WHITE FANG (2CD)

Basil Poledouris
/ Hans Zimmer
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 189
Date: 1991
Time: 1:59:23
Tracks: 42
Wow! Treat for Basil Poledouris AND Hans Zimmer fans! World premiere 2-CD release of both composer's powerful soundtracks for Randal Kleiser filming of Jack London's outdoor boy & wolf tale WHITE FANG, presented by Walt Disney Pictures, starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, James Remar. CD1 offers rich, evocative score by Poledouris, given primary credit in finished film. Stately main theme in major key anchors, while numerous motifs, smaller ideas create multi-layered musical tapestry of turn-of-the-19th-century gold prospecting in Alaska. In contrast are sequences both frightening, tender. Several cues never before heard add depth to impressive score. But there's much more! CD2 offers second score by Hans Zimmer, much of it also featured in film, with completely different thematic material spotlighting composer's then new meld of symphony with synthesizer. Early-ish Zimmer score offers perhaps his largest-scale scoring to that date. Powerful themes, aggressive action, rhythmic adventure, tingling suspense, gentle warmth... it's all here! And there's still more: also find exciting "Bear Attack" co-written by Shirley Walker & Zimmer as well as additional cues by Fiachra Trench. Finally, numerous saloon source cues composed by Poledouris round out lengthy 2-CD package. Newly-mixed and presented in dynamic stereo from both 24-track analog masters (format of choice for Poledouris), 32-track digital masters (format of choice for Zimmer), all vaulted in mint condition at Disney. Beautiful booklet design by Joe Sikoryak includes complete cue assembly & composer details for both scores plus informative notes from Jeff Bond. Two exciting scores from the same movie, available at last! Basil Poledouris conducts his score, recorded in Burbank, Shirley Walker conducts Hans Zimmer's score, recorded at Air-Edel Studios in London. SOLD OUT!

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  • Wow! Treat for Basil Poledouris AND Hans Zimmer fans! World premiere 2-CD release of both composer's powerful soundtracks for Randal Kleiser filming of Jack London's outdoor boy & wolf tale WHITE FANG, presented by Walt Disney Pictures, starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, James Remar. CD1 offers rich, evocative score by Poledouris, given primary credit in finished film. Stately main theme in major key anchors, while numerous motifs, smaller ideas create multi-layered musical tapestry of turn-of-the-19th-century gold prospecting in Alaska. In contrast are sequences both frightening, tender. Several cues never before heard add depth to impressive score. But there's much more! CD2 offers second score by Hans Zimmer, much of it also featured in film, with completely different thematic material spotlighting composer's then new meld of symphony with synthesizer. Early-ish Zimmer score offers perhaps his largest-scale scoring to that date. Powerful themes, aggressive action, rhythmic adventure, tingling suspense, gentle warmth... it's all here! And there's still more: also find exciting "Bear Attack" co-written by Shirley Walker & Zimmer as well as additional cues by Fiachra Trench. Finally, numerous saloon source cues composed by Poledouris round out lengthy 2-CD package. Newly-mixed and presented in dynamic stereo from both 24-track analog masters (format of choice for Poledouris), 32-track digital masters (format of choice for Zimmer), all vaulted in mint condition at Disney. Beautiful booklet design by Joe Sikoryak includes complete cue assembly & composer details for both scores plus informative notes from Jeff Bond. Two exciting scores from the same movie, available at last! Basil Poledouris conducts his score, recorded in Burbank, Shirley Walker conducts Hans Zimmer's score, recorded at Air-Edel Studios in London.
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    Original Soundtrack By Basil Poledouris - Total Time = 61:57
    The Album
    01. Main Title & Opening Credits (3:32)
    02. Golden Staircase (2:03)
    03. The Place (2:34)
    04. Death Of Kiche (2:08)
    05. Death Of Kiche [Revised] (1:14)
    06. Wolf Dance (6:48)
    07. Wolf Dance [Revised] (1:55)
    08. Slow Motion Wolves (1:15)
    09. Puppy Things (2:31)
    10. Fang On Sled (0:32)
    11. The River (1:42)
    12. The Bear Attack (3:14)
    13. The Cabin (2:14)
    14. The Cabin [Revised] (0:24)
    15. Mining Montage (0:47)
    16. Pit Fight (1:36)
    17. Jack Bit (2:51)
    18. Bonding (2:11)
    19. Just Friends (1:07)
    20. Gold Test (1:15)
    21. Fang's Revenge (1:10)
    22. Jack And White Fang (1:04)
    23. Jack Forces Fang Away (1:57)
    24. The Return (3:06)
    25. End Credits (3:51)
    Total Album Time = 54:12

    The Extras
    26. Saloon Source (1:24)
    27. Saloon Source [Alternate] (1:19)
    28. Saloon Source #2 (1:37)
    29. Saloon Source #2 [Alternate] (1:32)
    30. Sweet Betsy From Pike (Traditional, Arr. Basil Poledouris) (1:36)
    Total Extras Time = 7:36

    Original Soundtrack By Hans Zimmer - Total Time = 57:16
    01. Opening Credits - Main Title (4:18)
    02. The Staircase (2:26)
    03. The Trek Continues (Fiachra Trench) (1:51)
    04. Black Wolf (8:31)
    05. Full Moon Wolf Attack (1:20)
    06. Kiche's Demise (9:40)
    07. Seasons Pass (4:23)
    08. The Bear Attack (Shirley Walker/Hans Zimmer) (2:38)
    09. The Mine (Hans Zimmer/Fiachra Trench) (7:34)
    10. Fang With Jack (3:20)
    11. Vengeance Fulfilled (2:51)
    12. Home Again (8:16)

  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    White Fang was that rare instance where two scores were commissioned and recorded in their entirety, with the final film soundtrack combining cues from both. Basil Poledouris started the scoring process by creating several pre-records (jaws harp effects for specific dialog sequences) in November 1990. He then began recording his score in December and finished on January 3, 1991.

