POSSE / THE LAST TYCOON

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 213
Date: 1975/1976
Time: 1:16:51
Tracks: 29
World premiere of two complete Maurice Jarre soundtracks, both presented in dynamic stereo sound from original multi-track session elements maintained in Paramount vaults in mint condition. First is exciting outdoor action score for 1975 Kirk Douglas western with star as director chasing down killer Bruce Dern. Music expertly melds two distinct ideas into one cohesive work: rousing Americana-tinged fanfare motif for Marshal, dramatic baritone horn motif for killer. Powerful, aggressive rhythms throughout are further highlights. In contrast, second half of CD contains rich, nostalgic score for 1976 Elia Kazan drama with terrific cast, headed by young Robert De Niro plus Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jack Nicholson, many others. Jarre writes in signature melodic style. Lovely "End Title" stands out amongst several beautiful cues. Both scores are relatively brief: POSSE runs 30 minutes, LAST TYCOON runs 25 minutes. CD includes numerous "extras" from each score to round out disc. Lukas Kendall, Neil Bulk develop project for Intrada. Detailed notes by Jeff Bond, dramatic design work by Joe Sikoryak round out neat package. Maurice Jarre conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain! SOLD OUT!

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  • World premiere of two complete Maurice Jarre soundtracks, both presented in dynamic stereo sound from original multi-track session elements maintained in Paramount vaults in mint condition. First is exciting outdoor action score for 1975 Kirk Douglas western with star as director chasing down killer Bruce Dern. Music expertly melds two distinct ideas into one cohesive work: rousing Americana-tinged fanfare motif for Marshal, dramatic baritone horn motif for killer. Powerful, aggressive rhythms throughout are further highlights. In contrast, second half of CD contains rich, nostalgic score for 1976 Elia Kazan drama with terrific cast, headed by young Robert De Niro plus Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jack Nicholson, many others. Jarre writes in signature melodic style. Lovely "End Title" stands out amongst several beautiful cues. Both scores are relatively brief: POSSE runs 30 minutes, LAST TYCOON runs 25 minutes. CD includes numerous "extras" from each score to round out disc. Lukas Kendall, Neil Bulk develop project for Intrada. Detailed notes by Jeff Bond, dramatic design work by Joe Sikoryak round out neat package. Maurice Jarre conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!
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    Posse - The Album
    01. Burning Dollars And Main Title (6:45)
    02. Strawhorn (6:58)
    03. You Are Too Ambitious (2:26)
    04. Sad Prospect (1:41)
    05. Strawhorn Escapes (6:14)
    06. Confrontation And End Title (6:29)
    Posse Total Score Time: 30:38

    Posse - The Extras
    07. Saloon (0:50)
    08. Turkey In The Straw (Traditional/Arr. M. Jarre) (1:09)
    09. Support Our Marshal (M. Jarre) (0:18)
    10. For He's A Jolly Good Fellow (Traditional/Arr. M. Jarre) (0:13)
    11. Under The Double Eagle (Josef Franz Wagner/Arr. M. Jarre) (2:12)
    Posse Total Extras Time: 4:45








    The Last Tycoon - The Album
    12. Main Title (0:56)
    13. After The Flood (1:07)
    14. On Kathleen's Porch (1:03)
    15. Alone In Their Own World - Alternate (1:53)
    16. Candle Scene (3:01)
    17. It's Here (3:32)
    18. On The Beach (1:16)
    19. The Letter (2:53)
    20. You Have The Choice (Maurice Jarre & Harold Pinter) (3:45)
    21. An Unexpected Call (0:22)
    22. Organ Preview (1:10)
    23. Remembrance (1:20)
    24. End Title (2:19)
    The Last Tycoon Total Score Time: 24:49

    The Last Tycoon - The Extras
    25. After The Flood - Alternate (1:06)
    26. Alone In Their Own World (Film Version) (1:06)
    27. Ballroom Medley (7:47)
    28. My Silent Love - Alternate (E. Heyman & D. Seusse) (2:59)
    29. "Mi Par D'udir Ancora" from The Pearl Fishers (Bizet) (3:15)
    The Last Tycoon Total Extras Time: 16:20

  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    Posse and The Last Tycoon, scored just one year apart, nonetheless display two diverse sides of the legendary Maurice Jarre. Where Posse is terse, rhythmic and often acrimonious in its harmonic vocabulary, The Last Tycoon employs a melodic approach tinged with nostalgia and drama in one beautiful work. And while The Last Tycoon finds the composer returning to familiar colors in his own vernacular, Posse goes far afield, silencing strings entirely while adding the haunting, unusual timbre of the baritone, a member of the brass family often identified with the euphonium or tenor tuba. In fact, the score for Posse is literally written not for orchestra but for symphonic band plus guitar.

