WAR OF THE WORLDS / WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE

Leith Stevens
/ Daniele Amfitheatrof, Nathan Van Cleave
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 202
Date: 1953/1951/1954/1955
Time: 2:21:24
Tracks: 65
World premiere 2-CD release of original soundtracks to four sci-fi/fantasy movies from legendary producer George Pal. Leith Stevens music from WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) anchors, offering imposing main title, several evocatice sequences. All surviving cues presented in crisp mono from original elements stored in Paramount vaults. Also getting attention is complete 41-minute Leith Stevens score for WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (1951), presented from Paramount mono masters with choral overlays intact. Colorful sci-fi expedition music abounds! Taking center stage next is exciting, frightening 40-minute Daniele Amfitheatrof soundtrack for THE NAKED JUNGLE (1954), mastered from dynamic three-channel stereo scoring session elements, amongst first ever made at Paramount! Score offers both richly expressive love theme, exciting action material with advanced harmonic vernacular. Getting spotlight is ferocious presto motif for massive army of ants marching inexorably towards Charlton Heston's South America plantation. Terrific descending idea for brass, woodwinds is chilling, even by today's standards! Rounding out impressive collection is 35-minute Nathan Van Cleave score for CONQUEST OF SPACE (1955). Music here is both exciting, stirring, presented in mono from from original Paramount master elements. Four scores represent some of the most evocative sci-fi & fantasy works of the fifties! Full color artwork and stills plus authoritative notes from Jeff Bond round out generous set. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains! SOLD OUT!

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  • World premiere 2-CD release of original soundtracks to four sci-fi/fantasy movies from legendary producer George Pal. Leith Stevens music from WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) anchors, offering imposing main title, several evocatice sequences. All surviving cues presented in crisp mono from original elements stored in Paramount vaults. Also getting attention is complete 41-minute Leith Stevens score for WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (1951), presented from Paramount mono masters with choral overlays intact. Colorful sci-fi expedition music abounds! Taking center stage next is exciting, frightening 40-minute Daniele Amfitheatrof soundtrack for THE NAKED JUNGLE (1954), mastered from dynamic three-channel stereo scoring session elements, amongst first ever made at Paramount! Score offers both richly expressive love theme, exciting action material with advanced harmonic vernacular. Getting spotlight is ferocious presto motif for massive army of ants marching inexorably towards Charlton Heston's South America plantation. Terrific descending idea for brass, woodwinds is chilling, even by today's standards! Rounding out impressive collection is 35-minute Nathan Van Cleave score for CONQUEST OF SPACE (1955). Music here is both exciting, stirring, presented in mono from from original Paramount master elements. Four scores represent some of the most evocative sci-fi & fantasy works of the fifties! Full color artwork and stills plus authoritative notes from Jeff Bond round out generous set. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains!
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    Disc One:
    THE WAR OF THE WORLDS | WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE

    WAR OF THE WORLDS
    01 Main Title (1:11)
    02 The Thing/It's Moving (3:12)
    03 Heat Ray Dispenser/Get the Military (1:45)
    04 Attempted Communication (3:09)
    05 The Scanning Eye (2:41)
    06 Evacuation (3:00)
    07 End Title (1:03)
    Total Score Time = 16:02

    WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
    08 Main Title/Foreword (2:35)
    09 The Black Box (1:11)
    10 Uncertainty (1:33)
    11 Bellus, Zyra and the D.A. (1:59)
    12 U.N. Headquarters/Nasty Headlines (1:11)
    13 Project Recruiting/
    Project Indoctrination (4:28)
    14 Martial Law/Evacuation Montage (1:34)
    15 Securing the Rocket (0:51)
    16 A Savage Outburst/Save the Ship (2:54)
    17 A Revengeful Night/Bellus Approaches/
    Doomsday Drawing (2:32)
    18 Calendar Montage (2:52)
    19 Tony's Generosity (2:56)
    20 Ecstasy and Despair (0:58)
    21 Zero Hour (1:35)
    22 The Take Off (1:52)
    23 The Flight (2:23)
    24 The New World (3:49)
    Total Score Time = 37:12

    The Extras (WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE)
    25 10AA Unknown (0:22)
    26 High on the List (1:58)
    27 Caf_ Fox Trot (1:14)
    28 Main Title (1:16)
    Total Extras Time: (4:46)

    The Extras (WAR OF THE WORLDS)
    29 Main Title (1:13)
    30 Prologue and Main Title (1:45)
    31 Heat Ray Dispenser Sound Effect (2:58)
    Total Extras Time = 5:54






    Disc Two:
    THE NAKED JUNGLE | CONQUEST OF SPACE

    THE NAKED JUNGLE
    01 Prelude/Main Title (1:27)
    02 Opening Sequence/
    A Lonely Arrival (5:02)
    03 Leiningen's Arrival/
    First Meeting (2:28)
    04 Bitter Words (2:24)
    05 Survey of the Plantation (2:42)
    06 Silhouetted Temptation (1:27)
    07 Drunken Developments/
    The Hanging (3:51)
    08 Marabunta (1:51)
    09 Almost Enticed (2:20)
    10 Army on the March/
    Escape Destroyed/
    Magnified Enemy (2:34)
    11 Drums #2 (1:49)
    12 Explosion Montage (2:35)
    13 The Fight Begins (2:05)
    14 Retreat (2:00)
    15 I Love You (2:07)
    16 Flooded and End Title (3:07)
    Total Score Time = 39:55

    CONQUEST OF SPACE
    17 Main Title/The Firmament (2:30)
    18 Stricken (1:23)
    19 Meteors/Transport Rocket (2:40)
    20 Orders to Mars (2:47)
    21 Off to Mars (1:31)
    22 Stowaway (1:20)
    23 Asteroid (1:22)
    24 Last Rites (1:24)
    25 Approach (2:22)
    26 Mars and Madness (3:42)
    27 Life and Death (1:53)
    28 Snow (3:31)
    29 The Elements/Earthquake (3:46)
    30 Victory/Finale/Cast (1:37)
    Total Score Time = 31:48

    The Extras (CONQUEST OF SPACE)
    31 Space Muzak (2:37)
    32 Main Title (1:08)
    Total Extras Time = 3:39

    The Extras (THE NAKED JUNGLE)
    33 Prelude in E Minor (Chopin) (1:01)
    34 Ant Noise (1:07)
    Total Extras Time = 2:08