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 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 7:59 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)



World premiere of Alan Silvestri soundtrack for Stephen Hopkins action-thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Forest Whitaker. Only one cue was previously available in 1994 on Sony label release with mostly songs unrelated to Silvestri score. Now Intrada addresses that situation at last. Tommy Lee Jones seethes over misfortunes during Irish terrorism activities, is incarcerated, breaks out and targets Bridges who now works in Boston bomb squad. Their numerous explosive confrontations give Silvestri ample room for lengthy, dynamic 73-minute large-scale score. Interestingly, while Silvestri fills climactic chase scenes with his signature propulsive action music, he actually builds intensity through slow-burn approach, with complex string writing, aggressive percussion segments, bursts of energetic brass all moving inexorably towards powerhouse chase sequences. Customary for composer with big action pictures, Silvestri anchors with small motifs that he can build larger ideas upon. Cohesion is established largely through harmonic devices. This is intense, involved scoring! Intrada CD presented from two-track digital scoring session masters courtesy MGM, including "Prince's Day (Main Title)", the solitary cue available earlier. As Bridges' wife is concert violinist, and 4th of July concert plays big role in climax of picture, Silvestri adapts, conducts brief segments of Tchaikovsky chestnut, "1812 Overture" for use in film. We include those as "extras" as well. Fun to hear Silvestri and crackerjack Hollywood musicians doing Tchaikovsky! Muscular, intense, brooding, exciting score! Alan Silvestri conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains!
Price: $19.99

01. Prince’s Day (Main Title) (2:28)
02. The Escape (4:31)
03. M.I.T. Arrival (1:16)
04. Bomb Squad (3:47)
05. Flashbacks (0:42)
06. Serendipity (0:50)
07. Gaerity Sets Up Shop (2:06)
08. Blanket Gets It (2:11)
09. Bomb Site (1:17)
10. Bake Sale Spy (0:29)
11. Playing The Angle (3:16)
12. Trolley Bomb Site (1:00)
13. Cortez Goes Boom (1:16)
14. Red Herring Du Jour (11:25)
15. Shut Him Down (0:31)
16. Explosive Headset (1:28)
17. Too Easy (2:48)
18. Kite Fixer (2:06)
19. Searching The Docks (2:56)
20. Gaerity’s Hideout (1:25)
21. Saint Max (4:52)
22. Computer Search (1:02)
23. You Don’t Know Me (2:12)
24. At The Dolphin (0:50)
25. Nail Bomb (0:58)
26. For Your Lovely Wife (0:46)
27. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (Last Bomb) (1:00)
28. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (Bomb Struggle) (1:23)
29. Final Fight (3:40)
30. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (Desperate Run) (2:01)
31. Brakeless In Boston (3:08)
32. Everybody Loves A Hero (1:40)

The Extras
33. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (Rehearsal #1) (0:31)
34. Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (Rehearsal #2) (0:28)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Never saw the film or heard this score but being the fan of Silvestris earlier output instant buy for me.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Has that Judge Dredd vibe to it. That's my hands down favorite Silvestri score. I might get this after all.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 9:10 PM   
 By:   Burk Whittenburg   (Member)

Great score, nice way to close out the year Intrada.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

Nice one. I didn't suspect this. Great Silvestri score, indeed.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Here's the link to Intrada's page, with clips: http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8507/.f

And here's the front cover (the above image is on the flip side):

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Thanks again to Intrada.
This score means a lot to me. In '94 I was ( and still am) a big Silvestri fan and my soundtrack collecting had just hit full stride. I was buying most of the scores to new films at the time. It was a highschool favorite that I went back and saw at least 4 times, rushed out to buy the soundtrack and was crushed to only get one track of score.
I wanted it SO badly. I wish I could teleport this CD back to my 16 year-old self.

I cannot wait to get my hands on it and finally fill this huge gap in my collection with this lifelong unreleased favorite.

Thank you!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 11:30 PM   
 By:   xG-MONEYx   (Member)

Thanks again to Intrada.
This score means a lot to me. In '94 I was ( and still am) a big Silvestri fan and my soundtrack collecting had just hit full stride. I was buying most of the scores to new films at the time. It was a highschool favorite that I went back and saw at least 4 times, rushed out to buy the soundtrack and was crushed to only get one track of score.
I wanted it SO badly. I wish I could teleport this CD back to my 16 year-old self.

I cannot wait to get my hands on it and finally fill this huge gap in my collection with this lifelong unreleased favorite.

Thank you!!!!!


AGREED!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

Here's the link to Intrada's page, with clips: http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8507/.f

And here's the front cover (the above image is on the flip side):



This artwork is great, the flipside artwork reminds me to much of the "annoying" songcompilation edition.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

very nice release! Explosive 90's action and suspense music classic Silvestri (maybe 73 min will be a bit too long but oh well)


BTW, I dont like Intrada's redesigned web too much. Too big pics, clicking for hidden tracklisting, info put twice...

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Listening to the samples, the "trolley bomb site" reminds me of Patrick Doyle's Dead Again in the strings, there's also that 'da dadadaa' motif from Dredd popping up. Nice to have this released alongside Abyss.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 4:39 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

After nearly 20 years, "Saint Max" will finally be mine! I'm glad they chose it for sampling but the selection used doesn't give you the full breadth of the cue. IMHO it's one of the best single cues of Silvestri's career.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   LEONCIO   (Member)

Excellent soundtrack to Alan Silvestri, with a bright main topic leimotif and a magnificent use of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Buy the cd. Do not hesitate.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

And much better sounding than the (much shorter to 'boot') unofficial release as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

I don't know, this kinda sounds like Silvestri on a backup generator. Has never grabbed me. By comparison to everything else that has come out, including Silvestri's own The Abyss, this one seems like it can be put on the wait list. Perhaps I'll get it once it is close to going OOP.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 6:19 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Another fantastic surprise. The labels really pull out all the stops at year´s end.

Could be one of the best years for soundtrack collectors yet!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   dpsternan   (Member)

I don't know, this kinda sounds like Silvestri on a backup generator. Has never grabbed me. By comparison to everything else that has come out, including Silvestri's own The Abyss, this one seems like it can be put on the wait list. Perhaps I'll get it once it is close to going OOP.

Going to have to agree with you on this one. I'm not sure where all the crazy amounts of praise are coming from - the sample tracks seem fine, but not all that special.

Definitely looking forward to my Abyss CD from Varese though.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

This film was one of the worst, and i really do mean WORST films id ever had the misfortune to to pay to see at the theater.

I like Silvestri but cannot remember the score as the film was so bad i have all but erased it from my memory.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Jeff M   (Member)

Whoa! CAn't believe this flew right under my radar. INSTANT order. This is a powerhouse score by Silvestri. Really loved the movie too for its stylish direction and non-stop suspense set pieces. Miss seeing Stephen Hopkins work on the big screen. Regardless of the film he seemed to be able to get the best out of his composers, ie: Ghost and The Darkness, Predator 2, Judgement Night, Lost in the Space etc.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

that's the best by goldsmith, silvestri and broughton for you?

BLOWN AWAY is a good score... maybe overpraised cause it has been unreleased till now.

I am not sure a +70 min length it's the best way to present it (look at the clips at intrada, many of them action cues with the same motif), but it's a very welcome release indeed.

 
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