WHISPERS IN THE DARK
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 199
Time = 50:02
World premiere release of Thomas Newman score for Christopher crowe thriller from Paramount Pictures, starring Annabella Sciorra, Alan Alda, Jill Clayburgh. Newman creates absolutely fascinating meld of haunting color with tortured complexity for tale of murder, deception. Gently rhythmic, melodically attractive themes anchor while arguably Newman's most intense, complex writing of his career play in dramatic contrast. Newman originally edited half hour of highlights for planned but never-released album. Intrada presents complete score from original digital session masters. Interestingly, finished film makes numerous changes to score as originally conceived. Happily, Intrada had access to all Paramount paperwork courtesy research of Lukas Kendall, including actual composer/director "spotting notes" identifying placement of cues, possible style ideas, other post-production musical suggestions. Finished film frequently places cues in sequences not originally planned, truncates others, even superimposes some on top of each other. While retaining overall chronology of score as originally conceived, we have retained several of Newman's creative assemblies for aborted 1992 album, bringing nice degree of musical shape to incredibly varied score. For example, Newman planned "Main Title" to be sensitive, detailed idea that grows in rhythmic density as cue progresses but film instead uses haunting "Making Love" music intended for later scene. We include both, opening with Newman's preference, then following with love music. Highlights are many but nearly ten-minute "Revelation" cue certainly stands out. Following 45-minute musically satisfying presentation, we offer four minutes of additional very brief cues for completists! Thomas Newman conducts. SOLD OUT!
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