Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 135
Date: 1984
Time: 0:57:13
Tracks: 19
Exciting Brian May score! SOLD OUT!

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  • 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!
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    01. Jack Flack Arrives (0:59)
    02. The Tower Of Life (3:33)
    03. Help, Police!... Murder (4:13)
    04. Return From The Mission (5:32)
    05. I Guess We're On Our Own (1:38)
    06. Davey Gets Away (1:20)
    07. Run, Davey, Run (3:34)
    08. Nightmare Drive (5:05)
    09. Parking Lot Chase (3:56)
    10. We Gotta Save Kim! (1:06)

    11. Back To The River (2:01)
    12. Run Like The Wind (1:55)
    13. The Cross Fire Gambit (4:42)
    14. I Don't Wanna Play (1:10)
    15. The End Of Childhood (2:21)
    16. Airport Prelude (1:28)
    17. Davey A Hostage! (1:22)
    18. Captain Jack Flack (6:49)
    19. Cloak & Dagger (End Credits) (3:49)

  • 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.

    —Douglass Fake

  • 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.

    Sandy DeCrescent

    Erno Neufeld
    Jack Pepper
    Ron Clark
    Stan Plummer
    Haim Shtrum
    Al Breuning
    Reggie Hill
    Dorothy Wade
    John Sambuco
    Josef Schoenbrun
    Tom Buffum
    Bob Lipsett
    William Hybel
    Alex Zeylikovich
    Connie Kupka
    Jennifer Small
    George Kast
    Arkady Shindelman
    Herman Clebanoff
    Norman Carr
    Davida Jackson
    Norma Leonard
    Harris Goldman
    David Montagu
    Ron Folsom
    Barry Socher
    Dan Shindaryov
    Isabelle Daskoff
    Henry Ferber
    Irving Geller

    Milton Thomas
    Dan Neufeld
    Denyse Buffum
    Carole Mukogawa
    Myer Bello
    Virginia Majewski
    Alan DeVeritch
    Sven Reher

    Ron Leonard
    David Speltz
    Larry Corbett
    Marie Fera
    Dane Little
    Bob Adcock
    Harry Schlutz
    Marston Smith

    Milt Kestenbaum
    Charles Domanico
    Ed Meares
    John Hornschuch
    Dennis Trembley
    Barry Lieberman

    Sheridon Stokes
    Jim Walker
    Judy Johanson

    O BOE
    John Winter
    Earl Dumler

    Jim Kanter
    Gary Gray
    John Lowe

    Norman Herzberg
    Michael O’Donovan

    Henry Sigismonti
    Bill Lane
    John Cerminaro
    Art Maebe

    Malcolm McNab
    Mario Guarneri
    Al Vizzutti
    Bob O’Donnell
    Bob Findley

    Lloyd Ulyate
    Richard Nash
    George Roberts

    Jim Self

    Mike Lang
    Randy Kerber

    Chet Swiatkowski

    Catherine Gotthoffer
    Stella Castellucci

    Tom Tedesco
    John Kurnick
    Dan Sawyer

    Shelly Manne
    Ken Watson
    Larry Bunker
    Jerry Williams
    Vic Feldman

    Fred Steiner
    Brian May