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 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

https://varesesarabande.com/collections/cd-club/products/miklos-rozsa-eye-of-the-needle-the-deluxe-edition-2-cd





Expected to ship the week of July 12, 2024.

Miklós Rózsa’s penultimate film score comes to a comprehensive two-disc Deluxe Edition featuring both the film recording (previously unreleased) and album version.

Eye of the Needle was a WWII thriller based on a 1978 novel by Ken Follett, starring Donald Sutherland as a Nazi spy living in England. Stranded on a Scottish island while trying to return to Germany with vital war information, he starts a torrid romance with the unhappy and lonely wife (Kate Nelligan) of the local shepherd. Richard Marquand’s direction so impressed George Lucas that it won him the job of directing Return of the Jedi.

By the early 1980s, Miklós Rózsa was the only major Golden Age composer still alive and laudably writing the same kind of timeless symphonic score that made him a Hollywood institution. His grand, sweeping music for Eye of the Needle is unabashedly romantic—vintage Rózsa—at turns suspenseful and brooding, pastoral and uplifting. It magnificently connects the film to its period while enhancing the emotion and drama.

Rózsa recorded his music for Eye of the Needle twice: first for the film, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, and then in an album version with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in Germany. While the 13-track, 42-minute album (on disc two) has been released by Varèse Sarabande, this is the premiere release of the 23-track, 61-minute film version (on disc one)—making for the ultimate Eye of the Needle release, with new liner notes by Rózsa expert Frank K. DeWald.

Limited edition of 2,000.

Produced by: Mike Matessino and Cary E. Mansfield
Edited by: Mike Matessino
Mixed by: Eric A. Tomlinson (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Scoring Mixer), Willy Luther (Original Motion Picture Score Album Recording Mixer)
Mastered by: Mike Matessino



Disc One: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
1. Prelude From Eye Of The Needle 1:57
2. English Wedding (Film Version) 1:27
3. The Boarding House / The Needle Strikes 1:30
4. Storm Island / The Blond Agent 2:21
5. The Bedroom 2:02
6. Blondie’s End / The Needle 3:18
7. Camouflage / Pursuit 4:28
8. Search On The Train / Confrontation 2:49
9. Escape / The Boat 2:24
10. The Meeting 1:14
11.Love Scene / No Regrets 2:37
12. Heartbreak / The Transmitter 1:49
13. The Fight (Film Version) 2:46
14. Passion (Film Version) 1:43
15. Frantic Drive (Film Version) 1:09
16. Despair / Realization 3:26
17. The Broken Heart / Revulsion (Film Version) 3:11
18. Escape (Film Version) 6:00
19. The Gun 1:20
20. The Axe / The Firebomb 2:28
21. The Hostage / The Lamp (Film Version) 3:18
22. Retribution (Film Version) 4:18
23. Finale / Epilogue From Eye Of The Needle 2:58



Disc Two: The Original Motion Picture Score (Album Recording)
Performed by The Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
1. Prelude From Eye Of The Needle 2:13
2. English Wedding 1:56
3. The Blond Agent / Blondie’s Death 2:54
4. Camouflage 3:08
5. Love Scene 1:56
6. The Fight 3:06
7. Passion / Love Theme 4:28
8. Frantic Drive / Despair 3:05
9. The Broken Heart / Revulsion 2:54
10. Escape 4:33
11. The Hostage / The Lamp 3:21
12. Retribution 4:40
13. Finale / Epilogue From Eye Of The Needle 3:19

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Skyros   (Member)

Great Tribute to Donald Sutherland

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Ostinato   (Member)

I immediately pre-ordered this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Beautiful! Can't wait to dive into the film tracks

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I remember seeing the film on late-night telly here in Norway in the early 90s. I can't remember much of the plot (a lighthouse?), but the chilly atmosphere stands tall and clear. I also can't remember much of the score, but I'll be giving it a go!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

. I also can't remember much of the score, but I'll be giving it a go!

If you like/ know Rozsa you'll be happy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

Wonderful release, thanks so much Varese.

What a brilliant batch this is.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I remember seeing the film on late-night telly here in Norway in the early 90s. I can't remember much of the plot (a lighthouse?), but the chilly atmosphere stands tall and clear. I also can't remember much of the score, but I'll be giving it a go!

Pretty good movie. Time to revisit.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Steven Lloyd   (Member)

Congratulations to Yavar, who only this week stated again how he has pined for release of this film recording! I'm delighted for you... and will finally have to make an effort to see this picture before the 2,000 copies sell out.

And rest in peace, Donald Sutherland. This is poignant timing.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Anyone know if this will be digitally released on June 28 with For Love of the Game?

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Thank you Varese, for listing the Producer, Editer, Mixer, and Masterer.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I shall get this!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   mild_cigar   (Member)

Bloody Fantastic!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

It looks like perfection!

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Bloody Fantastic!

Mild.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Anyone know if this will be digitally released on June 28 with For Love of the Game?

Doesn't appear to have a digital release based on their website.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Rollin Hand   (Member)


When will LLL and Intrada offer the purchase of this CD?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)


When will LLL and Intrada offer the purchase of this CD?



I thought LLL only sold it's own products.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2024 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)


When will LLL and Intrada offer the purchase of this CD?



I thought LLL only sold it's own products.


That's correct. LLL does not sell products from other labels. Intrada does.

 
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