One of the most requested soundtracks of the 1980s, Bill Conti’s classic, Academy Award-winning soundtrack receives its world premiere release!
Winner of four Academy Awards, The Right Stuff chronicles the story of the pioneering Mercury astronauts: men named Shepard, Grissom, Glenn, Carpenter, Schirra, Cooper and Slayton, the first Americans to ride a primitive spacecraft solo into a new frontier. Preceding them in the history books was the legendary Chuck Yeager who, far removed from the awesome media spotlight that would focus on the spacemen a decade later, became the first man to break the sound barrier piloting the fabled X-1. Sam Shephard (as Yeager), Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Hershey, Fred Ward and others, in a marvelous ensemble cast, make this sweeping saga funny, touching and bracingly human.
This is the actual album, produced by Bill Conti himself, which was prepared but never released, back in 1983. A genuine classic featuring the kind of themes that film music fans long for.
1. Breaking The Sound Barrier (4:47)
2. Mach I (1:22)
3. Training Hard / Russian Moon (2:18)
4. Tango (2:19)
5. Mach II (1:58)
6. The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You / The Yellow Rose of Texas / Deep In The Heart Of Texas / Dixie (2:49)
7. Yeager and The F104 (2:27)
8. Light This Candle (2:44)
9. Glenn’s Flight (5:08)
10. Daybreak In Space (2:47)
11. Yeager’s Triumph (5:36)
12. The Right Stuff (Single) (3:16)