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 Posted:   Dec 2, 2019 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)



RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN
Music by LALO SCHIFRIN
INTRADA ISC 435

Return from Witch Mountain has all the things that make my
music what it is, and all the things that I am as a composer.
-- Lalo Schifrin

Intrada returns to the Disney vaults of the '70s with Lalo Schifrin's score to the 1978 live-action sequel, Return from Witch Mountain. The film follows the further adventures of Tony and Tia, now teens, some three years after their introduction in the original 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain. A long-time Disney fan, Schifrin was thrilled at the chance to compose the score for a Disney film. While Witch Mountain was lighter fare than his earlier scores, he didn't want it to be cartoon music. It was also his first foray into electronics, his first score that allowed him to plunge into mixing orchestra with electronics, including the ondes Martenot, an instrument championed by both Maurice Jarre (used in Lawrence of Arabia) and Elmer Bernstein (Ghostbusters). The score brought a musically adult edge to the studio, making the movie a little hipper and proving to Schifrin he could meld orchestra and electronics.

The film was released in mono and the score had never been mixed into stereo until Intrada mixed the 2? 24-track session masters graciously provided by Disney Studios. This allowed Intrada to produce and master a brand-new two-track stereo mix, perhaps for the very first time, with stunningly vibrant and detailed audio. CD 1 is a presentation of the complete original score, heard in picture sequence. CD 2 is quite simply a bonus presentation of the strongest highlights of the much longer score, unfolding as a tighter listening experience. It is not intended as a replacement for the complete score but rather as an “album” that might have been offered in 1978 had one been released. It is intended for enjoyment when listeners might not have 73 minutes to play the longer program but still desire a satisfying listening experience under 50 minutes.

Return from Witch Mountain's tone was darker than the first film, as money-hungry adults use a mind control device to turn the now teenage siblings against each other. The formidable villains appear in the personages of longtime Dracula, Christopher Lee, and screen legend, Bette Davis. Davis was cast as Letha, the heiress enabler of Lee’s mad scientist, Victor. Anthony James was cast as Letha’s nephew-henchman, Sickle.

INTRADA ISC 435
Barcode: 720258543509
Retail Price: $21.99
SHIPPING NOW
For track listing and sound samples, please visit http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.12006/.f

CD 1 - Complete Soundtrack
01. Main Title – Pt. 1 “1978 Mickey Mouse Birthday Logo” (Buddy Baker) (0:20)
02. Main Title – Pt. 2 “Return From Witch Mountain” (3:07)
03. The Locked Gate (0:42)
04. Cab Drive (1:16)
05. Fire Escape Incident (1:31)
06. Sickel’s Fall (2:21)
07. The Needle Jab (0:49)
08. Empty Streets (0:39)
09. Gang War (2:19)
10. Yo Yo (2:01)
11. Flashes Of Light* (1:21)
12. Lonely Tia (0:30)
13. Premonitions (0:26)
14. Unlimited Possibilities (3:02)
15. Letha (0:21)
16. Gold Exhibit (1:42)
17. Flashes Of Gold (1:32)
18. Stagecoach Incident (2:32)
19. Family Reunion (4:59)
20. Mental Block (0:34)
21. Magic Chase (4:16)
22. Fire Hydrant Incident* (0:46)
23. The Voice Path (2:07)
24. Creepy Shadow (0:30)
25. Dazzler* (2:43)
26. The First Goat Incident (0:48)
27. The Most Powerful Man (1:57)
28. 2nd Goat Incident (1:04)
29. Alfred The Goat (1:32)
30. Alfred The Messenger (1:24)
31. Operation Rescue (2:26)
32. Furnace Control (1:24)
33. Traveling** (1:40)
34. Traveling (Alternate)** (0:37)
35. Tire Repair (0:34)
36. The Magic Van (0:53)
37. Disruption* (1:05)
38. The Battle Of The Minds (1:33)
39. Don’t Go Any Closer (3:44)
40. Molecular Control (3:04)
41. Will We Ever See You Again? (3:38)
42. Return From Witch Mountain – End Titles (0:56)
Total Time: 72:54
*Partially used in film
**Not used in film

CD 2 - Intrada “Album” Presentation
01. Main Title – “Return From Witch Mountain” (3:00)
02. Cab Drive (1:16)
03. Sickel’s Fall (2:21)
04. Gang War (2:19)
05. Yo Yo (2:01)
06. Gold Exhibit (1:42)
07. Flashes Of Gold (1:32)
08. Stagecoach Incident (2:32)
09. Family Reunion (4:59)
10. Magic Chase (4:16)
11. Dazzler (2:43)
12. The First Goat Incident (0:48)
13. The Most Powerful Man (1:57)
14. Alfred The Messenger (1:24)
15. Operation Rescue (2:26)
16. Traveling (Alternate) (0:37)
17. The Magic Van (0:53)
18. Don’t Go Any Closer (3:44)
19. Molecular Control (3:04)
20. Will We Ever See You Again? (3:38)
21. Return From Witch Mountain – End Titles (0:56)
Total Time: 49:25

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2019 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The complete score looks unlistenable
But

I love the idea of an album version ( though even that has a few short cues that could/should have been cut)

A first step towards sanity!

