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This week’s soundtrack reissues from Intrada are an underrated ’70s soundtrack album making its CD debut and the premiere of a ’50s World War II score.

First up, the score to Sleuth, a 1972 film adaptation of the Tony-winning play by Anthony Shaffer. The British playwright adapted his own work for the screen, and All About Eve director Joseph L. Mankiewicz was at the helm, with a stellar cast anchored by Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, both of whom were nominated for Oscars for their performances. The score, written by John Addison (who wrote the award-winning scores for Tom Jones and A Bridge Too Far), was also an Oscar nominee, and the baroque-styled music received its own LP (with added dialogue) on Columbia Records. That presentation has been remastered from the original album tapes and makes its CD debut, 1,500 copies strong.

Also from the label this week is the score to Destination Gobi, a 1953 WWII picture scored by Sol Kaplan. Though Kaplan is perhaps known better for his work for the small screen (two early scores to the original Star Trek series were tracked endlessly throughout subsequent episodes) – not to mention his status as one of those blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee – his film score work has recently enjoyed a greater reception from the indie soundtrack labels, and this score – a rousing affair conducted by 20th Century Fox’s Alfred Newman – is presented in pristine mono from the original 35mm optical elements, with seven bonus tracks included (one alternate take and six cues in stereo). This set is limited to 1,000 copies.

Both albums can be ordered from the label; links and discographical info is after the jump.

John Addison, Sleuth: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (originally released as Columbia S-32154, 1972 – reissued Intrada Special Collection Vol. 165, 2011)

  1. Overture
  2. Sleuth Theme
  3. Milo’s Theme
  4. Jewel Box
  5. Count to Twenty
  6. Marguerite’s Theme
  7. Panic
  8. The Bad Old Days
  9. Milo the Clown
  10. Break In
  11. Inspector Doppler
  12. Garden Grave
  13. Andrew and Milo
  14. Murder Clues
  15. End Game
  16. Epilogue
Sol Kaplan, Destination Gobi: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Inrada Special Collection Vol. 169, 2011 – original film released 1953)
  1. Gobi
  2. Assignment
  3. The First Meeting
  4. The Mongols
  5. The Other Men
  6. The Tent
  7. Delivery
  8. Mongolian Cavalry
  9. Mongolian Funeral Chant
  10. The Trek Begins
  11. The Desert
  12. Oasis
  13. USN Camels/Sabatello
  14. Kengtu’s March
  15. Heat
  16. Sangchien
  17. Chinese Wedding Parade
  18. The Temple
  19. Spies
  20. Friends
  21. And So We Leave Gobi
  22. Mongolian Funeral Chant (Alternate)
  23. Gobi Part 1 (Stereo)
  24. Delivery (Stereo)
  25. Mongolian Calvary (Stereo)
  26. Oasis (Stereo)
  27. USN Camels (Stereo)
  28. And So We Leave Gobi (Stereo)

Written by Mike Duquette

May 3, 2011 at 11:24

Posted in News, Reissues, Soundtracks

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