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 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

You may not have heard of this but listen to those samples!


Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 209
Date: 1980
Tracks: 13
Time = 49:41

World premiere release of magnificent Michel Legrand score for tough 1980 western pitting Charlton Heston, Brian Keith against worthy Native American adversaries. Legrand anchors with gorgeous, wide-open main theme, painted in broad strokes with bright major key harmony in abundance. Nice trumpet fanfares judiciously sprinkled within theme is exciting, regal touch. But action is keynote! Composer writes what is most surely his busiest score, replete with incredibly challenging high brass figures, moto-perpetuo rhythms that seldom quit, orchestral fury to burn! Presentation of this most exciting Legrand work became possible only when Sony located mint condition stereo masters amongst various film elements stored within Chace Audio facilities. Great find! Fans of composer will enjoy both his soaring theme melody plus his dynamic action. And - with nod to important piece of film scoring artform now gone - Legrand finishes what he starts, brings entire score to close with powerful coda! No just walking off podium before work is done, no cut-and-paste editorial assembly and happily no unrelated songs... just a magificent orchestral finale actually composed as majestic wrap-up to score. Wow! Michel Legrand conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains!

600x600 Cover

Play all clips

The Album
01. Main Title 2:43
02. Missing Rendezvous 1:40
03. Cross Otter 6:04
04. Heavy Eagle 2:06
05. The Spear 1:33
06. Scalped! 4:26
07. Black Feet Pursue Tyler 2:54
08. Swift Runner 5:00
09. Winter Massacre 5:23
10. The End Of La Bont 6:59
11. Tyler vs. Heavy Eagle & End Credits 7:47
Total Score Time: 45:43

The Extras
12. Ruckus Time - Source #1 (Alt.) 1:49
13. Ruckus Time - Source #2 1:59
Total Extras Time: 3:49

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

I saw this many years ago and remember it as a fun but not particularly noteworthy addition to the Western canon. I couldn't remember the music at all. But the samples lead me to believe this may become one of my top three Legrand scores..right after ICE STATION ZEBRA and THREE MUSKETEERS. Ordered!

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 6:32 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Best Intrada release of the year!

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   Smokey McBongwater   (Member)

Easily purchased! Hopefully those unfamiliar with the movie give the samples a listen. This is a wonderful score. Thanks intrada!

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

The score is the ONLY good thing about this awful movie.


 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Samples are superb. What a fantastic main theme.

Will be ordered with Black Rain!

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

You'd think there would be more excitement for a new release from an ultra famous composer like Michel Legrand....

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

You'd think there would be more excitement for a new release from an ultra famous composer like Michel Legrand....

I agree. A little sad that a previously unreleased score by a major composer such as Legrand with music this good, meets with such a muted response.frown

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Sad indeed, but not unexpected around here these days!

Jerry Goldsmith SUCKS!!! Now watch this wink

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Obscurity is no crime. And when the movie purportedly sucks a score can have a hard time of it. But hopefully word-of-internet will help this one.

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The samples put me in mind of Bill Conti a few times. No bad thing I suppose.
It now seems like a very long time ago when scores sounded like that frown

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Listening to the samples now - WOW!!
Didn't need them to convince me, I knew I would buy this one from the moment the title was revealed, but, oh boy, this has to be one of the year's top releases!...

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A wonderful score from Michel and in a very common event, THE MUSIC SCORE IS BETTER THEN THE FILM.

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I actually like the movie. Can't wait to order this. It would help if I could rectify the recent downturn in my office's cash flow which has me struggling to even cover everyday living expenses. frown

 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Amazing clips. I may have to get this.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2012 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

Lovely clips indeed. Will be a purchase next week alongside Black Rain.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2012 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Any Michel Legrand release is a cause for celebration. Buy without fear.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2012 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Will be a purchase next week alongside Black Rain.

I figured such a thing would be illegal, the way some people here talk.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2012 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Playing it now. A marvelous release. Thanks Intrada.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2012 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   morrifan   (Member)

Any Michel Legrand release is a cause for celebration. Buy without fear.

I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked, that there's been zero follow-up to (the admittedly slow-seller) Cops & Robbers

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