PREDATOR

Label: Intrada MAF 7118
Date: 1987
Time: 1:16:05
Tracks: 20
Ok! You spoke... we listened! Completely re-mastered release of complete Alan Silvestri soundtrack for John McTiernan alien action movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger comes as both licensor (20th Century Fox) and composer seek re-release of wildly popular score to wider market. You asked for every drop of blood, we now give it to you. New CD restores tiny bits edited from earlier issue, removes select crossfades, includes brief cue "The Aftermath" prior to "End Credits". CD plays in chronological order as originally scored by composer. Silvestri's incredibly muscular score is dynamite example of scoring via small motifs. Rhythmic punctuation in low brass, melded with busy percussion figures, creates incredibly terse, aggressive foundation for melodic ideas in strings, upper brass. Another cool idea has heroic musical signature for Schwarzenegger anchoring score yet almost all motifs, ideas are rooted in minor harmonies, not the expected major. Resulting music remains grim, tough, violent throughout! Intrada MAF series release with modest enhancement to original graphic design by Joe Sikoryak plus reprise of informative liner notes from Julie Kirgo. Alan Silvestri conducts.

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  • Ok! You spoke... we listened! Completely re-mastered release of complete Alan Silvestri soundtrack for John McTiernan alien action movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger comes as both licensor (20th Century Fox) and composer seek re-release of wildly popular score to wider market. You asked for every drop of blood, we now give it to you. New CD restores tiny bits edited from earlier issue, removes select crossfades, includes brief cue "The Aftermath" prior to "End Credits". CD plays in chronological order as originally scored by composer. Silvestri's incredibly muscular score is dynamite example of scoring via small motifs. Rhythmic punctuation in low brass, melded with busy percussion figures, creates incredibly terse, aggressive foundation for melodic ideas in strings, upper brass. Another cool idea has heroic musical signature for Schwarzenegger anchoring score yet almost all motifs, ideas are rooted in minor harmonies, not the expected major. Resulting music remains grim, tough, violent throughout! Intrada MAF series release with modest enhancement to original graphic design by Joe Sikoryak plus reprise of informative liner notes from Julie Kirgo. Alan Silvestri conducts.
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    01. Fox Logo (Alfred Newman/Arranged by Elliot Goldenthal 1992) (0:26)
    02. Main Title (3:52)
    03. Something Else/Cut 'Em Down/Payback Time (7:37)
    04. The Truck (4:23)
    05. Jungle Trek (1:48)
    06. Girl's Escape (5:59)
    07. Blain's Death (0:47)
    08. What Happened? (2:01)
    09. He's My Friend (1:26)
    10. We're Gonna Die (3:29)

    11. Building The Trap (3:06)
    12. The Waiting (3:27)
    13. Can You See Him? (4:52)
    14. Dillon's Death (2:05)
    15. Billy And Predator (2:36)
    16. Dutch Builds Trap (9:29)
    17. Predator Injured (4:15)
    18. Hand To Hand Combat (3:10)
    19. Predator's Death (3:43)
    20. The Aftermath/The Pick-Up And End Credits (7:01)

  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    The powerhouse score Alan Silvestri wrote for Predator in 1987 quickly became a sought-after fan favorite. It also became a highly influential work that served as inspiration for numerous subsequent action film scores. Ironically, no soundtrack album was made available until Nick Redman gave it a spectacular world premiere in 2003 for the Varese Sarabande label using the best master elements available at the time. That limited edition CD sold out quickly and soon became a high-priced collector’s item.

    For this brand new presentation of the soundtrack for Predator, producers Nick Redman and Douglass Fake have turned to DAT (digital audio tape) transfers of the original stereo scoring session mixes made by Dennis Sands, re-mastering the entire score for improved sonics, especially regarding tape noise levels. As the detailed booklet notes by Julie Kirgo illuminate, numerous postproduction changes on the film included altering the placement and duration of several cues. Every cue on this CD is presented chronologically—in its original, intended picture sequence.

    So sit back and enjoy one of Alan Silvestri’s most dynamic and thrilling creations. If ever there was a score best played at pumped-up volumes… this is it!

    —Douglass Fake



  • Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri.
    Recorded on May 13-20, 1987, at Twentieth Century Fox Studios, Los Angeles, California.

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


    VIOLIN
    Anatol Kaminsky
    Erno Neufeld
    Eudice Shapiro
    Byron Williams
    Thelma Beach
    David Frisina
    Felix Slatkin
    Nathan Kaproff
    Alex Murray
    Marvin Limonick
    George Kast
    Sam Freed
    Herman Clebanoff
    Benny Gill
    Irma Neumann
    Joseph Stepansky
    Saundra Berkova
    Ralph Schaeffer
    Bernard Gerrard
    Ambrose Russo
    Mort Herbert
    Manuel Compinsky
    Leon Trebacz
    Joachim Chassman

    VIOLA
    Virginia Majewski
    Alvin Dinkin
    Robert Ostrowski
    Joseph Reilich
    Louis Kievman
    Joseph DiFiore
    Dorothy Colton
    G. R. Menhennick

    CELLO
    Armand Kaproff
    Edgar Lustgarten
    Raphael Kramer
    Eleanor Slatkin
    Justin DiTullio
    Emmet Sargeant
    Anne Goodman
    Kurt Reher


    BASS
    Abe Luboff
    Peter Mercurio
    Harold Brown
    Milton Kestenbaum
    Meyer Rubin
    Ray Siegel

    FLUTE
    Martin Ruderman
    Sylvia Ruderman
    June Russo
    Arthur Smith

    CLARINET
    Mitchell Lurie
    John Neufeld
    Dominick Fera

    OBOE
    Arnold Koblentz
    William Criss

    BASSOON
    Jack Marsh
    Norman Herzberg

    FRENCH HORN
    Vincent DeRosa
    Richard Perissi
    John Cave
    Gale Robinson
    Herman Lebow

    TRUMPET
    Uan Rasey
    Emanuel Klein
    Maurice Harris

    TROMBONE
    Lloyd Ulyate
    Richard Noel
    Seymour Zeldin


    TUBA
    Sam Rice

    PIANO/
    KEYBOARDS

    Raymond Turner
    Pearl Kaufman

    HARP
    Dorothy Remsen

    DRUMS/
    PERCUSSION

    Louis Singer
    Lee Perrin
    Hubert Anderson
    Shelly Manne
    Milton Holland

    ARRANGER/
    ORCHESTRATOR

    Leo Shuken
    Jack Hayes

    COPYIST
    Lloyd Basham
    W. D. Garlock
    Jack McTaggart
    Paul Sprosty
    Percival Goldenson
    Wally Heglin
    Paul Van Loan
    Arthur Grier
    Dominic Fidelibus
    Wolfgang Fraenkel
    Howard Drew
    Charles Adams
    Michael Andersen
    Larry Cramer
    Roman Maciejewski