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 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)




World premiere release of exciting David Newman soundtrack for Stephen Herek history-upside-down tale starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure consists of time travel both past and future, replete with history lessons come to life: Napoleon, the wild west with Billy The Kid, medieval England, Socrates, Joan Of Arc, Freud, Abraham Lincoln. Newman responds with vivid, action-packed score playing straightman to antics on-screen. Long in coming CD presents all of Newman's scoring in stereo from once-missing actual 1/2" three channel orchestral session elements plus DAT of all additional keyboard cues, guitars, additional fanfares, more. Highlights abound but rousing "Execute Them", haunting "Meet The Princesses" deserve extra spotlight. The pop world was graced with all-song album from A&M label many years ago. At last, score fans get their due! Colorful design from Joe Sikoryak plus informative liner notes by Tim Greiving tie nice package up with a bow. David Newman conducts. Intrada Special Collection Release available while quantities and interest remain!

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8816/.f?sc=13&category=-113



01. History Lesson (1:22)
02. Future Bill & Ted Leave (1:53)
03. Rufus Lands (1:02)
04. A Lot More Than That (1:00)
05. Austria, 1805 (2:02)
06. Short Dead Dude (2:54)
07. Old West (0:45)
08. Saloon Tack Piano (1:52)
09. Billy The Kid (0:27)
10. Brawl And Ancient Greece (3:33)
11. Medieval England (5:00)
12. Meet The Princesses (1:40)
13. Execute Them! (With Hoo-Hahs) (3:16)
14. Bag Freud (1:31)
15. Prehistoric Pit-Stop (3:43)
16. Thanks, Rufus (0:23)
17. Napoleon Hesitates (0:35)
18. Mall Mayhem (1:30)
19. Wild Speech Montage (2:01)
20. Jailbreak (3:34)
21. America The Beautiful (Ward, arr. Newman) (1:07)
22. Thank You San Dimas High (0:29)
23. Saloon Tack Piano (Alternate End) (1:56)
24. Execute Them! (Orchestra) (3:16)
25. Trumpet Fanfare (0:07)
26. Go Faster (Film Version) (0:18)
27. Coda With Echoplex (0:06)
28. Fleur De Lis (Beethoven, arr. Newman) (0:44)
29. William Tell Overture (Rossini, arr. Newman) (0:39)

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   Deadwalker   (Member)

World premiere release of exciting David Newman soundtrack for Stephen Herek history-upside-down tale starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure consists of time travel both past and future, replete with history lessons come to life: Napoleon, the wild west with Billy The Kid, medieval England, Socrates, Joan Of Arc, Freud, Abraham Lincoln. Newman responds with vivid, action-packed score playing straightman to antics on-screen. Long in coming CD presents all of Newman's scoring in stereo from once-missing actual 1/2" three channel orchestral session elements plus DAT of all additional keyboard cues, guitars, additional fanfares, more. Highlights abound but rousing "Execute Them", haunting "Meet The Princesses" deserve extra spotlight. The pop world was graced with all-song album from A&M label many years ago. At last, score fans get their due! Colorful design from Joe Sikoryak plus informative liner notes by Tim Greiving tie nice package up with a bow. David Newman conducts. Intrada Special Collection Release available while quantities and interest remain!

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8816/.f?sc=13&category=-113



01. History Lesson (1:22)
02. Future Bill & Ted Leave (1:53)
03. Rufus Lands (1:02)
04. A Lot More Than That (1:00)
05. Austria, 1805 (2:02)
06. Short Dead Dude (2:54)
07. Old West (0:45)
08. Saloon Tack Piano (1:52)
09. Billy The Kid (0:27)
10. Brawl And Ancient Greece (3:33)
11. Medieval England (5:00)
12. Meet The Princesses (1:40)
13. Execute Them! (With Hoo-Hahs) (3:16)
14. Bag Freud (1:31)
15. Prehistoric Pit-Stop (3:43)
16. Thanks, Rufus (0:23)
17. Napoleon Hesitates (0:35)
18. Mall Mayhem (1:30)
19. Wild Speech Montage (2:01)
20. Jailbreak (3:34)
21. America The Beautiful (Ward, arr. Newman) (1:07)
22. Thank You San Dimas High (0:29)
23. Saloon Tack Piano (Alternate End) (1:56)
24. Execute Them! (Orchestra) (3:16)
25. Trumpet Fanfare (0:07)
26. Go Faster (Film Version) (0:18)
27. Coda With Echoplex (0:06)
28. Fleur De Lis (Beethoven, arr. Newman) (0:44)
29. William Tell Overture (Rossini, arr. Newman) (0:39)



Ordered. Thank You Intrada

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

Excellent release ! No pun intended.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

It's a lot shorter than I expected.
I forgot how much of the movie was "scored" with actual songs.
Ordering on payday for sure!

