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 Posted:   Mar 22, 2021 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)



FACE OF A FUGITIVE
Music Composed and Conducted by JERRY GOLDSMITH
INTRADA ISC 466

Intrada announces the premiere release of Jerry Goldsmith's score for Face of a Fugitive, the recording of which was long thought lost. Goldsmith's music for this 1959 Columbia western was one of the earliest in his theatrical career (and first color project!), preceded only by Black Patch and City of Fear. It was, however, his first use of the full resources of a standard symphony orchestra, since prior scores relied on his savvy for using selective ensembles due to limited budgets. Goldsmith was determined to produce a score that would grab the audience's attention right from the first notes. The score opens with an urgent brass fanfare, then takes that fanfare through a series of tortured variations. It's just the start of a tense, percussive score, with moments of warmth, lilting romance throughout and gripping action writing—all hints of where the composer would go with his budding theatrical career.

While the recording sessions had been elusive for years, as luck would have it—a lot of luck—the print takes for the film showed up in crisp mono sound courtesy of the Sony Pictures vaults. Given the age, the sound quality is excellent, with only minor degrees of wear and tear.

The story starts as safecracker Jim Larsen (Fred MacMurray) is escorted to prison by a friendly deputy sheriff. Larsen manages to turn the tables on the deputy in a bid to escape, only to find his brother Danny (Roy Hayes) arriving with his own intentions to free Larsen. In the confusion Danny and the deputy exchange gunfire, the deputy is killed and Danny gravely wounded. The Larsen brothers board a train to the next town, but Danny dies en route, leaving Larsen a fugitive saddled with the murder of the deputy. Larsen passes himself off as a mining inspector in the next town and befriends the local sheriff. The town is involved in a conflict with a ruthless cattle baron who has claimed government land by illegally fencing it. With the town cordoned off and knowing that wanted posters bearing his likeness will soon reveal him as the escaped fugitive, Larsen hides in plain sight, backing the sheriff against the cattle baron and his gang.

INTRADA ISC 466
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Retail Price: $21.99
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For track listing and sound samples, please visit http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.11724/.f

01. Main Title (3:01)
02. Escape (1:42)
03. So Long Boy (2:30)
04. Company Man (1:48)
05. The Meeting (1:04)
06. Jake, The Barber (1:00)
07. Wanted For Murder (0:43)
08. New Suit (2:19)
09. Slow Draw (0:40)
10. Special Delivery (6:08)
11. Bitter Thoughts (2:01)
12. Goodbye (1:39)
13. Broken Fence (0:55)
14. Friendly Advice (0:43)
15. Showdown (1:13)
16. Trackdow (3:19)
17. The Ride Home – End Title (0:57)
Total Time: 32:18

Source Music Arranged by Jerry Goldsmith
18. Down In The Valley (0:25)
19. Sweet Betsy From Pike (2:47)
20. Skip To My Lou (2:59)
21. Jerry’s Ragtime (0:55)
Total Source Music Time: 7:07

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2021 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Bought within nanoseconds.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2021 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

Oh wow. Getting this for sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2021 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

It's a buy. From this second feature western ,Jerry Goldsmith went on to a number of A
films at Universal. Two of my favorites are his scores for LONELY ARE THE BRAVE and THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER. Thankfully both have been released by the old Varese label.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2021 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   darthbrett   (Member)

Just goes to show, stuff that is assumed to be lost forever may still eventually turn up at some point! Very happy to see this getting released.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2021 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I've played the main title via YouTube more than once. Instantly ordered this (and finally got around to the expansion of War of the Worlds).

I hope more "lost" scores can be unearthed. This was quite a welcome surprise when originally announced.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2021 - 8:20 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

And here's the special Goldsmith Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight episode!

https://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/8192306-odyssey-soundtrack-spotlight-face-of-a-fugitive-1959

Enjoy.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2021 - 8:39 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Will definitely purchase and with the release of this finally, hopefully BLACK PATCH with be in the works for release as well. Between the two scores and from what I have heard from them both, I have always found BLACK PATCH to be more enjoyable personally and I know that Yavar would agree that the superb BLACK PATCH Love Theme (5 minute+ cue) alone is worth the price of admission on that one!

Kudos and thanks to Doug and the always wonderful INTRADA Team for bringing FACE OF A FUGITIVE to us, certainly a most welcome addition to our Goldsmith Collections. I look forward to finally enjoying the score in it's best presented form! Any unreleased Jerry Goldsmith score is always a treat. I think this one will definitely grow on me. Thanks Yavar and Team for the wonderful current Goldsmith ODYSSEY Episode featuring this score. Great behind the scenes info as shared by Doug and Roger and audio clips as always! Great work everyone!

Zoob

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2021 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

It sounds like a 1970s Goldsmith score. Great music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LxgIEhG8nk

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 12:58 AM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Fantastic to see such a rare Goldsmith released. Amazing times. Can’t wait to have this in my collection. Well done Intrada and Columbia for making this happen. Wow!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   Big X   (Member)

Great, will pick this up.

Question for all those in the know. What is the probability of 'Lonely Are the Brave' coming from Intrada or any other label other than Varese? Does Varese hold the rights in perpetuity on this title?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Two new Goldsmith releases within 4 days.
One from the very beginning of his career.
And one from the very end.
I know which one I'm way more interested in purchasing.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Two new Goldsmith releases within 4 days.
One from the very beginning of his career.
And one from the very end.
I know which one I'm way more interested in purchasing.


I'm listening to the shit one now, kEv. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Haha. I never even owned the 35 minute edition, after hearing it in the film and Roy's copy.
Is it that bad, Day?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Haha. I never even owned the 35 minute edition, after hearing it in the film and Roy's copy.
Is it that bad, Day?


Of the two, yes and I haven't heard much of the other. There are good bits but long portions of ' meh'. I couldn't wait for the first.two tracks to pass. The tympani get a work out but after a while it's ' alright I know you're there. It's formula stuff, not much inspiration. Give anything from 1957- 2000 any day.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   c8   (Member)

Listening to "Takedown" I was stunned how much I felt that cue would be at home in Goldsmith's Rambo scores. You gotta give the man credit: he came out of the gate guns a-blazing.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

The story starts as safecracker Jim Larsen (Fred MacMurray) is escorted to prison by a friendly deputy sheriff

Followed by the sequel, FEET OF A FUGITIVE.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Listening to "Takedown" I was stunned how much I felt that cue would be at home in Goldsmith's Rambo scores. You gotta give the man credit: he came out of the gate guns a-blazing.

And kept it going at least til 2000.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


Followed by the sequel, FEET OF A FUGITIVE.


Yavar should subtitle the Odyssey Spotlight as either "Face of a Feigelson" or "Fake of a Fugitive". smile
Either way … "F"-n' fantastic.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2021 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   JRP   (Member)

Bought within nanoseconds.

Yup. My jaw is still on the floor. I cannot wait to get this!

 
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