Has Intrada been consulting our " Calling all WHITTLERS" thread? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2019 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

FAN-WITCHING-TASTIC!

THE CAT FROM OUTER SPACE next?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 12:09 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


THE CAT FROM OUTER SPACE next?


Give Stanley Myers a turn, will ya?
WATCHER IN THE WOODS next ...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 12:31 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Didn't Schifrin use electronics with orchestra in THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLE?
I recall hearing (ever-so-briefly) an Ondes Martenot in Schifrin's 1964 LES FELINS.
Also, if an album was done for this in 1978, then such an LP would probably be shorter than 49 minutes.

Imagine what Sol Kaplan or Jerry Fielding (both affected by witch hunts during the 1950s) might have written for this ...

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 3:41 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Heh, I already ordered this last night. You can't fool me into double-dipping so soon.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The complete score looks unlistenable
But

I love the idea of an album version ( though even that has a few short cues that could/should have been cut)

A first step towards sanity!

Has Intrada been consulting our " Calling all WHITTLERS" thread? smile


How can you say disc one is a unlistenable when you haven't even heard it yet?

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

The complete score looks unlistenable
But

I love the idea of an album version ( though even that has a few short cues that could/should have been cut)

A first step towards sanity!

Has Intrada been consulting our " Calling all WHITTLERS" thread? smile


How can you say disc one is a unlistenable when you haven't even heard it yet?


I wondered that, too.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Marshall was being sarcastic. I mean Mista Marshall. Sorry, boss.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

Do Intrada normally have any sort of discount sale nearer to Christmas? There are a bunch of CD's I'd love to get, but it's handy to wait for the sales when I have to factor in shipping costs to the UK.

Actually...that inspires me to post another question elsewhere...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)



RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN
Music by LALO SCHIFRIN
INTRADA ISC 435

Return from Witch Mountain has all the things that make my
music what it is, and all the things that I am as a composer.
-- Lalo Schifrin

Intrada returns to the Disney vaults of the '70s with Lalo Schifrin's score to the 1978 live-action sequel, Return from Witch Mountain. The film follows the further adventures of Tony and Tia, now teens, some three years after their introduction in the original 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain. A long-time Disney fan, Schifrin was thrilled at the chance to compose the score for a Disney film. While Witch Mountain was lighter fare than his earlier scores, he didn't want it to be cartoon music. It was also his first foray into electronics, his first score that allowed him to plunge into mixing orchestra with electronics, including the ondes Martenot, an instrument championed by both Maurice Jarre (used in Lawrence of Arabia) and Elmer Bernstein (Ghostbusters). The score brought a musically adult edge to the studio, making the movie a little hipper and proving to Schifrin he could meld orchestra and electronics.

The film was released in mono and the score had never been mixed into stereo until Intrada mixed the 2? 24-track session masters graciously provided by Disney Studios. This allowed Intrada to produce and master a brand-new two-track stereo mix, perhaps for the very first time, with stunningly vibrant and detailed audio. CD 1 is a presentation of the complete original score, heard in picture sequence. CD 2 is quite simply a bonus presentation of the strongest highlights of the much longer score, unfolding as a tighter listening experience. It is not intended as a replacement for the complete score but rather as an “album” that might have been offered in 1978 had one been released. It is intended for enjoyment when listeners might not have 73 minutes to play the longer program but still desire a satisfying listening experience under 50 minutes.

Return from Witch Mountain's tone was darker than the first film, as money-hungry adults use a mind control device to turn the now teenage siblings against each other. The formidable villains appear in the personages of longtime Dracula, Christopher Lee, and screen legend, Bette Davis. Davis was cast as Letha, the heiress enabler of Lee’s mad scientist, Victor. Anthony James was cast as Letha’s nephew-henchman, Sickle.

