THOSE CALLOWAYS

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 238
Date: 1965
Time: 1:16:26
Tracks: 32
Intrada proudly presents sumptuous, tuneful Max Steiner soundtrack for Walt Disney family classic, directed by Norman Tokar, with Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Brandon De Wilde, Linda Evans. Gorgeous New England setting plus dramatic tale of attempts to build sanctuary for wild geese being hunted for sport inspires Steiner to create magnificent waltzing main theme for geese plus proud Calloway family theme, lumbering idea for family bear, young lovers theme, Indian theme, much more. Dramatic material is strong, gentle material is beautiful. Steiner also finds room to create intense, powerful action music for hunt sequence pitting boy and dog against raging cat. Enough melodies for three movies! Adding to CD's appeal are two numbers written for movie by legendary Disney songwriters Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman. Intrada CD offers complete score in stereo from actual 1/2" three-channel scoring session masters preserved in mint condition in bountiful Disney vaults. Colorful "flipper" packaging allows choice of front cover artwork! Max Steiner conducts. SOLD OUT!

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  • Intrada proudly presents sumptuous, tuneful Max Steiner soundtrack for Walt Disney family classic, directed by Norman Tokar, with Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Brandon De Wilde, Linda Evans. Gorgeous New England setting plus dramatic tale of attempts to build sanctuary for wild geese being hunted for sport inspires Steiner to create magnificent waltzing main theme for geese plus proud Calloway family theme, lumbering idea for family bear, young lovers theme, Indian theme, much more. Dramatic material is strong, gentle material is beautiful. Steiner also finds room to create intense, powerful action music for hunt sequence pitting boy and dog against raging cat. Enough melodies for three movies! Adding to CD's appeal are two numbers written for movie by legendary Disney songwriters Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman. Intrada CD offers complete score in stereo from actual 1/2" three-channel scoring session masters preserved in mint condition in bountiful Disney vaults. Colorful "flipper" packaging allows choice of front cover artwork! Max Steiner conducts.
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    The Album
    01. Opening Theme (3:12)
    02. After Fight (0:52)
    03. Wild Geese Theme (1:47)
    04. Meet Keg (1:53)
    05. Bridie Theme (1:15)
    06. Bucky And Bridie (1:33)
    07. Ermine (1:27)
    08. Indian Theme (3:50)
    09. Sets Broken Leg (2:15)
    10. Mink Fun (3:37)
    11. Weasel In Jackpine Valley (4:38)
    12. Fights (6:01)
    13. Fur Inspection (1:08)
    14. Silent Night (2:52)
    15. Angel (3:33)
    16. Courting Time (3:09)
    17. $400 Down (1:19)
    18. Keg Awakens (2:44)

    19. Build A Better One (2:36)
    20. Nice Offer (1:11)
    21. The Cabin Raising Song (1:12)
    22. Montage (The Cabin Raising Song) (2:13)
    23. Rhyme-Around (3:41)
    24. Ashamed (2:15)
    25. Bucky Fights (0:46)
    26. Fire (1:30)
    27. Accident (3:42)
    28. Vigil (1:45)
    29. Cam Recovers (3:01)
    30. Closing Theme (1:56)
    Total Album Time: 74:02

    The Extras
    31. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (0:43)
    32. You Were Meant For Me (1:30)
    Total Extras Time: 2:15

  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    For one of his final feature film scores, capping a glorious career that spanned all manner of classic films, Max Steiner created over an hour’s worth of rich, warmly American music for Walt Disney’s 1965 outdoor adventure Those Calloways.

    For this premiere release of the soundtrack, featuring every note of music Steiner recorded for the film, Intrada was given access to the complete recording session elements, originally made on multi-channel 35mm magnetic film and later transferred intact onto 2″ analog tape. Still later, these elements were transferred into digital formats to be vaulted alongside the other audio elements of the picture. Thanks to Disney’s legendary reputation for preserving their elements with care, every channel for every cue, including overdubs for the two rousing songs written by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman, survived in beautiful condition. Though the film itself was presented in mono only, having the original multi-track elements made it possible for us to prepare new two-track stereo mixes of every cue. As was common during this era of three-channel recording, most of the instruments are panned in a fashion similar to what one hears today—with the exception of the numerous string solos, sweetly favored by Steiner, which are almost always heard from the left, whether violin, viola or cello. However, basses still play from their customary center-right position. Steiner also grouped all of his brass together on the right. Woodwinds, percussion and a generous amount of harp are richly spread across the entire sound field.

