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 Posted:   Mar 21, 2016 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Always surprised there has not been an official CD of this score. I am glad I have the promo but it would be great to hear a new full presentation of this score released in official form. Fantastic mix of synth and orchestra.

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2016 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Glad to see someone else feels the same. I asked the same question several years ago...

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=83070&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2016 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Soundtrack controlled by UMG, film controlled by Sony. Not the easiest or cheapest thing to releases.

Hopefully some day

MV

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2016 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

To me, Rubinstein came out of the blue (no pun intended) in 1983, with his double-whammy of Blue Thinder and Wargames, too fabulous scores which I absolutely adore.

Really disappointed he never really got any more A list assignments, although his score for The Hard Way is pretty good fun.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2016 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Funny was just watching this today! Great score... Dire need of a great sounding release!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2016 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)

I have some kind of promo CD for Blue Thunder, one of the great scores in a GREAT year for filmusic.

But I prefer my LP because when I play it backwards I hear hidden messages of a sensitive nature.

-

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2016 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   McD   (Member)

God, I bought this during the great promo flood in the mid 90's. Haven't listened to it once. Nor seen the film. I think I bought it as I'd just enjoyed Nick of Time.

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2016 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

To me, Rubinstein came out of the blue (no pun intended) in 1983, with his double-whammy of Blue Thinder and Wargames, too fabulous scores which I absolutely adore.

Really disappointed he never really got any more A list assignments, although his score for The Hard Way is pretty good fun.


I always liked his theme to Scarecrow and Mrs King.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2016 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

Yes 2 favourite scores of mine .. i play the intrada war games a lot .

Loving the opening credits .. we dont get credits like this anymore do we ?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2016 - 12:08 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

I always liked his theme to Scarecrow and Mrs King.

Not in dire need of a reissue as I have the promo but I have been wanting a proper release of the original soundtrack for "Bring 'em back alive".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzGc-w0Pqag

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2016 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

God, I bought this during the great promo flood in the mid 90's. Haven't listened to it once. Nor seen the film. I think I bought it as I'd just enjoyed Nick of Time.

What? What? Listen to it immediately, it's a masterpiece! The film too - a long time favourite! "Catch you later!".

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2016 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Commodore   (Member)

Wasn't there an MCA release for BLUE THUNDER? I could swear that I had a copy on cassette in my collection years ago. (Perhaps I'm thinking about something else, or was that the 'promo' release?)

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2016 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

I always liked his theme to Scarecrow and Mrs King.

DAMMIT that'll be stuck in my head all day!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2016 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

Wasn't there an MCA release for BLUE THUNDER?

Indeed there was, hence MV's mention of Universal Music needing to get involved in a new release.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2016 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I was going to suggest BUYSOUNDTRAX, however, having just had a trawl through their website, the unthinkable has happened. Blue Thunder, hitherto available at a somewhat lower price for a number of years, just ain't there no more.



This is the version I obtained from them. Looks like mebbe it's gone scarce for a while.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2016 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Thanks for bringing this up - giving the promo a spin for the first time in a long time. One of my favorite action scores ever, and one of my favorite electronic/orchestral mashups. Feels a lot less dated than many other scores from the time.

I had the LP in '83 (WarGames too, though didn't listen to that one as much because of the dialogue tracks). Got the cassette in about '86 and played it to death. And then fell in love with the promo - I think it was part of my first purchase from Intrada when I first got on the internet. I'd be more than happy to buy a new official release if it ever sees the light of day. The more Arthur B. Rubinstein the better!

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2016 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

I was going to suggest BUYSOUNDTRAX, however, having just had a trawl through their website, the unthinkable has happened. Blue Thunder, hitherto available at a somewhat lower price for a number of years, just ain't there no more.



This is the version I obtained from them. Looks like mebbe it's gone scarce for a while.


I have that somewhere, probably keeping the dust ofF my copy of Wargames big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2016 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I have that somewhere, probably keeping the dust ofF my copy of Wargames big grin

But what if . . . Intrada comes out with the definitive Blue Thunder? How does your Fort Knox protection scheme rate in such a circumstance? wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2016 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

A newer remastered version would be very welcome, Promo wasn't too bad but it had some drop outs and distortion on some tracks.
Also the last track which is the best of the album to my opinion has a lot of hiss and noise over it, I would buy this in an instant if only this would be in better quality and hopefully including The Beepers too in the extended (12 inch) version.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   smuli of finland   (Member)

Yes. Official. Gimme!

I have it, bought it in Japan (where else).

A friend has been drooling over it, but I'm not ready to sell it. So he needs it. So let's have it, already.

 
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