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 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

INTRADA Announces:



ROBOCOP
Composed by BASIL POLEDOURIS
Conducted by HOWARD BLAKE and TONY BRITTON

INTRADA Special Collection Volume 129

Intrada presents a new listen on an old favorite with a completely rebuilt version of Basil Poledouris' 1987 score to Robocop. While the soundtrack has been released twice before and both albums featured solid playing sequences designed for particular listening experiences, altering the film sequence of this particular score changes the architecture of the music, where musical ideas are deliberately introduced at key points and developed as the score progresses. Both previous releases also omitted the all-important music underscoring of the initial appearance of Robocop -- not only the first statement of the main theme in the score, but the only version that includes the striking, metallic sound of a steel fire extinguisher, hammered at like an anvil. But wait, there's more. For this release Intrada was given access to all of the recently discovered 2” 24-track masters as well as the 1” 8-track masters with their wide array of electronic sequences, all recorded by the Sinfonia of London at Abbey Road with Eric Tomlinson as engineer. This allowed for a complete remix of every cue, which further allowed us to include all of the original cues Poledouris wrote for the various commercial spots within the film, as well as several other sequences being heard here for the first time in a dymanic, crisp sound quality previously unheard and in film sequence as constructed. And although the end title was constructed of several parts from the Robocop score, it is reconstructed here to give them album a definitive finish.

Robocop stars Peter Weller as Murphy, a cop working in crime-ravaged Old Detroit in the near future, where the beleaguered police force has been taken over by multinational corporation Omni Consumer Products. OCP Vice President Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) is sponsoring an automated crime suppression system, the hulking ED-209 robot. But when the ED-209 disastrously malfunctions, ambitious Bob Morton (Miguel Ferrer) steps in with his pet project, Robocop—a fusing of robotics
and human flesh. When Murphy and his new partner Lewis (Nancy Allen) confront the sadistic Detroit crime boss Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) and his gang, Murphy is brutally killed—and when his body is harvested by OCP, he is reborn as Robocop. The hulking cybernetic crime fighter rapidly begins to clean up the city, but his growing curiosity about his identity and past sets him on a collision course with both Boddicker and Jones.

This release is limited to 3000 units.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 129
Retail Price: $19.99
AVAILABLE 4/13/2010
For track listing and sound samples, please visit
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.6568/.f

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Woo hoo!!!

Nice call, Ford.

Been waiting for that first blast of the ROBO theme for years, and at last the end credits!

Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

Woo hoo!!!

Nice call, Ford.

Been waiting for that first blast of the ROBO theme for years, and at last the end credits!

Ordered!



Is it just me or does this album looks more troubled than ever - there seems to be missing music from Across the Board and what about Big is better - it looks longer now - is there a cross mix here ?


When looking at the tracklist some cues like

FORCE SHOOTS ROBO and CARE PACKAGE also seems expanded

VAN CHASE seems like normal but sound clip reveals a few seconds beginning



But Ordered anyway

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

ORDERED. Thanks Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

WTF didn't Varese do this properly a few years ago? I'm glad I never bought that reissue.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

I gotta say...

I really, really, REALLY don't like the fact that the tracked credits are mixed in with Across The Board. That's going to take some work when I order this puppy.

Other than that, there's nothing I can complain about. Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Man, I really need to invent a money-growing tree already. Haha!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

I'd buy that for a dollar! Well, $19.95 plus shipping and handling anyway. big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

As much as I'd love to own this CD right now, having never heard or owned either Varese edition, unfortunately I'll have to pass for the time being. Recent observation tells me that 3000 limited CDs don't sell out all that fast anymore, and I'm lacking in funds, not to mention other CDs I'd like to take a chance on.

If it becomes dangerously close to selling out real soon, I'll take the plunge on it - but I sure hope that doesn't happen for another month or so. frown

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

I gotta say...

I really, really, REALLY don't like the fact that the tracked credits are mixed in with Across The Board. That's going to take some work when I order this puppy.

Other than that, there's nothing I can complain about. Ordered!



have you heard the sound clip for the END CREDTIS - I don't hope that they have edited it like this on the cd

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Is it just me or do the track titles read like how Starman right describe the movie?

Either way, I'll be picking this up, finances allowing.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   Miles (MerM)   (Member)

I gotta say...

I really, really, REALLY don't like the fact that the tracked credits are mixed in with Across The Board. That's going to take some work when I order this puppy.

Other than that, there's nothing I can complain about. Ordered!



have you heard the sound clip for the END CREDTIS - I don't hope that they have edited it like this on the cd


Yes, that's what I'm basing my comment on. It will take some Audacity wizardry (and I'm happy to do it - can't take more than 10 minutes) but all the same, it's a little annoying.

But I don't mean to disparage the hard work Doug and Roger have put into this, because I'm REALLY glad this is out. Thanks guys! smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I am delighted this is released, there is obviously an audience there.

If I order it, it will be on the cusp of it's inevitable sellout.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Intrada says complete. SAE says expanded. Which is it?

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Anything Basil must be MINE.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Intrada says complete. SAE says expanded. Which is it?

YOU figure it out.....! big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

Anything Basil must be MINE.

I didn't know you swung for me THAT way...

...Oh. I see which Basil you're talking about now.

razz

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

WOW, check out the improved sound quality on the theme in the End Credits; the percussion (tympani?) in the background really snaps through and makes that kick-ass pre-theme section with the string trills at 1:45 even more exciting than it already was :-D

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)

Is it just me or does this album looks more troubled than ever - there seems to be missing music from Across the Board and what about Big is better - it looks longer now - is there a cross mix here ?


When looking at the tracklist some cues like

FORCE SHOOTS ROBO and CARE PACKAGE also seems expanded

VAN CHASE seems like normal but sound clip reveals a few seconds beginning


I think "Care Package" on the Intrada disc is a combination of "Care Package" and "Target Practice." Don't know about "Force Shoots Robo."

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2010 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

Any Basil Poledouris title is a must buy for me. Thanks Intrada ! I am ready to open my wallet anytime you put out a Poledouris CD. More please !

 
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