World premiere release of original soundtrack for Jonathan Kaplan racing drama with Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges. Laurence Rosenthal supports acclaimed performance by Bedelia with wide array of material, anchors with beautiful melody for guitar, strings. Swinging period jazz opens, sumptuous romantic music for full orchestra follows. As tale of famed race car driver Shirly Muldowney moves from amateur events into NHRA circuit, composer makes pit stops with vivid musical displays of tragic accidents, racing triumphs and behind-the-scenes drama. Exciting highlight: Rosenthal's fanfare motif that finds early treatment disguised within main titles, ultimately heralds numerous victories. One of Rosenthal's most florid, colorful orchestral scores is presented courtesy of 20th Century Fox, direct from original stereo session elements. Rosenthal also contributes liner notes. This Intrada Special Collection release is limited to 1200 copies!
01. Main Title (1:44) 02. Jack Loses (0:52) 03. The Wedding (1:47) 04. Fonda Raceway/ Shirley's First Win (1:45) 05. Off to Detroit (0:48) 06. Winning (0:52) 07. Three Signatures/ New Track Record (5:44) 08. Connie (2:07) 09. Fork in the Road (1:07) 10. The Wrecked Car/ Connie Crashes (2:55) 11. In the Phone Booth (1:40) 12. A Driver Prepares/ Shirley in Flames (2:54) 13. Shirley's Back (1:19) 14. Raceway Montage (1:08)
15. The Awards (1:32) 16. Merry Christmas, Jack (2:00) 17. The Garage (1:38) 18. Burn-Out/ World Champion (4:00) 19. End Credits (Orchestra/Back-Up Vocal Version) (3:13) Score Total Time: 39:58
Bonus Tracks 20. Mohawk River (1:16) 21. Lounge Lizard (piano, Laurence Rosenthal) (2:26) 22. Hoyt's Funeral (Hoyt Axton; Arr. Alexander Courage) (2:08) 23. End Credits (Orchestra Accompaniment Only Version) (3:13) Bonus Track Time: 9:04