film adaptation and its sequel, They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! (1970) each featured a unique musical score from the legendary Quincy Jones (Southern-fried blues in In the Heat of the Night, topped by Ray Charles’ vocals on the title theme, and slicker, West Coast funk for Tibbs). But the least-remembered of the Tibbs films, The Organization (1971), had a different composer (Gil Melle, composer of such notable works as the TV movie That Certain Summer (1972)) and a different musical flavor. Melle, a noted jazz musician and artist who designed LP sleeves for Miles Davis and introduced legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder to Blue Note Records, would bring a bright, complex approach to the music of The Organization – one that finally gets a proper release after an LP was shelved at the time of recording. The Organization is limited to 1,000 copies.

The other release from Intrada is yet another in the vast and influential career of Jerry Goldsmith, one of the greatest composers of all time. This set draws from two television movie scores Goldsmith composed in 1970 and 1971 for some CBS suspense-drama flicks. A Step Out of Line saw Peter Falk, Peter Lawford and Vic Morrow trying to survive the perfect heist gone wrong, while Brotherhood of the Bell was a conspiratorial potboiler with Glenn Ford and Rosemary Forsythe. The disc includes several pieces from A Step Out of Line that weren’t used in the final film; both are sourced from CBS’ pristine quarter-inch mono master tapes. This set is capped at 2,500 copies.

Check out the track lists after the jump, and as always, your order links are here and here.

Gil Melle, The Organization: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 144, 2010 – original film released in 1971)

  1. The Organization – 2:28
  2. Main Title – 5:37
  3. Virgil’s Theme – 3:34
  4. The Whole World – 1:48
  5. Annie Lost – 4:33
  6. Mr. Tibbs – 1:05
  7. Night Danger – 1:26
  8. Subway Chase – 3:13
  9. The Organization (Reprise) – 2:28

Jerry Goldsmith, A Step Out of Line/Brotherhood of the Bell: Original Television Soundtracks (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 145, 2010 – original television films released in 1970/1971)

  1. Main Title 2:34
  2. Ball Game Night – 1:08 *
  3. Kidney Failure – 0:44
  4. A Chance to Travel/The Blueprint – 2:37
  5. Tall Building – 0:17
  6. A Step Out of Line – 2:04
  7. We’ll Talk/Harry’s Diatribe – 3:19 *
  8. Gillian Dance (Source) – 1:43
  9. Set Wires – 3:11
  10. Not to Worry – 2:21
  11. Break In – 3:28
  12. The Safecrackers – 4:37 *
  13. Hot Wire – 1:21
  14. What They Knew – 2:36 *
  15. The Oath – 3:21
  16. The Bell Rings – 1:00
  17. The Assignment – 2:31
  18. The Assignment No. 2 – 0:28
  19. The Phone Call – 1:06
  20. The Doctor’s Demise – 0:44
  21. Free Advice – 0:24
  22. The Assignment No. 3 – 0:34
  23. Paid Vacation – 1:13
  24. Closed For Business – 0:46
  25. The Denial – 1:34
  26. Tennis Anyone? – 0:39
  27. Something Strange – 0:37
  28. Another Guilty Party – 1:13
  29. An Uninvited Guest – 1:43
  30. The Hospital – 0:20
  31. A Late Visit – 2:15
  32. Vivian Leaves – 1:46
  33. The Solution – 2:15
  34. New Hope – 2:28

    Tracks 1-14 from Brotherhood of the Bell (CBS, 1970)
    Tracks 15-34 from A Step Out of Line (CBS, 1971)

    All tracks on both setspreviously unreleased. * denotes track with unused music

    Written by Mike Duquette

    September 14, 2010 at 13:04

    Posted in News, Soundtracks

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