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Intrada Sets Watch to “48 Hrs.,” Makes “Great Escape”

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Intrada’s first releases of the new year are two big name scores sure to please a few generations’ worth of film music fans.

First up is the world premiere release of James Horner’s score to 48 Hrs., the 1982 buddy cop comedy starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in one of his first major motion picture roles. This disc features Horner’s complete score (one of his earliest successes of the ’80s), plus three tracks by The Busboys (including end credits tune “The Boys Are Back in Town”) and one source cue by another favorite composer, Ira Newborn. It’s a limited set with a high unit count of 5,000.

The label’s other big title is a heavy-duty reissue of Elmer Bernstein’s score to the Steve McQueen classic The Great Escape (1963). This three(!) disc set includes two CDs of the original motion picture score (cleaned up from several previous reissues on the Rykodisc and Varese labels) and the original re-recorded score LP, also conducted by Bernstein. This set is happily part of Intrada’s MAF line of unlimited releases – and it’s a steal at $19.99.

Order each set here and here, and get the track listings after the jump.

James Horner, 48 Hrs.: Original Motion Picture Score (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 155, 2011 – original film released 1982)

  1. Main Title
  2. Jack Leaves Elaine’s Apartment
  3. The Walden Hotel
  4. Aerobics
  5. Subway Station
  6. Subway Chase
  7. Luther’s Bus
  8. The Alley
  9. The Boys Are Back in Town – The Bus Boys
  10. 48 Hrs. – The Bus Boys
  11. Love Songs Are for Crazies – The Bus Boys
  12. New Shoes – The Bus Boys
  13. Torchy’s Boogie – Ira Newborn

All tracks previously unreleased except Track 9 (from Arista single 7RS-87 (Japan), 1982) and Track 12 (from American Workers – Arista AL8-8030, 1982)

Elmer Bernstein, The Great Escape: Original Motion Picture Score (Intrada MAF 7112, 2011 – original film released 1963)

Disc 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

  1. Main Title
  2. At First Glance
  3. Premature Plans
  4. If At Once
  5. Forked
  6. Cooler
  7. Mole
  8. “X”/Tonight We Dig
  9. The Scrounger/Blythe
  10. Water Faucet
  11. Interruptus
  12. The Plan/The Sad Ives
  13. Green Thumbs
  14. Hilts and Ives
  15. Cave In
  16. Restless Men
  17. Booze
  18. “Yankee Doodle”
  19. Discovery

Disc 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (continued)

  1. Various Troubles
  2. Panic
  3. Pin Trick
  4. Hendley’s Risk
  5. Released Again/Escape Time
  6. 20 Feet Short
  7. Foul Up
  8. At the Station
  9. On the Road
  10. The Chase/First Casualty
  11. Flight Plan
  12. More Action/Hilts Captured
  13. Road’s End
  14. Betrayal
  15. Three Gone/Home Again
  16. Finale/The Cast

Discs 1 and 2 previously released in alternately edited and sequenced presentation as Varese Sarabande VCL 0804 1029-2, 2004

Disc 3: Original Soundtrack LP (originally released as United Artists UAS-5107, 1963)

  1. Main Title
  2. Premature Plans
  3. Cooler and Mole
  4. Blythe
  5. Discovery
  6. Various Troubles
  7. On the Road
  8. Betrayal
  9. Hendley’s Risk
  10. Road’s End
  11. More Action
  12. The Chase
  13. Finale

Written by Mike Duquette

January 10, 2011 at 21:27

Posted in News, Reissues, Soundtracks

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