Press Release from Prometheus:
A Special Collectors Edition 2-CD Set featuring one of the greatest film scores from the Composer of THE ALAMO * HIGH NOON * LOST HORIZON * THE GUNS OF NAVARONE * THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE * DIAL M FOR MURDER * GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL * IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE * RIO BRAVO * GIANT * FRIENDLY PERSUASION * 55 DAYS AT PEKING * RED RIVER Perhaps the most infamous western of the “Golden Age of Hollywood,” DUEL IN THE SUN (nicknamed “Lust in the Dust”) starred GREGORY PECK, JENNIFER JONES, JOSEPH COTTEN, LIONEL BARRYMORE, LILIAN GISH and WALTER HUSTON.
It featured a vast, unfettered score by the master of musical melodrama, Dimitri Tiomkin. The composer relied heavily on the leitmotif method to structure his sprawling score, creating numerous memorable themes that are by turns majestic, homespun, sensual and threatening. For a touch of genuine Americana, he also wove Stephen Foster’s “Beautiful Dreamer” into the fabric. When the music takes center stage in the picture, the result is thrilling! One of the most extravagant yet brilliant film scores ever written – restored to its full glory!
• Premiere Recording of the Complete 100-minute Score
• Bonus: DUEL IN THE SUN Concert Suite
• Deluxe 2-CD Set with Full-Color Booklet including stills and posters from the movie
• Gorgeous Cover Artwork by Jim Titus
• Newly Recorded in Stunning and Dynamic 24-Bit 96kHz Digital Sound
• Performed by the Acclaimed and Award-Winning City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus Conducted by Nic Raine.
• Produced by Veteran Film Score Producer James Fitzpatrick of Tadlow Music for Prometheus Records
• Score Reconstructed from Tiomkin’s sketches by Tiomkin expert Patrick Russ and his team
• Informative Sleeve Notes (including track-by-track commentary) by Frank K. DeWald
• From the same team who recorded Tiomkin’s complete scores for THE ALAMO and THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE