Actually "Heaven Is Only One Step Away" belongs between "Clocktower" and "Helicopter", not "Back in Time," which, although heard as a clock radio snippet after "'85 Lone Pine Mall," is best kept for the start of the end credits.
To be really complete you should pop over to iTunes for The Four Aces version of "Mr. Sandman", Fess Parker (R.I.P.) singing "The Ballad of Davy Crockett," and "Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace.
I program "Doc returns" as the first track of the score cd It fits better there esp. without the songs. Wouldn't surprise me if it (or something similar) was planned for the opening until it was decided to go with the clock sounds only
There are currently 877 in stock at Intrada. I think the film score companies need to learn a lesson from this release. This so far seems to have been the absolute perfect quantity to make of this score. Films that have a big geek fanbase outside of normal soundtrack collector circles are probably the ones that need to be made in at least a 10,000 quantity. It's unfortunate that only 5,000 were printed of The Goonies this year when it easily would have matched the sales of Back to the Future. The companies shouldn't need to sell the CD out in just a few days or even months. These big-name films should be a semi-permanent part of the catalog since they can help bring new fans and buyers in. Once Intrada released BTTF and especially after Varese released The Goonies, I got back into soundtrack collecting after a lull and bought a lot more CDs from them and other companies. Of course I found out I had missed so many I wanted like the Karate Kid and had to pay big bucks on eBay for them because the companies don't seem to want to make as much money as possible off of these major movie tie-ins by keeping the CDs in stock. Obviously even Intrada hasn't figured it out yet with their extremely lowballed production of Predator. But I will congratulate them again on the great distribution of BTTF and for giving so many fans the opportunity to enjoy it. This needs to be the model for future releases of scores from films that are not just cult hits but have a large fanbase. I would say one measuring stick to use is how many other collectibles are produced for those films. BTTF and Predator are two properties where the collectibles keep on coming years after the films were out.
It's been 4 years since this has been released? Geez...I still see my post on the first page. I remember when this popped up on Intrada's site I literally yelled out and jumped up for joy saying, "YESSSSSSSSS!" and ordered it. I was very ecstatic, still am.
I wonder if since BTTF Part 2 is MCA if they'll release a complete version of it. HOPEFULLY Varèse will release a complete version for BTTF Part 3.