SEBASTIAN

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 250
Date: 1968
Time: 1:17:28
Tracks: 44
Cool disc for Jerry Goldsmith fans! World premiere release in any format of complete original soundtrack from 1968 mod-era spy tale set within British Intelligence, directed by David Greene, starring Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Sir John Gielgud. World of then-high tech computers, soaring IQ's, secret codes and staff of crackerjack decoders captured by composer with meld of snappy rhythm, cool melody. Main theme, rooted firmly in major key, remains one of Goldsmith's most infectious. In balance is richly expressive trumpet line for more romantic side of tale. Mystery, suspense also plays solid role, especially in latter cues. Entire score presented from mono elements as heard in picture, courtesy Paramount Pictures. CD also offers cool extra treat! After exhaustive search, actual multi-track stereo masters for original 1968 Dot label album surface, courtesy UMG and Geffen, allowing first ever licensed release on CD. Stunning audio quality allows terrific presentation of classic record made by Goldsmith (and Dot producer Tom Mack) way back when! While a mere 25 minutes long, their album encapsulated major thematic material beautifully. And another extra! Intrada CD offers unused Tristram Cary music, including variety of Sputnik Code sequences, all in stereo, all courtesy Tristram Cary estate. Flipper cover allows choice of original Dot artwork, film campaign. Definitely a must for groovy sixties soundtrack fans. Jerry Goldsmith conducts. Intrada Special Collection available while quantities and interest remain! SOLD OUT!

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  • Cool disc for Jerry Goldsmith fans! World premiere release in any format of complete original soundtrack from 1968 mod-era spy tale set within British Intelligence, directed by David Greene, starring Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Sir John Gielgud. World of then-high tech computers, soaring IQ's, secret codes and staff of crackerjack decoders captured by composer with meld of snappy rhythm, cool melody. Main theme, rooted firmly in major key, remains one of Goldsmith's most infectious. In balance is richly expressive trumpet line for more romantic side of tale. Mystery, suspense also plays solid role, especially in latter cues. Entire score presented from mono elements as heard in picture, courtesy Paramount Pictures. CD also offers cool extra treat! After exhaustive search, actual multi-track stereo masters for original 1968 Dot label album surface, courtesy UMG and Geffen, allowing first ever licensed release on CD. Stunning audio quality allows terrific presentation of classic record made by Goldsmith (and Dot producer Tom Mack) way back when! While a mere 25 minutes long, their album encapsulated major thematic material beautifully. And another extra! Intrada CD offers unused Tristram Cary music, including variety of Sputnik Code sequences, all in stereo, all courtesy Tristram Cary estate. Flipper cover allows choice of original Dot artwork, film campaign. Definitely a must for groovy sixties soundtrack fans. Jerry Goldsmith conducts. Intrada Special Collection available while quantities and interest remain!
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    Original Dot Motion Picture Score Album
    01. Main Title (2:32)
    02. You Gotta Let Me Go (2:41)
    03. The Decoders (2:35)
    04. Checkmate (2:13)
    05. Carol's Apartment (2:57)
    06. Comes The Night (Goldsmith-Shaper) (2:38)
    07. Night Scene (1:11)
    08. The Trip (2:27)
    09. Sputnik Code (Tristram Cary) 1:51
    10. First Day At Work (3:21)
    Total Album Time = 24:52

    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    11. The Red Insect (2:30)
    12. Main Title (3:56)
    13. First Day At Work (3:14)
    14. The Decoders (2:49)
    15. Night Scene (1:01)
    16. Juke Box Jury Number (0:12)
    17. A Matter For Thought (0:35)
    18. A Visit To Carol (0:58)
    19. Under Observation (Checkmate #2) (0:35)
    20. The Pursuit (Checkmate #3) (1:04)
    21. Checkmate (Checkmate #1) (0:56)
    22. In A Bad Way (0:55)
    23. The Interior Decorator (0:28)
    24. Caught In The Act (0:32)
    25. No Answer (Carol's Apartment #2) (1:07)
    26. A New Assignment (0:54)
    27. Jodrell Bank (1:09)

    28. The Wrong Address (Carol's Apartment #1) (1:43)
    29. Comes The Night (Carol's Theme)(Goldsmith-Shaper) (2:02)
    30. The Trip (1:55)
    31. The Right Address (0:49)
    32. End Title (3:40)
    Total Soundtrack Time = 34:01

    Unused Tristram Cary Material
    33. Sputnik Code Revision - Code With Morse (1:37)
    34. Sputnik Code Revision - Code Without Morse (0:11)
    35. Sputnik Code Revision - Proper Speed (Full Mix) (3:56)
    36. Loop 1 - Clicks And Scrapes (0:56)
    37. Loop 2 - Electronic Codes (0:55)
    38. Loop 3 - Rattle And Low Notes (0:48)
    39. Sputnik Code - Very Wild Mix (2:10)
    40. Sputnik Code - Mix With Code (1:48)
    41. Final Code Mix - With 10-Second Pulse Removed (1:09)
    42. Code 1 (1:08)
    43. Code 3 (1:04)
    44. Assorted Sounds For Titles (2:20)
    Total Tristram Cary Material = 18:23

  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack to Sebastian—recorded in England with a large orchestra—was released in 1968 on an LP by Dot Records, Paramount Pictures’ record label. The album program combined cues from the original film soundtrack sessions with special album arrangements of one score selection (“The Decoders”) and the film’s two songs (“Comes the Night” by Goldsmith–Shaper and “You Gotta Let Me Go” by Bowers–Butler)—as well as Tristram Cary’s “Sputnik Code” from the film soundtrack.

    Although once thought lost, a lengthy search yielded the original three- and fourtrack session masters for the record album, which had been assembled in Hollywood in January 1968. They were located in a New York vault and had survived in beautiful condition. While the Dot album was a brief 25 minutes in length, album producer Tom Mack managed to encapsulate all of Goldsmith’s thematic material. For our CD, a brand new two-track stereo mix was made at Intrada, and the original album now appears complete—presented in crisp, beautiful audio (tracks 1–10). Premiering as tracks 11–32 is a program of Goldsmith’s chronological score as heard in the film itself, restored by Chris Malone from the monaural music stem. Some of the material is repeated from the Dot program, albeit in different edits and takes, and, unavoidably, in different sound quality. The actual soundtrack cues for Sebastian are frequently quite short. For our “film soundtrack” presentation, we began by doing an assembly similar to the LP, but soon realized most of the cues, while brief, had genuine beginnings and endings and actually played as whole pieces of music, even when only a few seconds in length. We opted to allow each individual soundtrack cue to play as written for the film.

    Following the soundtrack are unused electronic sequences written by Tristram Cary (tracks 33–44), transferred from the composer’s own tapes and presented here with the kind permission of the Tristram Cary Estate.

    Travel with us now back in time and enjoy Jerry Goldsmith and his orchestra playing the score for Sebastian with a wink and a smile and a mod-sixties-style hip flavor!

    —Douglass Fake and Lukas Kendall