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 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

INTRADA Announces:



THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
Composed and Conducted by SOL KAPLAN
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 272

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold marked the beginning of a brief stint of projects Kaplan would score for Paramount Pictures in the mid ’60s, including Judith in 1966. He wrote a lonely, melancholy theme that captured both with the film’s cold, monochrome look and Richard Burton’s haunted, morally exhausted character. The melody, often performed as a gloomy saxophone solo shrouded in a heavy, relentless march of rumbling, low piano notes, dominates the score, repeating as if to underscore the futility of a bleak and quietly angry view of the world. The Spy score features a library of extended piano effects, created by striking, brushing or plucking the strings in various ways to create resonant, highly atmospheric sounds. These effects permeate the score, swamping the cues in mysterious, nocturnal textures and adding to the feeling of gloom and uncertainty.

For this release, Intrada presents not only the original stereo LP rerecorded program sourced from the master tapes, but also the film recording, complete and in stereo from the master elements stored at Paramount.

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold features British intelligence operative Alec Leamas (Richard Burton), a burnt-out veteran who returns from Germany to London after one of his operatives is shot. Leamas is keen to retire, but his superior asks him to undertake one last mission. He is to exaggerate his very real disillusionment and anger in order to move Eastern bloc agents in Britain to encourage him to defect. Once relocated in East Germany, he will provide Communists with evidence to implicate one of their top operatives, former Nazi officer Hans-Dieter Mundt, as a double agent and cause him to be executed—a slippery method of disposing of a major threat to British intelligence. But of course, nothing goes exactly as planned.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 272
Retail Price: $19.99
Available NOW
For track listing and sound samples, please visit
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8603/.f

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Nice main theme, but score may wear on you along the way. Sol has done better. But we know the story here, it is the type of score that does satisfy many loyal film music lovers. But not for the initiative.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Good, moody little score. Saw the film for the first time a few nights ago and enjoyed it.
Ignore the first clip though – it has as much to do with the real feel of the score as the album pop version of Hour of the Gun has in common with that score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

Definitely ordered, along with the Bernstein AVA Collection.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

seen the film a few times, but hearing the music alone is quite stunning.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   djintrepid   (Member)

Damnit! I'm trying to make my list shorter, not longer! Stop it, Intrada! Stop it!

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Oh, well, well done.

One of the perfect films, with one of the perfect little scores.

Oh, well, well done.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

INTRADA Announces:



THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
Composed and Conducted by SOL KAPLAN
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 272

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold marked the beginning of a brief stint of projects Kaplan would score for Paramount Pictures in the mid ’60s, including Judith in 1966. He wrote a lonely, melancholy theme that captured both with the film’s cold, monochrome look and Richard Burton’s haunted, morally exhausted character. The melody, often performed as a gloomy saxophone solo shrouded in a heavy, relentless march of rumbling, low piano notes, dominates the score, repeating as if to underscore the futility of a bleak and quietly angry view of the world. The Spy score features a library of extended piano effects, created by striking, brushing or plucking the strings in various ways to create resonant, highly atmospheric sounds. These effects permeate the score, swamping the cues in mysterious, nocturnal textures and adding to the feeling of gloom and uncertainty.

For this release, Intrada presents not only the original stereo LP rerecorded program sourced from the master tapes, but also the film recording, complete and in stereo from the master elements stored at Paramount.

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold features British intelligence operative Alec Leamas (Richard Burton), a burnt-out veteran who returns from Germany to London after one of his operatives is shot. Leamas is keen to retire, but his superior asks him to undertake one last mission. He is to exaggerate his very real disillusionment and anger in order to move Eastern bloc agents in Britain to encourage him to defect. Once relocated in East Germany, he will provide Communists with evidence to implicate one of their top operatives, former Nazi officer Hans-Dieter Mundt, as a double agent and cause him to be executed—a slippery method of disposing of a major threat to British intelligence. But of course, nothing goes exactly as planned.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 272
Retail Price: $19.99
Available NOW
For track listing and sound samples, please visit
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8603/.f


Wonder if his brief stint at paramount is why he did parts of ST TOS

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


We wondered about a possible connection to Star Trek, but at the time of Kaplan's TOS episodes, Desilu and Paramount were still separate companies—separated by a fence that would soon come down.

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2014 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Ordered with 'Once Is Not Enough' and the Ava Bernstein set.

Well done Intrada!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2014 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)


Ignore the first clip though – it has as much to do with the real feel of the score as the album pop version of Hour of the Gun has in common with that score.


Some of us don't care about such things. Track 1 is fine on its own terms.

This LP has eluded me for some reason. I'll be happy to have this on CD.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I wasn't planning on picking this up either (have the theme on the old GNP Crescendo spy theme album, thought it was enough) Though the movie is a grim sixties favorite, I just didn't think the music made enough of an impression.

Listened to the clips, and boy was I wrong. I'm digging the album versions of the theme as well - sounds much stronger to me than the weak-pop Hour of the Gun comparison.

Didn't even wait for it to show up on Amazon so I could take advantage of my Prime free shipping - had to get both this and Once is Not Enough NOW, darnit!

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2014 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

That's stunning artwork, I might not have seen a soundtrack cover that spectacular for a few years.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2014 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Ordered with 'Once Is Not Enough' and the Ava Bernstein set.

Well done Intrada!!


I'd like all of these and I applaud your choices, Peter ...

... but on my last big spend with SAE in the Autumn I got clobbered for VAT - and worse: Royal Mail's handling charge for dealing with the VAT ! frown ... I think the cut-off figure is GBP 15.00 ... i.e a little over USD 20.00 ... so you may find 5 CDs catches the attention of our newly-privatised national treasure.

Best of luck!

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2014 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Surprised?

Frankly . . . yes!

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2014 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)


... but on my last big spend with SAE in the Autumn I got clobbered for VAT - and worse: Royal Mail's handling charge for dealing with the VAT ! frown ... I think the cut-off figure is GBP 15.00 ... i.e a little over USD 20.00 ... so you may find 5 CDs catches the attention of our newly-privatised national treasure.
Mitch


To be honest, Mitch, for several years UK Customs weren't too strict on my US CD purchases and almost everything got through without paying duty. However in the last year or so they seemed to have tightened up and larger packages get hit.

Now a bit of a balancing act between average shipping costs and customs duty.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2014 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2014 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

It's been a long time for these original tracks to get released onto disc.

I remember tape recording Kaplan's music from a TV broadcast of SPY on a UHF channel (from around 1984).

30 years later, here comes the real thing on CD! smile

Thanks, Intrada (although I thought Kritzerland would have been the label to issue this).


 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2014 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

On another thread I announced that I would skip this title as I felt it would be too low key and non-melodic. Well, I am happy to say that I changed my mind. It's a gem of a score. Thanks Intrada. Hope you or some other specialty label will do JUDITH soon. There are a few Kaplan scores at Fox that I would like to see Kritzerland tackle also.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2014 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Very Nice I need to order this one many thanks Intrada.

 
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