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Soundtrack Surplus: Varese, Intrada, La-La Land Announce List of Heavyweights

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Soundtrack fans had a lot of courses to chew on this week, with batches from Intrada and Varese Sarabande landing within mere hours of each other on Monday and Tuesday and a reissue announced for next week by La-La Land Records.

Over at Intrada, fans got to enjoy a new entry in the label’s Special Collection series: Michael Small’s sexy, suspenseful score to The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981). Small’s soundtrack is released in full for the first time anywhere, featuring a handful of alternate cues intended for a soundtrack LP that never materialized.

Intrada’s second release is an interesting one: a reissue of the expanded score to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier by Jerry Goldsmith. As you may recall, La-La Land’s expansion of the album, which combined the complete score with the original soundtrack LP and bonus material, was a sellout not long after its limited release in 2010. Paramount apparently requested it be back in print in perpetuity – now, virtually every classic Trek soundtrack reissue of the past few years is now available in unlimited quantities – and so, with only minor changes in artwork, it can boldly go to your collection once more.

Varese dropped a crazy amount of titles on Tuesday, and you can read all about them after the jump!

In total, Varese Sarabande issued seven(!) titles this week. Four were part of the standard CD Club, but three are part of a new series: Varese Encore, limited, remastered releases of titles in the label’s 35-year library that have fallen out of print. No new material will be added to these sets; they’re just another chance for fans to own them. The inaugural titles in this series date to the ’80s: Miklos Rosza’s Eye of the Needle, Alan Silvestri’s Clan of the Cave Bear and Elmer Bernstein’s Amazing Grace and Chuck.

As for the Club titles, Varese offers a remaster of the original soundtrack album to the classic Chinatown by Jerry Goldsmith, another double-disc selection of scores to The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (including music by Leonard Rosenman and Lalo Schifrin), the individual release of Bill Conti’s The Karate Kid Part III score (previously released as part of a box set) and Alien: A Biomechanical Symphony, a live CD/DVD of music from the Alien franchise recorded at the Fimucité conference in 2009.

And finally, La-La Land announced earlier today a limited, remastered reissue of the original soundtrack to the 1970 film/television adaptation (exhibited theatrically in Europe but aired on television in America) of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel Jane Eyre starring George C. Scott and Susannah York and featuring a sweeping score by John Williams. While the masters for the complete score have long been missing, La-La Land has done well to press 2,000 copies of the original LP on CD. That title will be available next Tuesday, but the other titles are available at the links below – and the Varese sets are going fast!

Jerry Goldsmith, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: Music from the Motion Picture (Intrada MAF 7119, 2012 – original film released 1989)

Disc 1: Original Score

  1. Nimbus III
  2. The Mind-Meld
  3. The Mountain (Main Title) *
  4. The Big Drop
  5. Raid on Paradise
  6. Not Alone
  7. Target Practice
  8. A Tall Ship
  9. Plot Course
  10. No Harm
  11. Approaching Nimbus III
  12. Open the Gates
  13. Well Done
  14. Without Help
  15. Pick It Up
  16. No Authority
  17. It Exists
  18. Free Minds
  19. The Birth
  20. The Barrier *
  21. A Busy Man
  22. An Angry God
  23. Let’s Get Out of Here (Part 1)
  24. Let’s Get Out of Here (part 2)
  25. Cosmic Thoughts
  26. Life is a Dream (End Credits) *

Disc 2: Original Soundtrack LP and additional material

  1. The Mountain *
  2. The Barrier *
  3. Without Help
  4. A Busy Man
  5. Open the Gates
  6. An Angry God
  7. Let’s Get Out of Here
  8. Free Minds
  9. Life is a Dream *
  10. The Moon’s a Window to Heaven – Hiroshima
  11. The Mountain (Main Title) (Alternate) *
  12. A Busy Man (Alternate)
  13. Paradise Saloon (Source)
  14. The Moon’s a Window to Heaven (Film Version)
  15. Vulcan Song/Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Instrumental Source)
  16. Synclavier Effects

This set was first released as La-La Land Records LLLCD 1157, 2010. Disc 2, Tracks 1-10 released as Epic LP SE 45267, 1989. All other tracks previously unreleased. * denotes track which contains original Star Trek theme written by Alexander Courage.