    With the exception of two source cues appearing as “extras,” we are presenting everything in picture sequence. We considered separating the two songs from the score for listening purposes but soon realized that, besides offering substantial musical merits of their own, the music for at least one of the numbers (“The Cabin Raising Song”) was also an important thematic component of the following Steiner cue (“Montage”) and having this song prior to the orchestral piece (as in the film) gave both pieces additional meaning. For continuity’s sake, the other song (“Rhyme-Around”) also appears in its correct place in the original film order. Numerous truncated takes of “Rhyme-Around” were recorded in mono only, including a longer (albeit still mono) version sung by several cast members. Interestingly, one complete take by studio singers and musicians was made and it is that unedited, full version we are presenting here. Since no ending was needed for this song in the film, none was ever recorded—the original engineers simply faded each take into silence. Regarding “Bucky Fights,” the cue Steiner recorded was dropped from the film and replaced with an edited repeat of an earlier cue, “After Fight.” We have included Steiner’s original unused cue here.

    Two source cues also appear on this CD in the “Extras” section. The first is a crisp stereo instrumental take of “You Were Meant For Me” by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, made by Steiner at the scoring sessions. As with “Rhyme-Around,” only a portion of the piece was needed for the film so Steiner did not record an ending for the cue. However, this time, no fade was made during the sessions so Steiner only recorded the amount needed for the film. In fact, the very last bar recorded happens to be a solo clarinet figure awkwardly stopping literally in the middle of a run. For listening purposes, we have engineered our own board fade during the last several bars of this piece so that the tail of the fade ends more pleasingly on the last note of this clarinet figure. The other source cue is a straightforward a cappella arrangement by Steiner for voices in unison, recorded for a family Christmas gathering.

    One final note: Though the stereo audio is detailed and the sound itself quite vibrant, the master elements, recorded nearly a half-century ago, exhibited some modest tape hiss due to their age. As is our norm here at Intrada, we made efforts to minimize unwanted pops and other noises where possible, but did not employ noise reduction circuitry or otherwise interfere with the original sound captured at the sessions. What Steiner recorded is what you get. And, in this case, it is richly scored music indeed.

    —Douglass Fake


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    Those Calloways
    Composed and Conducted by Max Steiner
    Recorded July 27, 28, 29 and August 4, 1964, at Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California.

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

    CONDUCTOR
    Max Steiner
    Franklyn Marks

    ORCHESTRA MANAGER
    Cecil A. Crandall

    VIOLIN
    Dan Lube
    Joseph Livoti
    Howard Griffin
    Sam Ross
    Marshall Sosson
    Dorothy Wade
    Herman Clebanoff
    Bob Levine
    Jack Pepper
    Al Steinberg
    Leonard Malarsky
    Heiman Weinstine
    Ralph Schaeffer
    Ray Martinez
    Eunice Wennermark
    Sigmund Ziebel

    VIOLA
    Paul Robyn
    Robert Ostrowsky
    Joseph Di Fiore
    Allan Harshman
    Maurice Keltz
    Michel Perriere

    CELLO
    Eleanor Slatkin
    Justin Di Tullio
    Paul Bergstrom
    Naoum Benditzky
    Harold Schneier
    Jesse Ehrlich

    BASS
    Jess Bourgeois
    Michael Dvorak
    Peter Mercurio
    Abe Luboff

    FLUTE
    James R. Briggs
    Arthur C. Smith

    OBOE
    Gordon Schoneberg

    CLARINET
    Mitchell Lurie
    George Smith
    Teddy Krise

    BASSOON
    Ken Lowman
    Vic Massie

    FRENCH HORN
    Jim Decker
    Wally Linder
    Fred Fox
    Bill Hinshaw

    TRUMPET
    Larry Sullivan
    John Audino
    Phil Candreva

    TROMBONE
    Hoyt Bohannon
    Frank Sullivan
    George Oliver

    TUBA
    Sam Rice

    PERCUSSION
    Chet Ricord
    Frank Horscroft

    HARP
    Gail Laughton

    PIANO/CELESTE
    Norma Drury

    GUITAR/BANJO
    Allan Reuss
    Alton Hendrickson

    ACCORDION
    Frank Messina