STAY TUNED

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 167
Date: 1992
Time: 0:52:01
Tracks: 27
At Last! World premiere release of exciting Bruce Broughton soundtrack from wild Peter Hyams action fantasy starring John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Jeffrey Jones. Broughton anchors with stirring main theme, then launches into frenzied action score as cast becomes trapped in bizarre, devilish TV world rife with peril. Broughton creates trademark outdoor action music for large orchestra but also touches on wacky world of TV westerns, game shows, old-time private eye shows, cartoons. No matter how wild it gets, strong main theme keeps everything coherent! Intrada prepares CD directly from two-track digital stereo scoring session masters courtesy Morgan Creek. Since music in film is cut and tossed about at breakneck speed as cast flies into and out of various TV spots, Intrada offers energetic orchestral score first as lead to album, then presents various TV cues in separate suites by themselves, providing most coherent listening experience as envisioned by composer. Incredibly crisp recording by Armin Steiner, made at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage in July of 1992. Brian Satterwhite, Bruce Broughton offer insights to scoring film in detailed liner notes. Bruce Broughton conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1500 copies! SOLD OUT!

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  • At Last! World premiere release of exciting Bruce Broughton soundtrack from wild Peter Hyams action fantasy starring John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Jeffrey Jones. Broughton anchors with stirring main theme, then launches into frenzied action score as cast becomes trapped in bizarre, devilish TV world rife with peril. Broughton creates trademark outdoor action music for large orchestra but also touches on wacky world of TV westerns, game shows, old-time private eye shows, cartoons. No matter how wild it gets, strong main theme keeps everything coherent! Intrada prepares CD directly from two-track digital stereo scoring session masters courtesy Morgan Creek. Since music in film is cut and tossed about at breakneck speed as cast flies into and out of various TV spots, Intrada offers energetic orchestral score first as lead to album, then presents various TV cues in separate suites by themselves, providing most coherent listening experience as envisioned by composer. Incredibly crisp recording by Armin Steiner, made at 20th Century Fox Scoring Stage in July of 1992. Brian Satterwhite, Bruce Broughton offer insights to scoring film in detailed liner notes. Bruce Broughton conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1500 copies!
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    The Album
    01. Main Title (2:54)
    02. Meet Darryl (1:02)
    03. The Dish (2:55)
    04. A Bumpy Ride (2:10)
    05. Sayonara, Mrs. Seidenbaum (0:32)
    06. Field Work (0:54)
    07. Gordon Bashing (2:02)
    08. It Ate My BMX (1:59)
    09. Wolf Attack (0:44)
    10. That's My Bike! (2:51)
    11. Offering To Help (1:45)
    12. You Have Tits (1:34)
    13. Aim The Dish (0:28)
    14. Off With Your Wig (3:33)
    15. Darryl Breaks Through (0:52)
    16. Redemption (1:30)
    17. Roy Goes Back (1:09)
    18. The 3:10 To Yuma (1:54)

    19. Roy Gets Shot (0:52)
    20. Crashing In (0:30)
    21. The Big Sword Fight (1:19)
    22. Turn It Off! (1:49)
    23. So What Can I Tell You... (0:48)

    Total Album Time: 36:46

    The Imaginary TV Suites
    24. The Game Show (1:34)
    25. TV Theme Medley (3:30)
    (Northern Overexposure; Thirty Something To Life;
    Meet The Mansons; My Three Sons Of Bitches; Strokes;
    Star Track; Driving Over Miss Daisy)
    26. Roy Knable, Private Dick (3:24)
    27. We're Cartoons (6:40)

    Total TV Suites Time: 15:08

  • Tech Talk From The Co-Producer…

    Bruce Broughton had a formidable challenge ahead when he tackled the scoring of Stay Tuned. As if writing over fifty minutes of score for an actionpacked movie about two people trapped inside a television set and forced to interact with all manner of real and animated villainy wasn’t a daunting task in itself, Broughton would also be composing numerous mock TV themes for a steady barrage of channel-surfing TV antics and— topping all of that—writing literally dozens of tiny cues running thirty seconds or less. Adding further weight to this challenge, Broughton needed to somehow stir all of these wild, zany cues into a single cohesive score that would effectively support the picture itself.

    The movie plays much like a cartoon, with madcap pacing and frenetic “turn-on-a-dime” scene changes. The stars fight for survival during a devilish game show, a wild west shootout and a black-and-white forties-era private eye show. At one point, the movie literally becomes a cartoon, with the heroes racing to escape death from a vicious ”mechanocat”. Broughton’s solution for scoring all of this seemingly unrelated mayhem was to compose one basic theme that could play for the heroes in virtually any situation just by manner of variations in tempo, register and instrumental guise. He ingeniously created music fitting myriad situations from western to sci-fi with appropriate flavor and color plus a unifying melody to make everything whole.

