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Soundtrack Round-Up: FSM “Heat”s Up, Intrada Uncovers More Disney, La-La Land is Super, Kritzerland Is Forever Young

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You know it’s a big week for soundtracks when multiple specialty labels announce projects in the same week; currently, we have six such titles on the horizon from four labels!

First off, Film Score Monthly has prepped their third-to-last soundtrack set, and it’s an oft-requested killer: an expanded edition of John Barry’s score to Body Heat (1981). A neo-noir classic, Body Heat – the directorial debut of legendary screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes BackRaiders of the Lost ArkThe Bodyguard) – stars William Hurt and new starlet Kathleen Turner in a highly eroticized tale of an affair that turns to murder and deceit. The late John Barry turned in one of his most acclaimed scores, looking back to his early, improv-friendly jazz combo days while maintaining a modern, lush, orchestral edge to the score. FSM’s definitive presentation of Body Heat includes the full score with alternates and source music, as well as a bonus disc featuring an unreleased edit and mix of the score for album purposes, featuring composer-approved mixes by Dan Wallin, and ten demos of the seductive main theme.

And what’s on the way from Intrada, La-La Land and Kritzerland? Hit the jump to find out.

Intrada’s two latest releases are a sci-fi cult classic and a fun obscurity from the Disney archives.

First up, it’s the return of Strange Invaders!  Michael Laughlin’s 1983 homage to fifties sci-fi flicks featured an eclectic cast headed up by Lost in Space’s June Lockhart and Nurse Ratched herself, Louise Fletcher.  John Addison (A Bridge Too Far) was chosen to score the film, and Intrada’s world premiere release debuts Addison’s entire score on 22 tracks, including cues shortened in the actual movie.  This Intrada Special Collection edition is joined by another treasure from the Walt Disney Productions vault: The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark!  This 1980 adventure directed by Charles Jarrott (1973’s Lost Horizon) featured Elliott Gould, Genevieve Bujold and Ricky Schroder (Silver Spoons) as travelers stranded on an island inhabited by pair of Japanese soldiers who still believe World War II is raging!  The complete score by Maurice Jarre makes its premiere, plus six bonus tracks!  Jarre also contributes a song written with Hal David, “Half of Me,” heard in the film.  This Special Collection title is, like Strange Invaders, available now.

Our friends at Kritzerland and La-La Land both have Victor Young on the mind.  The 22-time (!) Academy Award nominee (Around the World in Eighty Days, The Quiet Man) is on the receiving end of two deluxe editions.  Kritzerland has 1955’s Strategic Air Command on deck.  The Paramount picture was headlined by Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson, but equally important was its use of VistaVision.  The widescreen format allowed for stunning aerial footage, scored rousingly by Victor Young.  His exciting score is presented from its original mono masters, and five bonus tracks have been appended to the 1,000-unit limited edition.  Over at La-La Land, George Stevens’ 1952 masterpiece Shane, also from Paramount, also gets revisited.  Victor Young’s score accompanied actors Alan Ladd, Van Heflin and Jean Arthur in this groundbreaking western.  Like Strategic Air Command, Shane is heard in mono.  It’s supplemented with additional cues from the music-and-effects track.  La-La Land is offering Shane in a 2,000-unit limited edition.

Finally, it’s up, up and away to Smallville, as LLL teams with Watertower Music, DC Comics and Warner Bros Television for a 2-CD set of music from the long-running television series (2001-2011). Smallville: Deluxe Edition boasts 2 ½ hours of music from all 10 seasons.  Disc One replicates the same program featured on a 2010 digital release, but Disc Two premieres more than one hour of previously-unissued music from composers Mark Snow and Louis Febre. Informative liner notes by Brian Satterwhite are featured in the 28-page booklet.  Smallville is a limited edition of 3,000 copies.

You can order all of the above-mentioned titles at the links below!

