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 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   jwb1   (Member)



Hugely expanded 3-CD release of action-packed John Barry score to early Marvel Superhero film! When John Barry scored 1986’s Howard The Duck, he recorded vibrant music replete with action-packed battles and heroics, hauntingly beautiful love themes and a plethora of James Bond-ish orchestral dazzle dazzle. Barry even recorded strikingly different versions of several cues to accommodate numerous editorial changes in the film during post-production. Over 100 minutes of original music in all. A monumental scoring achievement! By the time the finished film made it to theaters in 1986, nearly 20 minutes of the scoring for later scenes had been deleted in favor of additional music scored by Sylvester Levay. Enhancing the overall musical approach to Universal’s fantasy vehicle still further were several songs arranged and produced by Thomas Dolby, essential to the antics as they were performed on screen by the all-female rock group Cherry Bomb, the lead singer of which is also the film’s star, Lea Thompson, hot off of her flashy turn in Back To The Future. When MCA Records released the soundtrack on vinyl and cassette, they chose just 40 minutes of music, divided roughly in half between songs and score. Intrada now happily presents all of the music John Barry, Sylvester Levay and Thomas Dolby recorded, spread across 3 CDs, most of it being released for the first time! In addition, that original 1986 MCA album also makes its CD premiere! Howard The Duck was created for Marvel Comics by Steve Gerber in 1973. Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas produced with his friends Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz. Heck also scripted and directed. Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins star alongside Howard, who later rose to contemporary CGI fame courtesy Marvel/Disney’s Guardians Of The Galaxy films. To present this gargantuan score, all of it in stereo, including all of the alternates and rewrites, Intrada was provided access to the complete session masters for all three musical artists, including 2” 24-track, 1/2” 3-channel and 1/4” 2-track stereo elements preserved in the Universal vaults in beautiful condition. Liner notes are authored by John Barry authority, Jon Burlingame. Kay Marshall fashions the colorful packaging, including two original film artwork campaigns. John Barry conducts his score in June 1986, Dan Wallin records at The Record Plant, Sylvester Levay conducts his score in July 1986, records at 20th Century Fox, Thomas Dolby co-composes, produces and arranges his songs with Allee Willis, George Clinton. Intrada Special Collection 3-CD set available while quantities and interest remain!

CD 1 Original Score by JOHN BARRY
01. Lullaby Of Duckland (2:32)
02. Disco Duckland (Original) (0:37)
03. Main Title (2:41)
04. Howard To The Rescue (2:28)
05. Flashback (0:23)
06. Beak Jobs And Tail Tucks (1:15)
07. Special Destiny (0:32)
08. You’re The Duckiest (2:09)
09. Taxi Ride (Alternate) (1:00)
10. Taxi Ride (0:54)
11. Man’s Oldest Fantasy (0:43)
12. Super Powers (0:43)
13. Ascent Of Duck (1:20)
14. So Long Ducky (0:57)
15. Lonely Duck (1:04)
16. Duck Bond I Presume (1:28)
17. Beddy-Bye For Howard (3:21)
18. Experiment Video (1:09)
19. Experiment Video (Alternate) (1:10)
20. Hard Boiled Egg (1:44)
21. My Eyes, My Eyes (1:00)
22. Take His Clothes Off (0:31)
23. So Long, Copper (0:32)
24. Shoot To Kill (4:14)
25. Shoot To Kill (Alternate) (3:03)
26. Dark Overlord
– Introduction (Alternate) (1:42)
27. He’s Got A Whole Gang (1:48)
28. Howard’s Bar Brawl (1:37)
29. Give Me The Code Key, Howard (1:20)
30. It’s Closing Time (1:08)
31. Filthy Scum Bucket (2:16)
32. Ultralight Discovery (0:29)
33. Nuclear Drive (0:36)
34. Ultralight #1 (Alternate) (1:33)
35. Ultralight #1 (1:37)
36. Power! (1:09)
37. Ultralight #2 (2:22)
38. Smog Inspection (0:48)
39. Ultralight #3 (3:38)
40. Jenning As Dark Overlord (7:18)
41. Jenning As Dark Overlord – Part II (0:47)
42. Dr. Jenning (0:17)
43. Dark Overlord (5:25)
44. Fallout (1:27)
45. End Credits – Suite (Version #1) (2:13)
CD 1 Total Time: 78:16
CD 2 Alternate Score Cues by JOHN BARRY
01. Main Title (Alternate) (2:42)
02. You’re The Duckiest (Alternate) (2:07)
03. Man’s Oldest Fantasy (Alternate) (0:44)
04. My Eyes, My Eyes (Alternate) (1:01)
05. Ultralight #2 (Alternate) (2:13)
06. Ultralight #3 (Alternate) (3:34)
07. Jenning As Dark Overlord – Part II (Alternate) (0:46)
08. Dark Overlord (Alternate) (5:24)
09. End Credits – Suite (Version #2) (3:25)
Total JOHN BARRY
Alternates Time: 22:07

Original Rescore by SYLVESTER LEVAY
10. Howard’s Bar Brawl (Rescore) (1:31)
11. Shoot To Kill (Rescore) (4:13)
12. I Need Your Body (Rescore) (2:22)
13. Nuclear Drive (Rescore) (0:38)
14. Ultralight #1 (Rescore) (1:45)
15. Power! (Rescore) (1:09)
16. Ultralight #2 (Rescore) (2:34)
17. Ultralight #3 (Rescore) (4:18)
Total Rescore Time: 18:43

