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 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

INTRADA Announces:



CONAN THE BARBARIAN
Composed and Conducted by BASIL POLEDOURIS
INTRADA MAF 7123

Basil Poledouris' score to the 1982 Universal film Conan the Barbarian remains the most impressive amongst his body of work. Poledouris delivered an impressive schematic of driving rhythm, charged strings and muscular brass that propelled the movie forward like the hammer of the gods. For almost the first thirty minutes the music appears continuous, the various themes and motifs ebbing and flowing, dovetailing seamlessly. Playing for long stretches against dialogue-free visuals, the score completely creates the sound of Cimmeria—a credible world for Conan to inhabit, the music representing his inner turmoil, confusion, and rage.

For this new, definitive release of Conan The Barbarian, Intrada’s 3-CD set is a box of delights even for those who know this fabulous music inside and out. Recorded in Italy by two separate orchestras and remixed from the original 24-track multi-track masters, it is now presented in a way that would make even Basil proud; it shines with a new clarity, a resonance and breadth of scope that makes the whole experience feel fresh and vibrant. The original soundtrack album and its subsequent reissues from 1/4" masters always had a “pinched” quality to them. And this definitive Intrada set contains a host of alternates and unheard treasures. Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, this new collection of everything Basil recorded for the film is an emotional high—pure joy for collectors and cultists everywhere.

In the film, Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones) leads a charge on Conan’s (Arnold Schwarzenegger) village and the young Conan watches while his father is eaten alive by dogs, and his mother is beheaded. Conan is taken into slavery and harnessed to the Wheel of Pain where he pushes the mill’s grindstone, endlessly building his muscles and anger. Freed under mysterious circumstances, he pursues his thirst for revenge, and in cahoots with Subotai (Gerry Lopez) and Valeria (Sandahl Bergman), he plots the downfall of Thulsa Doom.

INTRADA MAF 7123
Retail Price: $29.99
Available Now
For track listing and sound samples, please visit
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.7716/.f

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

My favorite film score... remastered and complete!

A heartfelt thank you to Intrada for unearthing these tapes at Universal and putting together such a lavish set!

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Nice job Intrada, well done.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

To quote the birdies from Finding Nemo: "MINE! MINE! MINE! MINE! MINE! MINE!"

MV

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Yes, thank you Intrada - ordered!!

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   David Kessler   (Member)

Best score period and in a 3 disc set..awesome...this and Die Hard 3 and Christmas arrives early smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

1982. The greatest year ever for film scores. Congrats to Intrada for finding the "lost" tapes that never really were lost. This will be one of the crown jewels of my collection.

Just listen to those sound samples!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   d-udo   (Member)

Praise Crom !!!!! smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Scratch another holy grail off the list. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

To quote the birdies from Finding Nemo: "MINE! MINE! MINE! MINE! MINE! MINE!"

Me too! THANK YOU Intrada. This is the ultimate, tops-all-other edition of Conan.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

First time I've ever had the samples on the Intrada site stutter. I'm still on the fence but happy for everyone here who has been waiting for this.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

3cds???!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Intrada did it again.
WHAT they did I won't say, but they did it.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Intrada did it again.
WHAT they did I won't say, but they did it.


i'll say it:
they bankrupted Riotengine, again!

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Intrada did it again.
WHAT they did I won't say, but they did it.


Oh get over that already. Including the original album IS A GOOD THING.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   Long Island Dave   (Member)

Ordered !. Has elements of golden age composers Victor Young, Miklos Rozsa and Alfred Newman. Great score.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Intrada did it again.
WHAT they did I won't say, but they did it.


I'll say it for you: they've gone out of their way and worked really hard on yet another quality product that fans have been requesting for years. Bravo Intrada! Thank you!

Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

This is a top notch release, no question about it. The sound quality on the samples is absolutely pristine! Well done Intrada!

Having said that, I haven't actually listened to the original OST in well over a year, having switched over to the Tadlow re-recording for listening to the score. I'm struck in listening to the clips how tinny and thin the original orchestra sounds, especially when compared to the rich sound of the orchestra on the Tadlow re-recording. I'm on the fence as to whether to pick this up as I think I much prefer the re-recording (other than the Wheel of Pain track which never quite sounded "right").

Don't get me wrong, others have been clamouring for this release and it looks absolutely great and certainly important from an archival standpoint, I'm just not sure it's for me. Happy for all of you that have been waiting months for this though.

Chris.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   James Corry   (Member)

I'm going to chime in here; not so much about "Conan" but more about the lost-tapes-that-were-never-REALLY-lost.......

This is another example of tenacity and perserverance (on the part of Intrada) and it has paid off. We've all seen and heard the old "war cry" of "It's LOST forever!!" only to have "it" miraculously show up in some unmarked box or someplace where it was totally unexpected.

NEVER say NEVER!! GREAT job Intrada!!

J.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2012 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I'm going to chime in here; not so much about "Conan" but more about the lost-tapes-that-were-never-REALLY-lost.......

This is another example of tenacity and perserverance (on the part of Intrada) and it has paid off. We've all seen and heard the old "war cry" of "It's LOST forever!!" only to have "it" miraculously show up in some unmarked box or someplace where it was totally unexpected.

NEVER say NEVER!! GREAT job Intrada!!

J.


Fingers Crossed. Damnation Alley....

 
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