COOGAN'S BLUFF

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 223
Date: 1968
Time: 0:56:48
Tracks: 32
World premiere release of dynamic Lalo Schifrin score for Clint Eastwood actioner!

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  • Intrada soundtrack celebration with Universal of 100 years of great cinema continues with world premiere release of top drawer Lalo Schifrin score for stylish police thriller. Eastwood takes break from his international success doing westerns with Sergio Leone, begins his legendary association with Donald Siegel in this exciting tale of Arizona deputy becoming fish out of water in big New York City, attempting to extradite prisoner back west. Lalo Schifrin scores with terrific meld of outdoor western theme trapped in tempo of urban big city bustle. Architecture of score is noteworthy: western thematic ideas launch, rhythms increase, then big city colors take over. As Coogan searches for prisoner, cool funky ideas play. Then suspense enters, ideas tighten. When action-filled climax arrives, Schifrin brings riveting chase music into spotlight, then finally wraps with return to main theme and dynamic flourish for final coda. Interestingly, for small handful of prints, film opens with Arizona locale, then as Coogan enters in speeding jeep, powerhouse low brass hammer out propulsive rhythmic motif built entirely of fortissimo major chords. Exciting idea! However, most prints (including video releases) drop exciting music altogether, introduce entirely different variant of main theme in subdued fashion, giving totally different feel to Coogan's entrance. Intrada CD proudly presents ALL music Schifrin scored for both versions of movie, including several other unused sequences, delicious source cues plus 1968 radio spots specially composed by Schifrin. Every note of music recorded by composer appears in crisp, dynamic stereo from original 1/2" three-channel stereo session elements vaulted at Universal in beautiful condition. One of Schifrin's most exciting early efforts available at last! Lalo Schifrin conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available as long as quantities and interest remain!
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    The Album
    01. Arizona Desert (1:12)
    02. Coogan's Wild Ride (1:15)
    03. Capture The Chief (0:49)
    04. Main Title Part A (0:48)
    05. Main Title Part B (2:40)
    06. The Big Apple (1:22)
    07. Small Talk (1:07)
    08. Song To Julie (2:13)
    09. Five Minutes (1:37)
    10. Getting Better (3:26)
    11. Get Out (2:49)
    12. Cartoon Background (0:33)
    13. Wrong Number (1:56)
    14. Beat Up (1:31)
    15. Green Worms (2:27)
    16. Tell Me About Arizona (3:53)
    17. "Pigeon-Toed Orange Peel" (4:30)
    18. "Everybody" (2:52)

    19. "Coogan Raga" and Pushie's Pool (4:34)
    20. Looking For Jimbo (1:00)
    21. Where's Ringerman (2:42)
    22. Ringerman's Chase (2:41)
    23. Ringerman's Chase (continued) (1:31)
    24. End Title & End Cast (0:50)
    Total Album Time: 50:35

    The Extras
    25. Main Title Part A (Version 1) (Unused) (0:47)
    26. Main Title Part B (Version 2) (Unused) (0:49)
    27. Song For Julie (Humming) (1:15)
    28. Pushie's Pool (Unedited) (0:59)
    29. Pool Room Source (Unused) (0:41)
    30. Radio Spot I (0:40)
    31. Radio Spot II (0:35)
    32. Radio Spot III (0:10)
    Total Extras Time: (6:07)

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    Coogan's Bluff
    Recorded on March 27, 28 & 29, 1968, at Universal Pictures Scoring Stage, Universal City, California

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

    CONDUCTOR
    Lalo Schifrin
    Stanley Wilson

    ORCHESTRA MANAGER
    Robert Helfer

    VIOLIN
    Erno Neufeld
    Anatol Kaminsky
    Sam Freed
    Marvin Limonick
    Nathan Kaproff
    Alexander Murray
    Thelma Beach
    James Getzoff
    George Kast
    Joseph Stepansky
    Bernard Kundell
    Dorothy Wade
    David Frisina
    Irving Geller
    Herman Clebanoff
    Ambrose Russo

    VIOLA
    Myra Kestenbaum
    Virginia Majewski
    Allan Harshman
    Robert Ostrowsky
    Alvin Dinkin
    Myer Bello

    CELLO
    Edgar Lustgarten
    Raphael Kramer
    Eleanor Slatkin
    Justin DiTullio
    Frederick Seykora
    Marie Fera
    Emmet Sargeant
    Margaret Aue
    Harold Schneier

    BASS
    Raymond Brown
    Charles Berghofer

    FLUTE
    Clifford E. Shank
    Ronald Langinger
    Sheridon Stokes

    FRENCH HORN
    Vincent De Rosa
    Richard Perissi
    David Duke

    TROMBONE
    Lloyd Ulyate
    Richard Noel
    George Roberts
    Richard Nash

    PERCUSSION
    Emil Radocchia
    Larry Bunker
    Shelly Manne
    Earl Palmer
    Kenneth Watson
    Alvin Stoller

    TABLA
    Milton Holland

    HARP
    Dorothy Remsen
    Catherine Gotthoffer

    HARPSICHORD
    Michael Lang
    Caesar Giovannini

    ORGAN
    Ralph Grierson

    ELECTRIC PIANO
    Paul Beaver

    PIANO
    Artie Kane
    Michael Melvoin

    GUITAR
    Howard Roberts
    Thomas Tedesco
    Robert Bain
    Alton Hendrickson
    Dennis Budimir
    Alvin Casey
    Michael Deasy

    FENDER
    Carol Kaye

    SALTARIO
    Elisabeth Waldo

    TIPLE
    Laurindo Almeida

    ORCHESTRATOR
    Lalo Schifrin
    Richard Hazard

    COPYIST
    Milton Rosen
    Albert Lisi
    Terry Wolff

    LIBRARIAN
    Irwin Coster