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 Posted:   Feb 10, 2020 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   jkheiser   (Member)

At last! Oft-requested soundtrack from Time Bandits gets world premiere release! Terry Gilliam directs, fellow Monty Python cohorts John Cleese, Michael Palin join Sean Connery, Jim Broadbent, Sir Ralph Richardson, Shelley Duvall, Ian Holm as performers with David Warner playing Evil Genius, Gilliam and Palin script, Mike Moran scores, Handmade Films presents. Imaginative mind of brilliant 11-year old boy creates wild sci-fi time travel tale of group of thieves with stolen map of “time holes” who invade his bedroom while embarking on the plunder of riches from numerous historical locales. Amongst the events and peoples encountered in their time travels: Napoleon, Robin Hood, King Agamemnon, ancient Greece, the “Titanic”, culminating in a variety of wild action sequences. Composer Mike Moran opens, closes with striking electronic bookends, then embarks on full-blooded symphonic and choral journey through time and history with rousing music that incredibly was all previously unreleased until this Intrada premiere! Numerous highlights abound, amongst them classically-limbed period music for Napoleon in battle, haunting modal-flavored theme for ancient Mycenae in Greece, darkly menacing orchestral music for Evil Genius, many other musical treasures. Spotlight goes to lengthy “Escaping The Cell” portion of “Entrance Into The Fortress Of Darkness”: Here all manner of percussion come front and center, each recorded on their own channels requiring degree of complex mixing. Also deserving attention is exciting series of action cues for battles inside the Fortress of Darkness, recorded in numerous shorter sections also requiring considerable editorial assembly. Thrilling brass rhythms, fanfares are name of the game! Stirring, flavorful ending song “Dream Away” by George Harrison also included! Entire score and final song presented in dynamic stereo from original first-generation session mixes courtesy composer and Handmade Films. Highly informative notes by Scott Bettencourt enhance colorful booklet designed by Kay Marshall which includes film’s iconic “key artwork” campaign on front cover. Harry Rabinowitz serves as musical director, John Richards records at CTS Studios in England, Mike Moran composes & orchestrates. Intrada Special Collection CD available while quantities and interest remain!

01. Opening Titles (1:28)
02. Dwarves Entrance (0:58)
03. Supreme Being Music (0:50)
04. Kevin Escapes From Barn (1:27)
05. Castiglione Entrance (Napoleon) (4:26)
06. Sherwood Forest (2:29)
07. Evil’s Grotto (4:05)
08. Entrance Into Mycenae (2:55)
09. Escape From “Titanic” (1:26)
10. Time Of Legend (1:03)
11. Ogre Sequence (0:34)
12. Giant Rising Out Of Ocean (0:50)
13. Entrance Into The Fortress Of Darkness (8:26)
14. Map Rescue (3:38)
15. Evil Battle Medley (4:12)
16. Tank Battle (2:00)
17. Evil’s End Music (0:43)
18. Ascension Of Supreme Being (0:41)
19. Closing And “Dream Away” (George Harrison) (5:12)
Time: 47:44

The Extra
20. Maderna’s Theme (0:20)



http://store.intrada.com/s.nl?it=A&id=12104

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2020 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! And dig that cover art!

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2020 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Nothing short of miraculous. Thank you, Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2020 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Nothing short of miraculous. Thank you, Intrada!

Seconded! I saw the film by pure chance on a double bill - in French no less - in late summer 1983. As usual, for moi at least, second billed films often wind up becoming life long favorites for some reason. That's the way I discovered Big Trouble in Little China, Time Bandits, Lost Boys.. etc. I went in with no expectations, no fore knowledge of the films themselves - pre internet for those old enough to remember - and a completely open mind. Had a blast and was hugely entertained every single time.

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2020 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

>squeee!<

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2020 - 10:32 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

I always assumed the Castiglione cue was library music! Who knew?

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

You'd better snap this title up fast; it's already doubled in price on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Time-Bandits-Expanded-Score-Limited-Edition-Mike-Moran/124079696421?hash=item1ce3b9ea25:g:bFcAAOSwHLFeQoRW

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

I always assumed the Castiglione cue was library music! Who knew?


I recall reading it was based on an existing classical piece - I forgot which though.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

All I can say is: Thank you very, very, very very much.



 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

You'd better snap this title up fast; it's already doubled in price on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Time-Bandits-Expanded-Score-Limited-Edition-Mike-Moran/124079696421?hash=item1ce3b9ea25:g:bFcAAOSwHLFeQoRW



I'm always surprised when I see stuff priced like this when even full retail would be cheaper.

I'm even more surprised when I see stuff like this that's priced below retail.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Halloween_Jack   (Member)

Gad and zooks! Ordered!

Wow!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Didn't we do a thread on this already?

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Didn't we do a thread on this already?

The OP didn't put the title in the title...
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=139232&forumID=1&archive=0

It's got that very insightful post by solium:
"Not familiar with the score."

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)

"Oh, Benson. Dear Benson. You are so mercifully free of the ravages of intelligence."

This movie. Oh my god, this movie. The cast. The visuals. The dialogue. And the score. A holy grail from that fantasy/sci-fi golden age 1977-1984. And I'd forgotten how catchy that George Harrison song is.

Thanks, Intrada. My first soundtrack purchase of the year is a good'un.

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 Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Didn't we do a thread on this already?

The OP didn't put the title in the title...
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=139232&forumID=1&archive=0

It's got that very insightful post by solium:
"Not familiar with the score."


I say to much or I say to little. I still get hell for it. LMAO!

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

"Not familiar with the score."

I say to much or I say to little. I still get hell for it. LMAO!


You'd better polish up your act, mister, or you'll have the Grammar Police after you, to.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

I always assumed the Castiglione cue was library music! Who knew?


I recall reading it was based on an existing classical piece - I forgot which though.


When I was working on the liner notes, Frank DeWald informed me that it was a reworking of/homage to a classical piece, which with my less than classically trained ear I certainly would not have realized (I forget which piece it was -- I guess you'll just have to read the liner notes to find out).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 11:39 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

This is a fun score and long overdue.Great release Intrada!!!!

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2020 - 1:23 AM   
 By:   sandor   (Member)

I always assumed the Castiglione cue was library music! Who knew?


I recall reading it was based on an existing classical piece - I forgot which though.


When I was working on the liner notes, Frank DeWald informed me that it was a reworking of/homage to a classical piece, which with my less than classically trained ear I certainly would not have realized (I forget which piece it was -- I guess you'll just have to read the liner notes to find out).


Mahler 6th

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

Arrived yesterday - just wonderful! Almost took 40 years, but better late than never, as they say...

 
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