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Intrada Displays “Uncommon Valor”

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James Horner has seen quite a few of his orchestral soundtracks get the deluxe treatment in the past year or so. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Krull (1983), Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983), The Journey of Natty Gann (1985), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), the planned release of Jade (1995) – the list goes on, and it’s safe to say Horner has been admitted into the hall of fame for great composers.

Add another one to the list from Intrada – his score to the 1983 film Uncommon Valor. In the picture, Gene Hackman played a retired marine colonel who led a group of soldiers into the wilds of Vietnam to rescue his POW/MIA son. It packed plenty of action and moving drama, and Horner – having made his mark with Khan the year before – provided one of his first of many militaristic scores (a tradition that would continue with works like Aliens (1986) and Apollo 13 (1995)).

The disc presents the complete score in stereo for the first time on any format, and includes several unused bonus cues. The set is limited to 3,000 copies, a worthy amount for the increasingly popular Horner. Take a look after the jump.

James Horner, Uncommon Valor: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Intrada Special Collection Volume 142, 2010 – original film released 1983)

  1. Main Title – 7:19
  2. Airport – 2:16
  3. Tag – 2:44
  4. A Lot of Us Have Been Killed – 1:21
  5. Steal the Sucker – 1:38
  6. Yellow Rain – 2:39
  7. Wilkes in Tunnel – 7:30
  8. Attack Airbase – 3:09
  9. Escape Airbase – 3:16
  10. Choppers Over Hill – 2:48
  11. Final Escape – 2:16
  12. End Credits (Unused) – 3:38
  13. Brothers in the Night – Ray Kennedy – 4:39
  14. Main Title Extension – 2:25
  15. Parade Ground (Unused) – 3:54

All tracks previously unreleased.

Written by Mike Duquette

September 28, 2010 at 11:33

Posted in News, Reissues, Soundtracks

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