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 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)



BALTO
Music Composed and Conducted by JAMES HORNER
INTRADA ISC 414

Intrada announces its latest release from the canon of James Horner – the 1995 Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment animated feature, Balto. Balto was one of three animated films Horner scored for Steven Spielberg's Amblimation, the prior two being An American Tail: Fievel Goes West and We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. Just as Spielberg endowed his animated features with grand cinematic qualities, so too did Horner score them with a broad symphonic sweep, writing in large musical paragraphs to enhance the films’ scope. Here the composer weaves just one principal theme throughout his score — a theme that proves remarkably malleable. But Horner treats it to so many variations involving pitch, rhythm, color and harmony that it is only with careful listening that one becomes aware of how pervasive it is. Animated films represent a relatively small portion of James Horner’s film score output (he scored 8 such projects), but reveal a large portion of his generous heart. His music for Balto engages our minds with its craft and captivates our hearts with its artistry, performed by the composer-led London Symphony Orchestra who brings Horner’s work to vibrant life.

At the time of the film's release, MCA released an album of highlights. For this Intrada presentation of the entire score, including several alternates, Intrada was provided access to the complete two-track stereo scoring session mixes, made by Shawn Murphy, on DATs provided by Universal Pictures.

Balto was inspired by true events. The real-life Balto, a Siberian husky, led the final dog team (of several) that delivered desperately needed diphtheria serum through over 600 miles of brutal January weather to Nome, Alaska, in 1925. The dog’s heroics made headlines and inspired the annual Iditarod sled race.

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01. Main Title/Opening Scene (4:38)
02. Boris And Balto (1:27)
03. The Dogsled Race (1:39)
04. Balto Sees Jenna (2:09)
05. Not Dog Nor Wolf (Rescore) (1:30)
06. Not Dog Nor Wolf – Part 2 (0:58)
07. Muk & Luk Arrival (Original) (1:29)
08. Rosy Goes To The Doctor (4:06)
09. Balto’s Aurora (1:11)
10. Quarantine (2:25)
11. The Journey Begins (5:02)
12. The Epidemic’s Toll (1:38)
13. To The Rescue (3:23)
14. Grizzly Bear (5:20)
15. Telegraphing The News (2:19)
16. Steele’s Treachery (4:36)
17. Heritage Of The Wolf (5:50)
18. Avalanche (0:47)
19. Deadly Ice (0:48)
20. Balto Returns/Balto Brings Medicine (Rescore) (4:50)
21. Reach For The Light (Theme From Balto)
[Long Version – With Solo Bridge] (5:40)
Total Time: 62:26

The Extras
22. Not Dog Nor Wolf (Original) (1:29)
23. Muk & Luk Arrival (Revised) (1:29)
24. Rosy Goes To The Doctor (Album Edit) (4:02)
25. Balto Returns/Balto Brings Medicine (Original) (4:50)
26. Reach For The Light (Theme From Balto) (4:22)
Total Extras Time: 16:21

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Woof. First Prehysteria, now Diphtheria.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 6:05 PM   
 By:   Avatarded   (Member)

http://jameshorner-filmmusic.com/balto-expanded-edition-our-exclusive-review/

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

As someone who’s played the old album recently...Balto sounds SO much better now.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

As someone who’s played the old album recently...Balto sounds SO much better now.


Wow!
Since they only had the two track mixdown i am pleasantly surprised!

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 6:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Only one disc!
Damn!

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Instant buy! And I don't say that very often.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Kudos to Intrada for including some accurate history. Balto arguably had the easiest leg of the journey. But ya know, he had a good press agent so got all the credit.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

This isn't a case where the complete score is going to win cynics over. I've seen "Played the album, didn't care for it" "You NEED to hear the complete score in order to appreciate what a masterpiece this is!" conversations so many times, it's downright silly.
This is simply a case where if you liked the score to begin with (such as moi), here's more of it, and with better sound!
If you're not into this, steer clear. I'm bored of all the "I can't stand the cartoon antics music, my sophisticated ears are above this" ranting and don't need to read more of it, see?

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Track list doesn't indicate "previously unreleased".
Im sure you guys will come through with that info!

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Kudos to Intrada for including some accurate history. Balto arguably had the easiest leg of the journey. But ya know, he had a good press agent so got all the credit.


Just like Zimmer.
Right?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Track list doesn't indicate "previously unreleased".
Im sure you guys will come through with that info!

It's a little confusing to list off, since there's both entirely unreleased tracks and album cues that included unreleased unedited music within.
But if I recall correctly, take out the pop song(s), and the album was about 44 minutes of music. This is about 56 minutes when you take out track 21.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Why do these movies always have to have a retarded DUCK in them? big grinbig grinbig grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

He's a goose, you ignorant fowl player!

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I'm curious why there were some "rescore". So the "originals" are the new stuff not heard before I take it?

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Track list doesn't indicate "previously unreleased".
Im sure you guys will come through with that info!

It's a little confusing to list off, since there's both entirely unreleased tracks and album cues that included unreleased unedited music within.
But if I recall correctly, take out the pop song(s), and the album was about 44 minutes of music. This is about 56 minutes when you take out track 21.


Doug mentions new cues and themes in his notes.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

He's a goose, you ignorant fowl player!

http://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxk3a9Tijp1qzfm4jo1_500.gif big grin

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Why do these movies always have to have a retarded DUCK in them? big grinbig grinbig grin

You Sucker!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:28 PM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

He's a goose, you ignorant fowl player!

http://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxk3a9Tijp1qzfm4jo1_500.gif big grin


Yup.... that's pretty retarded! big grinbig grinbig grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

He's a goose, you ignorant fowl player!

http://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxk3a9Tijp1qzfm4jo1_500.gif big grin

Is it okay I'm kind of looking forward to hearing the mambo music from that scene? razz
I mean, yeah, I can certainly understand why Horner edited it out of the album....but I like silliness, is that so wrong?

 
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