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Atlantis: The Lost Continent/The Power (1961/1968)
Music by Russell Garcia, Miklos Rozsa
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Price: $39.95
Limited #: 3000
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Line: Silver Age
CD Release: February 2005
Catalog #: Vol. 8, No. 2
# of Discs: 1

Released by Special Arrangement with Turner Classic Movies Music

This CD features two classic scores for George Pal films in their definitive stereo editions: Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961) and The Power (1968).

Atlantis: The Lost Continent was one of George Pal's less-successful productions, a chronicle of the legendary lost continent of Altantis. Anthony Hall (actually a singer/songwriter named Sal Panto) played Demetrios, a Greek fisherman who ends up leading a revolution against Atlantis' corrupt ruling class. The film blended sword-and-sandal adventure with the fantasy elements and special effects for which Pal was known.

Scoring Atlantis: The Lost Continent was Russell Garcia, who the year before had produced a memorable science fiction score for Pal's The Time Machine. Garcia carried over his romantic, full-blooded approach from The Time Machine for Atlantis, providing fully developed melodies and aggressive action music. Atlantis has previously been released only in excerpts; this is the complete score, including passages deleted from the finished film.

The Power (1968) was one of George Pal's most offbeat films, starring George Hamilton as the head of a government think tank attempting to track down "Adam Hart," a mysterious mastermind with mental powers beyond that of ordinary humans. The film marked the return to cinema of Miklós Rózsa (who had not scored a film since 1963), who was more than able to accompany the film's noir-like plot, fantasy elements and suspense. At Pal's request, Rózsa interpolated the Hungarian cymbalom instrument as a flamboyant color; both Rózsa and Pal were Hungarian, as was the character of Adam Hart.

The Power has previously been available in unauthorized form on LP and CD. Unfortunately, the complete master tapes to the film have deteriorated beyond use, so this "private" 29:39 album program is all that survives of the original soundtrack. It is presented here in its first authorized edition, remastered from Citadel Records' original 1/4" stereo tape.

Russell Garcia Scores on FSM
About the Composer

Russell Garcia (b. 1916) had an extensive career as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, songwriter and bandleader prior to his film and work primarily in the 1950s (much of it uncredited at Universal) and 1960s (including TV). His concept album for Capitol Records, Fantastica, led him to his two assignments for George Pal, both released by FSM: The Time Machine and Atlantis: The Lost Continent.IMDB

Miklos Rozsa Scores on FSM
About the Composer

Hungarian-born Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995) is a titan of film music. Responsible for such classic scores as Spellbound, Ben-Hur, King of Kings, El Cid and many others—from biblical epics to 1940s films noir to historical dramas—his signature style is one of the most pleasing and dramatic in film. He was under contract to M-G-M from 1948 to 1962 and FSM has released a great deal of this classic music; also available are his latter-period scores such as The Green Berets and Time After Time.IMDB

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Track List
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For more specific musician lists for the scores on this album, go here:
Atlantis, The Lost Continent
The Power

Leader (Conductor):
Russell Garcia, Miklos Rozsa

Robert Barene, Harry Bluestone, Alexander "Shony" Braun, Henry Arthur Brown, Herman Clebanoff, Samuel Cytron, Sam Fiedler, Sam Freed, Jr., Werner L. Gebauer, Mort Herbert, Arnold T. Jurasky, Jerome Kasin, Murray Kellner, Bernard Kundell, Alfred Lustgarten, Joy Lyle (Sharp), Arthur Maebe, Sr., Lisa Minghetti, Betty Stuka Moor, Lou Raderman, Sally Raderman (aka Sarah Kreindler), Ambrose Russo, Albert Saparoff, Ralph Silverman, Dorothy M. Wade (Sushel)

Cecil Figelski, Allan Harshman, Virginia Majewski, Reuben Marcus

Alexander Borisoff, Hyman Gold, Julian Kahn, Raphael "Ray" Kramer, Lucien Laporte, Michel Penha, Frederick R. Seykora, Gloria Strassner

Mario Camposano, Peter A. Mercurio, Keith "Red" Mitchell, Arthur Shapiro

Arthur Gleghorn, Sylvia Ruderman, June Russo

Norman Benno, Arnold Koblentz

Gus Bivona, Don Lodice (Logiudice), Hugo Raimondi, William Smith

Don Christlieb, Charles A. Gould

William "Buddy" Collette, William E. Green, Don Lodice (Logiudice)

French Horn:
John W. "Jack" Cave, Vincent N. DeRosa, Vincent DeRubertis, Herman Lebow, Arthur Maebe, Jr., George F. Price, Harry Schmidt, Henry Sigismonti

James L. Knight, Leonard Mach, Uan Rasey, Joe Triscari, George Werth, James C. Zito

Hoyt Bohannon, Randall Miller, Richard Noel, Herb Taylor

George F. Boujie, John T. "Tommy" Johnson, D'Artagnan Liagre

John Crown, Caesar Giovannini, Max Rabinowitsh

Laurindo Almeida, Thomas "Tommy" Tedesco

Catherine Gotthoffer (Johnk)

Sam Chianis, Alex J. Vilagi

Carl Fortina

Dale L. Anderson, Frank L. Carlson, Gene Paul Estes, Mel Pedesky, D. V. Seber

Orchestra Manager:
James C. Whelan

Gene Bren, Maurice Gerson, Caesar Giovannini, James L. Knight, Donald J. Midgley, Edward E. Ocnoff, Edgar Roemheld, Jr., Fred Sternberg, Harry Taylor, Bill Williams (aka George Davenport)

Assistant Librarian:
Theodore E. Bergren

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