QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER (EXPANDED)

Label: Prometheus XPCD 162
Date: 1990
Time: 1:15:22
Tracks: 30
Label: Prometheus XPCD 162 Date: 1990 Tracks: 30 Time = 75:22 CD from Belgium Expanded original soundtrack from Simon Wincer western-down-under with Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman. Basil Poledouris tips hat to traditional western movie music vernacular, then adds element of hip ragtime flavor via rollicking banjo, piano, clarinet, solo trumpet, tuba. Interestingly, main theme actually breaks into three parts, shares rhythmic emphasis with each. First heard plays to Quigley character, lets banjo, other solo instruments launch with flavorful small ensemble feel. Second idea broadens with expansive tune for full orchestra, plays to "traditional western" terrain. Third is symmetrical, rhythmic bridge melody that melds ragtime ensemble timbre with large orchestra sound. Terrific architecture! But there's more. Poledouris also offers dynamic minor-key theme for evil Marston gang plus rich variant of traditional "Hush Little Baby" lullaby with melancholy colors befitting relating story. Prometheus album duplicates Intrada CD in sonic quality then adds plethora of previously-unreleased (albeit not significant) cues. Packaging offers muted variant on original artwork plus new liner notes. Basil Poledouris conducts Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra, scores a knockout! 1. Main Title (3:19) 2. The Fight (4:57) 3. The Redcoats Move On (1:54) 4. The Arrival (1:52) 5. The Test (1:03) 6. Marston's Game (1:00) 7. Quigley Pans Out (0:48) 8. Quigley Gets Beat Up (1:50) 9. The Stabbing (2:02) 10. Desert Trek (2:56) 11. The Aborigines (1:18) 12. Native Montage (2:12) 13. Cora's Story (3:19) 14. Marston's Attack (3:33) 15. Royus Interrupts (1:34) 16. The Cliff (1:08) 17. The Bodies (0:33) 18. The Baby (1:50) 19. You'll Be Back (1:13) 20. Dingo Attack (2:41) 21. The Fire (2:59) 22. Under the Boat (3:00) 23. Quigley & Cora (2:37) 24. The Gift (5:26) 25. The Warning (1:37) 26. The Attack (2:51) 27. The Capture (2:44) 28. After the Gunfight/Freedom (3:35) 29. The Aborigines Return (2:56) 30. Matthew Quigley/End Credits (5:24)

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