This week’s new release is a 2-CD expansion of a lengthy score from the 80’s, full of fantasy and excitement. A single disc issued at the time of release offered just half of this wonderful score. Now we’re bringing you the rest of it! Artwork, contents and sound samples will be posted here at Intrada late tomorrow afternoon, Monday the 17th with orders going out later this week. And please take time, if you haven’t already done so, to look over the details for our Kickstarter campaign currently underway to re-record Dimitri Tiomkin’s intricate and suspenseful score from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Dial M For Murder, with William T. Stromberg conducting the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. Busy times!
Two items of interest for this Labor Day Holiday. One is a reminder of our ongoing Kickstarter Campaign to help cover the sizable fees necessary to bring about a brand new world-class Excalibur re-recording of the richly suspenseful, intricate, interior and ultimately exciting Dimitri Tiomkin score for Alfred Hitchcock’s famed 1954 thriller, Dial M For Murder. This is just the first of a number of projects Intrada has in various stages of pre-production, all with the esteemed William T. Stromberg as our conductor. So please help us reach our goal and make things happen!
Second is a head’s up re our new CD release for this coming Tuesday, September 4. “They’re just bottle caps, Doug” was the now familiar comment the composer made to me (and many others over the years) during a lunch meeting way back when. But this one is a bit more. Only a few moments of the composer’s score made it out on records. Now you’ll be able to enjoy it all, including oodles of alternates, mastered from pristine stereo session mixes vaulted by the studio involved. Artwork, contents and sound samples will be posted here at Intrada on Monday evening prior. Orders begin shipping on Tuesday the 4th. As they used to say back in the 50’s, “Be there or be square.”
Dimitri Tiomkin is the subject at hand. His terrific score for Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder to be more specific. And what a score it is! To bring it to vibrant life, Intrada has engaged the brilliance of Tiomkin authority Patrick Russ and the composer’s publisher to prepare the music for recording. Crowning this jewel of a project will be William T. Stromberg at the podium, conducting the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. To fully realize this landmark Excalibur recording, we have launched our very first Kickstarter campaign. We invite you to join us in supporting our efforts!
Intrada has a proven track record with numerous previous Excalibur releases, ranging from Ivanhoe and Jason And The Argonauts to Rio Conchos and Spellbound, by composers such as Miklos Rozsa, Bernard Herrmann and Jerry Goldsmith. We have placed on our drawing board a number of incredible film score projects in need of the Excalibur treatment and your support will help us move those from the drawing board to the recording stages. Let’s all look forward to having at our fingertips brand new recordings of more Hitchcock scores including Strangers On A Train (Tiomkin), Shadow Of A Doubt (Tiomkin), The Man Who Knew Too Much (Herrmann), Saboteur (Frank Skinner) and I Confess (Tiomkin) as well as many other scores so deserving of our attention: Joan Of Arc (Hugo Friedhofer), Black Patch (Goldsmith), Face Of A Fugitive (Goldsmith), Kipling’s Jungle Book (Rozsa) and so many others. I can hear ‘em playing in my head already!
Horror music comes your way on our latest new CD release for this Tuesday, August 21. It’s a modest title to be sure but scored by a master of the genre and available for the first time ever! Artwork, contents and sound samples will be posted on our site tomorrow, Monday eve.
A new Intrada 2-CD set, expanded by literally twice as much music as was previously available on a single disc, comes everyone’s way this Tuesday, August 7. Think rousing adventure-style music! Artwork, contents and sound samples will be posted on Monday afternoon prior. It’s a good one!