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La-La Land’s “Golden Child” Ready to Order

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La-La Land’s newest title, a three-disc expansion of The Chosen One, is ready to order.

By now you already know the story behind this new release (a sort-of fake-out following La-La Land’s scheduling shift ahead of Comic-Con), so it’s worth noting instead the kind of music we’re dealing with on this set. Barry’s epic, James Bond-esque score was largely rejected by the producers for Michel Colombier’s atmospheric, synth-heavy score. But elements of Barry’s work did figure into the movie, not only in terms of instrumentals but in the form of “The Best Man in the World,” a pop song he co-wrote for Ann Wilson of Heart to sing. Some of both composers’ material ended up on the original Capitol Records soundtrack LP, alongside pop and rock tracks by Ratt, Ashford & Simpson, Marlon Jackson(?!) and Martha Davis of The Motels.

Not only does the new set restore all of both orchestral scores on CD for the first time, but it also includes all of those LP tracks, as well as another Barry-penned pop tune (sung by fellow film composer Randy Edelman!) and the instrumental version of “The Best Man in the World” that appeared on the B-side of the eventual single release. If you know someone who’s a superfan of this movie (I’m sure they’re out there), this looks like a must have.

The set, limited to 5,000 copies and featuring extensive liner notes by Jon Burlingame, is yours to order after the jump.

John Barry and Michel Colombier, The Golden Child: Limited Edition (La-La Land Records LLLCD 1180, 2011 – original film released 1986)

Disc 1: John Barry’s score

  1. 1M1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 (The Child is Taken)
  2. The Best Man in the World – performed by Ann Wilson of Heart
  3. 2M1
  4. 2M2
  5. 3M1/2/3/4
  6. 3M5/6A (Tin Can Man) (includes “Puttin’ on the Ritz” composed by Irving Berlin)
  7. 3M7/4M0 (Follow That Bird)
  8. 4M1 (Best Man)
  9. 4M2
  10. 5M2
  11. 5M3
  12. 5M4/6M0
  13. 6M1 (Chandler’s Dream)
  14. 7M1
  15. 7M2 (Love Theme)
  16. 7M3AR/C
  17. 7M4/8M0/1
  18. 8M2
  19. 9M1 (Bottomless Pit)
  20. 9M2R (Wisdom of the Ages)
  21. 10M2/3
  22. 10M4 (Kee Nang Gets the Arrow)
  23. 11M1
  24. 11M2/A/B/C/D/E/F (The Final Act)
  25. 12M1

Disc 2: Michel Colombier’s score

  1. Sardo and the Child
  2. Blood in Oatmeal
  3. Child in Warehouse
  4. Astral Projection
  5. The Bikers
  6. We Sold Her
  7. Demons
  8. Kee’s Tied Up
  9. Dream Sequence—Last Part
  10. Kee Nang Offers Herself
  11. Child in Truck/Chandler Follows Bird
  12. Take It
  13. The Mountain
  14. The Corridor
  15. The Knife Retrieval
  16. Golden Love
  17. Malibu/Battle at Malibu House
  18. Looking for Sardo
  19. Confrontation
  20. Sardo is Back
  21. Kee Nang Lives
  22. The Chosen One – performed by Robbie Buchanan
  23. Love Goes On (Love Theme from “The Golden Child”) – performed by Ashford & Simpson

Disc 3: Additional alternates by John Barry and LP material

  1. The Best Man in the World (Instrumental) (4M1R/2M2R)
  2. 2M1R
  3. 12M1R
  4. 2M4 (Source)
  5. Dance a Little Closer – performed by Randy Edelman
  6. Deeper Love – performed by Meli’sa Morgan
  7. Shame on You – performed by Martha Davis
  8. Body Talk – performed by Ratt
  9. (Let Your Love Find) The Chosen One – performed by Marlon Jackson

Disc 1, Track 2 and 20; Disc 2, Tracks 1, 16, 19 and 22-23 and Disc 3, Tracks 6-9 originally released as Capitol LP SJ-12544, 1986
Disc 3, Track 1 originally released as the B-side to Capitol single B-5654, 1986
All other tracks previously unreleased.

Written by Mike Duquette

July 12, 2011 at 16:31

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