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 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)



DELTA FORCE 2
Composed and Conducted by FREDERIC TALGORN
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 359

For the 1990 sequel to The Delta Force, composer Frederic Talgorn provided the flag-waving and emotional fireworks, eschewing the all-electronic approach by Alan Silvestri for the first film. Talgorn’s muscular, orchestral score for Delta Force 2 is a trumpeting main theme that’s as much about the heroism on display as it is the relentless drive for justice. Talgorn was inspired to create this gladiatorial march after watching the bone-crunching, slow-motion training montage sequence. But as weighty as this thunderous theme is, Talgorn also gave it a fun, thrilling uplift as a skydiving theme, whether played by a full orchestra or on synthesizer.

Talgorn had planned to make Delta Force 2 an entirely orchestral score, with synthesized flutes used to augment certain passages. But budget cuts required him to use the muscle of his French players only in the film’s “most spectacular” sequences; much of the score features a Los Angeles synthesist creating a symphonic sound from the composer’s handwritten score. This electronic music is most effective at conjuring the tropical atmosphere of the fictional South American country of San Marcos, a treacherous jungle filled with eerie voices and bird-like cries and Latin percussion.

For this 2-CD set, Intrada presents the highly artistic album program Talgorn assembled for the original CD release as disc 2. The first CD contains the entire score (including 35 minutes of previously unreleased music) in chronological order. This presentation reveals the architecture of Talgorn’s exciting music as a whole, showcasing musical ideas that weave in and out between the robust colors of the orchestra and the more focused tones of the synthesizer performance. The result is great contrast while still being highly cohesive, especially when the thematic elements are so unified throughout both idioms.

In the film, the loathsome Ramon Cota, played by Billy Drago, has a murderous grip on San Marcos. Cota thinks nothing of crossing the border to murder the family of his DEA pursuer Bobby Chavez, which causes the latter to go on a fatal mission of vengeance. Seeing his friend’s killer sent back to San Marcos via corrupt drug agents and judges, Scott McCoy (now elevated to the rank of colonel) recruits the toughest Delta Force members to smash Cota’s operation

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 359
Retail Price: $29.99
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For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.10414/.f

CD1 The Original Film Soundtrack
01. The Bear Pit (1:37)
02. The Limo Arrives (1:52)
03. Cota’s Fooled Them (1:36)
04. Skinhead Shuffle (0:39)
05. Jose Gets The Blade (2:21)
06. Skyjacking (5:01)
07. Bobby’s Family Killed (2:03)
08. Bobby Finds Dead Family (1:23)
09. Bobby Knocks Out Chuck (1:05)
10. DEA Dummies (0:56)
11. Hector And Bobby Die (3:46)
12. Training Montage (1:02)
13. Chuck Parachutes In (2:44)
14. The Bridge Crossing (3:30)
15. Chuck Begins Climb (1:31)
16. Ramone Kills El Jefe (1:12)
17. Stranglehold Is A Go (7:22)
18. Village Attack (6:22)
19. Bedroom Brawl (3:14)
20. Ramone’s Death Poem (1:14)
21. The Chase (10:04)
22. Olmedo’s Short Victory (2:47)
23. Let’s Get’Em (2:46)
24. It Was Worth It (1:25)
25. Ramone’s Head Aches (1:25)
26. Delta Force Closing In (0:42)
27. Not Today/“The Winds Of Change” (6:58)
CD1 Total Time: 76:04

CD2 The Original 1993 Soundtrack Album
01. Orchestral Suite (21:57)
Skyjacking
Bobby’s Family Killed
Bobby Finds Dead Family
Ramone Kills El Jefe
Jose Gets The Blade
Chuck Watches Tape
The Bear Pit
Hector & Bobby Die
It Was Worth It
Cota’s Fooled Them
Dead Hubby & Baby Picture
Ramone’s Death Poem
Not Today
Training Montage
02. “The Winds Of Change” (3:17)
03. Synthesizer Suite (13:54)
Cota’s Plane Lands
Chuck Saves DEA Guys
Bridge Crossing
It’s A Big One
Stranglehold Is A Go
Chuck Begins Climb
Chuck Still Climbing
Chuck & Snake
Chuck Reaches The Top
Chuck & Ramone
DEA Dummies
Bobby The Shark
Delta Force Arrive
CD2 Total Time: 39:10

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Wicked.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

running thin on back titles.......

