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 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

CD'S START SHIPPING THE WEEK OF OCT. 26th, meaning they may start shipping on Monday Oct. 26th, Tuesday October 27th, Wednesday October 28th, Thursday October 29th or Friday October 30th.





Chain Reaction: The Deluxe Edition

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Jerry Goldsmith

UPC: VCL10151160
Release Date: 10/12/15

LIMITED EDITION OF 3,000 COPIES
CDs will begin shipping the week of October 26

$ 19.98


CHAIN REACTION: The Deluxe Edition
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith

Nobody wrote action music like Jerry Goldsmith. His entire career is filled with scores in each era that saw Jerry truly writing and then rewriting the book when it came to action scoring. Of course, he defined and redefined many more genres than action, but it’s his great rhythmic action writing that gets a workout in this 1996 score for 20th Century Fox’s Chain Reaction. For one, the cue Ice Chase is very clearly an “it could only be Jerry” kind of cue. More than doubling the length of the original soundtrack release, we are thrilled to present this greatly expanded Deluxe Edition of Jerry Goldsmith’s Chain Reaction.

Chain Reaction (1996) was directed by Andrew Davis and stars Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn and Brian Cox. Two members of an advanced energy experiment--a clever machinist and ambitious female physicist--become fugitives from government operatives who've framed them for murder and the bombing of their lab as part of a concerted effort to bury their project's promising energy research.

CDs will begin shipping the week of October 26.

Limited Edition of 3000 copies


1. Meet Eddie (4:53)
2. Open Minds (2:47)
3. Invaders (1:04)
4. Too Late (2:28)
5. Aftermath (1:12)
6. Questions (1:45)
7. Can’t Stay (1:44)
8. Visitors /The Meeting (4:25)
9. Be Safe (5:52)
10. A?Song / The Observatory (2:40)
11. Getting There / C?Systems (4:15)
12. Ice Chase (5:52)
13. The Old House (2:50)
14. Assassins (5:44)
15. The Museum (4:01)
16. Sardines And Crackers (1:05)
17. Lily And Chen / Eddie (1:29)
18. The Number / Deeper In (2:19)
19. No Solution (2:48)
20. My Job / The Deal (1:42)
21. Well Done (2:02)
22. System Down (2:28)
23. On Your Way (1:50)
24. Inside The?Plant (2:01)
25. Open Door (Extended) (3:18)
26. Out Of The Hole (3:35)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   SoldierofFortune   (Member)

Maybe not my Goldsmith's favorites, but i'm appreciated

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Yes finally!

I`ve been waiting for this for a long time. Hope U.S. Marshals and/or Executive Decision is coming in a near future. I`m one of those few JG fans who actually appreciate his 90`s scores more than his 60`s scores. Maybe because I discovered his music during the 90`s.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Most excellent. From 8 tracks to 26. This will be a brand new listening experience. The last version was missing key moments like "Too Late" "Be Safe" and "The Museum" just to name a few.

I'm with you 100%. Bring on more 90s Goldsmith thrillers.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   smuli of finland   (Member)

Oy Gevalt!
This I've been waiting for. As a snot-nosed young duderino, who knew nothing about film music, you know, back when I was just starting out, this was the first Goldsmith album I ever bought, some 15 years ago. It is among my first 50 film scores. The music is good, entertaining, basic 90's action of Jerry. I especially like the timpani playing on this score.
The film is a guilty pleasure for me. I like watching it every now and then. It's a clear Fugitive remake, with Fred Ward as a discount- Tommy Lee Jones and, what, three of the same actors playing police offiecrs in both film? Gotta love it.
So anyways, this is a most-welcome expansion for me.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

I`ve been waiting for this for a long time. Hope U.S. Marshals and/or Executive Decision is coming in a near future. I`m one of those few JG fans who actually appreciate his 90`s scores more than his 60`s scores. Maybe because I discovered his music during the 90`s.

Me too!! Mine toughts exactly!

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

I`ve been waiting for this for a long time. Hope U.S. Marshals and/or Executive Decision is coming in a near future. I`m one of those few JG fans who actually appreciate his 90`s scores more than his 60`s scores. Maybe because I discovered his music during the 90`s.

Me too!! Mine toughts exactly!



Can we add Along Came A Spider to that list? That would be my preferred choice.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Jim Bailey   (Member)

Varese can do no wrong these days, Ordered this along with BTTF III. Next up NOES Box Set, can't wait!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

This score is very much Goldsmith on autopilot.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

Sorry- what does NOES stand for?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Sorry- what does NOES stand for?

Nightmare On Elm Street box-set

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Sorry- what does NOES stand for?

I think they were referring to our Nightmare On Elm Street music collection box set that is for sale now, all 8 films expanded. Starts shipping this Friday! https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/a-nightmare-on-elm-street-8-cd-box-set

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Wonderful news -one of the big 4!!!!! Thank you Varese! Great day for Goldsmith fans!

