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Flight of the Intruder by Basil Poledouris (New Intrada Jan 22 2013)

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Composed and Conducted by BASIL POLEDOURIS

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 227

In 1990, composer Basil Poledouris teamed up with long time collaborator, director John Milius (Conan, Red Dawn) to score the Paramount Pictures film Flight of the Intruder. Stylistically, the score contains military themes and action as one would expect, but surprisingly turns into more poignant, sad territory, reflecting the internal conflicts of the on-screen characters. Although it has a typical Poledouris theme, a rousing call-to-arms motif, the overall feeling is muted, conflicted, and, like the film, utterly at odds with itself. And it features one of the last major works by Poledouris to make its appearance on CD.

For this premiere release, Intrada presents the score from the 1/2" three-channel mixes stored at Paramount, presenting the score in a clean, crisp and complete light. As an added bonus, the album includes the trailer music composed by John Beal.

Adapted from a novel by Stephen Coonts, Flight of the Intruder is a saga of Navy A-6 “Intruder” pilots, flying dangerous missions across Vietnamese enemy lines from deep-lying ocean carriers. Jake Grafton (Brad Johnson), a hot-shot pilot, is gung-ho for action until his co-pilot is killed on a mission. His attitude toward war changes as a result and he begins to question himself, authority, the nature of battle. Hanging with dissolute veteran Virgil Cole (Willem Dafoe) helps foster and deepen his cynicism regarding the “correctness” of what they are doing.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 227

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Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 227

Date: 1991

Tracks: 20

Time = 55:25

World premiere release of Basil Poledouris score for John Milius actioner set during Vietnam war, starring Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Brad Johnson. Poledouris excelled when working for close friend Milius. Current score is prime example! Muscular action and melody combine. Neat architecture: Score opens with reflection, progresses with melody, degree of power. Action rears, intensity of music increases. Finally, symphonic march takes center stage, brings everything to rousing finish. Intrada presents entire score from original Dolby SR-encoded two-track stereo session mixes, courtesy Paramount Pictures. Two alternates appear as extras. World premiere of complete John Beal trailer music brings CD to dramatic close. Basil Poledouris conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!

The Album

01. Morg's Death 6:38

02. Morg's Funeral 1:45

03. Chase For Five Dollars 2:08

04. On The Beach 0:37

05. Iron Hand Mission 4:21

06. Boxman's Death 2:54

07. Cole Decides To Bomb Hanoi 1:42

08. I Get Good Vibes 1:19

09. Raid On Hanoi 5:52

10. Court Martial 0:25

11. San Pedro Harbor Scene 0:56

12. Alpha Strike 1:58

13. Camparelli Crashes 2:43

14. Keeping The Faith 1:59

15. Alpha Mike Fox Trot 5:42

16. Rescue 3:43

17. Final Scene 1:56

Total Album Time: 47:15

The Extras

18. Chase For Five Dollars (Alternate) 1:37

19. Boxman's Death (Alternate) 2:54

20. Trailer (John Beal) 3:27

Total Extras Time: 8:03

Basil Poledouris

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