World premiere recording of the complete film score.
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Crouch End Festival
Chorus conducted by NIC RAINE.
OVER 79 MINUTES OF MUSIC
INCLUDES 25 MINUTES OF PREVIOUSLY UNRECORDED MUSIC
BONUS MATERIAL includes:
Vocal Version of "Yassu"
10 Minute Suite from THE SUNDOWNERS Conducted by JAMES
1. Prologue (2:54)
2. The Legend of Navarone (2:35)
3. Can You Do It? (1:50)
4. On to Castelrosso (2:48)
5. Caique Leaves Harbour (1:41)
6. Ship Ahoy! (5:03)
7. Sea Scene and Storm (10:05)
8. Climbing Navarone (3:50)
9. The Cliff is Conquered (2:36)
10. Intermission Music (1:50)
11. Anna (3:44)
12. The Brooding Guns (4:04)
13. Destroyers on the Way (5:02)
14. Decoys Destroyed (2:02)
15. Mission Accomplished (6:49)
16. The Legend of Navarone - Exit Music (4:35)
17. Yassu (3:26)
18. Sundowners - Main Title (3:27)
19. Mad Dog (2:21)
20. The Fire (2:03)
21. Sundowner/End Credits (2:33)
22. Yassu (Vocal Version) (3:26)
"Well you’ve achieved a first - Tiomkin’s music
has never been heard in such defined detail before.Your radical
is most fascinating - a striking use of stereophony - you have a
wonderfully expansive audio spread.The Prague
orchestra is really on top form. It’s quite something to finally
have all this music, as the OST album was something of a
disappointment.The score is now revealed in all its true glory.This
is one of the truly great film music recordings!"
(Film Music Historian and Journalist DAVID WISHART on hearing the
first edit of the new recording).
SYNOPSIS - The guns of Navarone are huge Nazi cannons, installed on an Aegean island behind enemy lines. Anthony Quayle is the officer assigned by the British to lead a task force to put the guns out of commission. When Quayle is injured, the mission winds up in the relatively inexperienced hands of Gregory Peck. There's little love lost between Peck, explosives expert David Niven and Greek patriot Anthony Quinn, especially when it becomes known that there's a traitor in their midst. Resistance leader Irene Papas weeds out the traitor, but there's still those guns to take care of. Filmed on location in Rhodes and distinguished by Oscar-winning special effects, Guns of Navarone (based on Alistair MacLean's best-seller was a major box-office hit of 1961; less successful was the pared-down 1977 sequel, "Force Ten From Navarone." 1961