World premiere CD release of Laurence Rosenthal soundtrack for James Keach picture set during Vietnam war, starring Keith Carradine, Steve Railsback. Film was initial original film venture for USA Network, helped bring attention to young broadcaster. Rosenthal creates powerful thematic material, surrounds with action ideas, melodic ones as well. As composer explains, main thematic material is not militaristic, nor even American in tone, but more Romantic in period feel, even Wagnerian. Other highlights include zigzag action rhythms of "Escape To Bonn", "The Hunters", which are some of Rosenthal's most exciting cues ever. Entire album was assembled from 1/4" 15 ips stereo session tapes maintained by the composer in pristine condition. Laurence Rosenthal conducts. Intrada Signature Edition release available while quantities and interest remains!
This CD of Laurence Rosenthal’s compelling
and dramatic original soundtrack from The Forgotten was assembled and mastered
from pristine-condition 1/4″ 15-ips two-track stereo session mixes made at
Evergreen Recording Studios. Included within the assembly are Rosenthal’s complete
piano source cues, albeit they do not appear in their entirety in the finished film.
Several of the orchestral cues are truncated in the film as well but they are included here
in complete form, exactly as they were recorded.
While the entire score—with its elegant main theme and variety of dramatic cues—
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bears noting, we would like to spotlight the particularly intense cue entitled “The Hunters.”
Here, with dynamic low string and brass rhythms, staccato figures for woodwinds
and propulsive percussion including xylophone, Rosenthal offers what is surely one of
the most exciting and energetic action sequences of his long and distinguished career.
We invite you now to tour the dramatic musical world of The Forgotten, with
Laurence Rosenthal as your guide.