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 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

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MAN ON FIRE
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed and Conducted by John Scott

This classic John Scott score from 1987 returns in the Varèse Encore series. The score features a justly famous main theme which is unquestionably one of Scott’s best. The unusual thing here though is that its fame is largely due to it's appearance in another movie entirely. The resolution and embrace between John and Holly McClane at the end of Die Hard … that’s John Scott’s Man On Fire. Sweeping and lush. Other parts of the score – much more intense. Remastered and available for the first time in over two decades !

Set in Italy, a wealthy U.S. family hires a bodyguard to protect Sam (Jade Malle), their 12 year old girl from being kidnapped for ransom. The bodyguard is John Creasy (Scott Glenn), a burned-out and mentally broken ex-CIA agent, who is haunted by images of his past. Although Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially to a twelve year old, he reluctantly accepts the assignment after persuasion from his friend David (Joe Pesci). At first, Creasy barely tolerates Sam and her annoying questions about his past life and personal experiences. However, as he begins to genuinely care for Sam, his defenses drop, and he opens up to her. Sparked by her parents frequent absences, Creasy quickly becomes a friend and father figure to her. He offers her advice, guidance and help with her track and field running. Creasy's love for Sam begins to ease his troubled conscience.

When Creasy is car-jacked and Sam is kidnapped his new life is destroyed. Despite the serious injuries sustained during the kidnapping, Creasy vows Sam's safe return, and vengeance on her kidnappers. By systematically hunting down the individuals involved Creasy slowly gets closer and closer to finding Sam.


CDs expected to begin shipping the week of Nov. 5

Limited Edition of 1000 copies

Price: $15.98
Catalog #: VCL 1012 1142

1. Man On Fire (4:41)
2. The Bomb (2:51)
3. Snake’s First Victim (2:04)
4. Sam Wins the Race (2:00)
5. The Villa At Night (1:41)
6. The Ransom Drop (1:48)
7. Start of the Search (2:37)
8. Death Of Creasy (2:52)
9. Becoming Friends (1:50)
10. The Kidnapping (1:11)
11. We’ve Got Each Other (1:57)
12. Rabbia Must Die (3:08)
13. Sam Runs Into Danger (1:12)
14. Reconciliation (1:42)
15. Premature Death (1:43)
16. Reunited (3:14)

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 1:08 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Well, this stinks. Only my favorite John Scott score and I do not have two pennies to rub together. Trust me, if you have never heard this score, check out the samples and buy this amazing score.

It is so beautiful and one of the scores that truly inspires me.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 1:41 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Totally unfamiliar with both the movie and score...but I like Scott...maybe one I should check out...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   Erik Donovan   (Member)

Great score by Scott. If you do not already own it, you will want to purchase this!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

A score that I became aware of because of its use in another film, like Freud. And, like Freud, I love it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 2:13 AM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

ORDERED! somehow I missed the original issue.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Well, this stinks. Only my favorite John Scott score and I do not have two pennies to rub together.

I could grab a copy for you while it lasts and you could pay later when you can, if you're interested. Just let me know at my screenname at gmail.com

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   Dirk Wickenden   (Member)

I have this on LP only, lovely score, gorgeous main theme but will have to skip it finance-wise. Well done to those who bag it, in for a treat.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

It is so beautiful and one of the scores that truly inspires me.

to seek revenge on those that have wronged you? wink

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

I actually still have the original issue on both lp and cd. This is great news indeed, especially for John Scott fans. A fine score with a lovely central theme. The action is first rate. If you missed out before... pick it up. You will not be disappointed.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Not familiar with this score but as a John Scott fan its a must buy.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   soundtracksi   (Member)

ORDERED, a must for sure

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Dirk Wickenden   (Member)

Well, just ordered Man On Fire after all - the wife'll murderise me when three Vareses turn up in the post!

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Like this is a huge shocker, but there are less than 100 copies left, according to Varese.

My copy will be here next month. Can't wait.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Ordered, but couldn't squeeze Enemy Mine into the budget darn it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Well, this stinks. Only my favorite John Scott score and I do not have two pennies to rub together.

I could grab a copy for you while it lasts and you could pay later when you can, if you're interested. Just let me know at my screenname at gmail.com


Thank you very much my friend for such a kind offer. But I am currently trying to sell off titles to gain some cash, so I wouldnd't even know when I could pay it back. So I am just going to let this one go for now.

Someday, things will be better and there will always be titles I will want to grab up.

Maybe that's the best thing about this hobby of ours in the end. There is always great music to be heard.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

And this is the first one gone, and The Boy Who Could Fly should be 2nd with only 6 copies left. I grabbed a Man On Fire because I hear a lot of good things about it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   1980's Soundtrack Whore   (Member)

Of the 4 titles I ordered from this batch, Man on Fire is the one that surprised (pleasantly) me the most. I simply wasn't expecting such soothing & lavish tracks from an 80's action flick. Can't wait for this one to arrive.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   kossjak   (Member)

Sold out at Varese.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2012 - 9:42 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Sold out at Varese.

Again, no surprise here.

Thank you Varese and thank you Mr. Townson. Here's to another three and a half decades of film music goodness!

 
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