Popular Post Jay 31,998 Posted August 5, 2021 Popular Post Share Posted August 5, 2021 Roger says Quote Coming 8/10... http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8767 August 10th update: Roger's full blurb: Quote INTRADA Announces: THE EIGER SANCTION Music Composed and Conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS ISC 465 Intrada's latest release features a 2-CD set of John Williams' music for the 1975 Universal Pictures thriller The Eiger Sanction. The score is a masterful example of the composer’s 1970s style, encompassing orchestral and jazz elements, tonal and atonal moments, and memorable themes. From the foreboding theme of the main title to the thrilling action of "The Car Chase" and the majestic "The Top Of The World," the score is a showcase of a composer who was rapidly rising to the top of the industry's game. The first disc features his complete 75-minute score, offering substantially more music than was represented on the MCA LP, a re-recording that also included tracks often substantially reworked by Williams. While the original scoring sessions were in three-track split-mono, ace producer Mike Matessino has mixed the tracks into a satisfying stereo experience, similar to his prior work on Williams' Earthquake. For the MCA album, Universal Music Group unearthed the original 2" unmixed multitrack tapes, not only allowing for a state of the art new mix to showcase more detail than ever heard before, but also revealing several additional tracks Williams recorded for the album but which were not ultimately included on the LP release. In The Eiger Sanction, university professor, art collector and former assassin Jonathan Hemlock (Clint Eastwood) is called out of retirement to perform a “sanction" (“killing") in Zurich, in return for $20,000 and a letter indemnifying him from tax troubles. En route home, he meets a stewardess who promptly seduces him and steals his money. It turns out she’s been sent to convince him to undertake a second assassination during a perilous climb of the Eiger. Hemlock flies to Arizona to get back into shape for the dangerous climb. He reunites with old friend Ben Bowman (George Kennedy); Bowman introduces him to a Native American trainer, who puts Hemlock through his paces. Once in Switzerland, Hemlock and Bowman join three other members of the climbing team. One of Hemlock’s fellow climbers is the target, but he cannot ascertain which before they leave to attempt climbing the north face of the Eiger. Falling rocks kill one and the other two fall to their deaths, leaving Hemlock the sole survivor—and only then does he discover the real killer’s identity. INTRADA ISC 465 Barcode: 720258546500 Retail Price: $29.99 Starts shipping 8/10 For track listing and sound samples, please visit http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.12305/.f http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8773 Doug's full blurb: Quote John Williams Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 465 Film Date: 1975 Album Date: 2021 Time: 128:00 Tracks: 46 Price: $29.99 Greatly expanded 2-CD premiere of John Williams original soundtrack! 1975 espionage adventure/thriller with director Clint Eastwood as star also features George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy. Based on the best-selling novel by Trevanian, from executive producers Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown, presented by Universal Pictures. Eastwood is Jonathan Hemlock, once assassin and current professor and rare art collector. Called out of retirement to perform one more “sanction” (killing), Hemlock gets more than he bargained for in a thriller that eventually climaxes atop the icy Eiger peaks with spectacular mountain climbing stunts largely performed by Eastwood himself. Wow! John Williams scores with his now-trademark seventies style that offers a symphonic orchestra using both highly tonal and atonal elements as well as smaller ensembles showcasing his early love of jazz. Some sequences for orchestra literally soar: “Top Of The World”, “The Eiger”. Some sequences quicken the pulse: “The Car Chase”, “Hemlock’s Bonus”, “George Reveals Herself”. Still others display aggressive action: “The Microfilm Killing”, “Falling And Swinging”, “Hanging By A Thread”. Williams also displays his melodic and rhythmic gifts with his classically-limbed “Main Title” and “Montage-Running With George”. And wearing his softer garb, Williams uses flugelhorn horn (mellower trumpet) to bring love into the air. The original 1975 MCA re-recorded album presented 36 minutes of highlights across all of the myriad styles using arrangements designed for album listening back in the day. The actual film soundtrack, never-before-released, contains more than twice that amount of music! And Williams also recorded another seven minutes of original source music as well. All of it appears in this new 2-CD expanded Intrada presentation, expertly mixed by Mike Matessino from the Universal three-channel split mono elements into crisp and vibrant stereo and heard in chronological sequence, including music not used in the finished film. And in a terrific discovery, Universal Music Group located the actual 2” masters for the album re-recording sessions held four months after the film recordings took place. In beautiful condition, these multi-track elements allowed Matessino to remix the entire MCA album in stunning audio as well - including three previously unreleased tracks Williams recorded for that album but were subsequently dropped prior to the album’s release. And all of this appears here in this 2-CD set as well. Over two hours of music in all! It’s a dynamite listening experience! Jon Burlingame provides literate notes for the booklet, Kay Marshall designs the dramatic package. John Williams composes, conducts. Intrada Special Collection 2-CD set available while quantities and interest remain! CD 1 FILM SCORE RECORDING (PREMIERE RELEASE) 01. Main Title (From The Motion Picture The Eiger Sanction) (3:23) 02. The Microfilm Killing (Film Version) (1:47) 03. To The Dragon (1:30) 04. Felicity (3:03) 05. Up The Drainpipe (Film Version) (3:38) 06. Love Scene (4:05) 07. Art Masterpieces (1:38) 08. Hemlock And Jemima (3:18) 09. The Unlocked Safe (2:17) 10. Friends And Enemies (Film Version) (3:23) 11. Montage – Running With George (4:48) 12. The Top Of The World (Film Version) (3:37) 13. George Reveals Herself (1:17) 14. The Car Chase (Fifty Miles Of Desert) (3:21) 15. Hemlock’s Bonus (2:10) 16. The Eiger (Film Version) (1:53) 17. Hotel Bellevue (3:00) 18. Anna On The Stairs (1:44) 19. Leading The Climb (2:46) 20. The First Sunset (1:37) 21. Sunrise (0:44) 22. Falling And Swinging (4:42) 23. The Icy Ascent (Film Version) (4:13) 24. Down The Ice Face (2:15) 25. Freytag Onto Ice (2:24) 26. Hanging By A Thread (3:47) 27. End Title (From The Motion Picture The Eiger Sanction) (2:16)Total Disc Time: 75:16 CD 2 REMASTERED ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING 01. The Eiger Sanction (Main Title) (2:46) 02. Theme From The Eiger Sanction (Flugelhorn Version) (2:57) 03. Fifty Miles Of Desert (2:54) 04. The Icy Ascent (3:44) 05. Friends And Enemies (3:03) 06. The Top Of The World (3:09) 07. Theme From The Eiger Sanction (2:12) 08. Training With George (2:15) 09. Theme From The Eiger Sanction (Hemlock And Jemima) (2:10) 10. George Sets The Pace (2:42) 11. The Microfilm Killing (2:08) 12. Up The Drainpipe (3:21) 13. The Eiger (2:17)Total Original Soundtrack Album: 36:00 SOURCE MUSIC 14. Dinner With Gem (2:05) 15. Never Quaver (2:26) 16. Leave Me Alone (3:05)Total Source Music: 7:53 THE EXTRAS 17. Theme From The Eiger Sanction (Love Scene) (2:20) 18. Hemlock Leads The Climb (3:08) 19. Theme From The Eiger Sanction (Reprise) (3:10)Total Extras: 8:48 Total Disc Time: 52:44 Two-Disc Total Time: 128:00 http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.12305/.f aescalle, Muad'Dib, Chewy and 21 others 8 13 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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