World premiere of two 20th Century-Fox scores for big-city true-crime tales set during early twentieth century. GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING is Richard Fleischer drama with Ray Milland, Joan Collins. Leigh Harline offers sumptuous melodrama music to match. ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE is Roger Corman gangster pic with Jason Robards Jr., George Segal. Lionel Newman offers original period-flavor swing tunes plus standards. Highlighting is brief but vivid original score by Fred Steiner, composed for stunning battery of percussion, multiple pianos, xylophone, chimes. Though still designed to evoke period, modernist Main Title, End Title offer more than passing resemblance to Jerry Goldsmith's many years later "Time Out" segment of TWILIGHT ZONE - THE MOVIE. Striking! Both scores presented in stereo from original multi-track elements vaulted at Fox. Liner notes by Julie Kirgo complete nice package! Lionel Newman conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1000 copies!
THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING 01. Red Velvet Swing (6:50) 02. Guessing Games (8:27) 03. The Stage (3:18) 04. Forsaken (4:51) 05. Proposal With Strauss (4:23) (Inc. 'Auf Freiem Fusse' by Johann Strauss) 06. I Challenge You (4:24) (Lionel Newman/Ken Darby) 07. Double Escape (2:15) 08. Ragtime (0:36)
Total Time: 35:20
THE ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE 09. Main Title (2:03) (Fred Steiner) 10. "Smarty" (2:19) (Lionel Newman/Lee Hale) 11. "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry" (1:52) (Walter Donaldson/Abe Lyman) 12. "My Blue Heaven" (3:15) (Walter Donaldson/George Whiting) 13. "Stumbling" (3:02) (Zez Confrey) 14. "Valentine Charleston" (1:57) (Lionel Newman) 15. "Toot Toot Tootsie (Goodbye)" (2:14) (Al Jolson) 16. "Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue" (2:57) (Ray Henderson/Sam Lewis/Joe Young) 17. Graveyard (1:00) (Fred Steiner) 18. Finale (1:02) (Fred Steiner)
Total Time: 21:56
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
Composed by Leigh Harline and Conducted by Lionel Newman.