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Frakkin’ Awesome! Intrada Releases Original “BSG” Score

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It’s kind of amazing that the Sci-Fi Channel’s reboot of Battlestar Galactica which ran from 2003 to 2009 was a critical smash. This is especially true when one considers the campy nature of its original source material, the Glen A. Larson-produced ABC program which ran for one season in 1978-1979 and was considered by many to be a quick capitalization on Star Wars mania. Of course, the show was a bit more than that, with a rather captivating story and, for a modest television show, a well-received original score by Stu Phillips. Phillips, a composer and producer best known for his work on the cult film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and The Monkees, penned a heroic action score for the pilot that would be tracked for many episodes of the series.

Phillip’s BSG pilot score was worthy enough to warrant an LP release on MCA in 1978. That set, partially composed of original and re-recorded cues was reissued on CD by Geffen in 2003 with one bonus track. But now, Intrada presents the complete score to the pilot – featuring all of the original cues, preserved perfectly by Universal in stereo – in what is to be the first of several Galactica releases. Sci-fi fans won’t want to miss this limited set, capped at 3,000 copies.

The label also presents a premiere release of the score to Roger Corman’s horror classic House of Usher, composed by Les Baxter. This release, limited to 1,200 copies, features every cue from the film, including a rarely-heard overture, all presented in mono from the original music track on the film.

Order details and track lists are after the jump.

Stu Phillips, Battlestar Galactica Volume 1: Saga of a Star World (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 154, 2011 – original episode aired 1978)

  1. Theme from “Battlestar Galactica”
  2. Exploration
  3. Launch
  4. Cylon Freighter
  5. End of The Atlantia
  6. Imperious Leader
  7. Destruction of Peace
  8. My God!
  9. Residue of War
  10. Exodus One
  11. Boxey and Serena
  12. Cylon Base Ship
  13. Extermination
  14. Suffering
  15. Cassopeia and Starbuck
  16. Conspiracy of Silence
  17. Boxey’s Problem
  18. Uri – The Politician
  19. The Death of Baltar
  20. Follow Me
  21. Senseless Killing
  22. Sex At Last
  23. The Ready Room
  24. Mines… Red Nova
  25. Arrival on Carillon
  26. Dark Shadows
  27. Outer Space Disco
  28. Captured
  29. Ovion Lyre
  30. Adama’s Narrative
  31. Galactic Rock
  32. Elevator Trouble
  33. Contempt
  34. Missed Her Level
  35. Cubit Shuffle
  36. Escape from the Ovion Mines
  37. Dash to the Elevator
  38. Scramble to Safety
  39. Red and Blue – Purple and Orange
  40. “Let’s Go Home”
  41. Exploration (TV Edit with Theme)
  42. Battlestar Galactica Bumper

Portions of this CD previously released on MCA LP 3051, 1978.

Les Baxter, House of Usher: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 160, 2011 – original film released 1959)

  1. Overture
  2. Main Title
  3. Roderick Usher
  4. Madeline Usher
  5. Tormented
  6. Lute Song
  7. Reluctance
  8. The Sleepwalker
  9. The Vault
  10. The Ancestors
  11. House of Evil
  12. Catalepsy
  13. Pallbearers
  14. Buried Alive
  15. Fall of the House of Usher

All tracks previously unreleased.

Written by Mike Duquette

February 8, 2011 at 11:44

Posted in News, Reissues, Soundtracks

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