Featured with this week’s release of Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
(Volume 1) by veteran Alan Silvestri is the composer’s action-packed 2-CD soundtrack to Judge Dredd
, the 1995 original starring Sylvester Stallone. The former showcases Silvestri using his orchestra to create a rich, evocative musical world of history, science and the galaxies. The latter simply unleashes the orchestra in a muscular display of grim futuristic action. Both scores were recorded in London, with Cosmos
recorded by Simon Rhodes and mixed by Dennis Sands and Dredd
helmed fully by Sands. Intrada has released a number of Alan Silvestri soundtracks, including some of his most famous. The two within this paragraph are further examples of his melodic ingenuity, riveting excitement and powerful command of the orchestra!
Our latest featured title on sale, On The Waterfront
, has much in common with our current world premiere new release, The Caine Mutiny
. Both soundtracks underscore multi Oscar-nominated films. The nominations for each included not only Best Actor and Best Picture nods but nominations for Best Original Score as well. Both hail from 1954 and both were released by Columbia Pictures. In fact, it’s fun to note that Marlon Brando had lost the prestigious Best Actor Academy Award in 1951 to Humphrey Bogart when his performance in A Streetcar Named Desire
lost the honor to The African Queen
, but in 1954, Brando came back and took the prize away from Bogart for his legendary work in the landmark On The Waterfront
. The Caine Mutiny
by Max Steiner and On The Waterfront
by Leonard Bernstein both belong in any film music library. No question about it.
A pretty cool previously unreleased classic (in every sense of the word) becomes yours to own starting this Tuesday, May 30. See Roger’s “Pre-Release Discussion” for some easy clues if you want to know what the score is before this coming Monday eve, when the artwork and sound samples will be posted. It’s kind of fun to recall this film went toe-to-toe with another classic film for numerous major Academy Awards that year - including best original score. Now, thanks to the studio and Intrada, this exciting score is available at last!
Our newest release hits this coming Tuesday the 16th, on the heels of Jerry Goldsmith’s posthumous and long overdue recognition of his magnificent career this week with a Hollywood “Walk Of Fame” Star. The release brings us full circle with the composer in a 3-CD set that offers a great title oft-presented but ironically never truly complete, until now. Enjoy it all at last, totally remastered and featuring some really cool never-before-heard music. It’s always an honor to be associated with this legendary composer’s influential film scores. It began in 1986 with MGM’s big summer film at the time, and none of us imagined we’d survive the challenges. We did. Interestingly, after that project, I enjoyed meeting soon-to-be Goldsmith producer extraordinaire Robert Townson. Mentioning him feels appropriate since we had similar origin stories. Bob and I got together here in the office, established a channel for expanding Intrada’s sales into Canada and talked about our ambitions to see every one of Goldsmith’s extraordinary works made available on album. For my part, the earliest targets were obtaining the rights to Night Crossing
, a particular favorite then-unreleased score from Disney and also premiering on CD the scores for First Blood
and The Wind And The Lion
. Bob jumped in with Varese Sarabande and tackled the massive score to The Final Conflict
. And onwards we went. Anyway, let me focus on Intrada. Dozens and dozens of Goldsmith soundtracks became Intrada releases, many of them world premieres. Fun tidbit: Roger Feigelson came into the Intrada shop early on, snapped up a copy of First Blood
and mentioned his dream fulfilled would be an eagerly sought release of Night Crossing
. He got his dream fulfilled and eventually just joined up. Funny how things turn out. In any case, with more Goldsmith albums in production now, the list continues to grow. We hope you’ll support our latest effort, a familiar favorite given an all-new look and feel. Thank you.
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