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 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   Jim Bailey   (Member)

INTRADA Presents:







WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
Composed and Conducted by ALAN SILVESTRI
INTRADA Special Collection 397


In 1988, Touchstone Pictures and Amblin Entertainment released Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a technological marvel integrating animation and live action. To score the onscreen antics of the wacky Roger Rabbit and his sourpuss human detective-for-hire Eddie Valiant, director Robert Zemeckis called in his trusted composer, Alan Silvestri. The pair first worked together on Romancing the Stone and the following year's mega-hit, Back to the Future. Having also scored the aggressive action film Predator just the year prior, Silvestri was a brand name and brought a diverse set of styles to the colorful, kinetic onscreen action. Starting with a cool jazz styling in the previously unreleased Main TItle, Silvestri sets the tone for the film, then immediately diverts to a cartoon shooting in progress. A colorful and wild orchestra follows the crazy happenings in the cartoon world until production is interrupted. As the story unfolds, private dick Eddie Valiant is introduced as well as his cool and somewhat nostalgic, bluesy theme. The challenge was for Silvestri to write a score that was jazzy noir, action, with generous doses of Carl Stalling. The result is a swirling mix of styles that come together into a unified whole that captures the world of Roger Rabbit, 1940s Hollywood, and the under- and over-belly of the Toon World.

To present this expanded edition, including a wealth of music not used in the final cut of the film, Intrada assembled Dennis Sand's original mixes into a program running 98 minutes. In addition, some alternate takes are provided in the Extras section as well as the three Roger Rabbit shorts released in subsequent years:

Tummy Trouble, composed and conducted by James Horner
Rollercoaster Rabbit and Trail Mix-Up composed and conducted by Bruce Broughton

To round out this 3-CD set, the final disc contains the original album presentation featuring Silvestri's unique edits and assemblies including some dialog omitted from the complete presentation on the first two discs.

In the film, Bob Hoskins plays Eddie Valiant, a bitter, boozy detective who watched his brother die at the white-gloved hands of a crazed Toon. In a riff on Chinatown and other classic noir films, Roger’s ’40s-era Los Angeles is populated with trolleys, old-school movie moguls...and living cartoon characters. Eddie gets pulled into a case involving the death of Toontown’s owner, Marvin Acme, which is pinned on the rascally Roger Rabbit. The gumshoe must confront his own demons and prejudices, and ultimately the maleficent Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd), who wants to exterminate all toons in his quest to pave California over with freeways.

INTRADA Special Collection 397
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Knockout Alan Silvestri soundtrack gets royal treatment! Smash-hit Touchstone Pictures & Steven Spielberg presentation finds Robert Zemeckis blending live action, animation in masterful ground-breaking fashion. 1988 film stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Stubby Kaye, Charles Fleischer, Joanna Cassidy… plus animated Roger Rabbit, Jessica Rabbit and plenty of “Toons”. Reunion of Spielberg, Zebecks & Silvestri after 1985 blockbuster Back To The Future spawns Los Angeles 40’s-era whodunit with boozed gumshoe Eddie Valiant sucked into solving murder of Toontown’s owner, with Roger, Jessica, Eddie’s deceased brother and evil Judge Doom all participants in solid mystery. Along the way are cameos from Disney’s Dumbo, Fleischer’s Betty Boop, Donald & Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, many others. Classic scenes abound! Animated “dueling pianos” sequence with pair of ducks is a visual/aural highlight. Accompanying music by Liszt, arranged by Silvestri and featuring two ducks wacky dialog was included on original 1988 Disney album of soundtrack highlights.

