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Intrada Showcases Unheard Treasures from Goldsmith, Steiner, Conti

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isc237booklet1.inddFour never-before-released scores by three veritable legends of film music are the latest releases from Intrada over the past three weeks. Works by Jerry Goldsmith, Bill Conti and Max Steiner (with some help from a pair of Disney Legends!) are the order of the day!

Jerry Goldsmith perhaps enjoyed no greater relationship at one film studio than at 20th Century-Fox, where he composed some of his greatest works, from Planet of the Apes to Alien. Intrada’s latest title showcases two scores from 1964: first it’s Shock Treatment, a soundtrack full of typical Goldsmith-esque suspense and some early electronic work. The film, starring Roddy MacDowall and Lauren Bacall on either side of an insane asylum, anticipates some of Goldsmith’s great strengths; ironically, some passages anticipate his work for Planet of the Apes. Meanwhile, Fate is the Hunter (sharing only a name and a hazy theme with the Ernest K. Gann novel of the same name) sees Rod Taylor as a disgraced airline pilot whose last flight left few survivors and Glenn Ford as his old friend who seeks to clear him of any guilt in the process. Goldsmith’s trumpet-based themes and haunting arrangements were among the film’s high points.

Excerpts from both scores were released on a long-out-of-print 2004 box set by Varese Sarabande detailing Goldsmith’s time at Fox, but this new release greatly expands upon both titles, as well as sourcing each from even better-sounding elements.

After the jump, Intrada unleashes another Disney treasure and a premiere score by Bill Conti!

ThoseCalloways_600_BWalt Disney’s Those Calloways was typical live-action Disney family fare of 1965, with Brian Keith and Vera Miles heading a Vermont family and working to build a sanctuary for the Canadian geese that would annually migrate toward their land. It’s all light stuff, but it’s bolstered by a strong score that not only utilized the talents of Golden Age legend Max Steiner (his final film credit) but Walt’s favorite collaborators, Richard and Robert Sherman of Mary Poppins songwriting legend (who contributed “Rhyme-Around” and the “Cabin Raising Song” to the film’s soundtrack).  The songwriting duo of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans later added lyrics to a Steiner theme to create pop single “Angel” for Johnny Tillotson.  (The Arthur Freed-Nacio Herb Brown tune “You Were Meant for Me,” as heard in various Hollywood revues as well as Singin’ in the Rain, also features in the picture.) This is the premiere release of Steiner’s final score before his death in 1971.

BadBoys_a_600Finally, Intrada premieres the score to the 1983 film Bad Boys, a drama set in a juvenile detention facility. Known as one of the films that propelled Sean Penn toward a prolific career as a dramatic actor, Conti gave the drama an urban flavor when scoring, and wrote some incredibly dynamic music for action sequences sprinkled throughout the film. But most of those sequences were cut, meaning audiences are hearing some of Conti’s most austere music for the first time – not to mention a selection of alternate cues sourced from the composer’s personal tape archive.

All three discs are available to order below.

Jerry Goldsmith, Shock Treatment/Fate is the Hunter: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 237, 2013 – original films released 1964)

  1. Shock Treatment Main Title
  2. Home Work *
  3. Broken Glass *
  4. The New Patients
  5. Night Scene *
  6. No More Shock
  7. Aftershock
  8. Edwina Wants the Money
  9. Martin Comes To
  10. Nelson’s Seduction *
  11. Shot in the Neck (Mono) *
  12. Another Treatment
  13. Ashley’s Plight
  14. Nelson’s Escape *
  15. Hot Money *
  16. End Title *
  17. Main Title Effects
  18. Shock Treatment Main Title (Mono) *
  19. The New Patients (Mono)
  20. No More Scock (Mono)
  21. Fate is the Hunter Main Title *
  22. The Room *
  23. The Room Revisited
  24. Moon Fish
  25. Forest Scene
  26. Night Scene
  27. Fate is the Hunter End Title *
  28. Bar Room (Source)
  29. Fate is the Hunter (Jerry Wright Vocal) *
  30. Fate is the Hunter End Title Chorus

Tracks 1-20 from Shock Treatment. Tracks 21-30 from Fate is the Hunter. * indicates track previously released on Jerry Goldsmith At 20th Century-Fox box set (Varese Sarabande VCL 0204 1028-6, 2004)

Max Steiner, Walt Disney Presents Those Calloways: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 237, 2013 – original films released 1965)

  1. Opening Theme
  2. After Fight
  3. Wild Geese Theme
  4. Meet Keg
  5. Bridie Theme
  6. Bucky and Bridie
  7. Ermine
  8. Indian Theme
  9. Sets Broken Leg
  10. Mink Fun
  11. Weasel in Jackpine Valley
  12. Fights
  13. Fur Inspection
  14. Silent Night
  15. Angel
  16. Courting Time
  17. $400 Down
  18. Keg Awakens
  19. Build A Better One 2:36
  20. Nice Offer
  21. The Cabin Raising Song
  22. Montage (The Cabin Raising Song)
  23. Rhyme-Around
  24. Ashamed
  25. Bucky Fights
  26. Fire
  27. Accident
  28. Vigil
  29. Cam Recovers
  30. Closing Theme
  31. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  32. You Were Meant for Me

Bill Conti, Bad Boys: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 238, 2013 – original film released 1983)

  1. Titles
  2. Chicago Night
  3. Meet Paco
  4. The Plan
  5. Don’t Dream
  6. The Crime
  7. Music of the Night
  8. Source #3
  9. Welcome to Rainford
  10. Vow for Revenge
  11. It Was An Accident
  12. They Got Me
  13. Soda Punch
  14. New Barn Boss
  15. Food Fight
  16. The Rape
  17. After the Rape
  18. The Lineup
  19. Reunion
  20. Hospital Source
  21. Calm Before the Storm
  22. Redemption and Credits
  23. New Barn Boss (Alternate)
  24. Jailbird Source
  25. Country Slammer #1 (Unused)
  26. Country Slammer #2 (Unused)

Written by Mike Duquette

March 25, 2013 at 14:24

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