1. Main Title (3:36) 2. No Catch (1:07) 3. The Speech / Last Game / Be Grateful (1:35) 4. The Jacket (1:39) 5. To Notre Dame (6:55) 6. A Start (2:26) 7. More Girls (0:44) 8. Hike Notre Dame! (1:25) 9. The Plaque (2:35) 10. Empty Stadium / The Key (3:41) 11. Training (1:26) 12. More Training (1:28) 13. Accepted (1:44) 14. Tryouts (4:27) 15. Notre Dame Victory March (1:37) 16. For Father (0:48) 17. Waiting (2:34) 18. Back On The Field (2:06) 19. Team Play / Ready Champ? (1:48) 20. Take Us Out (1:50) 21. The Final Game (6:19) 22. Tryouts (Original Soundtrack Version) (4:27) 23. The Key (Original Soundtrack Version) (3:53) 24. To Notre Dame (Original Soundtrack Version) (6:56)
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is giving away a free copy:
GIVEAWAY ALERT Exciting news! Not only is the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performing "Rudy" in Concert this Friday, Sept. 16, but the Deluxe Edition of the soundtrack is also being released on the same day! To celebrate, we are partnering with Varèse Sarabande Records to give away 5 copies of Jerry Goldsmith's iconic soundtrack.
This Deluxe Edition expands the sequence to 67 minutes and features new liner notes by Tim Greiving, who interviewed the real-life Rudy Ruettiger, writer Angelo Pizzo, director David Anspaugh and actor Sean Astin, as well as Get Out composer Michael Abels, who worked at the sessions. Archival comments by Goldsmith and contractor JoAnn Kane are also included.
An extra 30 minutes of music. Nice! I only saw the movie once and that was year's ago, so I have really no idea of what was left off. And of course, there could be alternates as well and cues that weren't in the film. Anyway, sounds good! I for one am glad the surprise was spoiled. It's just one day less of not knowing. I'll take that!
I highly doubt that Varese cares that the news went out early. I'm sure they were the ones who set up the Indianapolis Symphony cd giveaway. Secrecy isn't the goal - sales is. And "there's no such thing as bad publicity" as the saying goes.
YAY: One of my remaining grails, I am so excited to finally have this.
NAY: Goddammit I haven't traveled for work in years and of course I'll be at a conference tomorrow. This better last longer than 12 hours.
Perusing the samples it looks like everything is here. For anyone asking about unreleased highlights, IMO there are a few:
- "No Catch" (track 2) is actually the film's main title cue and presents a gentle, lilting version of the main theme when we first meet Rudy playing football in the snow as a kid. I was hoping the album "Main Title" might be moved to its rightful place in sequence as the end title cue but whatever, that's no big deal.
- "More Training" (track 12) is a minor key variation on the main theme that covers the second "okay it's now or never I really need to get in or I'm screwed" montage. In a score where so much of the material is open and plaintive, it's a nice change of pace with a bit of a ghostly edge to it.
- "Accepted" (track 13) is probably the biggest highlight from the unreleased material, for the scene when Rudy finally gets in to Notre Dame. It's a great mix of tones as Goldsmith weaves from the hesitant, minor key "waiting" material into a grand statement of the main theme. Great stuff.