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 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

INTRADA Announces:

Composed and Conducted by JERRY GOLDSMITH
INTRADA Special Collection Volume 145

The early 1970s were a mini-Renaissance for made-for-television movies, a format that had been developed in the early 1960s. Cinema Center 100 Productions made an early sortie into the made-for-television movie boom, with nine films produced, including the two represented here, The Brotherhood of the Bell in 1970 and A Step Out of Line in 1971. For Jerry Goldsmith, the renaissance of the made-for-television movie happily coincided with a downturn in theatrical film offers after the epochal debut of Isaac Hayes’s Oscar-winning score to Shaft in 1971.

The Brotherhood of the Bell was composed during one of the most fascinating creative periods of Jerry Goldsmith’s career—perhaps the height of his modernistic and experimental impulses. Goldsmith’s score makes heavy use of the jazz idiom, with a plucked double bass line propelling many of its passages. But he combines this with classical baroque stylings to conjure up multiple associations: religion and ritual, antiquity, class and sophistication, frustration and fear. Goldsmith uses what sounds like rapped knuckles, fingernails and drumsticks on a cymbal to evoke the Bell itself, while his astringent, clustered writing for strings, full of dizzying portamenti and rattling aleatoric effects both bowed and plucked, suggest the diabolical power of the Brotherhood and Patterson’s fury and frustration as his life is unraveled.

The Brotherhood of the Bell
tells the story of a successful professor whose membership in a secretive college fraternity resurfaces and nearly destroys his life. Glenn Ford plays Dr. Andrew Patterson, who is recalled to the Brotherhood to sponsor a new initiate (Richard Pine). But Patterson discovers he’s been called in to take an “assignment” from the Brotherhood—to blackmail an associate who in turn commits suicide. Patterson decides to expose the Brotherhood—but as he begins his one-man campaign he discovers that the organization’s reach and power extends much farther than he had realized.

In A Step Out of Line, Peter Falk, Vic Morrow and Peter Lawford play three middle-aged friends in San Francisco who fall on hard times and engineer a robbery that they hope will net each of them $200,000. A Step Out of Line builds up to a nail-biting bank robbery sequence that plays out in minute, excruciating detail. Much of the music for A Step Out of Line has a Dave Brubeck-style jazz element, supplemented by striking suspense motifs which add tension to the already taut scenes of the robbery set-up and execution.

But Goldsmith’s main theme, bursting forth after a few moments of nerve-wracking, scatter-shot percussion during the film’s “Main Title,” tells us that A Step Out of Line is really about a masculine, all-American tragedy. A Step Out of Line is filled with evocative and sometimes hair-raising percussive and textural effects teased out of the small orchestra of brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion as well as electric harpsichord, electric guitar and electric flute, and piano.

This release is limited to 2500 units and is taken from the 15 ips mono elements that were in excellent condition, now allowing listeners to enjoy two important works from Goldsmith's 70s output.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 145
Retail Price: $19.99
For track listing and sound samples, please visit

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   Mick Moreau   (Member)

Ordered baby!!!

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

It's great to see your typical Goldsmith track titles! Gotta Love Him.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)


That's more like it.

Jerry Goldsmith scoring THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL.

BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL was a significant and important film for television. It just might be the best made-for-television film ever made, to date. People have been clamoring for it on home video for a long time. Perhaps a soundtrack release will facilitate its release to home video.

I'm buying it.


 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

This should sell out in a heartbeat!
To many of his fans, it's like two brand new Goldsmith releases on one disc!

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

all of these new goldsmith properties are surfacing that i have never even heard of. i feel so uninformed! ordered for sure.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Well **** me sideways with a chainsaw!!!

Unbelievably exciting release. I'm very familar with Brotherhood - recorded it off TV many, many years ago - but never heard/seen Step. Superb. Superb. Superb.

More like this please!! :-)

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

This has been amazing couple of years for Goldsmith fans! Thanks to all at Intrada for this, and to FSM, La-La Land, Varese and BuySoundtrax (though I'm still waiting on David Lev to be sent from SAE!) for all the other great Goldsmith releases recently...

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

These are outrageously great. Listen to "The Blueprint" sound clip from A Step Out of Line which is the "evil photocopier" cue.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Oh drat! And I thought F.S.M. was going to release "Brotherhood Of The Bell". Oh well, at least Intrada came to the rescue. Goldsmith's score for "Brotherhood Of The Bell' can be contrued as a warmup of sorts for "The Mephisto Waltz" (which came out a few months after the television film).

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Any likelihood these are corresponding with a dvd release of either of these movies? BROTHERHOOD is a pretty wild flick.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Just when I was resigned to a lot of expanded stuff I already have, here comes 2 CDs in a row.
Between THE GOING UP OF LEV and this you've made my year!
Thanks Intrada for this rare TV classic.

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Any idea who the solo trumpet player is on the title to Brotherhood Of The Bell?

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Wooohooo! Man, it's great to finally be getting these two great scores.
I had requested both several years ago, as I had recorded both films
from Encore's Mystery Channel back in 1995. This was at a time when
Encore actually specialized in broadcasting made-for-tv movies
from the 70's, and tv series from the same era, like THE NAME OF THE GAME.
Two great Goldsmith scores from two equally great films! ORDERED!

Now all we need is CRAWLSPACE.


 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Oh drat! And I thought F.S.M. was going to release "Brotherhood Of The Bell". Oh well, at least Intrada came to the rescue. Goldsmith's score for "Brotherhood Of The Bell' can be contrued as a warmup of sorts for "The Mephisto Waltz" (which came out a few months after the television film).

Yes, indeed! It always sounded to me like a cross between SECONDS and
THE MEPHISTO WALTZ. A STEP OUT OF LINE also has a few of these same
elements, but leans more toward the later tv film CONTRACT ON CHERRY STREET.


 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   Foodman   (Member)

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Never Enough Of Jerry!

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)


 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)


What a great day for Jerry Goldsmith and all of us!

Thank you Doug and INTRADA Team.


 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

These both sound great, I will absolutely order them!

 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Goldsmith- So Ordered, can never get enough of JG.

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