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 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)





https://lalalandrecords.com/torn-curtain-expanded-remastered-limited-edition/



“TORN CURTAIN: REMASTERED & EXPANDED LIMITED EDITION”

Universal Pictures Film Music Classics Collection
Music composed and conducted by John Addison
Unused score recording composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann
Limited Edition of 3000 Units

RETAIL PRICE: $22.98

STARTS SHIPPING MAY 14


Available to order on MAY 7, 2024 starting at 12 noon (pst) at www.lalalandrecords.com

La-La Land Records and Universal Studios proudly present the twentieth title within the acclaimed Universal Pictures Film Music Classics Collection – TORN CURTAIN, a remastered and expanded limited edition CD release of the original motion picture score to the 1966 dramatic thriller directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. This special release, produced in partnership with Universal Music Enterprises, showcases the original film score, composed and conducted by John Addison (THE ENTERTAINER, TOM JONES) as well as the film’s unused score recording by Bernard Herrmann (VERTIGO, PSYCHO).

With ’60s era pop sensibilities infused throughout, composer John Addison’s score to TORN CURTAIN marked a musical departure for Hitchcock, providing a notable contemporary style and sound for its time. Addison’s work lends a bright sense of fun and romance to the film, in addition to expertly satisfying the story’s requirements for drama and suspense. Composer Bernard Herrmann’s final work for Hitchcock is a darker, more traditional affair, demonstrating the renowned maestro’s excellence in the grand tradition of his previous collaborations with the director.

Produced, edited and mastered by Mike Matessino from high resolution transfers of pristine 3-track stereo vault masters, this special presentation features Addison’s score sounding better than ever, and expanded by almost double the running time of the 1966 Decca album. Herrmann’s unused score presents all material he captured during his one day of recording for the film. Herrmann’s material here is expanded by more than eight minutes beyond what was previously released in 1999. Limited to 3000 units, this CD release includes exclusive, in-depth liner notes by author Jeff Bond and sharp art direction by Dan Goldwasser.


TRACK LISTING:

MUSIC COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY JOHN ADDISON
SCORE PRESENTATION

1. Main Title From Torn Curtain 2:24
2. Code One 0:35
3. The Love Theme From Torn Curtain (Extended Version) 3:25
4. Book Store 2:05
5. First Premonitions 2:28
6. Behind The Curtain (Extended Version) 3:11
7. More Premonitions 1:39
8. Sarah Alone 1:49
9. East Berlin At Dawn 2:32
10. First Introduction To ‘Pi’ 1:19
11. The Murder Of Gromek (Extended Version) 3:19
12. Sarah And Superimposures 4:44
13. Michael And Sarah – Alone On The Hill 1:24
14. Phone Wire / Hole In The Ground / Caution 3:57
15. Escape On The ‘Pi’ Bus (Part 1) 3:45
16. Escape On The ‘Pi’ Bus (Part 2) 4:12
17. Escape On The ‘Pi’ Bus (Part 3) 2:29
18. Finale From Torn Curtain 2:06
19. Variations On The Love Theme From Torn Curtain 1:17

TOTAL SCORE TIME: 49:41

ADDITIONAL MUSIC

20. Torn Curtain Love Theme Instrumental 1:37
21. The Love Theme From Torn Curtain (Alternate Segment) 2:42
22. First Premonitions (Alternate) 2:24
23. Behind The Curtain (Alternate Segment) 1:33
24. End Title From Torn Curtain (Alternate) 1:18
25. The Love Theme From Torn Curtain (Green Years) 1:36

Performed by The Johnny Mann Singers
Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

TOTAL TIME: 11:27

THE UNUSED SCORE RECORDING COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY BERNARD HERRMANN

26. Torn Curtain Prelude 2:13
27. The Ship 0:54
28. The Radiogram 1:55
29. The Hotel 0:40
30. The Bookstore 1:38
31. The Book 1:52
32. The Travel Desk / The Blurring 1:29
33. The Killing 2:19
34. Torn Curtain Prelude (Alternate Take) 2:01

TOTAL TIME: 15:20
TOTAL DISC TIME: 76:36

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

Prediction: release of the year.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

I’m mostly interested in this for the rejected Herrmann (though the Addison does have its moments), but this is definitely splendid news and most assuredly ordered come the 7th. It feels like the labels have opened the Hitchcock floodgates these past few years with Quartet releasing both Frenzy scores in 2022 and LLL releasing Topaz last year (not to mention Intrada’s re-recording of Man Who Knew Too Much). I hope this means we may eventually see a release of Herrmann’s original recording of Psycho (provided anything exists of course).

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Wow!

Surely a Mike Matessino produced Universal Classics entry?

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Can anyone remember how much of Herrmann's score was recorded before the session was stopped?

I'm so in for this no matter what the answer to that question!

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Can anyone remember how much of Herrmann's score was recorded before the session was stopped?

I'm so in for this no matter what the answer to that question!

Cheers


The featurette on the DVD highlighting the rejected score contained roughly thirteen minutes worth of music with the following cues:

Prelude
The Ship
The Radiogram
The Hotel
The Bookstore
The Book
The Travel Desk
The Blurring
The Killing

I have no idea if Herrmann recorded anything else before the score got rejected.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   RichC   (Member)

Absolutely at the very top of my "hoped-for-but-never-thought-would-ever-see-a-release" pile.

I can't imagine what it's taken to bring this release to fruition, but it's more than just appreciated - it's that rare kind of release that positively demands bunting.

In advance - a very, very big thank you to La-La Land, and all who sail in her. You've made an inordinately grumpy old man as giddy as a kid.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

NICE.Own both on LP, but its great to have them on CD finally and Addisons expanded!!!
Great!