Intrada 3-CD release presents both premiere of complete cue sans dialog on CD 1, original album version on CD 3. Mammoth Silvestri score itself runs nearly 100 minutes across discs 1 & 2, with numerous alternates following on CD 2. Film is scored wall-to-wall with literal smash-up of original score, music bits, songs, Interestingly, majority of original Silvestri cues are heavily truncated in film. Intrada release premieres them in their full-length versions as originally recorded by composer. Eddie Valiant theme in smoky ’noir style’ for solo trumpet plays in balance to sinister Judge Doom theme for low strings with chimes. In between are frantic, dazzling action sequences in signature Silvestri manner for full orchestra, sometimes featuring additional jazz combo of top U.S. players generating further excitement within resources of full London Symphony Orchestra. Danger and excitement become keynote, especially in rousing last half hour! Sexy, sultry vocal number by Jessica Rabbit (“Why Don’t You Do Right?”) another smoky highlight! Alternates include cues written for but dropped from film entirely. But there’s much more! Also appearing are four complete “Cartoon Short” scores featuring Roger Rabbit that appeared in front of subsequent Disney films: Premiere of complete Silvestri score for Who Framed Roger Rabbit’s opening “Maroon Cartoon” with Roger babysitting Baby Herman plus dizzying Bruce Broughton scores for Rollercoaster Rabbit (1990) and Trail Mix-Up (1993) with James Horner score for Tummy Trouble (1989) bringing CD 2 to a close.

CD 3 presents original 1988 Disney soundtrack album, preserving Silvestri’s own 46-minute presentation balancing score highlights with songs. Entire release newly mastered from Disney vault elements and presented courtesy of Disney Enterprises and Amblin Entertainment. Digital editing & assembly by Douglass Fake, mastered by Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Informative notes by Tim Greiving, colorful booklet design by Kay Marshall. Special thanks to Roger Feigelson for helping bring vast array of licensing challenges across the finish line! Bruce Broughton cartoons: Armin Steiner records & mixes with Broughton conducting. James Horner cartoon: Shawn Murphy records & mixes with Horner conducting. Who Framed Roger Rabbit cartoon and score: Dennis Sands records & mixes, James Campbell orchestrates, London Symphony Orchestra performs, Alan Sylvestri composes, conducts. Intrada Special Collection 3-CD set available while quantities and interest remains!

CD 1
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?
01. Main Title (0:30)
02. Maroon Toon Logo (0:18)
03. Cartoon (4:01)
04. Hitch-Hike (2:17)
05. Cloverleaf (1:05)
06. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (2:57)
(Franz Liszt, Arr. Alan Silvestri)
07. Why Don't You Do Right? (3:04)
08. Eddie Breaks In (1:28)
09. Patty Cake (0:53)
10. The Eye (0:13)
11. I Needed That/Work Here Finished (1:20)
12. Valiant & Valiant (2:07)
13. Fire In The Hatch/
Scene Of The Crime (1:06)
14. Shoes On The Loose (0:33)
15. Judge Doom/Looking For A Murder (4:05)
16. The Weasels (2:20)
17. The Glass (1:07)
18. Strange Bedfellows (2:44)
19. Toon Patrol/Search The Place (3:23)
20. I'm A Pawn (2:00)
21. The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
(Roger's Song) (0:44)
22. But I'm A Toon/Looking For Murderer (4:38)
23. Execution (1:46)
24. Got Ya, Kid (2:59)
25. Toon Killed My Brother (1:16)
26. Have A Good Man (0:17)
27. R.K. Maroon (4:03)
28. The Getaway (2:49)
29. Toontown (6:07)
30. Acme Factory/Roger Fanfare/Ton O' Bricks (5:16)
31. Start The Dip (2:09)

Total CD 1 Time: 1:10:26

CD 2
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? (Continued)
01. Eddie's Theme (5:17)
02. The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
(Instrumental) (2:09)
03. The Kick/The Climbing (2:02)
04. Toon Magnet (0:25)
05. Steamroller (5:43)
06. Hole In The Wall (0:46)
07. Saved (2:56)
08. Big Kiss/Smile, Darn Ya, Smile (2:03)
09. End Credits - Roger Rabbit Medley
(Film Version) (6:32)

CD 2 Score Time: 28:05
Total Score Time: 1:38:31

Additional Cues And Alternates
10. Maroon Toon Logo
(Without Logo Slide) (0:17)
11. Hollywood 1947 (1:00)
12. I'm A Pawn (Alternate) (2:00)
13. Toon Killed My Brother (Alternate #1) (1:18)
14. Toon Killed My Brother (Alternate #2) (0:54)
15. Trumpet Fanfare (0:04)
16. Hole In The Wall (Alternate) (0:19)
17. Saved (Alternate) (2:41)

Total Additional Cues And
Alternates Time: 8:44

The ROGER RABBIT Cartoons
18. Rollercoaster Rabbit
(Bruce Broughton) (6:37)
19. Trail Mix-Up
(Bruce Broughton) (8:21)
20. Tummy Trouble
(James Horner) (6:47)