John Barry, Body Heat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Film Score Monthly Vol. 15, No. 4, 2012 – original film released 1981)

Disc 1: Original film score

  1. Main Title
  2. Searching for Matty
  3. Agreement
  4. I’m Weak
  5. She Tries
  6. 3M3/3M4
  7. Hey Lady
  8. What I Want
  9. Chapeau Gratis
  10. Busted
  11. Head/The Breakers
  12. Kill for Pussy
  13. I’m Frightened
  14. Surprise
  15. He’s Dead/Basement
  16. Explosion
  17. Problem
  18. Nothing We Can Do/Heather and Roz
  19. Us and Oscar/Oscar
  20. See Ya/11M1
  21. Watch Your Step
  22. Glasses
  23. Better Get Him
  24. Matty Was Mary Ann
  25. Searching for Matty/Agreement (Film Edit)
  26. She Tries (Alternate)
  27. That Old Feeling (Source)
  28. A la Harry James (Source)
  29. 1M2 (Source)
  30. 4M3 (Source)
  31. 5M3 (Source)
  32. 5M4 (Source)
  33. 9M1 (Source)
  34. 9M1a (Source)
  35. Cocktail Hour (Source)
  36. Pantyhose/Maidenform (Source)
  37. Tonight’s Romance/Tomorrow’s Romance (Source)

Disc 2: Unreleased Soundtrack LP and Demos

  1. Main Title
  2. I’m Weak
  3. Chapeau Gratis
  4. Hey Lady
  5. Busted
  6. Kill for Pussy
  7. I’m Frightened
  8. Surprise
  9. Us and Oscar
  10. Oscar
  11. Problem
  12. Better Get Him
  13. Matty Was Mary Ann
  14. Theme Demo 1
  15. Theme Demo 2
  16. Theme Demo 3
  17. Theme Demo 4
  18. Theme Demo 5
  19. Theme Demo 6
  20. Theme Demo 6A
  21. Theme Demo 7
  22. Theme Demo 8
  23. Theme Demo 9

John Addison, Strange Invaders: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Intrada Special Collection Volume 212, 1983/2012)

  1. Centerville
  2. Mother Ship and Main Title
  3. Bugs
  4. Journey to Centerville
  5. Nasty Newman
  6. Dog Howls
  7. Blow Up Car
  8. Coach Party
  9. Room Service
  10. Alien Professor
  11. Earl Struck
  12. White Moth
  13. Fire Escape
  14. Kidnap
  15. Train Talk
  16. Don’t Move
  17. It’s Time
  18. Project Leader
  19. Runaways
  20. Return to Saucer
  21. Escape from Spaceship and End Credits

Maurice Jarre, The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Intrada Special Collection Volume 208, 1980/2012)

  1. Half of Me (Opening Theme)
  2. Wrong Course
  3. The Message
  4. Building a Corral
  5. Brutus
  6. Japanese Flag
  7. Discovery
  8. Japanese Attack
  9. Half of Me (Quiet Walk)
  10. Japanese Compound
  11. I’m Sorry
  12. Montage
  13. Half of Me (Bon Voyage)
  14. Half of Me (Chorale)
  15. Shark
  16. Big Wind
  17. Storm
  18. Don’t Die, Brutus
  19. Safe Flying
  20. Half of Me (Closing Theme)
  21. Japanese Flag (Alt. No. 1)
  22. Japanese Flag (Alt. No. 2)
  23. Safe Flying (Chorale)
  24. Half of Me (Wordless Demo)
  25. Three Part Invention – Excerpt No. 1 (Bach)
  26. Three Part Invention – Excerpt No. 2 (Bach)

Victor Young, Strategic Air Command: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Kritzerland, 1955/2012)

  1. Prelude
  2. Sally’s Surprise
  3. S.A.C. Security
  4. Air Force Luxury
  5. The First Flight (Parts 1 & 3)
  6. The First Flight (Part 4)
  7. Who’s On Third
  8. Ill-Fated Flight (Parts 1 & 2)/An Arctic Rescue
  9. Babies and B-47s
  10. Radar Bombing Run (Parts 1 & 2)
  11. Signs of Trouble
  12. Dutch’s Decision/Marital Rift
  13. Destination Japan/In Flight Refueling
  14. A Paralyzed Pilot (Part 1)
  15. A Paralyzed Pilot (Part 2)
  16. End Title
  17. Prelude (without vocal)
  18. Housewarming Piano
  19. Air Force March
  20. Sky Symphony
  21. End Title (without vocal)

