CROMWELL (2CD)

Frank Cordell
- Academy Award nominated score
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 228
Date: 1970
Time: 2:04:27
Tracks: 50
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  • Spectacular find! Frank Cordell's magnificent Oscar-nominated score for lavish Ken Hughes movie about Oliver Cromwell, King Charles I, bloody English Civil War of 1600's and starring Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, was buried beneath an all-dialog LP on Capitol label in 1970. For years our interest in bringing album out on CD was muted by this sad anomaly. Then, in wonderful stroke of fortune, complete stereo session tapes were found in EMI vaults, labeled with other film audio elements (foley work, sound effects, etc.) and seemingly lost forever. Release of powerful score was possible at last! Intrada world premiere 2-CD set features entire score in stereo, including rare "Intermission" music dropped from prints of film! Highlights are many but of particular note are dynamic sequences for orchestra plus massive chorus throughout. Action cues are exciting. Climax that brings close to part one of film (Battle Of Naseby) is also magnificent. Towering above all is powerhouse coda to entire score, with fortissimo orchestra & chorus ringing triumphant major chords to bring masterful score to spectacular close. Disc 2 presents complete 1970 Capitol LP in stereo from original album masters, offering admittedly compelling dialog (with music excerpts underneath) spoken by two masters of their craft. Spectacular package features original album cover plus exciting alternate "flipper" cover, handsomely designed by Joe Sikoryak. Informative notes by Frank De Wald complete nice set. Frank Cordell conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains! SOLD OUT!
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    CD 1
    01. Main Titles (3:01)
    02. "Such Talk Is Treason" (1:26)
    03. Confrontation On Common Land (1:29)
    04. The Victim (0:51)
    05. "Aye - A Beggar" (1:50)
    06. Arrest Them All (1:07)
    07. The King's Dilemma (2:13)
    08. Parliament Is Dissolved (1:48)
    09. "Think Well On It" (1:41)
    10. The River Crossing (0:28)
    11. "Be On Your Guard" (1:05)
    12. The Battle Ends (1:43)
    13. The New Army (2:31)
    14. "By God - We Have Him" (1:13)
    15. Battle Of Naseby (7:16)
    16. Intermission Overture (4:21)
    17. Act II: Parliament In Session (1:53)
    18. Retreat To Oxford (2:45)
    19. "Do You Not Rise Sir" (0:32)
    20. Deportation (4:10)
    21. New Army To Parliament (0:50)
    22. Blind Man's Bluff (1:43)
    23. A Crown So Easily Recovered (1:45)
    24. The Hanging (3:34)
    25. The Great Hall (1:12)
    26. Prelude To Execution (7:07)
    27. The Axe Falls (4:23)
    28. "I Will Destroy You" (2:57)
    29. Wear A Crown (1:36)
    30. "Away With This Bauble" (Finale) (3:18)

    Total CD 1 Time: 72:38

    CD 2 The Original LP Album
    01. Main Title; Why Are You Leaving England? (5:41)
    02. This Is The Common Land (1:37)
    03. ...Declare War On My Own People? (2:05)
    04. Parliament... Is Not A Gathering Of Lackeys To The King (1:22)
    05. My Lord Strafford, You Will Rid Us Of These Troublemakers (1:37)
    06. A Warrant Upon A Charge Of High Treason (1:52)
    07. An Institution Is Known As Democracy (2:30)
    08. This Nation Is Now In A State Of Civil War (2:29)
    09. The Battle At Edgehill (3:14)
    10. The New Army (4:02)
    11. By God, We Have Him! (0:55)
    12. The Battle At Naseby (4:16)
    13. King Charles Is Arrested (1:14)
    14. The Army Will Not Stand Down (1:46)
    15. An England Without A King Is Unthinkable (2:29)
    16. I Will Have This King's Head, Aye, And The Crown Upon It (1:04)
    17. I Am No Ordinary Prisoner, Sir (2:33)
    18. Warrant For The Death Of A King (2:20)
    19. From A Corruptible To An Incorruptible Crown (1:37)
    20. I Will See This Nation Properly Governed, Epilogue (6:15)

    Total CD 2 Time: 51:47