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Name: BUYSOUNDTRAX
Number: BSXCD8903

AVALANCHE (CD)
Composed by: William Kraft

Sample Tracks
Name Number
Main Title 01
Bruce Skiing / First Avalanche 06
Kathy's Sequence (Skating) 10
The Avalanche 12
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1000 Edition.

AVALANCHE tells the story of a group of vacationers at an exciting new ski resort in the mountains of Colorado who are forced to face the brunt of Mother Nature’s wrath in the form of a powerful avalanche of snow. The film follows the efforts of the survivors to pull together despite their differences and stay alive long enough for rescue services to arrive.

Released towards the end of a successful cycle of disaster films that included THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE and THE TOWERING INFERNO, producer Roger Corman was looking for a composer who could provide a large scale orchestral score for his film and he turned to composer William Kraft who, at the time, was building a successful reputation for himself as a composer and conductor, as well as a master percussionist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. For AVALANCHE, Kraft chose to center his score around the central conflicts of the film: Man’s destruction of his environment in his attempt to manipulate Nature instead of being one with it and the human relationships in the film. Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the composer deftly uses all the colors of the orchestra to highlight the dramatic elements of the story.

BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the original motion picture soundtrack to AVALANCHE on compact disc for the first time, featuring music composed and conducted by William Kraft, performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra of London. AVALANCHE contains the original 1978 album program assembled by the composer and also includes a selection of outtakes as bonus tracks, from elements in the composer’s archive, mastered by James Nelson of Digital Outland.

1. Main Title (3:02)
2. To The Rescue (3:13)
3. Nick And Caroline (2:11)
4. Tina's Hysteria (0:35)
5. The Aftermath (2:07)
6. Bruce Skiing / First Avalanche (1:47)
7. Sleigh Ride (1:23)
8. Burning Ambulance / Rescue (0:52)
9. Snowmobile Race (1:46)
10. Kathy's Sequence (Skating) (2:37)
11. Bruce And Annette (Jazz) (2:55)
12. The Avalanche (2:51)
13. Mother Collapses / Henry Digs Out (2:50)
14. Death Of Mark (2:42)
15. Annette's Sequence ( Skating) (1:16)
16. End Credits (2:46)

Avalanche Outtake Suite (Mono)
17. Sleigh Ride (Short Version) (0:39)
18. Nick And Caroline (Alternate version) 1:51
19. Snow Storm (1:11)
20. Bruce Tries to Outrace the Avalanche / Avalanche (Alternate version) (5:14)
21. Snowbound / To The Rescue (Alternate version) (2:42)
22. Annette's Sequence (Short Version) (0:37)

Total Time: 48:04

  
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