Wow! Long-awaited world premiere release of classic John Barry soundtrack in a 2-CD set! After two years of effort with two major licensors (UMG & Sony Pictures), Intrada realizes complete presentation of score plus classic original 1977 album! Peter Yates directs Nick Nolte, Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset in big screen version of Peter Benchley novel. John Barry supplies sensational score to match excitement, danger of underwater tale. Barry melds haunting, richly beautiful theme with abundance of dark, dangerous material to create unusually wide-scale score, replete with dense underwater motifs, aggressive action licks... ever-anchored by stunningly beautiful main theme. Intrada presents complete score on CD 1, in mono from only surviving 1/4" session masters vaulted in excellent condition by Sony, then offers complete (and generous) original Casablanca soundtrack album in stereo from superb condition actual album masters vaulted by UMG - and yes! - including great Donna Summers rendition of Barry's love theme! Unusual at the time, Barry assembled highlights of his score into single 24-minute suite, a technique reprised by Jerry Goldsmith the following year for his THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL album. While Barry covers major highlights, he only touches on half of his score. Complete presentation allows entire hour of music to play in picture sequence, offering rich variations on theme, sizzling danger motifs, other highlights deleted from LP version. Both discs stand by themselves as great listening experiences! John Barry conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 3000 copies! SOLD OUT!
This special Intrada release marks the CD debut of the original soundtrack album for The
Deep, as presented on the Casablanca label in 1977. For that album, John Barry extracted
approximately 24 minutes of his one hour score and arranged the selections into a vivid,
single ballet movement he called “Return To The Sea—2033 A.D.” The remainder of the
LP contained lengthy disco versions of the theme performed instrumentally by John Barry
as well as in two vocal treatments by Donna Summer.
The generous running time of the LP also included a
disco piece by Beckett. For our 2-CD set, this entire LP
program can be heard on disc two, presented from the
actual stereo album masters vaulted in mint condition by
the Universal Music Group.
But there is a lot more. Our first disc contains the
world premiere release of the complete one hour John
Barry score, presented in mono from the only surviving
complete master elements, recorded on ¼” reels and
stored at Sony Pictures in excellent condition. Locating
these masters allowed us to present more than a half
hour of music not previously released, and assemble the
entire score in chronological order for the first time.
John Barry’s score contains an unusual amount of underwater scoring. It is thick,
dense, rippling and flowing, with an emphasis on one beautiful theme enrobed in
dramatic, colorful orchestrations. Barry evokes the sea… not one of sparkle and beauty
but rather one of mystery, danger and darkness that—as the theme song suggests—comes
from “down, deep inside”. Keep your wetsuit and scabbard close at hand and immerse
yourself in John Barry’s music for The Deep.
The Deep Composed and Conducted by John Barry.
Recorded on March 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and April 1, 1977.
VIOLIN Israel Baker
Jay A. Rosen
Paul C. Shure
CELLO Armand Kaproff
Vance Edwin Beach
BASS Meyer Rubin
HARP Dorothy Remsen
FLUTE Louise Dissman (DiTullio)
OBOE John Ellis
BASSOON Norman Herzberg
SYNTHESIZER Michael Boddicker
Ian R. Underwood
KEYBOARDS Artie Kane
PERCUSSION Larry Bunker
FRENCH HORN Vincent DeRosa
David A. Duke
TRUMPET Anthony Terran
TROMBONE Lloyd Ulyate
Richard T. Nash
GUITAR Thomas Tedesco