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 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I think this score might just be my ALL TIME favourite by Cliff Eidelman.
Although there's only about 12 minutes (edit..15 mins) of actual score music in the film, what a 15 minutes they are!
There's hardly any music in the first hour of the film and even during the second half, it's sparsely used.
But in that time, we get a gentle love theme (for the Winger and Neeson characters) and a truly gorgeous, religious piece of music that makes your spirit soar (for the miracle sequences).
I remember quite liking the film, too.
A pleasant Capra-esque fable about faith and belief and cynicism.
After seeing the film at the cinema, back in '92, I wrote Cliff Eidelman a letter about how much the score in the film moved me, in addition to a love of his film music in general.

He was kind enough to send me a copy of the score in return smile

There are also two tracks of the score (the Love Theme and Miracle Finale) on an agency promo CD for the composer, which has a slightly different version to the Finale cue that I received.
Any other fans of this (film or score) out there?


You can hear the glorious miracle theme in this clip...
WARNING!! SPOILERS within the film clip (Finale Sequence).

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

There are also two tracks of the score (the Love Theme and Miracle Finale) on an agency promo CD for the composer, which has a slightly different version to the Finale cue that I received.
Any other fans of this (film or score) out there?


I've never seen the film either but the two LOF tracks are the reason why the Eidelman promo is such a treasured gem in my collection. I'm actually bummed to hear there's only about 12 minutes of score in the movie because I was hoping this score might get a full release someday. Sounds like a fuller release wouldn't be possible if there basically isn't anything to release.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

How long was the copy of the score Eidelman shared with you, Kev?

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

It was the five cues heard within the film, Yavar.
A short, one minute cue, quite ambient in sound/design (but using the opening motif of the miracle scenes).
Two cues which featured the Love theme and two cues for both Miracle sequences.
They total around 12 minutes (possibly 14, I'd have to check). I checked, it's just under 16 mins.
It makes me think he only wrote that much and it wasn't a case of loads of score being unused.
The film relies heavily on Gospel songs and source-like cues for the most part anyway.
It makes Cliff Eidelman's contributions all the more powerful, when he unleashes them, I feel.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Cool. I wonder if it could be paired with something else for an album release... I fear the poor sales of Delirious may have permanently discouraged labels from doing other Eidelman premieres. frown

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

My memory timings are a bit out.
I think it runs nearer 20 minutes.
I'll be back with my track titles and complete running times in a bit.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   Paul Ettinger   (Member)

It might look like this:

Leap of Faith - 1992 (15:41)

1. Main Title 0:55
2. Gratitude/ Believers/ Night 5:14
3. Walking 3:02
4. Butterflies 3:12
5. Rain 3:13

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

That's spot on Paul.
Where did you get your track titles from?
Here's mine (self titled)..

1. Main Titles 0'55
2. The First Miracle 3'02
3. Jane & Will/Butterflies 3'10
4. Jonas Leaves 5'15
5. Miracle Of Rain/Finale 3'15

So yes, just under 16 minutes of score, but what truly wonderful music it is.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Aside from its brevity, the re-use fees might be expensive, as it features large orchestra and choir and was recorded in Hollywood.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 8:30 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

A friend of mine worked at Rysher Entertainment (which produced this) at the time, and she was smitten with the score (and Cliff Eidelman!) and gave me a raw cassette tape of the music. I have no idea where it is now, but I used to listen to it a lot. It had some choir pieces for which Eidelman composed overlays, and they were awkward listens on the tape because the choir (pre-recorded, presumably) would start abruptly mid-song, ten or so seconds before Eidelman's overlay.

Agreed, really nice score!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 1:42 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Sounds like you got one of those messy unedited sessions tapes, Schiffy.
I have loads of them in the garage, from the old Goldsmith Society/MFTM days.
They're impossible to listen to sometimes, with takes and retakes and fluffs etc.
Fortunately, good old Cliff sent me a nice edited version containing just the completed film cues.

 
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