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FSM Releases Vintage Bernstein, Williams from the Vaults

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As if Intrada’s new releases weren’t exciting enough (more on that in our next post!), Film Score Monthly yesterday announced two major archival releases from two of filmdom’s most beloved composers. Elmer Bernstein’s score to The Great Santini (1979) and John Williams’ soundtrack to Not with My Wife, You Don’t! (1966) both make their CD debuts from the label.

At the time of The Great Santini‘s release, Bernstein had done some great, if slightly thankless, work on comedies like Animal House and Airplane! With Santini, an adaptation of a Pat Conroy novel about a Marine pilot and his family, the composer was able to return to the thematic, dramatic scores that scholarly score fans love him for.

The Williams title – a screwy score to a George C. Scott/Tony Curtis comedy whose score was credited to “Johnny Williams,” the famed composer’s early moniker – may cause longtime FSM fans to see double. While the label released music from the film before in 2006, it was the original soundtrack LP; this release presents the original film score in its entirety, down to instrumental versions of some of the great tunes Williams composed for the film with no less than lyricist Johnny Mercer!

Not with My Wife, You Don’t! is limited to 3,000 copies, while Santini tops out at half of that. Both can be ordered (and the track lists for both can be viewed) after the jump.

Elmer Bernstein, The Great Santini: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Film Score Monthly Vol. 14, No. 13, 2011 – original film released 1979)

  1. The Santini Mystique (Main Title—Original Version)
  2. Restaurant Source
  3. Fascination (Fermo Dante Marchetti & Maurice de Féraudy)
  4. Ben and Bull
  5. New Home
  6. Bull in the Rain
  7. Mother and Son
  8. The Boys/Idyll
  9. Ben’s Birthday Gift
  10. Birthday Letter
  11. Officers’ Club
  12. Getting Drunk
  13. Bees and…
  14. Locker Room
  15. Trouble/Ben Finds Toomer/Aftermath
  16. Looking for Bull
  17. Arabelle
  18. Radio Source
  19. Moon River (Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer)
  20. Goodnight, Sweetheart (Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell & Reg Connelly)
  21. Lillian
  22. Confession
  23. Intro to End Credits/End Credit Overture
  24. The Santini Mystique (Main Title—Film Version)
  25. Inauguration (UCSB)

All tracks previously unreleased.

Johnny Williams, Not with My Wife, You Don’t! Volume 2: Original Soundtrack (Film Score Monthly Vol. 14, No. 14, 2011 – original film released 1966)

  1. A Big Beautiful Ball
  2. Jalousie/The Green-Eyed Monster/Jalousie Again/The Globs/Harry is Perturbed/Tuba Bell/Drum Cadence
  3. Ferris Wheel March
  4. General Parker’s Arrival
  5. My Inamorata
  6. Pajama Talk
  7. The American Eagle
  8. Korean Juke Box #1
  9. Korean Juke Box #2
  10. Korean Juke Box #3
  11. Defending the Flag/It’ll Take Hours
  12. Butterflies
  13. Tank’s Charm
  14. Brandy Snifter/Making Wallets/More Wallets/Still More Wallets
  15. Two of Everything
  16. Tank Shinto
  17. Bowed Heads and Flowers
  18. Tom’s Jealousy
  19. Discotheque #1 (Not With My Wife, You Don’t!)
  20. Discotheque #2 (Not With My Wife, You Don’t!)
  21. Two of Everything
  22. Off to Labrador/Eskimo Pie/Row Your Own Boat
  23. Tank’s Beach Party/Two of Everything
  24. Rosa & Vittorio/Hero’s Horns
  25. Arrivederci Mondo
  26. Cold Feet
  27. High Tank
  28. Tom Goes A.W.O.L.
  29. Tom’s Anger
  30. Rome Radio
  31. Exterior Capitol/End Title
  32. A Big Beautiful Ball (End Credits)
  33. A Big Beautiful Ball (Instrumental)
  34. Discotheque #1 (Instrumental)
  35. Discotheque #2 (Instrumental)
  36. Ciao, Baby (Alternate End Title)
  37. A Big Beautiful Ball (Alternate)
  38. Main Title (Big Beautiful Ball) (LP Version)

All tracks previously unreleased except Track 38, which appeared on Film Score Monthly Vol. 9, No. 3, 2006 and Warner Bros. LP WS-1668, 1966.

Written by Mike Duquette

August 23, 2011 at 12:33

Posted in News, Reissues, Soundtracks

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