Alternate Rescore Cues by SYLVESTER LEVAY
18. Shoot To Kill (Rescore) (4:12)
19. I Need Your Body (Rescore) (2:22)
20. Nuclear Drive (Rescore) (0:38)
21. Ultralight #1 (Rescore) (1:45)
22. Power! (Rescore) (1:09)
23. Power! (Alternate End) (Rescore) (1:09)
24. Ultralight #2 (Rescore) (2:36)
25. Smog Inspection (Rescore) (0:50)
26. Ultralight #3 (Rescore) (3:30)
Total SYLVESTER LEVAY
Alternates Time: 18:30
CD 2 Total Time: 59:37
CD 3 Original Songs and Music Produced by THOMAS DOLBY
01. Hunger City – With Extended Intro
(Allee Willis/Thomas Dolby) (4:38)
02. Don’t Turn Away
(Allee Willis/Thomas Dolby) (5:18)
03. I’m On My Way
(Trad., Adapted & Arranged by Thomas Dolby) (2:55)
04. It Don’t Come Cheap
(Allee Willis/Thomas Dolby) (4:47)
05. Beverly’s Loft (Howard The Duck – Instrumental) (0:35)
06. Don’t Turn Away – Version 2
(Allee Willis/Thomas Dolby) (6:22)
07. Howard The Duck – Extended
(Allee Willis/Thomas Dolby/George Clinton) (5:10)
08. Howard The Duck (Alternate)
(Allee Willis/Thomas Dolby/George Clinton) (4:53)
Total THOMAS DOLBY Time: 34:59

Original 1986 Soundtrack Album
09. Hunger City (4:14)
10. Howard The Duck (3:57)
11. Don’t Turn Away (5:02)
12. It Don’t Come Cheap (4:47)
13. I’m On My Way (2:55)
14. Lullaby Of Duckland (2:27)
15. Journey To Earth (2:40)
16. You’re The Duckiest (2:06)
17. Ultralight Flight (2:58)
18. Beddy-Bye For Howard (2:45)
19. Dark Overlord (5:27)
Total Original Album Time: 39:47
CD 3 Total Time: 74:55

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.11784/.f?sc=13&category=-113

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Sublime.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Hearing the samples I can imagine them being from a Roger Moore Bond film. Thankfully I never saw Duck so I can pretend it’s from a Bond I hadn’t seen lol. Sounds fantastic and purchased.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Really looking forward to hearing that unreleased 17 second cue.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Hearing the samples I can imagine them being from a Roger Moore Bond film. Thankfully I never saw Duck so I can pretend it’s from a Bond I hadn’t seen lol.

Actually , I would imagine it's from a Timothy Dalton Bond film.
TLD was his last great score

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Sounds so good. The orchestration, the music all evoke James Bond and Barrys unique classic sound. Clearly my release of the year!

Thank You Intrada!

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   Death Incarnate   (Member)

As a preteen watching this movie growing up, I developed a greater appreciation for the female version of the human anatomy.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I shall own this

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

As a preteen watching this movie growing up, I developed a greater appreciation for the female version of the human anatomy.

You and me both.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 10:03 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Make it three.

Graham

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 10:06 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Make it three.

Graham


What a bunch of pervs!


Np: INVADERS ep with the Hackerman's dancing to the jukebox

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 10:37 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

As a preteen watching this movie growing up, I developed a greater appreciation for the female version of the human anatomy.

And the female version of the duck anatomy.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   CédricD   (Member)

Can't stop listening to the samples : it sounds like a major Barry score (there is enough thematic stuff here to feed 30 contemporary scores) and, cherries on the pie : the alternates are of real value and, surprise, Levay's music sounds very exciting too !
And we also have King Rat. What a lovely day !

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 1:43 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

As a preteen watching this movie growing up, I developed a greater appreciation for the female version of the human anatomy.

Well, Hopefully no one developed an interest in bestiality because of this movie.
Although considering Jeffrey Jones is in this, there's still a more shameful choice...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 1:48 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I already ordered my copy, by the way.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 2:06 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

This is another title that was mentioned as a possible release by La-La Land and The Universal Film Music Heritage Collection that is coming from another source. Nice to see that Intrada remains a player with Universal.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

why some ALTERNATES are within the main score on CD1 and others in CD2?

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 5:40 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

why some ALTERNATES are within the main score on CD1 and others in CD2?

Don't understand your question. If you look carefully you'll see all Barry Alternates are on CD2, followed by the Levay cues. There are no Alternates on CD1, which is Barry's full film score. CD3 is the LP and the Dolby stuff.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

why some ALTERNATES are within the main score on CD1 and others in CD2?

Don't understand your question. If you look carefully you'll see all Barry Alternates are on CD2, followed by the Levay cues. There are no Alternates on CD1, which is Barry's full film score. CD3 is the LP and the Dolby stuff.


I think they are referring to the following on Disc 1:

09. Taxi Ride (Alternate) (1:00)
19. Experiment Video (Alternate) (1:10)
25. Shoot To Kill (Alternate) (3:03)
26. Dark Overlord
– Introduction (Alternate) (1:42)
34. Ultralight #1 (Alternate) (1:33)

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

I'm thrilled! This cd box is simply unbelievable!
The "alternate" tracklist order is a bit odd, indeed. Sometimes the alternate tracks are before the "official one", sometimes after, sometimes have been placed in the "extra bonus materials".
I will have to make a painstaking reorganization work with the wav files. But what really matters to me is the complete music and songs collection! I'm very pleased!

 
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