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Frenzy and Topaz weren't Herrmann, but given the Quartet PLANETS and the inclusion of his rejected score here, I wonder if Stylotone is relinquishing its stranglehold, or these were simply not under their thumb. Also wondering if there's more Herrmann music here than the tracks that have been shared by collectors. A purchase regardless, of course.

I know, which is why I wrote the Hitchcock floodgates rather than the Herrmann floodgates. I certainly hope Stylotone has relinquished its hold as I was not a fan of their exorbitant packaging where you have to buy an LP and digital just so you could get the CD, plus we haven’t seen a release from in at least a few years.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

I wonder if it will contain all 31 one cues like on the varese or the ones by Bernstein or the ones recorded by Herrmann ( if there is a recording?)..?

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   RichC   (Member)

We know there definitely is a recording as, as noted above, portions of those sessions were evidenced on the DVD/Blu-ray/4K releases. What has never been made clear is just how far Herrmann got before things went awry. As this would appear to be a single-disc release, and the Addison is expanded, it seems unlikely that Herrmann was able to record all of the cues he'd written, as there is surely no way that both scores would fit on a single disc. But we'll doubtless find out imminently - and, regardless, it matters not: even if the cues featured on the DVD are the only ones Herrmann ever got to conduct, I'm eagerly signing up for remastered versions of those alone.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

I wonder if it will contain all 31 one cues like on the varese or the ones by Bernstein or the ones recorded by Herrmann ( if there is a recording?)..?

It says conducted by Benny.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)

What has never been made clear is just how far Herrmann got before things went awry.

It has... here you go... These are the 9 cues recorded on the first day before Hitchcock stopped it all.
M100 Torn Curtain(Prelude)<4 takes>
M101 The Ship <2 takes>
M102 Radio-gram <3 takes>
M201 The Hotel
M203 The Bookstore
M204 The Book <2 takes>
M301 Travel Desk
M302 The Blurring
M701 The Killing

That's it... what takes LLL will be using for M100, M101, M102 and M204? Maybe give us all?

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Oh yes..of course you are right..stupid me..sorry!

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)


Just about 3 cues were released on CD compilation before.

CD on HIP O RECORDS:

ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: SIGNATURES IN SUSPENSE (1999)

https://www.soundtrackcollector.com/title/6335/Torn+Curtain

Prelude (TORN CURTAIN)
Bernard Herrmann (previously unreleased)

The Ship (TORN CURTAIN)
Bernard Herrmann (Previously unreleased)

The radiogram (TORN CURTAIN)
Bernard Herrmann (Previously unreleased)

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   RichC   (Member)

here you go... These are the 9 cues recorded on the first day before Hitchcock stopped it all.

M100 ... M701

That's it... what takes LLL will be using for M100, M101, M102 and M204? Maybe give us all?


Wonderful! Thank you for that! As much as I'd love to hear all the takes, I fear that, whilst allowing that some were curtailed, there's possibly still too much music therein for it all to fit alongside the Addison. But you never know! This is genuinely exciting, historic, stuff.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Frenzy and Topaz weren't Herrmann, but given the Quartet PLANETS and the inclusion of his rejected score here, I wonder if Stylotone is relinquishing its stranglehold, or these were simply not under their thumb. Also wondering if there's more Herrmann music here than the tracks that have been shared by collectors. A purchase regardless, of course.

I know, which is why I wrote the Hitchcock floodgates rather than the Herrmann floodgates. I certainly hope Stylotone has relinquished its hold as I was not a fan of their exorbitant packaging where you have to buy an LP and digital just so you could get the CD, plus we haven’t seen a release from in at least a few years.


I saw you wrote "Hitchcock floodgates" but I don't think he or Universal is the problem with getting "Psycho" (or other Herrmann scores) released since Stylotone did do a 45. So the non-Herrmann releases probably aren't a good barometer for future Herrmann releases. And I'll take full credit if any do happen since I asked Stylotone if they could farm out his soundtracks to other labels. wink


Since we’re kinda/sorta on the subject of potential Hitchcock/Herrmann releases, does anyone know if anything survives for the original recording of The Trouble With Harry?

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

What has never been made clear is just how far Herrmann got before things went awry.

It has... here you go... These are the 9 cues recorded on the first day before Hitchcock stopped it all.
M100 Torn Curtain(Prelude)<4 takes>
M101 The Ship <2 takes>
M102 Radio-gram <3 takes>
M201 The Hotel
M203 The Bookstore
M204 The Book <2 takes>
M301 Travel Desk
M302 The Blurring
M701 The Killing

That's it... what takes LLL will be using for M100, M101, M102 and M204? Maybe give us all?


I found 5 takes of Prelude, 2 of The Hotel and an End Title as well as the above.

He got about 75% of the way through the film, but Herrmann and Addison each scored some scenes the other didn't, even in that area.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   rugo   (Member)

Since we’re kinda/sorta on the subject of potential Hitchcock/Herrmann releases, does anyone know if anything survives for the original recording of The Trouble With Harry?

I do not, but listening recently to the HARRY that Varese did (& which I like), made me hope the OST recording lives on and is seen to at some point.

Thrilled about TORN CURTAIN, both scores! An immediate purchase for me. I'm very appreciative of the attention that many Hitchcock scores have been receiving lately.

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2024 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Nice to see this release. Thank you LLL. Would love to see another John Addison release from Lalaland through its connection with Universal. I am ever hopeful for John Addison’s epic score to James Michener’s TV series of CENTENNIAL.

 
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