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 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 246

While director Brian DePalma has worked with several different composers, it is Pino Donaggio to whom he has returned time and again since they first worked together on the director’s 1976 masterpiece Carrie. Donaggio’s romantic, melodic style is the perfect complement to De Palma’s tensely erotic visuals, which inspired the composer to write what is arguably his finest score for the 1980 thriller Dressed to Kill. Donaggio provided lush orchestrations featuring an impressive variety of memorable, fully developed melodies.

To bring this expanded edition of the score to CD, Intrada returned to the 2? 24-track session masters and newly remixed everything, creating brand new two-track stereo mixes for this release. Almost every cue was present on these elements, stored in beautiful condition in the MGM vaults; only three cues (tracks 1, 2 & 24) needed to be mastered from the existing two-track stereo mixes made back in 1980. While not every cue was accounted for, this release features a bulk of the previously unreleased music.

In the film, Kate Miller (Angie Dickinson), a dissatisfied Long Island house wife, turns an afternoon museum visit into a richly satisfying sexual encounter with a complete stranger. Afterwards, she is brutally murdered in the elevator of her lover's appartment building. Liz Blake (Nancy Allen), a high-priced call girl, is the only witness and she teams with Kate’s grieving son Peter, a budding computer genius. Realizing that the killer is one of Dr. Elliott’s patients, the pair hatches a plot to track her down through the doctor’s records.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 246
Retail Price: $19.99
Available Now
For track listing and sound samples, please visit

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 246
Date: 1980
Tracks: 24
Time = 58:51

At last! Popular Pino Donaggio score for Brian De Palma horror thriller gets brand-newly remixed, remastered & expanded CD! Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen bring delicious psycho-killer tale to life with terrifying results. Donaggio matches mayhem with his most vivid, intense film score to date. Gorgeous main theme plays in direct contrast to suspense material. Deserving spotlight is rhythmic slashing motif, scored for orchestra with frightening trombone glissandi stealing the thunder. Though present on original 1980 two-track mixes, striking color was somehow diminished. Brand new 2013 mix from newly-discovered actual 2" 24-track session masters finally unleashes chilling trombone color at last. Session masters (long considered lost when repeated searches kept leading to partial outtake rolls only) also allow Intrada to premiere dramatic material associated with Peter (Keith Gordon) assembling, mounting his surveillance camera to scope out sinister activities. Many other cues make world premiere appearance, including further exploration of dynamic action material. Two tracks were vaulted in two-track stereo only, the remainder were vaulted in 24-track formats. Together these pristeen-condition masters allow rich, rewarding expansion of what is generally thought of as Donaggio's most terrifying work. Informative notes by Scott Bettencourt, dramatic art design by Joe Sikoryak complete exciting package! Natale Massara conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!

01. "Theme From Dressed To Kill" (Main Title) 4:10
02. Kate's Confession 0:43
03. Bad Night 0:34
04. The Museum 6:15
05. The Cab 1:58
06. The Note 4:17
07. The Forgotten Ring 3:22
08. Death In The Elevator 2:15
09. Telephone Message From Bobbi 1:17
10. Marino And Elliot 1:22
11. Peter Builds Camera 1:46
12. Peter Sets Camera 3:27
13. Flight From Bobbi 2:22
14. Liz Chased By Hoods 1:49
15. Liz And Peter - A Romantic Interlude 1:48
16. Liz And Peter Watch Film 1:29
17. Dressed To Kill 1:35
18. The Erotic Story 2:42
19. The Transformation 4:03
20. Liz At Police Station 0:16
21. The Asylum 3:07
22. Bobbi Outside House 0:39
23. The Nightmare 4:14
24. "Theme From Dressed To Kill" (End Title) 2:32

Pino Donaggio
Price: $19.99

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I rarely buy anymore. a special day, Thank you so much for this!

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Whow! The additional details you can hear in "The Museum" sample are amazing! This is a must buy for sure.

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   Limmerine   (Member)

A must buy, but later, not today.

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I rarely buy anymore. a special day, Thank you so much for this!

How come??? There are some splendid CD's being released, surely you bought Goldsmith's tremendous "SAMAMANDER"???

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   The Juggler   (Member)

I can't imagine there will be a release in 2013 to top this. Intrada rocks!

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   MOsdtks   (Member)

Think I'll pass on this. Love the main theme but I don't listen to it enough to buy again.
But please to enjoy.

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Main theme is one of those full blooded beautiful melodies.

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   MOsdtks   (Member)

Main theme is one of those full blooded beautiful melodies.

Agreed. It's romantic, erotic and eerie all at the same time.

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

No cutting in line to get a copy!

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

One of the greatest soundtrack releases of all time.

Ordered two and I have no idea why.

I love Intrada.

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 6:46 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

After seeing this film years ago a woman said she could never see MICHAEL CAINE in the same light again. I asked her what light were you seeing him in? [ha-ha]

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   Smokey McBongwater   (Member)

Fantastic release and well worth the upgrade over the Varese version. Good job Intrada - keep the 80's scores coming!!!

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I LOVE YOUR PROFILE, TRAINS PLANES AND AUTOMOBILES, THE guy who tells his pregnant wife to carry JOHN CANDY'S luggage, funny as hell

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   Ross1972   (Member)

Now here's something to get excited about! I personally slightly prefer "Body Double", but "Dressed To Kill" is probably Donaggio's (and DePalma's) masterpiece.

 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 10:15 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Beautiful! Ordered!

 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 1:43 AM   
 By:   vegasvic   (Member)

I've been holding off on picking up the old Varese issue of this. But the wait was killing me! I really wanted this. Thanks so much for doing this one!


 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 1:48 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Nice surprise from intrada!

 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

MAGIC!!!! Amazing score!

 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I rarely buy anymore. a special day, Thank you so much for this!

How come??? There are some splendid CD's being released, surely you bought Goldsmith's tremendous "SAMAMANDER"???

Yeah, Dave, you utter MORON, how come you didn't buy SAMAMANDER, eh? Even if it only exists in the fevered mind and shaky fingers of some cult Goldsmith fan.

big grin

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