    To prepare this world premiere CD release of the score, Intrada was given access to four original session DATs containing live twotrack digital mixes made by Armin Steiner at the Twentieth Century Fox Scoring Stage in July 1992. To create a satisfying musical experience, we quickly realized a straight chronological sequence would not be practical since the various scenes in the film necessarily cut back and forth between “reality” and “fantasy” in abrupt manner with the music following suit. As such, in assembling the CD, we have presented the dramatic background cues written for the main story as “The Album” and followed those with mini-suites comprising the cues written for the disparate scenes staged inside the TV.

    The scoring cues are presented in picture order and play as a complete musical experience on their own, from the bright main title sequence through the fanfare coda of “So What Can I Tell You…” at the conclusion of the picture. The numerous bits and pieces underscoring the TV sequences are assembled into cohesive suites and comprise the second portion of the CD, beginning with three brief ideas written for the evil game show, following with a medley of channel-switching mock themes, moving into a homage to the classic forties Warner Bros. detective pictures scored by Max Steiner and Adolph Deustch and finally wrapping conclusively with the wild cartoon segment.

    The sole exception to this presentation is the inclusion of the western show within the body of the main score, due mainly because in the film this sequence melded both worlds of reality and fantasy more vividly than the others and Broughton brought in more actual dramatic scoring into play. For listening purposes, the western suite integrated much more smoothly into the background scoring than was possibly with the other suites.

    So sit back now, fasten your seatbelts, crank up the volume and let Bruce Broughton take you on a musical rollercoaster ride. Stay Tuned!

    —Douglass Fake


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    Recorded on July 6, 7, 8, & 9, 1992, at the Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, California.

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

    LEADER
    Bruce Broughton

    CONTRACTOR
    Kenneth Watson

    VIOLIN
    Bruce Dukov
    Kathleen Lenski
    Patricia Aiken
    Rebecca Barr
    Charlie Bisharat
    Dixie Blackstone
    Ron Clark
    Mario DeLeon
    Assa Drori
    Henry Ferber
    Michael Ferril
    Juliann French
    Pamela Gates
    Harris Goldman
    Endre Granat
    Richard Greene
    Gwenn Heller
    Jean Hugo
    Jennifer Johnson
    Leslie Katz
    Dimitrie Leivici
    Joy Lyle
    Michael Markman
    Constance Meyer
    Jayme Miller
    Horia Moroaica
    Sid Page
    Barbra Porter
    Christophe Reutinger
    Rachel Robinson
    Bob Sanov
    Robert Sushel
    Charles Veal
    Dorothy Wade
    Roger Wilkie
    North Wood
    Shari Zippert

    VIOLA
    Janet Lakatos
    Robert Becker
    Denyse Buffum
    E. Marcy Dicterow
    Matthew Funes
    Peter Hatch
    Carol Kleister-Castillo
    Laura Kuennen
    Linda Lipsett
    Donald McInnes
    Victoria Miskolczy
    Cynthia Morrow
    Carole Mukogawa
    John Scanlon

    CELLO
    Fred Seykora
    Steve Erdody
    Christine Ermacoff
    Marie Fera
    Paula Hochhalter
    Suzie Katayama
    Roger Lebow
    Earl Madison
    Michael Mathews
    Christina Soule

    BASS
    Bruce Morgenthaler
    Timothy Barr
    Charles Domanico
    Steve Edelman
    Donald Ferrone
    Oscar Hidalgo
    Chris Kollgaard

    FLUTE/CLARINET
    Louise DiTullio
    Cynthia Ellis
    Dominick Fera
    Gary Foster
    Daniel Higgins
    Debra Kanter
    Steve Kujala
    Sarah Orme-Weitz
    Ralph Williams

    SAXOPHONE
    Donald Ashworth
    Robert Tricarico

    OBOE
    John Ellis
    Catherine Del Russo

    BASSOON
    David Riddles
    Leslie Lashinsky

    FRENCH HORN
    Brian O'Connor
    James Atkinson
    Steven Becknell
    Calvin Smith
    Richard Todd

    TRUMPET
    Malcolm McNab
    Mario Guarneri
    Robert Karon
    Warren Luening

    TROMBONE
    William Broughton
    William Booth
    Craig Ware

    GUITAR
    George Doering
    Tommy Morgan

    DRUMS/PERCUSSION
    Larry Bunker
    Steven Schaeffer
    Gregory Goodall
    Kenneth Watson

    KEYBOARDS
    Bruce Broughton
    Thomas Ranier
    Michael Lang

    HARP
    Katie Kirkpatrick

    ORCHESTRATOR

    Bruce Broughton
    Don Nemitz

    COPYIST
    Phil Azelton
    Russell Bartmus
    Vincent Bartold
    Terence Bonnell
    Thomas Brown
    Tom Calderaro
    Barbara Calderwood
    Lars Clutterham
    Douglas Dana
    Ralph Fera
    Ron Gorow
    F. E. Scott Harris
    Jim Hoffman
    Artie Kane
    Jo Ann Kane
    Marty Krystall
    Berwyn Linton
    Margaret Maryatt
    Deborah Mitchell
    Kenneth Mitchell
    Arthur Richards
    Howard Segurson
    Robert Skinnell
    Karen Smith
    Steven Smith
    Cynthia Turner
    Aime Vereecke