Michael Small, The Postman Always Rings Twice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 197, 2012 – original film released 1981)

  1. Main Title
  2. Frank in Room
  3. Kitchen Love
  4. Going to Chicago
  5. Got to Have You, Frank
  6. Fuse Box
  7. Please Don’t Leave Me
  8. Murder and Push Car
  9. Doing It in the Dirt
  10. We Do It
  11. They Leave Courthouse
  12. Thinking of Cora
  13. You Know What I Learned
  14. Suspense on Stairs
  15. They Marry
  16. Last Drive
  17. Elegy for Cora
  18. End Credits
  19. Kitchen Love (Alternate)
  20. Got to Have You, Frank (Long Version)
  21. Beat Each Other Up (Alternate)
  22. Cora Spits (Alternate)
  23. Thinking of Cora (Album Version)
  24. They Marry (Album Version)
  25. Last Drive (Album Version)
  26. La Donna E Mobile (Verdi, arr. Small)
  27. La Ci Darem La Mano (Mozart, arr. Small)

All tracks on this disc previously unreleased

Jerry Goldsmith, Chinatown: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Varese Sarabande VCL 0512 1129, 2012 – original film released 1974)

  1. Love Theme from “Chinatown” (Main Title)
  2. Noah Cross
  3. Easy Living
  4. Jake and Evelyn
  5. I Can’t Get Started – Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra
  6. The Last of Ida
  7. The Captive
  8. The Boy on a Horse
  9. The Way You Look Tonight
  10. The Wrong Clue
  11. J.J. Gittes (3:09)
  12. Love Theme from “Chinatown” (End Title)

This disc previously released as ABC Records LP ABDP-848, 1974 and Varese Sarabande VCD-5677, 1995.

Various Artists, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Original Television Soundtrack, Volume 3 (Varese Sarabande VCL 0512 1130, 2012 – original episodes aired 1964-1965)

Disc 1

  1. Main Title (Funeral March of a Marionette) – Charles Gonoud, arr. Bernard Herrmann
  2. Suite 1 (Chapter Title/Scene One/Danielle/Steering Post/Poco Mort) – Lyn Murray
  3. Suite 2 (Act II Opening/Laundry Bag/Inner Sanctum/Dummy #1/Dummy #2/Danielle Revisited/Blink) – Lyn Murray
  4. Suite 3 (Act III Opening/Eulogy/Lawyer/Partner) – Lyn Murray
  5. Suite 4 (Morris Bond/Mon Dragon/Bad Bourbon/End Title) – Lyn Murray
  6. Suite 1 (A Lonely Place/Squirrel/Untitled/Tarnished Love/Cracker/Dirt Road) – Lyn Murray
  7. Suite 2 (Black Hills/Gamboling Man/Georgia Knife/End Title) – Lyn Murray
  8. Suite 1 (Songkhla/Taratao/Redang/Khota Baru/They Lied) – Lyn Murray
  9. Suite 2 (Samui/Batu Pakat #1/Batu Pakat #2/Kuala/Star Song/Trengganv) – Lyn Murray
  10. Suite 3 (Pyre/Ramna/Kuantan/Chukai/Kra/By Prayer) – Lyn Murray]
  11. Suite 4 (Phangan/Grave Scene/Car #1/Car #2/End Title) – Lyn Murray
  12. Suite 1 (On the Ledge/Mr. Smith/Ariane/Three Days) – Lyn Murray
  13. Suite 2 (Private Place/Thanatos/Imminent Guest) – Lyn Murray
  14. Suite 3 (Chancy Ride/Black Rider/Hot Pursuit #1/Hot Pursuit #2/Thanatos Bridge/Taped Vapor) – Lyn Murray
  15. Suite 4 (Morning Surprise/All in My Mind/Sunset Blood/All in My Mind/End Title)

Disc 2

  1. Suite 1 (Chapter Title/Concerned Helen/Photographer’s Studio/Note) – Leonard Rosenman
  2. Suite 2 (Out of Commercial/Dejected Dorothy/Dorothy Watching/Dorothy Searching/Jack Shot) – Leonard Rosenman
  3. Suite 3 (Card Game/Blood Bills/Elevator/Mrs. Clarvoe/Bad Girl, Helen/Dorothy’s Image) – Leonard Rosenman
  4. Suite 4 (End Title) – Leonard Rosenman
  5. Suite 1 (Memo from Purgatory/Malt Shop Twist/Philene/Purgatory Twist/Dark Room/I Volunteered) – Lalo Schifrin
  6. Suite 2 (Initiation/Cool Off, Man/Candle/Jukebox/At Your Funeral/Let Flyers Do It) – Lalo Schifrin
  7. Suite 3 (Escape/Baron’s Blues/End Title) – Lalo Schifrin
  8. Suite 1 (Chapter Title/Barbara/Baldwin/Fight/Relaxing) – Benny Carter
  9. Suite 2 (Madeline/Farnum/To Commercial #1) – Benny Carter
  10. Suite 3 (Mexican Talk/Twisting Dial #1/Twisting Dial #2/Hacksaw/Farnum’s Desk/Killing Farnum) – Benny Carter
  11. Suite 4 (Ernie’s Plan #1/Empty Office/Ernie’s Plan #2/Ernest & Judy Embrace/End Title) – Benny Carter
  12. Suite 1 (Chapter Title/Frieda and Baby/To Commercial #1) – Leonard Rosenman
  13. Suite 2 (Nervous Joyce/To Commercial #2) – Leonard Rosenman
  14. Suite 3 (Dexter Leaving/Joyce Phones/Joyce Studies Newspaper/Joyce Reacts to Phone/To Commercial #3) – Leonard Rosenman
  15. Suite 4 (Joyce Reacts to Doorbell/End Title) – Leonard Rosenman
  16. End Title  (Funeral March of a Marionette) – Charles Gounod, arr. Bernard Hermann