Victor Young, Shane (La-La Land LLLCD1224, 1952/2012)

  1. Main Title (Prelude) 2:08
  2. Starrett’s Plans 2:28
  3. The Tree Stump 2:00
  4. Pastoral 2:43
  5. Off To Town / Grafton’s Store 1:38
  6. Wyoming Sketches 2:46
  7. End Of Fight / Victory And Trouble 1:42
  8. Tender Moments / Wilson / Ride And Memories 6:10
  9. The Fourth Of July / A Tough Torrey 2:17
  10. Trouble Ahead / Torrey’s Death / Taking Torrey Home 8:22
  11. Cemetery Hill 5:09
  12. Peace Party 3:18
  13. Sad Is The Parting 3:06
  14. Ride To Town 6:28
  15. Apotheosis And End Title 4:18
  16. Beautiful Dreamer / Marching Through Georgia (source music) 2:03
  17. The Ride To Town (film version, music and effects) (Waxman-Young) 4:17
  18. Apotheosis And End Title (film version, music and effects) 4:15

Mark Snow and Louis Febre, Smallville – Score from the Television Series: Deluxe Edition (La-La Land LLLCD 1216, 2012)

CD 1

  1. Grow Up Superboy (1:43)
  2. Webmaster (1:10)
  3. The Setup (3:15)
  4. Where Am I (2:41)
  5. Burn Baby Burn (3:31)
  6. Freaks (5:18)
  7. The Final Stone (4:09)
  8. Their Only Poison (2:12)
  9. Demon Dad (3:03)
  10. Crash Landing (4:16)
  11. Rigged to Blow (3:03)
  12. Green Arrow (1:43)
  13. Defeating Bizarro (2:41)
  14. The Fortress Falls (1:38)
  15. Lois’ Waltz (2:04)
  16. Zatanna (2:02)
  17. In the Rain (1:18)
  18. Pandora’s Kiss (1:01)
  19. A Hall of Heroes (2:27)
  20. Supergirl Arrives (0:53)
  21. Clark Tells Lois (2:30)
  22. The Proposal (3:47)
  23. To Fly (1:54)
  24. Disguise Needed (3:31)
  25. A Lemur in the Room (1:19)
  26. Booster Gold (1:50)
  27. Zod’s Demise (2:09)
  28. Trials (3:09)

Tracks 1-11 music by Mark Snow
Tracks 12-28 music by Louis Febre

CD 2

  1. Don’t Come Knockin’ (1:39)
  2. Mixed Intentions (1:16)
  3. Teaser (2:32)
  4. Warrior Angel (2:00)
  5. House Rules (2:24)
  6. Secrets Revealed (3:56)
  7. Branded (2:50)
  8. Bug Eater (1:27)
  9. Ferris Wheel (4:01)
  10.  I’m Ready (1:49)
  11. Blood Cleansing (2:03)
  12. Transformation Chain (1:20)
  13. Clark is Gone (2:48)
  14. Simone (4:04)
  15. Start Digging (2:24)
  16. Father Knows Best (2:38)
  17. Lexmas (1:41)
  18. Bizarro (1:27)
  19. One Last Time (4:42)
  20. Dance (1:48)
  21. The First to Know (3:29)
  22. Oliver Runs (1:42)
  23. The Village (2:33)
  24. Jonathan Kent (1:12)
  25. Hooded Prototype (1:57)
  26. Lois is Super (4:11)
  27. Hawkman in the Desert (2:23)
  28. Meet Cat Grant (2:14)
  29. The Amulet (4:20)

Tracks 1-15 music by Mark Snow
Tracks 16-29 music by Louis Febre

Written by Mike Duquette

August 29, 2012 at 10:20

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