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 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

This is a thread for people who are HAPPY that Intrada have released an expanded edition of his majestic score to the 1986 film SPACECAMP, with additional score tracks and the original film mix, plus the edited highlights album that was issued at the time of the film on disc 2.
Please share your thoughts and opinions on the music and this new edition which should (hopefully) close the book on this joyous and uplifting score.
Mine should be winging its way to me in a week or two (pending a BSX title within my Intrada order).

And let's NOT be DICKS!! wink

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 3:16 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

SPACECAMP
Composed and Conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS
INTRADA ISC 474

In composing the music, I’ve tried to express the exhilaration of this adventure in an orchestral
idiom that would be direct and accessible... speaking directly to the “heart” of the matter.
--John Williams

Intrada, in cooperation with ABC and Sony Music Entertainment, presents the long-sought expansion of John Williams' glorious score to 1986 feature film SpaceCamp. Williams' approach was to focus on the magic and mystery of space and the emotions surrounding the adventure of orbital flight. While strong conclusions to film scores are a rarity these days, Williams brings the adventure to a close with not one, but two thundering endings ("Home Again" and "SpaceCamp"). Interestingly, the beautiful, soaring style he brought to SpaceCamp is a style he carried over into the following years' Witches of Eastwick (the largely unused ballroom sequence) and parts of Empire of the Sun, before moving on stylistically. The original RCA program (issued twice by Intrada) was fairly comprehensive, save a handful of missing cues, the most striking omission being the "Arriving At Daedalus" cue, featuring a thrilling fanfare, distinct from any other part of the score.

For this release, producer Mike Matessino built the complete score program from Armin Steiner's original three-track film mixes, featuring a breathtaking and sweeping clarity to the score. This is featured on disc 1, along with three extras. Disc 2 presents the original RCA program as mixed for record by Len Engel from a newly mastered hi-res transfer of the 1/4" album master. Matessino also wrote the detailed liner notes within.

The film fits in with many other summer adventures of the 1980s, putting kids at the center and heart of the story. Here, a talking experimental robot instructs NASA computers to turn a shuttle engine test into a launch that will send teenaged astronaut trainees into space. Together they must get past their angst and work together to return home safely.

INTRADA ISC 474
Retail Price: $30.99
Barcode: 7 20258 54740 8
Starts Shipping 5/16
For track listing and sound samples, please visit https://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.12523/.f

CD 1 THE FILM SCORE
01. Main Title (3:10)
02. The Jinx Connection* (0:31)
03. Friends Forever (2:23)
04. Training Montage (2:07)
05. The Computer Room (1:55)
06. Jinx Commits* (1:19)
07. The Shuttle (5:10)
08. In Orbit (3:19)
09. Insufficient Oxygen (3:25)
10. Arriving At Daedalus And Morse Code* (2:09)
11. Viewing Daedalus (2:50)
12. I Can’t Reach It* (1:51)
13. Max Finds Courage (2:24)
14. Max Breaks Loose (2:25)
15. Rudy Comes Through* (1:38)
16. Andie Is Stranded (4:13)
17. White Sands (Film Version) (3:41)
18. Re-Entry (4:00)
19. Home Again (3:34)
20. SpaceCamp (4:12)
Total Score Time: 56:43)

THE EXTRAS
21. Main Title (Film Version)* (3:14)
22. White Sands [Album Edit] (6:57)
23. Home Again (Short Version) (2:44)
Total Extras: 13:05
Total Disc Time: 69:53
*previously unreleased

CD 2 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
01. Main Title (3:08)
02. Training Montage (2:02)
03. The Shuttle (5:05)
04. The Computer Room (1:56)
05. Friends Forever (2:22)
06. In Orbit (3:15)
07. White Sands (6:55)
08. SpaceCamp (4:09)
09. Viewing Daedalus (2:48)
10. Max Breaks Loose (2:23)
11. Andie Is Stranded (4:11)
12. Max Finds Courage (2:22)
13. Re-Entry (3:57)
14. Home Again (3:33)
Total Time: 48:36

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 3:25 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I'm happy! I barely know this score though. It's one which I bought on LP back in the day, and left it at my brother's house for him to look after (and listen to), back in Scroteland. I only actually recall that the "Training Montage" has a kind of pop beat behind it. Is that right?

So, I'm happy! The only downside (for me) is that it'll probably be on my "wants" list for ages, until I get around to ordering it. I'm still picking up FSM releases from 20-odd years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 3:41 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Yes Graham, the hip-happ-hippity-hap Training Montage, that ALL THE KIDS were dancing to in 86.

Everybody CUT LOOSE...




smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

These are HELLER COOLER though...



 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

This was a score I was not familiar with in the early 90s, then I got Erich Kunzel's fantastic album "Star TRACKS II" (my father went on a business trip to the US and I had asked him to get the soundtrack to "Star TREK II"...) and that album made me instantly want this score (and Mancini's Lifeforce).

