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 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
Music Composed and Conducted by BASIL POLEDOURIS
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 257

Composer Basil Poledouris was a natural choice to provide the musical accompaniment for Jack Ryan’s memorable first film adventure, The Hunt for Red October. Not only had much of the film been tracked with his music, but the film’s story combined elements that recurred in many of the composer’s projects, including U.S.–Soviet relations (Red Dawn, Amerika), men and machines (Iron Eagle, RoboCop), and the ocean (Big Wednesday, The Blue Lagoon). For the opening titles, Poledouris invented his own "Russian folk" song, one from which the thematic material for the rest of the score is drawn.” Although much of Poledouris’ score consists of short, subdued cues, which mix orchestra and electronics, a few stand-out sequences gave Poledouris the opportunity to bring his full orchestral and choral forces to bear - depicting underwater navigation with a musical sense of wonder, adapting the choral material with a more menacing quality and a lengthy, pivotal sequence in which a a nuclear accident is faked.

Basil Poledouris and his team put considerable creative effort into the original mixes. Many cues were mixed not just once but two or three times, getting the balances between orchestra, chorus and electronics exactly right, adding electronic “sweeteners,” and in some cases subtly altering the musical timings to fit revised film footage. The score truly exists in these master mixes, which have been newly transferred and mastered from ¼" two-track tapes in the Paramount vaults for this release of the expanded score. For this expanded edition, Intrada presents these mixes and nearly doubles the length of the previous MCA release.

The Red October of the title is a state-of-the-art Typhoon-class submarine captained by Marko Ramius (Sean Connery), a veteran commander of the Soviet navy. Shortly after leaving port, Ramius murders the sub’s “political officer,” making it look like an accident, and burns his official orders before obtaining both of the keys that can unlock the ship’s nuclear missile capabilities. The U.S. submarine Dallas becomes aware of the Red October’s presence in the North Atlantic and pursues the sub discreetly, but while U.S. officials worry that the Russians’ new silent propulsion system will allow the Red October to launch a nuclear first strike against America, CIA analyst and naval historian Jack Ryan (Alex Baldwin) has a different theory...

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 257
Retail Price: $19.99
Available Now
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01. Never Happened 0:41
02. Hymn to Red October (Main Titles) 5:08
03. Putin’s Demise 1:04
04. Tyler’s Office / Ramius and the Doctor / Dallas Listens 2:44
05. Course Two-Five-Zero / Interlude / Two-Five-Zero / Padorin Reads 1:25
06. Ryan’s Wheels (original version) 0:39
07. Ryan’s Wheels (revised) / Tupolov / Buckaroo 3:17
08. The Line / Red Route I 4:15
09. Ancestral Aid 2:16
10. Plane Crash 1:51
11. Ryan Lifts Off / Emergence 1:35
12. Two Wives 2:45
13. Chopper 4:09
14. Submarine Dive / Necessary Force 2:50
15. Outer Doors 2:14
16. Nuclear Scam 7:22
17. Mini-Sub / Contact 3:18
18. Tupolov’s Torpedo / Torpedo Hits 3:29
19. Kaboom!!! 6:21
20. End Title (Ancestral Aid / Hymn to Red October [Main Titles] / Nuclear Scam) 4:36

The Extras
21. Putin’s Demise (album version) 1:03
22. Red Route I (album version) 3:33
23. Necessary Force (alternate mix) 2:23
24. The Anthem of the Soviet Union (vocal) 1:06

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Wow... Finally it's real.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Damn skippy it's real...cannot wait to hear the whole disc! ORDERED!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

Ordered. And simply because I forgot, I ordered Star Trek insurrection Expanded as well. smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Want....badly....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   ChristianKühn   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

Great release Intrada. Keep the Poledouris releases comin'.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   Burk Whittenburg   (Member)

Ordered along with Cocoon - best pair of releases by far this year

bravo Intrada!

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   amatalqa   (Member)

Awesome! Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 9:05 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

For this expanded edition, Intrada presents these mixes and nearly doubles the length of the previous MCA release.

I remember snapping the original release up on cassette not long after going to see the movie twice (not because it was so brilliant but because I'd nodded off the first time and wanted to see what I'd missed) and being disappointed at it being so short, especially after having paid import price. This is definitely one to get!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 9:41 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Ordered along with Cocoon - best pair of releases by far this year

bravo Intrada!


Seconded!

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   Glenn Butler   (Member)

This is the only score I ever had on cassette, lasting just long enough for me to get an mp3 copy.

What a time this is. There are almost no scores left that I've wanted for years and years.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 10:59 PM   
 By:   SpaceMind   (Member)

Ordered with Cocoon!!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 1:08 AM   
 By:   digitalfreaknyc   (Member)

Cannot WAIT to get this! Do we know if it's complete?

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Ordered! Ordered! Ordered!

Currently I can't get Hymn for the Red October out of my head. Fortunately you don't have to speak Russian to belt out the lyrics, no?

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

Cannot WAIT to get this! Do we know if it's complete?

If you've had the boot then you'd know if it was or not. That said, this is definitely complete.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I'm pretty sure it's complete, but you just wait. Someone somewhere is going to bitch that the “Payoff” cue from No Man's Land isn't on this.

This was one of the first CDs I ever bought, along with Total Recall. It was completely out of order, missing two of my favorite cues (what I assume are “Tupolov” in track 7 and “Ryan Lifts Off” in track 11), and was barely over thirty minutes. But what was there got played over and over again.

I wonder if “Emergence” is a cue originally written for the film but replaced by “Plane Crash” in the final mix.

The initial run of videocassettes of this film had a red shell.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

At some point I will buy this. Too many good releases lately.

 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2013 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

At some point I will buy this. Too many good releases lately.

That's why I get only what I'm really interested in. I'm not like a lot of people here who buys EVERYTHING that's released from all the labels. I don't have that kind of cash to blow.

 
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