World premiere release of unused Jerry Goldsmith score for Rowdy Herrington boxing tale with Cuba Gooding, Jr., James Marshall, Robert Loggia, Brian Dennehy. Goldsmith anchors with tiny syncopated motif for low keyboards, basses, percussion, then surrounds with variety of larger ideas that grow from it. Rhythmic action is keynote but tender love theme also has some say. Highlight is five-minute final boxing sequence. Here, suspense & action play then finally give way to powerful statement for full orchestra. Grand moment! Intrada presents complete score from digital session mixes with crisp, dynamic stereo audio, courtesy Columbia Pictures & Sony Entertainment. CD produced for Intrada by veteran Goldsmith scoring mixer Bruce Botnick. Jerry Goldsmith conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain! SOLD OUT!
01. I Owe (2:04) 02. The Diner (0:44) 03. Good Luck/The Real Thing (1:52) 04. The Crowd (0:31) 05. Knock Out (2:16) 06. He's Mine (1:06) 07. Repayment (0:36) 08. I'd Rather Walk (0:47) 09. A Favor (2:36)
It’s a hot August
in the year 1991 and we’re embarking upon the pugilistic journey of a Gladiator.
Gladiator is an interesting score because of the eclectic choices that Jerry
made to aid the storytelling. Jerry was in the middle of three heroic sports films:
Hoosiers, Gladiator and Rudy—similar to his heroic generals group of films. His
approach turned out to be something different than what the director had in
mind and this score didn’t wind up in the film.
Technically, what you are hearing
on this album are live mixes as they
happened, without any overdubs,
overlays or remixes—everybody playing
live. The score was recorded on
the Sony Pictures Scoring Stage on a
Sony PCM-3348 digital 48-track. The
stereo mix was a 3-2 fold down to a
live Sony PCM-1630 stereo recorder.
We used 34 microphones (including
Neumann M-50s, AKG C12s and
Sony C37As) and Tube, Neve and Avalon
microphone preamps. Also along
for the ride were Jerry’s electronics—
ten stereo pairs which were fed directly
to the Neve mixing console.
This score is pound for pound
pure Jerry Goldsmith. Enjoy.