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 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Kritzerland is proud to present a new limited edition release – two world premiere scores on one CD:

HEAVEN CAN WAIT and RACING WITH THE MOON

Composed and Conducted by Dave Grusin

Heaven Can Wait, the 1978 remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan, received glowing reviews and was a huge hit for Paramount. Warren Beatty, in addition to starring, co-directed (with Buck Henry), and co-wrote the screenplay (with Elaine May). An absolutely first-rate, perfect cast was assembled – in addition to Beatty and Buck Henry, the film also starred Julie Christie, Charles Grodin, Dyan Cannon, Jack Warden, Joseph Maher, and James Mason as Mr. Jordan.

At Academy Awards time, Heaven Can Wait received nine Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor (Beatty), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Warden), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Cannon), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, and a Best Music, Original Score nomination for the film’s composer, Dave Grusin.

One of the key elements of the film that makes it work so well is Grusin’s score. Composers and directors have to decide how much music any film should have. In the case of Heaven Can Wait, Grusin wrote a short score – Beatty clearly didn’t want the film loaded with music from start to finish. In the end, there was only about fifteen minutes of original Grusin music used, but what music it is! It’s a testament to what Grusin wrote that it seems like there’s much more music in the film than there actually is. His main theme, the jaunty and captivating “Heaven Walk,” is one of Grusin’s most memorable melodies – it’s used throughout and every time it appears it’s like having an old friend say hello. And then there is the gorgeous, simple, but hugely touching music for the romance of the Beatty and Christie characters.

This is the world premiere release for Heaven Can Wait. In addition to what ended up in the film, we present the unused cues as well as some alternates as bonus tracks. This release was newly mixed from the original 16-track tapes housed in the Paramount vaults.

Six years later, Paramount made Racing With the Moon, a film directed by actor Richard Benjamin, who’d had a huge critical and audience success two years earlier with his first film, My Favorite Year. The cast featured three actors who had made their screen debuts not too long before this film, and who were all on the cusp of stardom – Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern and Nicholas Cage, each of whom gives an incredibly appealing performance.

As with Heaven Can Wait, the score was by Dave Grusin and it’s a beauty. Its tender themes glow with an incandescent beauty – one is period-flavored, while the other is more timeless in feel. Those themes alternate throughout the score, along with an infectious “Moon Boogie” and “Mendocino Station.” In addition to Grusin’s stunning work, there are several big-band 1940s source music cues that are very much a part of the fabric of the film; those cues were arranged and conducted by the amazing Billy May. This is the score’s world premiere release, and it includes the complete Grusin score, along with all the big band source music cues, all taken from the original stereo session tapes housed in the Paramount vaults.

Heaven Can Wait and Racing With the Moon – two never-before-released Dave Grusin scores. Heaven indeed.

Heaven Can Wait/Racing With the Moon is limited to 1000 copies only and is priced at $19.98, plus shipping.

CDs will ship the last week of November, but preorders placed at Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks early (we’ve been averaging four weeks). To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.




 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Both covers look great!
Too bad there are no autographed copies available this time.
Signatures would look really good on both of these smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Two Grusin scores all in full stereo? Hmmmm tempting...

Coincidentally I was listening to the 'Cinemagic' CD yesterday which of course has a nice version of the theme to Heaven Can Wait on it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

It's been over two decades since I saw Racing With the Moon on cable, but I seem to recall a beautiful, understated love theme. Looking forward to hearing this!

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

A-MAZING!

ORDERED!

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   g0onie   (Member)

Heaven Can Wait! Thanks a bunch... has been on my list for years. (And yes, I have Cinemagic as well... just wanted the real deal) VERY happy with this release!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   Jim Bailey   (Member)

Fantastic releases!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Sean   (Member)

H O L Y G R A I L !

Bless you, Kritzerland!

cool

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Michael Condon   (Member)

Thanks Kritzerland....really looking forward to HEAVEN after so many years.
Not familiar with Racing With the Moon, so that will be an added bonus.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Michael Condon   (Member)

double post...sorry

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)

Nice work, Bruce! Ordered.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

Have had the sheet music for Racing With The Moon since the movie came out and always enjoy playing it from time to time. Recently saw the movie on Netflix and it has great performances from Penn, Cage and McGovern...especially McGovern...it's easy to see why she continues to have a successful career in the biz. Really great release Bruce!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Tronix   (Member)

Sorry, I can't see what the fanfare track is...confused Also, how about "Pendleton' soprano saxophone"? Is that one included?

However, those samples are just marvelous!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

I can't wait.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Ordered - thanks Bruce!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

I'm not familiar with either one of these films, but the samples sold me! Ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Sorry, I can't see what the fanfare track is...confused Also, how about "Pendleton' soprano saxophone"? Is that one included?

However, those samples are just marvelous!


Not sure what you mean by the "fanfare" track - if you're talking about the Rams football music or the classical bits, they're not on the CD. You'll have to wait and see about the solo sax track smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

So, Bruce, you did this again.
Interesting covers, fantastic samples...
And now I run to Intrada's store and making new order! big grin
Now I wait for two out-of-stock CDs from them (another is Dressed to Kill)


Hope that sales are going well?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Tronix   (Member)

...if you're talking about the Rams football music or the classical bits, they're not on the CD.

Yes, I mean that music. Sorry, I totally misunderstood when you talked about "big band source cues" in the Alien Nation discussion.

If I am not wrong, the Rams football music is the first track heard in the movie. That's a pity it is not on the CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

...if you're talking about the Rams football music or the classical bits, they're not on the CD.

Yes, I mean that music. Sorry, I totally misunderstood when you talked about "big band source cues" in the Alien Nation discussion.

If I am not wrong, the Rams football music is the first track heard in the movie. That's a pity it is not on the CD.


I'm sure you can find it somewhere - it has nothing to do with Dave Grusin and I would never have put it on the CD under any circumstances.

 
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