Total CD 2 Time: 58:45

CD 3
Original 1988 Soundtrack Album
01. Maroon Logo (0:17)
02. Maroon Cartoon (3:21)
03. Valiant & Valiant (4:19)
04. The Weasels (2:04)
05. Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos) (1:40)
06. Judge Doom (3:48)
07. Why Don't You Do Right? (McCoy) (3:02)
08. No Justice For Toons (2:40)
09. The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (Roger's Song) (0:45)
(Friend/Franklin)
10. Jessica's Theme (2:01)
11. Toontown (4:40)
12. Eddie's Theme (5:18)
13. The Gag Factory (3:54)
14. The Will (1:06)
15. Smile, Darn Ya, Smile (Meskill/O'Flynn/Rich) -
That's All, Folks! (Friend/Franklin) (1:15)
16. End Title (4:56)

CD 3 Total Time: 46:05

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The Poner does it AGAIN! !!!!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Intrada does it again!

This is more than I would have expected. Almost 100 minutes of score? A lot of it unused? A lot of it heard full length for the first time? The Hungarian Rhapsody clean? What looks like Valiant and Valiant without that crossfade at the end I've detested for decades?

Incredible.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

This is a good deal!

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Silvestri was on a roll with BTTF, Predator, Roger Rabbit, The Abyss and Predator 2. I'll be getting this.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

I'll admit I don't know the Silvestri very well (going to listen to the original album on Spotify in a bit) but I'm very curious to hear those Horner and Broughton shorts.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

Fan-Freakin'-Tastic! Thank You Intrada excelled again! Ordered for sure!

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 6:50 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

OMG! There is wonderful music here to discover ! What a fine, fine release here from Intrada. kudos!

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

Great release! Ordered with Intrada's Shogun 3 CD set smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Just listening to the samples!!! I'm ordering first thing on Friday morning!!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Fan-Freakin'-Tastic! Thank You Intrada excelled again! Ordered for sure!


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 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Founded on Intrada's servers:

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Sure are alot of very short cues.
I hate short cues!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 11:22 PM   
 By:   Reeve   (Member)

WOW!!
These amazing "out of this world" releases do not stop!
Holy Grail - after Holy Grail - after Holy Grail.
Will I have the time to give these scores the respect they deserve?

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" - is in the same league as Alan Silvestri's "Back To The Future" - if it wasn't for that trilogy, THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT!

Thank You Intrada for also releasing the cues in the score presentation "sans dialogue".
And finally; a big "THANK YOU" to you sir -
Roger Feigelson! (Once again I say this, from the bottom of my heart - You have given me a reason to live!)

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 12:09 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

WOW!!
These amazing "out of this world" releases do not stop!
Holy Grail - after Holy Grail - after Holy Grail.
Will I have the time to give these scores the respect they deserve?

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" - is in the same league as Alan Silvestri's "Back To The Future" - if it wasn't for that trilogy, THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT!

Thank You Intrada for also releasing the cues in the score presentation "sans dialogue".
And finally; a big "THANK YOU" to you sir -
Roger Feigelson! (Once again I say this, from the bottom of my heart - You have given me a reason to live!)


Yeah! Looks like Intrada owns 2018 for the record!!! (i.e. Jan start till now) Here's to another 11 months of glorious film/TV music!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 1:20 AM   
 By:   Bluebell   (Member)

This is amazing!!!! Thank you very much, Intrada!

The samples sound amazing!

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 2:09 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

Oops - so catchy though FFT! Thank You Intrada excelled again!
Amazing - ordered for sure!

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 2:28 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Silvestri was on a roll with BTTF, Predator, Roger Rabbit, The Abyss and Predator 2. I'll be getting this.

Actually, he was on a French baguette.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I even heard BttF in two of the samples.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2018 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   HalloweenBorg   (Member)

I even heard BttF in two of the samples.

I actually hear Roger Rabbit in BTTF2. smile smile smile

First Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, now Roger Rabbitt and I haven’t even gotten to DS9 Volume 2 yet... There aren’t enough hours in the day! I’m scared (in a Good way) of what else Intrada and La La Land will produce!

 
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