REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 177
Date: 1985
Time: 1:09:40
Tracks: 26
Reissue of exciting, fan-favorite soundtrack by Craig Safan to first REMO WILLIAMS tale, directed by James Bond veteran Guy Hamilton, starring Fred Ward, Joel Grey. (A short-lived TV series was launched after first film hit theaters.) Main theme appears during opening but Safan devotes bulk of his time to rousing adventure, pulsating action, sweet Korean theme. He writes with interesting use of brass section as one giant percussion device - in fact, at times entire orchestra plays resounding rhythmic ideas as complete themes unto themselves. Exciting! Intrada CD uses same 1/4" 15 ips two-track stereo mixes (from composer) as previous release but happily fixes incorrect channel balance issue for first time. (Even composer's masters were incorrect.) Complex score requires large orchestra, adds vibrant array of synthesizers, then adds layer of authentic Korean musicians. Each element was recorded separately, then mixed into composite two-track analog format. Numerous layers of analog tape adds degree of hiss to masters but crisp, vibrant recording compensates. Besides correcting reversed channel anomaly, Intrada places ferris wheel source music at end of album as "extras". Intrada release is primarily for fans who've missed out in the past and want another chance to own this dynamic soundtrack. Craig Safan conducts. Intrada Special Collection limited to 1000 copies!

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  • Reissue of exciting, fan-favorite soundtrack by Craig Safan to first REMO WILLIAMS tale, directed by James Bond veteran Guy Hamilton, starring Fred Ward, Joel Grey. (A short-lived TV series was launched after first film hit theaters.) Main theme appears during opening but Safan devotes bulk of his time to rousing adventure, pulsating action, sweet Korean theme. He writes with interesting use of brass section as one giant percussion device - in fact, at times entire orchestra plays resounding rhythmic ideas as complete themes unto themselves. Exciting! Intrada CD uses same 1/4" 15 ips two-track stereo mixes (from composer) as previous release but happily fixes incorrect channel balance issue for first time. (Even composer's masters were incorrect.) Complex score requires large orchestra, adds vibrant array of synthesizers, then adds layer of authentic Korean musicians. Each element was recorded separately, then mixed into composite two-track analog format. Numerous layers of analog tape adds degree of hiss to masters but crisp, vibrant recording compensates. Besides correcting reversed channel anomaly, Intrada places ferris wheel source music at end of album as "extras". Intrada release is primarily for fans who've missed out in the past and want another chance to own this dynamic soundtrack. Craig Safan conducts. Intrada Special Collection limited to 1000 copies!
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    The Album
    01. Main Title (3:03)
    02. Knife (1:37)
    03. Rear Ended (1:01)
    04. Remo Steals Ambulance/Chiun (8:20)
    05. Rooftop Running (3:14)
    06. Obstacle Course/Bad Gun (4:35)
    07. Wonder Wheel (1:11)
    08. Remo Floats (2:15)
    09. Plot Thickens/Statue (2:29)
    10. Liberty Chase (2:55)
    11. Remo's Revenge (1:52)
    12. Wet Cement (2:31)
    13. Chiun And Remo (2:43)
    14. Smart Dogs/Rats (4:31)
    15. Escape/Mac Self Inflicts (3:42)
    16. Mt. Promise 0:43


    17. Gas/Chiun Returns/No Brakes/Little Father (3:46)
    18. Remo Runs For Chiun/Carpet Bombs/Log Ride/Log Jump (7:07)
    19. Grove Gets Up (1:40)
    20. Chiun Walks On Water (2:01)
    21. Remo's Big Ending (0:15)
    Total Album Time 62:01

    The Extras
    22. TV Soap Opera (2:33)
    23. Calliope #1 (1:30)
    24. Calliope #2 (1:14)
    25. Plot Thickens [Alternate Mix] (1:00)
    26. Elevator Encounter (1:03)
    Total Extras Time 7:27


  • Composed and Conducted by Craig Safan.

    Recorded on April 22, 1987, at Universal Pictures Scoring Stage, Hollywood, California.

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


    Orch. Manager:
    David M. Sherr

    Violins:
    Stuart Canin
    Ron Clark
    Rhonni J. Hallman
    Clayton Haslop
    Michael B. Markman
    Gordon H. Marron
    Marian Mayer
    Constance Meyer
    Ralph D. Morrison
    Stanley Plummer
    Linda Rose
    Vickie Sylvester

    Celli:
    Dennis Karmazyn
    Robert Lee Adcock
    Earl Madison
    Victor Sazer
    Daniel W. Smith
    Christina Soule


    Bass:
    Ken Wild

    Woodwinds:
    Phillip W. Ayling
    John J. Mitchell
    Gary Woodward

    French Horns:
    David A. Duke
    Marilyn Johnson

    Trumpets:
    Gary E. Grant
    Larry G. Hall
    Jerry R. Hey

    Trombones:
    Charles C. Loper
    Richard T. Nash

    Drums/Percussion:
    Alan C. Estes
    Steven Schaeffer


    Harp:
    Catherine Gotthoffer

    Keyboards / Piano:
    Richard K. Gibbs
    Stuart Goldberg
    Pete M. Robinson

    Guitar:
    Timothy J. May

    Accordion:
    Terri Fricon

    Orchestrator:
    Brad Warnaar

    Copyists:
    Josephine Dapar
    Jean Del Grosso
    Ross DeRoche
    Douglas Fraser
    Michael Kibbe
    Agnes Overall
    Arthur Van Schloss
    Mark Watters