Label: La-La Land LLLCD 1206
Time = 76:27
Limited edition of 2000 units.
From La-La Land: "In honor of Paramount Pictures' 100th Anniversary, La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present J.S. Zamecnik's original score, arranged and orchestrated by Dominik Hauser, to the very first Academy Award for Best Picture, the sensational 1927 WWI-set epic drama/adventure WINGS, starring Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen and Gary Cooper, and directed by William A. Wellman. When it was decided to restore the classic WINGS for the studio's centennial, Paramount Pictures commissioned a new arrangement of J.S. Zamecnik's original score (originally played live to picture) to be newly recorded for the film. A prolific composer for films during the silent era, this release marks the very first time that an album's worth of any Zamecnik score has ever been recorded and released. Hauser brings Zamecnik's original score, rich in dramatic, romantic and action material, (as well as peppered with classical compositions), to life in all of its robust, thematic splendor. This music, much like the film's phenomenal aerial sequences, simply soars to exciting heights. Produced by Dan Goldwasser, with music and album assembly produced by Jeannie Gayle Pool and Dominik Hauser, and mastered by James Nelson, this special release is limited to 2000 units. Jeannie Gayle Pool, who was asked to produce this full score restoration for Paramount, brings you behind the scenes of that process in her in-depth liner notes. What better way to commemorate a historic film restoration than to release a piece of film music history!"
1. Overture; Main Title; Love Theme Wings; Knights and Ladies (2:53) 2. A Small Town; Mary Preston Had Always; Mary Raises Finger (2:10) 3. Sylvia and Dave in the Swing; Bon Vivant; Close Up of Mary (1:32) 4. Youth Laughed (0:24) 5. In Military Camp; Put Your Moniker (1:40) 6. Ode to Spring; She's My Girl; If You'd Seen His Look (2:27) 7. The Revolving Machine; Comedian Taken Out (:41) 8. Hurry #2; You're Game (1:37) 9. Intermezzo; Chanson; Intermezzo; Aviator White; Air Flight (2:52) 10. Change of Scene; Comedian Seen; Crusaders (1:58) 11. Allegro Furioso (0:32) 12. Count Von Kellermann; L'istesso Tempo; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Second Airplane on Fire; Air Flight (4:07) 13. Storm; English Trenches (3:08) 14. Giant Gotha; Grandioso; Soldiers Marching; Escorted By; Over There; Darktown Strutters' Ball (3:05) 15. Close Up of Mary; Germans Seen (:42) 16. Storm; Incidental Symphonies #3; Running Out of Gas (3:24) 17. Right after Crash; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Say That's the Shooting Star (:45) 18. French General Kisses (1:20) 19. Cabaret Capers; I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles; Cabaret Capers (2:58) 20. Mary Walks to the Table; No War Drinking Song; When Yankee Doodle Learned to Parlez-Vous; Mary Enters; I Understand; They Turn Away; Dress to Impress (4:39) 21. The Cobbler and the Fairy; Another Close Up of Mary (1:22) 22. It's Sylvia I Love; Jack Stoops Down (2:15) 23. Incidental Symphonies #5 (1:22) 24. Behind the Enemy; Daybreak; Battle Music (1:57) 25. Airplanes Start (1:50) 26. Les Preludes (1:22) 27. The Tempest; Sicilian Vespers; Battle Music; Far in the Enemy; Dave Crawls on Ground; Storm; Soldiers Run (5:03) 28. One Plane; Jack! Jack!; Jack Shooting (2:44) 29. After Crash; Change of Scene; Disperazione; Don't Go; My Buddy (6:12) 30. The Flying Ace (1:12) 31. Romanza Senza Parole; Mother Close Up; Mary Seen at Fence (6:10) 32. Jack's Theme (1:03)