WRONG BOX, THE

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 191
Date: 1966
Time: 0:59:03
Tracks: 17
World premiere release of complete John Barry score for top-drawer 1966 Bryan Forbes black comedy with incomparable cast: John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers. Written during fertile period that includes THUNDERBALL, IPCRESS FILE, BORN FREE, QUILLER MEMORANDUM, Barry creates warm, lilting major-key waltz theme for Victorian England setting, then surrounds with variety of flavorful ideas both fun, dramatic. In latter portion of score, Barry introduces dizzying orchestral romp for wild hearse sequences. At time of release, Mainstream label issues 29-minute soundtrack album. In later years, stereo LP becomes arguably Barry's rarest, most-sought collector's item. Actual LP masters have long since vanished so this portion of Intrada CD is mastered from mint condition stereo copy of album. Fortunately, Sony vaults contained complete 1/4" session tapes in mono, allowing us to offer world premiere suites with some 20-minutes of never-before-released cues. Extra bonus from Mainstream vaults: one reel of original unedited 1/2" 3-track stereo session masters actually survives, allowing us to include two newly remixed cues. Amongst new musical highlights is both mono, stereo premiere of complete "Montage Of Deaths" cue plus additional music for rousing "Hackett Funeral" sequence. Delicious notes from Nick Redman plus both original artwork campaign, 1966 album cover complete fun package. John Barry conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain! SOLD OUT!

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  • World premiere release of complete John Barry score for top-drawer 1966 Bryan Forbes black comedy with incomparable cast: John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers. Written during fertile period that includes THUNDERBALL, IPCRESS FILE, BORN FREE, QUILLER MEMORANDUM, Barry creates warm, lilting major-key waltz theme for Victorian England setting, then surrounds with variety of flavorful ideas both fun, dramatic. In latter portion of score, Barry introduces dizzying orchestral romp for wild hearse sequences. At time of release, Mainstream label issues 29-minute soundtrack album. In later years, stereo LP becomes arguably Barry's rarest, most-sought collector's item. Actual LP masters have long since vanished so this portion of Intrada CD is mastered from mint condition stereo copy of album. Fortunately, Sony vaults contained complete 1/4" session tapes in mono, allowing us to offer world premiere suites with some 20-minutes of never-before-released cues. Extra bonus from Mainstream vaults: one reel of original unedited 1/2" 3-track stereo session masters actually survives, allowing us to include two newly remixed cues. Amongst new musical highlights is both mono, stereo premiere of complete "Montage Of Deaths" cue plus additional music for rousing "Hackett Funeral" sequence. Delicious notes from Nick Redman plus both original artwork campaign, 1966 album cover complete fun package. John Barry conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!
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    Original 1966 Soundtrack Album In Stereo = 29:08
    01. Main Title (2:46)
    02. Montage Of Deaths (2:08)
    03. Yes, Who Is That? (1:32)
    04. Strangler (3:15)
    05. Responsible For Bringing Us Together (1:11)
    06. God Save Us/Pedantic, Boring, Old (1:52)
    07. Morris Visits Dr. Pratt (0:58)
    08. Morris Hides As He Sees Handcart (2:31)
    09. Tontine Box Is Put On Hearse (1:39)
    10. Only A Bird In A Gilded Cage (Von Tilzer) (2:46)
    11. Michael & Julia On Hearse (1:48)
    12. Hackett Funeral And Fight (3:51)
    13. Bournemouth Strangler (2:26)

    Previously Unreleased Music In Mono = 21:50
    14. Suite No. 1 (10:17)
    [Main Title; Montage Of Deaths/Rhino Safari/I Believe You Are Too;
    Well That's What I'll Do Then/Julie Runs From From Front Door;
    Morris Takes Candle; God Save Us! Tag]
    15. Suite No. 2 (11:28)
    [Good Day Cousin; Peacock Looks At Body; -Sequence;
    I Was Not Always; Salvation Army Major-Masterman; Finish]

    Two Takes From Three-Track Stereo Session Master = 7:54
    16. 1M1 T8 "Main Title" (2:59)
    17. 1M2 T2 "Montage Of Deaths/Rhino Safari/I Believe You Are Too" (4:55)

    Total CD Time = 59:03