All tracks previously unreleased.
Disc 1, Tracks 2-5 from “Who Needs an Enemy?” (May 15, 1964)
Disc 1, Tracks 6-7 from “Lonely Place” (November 16, 1964)
Disc 1, Tracks 8-11 from “Triumph” (December 14, 1964)
Disc 1, Tracks 12-15 from “Thanatos Place Hotel” (February 1, 1965)
Disc 2, Tracks 1-4 from “Beast in View” (March 20, 1964)
Disc 2, Tracks 5-7 from “Memo from Purgatory” (December 21, 1964)
Disc 2, Tracks 8-11 from “The Crimson Witness” (January 4, 1965)
Disc 2, Tracks 12-15 from “One of the Family” (February 8, 1965)

Bill Conti, The Karate Kid Part III: Original Motion Picture Score (Varese Sarabande VCL 0512 1131, 2012 – original film released 1989)

  1. Main Title
  2. Terry Silver
  3. The Last Tree
  4. Terry’s Next Move
  5. The Hidden Tree
  6. Terry Sneaks In
  7. Mike States His Case
  8. Getting the Tree
  9. Jessica’s Slip
  10. Daniel Signs Up
  11. Miyagi’s Prayer
  12. Daniel Submits
  13. Miyagi’s Shut Out
  14. Terry Owns Daniel
  15. Jessica’s Kiss
  16. Daniel’s Resolution
  17. Miyagi Kicks Butt
  18. Kata Training
  19. Bonsai Prayer
  20. The Final Blow

This disc was originally released as part of Varese Sarabande box set VCL 0307 1059-2, 2007

Miklos Rosza, Eye of the Needle: Original Motion Picture Score (Varese Sarabande VCL 0512 1132, 2012 – original film released 1981)

  1. Prelude
  2. English Wedding
  3. The Blonde Agent/Blondie’s Death
  4. Camouflage
  5. Love Scene
  6. The Fight
  7. Passion/Love Theme
  8. Frantic Drive/Despair
  9. The Broken Heart/Revulsion
  10. Escape
  11. The Hostage/The Lamp
  12. Retribution
  13. Finale/Epilogue

This disc originally released as Varese Sarabande STV-81133, 1981 and on Varese Sarabande VCL-9101.9, 1991.

Elmer Bernstein, Amazing Grace and Chuck: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Varese Sarabande VCL 0512 1133, 2012 – original film released 1987)

  1. Home Town
  2. Nukes
  3. Amazing
  4. Fun and Games
  5. The Movement
  6. Chuck and Dad
  7. Good and Bad Guys
  8. Decisions
  9. Remembering Amazing
  10. Dad and Sis
  11. Steamroom
  12. Final Victory
  13. End Credits

This disc originally released as Varese Sarabande STV-81312/VCD-47285, 1987

Alan Silvestri, The Clan of the Cave Bear: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Varese Sarabande VCL 0512 1134, 2012 – original film released 1986)

  1. Main Title
  2. The Bear Skull
  3. Ayla Finds the Cave
  4. Ayla Alone
  5. The Glacier Trek
  6. The Clan Finds Ayla
  7. Creb on the Mountain
  8. The Counting
  9. Creb Gives Ayla Totem
  10. Wolf Attack
  11. The Vision
  12. Iza’s Death
  13. Caught
  14. The Clan
  15. Ayla Hugs Creb
  16. The Rape
  17. End Title

This disc was originally released as Varese Sarabande STV-81274/VCD-47252, 1986

John Williams, Jane Eyre: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (originally released as Capitol SW 749, 1970 – reissued La-La Land Records LLLCD 1214, 2012)

  1. The Love Theme from “Jane Eyre”
  2. Overture (Main Title)
  3. Lowood
  4. To Thornfield
  5. Festivity at Thornfield
  6. Grace Poole and Mason’s Arrival
  7. Meeting
  8. Thwarted Wedding
  9. Across the Moors
  10. Restoration
  11. Reunion

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  1. I believe Varese indicated that five of the seven were Encore titles…the two club titles being the Hitchcock volume three and the Alien concert at Tenerife.

    Ron Pulliam

    May 16, 2012 at 17:06


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