MESSAGE, THE / LION OF THE DESERT

Label: Tadlow 8
Date: 1976/1981
Time: 2:14:56
Tracks: 49
CD from England 2-CD set of original soundtrack music from two epic scores by Maurice Jarre. LION OF THE DESERT is Moustapha Akkad film about Omar Mukhtar and exploits during Italy invasions of Libya in 1911, 1931, starring Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, Oliver Reed. Tadlow CD expands original album running time to 71:14, includes plethora of previously unreleased cues, alternates, then adds selection of previously unreleased source cues. CD 2 features soundtrack from Moustapha Akkad spectacle about birth of Islam - THE MESSAGE (also known as MOHAMMAD, MESSENGER OF GOD), starring Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas. CD 2 wraps with world premiere recording of "Giubileo" (Cantata for Orchestra and Chorus), played by City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by James Fitzpatrick. LION OF THE DESERT played by London Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Jarre conducting. THE MESSAGE played by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Maurice Jarre conducting. Limited edition of 2000 copies.

Price: $29.99

 
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  • DISC 1: LION OF THE DESERT
    1. Omar the Teacher (4:26)
    2. Prelude - Libya 1929 (2:24)
    3. The Execution of Hamid (5:04)
    4. Desert Ambush (1:46)
    5. Omar Enters Camp (4:15)
    6. The Empty Saddle (1:49)
    7. March to Demination (5:19)
    8. Ismail's Sacrifice (2:36)
    9. I Must Go (2:27)
    10. Graziani's Triumph (1:41)
    11. Entr'acte (2:19)
    12. Concentration Camp (3:15)
    13. Italian Invasion (1:32)
    14. Starvation (0:53)
    15. The Hanging (1:27)
    16. General Graziani (3:00)
    17. Charge (1:23)
    18. Phoney Triumph (4:38)
    19. Omar's Wife (3:22)
    20. Omar Taken (2:38)
    21. The Death of Omar (1:38)
    22. March of Freedom - with Choir (3:59)
    BONUS TRACKS
    23. Kufra (1:39)
    24. Charge - Alternative Version (1:53)
    25. The Wire (1:38)
    26. Omar's Wife - Alternative Version (3:48)
    27. March of Freedom - Album Version (3:47)

    DISC 2: THE MESSAGE
    1. The Message (3:09)
    2. Hegira (4:39)
    3. Building the First Mosque (2:33)
    4. The Sura (3:32)
    5. Presence of Mohammad (2:11)
    6. Entry to Mecca (3:14)
    7. The Declaration (2:39)
    8. The First Martyrs (2:26)
    9. Fight (4:11)
    10. The Spread of Islam (3:35)
    11. Broken Idols (3:40)
    12. The Faith of Islam (2:33)
    BONUS MATERIAL LION OF THE DESERT - Source Music
    13. Bedouin Wedding Music I (3:22)
    14. Bedouin Wedding Music II (2:08)
    DANCE BAND MUSIC
    15. Sfinge (0:47)
    16. Marcia Reale (0:24)
    17. Giovenezza (1:00)
    18. Canta Bajadera (2:08)
    19. Il Foxe Della Rose (3:10)
    GIUBILEO - Cantata for Symphony Orchestra and Large Chorus
    20. Heri - Yesterday (4:08)
    21. Hodie - Today (4:01)
    22. Semper - Always (4:05)