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

"B" movie scores from yesteryear have better scores than today's mainstream blockbusters.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   blue15   (Member)

"B" movie scores from yesteryear have better scores than today's mainstream blockbusters.

True that.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   David Kessler   (Member)

Awesome release

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

I challenge anyone to listen to "The Bear Trap" and not hear their wallet crying out for them to buy this soundtrack.

Thanks Intrada!

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Oh, so ordered. This score was actually my first exposure to Frédérick Talgorn, although I didn't know it at the time.

My parents had rented this movie and were watching it. I, being a teenager, had plans that night, so I didn't want to get involved in the movie. That wasn't too hard, because the movie itself was pretty clunky; I found it terrible. I left about a quarter of the way in, but I did like what music I heard a lot.

Any more Talgorn would be welcome. In the meantime, I'll enjoy this one.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

I love that they didn't even bother calling Chuck Norris by his character's name, Scott McCoy, in the track listing. He's just CHUCK.

Chuck Parachutes In
Chuck Begins Climb
Chuck Watches Tape
Chuck Saves DEA Guy
Chuck Begins Climb
Chuck Still Climbing
Chuck & Snake
Chuck Reaches The Top
Chuck & Ramone

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Silvestri did the same thing with his Predator cue titles smile

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13KxoxrS0w6RUenPDXEv7C-SWV6FkvJwuX9NgpJNt9r8/pubhtml

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   FilmJunkie2015   (Member)

Great score. I'm glad to see it released. But it does seem that the 19.99 release price is becoming less and less common these days. This would have still made an incredible, single-disc release.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2016 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Wow, I guessed right for the first and probably only time! I feel so accomplished!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2016 - 3:41 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

It's Talgorn, so it's a must buy for me.
I already have the old Alhambra issue, but never liked the blocky suite format, so look forward to hearing the score in regular bite-sized chunks.
This title was a complete surprise, straight out of left field.
Surely it can only be a matter of time now before Intrada get around to Michael Convertino's JAW DROPPINGLY STUPENDOUS, OLYMPIAN score to ASPEN EXREME, sitting in the Disney vaults!?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2016 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Great score. I'm glad to see it released. But it does seem that the 19.99 release price is becoming less and less common these days. This would have still made an incredible, single-disc release.

Contractual obligations can be annoying.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2016 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Great score. I'm glad to see it released. But it does seem that the 19.99 release price is becoming less and less common these days. This would have still made an incredible, single-disc release.

Contractual obligations can be annoying.


Contractual obligations? The labels set the price point.

MV

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2016 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Great score. I'm glad to see it released. But it does seem that the 19.99 release price is becoming less and less common these days. This would have still made an incredible, single-disc release.

Contractual obligations can be annoying.


Contractual obligations? The labels set the price point.

MV


With regards to made it a two-disc set, I meant (i.e. the inclusion of the original album programme). Without the original album, it was been a single disc...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2016 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

Great score. I'm glad to see it released. But it does seem that the 19.99 release price is becoming less and less common these days. This would have still made an incredible, single-disc release.

Contractual obligations can be annoying.


Contractual obligations? The labels set the price point.

MV


With regards to made it a two-disc set, I meant (i.e. the inclusion of the original album programme). Without the original album, it was been a single disc...


Album contents are generally left to the creativity of the label and/or composer. I love Talgorns original program and didn't want to lose it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2016 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Moviedrone   (Member)

I've become more and more appreciative of OST programs over the years.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2016 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

I've become more and more appreciative of OST programs over the years.

Me too, particularly with the Goldsmith expansions.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2016 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Jeff Farrell   (Member)

After finally importing my CD into iTunes, I noticed that The Chase was 9:06 in length on my import, but listed on the program at 10:04. XLD indicated a flawless CD rip and the track sounds fine (and complete) when played. Has anyone else noticed a difference in the actual track length compared to the Intrada listing?

 
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