Film Score Monthly
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 3:25 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Limited edition: 1000 units

Quartet Records, in collaboration with Paramount Pictures, presents the premiere release of the Ken Thorne dynamic western score for the Rachel Welch vehicle HANNIE CAULDER (1971)

Directed by Burt Kennedy, HANNIE CAULDER tells the story of a heroine (Rachel Welch) who seeks vengeance on three horrible brutes who raped her. She enlists the help of bounty hunter Thomas Luther Price (Robert Culp) and gunsmith Bailey (Christopher Lee) to learn how to be a master sharpshooter who has a chance against the notorious Clemens brothers.

The score composed by Ken Thorne (SINFUL DAVEY, INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU, SUPERMAN II, SUPERMAN III) complements the film’s wide variety of influences, from the rugged sounds of the Southern setting to evocative montages of Hannie’s development and fierce action cues for the various raids. With a handful of brutally dissonant passages as well as comedic cues thrown in, HANNIE CAULDER is a colorful, Coplandesque offering that will surely enchant all fans of the genre. The program is rounded out by the theme song “Life Never Is Easy” performed by Bobby Hanna.

An intended LP mock-up was previously released on an unauthorized promotional mono CD. This premiere CD includes the complete score—almost entirely in expansive stereo—restored and mastered by Chris Malone from pristine master tapes vaulted at Paramount. The lavishly illustrated 12-page liner notes by Gergely Hubai discuss the film and the score with a cue-by-cue breakdown, explaining every step of the rebuilding process.

1. Main Title / Bank Raid (3:42)
2. Chase From Bank (1:31)
3. Caulder Killed / Rape Of Hannie (1:46)
4. Hannie Leaves (2:34)
5. Hannie Takes Gun (1:22)
6. Thomas Rejects Hannie (1:37)
7. Mexican Chase (0:38)
8. Riding To Town (1:18)
9. Hannie Takes Bath (0:51)
10. Riding To Mexico (2:41)
11. Thomas And Bailey Talk (1:32)
12. Gun Montage (1:50)
13. Preacher Visits (1:32)
14. Beach Scene (2:24)
15. Mexican Raid (2:20)
16. Hannie Shoots Bandit (1:01)
17. Quitting Ranch (1:51)
18. Brothers Into Town (1:10)
19. Shotting Thomas (1:16)
20. Death Of Thomas (2:06)
21. Killing Of Frank / Killing Of Rufus / Old Prison / Killing Of Emmett (2:17)
22. Finale (1:16)
23. Life’s Never Peaceful (2:07)

Bonus Tracks
24. Saloon Band (2:17)
25. Rape Of Hannie (Alternate) (1:17)
26. Finale And End Title (Orchestral Version) (2:07)
27. Hannie Takes Bath (Alternate) (0:50)
28. Mexican Raid (Alternate) (2:21)
29. Fimale And End Title (Film Version) (2:10)

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 3:28 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Worth buying for the cover alone.

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Worth buying for the cover alone.

Its not often I wish I was a gun belt!

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 3:49 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Funnily enough, I started watching this film, for the first time recently, from a TV showing.
I only got as far as the opening titles/bank-robbery/shoot-out before I was interrupted, but I loved what I heard of the score in that time.
I even looked for a copy of the promo on CD, but the cheapest was around £80.
I'll watch the film very soon and probably end up bagging this CD.

Good things come to those who wait wink

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 3:52 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Oh, forgot, ordered!

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

I wonder if they plan to do the same for his Hunchback.

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

That sounds like a much bigger OPERATION!!! big grin

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I always enjoy the movie and love Ken Thorne's score. I'm in for this CD. Nice one, Quartet.

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   1977   (Member)

A pleasant surprise! I love Thorne's work on Superman II/III and Lassiter so plan on picking this up.

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

That sounds like a much bigger OPERATION!!! big grin

BOOM, boom!

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 5:05 AM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

Cor blimey! That is some beautiful cover art! And the samples sound good also!

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 5:11 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Nice to see this release of a western score. I hope it sells well. Would love to see John Addison’s score to CENTENNIAL get a long overdue release. Que sera sera .

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Instant buy.

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   PollyAnna   (Member)

I have the promo but it badly needed expanding and also the Bobby Hannah song. Will be looking into this asap.

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Cor blimey! That is some beautiful cover art!

Tigon made Menahem Golan-penned Norman Wisdom sex comedy (citation needed)

What's Good for the Goose
so they to make it up to British cinemagoers somehow...

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Marvelous. Terrific score.

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Oh, WOW! Not only newly expanded/complete but also now in STEREO and a CHRIS MALONE restoration? This is clearly a major upgrade over the promo and I can't wait to get it!

This is my favorite Ken Thorne score for sure (and I really enjoy some of his others like Inspector Clouseau).


 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   Commodore   (Member)

You got me hooked! Saw this movie on one of our streaming channels, and liked it very much! The music is quite good smile

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Clemens brothers are great.
Strother martin and jack elam kinda stole it.
I like the bank raid viewed through strother's shotgun.
And the shootout at christopher Lee's beach house is a cracker. As is Hannie learning to shoot.
And shrinking her jeans in the bathtub. Lol

Superb score and a worthy candidate for expansion and the Maloneee treatment.

By the way, who is Ken Throrne? Lol

 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   1977   (Member)

The samples sound incredible, both sonically and musically. I look forward to owning this. Ken Thorne was such an under appreciated composer.

You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2024 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.
Website maintained and powered by Veraprise and Matrimont.