EMPEROR OF THE NORTH / CAPRICE

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 68
Date: 1973/1967
Time: 1:10:22
Tracks: 26
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 68
Dates: 1973 / 1967
Tracks: 26
Time = 70:22

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World premiere of original 20th Century Fox soundtrack from Robert Aldrich depression-era action movie, set on train, starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine. Frank DeVol captures period with requisite thirties flavor, then surrounds with muscular action music. Dynamic rhythms for steaming locomotive are highlights. Movie underwent numerous title changes, scoring changes (original Bill Medley vocal was tossed in favor of Marty Robbins) with several cues ultimately shortened or dropped. Ironically, while masters for re-scoring and vocal changes are sadly missing, complete original scoring sessions (including Medley vocal) all survive, including complete "Box Fights" climax that was truncated in finished film! Intrada CD presents full score as DeVol originally intended, recorded in mono as per finished film. Also on CD as bonus are surviving DeVol stereo cues for lively 1967 Frank Tashlin comic spy movie CAPRICE with Doris Day, Richard Harris. Though master elements here were damaged, 26 minutes survived in useable condition. Authoritative notes by Nick Redman on film productions, various scoring changes completes handsome package. Frank DeVol conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1200 copies! SOLD OUT!

EMPEROR OF THE NORTH
01. Prologue "A Man and a Train" (2:40)
02. Main Title (3:11)
03. Burning Freight (4:16) Hear This Track
04. Medley (6:16)
A) Kansas City Kitty
B) The Waltz You Saved For Me
C) I'm In the Market For You
05. Montage (0:57)
06. Fog Time (3:04)
07. High Balling and Main Train (6:13) Hear This Track
08. On the Trestle (3:07)
09. Interlude "A Man and a Train" (4:08)
10. The Awakening (0:47)
11. Terror Chase (2:26)
12. Box Fights (5:27) Hear This Track
13. End Title (1:02) Hear This Track

Total Score Time = 43:50

CAPRICE
14. Snow Covered Mountains (1:19)
15. Pat (2:26) Hear This Track
16. Parked Car (1:22)
17. May Fortune (1:59)
18. Flowers (1:58)
19. The Fountain (2:36)
20. Hanging Hair (2:03)
21. Medicine Cabinet (1:00)
22. Helicopter (1:59)
23. Chris in Copter (2:45) Hear This Track
24. Pat Leaves Jason (1:53)
25. Pat Reacts (2:33)
26. Kopinsky Raises Eyebrows (2:17) Hear This Track

Total Score Time = 26:25

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  • World premiere of original 20th Century Fox soundtrack from Robert Aldrich depression-era action movie, set on train, starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine. Frank DeVol captures period with requisite thirties flavor, then surrounds with muscular action music. Dynamic rhythms for steaming locomotive are highlights. Movie underwent numerous title changes, scoring changes (original Bill Medley vocal was tossed in favor of Marty Robbins) with several cues ultimately shortened or dropped. Ironically, while masters for re-scoring and vocal changes are sadly missing, complete original scoring sessions (including Medley vocal) all survive, including complete "Box Fights" climax that was truncated in finished film! Intrada CD presents full score as DeVol originally intended, recorded in mono as per finished film. Also on CD as bonus are surviving DeVol stereo cues for lively 1967 Frank Tashlin comic spy movie CAPRICE with Doris Day, Richard Harris. Though master elements here were damaged, 26 minutes survived in useable condition. Authoritative notes by Nick Redman on film productions, various scoring changes completes handsome package. Frank DeVol conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1200 copies! SOLD OUT!
  • EMPEROR OF THE NORTH
    01. Prologue "A Man and a Train" (2:40)
    02. Main Title (3:11)
    03. Burning Freight (4:16) Hear This Track
    04. Medley (6:16)
    A) Kansas City Kitty
    B) The Waltz You Saved For Me
    C) I'm In the Market For You
    05. Montage (0:57)
    06. Fog Time (3:04)
    07. High Balling and Main Train (6:13) Hear This Track
    08. On the Trestle (3:07)
    09. Interlude "A Man and a Train" (4:08)
    10. The Awakening (0:47)
    11. Terror Chase (2:26)
    12. Box Fights (5:27) Hear This Track
    13. End Title (1:02) Hear This Track

    Total Score Time = 43:50

    CAPRICE
    14. Snow Covered Mountains (1:19)
    15. Pat (2:26) Hear This Track
    16. Parked Car (1:22)
    17. May Fortune (1:59)
    18. Flowers (1:58)
    19. The Fountain (2:36)
    20. Hanging Hair (2:03)
    21. Medicine Cabinet (1:00)
    22. Helicopter (1:59)
    23. Chris in Copter (2:45) Hear This Track
    24. Pat Leaves Jason (1:53)
    25. Pat Reacts (2:33)
    26. Kopinsky Raises Eyebrows (2:17) Hear This Track

    Total Score Time = 26:25