INTRADA ISC 435
Barcode: 720258543509
Retail Price: $21.99
SHIPPING NOW
For track listing and sound samples, please visit http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.12006/.f

CD 1 - Complete Soundtrack
01. Main Title – Pt. 1 “1978 Mickey Mouse Birthday Logo” (Buddy Baker) (0:20)
02. Main Title – Pt. 2 “Return From Witch Mountain” (3:07)
03. The Locked Gate (0:42)
04. Cab Drive (1:16)
05. Fire Escape Incident (1:31)
06. Sickel’s Fall (2:21)
07. The Needle Jab (0:49)
08. Empty Streets (0:39)
09. Gang War (2:19)
10. Yo Yo (2:01)
11. Flashes Of Light* (1:21)
12. Lonely Tia (0:30)
13. Premonitions (0:26)
14. Unlimited Possibilities (3:02)
15. Letha (0:21)
16. Gold Exhibit (1:42)
17. Flashes Of Gold (1:32)
18. Stagecoach Incident (2:32)
19. Family Reunion (4:59)
20. Mental Block (0:34)
21. Magic Chase (4:16)
22. Fire Hydrant Incident* (0:46)
23. The Voice Path (2:07)
24. Creepy Shadow (0:30)
25. Dazzler* (2:43)
26. The First Goat Incident (0:48)
27. The Most Powerful Man (1:57)
28. 2nd Goat Incident (1:04)
29. Alfred The Goat (1:32)
30. Alfred The Messenger (1:24)
31. Operation Rescue (2:26)
32. Furnace Control (1:24)
33. Traveling** (1:40)
34. Traveling (Alternate)** (0:37)
35. Tire Repair (0:34)
36. The Magic Van (0:53)
37. Disruption* (1:05)
38. The Battle Of The Minds (1:33)
39. Don’t Go Any Closer (3:44)
40. Molecular Control (3:04)
41. Will We Ever See You Again? (3:38)
42. Return From Witch Mountain – End Titles (0:56)
Total Time: 72:54
*Partially used in film
**Not used in film

CD 2 - Intrada “Album” Presentation
01. Main Title – “Return From Witch Mountain” (3:00)
02. Cab Drive (1:16)
03. Sickel’s Fall (2:21)
04. Gang War (2:19)
05. Yo Yo (2:01)
06. Gold Exhibit (1:42)
07. Flashes Of Gold (1:32)
08. Stagecoach Incident (2:32)
09. Family Reunion (4:59)
10. Magic Chase (4:16)
11. Dazzler (2:43)
12. The First Goat Incident (0:48)
13. The Most Powerful Man (1:57)
14. Alfred The Messenger (1:24)
15. Operation Rescue (2:26)
16. Traveling (Alternate) (0:37)
17. The Magic Van (0:53)
18. Don’t Go Any Closer (3:44)
19. Molecular Control (3:04)
20. Will We Ever See You Again? (3:38)
21. Return From Witch Mountain – End Titles (0:56)
Total Time: 49:25


A wonderful release from Intrada! I love the two disc idea. A definite purchase for me. Thanks Intrada!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The complete score looks unlistenable
But

I love the idea of an album version ( though even that has a few short cues that could/should have been cut)

A first step towards sanity!

Has Intrada been consulting our " Calling all WHITTLERS" thread? smile


How can you say disc one is a unlistenable when you haven't even heard it yet?


Look at the track list. 42 cues. Several under 40 seconds.
Think, man, think!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Marshall was being sarcastic. I mean Mista Marshall. Sorry, boss.

Not talking about the quality.of the music you.idiots.

That presentation is.made for whittling.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

That's not how a period works.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The complete score looks unlistenable
But

I love the idea of an album version ( though even that has a few short cues that could/should have been cut)

A first step towards sanity!

Has Intrada been consulting our " Calling all WHITTLERS" thread? smile


How can you say disc one is a unlistenable when you haven't even heard it yet?


Look at the track list. 42 cues. Several under 40 seconds.
Think, man, think!


Oh I forgot; Riotengine will listen to dis one from first cue to last.
wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Marshall was being sarcastic. I mean Mista Marshall. Sorry, boss.

I've never known Marshall to be sarcastic.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Marshall was being sarcastic. I mean Mista Marshall. Sorry, boss.

I've never known Marshall to be sarcastic.


Start whittlin'

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2019 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Disc 2 should be titled RETURN FROM WHITTLE MOUNTAIN (the under 50 minutes edition)

Is that Kev McGann staring behind Bette Davis?

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

So we're getting the old Walt Disney Home Video jingle in stereo?

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2019 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Listening to the samples now. Having a lot of fun and getting some more joy.

 
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