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 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)



BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the original soundtrack to ZULU DAWN, featuring music composed by Elmer Bernstein (THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE GREAT ESCAPE, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, FAR FROM HEAVEN) for the 1979 historical epic directed by Douglas Hickox (BRANNIGAN, THEATRE OF BLOOD, THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE), featuring an all-star cast including Burt Lancaster, Peter O’Toole, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliot, Peter Vaughan, Nigel Davenport, John Mills, Freddie Jones, Ken Gampu and Bob Hoskins.

In 1964 the British film ZULU was released, which dramatized the events of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War in South Africa, during which the Zulu nation rebelled against the incursion of British colonialism. Directed by writer-director Cy Enfield and starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine (in his first starring role), ZULU portrayed the events occurring between the colonial British Army and the African Zulu warriors during the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, where 150 British soldiers, many sick and wounded, successfully held off a siege by an army of 4000 Zulu warriors.

The event that preceded the bloody conflict at Rorke’s Drift, which happened earlier that same day, was the bloody battle on the base of Mount Isandlwana, which is cited in Richard Burton’s reading of Lord Chelmsford’s telegram at the beginning of ZULU. In that battle, the first major encounter of the war between Zulu warriors and British troops, a massive Zulu force of 20,000 warriors attacked and destroyed 1,800 British, colonial, and native soldiers. This event, considered to be the worst defeat ever inflicted on a modern army by a technologically inferior indigenous force, occurred off-screen in ZULU. This film is meant to serve as a prequel to the earlier film.

With a noticeably larger budget than the 1964 picture, ZULU DAWN is a widescreen spectacle, with massive battle scenes and huge, panoramic vistas beautifully photographed by Iraqi-born cinematographer Ousami Rawi, who had shot SKY RIDERS for Hickox, Michael Caine’s THE BLACK WINDMILL for Don Siegel, THE HUMAN FACTOR for Edward Dmytryk, and would go on to win an Emmy for his work in the TV series THE TUDORS in 2007. He filmed ZULU DAWN on location at or near the actual places where the events took place 100 years earlier.

Respected composer Elmer Bernstein was brought in to give ZULU DAWN its musical scope and thunder. Bernstein’s pedigree at this kind of epic blockbusters included historical adventures like THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1965) and THE BUCCANEER (1958), THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN movies and nearly a dozen John Wayne Westerns throughout the ‘60s and early 1970s. By 1979 he was just about to embark on his comedy phase, having scored ANIMAL HOUSE the year before and would soon score MEATBALLS, AIRPLANE!, and STRIPES, in the coming years. ZULU DAWN would give him one of his last opportunities to write the kind of broad, large-form action-adventure orchestral score that he’d once excelled at earlier in his career.

Previously released on compact disc by Cerberus Records and La-La Land Records and long sold out, BSX Records brings ZULU DAWN back to compact disc featuring music composed by the great Elmer Bernstein, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, with a new mastering by James Nelson of Digital Outland, new liner notes by noted author Randall Larson and new artwork designed by Mark Banning. This release has been officially licensed from Cerberus Records.

BSXCD-8934

Original Soundtrack Recording
Zulu Dawn

Music by Elmer Bernstein

$15.95

Ships the week of 9/16/13

1. Morning (Main Title) (00:59)
2. The Chase (02:06)
3. Regimental March (02:06)
4. River Crossing (04:47)
5. Scouting (01:03)
6. The Hunt (02:31)
7. Stand To (01:45)
8. Error (01:58)
9. Escape (01:31)
10. Zulus (02:30)
11. Men of Harlech * (02:21)
12. More Zulus (04:28)
13. Glory (02:29)
14. Formation * (02:34)
15. Into Battle (01:14)
16. Isandhlwana (Pt. 1) (02:13)
17. Isandhlwana (Pt. 2) (02:24)
18. Durnford (01:40)
19. Saving the Colors (03:48)
20. Aftermath (02:09)


http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/zudaorsobyel.html

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

was not in the know with la la land back in the day, hard to believe there was a time. so gladly ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 12:29 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Whatever you have to say, the cover art is a tad more interesting this time around.

:-)

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 3:33 AM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

I missed out on the LLL edition so I'll be picking this up. Ford, is there anywhere where we can get larger versions of BSX covers? There are some lovely BSX covers but the ones on the BSX website are a bit small.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Ford, is there anywhere where we can get larger versions of BSX covers? There are some lovely BSX covers but the ones on the BSX website are a bit small.

I second this request, would be nice if they followed intrada's example of putting a link to the cover, or post the bigger cover version on their facebook page?

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

I missed out on the LLL edition so I'll be picking this up. Ford, is there anywhere where we can get larger versions of BSX covers? There are some lovely BSX covers but the ones on the BSX website are a bit small.

Some covers in high resolutions (sometimes even 1000*1000) can be found on Amazon.com !! Unfortunately they still have not created LOST EMPIRE over there.

But since the source code of their website already 'orders' the browser to display images at 200*200 they only have to link a larger version and it will still be displayed at 200*200 but it could easily be right-clicked and saved in the original resolution !!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Great Escape   (Member)

It's a bit unclear. Is this an album release or a complete score and are these the original film tracks or a rerecord?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

This is really good news!
I've been after this music for some time now, but the prices on Amazon and ebay are a bit hefty.
This CD will be added to my next order.
I prefer this cover art too!
Much appreciated BSX.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

http://www.movie-wave.net/titles/zulu_dawn.html

Review by the esteemed James Southall.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   JTWfan77   (Member)

Is this a limited edition?

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Y-E-S!!

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)


The LLL release was my first purchase of a LLL score. James Nelson redid the mastering and he does wonders, I wonder if this release sounds significantly better than the LLL, which I thought sounded pretty good.?

I love this score.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2013 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Anyone received this yet?

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I guess not.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Was this a Kickstarter project? wink No seriously, I am interested on what people think of this before I order it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Are you kidding? It's Ford - did everyone sign up to the board yesterday?

Probably won't see this until Christmas......

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Was this a Kickstarter project? wink No seriously, I am interested on what people think of this before I order it.




I have the old one, which itself sounds good. The score is one of Bernstein's most dynamic, with vibrant action. I know many people are understandably hesitant because it's a BSX release, but in this particular instance, don't let that put you off.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Well, I have a cassette tape of my Dad's LP and it is good, but...I can still buy the LLL or CERBERUS at reasonable prices.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   merlyn   (Member)

I ordered ZULU DAWN from SAE when it became available for Pre-order.
The buysoundtrax website gives the shipping date 09/16/2013. (16th sept 2013)
e-mailed SAE yesterday and they say that they are still waiting on stock from buysoundtrax.
I do not intend contacting buysoundtrax because my purchase is with SAE, who have explained the situation.

Anybody at Buysountrax like to comment where ZULU DAWN is and when is likely to get to SAE, so they can get my order out.

Lyn

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

I bought a copy of the LLL release last night on one of the websites I watch for $21.00 (free shipping). I figured the seller was trying to sell it before the BSX CDs comes out. It cost about the same as the BSX and I should have it by Tuesday.

 
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