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 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

This release was years in the making, we give to you..



ROCKET GIBRALTAR
Music Composed and Conducted by ANDREW POWELL

INTRADA ISC 411
For the 1988 Columbia Pictures' film Rocket Gibraltar, English composer, arranger, and performer Andrew Powell composed the heartfelt score. Powell chose parts specific to the story’s dramatic weave: Levi, the grandchildren, Cy Blue, and the titular skiff, Rocket Gibraltar. The music takes the listener through a sonic journey—with elements of classicism, pop, a little blues, and a bit of sturdy orchestral dissonance. These diverse musical styles help to characterize Levi’s various family members and give the film a unique mélange of sonic flavorings. Powell ’s score avoids sentimentality by conveying the earnestness that allows what is in fact a pretty ghastly denouement to succeed as a loving gift in honor of the family patriarch.

Produced by Andrew Powell, Intrada is proud to release this score on its 30th anniversary. The project was spearheaded by Peter Hackman, who's passion for this score started when he first saw the film as a child, driving him for 30 years to make sure this score was released on its own for all to hear.

In the film, Levi Rockwell (Burt Lancaster) is a retired, widowed Hollywood screenwriter whose successful, grown children and their kids arrive to celebrate his 77th birthday in the family home on New York’s Long Island. While the whole family is quite amiable, his daughters and son come with various personal and social conflicts which distract them, leaving Levi to spend most of his time, when not napping, engaging with his eight grandchildren. The film’s sunny storyline shines as it unspools with delightful engagements between affable family folk in which the middle generation, the one that behaves most thoughtlessly, leaves it to the members of the youngest generation to see straight through to the heart of the matter and understand Grandpa Levi’s deepest wish.

This release is limited to 500 units.

INTRADA ISC 411
Barcode: 7 20258 54110 9
Retail Price: $19.99
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For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.11602/.f


 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Limited to 500 units! Back to those days again, eh?

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Just two samples in, and I can hear why he had such a passion for this score. Sounds like something to get for sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Is this the one you posted a clip of a while back?

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Is this the one you posted a clip of a while back?

Yes it is. smile

A final plee to my fellow soundtrack friends. You probably have not head of this movie nor seen it. You may not have enjoyed the score to Ladyhawke because of the electronic element(s), but please don't let that be a factor in you at least listening to the beautiful samples. For many, we have a lot of great scores to films that we've never seen. I know my collection is filled with them. Give this a chance and you'll be richly rewarded by it in the end.


 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Samples are so so good. Cannot wait to pick this up.

Thanks you Intrada and Peter for your efforts to release great unheralded gems like this, sounds like it was well worth fighting for!

On an unrelated note, it's kind of amazing that a project with so many famous people involved is totally, 100% forgotten.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   Mike S   (Member)

I never thought this would see the light of day and I am eternally grateful to Peter, Edwin, the Powells, and everyone at Intrada for making this happen.

NOW, if this doesn’t last until Wednesday when I get back from vacation I’m going to be absolutely gutted. Save one for your old pal Mike S, folks.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Samples are so so good. Cannot wait to pick this up.

Thanks you Intrada and Peter for your efforts to release great unheralded gems like this, sounds like it was well worth fighting for!

On an unrelated note, it's kind of amazing that a project with so many famous people involved is totally, 100% forgotten.


I agree, just looking at the cast list, my mind is blown. A film with this many notable people came and went so darn quickly. Glad others will finally be able to understand why this was my holy grail. Knowing others will finally be able to enjoy this means the world to me smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   sr-miller   (Member)

I listened to the samples...

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Gotta ask the obvious question. What happened to "will stay in print while interest remains"? Paraphrasing of course. Is Intrada back to limited editions or was it just for this title? (And I know everything released is limited to some extent.)

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2018 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

TerrorVision was their first 500 release and I believe this is their second, don't quote me on that.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2018 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

This is pretty cool, Peter.

I've always been an Alan Parsons Project completist, and Powell is obviously part of that circle. Now, while LADYHAWKE is one of my alltime favourite soundtracks, I've never really checked out some of his other (few) film scores. This has been on my radar for a looooong time, but I've never seen the film or heard the score. So looking forward to the sound clips! This might just be a rare CD purchase for me, if I can find it for the right shipping cost ($20+$14 is WAAAY out my league, unfortunately).

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2018 - 1:16 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

These samples sold me. Sounds mighty fine...!

Thanks, Peter, for your passion & all involved!

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2018 - 3:18 AM   
 By:   Scotty Boy   (Member)

Well, Peter, based almost solely on your passion for this (and the samples sound really good too), I ordered my copy. Never saw the movie, so may need to check it out too. Thanks for letting us all know about it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2018 - 4:00 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

SOLD! Just ordered my copy. Thank you Peter, Edwin and all at INTRADA!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2018 - 4:29 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

How bout Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Volume 3 limited to 500 copies? Thus addressing the fabled diminishing returns.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2018 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Super excited to know that Peter's dream was realized. I hadnt previously heard of the movie or the score beyond the mystery clips, but looking forward to exploring this.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2018 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The clips sound gorgeous, as expected. There's a hint of the beautiful LADYHAWKE love theme in the main theme there. Always a plus. It's very distinctly Powell. If any of you US citizens could pick this up for me, it would be great, as I can't justify the shipping costs. Then we could agree on a deal after that, maybe.

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2018 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

The clips sound gorgeous, as expected. There's a hint of the beautiful LADYHAWKE love theme in the main theme there. Always a plus. It's very distinctly Powell. If any of you US citizens could pick this up for me, it would be great, as I can't justify the shipping costs. Then we could agree on a deal after that, maybe.

I can probably do it for you, Thor. Email me: neil dot shurley at gmail

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2018 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thanks, Neil. I got an offer to help, but if it doesn't work out, I'll let you know. smile

 
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