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 Posted:   Sep 4, 2023 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

https://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-soundtracks/13495-boys-on-the-run.html




World Premiere CD Release.
12-page CD booklet with liner notes by Daniel Schweiger.
Limited Edition of 500 units.

In collaboration with Quinta Communications, Music Box Records proudly presents the premiere release of Bill Conti’s score for 2003’s Boys on the Run, a youth adventure-thriller starring Ron Perlman, Jesse Littlejohn, Raquel Beaudene and James Lafferty.

Marking the sole English language production of Luxembourg filmmaker Pol Cruchten (director of the acclaimed documentary Voices from Chernobyl), Boys on the Run is a modern day updating of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with two juvenile camp escapees seeking a new beginning in West Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. But their idyll is interrupted when they encounter a knife-savvy women their age on the run from fearsome survivalists on the edge of a government attack.

Boys on the Run stands tall as a remarkable and unique score from the Oscar-winning Bill Conti (The Karate Kid, Rocky, The Right Stuff), done for a powerfully emotional film that has so far never been released in America. Taking a lyrically acoustical approach with strong, character-based themes, Conti once again poignantly captures youthful underdogs, yet in an unexpected way. But when the action hits, fans of Conti’s rhythmic work will immediately recognize his powerful voice.

A richly illustrated booklet from frequent Conti chronicler Daniel Schweiger features a new interview with the composer, along with executive producer Paul Rosenblum on the saga of the film and its score that stand as both cinematic and musical revelations. Music Box Records’s album features over 70 minutes of the composer’s score that marks his innovative blend of country, blues and string and electronic-driven suspense as a major new discovery in his repertoire. The CD release is limited to 500 units.

1. Boy On Run (1:49)
2. Main Title (1:42)
3. Another Family (1:48)
4. Who Would (2:16)
5. 100 Push-Ups (0:33)
6. Meat Truck (3:22)
7. Hey, Not Bad (0:28)
8. Safe Place to Crash (1:42)
9. A Gun With No Bullets (2:01)
10. Past, Present, Future (6:18)
11. It’s a Catfish (1:10)
12. Army After You (1:21)
13. Sorry Boys (5:10)
14. Is He Dead? (1:47)
15. Why Antelope? (3:09)
16. We’re Gonna Be Famous (1:38)
17. Splash (2:09)
18. You O.K.? (3:55)
19. Run! (1:17)
20. My Only Friend (7:34)
21. The Code (1:23)
22. You’re a Traitor (5:22)
23. Knife in My Boot (2:03)
24. Stop It (0:39)
25. All Behind Me (2:47)
26. Not Scared Anymore (2:32)
27. End Credits (4:15)

Total Time • 71:19

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2023 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Henry is going to flip out!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2023 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Never even heard of this, but any world premiere release is worth celebrating! Will definitely check this out.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2023 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Henry is going to flip out!


He must be still in bedsmile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2023 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Ordered! This is great news, I thought I would never see another unreleased Conti score on cd. Thanks Music Box!smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2023 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Nice variety of music in the samples. Very Conti for sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2023 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I didn't hear Conti at all.
I never would have guessed it was him from those (admittedly brief) samples.
One clip sounded more like Isham.
I do generally dig Bill Conti though, so I will seriously consider this one.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2023 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

I didn't hear Conti at all.
I never would have guessed it was him from those (admittedly brief) samples.
One clip sounded more like Isham.
I do generally dig Bill Conti though, so I will seriously consider this one.


There are definitely cues that have the Conti vibe, but quite a few that don't. It's definitely one of his most unique scores, and I think fans will really dig hearing a whole other side to his talent. It's the best Conti score you've never heard from a great little movie no one has seen that really deserves a release.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2023 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

My copy just shipped!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2023 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

My copy just arrived!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2023 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

This is a fantastic score, you guys should get it!smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2023 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

This is my favorite premiere release of the year!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2023 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Would you liken it to any other scores by Bill Conti from his filmography, Henry?
Is it predominantly orchestral, synth or a hybrid type score?
Thematic or atmospheric?
Cheers.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2023 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Would you liken it to any other scores by Bill Conti from his filmography, Henry?
Is it predominantly orchestral, synth or a hybrid type score?
Thematic or atmospheric?
Cheers.


It's not really like any other Conti score except maybe BETRAYED a little bit. No synth, symphonic with guitars. It includes a beautiful melody with cool action music. I LOVE it!smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2023 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Thanks Henry.
I have the BETRAYED CD but haven't listened to it in years.
I'll dig it out and give it a re-spin.
I'm undecided on getting this score, but I suppose middle or lower level tier Bill Conti (not that I'm saying this might be below par) is miles better than 90% of stuff being writte...programmed in today.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2023 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

The samples sound inviting.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2023 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Thanks Henry.
I have the BETRAYED CD but haven't listened to it in years.
I'll dig it out and give it a re-spin.
I'm undecided on getting this score, but I suppose middle or lower level tier Bill Conti (not that I'm saying this might be below par) is miles better than 90% of stuff being writte...programmed in today.


You're very welcome my friend. If you have anymore Conti questions I'm available any time.smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2023 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I'm listening to BETRAYED right now.
I'd forgotten my favourite melody (first heard in track 4/The Way) was a close* variation on his Main Title/Love Theme from LOCK UP. It's repeated in other cues as well.
Overall, it's not one of my favourite Bill Conti scores though.
Too much country/rock, dark suspense and synth add-ons for me (obviously that's what the film called for re setting and tone etc).



* okay...the same wink

 
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