ROCKY IV

Label: Intrada MAF 7109
Date: 1985
Time: 0:32:38
Tracks: 15
At last! World premiere of original score from mega-hit fourth installment of wildly popular ROCKY saga, starring Sylvester Stallone as iconic boxer, with Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers - and formidable Russian opponent Dolph Lundgren. Original album featured songs plus two excerpts from score. Intrada release offers entire score by Vince DiCola, including his arrangement of classic "Theme from ROCKY" by Bill Conti. Unleashed at last is rich score, initially for keyboards, ultimately for large orchestra. Many highlights include haunting piano/cello theme for "Apollo's Death and Funeral", powerful "Up the Mountain" sequence, dynamic "Training Montage", powerhouse "War", epic "Knockout" for full orchestra. Intrada presents score in crisp, punchy stereo mixed directly from original 24-track digital masters courtesy of Sony. Vivid artwork courtesy of MGM, enthusiastic liner notes by Daniel Schweiger. Finally, biggest gap in Rocky soundtrack series is delivered! Vince DiCola composes, produces. Jeremy Lubbock orchestrates, conducts.

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  • At last! World premiere of original score from mega-hit fourth installment of wildly popular ROCKY saga, starring Sylvester Stallone as iconic boxer, with Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers - and formidable Russian opponent Dolph Lundgren. Original album featured songs plus two excerpts from score. Intrada release offers entire score by Vince DiCola, including his arrangement of classic "Theme from ROCKY" by Bill Conti. Unleashed at last is rich score, initially for keyboards, ultimately for large orchestra. Many highlights include haunting piano/cello theme for "Apollo's Death and Funeral", powerful "Up the Mountain" sequence, dynamic "Training Montage", powerhouse "War", epic "Knockout" for full orchestra. Intrada presents score in crisp, punchy stereo mixed directly from original 24-track digital masters courtesy of Sony. Vivid artwork courtesy of MGM, enthusiastic liner notes by Daniel Schweiger. Finally, biggest gap in Rocky soundtrack series is delivered! Vince DiCola composes, produces. Jeremy Lubbock orchestrates, conducts.
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    01. Theme From ROCKY (2:58)
    02. Gym (2:06)
    03. Paulie's Robot (0:42)
    04. Anniversary (1:42)
    05. Drago Suite (2:15)
    06. Apollo's Death And Funeral (2:58)
    07. Stairs (0:59)
    08. Rocky And Son (2:01)

    09. Training Montage (5:10)
    10. Up The Mountain (1:51)
    11. Pre-Fight (2:06)
    12. Drago's Entrance (1:02)
    13. War (4:39)
    14. Knockout (0:34)
    15. Victory (0:53)


  • Composed by Vince DiCola and Conducted by Jeremy Lubbock.
    Orchestra recorded on October 8, and 17, 1985, at Evergreen Recording Studios, Burbank, California. Small Ensemble recorded from August, 1985, through January, 1986, at Scotti Bros Records, Santa Monica, California.

    This soundtrack was produced in cooperation with the
    American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.


    LEADER/
    ARRANGER

    Jeremy Lubbock

    CONTRACTOR/
    SOUND CONSULTANT

    Jules Chaikin

    VIOLIN
    Gerald Vinci
    Dixie Blackstone
    Jacqueline I. Brand
    Thomas R. Buffum
    Isabelle Daskoff
    Assa Drori
    Bruce Dukov
    Henry Ferber
    Irving Geller
    Edward P. Green III
    Clayton Haslop
    Reg Hill
    Alexander Horvath
    Bill Hybel
    Brian Leonard
    Gordon H. Marron
    Ralph D. Morrison III
    Don Palmer
    Sheldon Sanov
    Robert Sushel
    Mari Tsumura-Botnick
    Harold Wolf
    Arthur Zadinsky
    Shari Zippert

    VIOLA
    David Schwartz
    Marilyn H. Baker
    Kenneth Burward-Hoy
    Peter Hatch
    Myra S. Kestenbaum
    Margot MacLaine
    Michael Nowak
    Herschel Wise


    CELLO
    Frederick Seykora
    Ronald B. Cooper
    Larry Corbett
    Ernie Ehrhardt
    Marie Fera
    Dennis Karmazyn
    Raymond J. Keeley
    David H. Speltz

    BASS
    Buell Neidlinger
    John Clayton Jr.
    Stephens LaFever
    Bruce P. Morgenthaler
    Susan Ranney
    Margaret Storer

    WOODWINDS
    James R. Walker
    Dominick Fera
    Gary Gray
    David Shostac
    Susan Greenberg
    Tom Boyd
    Earle Dumler
    Ronald A. Janelli
    James M. Kanter
    Kenneth Munday
    Joseph Nazzaretta
    Geraldine Rotella
    David W. Riddles

    TRUMPET
    Jerry Hey
    Charles B. Findley
    Robert H. Findley
    Gary E. Grant
    Charles Davis
    Nelson E. Hatt

    TROMBONE
    Charles C. Loper
    Alan L. Kaplan
    Charles C. Reichenbach
    Donald G. Waldrop
    Leslie K. Benedict
    Roy G. Main
    Lew McCreary

    TUBA
    John Thomas Johnson
    James M. Self


    HORNS
    Vincent N. De Rosa
    Calvin L. Smith
    Richard Todd
    Brad Warnaar

    DRUMS/PERC.
    Donald J. Williams
    Victor S. Feldman
    Steve Forman
    Jerry D. Williams
    Terry Mahady
    Robert F. Pavlon

    COPYIST/
    LIBRARIAN

    Suzie Katayama

    COPYIST
    Terence A. Bonnell
    Robert G. Skinnell
    Stuart Balcomb

    SMALL ENSEMBLE
    Paul Merar (bass)
    George Perilli (drums)
    Vince Di Cola (keybds)
    Michael Sembello (gtr)
    Duane S. Hitchings (keys, gtr)
    Casey Young
    Eric G. Sylvester
    Scott L. Shelly (gtr)
    Mike Wald
    David Sylvest
    Christina Erickson (trpt/cornet)
    Randy Sanchez
    Richard Bourk
    Mike McGurk
    John Weaver
    Dale A. Sterling

    Don Marchand
    Jessica Shaver
    Susan K. Smith
    Marc Dickman
    Thomas C. Hager
    Terryl Wayne
    Morris Fuselier
    Mike Junkroski
    Leonard Castro (perc)
    Ed Fruge
    Nick Brown