PLANET OF THE APES (1974 - TV SERIES)
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 25
Time = 68:46
World premiere of original soundtrack from 20th Century-Fox TV series furthering legendary tale of future where ape rules over man. Based on scenarios started in the popular movies, subsequent TV episodes afford Lalo Schifrin opportunity to write for reasonably large orchestra by TV standards. Strings, woodwinds have their say but percussion, brass get spotlight. Composer keeps trumpet parts to a minimum, adds extra trombones, horns plus variety of percussion. Results are intense, jagged ideas that outline fierce landscapes, confrontational environments our pair of astronauts must navigate. Action and suspense abound! Short-lived 1974 series itself features handful of complete episode scores plus repeating of various cues, "library" tracking of earlier Apes music, so forth. Intrada Special Collection CD release features all of Schifrin's original music plus bonus suite of music from Earle Hagen episode "The Legacy". Exciting main title, end credits appear as well. Entire CD presented in mono - as originally recorded - from Fox master elements stored in superb condition. Full color graphics compliment authoritative liner notes from foremost Apes expert Eric Greene, author of Planet of the Apes as American Myth: Race, Politics and Popular Culture. This CD presents a powerful, dynamic side to Lalo Schifrin. It's a dream-come-true for Schifrin afficianados, sci-fi fans and Ape lovers everywhere. Lalo Schifrin conducts. Limited edition of 3000 copies! SOLD OUT!