Even in the wake of some heartbreaking news in the soundtrack catalogue business, there's a lot of excellent goings on with some of your favorite soundtrack labels:
First up, Intrada announced yesterday just one new CD release, but it's a big one: the world premiere of Alan Silvestri's score to 1990's Young Guns II. The Generation X-friendly Western series, which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips and Emilio Estevez as notorious outlaw Billy the Kid, had a strong pedigree for the sequel's score in Alan Silvestri (who, ironically, would score two modern Westerns that year, counting Back to the Future Part III). However, upon the film's initial release, "Blaze of Glory," a hit song written and performed for the film by Jon Bon Jovi, took center stage in the public's ear. Exactly one minute of Silvestri's score was released on the resultant Blaze of Glory LP, but Intrada's new limited edition release features the score in full after years of requests from fans.
Film Score Monthly gets one title closer to its much-dreaded closing up shop next year: a double-feature of science fiction scores by Nathan Van Cleave, composer for films such as Robinson Crusoe on Mars and Funny Face as well as episodes of The Twilight Zone (where he helped add the theremin to the musical shorthand of "creepy alien antics"). These relatively obscure scores - from 1958 sci-fi flicks The Space Children and The Colossus of New York - are surprisingly diverse despite their sparser arrangements (15 instruments, including three organs and an electric violin, performed on Space Children, while only piano, organ and celesta form the framework to Colossus). Despite that, this world premiere disc - limited to 1,500 copies - will make a great buy for the '50s sci-fi fan in your life.
Finally, our friends at Kritzerland are working on a very special title - one that's not a CD! The label's main man, Bruce Kimmel, made a big splash in the entertainment business with his film The First Nudie Musical (1976), which he acted in, co-directed and wrote both screenplay and soundtrack (which became Varese Sarabande's first-ever soundtrack release). Now, for its 35th anniversary, a Blu-Ray release has been announced for later this year. Mastered from the best surviving source of the film - the second-generation camera internegative (the original negative being lost), the set - due out in October or November, will feature a myriad of special features, including three commentary tracks, a documentary, deleted scenes, costume tests, trailers and radio spots and stills galleries! Read all about it here and keep your eyes peeled for more information as it's available.
The full track lists and links for the Intrada and FSM sets are after the jump.
Alan Silvestri, Young Guns II: Original Motion Picture Score (Intrada Special Collection Volume 181, 2011 - original film released 1990)
- Small Hands
- Lynch Mob
- Finish the Game
- Yoo Hoo
- Devil's Deal
- More Than Hello
- Tom Sees the Light
- Coy Dog
- Ride to Guano City *
- Little Tom Dies
- Garrett's Place
- Chavez's Wound
- You Gonna Shoot?
- Stolen Horse (Finale)
* denotes previously released track on Jon Bon Jovi's Blaze of Glory (Mercury 846 473-1, 1990). All other tracks previously unreleased.
Nathan Van Cleave, The Space Children / The Colossus of New York: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks (Film Score Monthly Vol. 14, No. 15, 2011 - original films released 1958)
- The Arrival (Humming Sound)
- A Friendly Hand/The Thunderer (Launching Center)
- The Brain's Descent Pt. 1/The Brain's Descent Pt. 2
- No Swimming/Search for the Brain/The Brain/Strange Conduct/For Two Cents
- Gamble Chases Tim/The Brain Protects Tim
- Joe is Dead
- Get It Out/What is It?/Hide It/Tonight
- Dave Becomes Paralyzed
- Truck Stops
- Sentry Shack
- Hank Views the Brain
- The Brain's Message
- The Unexpected
- Doctor and Brain
- Open Sesame/Zero Hour
- The Barricade/Brain's Departure & Finale
- Main Title/Machinery
- Famous Man
- Jeremy is Killed
- Dr. Spensser Operates
- Family Chapel
- Jeremy's Brain
- Alpha Waves
- The Colossus/Decision to Live
- Don't Goad Me/Billy and the Giant
- The Missing Billy
- Moonlight Walk/The Forced Kiss/Out of the Shadows
- The End of Henry/A Very Loud Crash
- A Toy for Billy/U.N. Building
- Colossus Falls
- Farewell Party
Tracks 1-17 from The Space Children. Tracks 18-34 from The Colossus of New York. All tracks previously unreleased.
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