    Hans Zimmer began his own scoring sessions in London on that same January 3rd and spent the next two days recording his music with Shirley Walker on the podium. Adding an extra dimension to the process, Fiachra Trench provided two cues and Walker contributed additional music for “The Bear Attack.”

    The film’s producers used the Poledouris score as an anchor for the main themes but selected a considerable number of Zimmer sequences as well, editing between the two. Happily, the Disney vaults contained the complete scoring session masters for all of the music recorded for the picture, including every note written by both composers as well as the additional cues by Trench and Walker.

    The Poledouris master elements were recorded in Burbank in a multi-track analog format enhanced with Dolby SR. The Zimmer score was recorded in London using the digital 3324 format system. The transfers for our 2-CD set were made at the Disney facilities, with final mixes and album editing done here at Intrada.

    We are presenting both scores complete, each on its own disc. We have not made any attempt to duplicate edits made by the filmmakers, cutting back and forth between the two scores. Instead, we have allowed each composer’s entire work to play independently as originally written. The Poledouris score is presented in the exact picture sequence he planned, with his five source cues appearing as “extras” at the end of CD1. The Zimmer score is presented on CD2 with longer cues following the general narrative of the film but assembled in an order providing a more satisfying listening experience, rather than being a literal recreation of the picture sequence.

    Each disc plays independently of the other. Listen to them in any order you choose. You will get a rich, dramatic and powerful listening experience either way.

    —Douglass Fake



  • Composed and Conducted by Basil Poledouris.
    Recorded on December 7, 11, and 18, 1990 and January 3, 1991, at Evergreen Recording Studios, Burbank, California.

    Composed by Hans Zimmer and Conducted by Shirley Walker.
    Recorded on January3 and 4, 1991, at Air-Edel Studios, London, England.

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


    LEADER
    Basil Poledouris

    ORCH MGR
    Kenneth Watson
    Reg Hall

    VIOLIN
    Endre Granat
    Richard Altenbach
    Elizabeth Baker
    Mark Baranov
    Rebecca Barr
    Mari Botnick
    Andrea Byers
    Darius Campo
    Tamara Chang
    Bruce Dukov
    Henry Ferber
    Michael Ferril
    Armen Garabedian
    Julie Gigante
    Harris Goldman
    Clayton Haslop
    Gwenn Heller
    Pamela G. Henderson
    Alex Horvath
    Patricia Johnson
    Leslie Katz
    connie Kupka
    Michael Markman
    Jayme Miller
    Irma Neumann
    Carolyn Osborn
    Barbra Porter
    Christopher Reutinger
    Rachel Robinson
    Robert Sanov
    Steve Scharf
    Robert Schumitzky
    Daniela Sindoni
    Kimiyo Takeya
    North Wood

    VIOLA
    Donald McInnes
    Denyse Buffum
    Brian Dembow
    Marcy Dicterow
    Richard Elegino
    Steve Gordon
    Carrie Holzman-Little
    Roland Kato
    Carole Kleister-Castillo
    Janet Lakatos
    Linda Lipsett
    Miriam Meyer
    Victoria Miskolczy
    Jorge Moraga
    Kazi Pitelka
    Keri Prescott


    CELLO
    Stephen Erdody
    Robert Adcock
    Larry Corbett
    Christine Ermacoff
    Barry Gold
    Todd Hemmenway
    Paula Hochhalter
    Barbara Hunter
    Selene Hurford-Depuy
    Dennis Karmazyn
    Suzie Katayama
    Armen Ksajikian
    Roger Lebow
    Dane Little
    Earl Madison
    Miguel Martinez
    Nils Oliver
    Steve Richards
    John Walz

    BASS
    Drew Dembowski
    Arni Egilsson
    Tim Barr
    Steve Edelman
    Donald Ferrone
    Richard Feves
    Edward Meares
    Bruce Morgenthaler
    Margaret Storer
    David Young

    WOODWINDS
    Louise DiTullio
    Brice Martin
    Steve Kujala
    James Walker
    Earle Dumler
    Jon Clarke
    Gary Gray
    Emily Bernstein
    Dominick Fera
    James Kanter
    Ralph Williams
    Michael O'Donovan
    Rose Corrigan
    Kenneth Munday
    David Riddles

    FRENCH HORN
    Steven Becknell
    Brian O'Connor
    James Thatcher
    James Atkinson
    Calvin Smith
    Brad Warnaar


    TRUMPET
    Malcolm McNab
    Mario Guarneri

    TROMBONE
    Richard Nash
    William Reichenbach
    Phillip Teele
    Lloyd Ulyate

    KEYBOARDS/SYNTH/OTHER
    Michael Boddicker
    Greig McRitchie
    Randy Waldman
    Rick Marvin
    Mark McKenzie

    HARP
    Gayle Levant
    Dorothy Remsen
    Katie Kirkpatrick
    JoAnn Turovsky

    DRUMS/PERCUSSION
    Emil Radocchia
    Dale Anderson
    Larry Bunker
    Steve Forman
    Thomas Raney
    Kenneth Watson
    Jerry Williams

    HARMONICA
    Tommy Morgan

    ORCHESTRATOR
    Greig McRitchie
    Basil Poledouris
    Mark McKenzie

    COPYIST
    Robert Bornstein
    Phil Azelton
    Julia Eidsvoog
    Emmett Estren
    Jeffrey Jones
    Margaret Maryatt
    Roberta McIntosh
    Victor Sagerquist