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   whoismatthew   (Member)

I posted this in another chain about the VCL releases but it is more relevant here.

For those who think Goldsmith is on autopilot for Chain Reaction, well, at this point in his career why not, especially when he was called in as a replacement composer.

A little history lesson for those who were too young and a reminder to those of us who were old enough during the time when Chain Reaction came out in the mid-90s. Goldsmith was a replacement composer on Chain Reaction. James Newton Howard dropped out of this assignment (or was canned - but most likely dropped out as that was his MO during the mid-90s - assignment hopping.), either way, Goldsmith came in at the last minute to compose this score.

If anyone is to base the strength and weakness of this score simply on hearing the original 30 minute album release, I will agree, it comes across somewhat weak. Some scores of Goldsmith benefit from an expansion as they reveal MUCH more material than the truncated 30 minute albums allow. Also, there is a large amount of action writing in the score not presented on the original release. I prefer the cues where Keanu nearly escapes the explosion in the beginning of the movie, the chase down Michigan Ave. and stand-off at the Michigan Ave. Chicago River Bridge cue over the Ice Chase Cue.

I do not care for the electronic guitar he uses. But that is about it. The instrument choices, including the electronics, work and are not obtrusive, except for that damn electric guitar.

This is the score that gave the infamous 4 note action motif a true workout (Air Force One gave it a run for its money as well and creeped up in some later scores - Timeline). He does use his rising 5ths throughout the score dating all the way back to Von Ryan's Express but he knows when and how to use them.

There is fun material throughout the score and for a last minute replacement score it works. I have been waiting for this score for a long time and am quite happy Varese has brought it back to life.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   whoismatthew   (Member)

I just was listening to the sound clips and 4. Too Late (2:28) is from Ice Chase, not the scene for which this cue is labeled.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   whoismatthew   (Member)

7. Can’t Stay (1:44) is also wrong sound clip - it is in fact the action music from Open Door.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   whoismatthew   (Member)

8. Visitors /The Meeting (4:25) is also wrong - it is featuring music from the last rack, not for the scene in which it is for. Varese!!!!!!you uploaded all the wrong clips! Only the main title is correct.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

I posted this in another chain about the VCL releases but it is more relevant here.

For those who think Goldsmith is on autopilot for Chain Reaction, well, at this point in his career why not, especially when he was called in as a replacement composer.

A little history lesson for those who were too young and a reminder to those of us who were old enough during the time when Chain Reaction came out in the mid-90s. Goldsmith was a replacement composer on Chain Reaction. James Newton Howard dropped out of this assignment (or was canned - but most likely dropped out as that was his MO during the mid-90s - assignment hopping.), either way, Goldsmith came in at the last minute to compose this score.

If anyone is to base the strength and weakness of this score simply on hearing the original 30 minute album release, I will agree, it comes across somewhat weak. Some scores of Goldsmith benefit from an expansion as they reveal MUCH more material than the truncated 30 minute albums allow. Also, there is a large amount of action writing in the score not presented on the original release. I prefer the cues where Keanu nearly escapes the explosion in the beginning of the movie, the chase down Michigan Ave. and stand-off at the Michigan Ave. Chicago River Bridge cue over the Ice Chase Cue.

I do not care for the electronic guitar he uses. But that is about it. The instrument choices, including the electronics, work and are not obtrusive, except for that damn electric guitar.

This is the score that gave the infamous 4 note action motif a true workout (Air Force One gave it a run for its money as well and creeped up in some later scores - Timeline). He does use his rising 5ths throughout the score dating all the way back to Von Ryan's Express but he knows when and how to use them.

There is fun material throughout the score and for a last minute replacement score it works. I have been waiting for this score for a long time and am quite happy Varese has brought it back to life.


I've always been a stickler for those 5ths you mention. It became something like his version of Horner's "danger motif" in the 90s and it pops up in The River Wild, Executive Decision, and Rambo III,etc. Quite catchy!

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Wonderful news -one of the big 4!!!!! Thank you Varese! Great day for Goldsmith fans!

How exactly did you decide on a "big 4" among all the unreleased Goldsmith titles Varese controls? (Was it "big 5" before Gremlins 2 came out complete earlier this year?)

Here are the other three I'd be most excited to get complete*:
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Small Soldiers
Medicine Man

I'm guessing if Chain Reaction was one of your "big 4" the other three you're most hoping for are Air Force One, Executive Decision, and U.S. Marshals?

Yavar

*these would totally get bumped if somehow Varese is the only label that can release his rejected score to The Public Eye (or Babe -- IF it was recorded, which is a big "if") due to releasing the final score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

We had a slight mix-up with the sound samples. ALL fixed now! Us humans do make mistakes once in a while smile

 
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