GREAT SMOKEY ROADBLOCK / GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE
Label: BSXCD 8913
Date: 1977 / 1976
Time = 70:53
Limited edition of 1000.
From BSX: "BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the World Premiere soundtrack release of THE GREAT SMOKEY ROADBLOCK/THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE, featuring music composed by Craig Safan (THE LAST STARFIGHTER, REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS, SON OF THE MORNING STAR) for two genre films from the late 1970s. THE GREAT SMOKEY ROADBLOCK, also known as THE GOODBYE RUN, was written and directed by John Leone (TOUGH ENOUGH) and starred Henry Fonda, Eileen Brennan, Robert Englund, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Mayron, Dub Taylor, Austin Pendelton and John Byner. To score the film, composer Craig Safan wrote a score that mixes blue grass, country blues and Coplandesque Americana that paves the way for Elegant John’s final run for freedom. One of the highlights of the score is the main title, modeled after Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. The composer recorded the piece with a string quartet, three woodwinds, horn, trumpet, percussion, bass and piano (which he played himself). THE GREAT SMOKEY ROADBLOCK also contains one of Safan’s favorite compositions, a theme for Beebo, who is characterized by a jaunty sidestepping melody on dobro. For Fonda’s character and the dramatic action in the film, the composer takes a more classical approach. THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE, also known as DYNAMITE WOMEN, was directed by Michael Pressman (DOCTOR DETROIT, BOULEVARD NIGHTS) , written by Mark Rosin and Peter MacGregor-Scott, and starred Claudia Jennings(‘GATOR BAIT, DEATHSPORT, FAST COMPANY) and Jocelyn Jones (TOURIST TRAP, THE ENFORCER). To score the film, composer Craig Safan combined elements of rock, country, blues and Americana to create a unique hybrid score. In addition, THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE gave Safan an opportunity to showcase his talents as a songwriter and he provided two songs for the film. BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the world premiere soundtrack release of THE GREAT SMOKEY ROADBLOCK/THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE, featuring music composed and conducted by Craig Safan, mastered by James Nelson of Digital Outland. The booklet contains liner notes written by noted author Randall D. Larson and includes comments from the composer and producer/director Michael Pressman."
THE GREAT SMOKEY ROADBLOCK 1. Main Title from The Great Smokey Roadblock 4:49 2. In The Truck Yard 2:58 3. Beebo's Theme 1:41 4. Beebo Puts His Foot Down 1:17 5. Beebo Drives 0:50 6. I Can't Help It 1:22 7. John And Penelope 2:02 8. Packing Up Eleanor 5:05 9. Troubled Sleep 1:41 10. Whoopsie-Daisy 1:45 11. Convoy To The Roadblock 6:47 12. Good Times, Good Friends 1:05 13. John's Last Run 1:16 THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE 14. Main Title from The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (3:33) 15. Late To Work (0:49) 16. Candy's Short Fuse (1:59) 17. Ellie Jo Hits The Road (1:33) 18. Candy Meets Ellie Jo (0:49) 19. Duds (2:44) 20. Highway Patrollin' (2:51) 21. The Woman Behind The Man (2:04) 22. Candy Negotiates (3:12) 23. Let's Get Rich (1:24) 24. Ellie Jo Sets The Charge (1:04) 25. New World Bank (0:39) 26. Petty Thief (1:18) 27. Love Is Good To Me (4:32) 28. Greg Stays (1:41) 29. The Law (0:43) 30. Escape From Del Rio (2:22) 31. The Big Getaway (2:13) 32. End Credits from The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1:33)