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 Posted:   Mar 2, 2015 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

After more than four decades, stunning Billy Goldenberg soundtrack for landmark 1971 Steven Spielberg film finally sees release on CD! Film with Dennis Weaver had remarkable success both in TV, theatrical incarnations. Weaver makes business trip, heads back along semi-deserted open highway. Terror strikes early when he passes large truck. Soon car, truck engage in nerve-shattering, ever-escalating duel. Sensational film launched feature-length directing career for Spielberg, gave Goldenberg opportunity to create one of the most experimental scores then attempted for television. Aggressive, atonal, intense! While much of score was dropped from finished film, Intrada CD presents entire work with full-length cues as Goldenberg originally composed and conducted them. Then-unusually complex recording process involved 35mm three-channel stereo layer for basic orchestra, then additional three-channels for keyboards, percussion, yet three more for bells, organ, guitar, sometimes still more for extra layer of synth effects. Happily, every multi-track layer from every roll appears, maintained in pristine condition in Universal vaults. Various layers were synched in complex multi-track mixing process, resulting in vibrant stereo mix of Goldenberg's score. In many portions, complex atonal string ideas lay on top of pulsating rhythms with dissonant effects weaving into, out of fabric. Striking! For lengthy sequence at small diner, Goldenberg opts for unaccompanied strings, slowly shifting about in decidedly tonal manner, creating uneasy suspense as Weaver studies various patrons, silently looking for driver of truck. Here, scoring engineers opted to record strings on single layer with almost no contrast in dynamics, style, allowing for machine-like timbre from what are typically more emotional instruments. While highlights abound, end title to score ("The Duel") is particularly noteworthy. After all dust settles, Goldenberg opts for incredibly stark - and profound - use of just two tones from synth and waterphone, then reduces further to solitary synth that plays, repeats, slowly fades to silence to accompany memorable closing shot, allowing actual credits to roll sans music at all. Lonely, haunting finish to revved-up ideas that preceded it. Wow! Four flavorful country instrumentals scored by Goldenberg appear as extras, heard only in brief fragments in film but allowed to play here in full. Unused alternate version of ending is also included. Flipper cover art from designer Joe Sikoryak, generous array of stills, informative liner notes from writer Jeff Bond complete exciting package. Billy Goldenberg conducts. Intrada Special Collection CD available while quantities and interest remains!

01. Universal Emblem (0:28)
02. Passing The Truck (2:12)
03. Truck And Car Encounter (1:33)
04. Studying Drivers (2:24)
05. Mann’s Thoughts (3:37)
06. Lone Driver Eating (2:01)
07. Truck Leaving (1:17)
08. Truck Stops (3:06)
09. Hide And Seek (1:27)
10. Truck Waiting #1 (2:38)
11. Truck Waiting #5 (1:52)
12. Truck Racing Car (4:47)
13. Final Duel (4:50)
14. The Duel (End Title) (2:30)
The Extras
Radio Source Music (Billy Goldenberg)
15. Instrumental No. 1 (3:40)
16. Instrumental No. 4 (2:15)
17. Instrumental No. 2 (3:33)
18 Instrumental No. 3 (2:33)
19. The Duel (Alternate End Title) (1:02)

 Posted:   Mar 2, 2015 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Great! Instant order! My favorite Billy Goldenberg.

Thanks to everyone at Intrada!...:-)

 Posted:   Mar 2, 2015 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)


 Posted:   Mar 2, 2015 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Forgot the page link!

 Posted:   Mar 2, 2015 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

Wow, From the samples both Duel and The Car sound better than I could possibly imagine.
Another huge thank you to Intrada.

 Posted:   Mar 2, 2015 - 10:39 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

It's about time, Charlie.

(Thank you, Intrada)

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Oh no! Divorced again! I'd really cut down on my soundtrack purchasing, but then something like this appears... Thanks, and damn you!

Now I'll probably find that some other "grail" of mine such as THE CAR is also in the works. That would be the very end for me.

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Here's my old Cinema Club entry on film and score:

I'm glad to see this get a release at last. Whatever one thinks of the music, it's surely one that has historical importance.

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 3:30 AM   
 By:   Rollin Hand   (Member)

Excellent. Ordered. Goldenberg's masterpiece!

So far this is my second film score by Goldenberg after "Busting" (KR).

FSM used to release a good television score entitled "High Risk" from "The TV Omnibus".

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 3:49 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Billy Goldenberg must be one of the most underrated composers of all time.
I remember watching several TV series, particularly in the seventies, thinking ...who wrote that music ?
Then the end credits would roll and the name Billy Goldenberg would always seem to appear.
He wrote many TV / Film scores and "Duel" is IMHO the "essential" purchase !
Many thanks to Intrada for this.
Let's hope for many more Billy Goldenberg releases in the future.

Oh..... the memories !

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Intrada continues to impress! Samples sound amazing. I enjoyed watching the movie, flaws and all, but a very good early Spielberg that should be required viewing for any film fan.

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Instant order from INTRADA along with THE CAR. I too only have BUSTING by Mr. Goldberg and just love that score. THANK YOU! Love me some Billy Goldenberg. I expect this will sell-out quickly.

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Hopefully Columbo will finally happen this year?

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

Fantastic score. I hope there`ll be more Goldenberg scores in the future. I really hope someday his scores to RAGE OF ANGELS and RAGE OF ANGELS: THE STORY CONTINUES will be released.

You can hear the wonderful main title to RAGE OF ANGELS starting at 2:23

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

Personally, I'm fine with the cover—I understand there are contractual issues with that sort of thing. Call this a case of art inspiring art. smile

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Paging Brad Wills and Swashbuckler to thread, re: cover art.

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I love Intrada's commitment to releasing music of the Golden Age of experimental film and tv scoring. And mostly I love having available the closest we've come yet to the defining sound of early 70's Goldenberg Columbo, which is one of my favorite sound worlds in all of film music.

What is Goldenberg doing harmonically with his chord progressions that sounds like no one else? (Heard for example in the sample Truck Waiting #5 starting around 25 seconds in.) I LOVE it.

When I was a kid I used to mistake Goldenberg for Goldsmith, not because they are not distinctive, but because they wrote the COOLEST music for TV and movies. This proves it.

Thanks a million to Doug and Roger and the usual gang of hamsters. (And for The Car too - I'll take a Rosenman thriller any day of the week!)

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Is this for real?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In stereo yet?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Thisis the second Intrada cd* I am buying despite the presence of the insufferable Lenny Roosenman!!!!


* the other escape from alcatraz/ helli s for hroes

 Posted:   Mar 3, 2015 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)


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