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 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)


Composed and Conducted by JERRY GOLDSMITH

In honor of Intrada's 25th Anniversary, Intrada revisits an important score, not only as part of composer Jerry Goldsmith's large body of work, but also as part of Intrada's formative years. First Blood initially appeared on the inaugural release of the Film Music Treasury series, an early version of the Special Collection. In assembling the master tapes for the initial release of First Blood, Goldsmith and engineer Len Engel re-sequenced the original Regency album and located one extra track not previously released (“No Power”). Intrada worked from the ¼” two-track mixes made in 1982 for the LP, preparing the best possible new album. However, the ¼” masters were plagued with an interesting anomaly: though identified with the widely-used professional Dolby A encoding process, they did not possess unique tones identifying the Dolby encoding and allowing for calibration of playback machines… in short, they weren’t encoded. Original engineers reduced the inherent background hiss using equalization techniques, and attempts to rectify these anomalies were less than satisfactory.

After years of searching, Intrada finally located the multi-track session masters—complete and intact -- every channel, every reel, every take. For the first time, all of those interesting little bars Goldsmith deleted to create his initial record could be restored within the full-length cues just as they were originally written and recorded. A brand new presentation of First Blood would finally be possible, unfolding to audiences in the proper picture sequence, uncut and intact…with newly mixed and re-mastered sound.

Wanting to respect Goldsmith’s original album program and having all his assembly notes, Intrada has also recreated Goldsmith's carefully thought out LP program. Additional new material featured on this release: a pop-instrumental version of the "It's a Long Road Theme," an early demo of the same theme, the Carolco logo that Goldsmith composed using the same Rambo theme, and an early trailer for Rambo II composed shortly after First Blood but well before he started his scoring work on the sequel.

This definitive release of First Blood is not limited and we hope you'll join us in celebrating Intrada's 25th anniversary with this new sound to an old friend and an important score both to Intrada's legacy and to Intrada's founder, Doug Fake.

Retail Price: $19.99
For track listing and sound samples, please visit

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

it's like a recurring nightmare- the Reagan presidency just wont go away

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

i gets to make the FIRST comment!

not my cup of tea.,but congrats on 25 years to Intrada!

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

They drew first blood!

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

I'm glad I held off buying the previous release. Ordered!!

UPDATE: I just realized this was my first-ever correct guess! smile

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I'm very pleased and grateful that Doug and company took the time and expense to do this title up right. Who could ask for anything more?

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Wow... those samples sound f**king AWESOME.

And that trailer music! What a great bonus!

Kudos, Intrada!

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   DJ3J   (Member)

Company leader calling Raven.

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

Doubble Dib...

Oh what the hell... I'm a born completist...

Hey Thor - do you want to buy my old Varese Release - It's not complete big grin

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   Odlicno   (Member)

Holy flipping flip - this is a winner!

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

With this and Intrada's Patton I can finally retire my LPs!

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I will own this. But since it's not limited I will probably not own it until 2011!

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   Adam S   (Member)

I love that wordless pop version. Way better without Dan Hill singing. Might get this down the line but the original CD will do for now.

- Adam

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)



Probably my favourite release of 2010. The sound is unbelievably fresh and exciting - and that's just the clips. I cannot wait to hear this in full (and I still have Patton to look forward to!)

Happy anniversary Intrada!

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

With this and Intrada's Patton I can finally retire my LPs!

I'm stil waiting for FSM's Poltergeist 2cd and for someone to restore the LP program of the Swarm and Young Sherlock Holmes before retiring mines.

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)


This is only one of my favourite film scores of all time!!!!

I just wet myself.

Thank you Intrada!!!!!

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   DerekR   (Member)

ORDERED!! Again, thank you Varese!! wink

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

ORDERED!! Again, thank you Varese!! wink

I have now re-made my transcription of the HOME COMING theme so the guitar is now correct

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)


This is only one of my favourite film scores of all time!!!!

I just wet myself.

Thank you Intrada!!!!!

Now all I need is Barry's Kong complete and I'm done.

 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   gfanikf   (Member)

Ordered! I so marked out to the inclusion of the Carolco theme!

You don’t seem to want to accept the fact you’re dealing with an expert in guerrilla warfare, with a man who’s the best, with guns, with knives, with his bare hands. A man who’s been trained to ignore pain, ignore weather, to live off the land, to eat things that would make a billy goat puke. In Vietnam his job was to ...dispose of enemy personnel. To kill! Period! Win by attrition. Well Rambo was the best.

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