World premiere expanded CD release of dynamic Bill Conti soundtrack from George Peppard prisoner escapee tale starring director as star. Conti anchors with stirring theme offering crisp, trumpet-led ROCKY vibe, surrounds with array of ideas in all manner of style, from funky to dramatic, from gentle to powerful. Tender piano treatments, aggressive, rhythmic main theme are highlights but Conti-penned vocals (sung by De Etta Metoyer, Nelson Pigford) also sparkle. Intrada presents all original 1979 MCA album contents from mint condition album masters, courtesy UMG, then adds wealth of previously unreleased score from original 1/4" 15 ips two-track stereo session mixes. Cool, crisp score! Bill Conti conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains! SOLD OUT!
Paul C. Shure
Jay A. Rosen