    One other contrast bears noting. The many cues for Posse were scored with consideration for complimentary keys, motifs that recur between cues, and architecture that allows for longer sequences with considerable musicality. The Last Tycoon aims for smaller pieces that work individually like wisps of smoke, appearing for brief moments before disappearing again. Though several ideas are present, The Last Tycoon plays almost like a monothematic score with brief excursions elsewhere. Posse, on the other hand, mostly balances two main themes in roughly equal parts. One plays as a major-key fanfare for flute and trumpet, often over drums and frequently cascading into and out of the longer cues. The other theme consists of a longer minor-key melodic idea for baritone with a quasi-Latin flavor. Both appear within the overall framework of aggressive rhythmic motifs underlining the action.

    For this world premiere presentation of both scores, we have assembled every cue recorded by the composer in picture sequences; in the case of Posse, that includes the added musicality of creating longer sequences out of smaller pieces.

    The 2” 16-track masters for both works were restored and newly mixed into two-channel stereo by the expert team of Lukas Kendall, Neil S. Bulk, and Michael McDonald of Private Island Trax. After each score plays, we have included the source cues recorded at their respective scoring sessions. For The Last Tycoon, there is also an alternate version of “After The Flood,” and two takes of “Alone In Their Own World” (the longer playing during the album and the shorter film version appearing as an extra).

    Listen now to the extraordinary melodic gift and dramatic genius of Maurice Jarre with two great Paramount Pictures film soundtracks, Posse and The Last Tycoon.

    —Douglass Fake


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    POSSE / THE LAST TYCOON

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

    CONDUCTOR
    Maurice Jarre

    CONTRACTOR
    Phillip Kahgan

    VIOLIN
    Israel Baker
    Stanley Plummer
    Harold Ayres
    Arnold Belnick
    Harry Bluestone
    Herman Clebanoff
    Harold J. Dicterow
    Henry Ferber
    Irving Geller
    James Getzoff
    Marvin Limonick
    Robert C. Lipsett
    Alfred Lustgarten
    Jack Pepper
    Nathan Ross
    Joseph Schoenbrun
    Sidney Sharp
    Marshal Sosson
    Joseph Stepansky
    Marian Mayer

    VIOLA
    David Schwartz
    Alan Harshman
    Myra S. Kestenbaum
    Virginia Majewski
    Irving Manning
    Robert Ostrowsky
    Sven Reher
    David Stockhammer
    Linn Subotnick

    CELLO
    Ray Kramer
    Christine Ermacoff
    Dennis Karmazyn
    Mary Lane
    Edgar Lustgarten
    Nino Rosso
    Daniel Rothmuller
    Mary Louise Zeyen

    BASS
    Milton Kestenbaum
    Ray Siegel

    FLUTE
    Sheridon Stokes
    Louise DiTullio
    David Shostac

    OBOE
    John F. Ellis
    Norman Benno
    Gordon Schoneberg

    CLARINET
    Hugo Raimondi
    Roy D'Antonio
    Justin Gordon
    Jim Kanter
    Gary Gray
    Abe Most

    ALTO CLARINET
    David Angel

    E-FLAT CLARINET
    Dominic Fera
    John Neufeld

    BASS CLARINET
    Julian Spear

    CONTRABASS CLARINET
    Arthur Smith

    SAXOPHONE
    Gene Cipriano (tenor)
    John Lowe (baritone)
    Ernie Watts (alto)

    CONTRABASS SAXOPHONE
    John Lowe

    BASSOON
    John M. Campbell
    Jack Marsh
    Jo Ann Caldwell
    Ralph Lee

    CONTRABASSOON
    Ray Nowlin

    FRENCH HORN
    James A. Decker
    George W. Hyde
    William Lane
    Arthur N. Maebe
    Richard Perissi
    George Price
    Gene Sherry
    Robert Henderson
    Vincent DeRosa

    TRUMPET
    Uan Rasey
    Clarence "Shorty" Sherock
    Anthony Terran
    Chase Craig
    Malcolm McNab

    TROMBONE
    Hoyt Bohannon
    Dick Nash
    Lloyd Ulyate
    John Lowe
    Terry Woodson
    William Broughton
    Donald Smith
    Alphonse Maebe

    BARITONE
    Roy Main
    Tom Sheppard

    BASS TROMBONE/FRENCH TUBA
    Donald Waldrop

    TUBA
    John Bambridge

    PERCUSSION
    Larry Bunker
    Kenneth Watson
    Joe Porcaro
    Emil Radocchia
    Robert Zimmitti

    HARP
    Catherine Gotthoffer
    Dorothy Remsen

    PIANO
    Zita Carno
    Clare Fischer
    Martha Gustetto
    Michael Lang
    Ralph Grierson
    Ray Sherman

    ORGAN
    Clare Fischer

    ACCORDION
    Jack A. Preisner

    GUITAR
    Al Hendrickson
    Tommy Tedeso

    MONITOR
    Clark Owen Fleischer
    Mark Fleisher

    ORCHESTRATOR
    Maurice Jarre

    COPYIST
    Gene Bren
    Ralph Fera

    PROOFREADER
    Fred P. Sternberg