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“Genghis Khan” Makes CD Debut Alongside “Casino Royale”

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During a time of the year when most labels have wound down their new releases for 2010, Kritzerland has rewarded loyal listeners with a pair of early Christmas gifts. On Monday, the label made available for pre-order its final two releases of the year, and both are doozies. On Friday, we brought you the news of the remastered and expanded Casino Royale soundtrack composed by Burt Bacharach, and yesterday, the label gave official word that Casino will be joined by the first-ever CD release for Dusan Radic’s score to the 1965 film Genghis Khan.

Although the film itself didn’t live up to the lofty heights of Ben Hur, El Cid or the other acknowledged classics in the historical epic genre, it still boasted plenty to offer. The cast included Omar Sharif, James Mason, Telly Savalas, Michael Hordern and the still-active Eli Wallach, the 95-years young actor just rewarded with an Honorary Academy Award. In 1964, Yugoslavian composer Dusan Radic composed the score to Jack Cardiff’s film The Long Ships, and the following year returned with Henry Levin’s Genghis Khan. Radic’s score was appropriately in the grand tradition, with big, sweeping themes. Both of these rare Hollywood excursions by Radic were released on LP, and now Kritzerland brings the long-lost Liberty Records presentation of Genghis Khan back into print with this debut CD. Two additional tracks only heard on an overseas pressing have also been included.

Hit the jump for ordering information and full track listings!

Genghis Khan has been remastered from EMI’s original album master tapes, and is presented in its original mono. It is available for $19.98 plus shipping, and is released the last week of January. However, pre-orders are likely to arrive one to five weeks earlier. It can be ordered here, and is available in a special bundle with Kritzerland’s release of the score to Albert Glasser’s The Boy and the Pirates, as well.  Click for details!

Genghis Khan: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Liberty 3412, 1965 – reissued Kritzerland KR-200177, 2010)

  1. March of the Mongols (Main Title Theme)
  2. Always Your Hand (Love Theme)
  3. Escape from Slavery
  4. The Long Road to the Great Wall
  5. Bath a la Chinese
  6. Parade of the Mongol Horde
  7. Return to Peking
  8. The Emperor of China
  9. The Great Battle
  10. Death of Genghis Khan
  11. Finale (March of the Mongols)
  12. The Yesugai Battle (Bonus Track)
  13. The Love Theme (Bonus Track)

Written by Joe Marchese

December 21, 2010 at 09:22

Posted in News, Reissues, Soundtracks

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  1. […] Just one title today, because it’s almost Christmas! Who’s going to buy new CDs Christmas week? Not counting the awesome Kritzerland titles (Casino Royale and Genghis Khan)! […]

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