DESTINATION GOBI

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 169
Date: 1953
Time: 0:44:16
Tracks: 28
Exciting Sol Kaplan WWII adventure score! SOLD OUT!

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  • Rousing treat for fifties film score fans! World premiere release of Sol Kaplan soundtrack for Robert Wise WWII adventure with Richard Widmark, Don Taylor, set in desert with U.S. naval forces joining Mongols to battle Japanese. Kaplan creates dramatic score by developing two major themes, one a striking original idea in Lydian mode, the other a recurring use of traditional Navy hymn "Anchors Away". Two melodies sometimes work independently, sometimes work in tandem, creating unusual meld of original scoring with familiar tunes. Adding to orchestral fabric is rousing, agitated motif for Mongols & desert locale. Bring in unparalleled conducting talent of Alfred Newman, end up with a terrific war movie soundtrack. Entire score is presented in mono from original 35mm optical elements stored in splendid condition in 20th Century Fox vaults. Extras section of CD reprises handful of cues surviving in stereo. Nick Redman spearheads production, Julie Kirgo writes liner notes. Welcome addition to growing library of soundtracks by Sol Kaplan! Alfred Newman conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1000 copies! SOLD OUT!
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    THE ALBUM
    01. Gobi (2:20)
    02. Assignment (1:04)
    03. The First Meeting (1:30)
    04. The Mongols (2:42)
    05. The Other Men (1:50)
    06. The Tent (1:18)
    07. Delivery (2:18)
    08. Mongolian Cavalry (1:16)
    09. Mongolian Funeral Chant (1:31)
    10. The Trek Begins (1:12)
    11. The Desert (1:08)
    12. Oasis (4:05)
    13. USN Camels / Sabatello (1:37)
    14. Kengtu's March (1:53)
    15. Heat (1:24)
    16. Sangchien (0:55)

    17. Chinese Wedding Parade 1:00
    18. The Temple 1:03
    19. Spies (1:12)
    20. Friends (2:11)
    21. And So We Leave Gobi (0:51)

    THE EXTRAS
    22. Mongolian Funeral Chant (alt) (1:31)
    23. Gobi Part 1 (stereo) (1:09)
    24. Delivery (stereo) (2:18)
    25. Mongolian Cavalry (stereo) (1:17)
    26. Voices (stereo) (0:40)
    27. USN Camels (stereo) (1:11)
    28. And So We Leave Gobi (stereo) (0:54)


  • Composed by Sol Kaplan and Conducted by Alfred Newman.

    Recorded on December 6, 8, 9 and 19, 1952, at Twentieth Century Fox Studios.

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


    ORCHESTRA
    MANAGER

    Simon Waronker

    VIOLIN
    Felix Slatkin
    Paul Shure
    Joachim Chassman
    George Berres
    Martin Limonick
    Irma Neumann
    Peter Ellis
    Eugene Lamas
    Paul Lowenkron
    David Selmont
    Marion McKinstry
    Henry Camusi
    Sol Babitz
    Adolph Di Tullio

    VIOLA
    Alvin Dinkin
    Alexander Neiman
    Sven Reher
    Myer Bello

    CELLO
    Kurt Reher
    Joseph Di Tullio
    Leonard Krupnick
    Joseph Coppin


    BASS
    Paul Gregory
    Magdalena Rivera
    Mike (Meyer) Rubin

    FLUTE
    Arthur Gleghorn
    Louella Howard
    Sterling Smith

    OBOE
    Gordon Pope
    William Kosinski

    CLARINET
    Edward Miller
    Lyle Sharpe
    Russell Cheever
    Abe Most
    William Ulyate
    Glen Johnston

    BASSOON
    Carl Jeschke, Jr.
    Don Christlieb

    HORN
    Alfred Brain
    Eugene Ober


    TRUMPET
    John Clyman
    Frank Beach
    Jack Coleman

    TROMBONE
    John Tranchitella
    Raymond Klein
    Marlo Imes

    DRUMS/
    PERCUSSION

    Hal Rees
    Richard Cornell
    Paul De Droit

    HARP
    Lois Craft

    PIANO
    Urban Thielman

    ACCORDIAN
    Eugene Garf

    GUITAR
    Vito Mumolo