I managed to get Lifeforce but I could not find Spacecamp anywhere until Intrada rereleased it some years ago. I love this score (well maybe not so much Training Montage, that I program to the end of the album). For now I'm avoiding the samples. Want to listen to everything when I get the expanded album. Very happy with this release.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

As I said elsewhere, I only had the jappo cd so splashed out on this one. As Barry Norman supposedly said -"and why not?"

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Me too, Day.
That old SLC edition was a joy to have.
I didn't bother with the previous Intrada editions cos they had the same content as the LP and Japanese CD.
But this is a no-brainer for me.
8 extra minutes of score...a different (film) mix to the old album...Matessino-style...I canna wait.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Ha! I don't recall the Training Montage as being SOOOOO Meco! Or more like Twiki dancing in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century". Dipping into the other (not embarrassing) clips, the themes came flooding back to me, and I haven't heard that old LP of mine since before 1990.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

This was a score I was not familiar with in the early 90s, then I got Erich Kunzel's fantastic album "Star TRACKS II"

That was my first introduction to the score too, and it was very early in my film score collecting days - perhaps one of the first five CDs - way back in 1989/90, so it was also my introduction to (away from the films at least): Star Trek 2, The Right Stuff, and Star Trek The Motion Picture. What a great CD that was, and I still prefer Erich's slightly faster
"Space Camp" over Williams' - yes, it's written as two seperate words on the cover and back!

Does anyone know if Williams' ever performed the credits piece in concert? I imagine he probably didn't around the release of the film due to the Challenger disaster, but by golly, I think it would make for a great concert opener.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'm not aware of it being performed live by Williams in concert (much like HEARTBEEPS, it's one of those 'brushed under the carpet' scores by Williams).
The title track (actually the End Credits) would be a great concert opener I agree, but with his Olympic Fanfare and Theme, cut from similar cloth, having been used as such, one can see why it has been excluded.
I don't actually like the Kunzel version of the title theme. I find it too fast when compared to the original film version.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)


That was my first introduction to the score too, and it was very early in my film score collecting days - perhaps one of the first five CDs - way back in 1989/90, so it was also my introduction to (away from the films at least): Star Trek 2, The Right Stuff, and Star Trek The Motion Picture. What a great CD that was, and I still prefer Erich's slightly faster
"Space Camp" over Williams' - yes, it's written as two seperate words on the cover and back!


That CD was early in my collecting carrer also. At the time 90/91 I started to focus on acquiring CDs instead of the LPs I had been collecting since a few years earlier.

My first soundtrack CDs were Back To The Future and Back To The Future II. Then, as my late father used to travel a lot on business I started giving him long lists of scores (a lot of which did not in fact existed like "Jaws The Revenge") and he would pass on a record store give the list to someone there and return with one or two CDs (out of the dozens that were on my list), more often than not different to what was in my list and sometimes those awful 70+ minutes of music CDs with cheap synth/"elevator" compilations of rerecorded themes from film scores. I remember when I got "Star Tracks II" I thought: Oh No! Another elevator music compilation! It was Star Trek dad, not Star Tracks! To then being pleasantly surprised by the fantastic sound and energy of the Kunzel's recording.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Ah I was just playing BTTF II today while commuting to work.

Looking forward to this grand release as it satarts shipping from 16th onwards (here already)

And incase everone didnt know another Williams expansion is coming in some few weeks or so as confirmed by THE LEGACY OF JOHN WILLIAMS

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Hey, kEv, maybe this could be the start of something. When a new release comes out we could have two threads. One for the fans and one for the cranks. Wot sez us.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

As a teenager and already Williams fan I immediately bought the LP and loved the score (did not see the film, it played only for a week or so at our local cinema).

Then, years later, I bought the CD. And now I have ordered the new expansion and look forward to this fabulous score once again.

One of my favorite Williams scores.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

My adoration of this score is beyond my ability to express. Its literally become my favorite from Williams, even above stuff like Empire Strikes Back or A.I. or The Cowboys - so to have even more of it, makes me very happy.

Its been my most ardent wish to get a copy signed by Mr Williams. I even had the chutzpah to send a CD cover in the mail to one of his concert events after seeing someone have success with that (I, of course, never got it back). I was able to get my other copy signed by Lea Thompson however, so that'll tide me over.

And I love Training Montage. Without irony.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I shall own this

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I am always happy when I see such wonderful releases; I am happy regardless of whether I already own them or intend to buy them, and I am certainly happy for every Intrada, Lalaland, Music Box, Quartet, Varèse or whatever release to be successful. The more success these releases have, the more the labels will continue to release stuff, I don't see how this can't be win-win. SPACECAMP is a good score, I was very happy when Intrada re-released the score in 2010, as I missed the 1986 release. And I was happy in 2014 when the re-released it for those who missed it in 2010. And now it's great to see it back in print and even expanded in 2022.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I'm playing my previous copy of Intrada's Space Camp as a sign of support.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2022 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

Great Score by Johnny T.

 
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