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 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)







CHINATOWN
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith

It’s one of the greatest film scores of all time!
It’s one of the all-time classic soundtrack albums!
Chinatown has been remastered and sounds better than ever!

In a legendary performance, three-time Academy Award® winner Jack Nicholson stars as private eye Jake Gittes. Hired by a mysterious woman to investigate Hollis Mulwray, the chief engineer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Gittes’ sleuthing brings him into contact with Mulwray’s wife (Academy Award® winner Faye Dunaway), a stunning socialite with secrets of her own. As a determined Gittes delves deeper he soon realizes that even the City of Angels has a dark side. Director Roman Polanski’s Chinatown has evolved from an atmospheric film noir mystery into a modern day classic, with Robert Towne’s Academy Award®-winning script unforgettably and brilliantly capturing a lost era of deceit, corruption and treachery.

Just in time for the film’s glorious debut on Blu-ray DVD, Jerry Goldsmith’s classic Chinatown returns in this definitive presentation after being out of print for over a decade.

CDs expected to begin shipping the week of May 29.

Limited Edition of 3000 copies

Price: $19.98
Catalog #: VCL 0512 1129


1. Love Theme From Chinatown (Main Title) (2:04)
2. Noah Cross (2:31)
3. Easy Living (1:51)
(Leo Robin & Ralph Rainger)
4. Jake And Evelyn (2:47)
5. I Can’t Get Started (3:38)
(Ira Gershwin & Vernon Duke) Performed by Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra
6. The Last Of Ida (3:01)
7. The Captive (3:11)
8. The Boy On A Horse (2:08)
9. The Way You Look Tonight (2:19)
(Dorothy Fields & Jerome Kern)
10. The Wrong Clue (2:35)
11. J.J. Gittes (3:09)
12. Love Theme From Chinatown (End Title) (2:03)

http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1041/Chinatown/Detail

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

First class!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:18 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

That's really weird. I don't see this release on their site and I've reloaded it a couple times to make sure.

Thanks for providing the link.

Ahh...there it is on the homepage at Varese but not in the Club or Just Announced section.

James

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:23 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Definitive. I do love hyperbole as much as the next fellow, but definitive, I should think, would mean complete and this is just the same old soundtrack album we've had for years. How much better can it sound? It's a nice release for those who never managed to get it, but the hyperbole is completely unnecessary.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:25 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

It would be nice if this was expanded.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:25 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

Shouldn't this has been an "encore" release? I think there is no difference with old Varese release which I own.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:31 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I offer no comment


http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chinatown-original-motion/id450687459



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:37 AM   
 By:   Hermit   (Member)

So why isn't this one considered a Varese Encore release?

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

So why isn't this one considered a Varese Encore release?

Maybe because the recording didn't make its first appearance on the Varese label, having been initially released on an ABC LP. The Encore releases all appeared first in the U.S. on Varese.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:51 AM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

Definitive. I do love hyperbole as much as the next fellow, but definitive, I should think, would mean complete and this is just the same old soundtrack album we've had for years. How much better can it sound? It's a nice release for those who never managed to get it, but the hyperbole is completely unnecessary.

Agreed, and most disappointing that it is not complete.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

PASS

Why not complete? Just crazy!

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   scoreman42   (Member)

So why isn't this one considered a Varese Encore release?

Maybe because the recording didn't make its first appearance on the Varese label, having been initially released on an ABC LP. The Encore releases all appeared first in the U.S. on Varese.



That's true but still, it's first release on CD was from Varese, so I consider this an "encore" release.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   nekromantik   (Member)

Straight re-issue? Better sound? Hmmm... gonna stick with my original copy (same goes for CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR+AMAZING GRACE AND CHUCK).

Not even sure I like that one that much. The dark tracks are amazing but the jazzy stuff is not for me.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

PASS

PASS

...on reading this guy's tripe. Shot into the colon that is the ignore list.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

How much is actually unreleased? Twenty minutes? Half an hour? Ninety seconds?

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Varese works in mysterious ways; I'm still wondering why they didn't expand Elias' Children of the Corn when it got the club treatment and now the same deal with Chinatown. An iconic score, but I'm not sure this'll be the last we'll see of it on cd.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 1:07 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

How much is actually unreleased? Twenty minutes? Half an hour? Ninety seconds?

I could of course be mistaken, but I think there under 30 minutes of score in the movie, but I've never sat down and timed it.

The soundtrack album as far as I can recall contains all of the major sequences from the score.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 1:15 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

How much is actually unreleased? Twenty minutes? Half an hour? Ninety seconds?

6-7 minutes I guess.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Less than ten minutes is unreleased, IIRC. But it's such a spare score that not a note of it is wasted; a complete edition would have been lovely. But looking at the positive, an all-time classic is back in print on CD for those who want it.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2012 - 1:31 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

Less than ten minutes is unreleased, IIRC. But it's such a spare score that not a note of it is wasted; a complete edition would have been lovely. But looking at the positive, an all-time classic is back in print on CD for those who want it.

O.K., but if Varese do not care to expand CHINATOWN with less then ten minutes what will they do with John Williams' DRACULA ?

 
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