CLOAK & DAGGER
Special Collection Volume ISC 135
Film Date: 1984
Album Date: 2010
Exciting Brian May score! SOLD OUT!
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Doug's Tech Talk
World premiere of exciting symphonic score from Richard Franklin espionage thriller, released by Universal Pictures, starring Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman. Brian May pulls out all stops, writes energetic action/adventure-style score replete with chases, fights, climactic fighter jet sequence. May creates small motif, propels much of his action around it, then expands idea into triumphant march for finale. Great scoring! Fans of May will find signature MAD MAX harmonic vocabulary but composer also explores vernacular of Williams, Goldsmith, even Bernard Herrmann! Intrada presents complete score, digitally mixed & mastered from mint condition 2" 24-track scoring session masters vaulted at Universal. One of the key action scores of the eighties finally sees light of day! Brian May conducts. SOLD OUT!
Tech Talk From The CD Producer…
Brian May gave the 1984 action adventure Cloak & Dagger an exciting score emphasizing tonal harmonies, much removed from the more dissonant harmonic vernacular he created for his music for the Mad Max movies. For our world premiere release of this energetic score, Intrada was given access to all of the actual 2" 24-track session masters, stored in mint condition in the Universal vaults. This allowed us to create brand new two-track stereo mixes for every cue, offering listeners a vibrant CD yielding vivid stereo separation and solid dynamics.
The score on the CD is in chronological sequence. Note: the "Main Title" (lasting a mere 26 seconds in the film) was actually assembled editorially during post production, using brief snippets from two other subsequent cues and was not originally recorded as such. We have not duplicated that sequence here and present the entire cues in sequence as May originally recorded them.
The movie is every young boy's heroic fantasy. Let Brian May take you on that fantasy with his richly melodic themes, thrilling action cues—and at the heart of everything — a wonderfully spirited march melody for hero Jack Flack.
Composed and Conducted by Brian May.
Recorded on April 4, 5, and 6, 1984. at Universal Studios, Universal City, California.
This soundtrack was produced in cooperation with the
American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.