Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 234
Date: 1972
Time: 0:43:21
Tracks: 18
World premiere release of flavorful western score for John Sturges picture starring Clint Eastwood finds composer offering one of his most exciting, evocative soundtracks of an amazing career.


Price: $19.99

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  • Doug's Tech Talk
  • Musicians List
  • Cool CD for Lalo Schifrin fans! World premiere release of flavorful western score for John Sturges picture starring Clint Eastwood finds composer offering one of his most exciting, evocative soundtracks of an amazing career. Main theme is tentative melody with somewhat muted harmonies underneath. Idea grows in considerable strength during course of score. Dynamic action cues get spotlight numerous times as well. Spanish-tinged motifs add further strength to musical tapestry! Intrada presents complete score from pristine condition multi-track stereo session elements courtesy Universal Pictures. Another cool asset: CD features complete cues, where picture sometimes truncates them! Highly informative liner notes by Schifrin authority Nick Redman plus "flipper" covers showcasing both original Universal/Malpaso campaign as well as dramatic "spaghetti" western approach complete exciting package. Play the album, read the notes, pick your cover! Lalo Schifrin conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!
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    01. Joe Kidd (Main Title) (3:10)
    02. Arrival (1:09)
    03. Chamas (0:27)
    04. There Was A Fire (3:25)
    05. Mitchell (1:08)
    06. Emilio (2:52)
    07. Harlan (1:58)
    08. Manolo (2:08)
    09. Rita (5:12)

    10. El Rebano (2:48)
    11. Lamarr (1:32)
    12. Jug (6:23)
    13. El Jay (1:08)
    14. Out Of Range (1:04)
    15. We Try, We Fail (0:50)
    16. Mingo (3:23)
    17. Point Blank( 2:51)
    18. Joe Kidd (End Title) (1:18)

  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    The recording sessions for Joe Kidd were captured on 35mm three-channel magnetic film and transferred onto 1/2″ 15 ips three-channel tape with a fourth channel dedicated to a synchronization pulse. These three-channel masters were maintained in the Universal vaults in beautiful condition. After BluWave Audio, the sound transfer division of Universal Studios, made digital transfers of each 1/2″ element, we folded them down into two-track stereo and assembled the score in picture sequence.

    As was customary for pictures recorded in threetrack stereo on the Universal scoring stage, overall acoustics were somewhat pinched due to the modest size of the room itself. Microphones were placed close to the players and a significant amount of room noise (chairs moving, instrument keys rattling, etc.) was a frequent result. These myriad sounds aren’t noticeable when mixed down with dialog and sound effects onto a single mono film soundtrack, of course. But with a brand-new stereo mix of just the scoring sessions, they are part of the performance itself. Happily, as a trade-off, the stereo separation and imaging of the score itself is vivid and instrumental colors are captured in crisp detail.

    Enjoy now our world premiere presentation of this flavorful Spanish-tinged western score, showcasing composer/conductor Lalo Schifrin at his melodic and action-filled best.

    —Douglass Fake


    Joe Kidd
    Composed and Conducted by Lalo Schifrin
    Recorded on March 13 & 14, 1972, 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

    Lalo Schifrin

    Sandy De Crescent

    Erno Neufeld
    George Kast
    Marvin Limonick
    Anatol Kaminsky
    Alexander Murray
    Sam Freed
    Jacob Krachmalnick
    Paul Shure
    Bonnie Douglas
    Israel Baker
    Alfred Lustgarten
    Josef Schoenbrun
    Gerald Vinci

    Virginia Majewski
    Milton Thomas
    Myer Bello
    Allan Harshman

    Edgar Lustgarten
    Eleanor Slatkin
    Raphael Kramer
    Fred Seykora

    Raymond Brown
    Abe Luboff

    Sheridon Stokes
    Ronald Langinger
    John Ellis
    John Neufeld
    Jack Marsh
    Melvin Tax

    Vincent De Rosa
    Richard Perissi
    David Duke

    Tony Terran
    John Audino

    Lloyd Ulyate
    Richard Noel
    George Roberts
    Richard Nash

    Kenneth Watson
    Larry Bunker
    Joe Porcaro

    Dorothy Remsen

    Ralph Grierson
    Michael Lang

    Thomas Tedesco
    Howard Roberts