Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 268
Date: 1991
Time: 59:17
Tracks: 29
World premiere release of slam-bang Bill Conti soundtrack for rough tough funny tale about fictitious Texas State Armadillos who come out from under variety of losing scenarios to become winners. SOLD OUT!

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  • World premiere release of slam-bang Bill Conti soundtrack for rough tough funny tale about fictitious Texas State Armadillos (partly based on real-life 1988 scandal at Southern Methodist University) who come out from under variety of losing scenarios to become winners. Stan Dragoti directs, Scott Bakula, Robert Loggia, Sinbad, Hector Elizondo star. Conti tackles tried-and-true underdog formula with his signature sports vernacular, creating a veritable Rocky-on-steroids score, right down to the sizzling trumpet over blazing guitars, strings, percussion. Variety has some say with thematic power writing trading with stirring major-key anthem material for brass choir plus militaristic ideas for training sequences. Electronic fanfares plus some country twang also find spots on the team! Though muscular feel of score partners with contemporary rock idiom, Conti himself describes score as "never meant to be funny". Entire score presented in stereo from original session elements vaulted in pristine condition by Paramount Pictures. Several alternates are also presented after main program. Bill Conti conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain! SOLD OUT!

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    The Album
    01. Main Title (2:31)
    02. Ed’s the New Coach/Open Tryouts (1:39)
    03. Tattoo Somebody! (1:52)
    04. Tattoo Somebody!(original version) (1:23)
    05. Featherstone Follies/The Story on Blake (3:34)
    06. Blake Meets Suzanne/The Iron Men (0:57)
    07. Planetarium Source (0:32)
    08. The Blocking Sled/Prep for Game (3:12)
    09. Blake Talks to Ed (original version) (1:23)
    10. Blake Gets Benched (1:32)
    11. Blake Talks to Ed (revised) (0:43)
    12. Prisoners Arrive/Miners Game (4:18)
    13. Bar Room Brawl (2:02)
    14. The New Kicker/Lucy Takes a Shower (2:48)
    15. Can We Walk?/First Kiss/Why Don’t You Tell Him?/Blake Quits (2:07)

    16. Back to School (2:25)
    17. Up Yours, Phil! (1:44)
    18. Morning Wake Up (1:10)
    19. 10M2 (unused) (1:47)
    20. Featherstone Gets It (0:57)
    21. The Big Ending (3:02)

    22. Main Title (big guitar opening) (2:31)
    23. Ed’s the New Coach)(guitar opening) (1:17)
    24. Featherstone Follies (film version) (1:43)
    25. The Story on Blake (film version) (1:05)
    26. Prep for Game (original, alt. bass) (1:04)
    27. Up Yours, Phil! (alt. mix) (1:44)
    28. Main Title (lower guitar opening) (2:32)
    29. Main Title (alternate) (2:32)

  • Composed and Conducted by Bill Conti.

    Recorded on August 20, 21, 26, 29, and September 1, 1991, at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, California and on August 22, 1991, at Columbia Stage, Culver City, California, and on August 27, 30, and September 3, 1991, at Warner Bros. Scoring Stage, Burbank, California.

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

    Bill Conti

    Carl Fortina

    Brian O'Connor
    Joseph Meyer
    Mark Adams
    James Atkinson
    Steven Becknell
    Jeffrey De Rosa
    David A. Duke
    Yvonne Moriarty
    Diane Muller
    John Reynolds
    Steven Silverman
    James Thatcher
    Richard Todd
    Brad Warnaar

    John T. Johnson
    Norman Pearson
    James Self

    Rick Baptist
    Warren Luening
    Malcolm McNab
    Charles Davis
    Joseph Davis
    Robert Findley
    Gary Grant
    Larry Hall
    Walter I. Johnson
    Robert O'Donnell
    Frank Szabo

    Michael Baird
    Larry Bunker
    Jim Keltner
    Emil Radocchia
    Dale Anderson
    Alan Estes
    Daniel Greco
    Stephen Houghton
    Peter Limonick
    Harvey Mason
    Joseph Porcaro
    Steven Schaeffer
    Alan Vavrin
    Jerry D. Williams
    Robert Zimmitti

    Charles Loper
    Steven Holtman
    Alan Kaplan
    Richard Nash
    Phillip Teele

    John Goux
    John Wheelock

    Leland Sklar
    Neil Stubenhaus
    Dennis Belfield

    Jackson Eskew

    Jackson Eskew (orchestrator)
    Robert Bornstein (supervising copyist)
    Jeffrey Jones (copyist)
    Roberta McIntosh (copyist)
    Margaret Maryatt (copyist)
    Philip Azelton (copyist)
    Victor Sagerquist (copyist, proofreader, librarian)
    Emmet Estren (librarian)