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

It's nearly 50 minutes! That's a lot longer than I would have guessed. (especially when you consider that the well-weathered b*** of it that has been around for years only clocks in somewhere around 28).

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2014 - 8:58 PM   
 By:   1980's Soundtrack Whore   (Member)

Yep awesome release and easily ordered, thanks Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2014 - 2:24 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Although not as HUGE as the sequel score, with a lot more emphasis on the pop idiom, this is still stacks of fun and I look forward to completing my Bill & Ted soundtrack collection.
If they ever get around to doing the threequel (and I wouldn't mind so much now if it's as good as the Men In Black 3rd outing), I sure hope they don't forget to bring David Newman along for the ride.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2014 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I think Intrada has figured it out - note that there is no use of the dreaded word COMEDY anywhere in this press release. Bingo. But, it IS a comedy, you know… smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2014 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Speaking for my own tastes, nobody does comedy better than David Newman. Well, maybe Elmer. David's orchestral music is rich and tuneful, often better than you would expect for the material its written for. And his pop aesthetic works for me, probably because i grew up in the 80's.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2014 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cool. Glad to see this get its first official release. I've had the 74-minute boot for ages (that also included the songs), and there's some great music there -- but it was far, far too long and repetitative in such a presentation. Hopefully, a 50-minute release will do it more justice, C&C or not. This is surely a fan favourite that will sell well.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2014 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

A fantastic score. I like both, the orchestral passages and the unique rhythmic synth stuff. It`s great that so many of Newman`s early scores are available by now. Amazing how innovative and beautiful his music was during that time. Hope for DISORGANIZED CRIME, GROSS ANATOMY and DUCK TALES in the future. And of course for DON`T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER IS DEAD which features similar synth stuff. But I guess that score has only very few chances of ever being released (Warner, almost unknown film and a comedy). And I guess the short but very entertaining and wild MADHOUSE won`t get a release either (comedy and unknown film).

Anyway, thanks Intrada for another great release.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2014 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Burk Whittenburg   (Member)

Never expected this one, wow, So many great releases this week! Great job Intrada

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2014 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Now we have Bill & Ted... and I say: let's be greedy !!

We need THE FLINTSTONES as well !!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2014 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

Now we have Bill & Ted... and I say: let's be greedy !!

We need THE FLINTSTONES as well !!


Flinstones would be great as well as Tommy Boy and Nutty Proffesor. There are too many Newman score that get unreleased.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2014 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

I think Intrada has figured it out - note that there is no use of the dreaded word COMEDY anywhere in this press release. Bingo. But, it IS a comedy, you know… smile

Yeah, I am hoping the sci-fi/time travel elements overpower the comedy elements. Could one argue Back to the Future was a comedy as well? Sure has a lot of satire in it, but one of our best sellers. But not pure comedy, which is deadly -- I agree with the others that comedies are just a tough sell. There seems to be one composer that is immune to the comedy stigma and whenever we release a comedy by him it flies off the shelf. We have another release by him coming in a few weeks so we'll see if that holds true.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2014 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'm guessing Mancini...though I supposed it could be Goldsmith, seeing as he seems immune sales-wise to pretty much anything! I know Lonely Guy would make some people really happy (and it is the only Goldsmith score left to have representation on LP but not CD, if I'm not mistaken). Personally I'd buy that for sure but I'm weird. I'd much rather have S*P*Y*S complete (with John Scott score too?) and since Intrada has rescued other titles from the Varese Goldsmith box and expanded them, maybe there's hope for this score...

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

I just rewatched the film in preparation for receiving the CD. I was always in the BOGUS JOURNEY camp, but I did enjoy the original a lot more this time around.

I think William Sadler as Death still swings it, though.

 
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