MASADA (2CD)

Jerry Goldsmith
& Morton Stevens
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 171
Date: 1981
Time: 2:29:29
Tracks: 64
Wow! At last! Mammoth complete presentation of Emmy Award-winning score to epic mini-series from Universal, starring Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss. Legendary tale of Jewish rebels defending fortress against legions of Rome inspires Jerry Goldsmith to create magnificent score full of scope, spectacle. In 1981, Goldsmith re-recorded 38-minutes in London for superb MCA album but curiously omitted his fierce action cues as well as many other sequences. For actual soundtrack, Goldsmith recorded Parts 1 & 2 with 65 players at Universal Studios, then passed baton to Morton Stevens for completion of Parts 3 & 4. Intrada proudly presents every cue recorded for all four parts, mixed in dynamic stereo from 2" 24-track & 1/2" 4-track session masters stored in mint condition at Universal. Everything is included, from largest powerhouse set-piece to smallest Roman fanfare. Each part plays as individual program, introducing unique credit music and new material while working with ideas from previous parts, then concluding with familiar Masada end credits. Highlighting Goldsmith parts are riveting "Burning City", ferocious "The Granary" & "Nothing To Worry About", lengthy "Move On" (heard on LP as "Road To Masada"). Another highlight: Goldsmith offers striking Roman march for trumpets, horns, woodwinds, percussion. Highlighting Stevens portion are powerful "Ram's Head" theme for battering ram plus massive final siege cues. Informative notes by Jon Burlingame compliment exciting package. Jerry Goldsmith conducts Parts 1 & 2, Morton Stevens conducts Parts 3 & 4. SOLD OUT!

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  • Wow! At last! Mammoth complete presentation of Emmy Award-winning score to epic mini-series from Universal, starring Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss. Legendary tale of Jewish rebels defending fortress against legions of Rome inspires Jerry Goldsmith to create magnificent score full of scope, spectacle. In 1981, Goldsmith re-recorded 38-minutes in London for superb MCA album but curiously omitted his fierce action cues as well as many other sequences. For actual soundtrack, Goldsmith recorded Parts 1 & 2 with 65 players at Universal Studios, then passed baton to Morton Stevens for completion of Parts 3 & 4. Intrada proudly presents every cue recorded for all four parts, mixed in dynamic stereo from 2" 24-track & 1/2" 4-track session masters stored in mint condition at Universal. Everything is included, from largest powerhouse set-piece to smallest Roman fanfare. Each part plays as individual program, introducing unique credit music and new material while working with ideas from previous parts, then concluding with familiar Masada end credits. Highlighting Goldsmith parts are riveting "Burning City", ferocious "The Granary" & "Nothing To Worry About", lengthy "Move On" (heard on LP as "Road To Masada"). Another highlight: Goldsmith offers striking Roman march for trumpets, horns, woodwinds, percussion. Highlighting Stevens portion are powerful "Ram's Head" theme for battering ram plus massive final siege cues. Informative notes by Jon Burlingame compliment exciting package. Jerry Goldsmith conducts Parts 1 & 2, Morton Stevens conducts Parts 3 & 4.
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    CD 1
    Masada - Part I
    01. Main Title (5:16)
    02. Burning City (1:51)
    03. Not Finished (0:38)
    04. Nothing To Worry About (1:05)
    05. Roman Fanfare/Not For Years/Taxes (2:54)
    06. The Granary (2:03)
    07. No Horses (1:27)
    08. Too Dark (0:49)
    09. The Mime (Roman Source) (2:58)
    10. Welcome Home (1:46)
    11. Roman March (2:54)
    12. Your Land (4:40)
    13. Masada - End Part I (1:06)
    14. Masada Theme (End Credits) (1:23)
    Total Part I Time: 31:24

    Masada - Part II
    15. The Return (3:08)
    16. Move On (7:14)
    17. The Moabites (2:27)
    18. Lineup (2:49)
    19. Roman Horns/Formalities Over (0:57)
    20. The Camp (1:11)
    21. Not Necessary (1:49)
    22. Bumper No. 3/No God (1:50)
    23. The Sun (1:31)
    24. Roman Horns/Another Victory (0:38)
    25. Night Patrol (1:43)
    26. The Slaves (4:39)
    27. Bumper No. 2/A Matter Of Logic (2:55)
    28. The Mask (1:23)
    29. Her Desire (0:47)
    30. Everybody In The Pool (2:47)
    31. A Man Before (2:15)
    32. No Chance (0:13)
    33. Bumper No. 1/Back To Work/Masada - End Part II (1:39)
    34. Masada Theme (End Credits) (1:23)
    Total Part II Time: 44:03

    CD 2
    Masada - Part III
    01. Masada Intro (0:37)
    02. Belly Dance (3:55)
    03. Nothing To Give (0:51)
    04. Running Water (3:30)
    05. Voice From Above (2:01)
    06. Falco's Tour (1:40)
    07. Mid-Day Ration Of Death (1:58)
    08. Building The Ramp (1:13)
    09. Pain In The Neck (1:30)
    10. Falco's Orders (0:37)
    11. 901 Tk1 (0:53)
    12. Masada - End Part III (2:29)
    13. Masada Theme (End Credits) (1:23)
    Total Part III Time: 23:07

    Masada - Part IV
    14. Precarius Meeting (4:15)
    15. Meeting Unsuccessful (1:56)
    16. Zealots Prepare (1:45)
    17. Sheva Gives Again (1:40)
    18. The Tower (0:56)
    19. Discovery/Inner Wall/Ram's Head (10:28)
    20. Burn It/Fire (5:28)
    21. Sheva's Decision (5:05)
    22. West Wind (0:29)
    23. Zealot Meeting (0:33)
    24. Make-Up For Death (1:50)
    25. Elezar Speaks (4:36)
    26. Plenty Of Time (0:44)
    27. Reckless (0:45)
    28. Silva's Soliloquy (6:33)
    29. Masada - End Part IV (1:40)
    30. Masada Theme (End Credits) (1:23)
    Total Part IV Time: 50:41