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Intrada Has “It,” Releases Two Television Scores

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Intrada’s latest soundtrack releases may be from television projects, but these small screen adventures are sure to be big hits for fans.

The latest entry in the Special Collection series is a two-disc presentation of the score to the 1990 adaptation of Stephen King’s It. The best-selling book of 1986, It was the story of a group of young friends in 1950s Maine who thwart an interdimensional child-killing monster, only to have it return when the group settles into adulthood. The two-part television movie starred John Ritter, Annette O’Toole, Olivia Hussey and – perhaps most notably – Tim Curry as Pennywise, the vicious clown which It commonly poses as.

The Emmy-winning score was composed by Richard Bellis, who is perhaps best known to Disneyphiles for his work adapting famous action, horror and sci-fi themes for various attractions in the Disney theme parks. (Rides based on Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series and The Twilight Zone are just three examples of his great work.) Bellis balanced the unnerving terror of Pennywise with an almost rousing set of cues for the small-town Americana setting which hosted the story. The set, mastered in stereo from the original stereo two-track masters, is available now.

The label has also announced a release in the Signature Edition series: the premiere release of the score to the television film 21 Hours at Munich (1976). This telefilm starred William Holden and Shirley Knight in a dramatization of the real-life “Black September” incident at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, where terrorists kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes. (Cinephiles doubtlessly remember the incident through the lens of the recent Munich (2006), Steven Spielberg’s historical fiction piece that covered the Israeli government’s response to the killings.) Laurence Rosenthal, known for his work on The Miracle Worker and Clash of the Titans, to name but two, used a small orchestral ensemble bedecked with lots of percussion to convey the musical side of the story. This short score – about a half-hour’s worth – is sourced from Rosenthal’s own mono 1/4″ session tapes.

Order links and the usual track lists are after the jump.

Richard Bellis, It: Original Television Soundtrack (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 184, 2011 – original television film aired 1990)

Disc 1

  1. Main Title
  2. Enter the Clown
  3. Georgie Dies
  4. Ben Gets the News
  5. Punks
  6. I Hate It Here
  7. Bedroom Jazz Source
  8. The Slap
  9. Die If You Try
  10. Richie’s Talk Show Play-Off
  11. The Beast – First Encounter
  12. Mike Remembers
  13. Mike Joins the Group
  14. Pennywise
  15. Circus Source
  16. Target Practice
  17. The Sewer Hole
  18. Stan Gets Nabbed
  19. The Fog
  20. The Pact
  21. Stan’s Suicide
  22. End Credits I

Disc 2

  1. Main Title Part II
  2. The Graves
  3. Library Balloons
  4. Ben’s Flashback
  5. Skeleton on the Pond
  6. Guillory’s Muzak
  7. Hydrox
  8. Audra
  9. Fortune Cookie
  10. Silver Flyer
  11. Leftover Stan
  12. Henry and Belch
  13. Every Thirty Years
  14. Audra Arrives
  15. This Time It’s for Real
  16. The Smell of Death
  17. Something’s Coming
  18. The Spider’s Web
  19. Hi Ho Silver
  20. End Credits Part II

Laurence Rosenthal, 21 Days at Munich: Original Television Soundtrack (Intrada Signature Edition ISE-1046, 2011 – original television film aired 1976)

  1. Munich Main Title
  2. First Death
  3. Schreiber
  4. The Hostages No. 1
  5. The Terrorists
  6. Spitzer
  7. The Photographs
  8. The Tunnel
  9. Anneliese Curtain
  10. Munich
  11. God Be with You
  12. Under the Wing
  13. Holocaust
  14. Munich End Credits
  15. Disco Source

All tracks on both releases previously unreleased.

Written by Mike Duquette

November 15, 2011 at 11:37

Posted in News, Soundtracks

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