Screen Archives Entertainment Screen Archives Entertainment    
   Home  Shipping Rates  Order Info  Contact Us  Links  Change Style
  search tips
   [log in]   [new customer?]  [join mailing list]
 

Site Security
provided by


  

Our Price: $24.95
Bookmark and Share
Label:
Name: FILM SCORE MONTHLY
Number: OOPFSM0808

King Kong (1976)
First Time on CD.
Composed by: John Barry

NEAR MINT - UNSEALED - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE


View CD Page at FSM Site (More Details)

King Kong is one of Hollywood's most legendary creations, from the groundbreaking 1933 original to the highly anticipated Peter Jackson remake. In 1976 producer Dino De Laurentiis struck box-office gold with his own incarnation of the story, starring Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, and a colossal forty-foot model of Kong. The film was a massive production with ambitious special effects.

Scoring the remake of one of the most famous films in Hollywood history was one of the few composers with the clout and talent to forge ahead with his own style: John Barry. The original's Max Steiner had practically invented the film score genre with the project, yet Barry was known for a completely different approach—eschewing "Mickey Mousing" in favor of melody, mood and large-scale symphonic structures.

De Laurentiis had sought out Barry for the composer's romantic touch, and Barry responded by making the centerpiece of his score a gorgeous love theme that evoked the "beauty and the beast" angle of the story rather than the widescale destruction—although Barry's James Bond experience helped in casting the tragedy, menace and suspense with symphonic grandeur. The score produced one of Barry's loveliest themes and is one of his signature works of the '70s, completely different from the Steiner score but with an avid following all its own.

This premiere CD of the 1976 King Kong features the original Reprise Records program of the soundtrack, running 42:30. Although collectors may have acquired a CD of this title on the "Mask" label, that album was an unauthorized edition believed to be mastered from an LP—FSM's release is the first official CD mastered from the original 1/4" stereo album tapes.

King Kong (1976) is an example of a soundtrack where the album rights are held by a different corporate family than that which distributed the film itself; therefore, we are unable to expand or remix the music beyond the original LP edition. We are offering the CD at a lower price ($16.95) as a result, and have made every effort to ensure the best-possible sound. This is, at last, the first authorized CD of one of John Barry's best-known works.

Liner notes are by Barry experts Geoff Leonard, Pete Walker and Stephen Woolston.

track list

    Click on track TIME for MP3 sound clip. Click on track title (selected tracks only) for Real Audio.

    King Kong (1976)

    Music Composed and Conducted by John Barry

  1. The Opening 2:14
  2. Maybe My Luck Has Changed 1:48
  3. Arrival on the Island 2:43
  4. Sacrifice—Hail to the King 7:06
  5. Arthusa 2:18
  6. Full Moon Domain—Beauty Is a Beast 4:22
  7. Breakout to Captivity 4:06
  8. Incomprehensible Captivity 2:52
  9. Kong Hits the Big Apple 2:33
  10. Blackout in New York/How About Buying Me a Drink 3:20
  11. Climb to Skull Island 2:26
  12. The End Is at Hand 1:41
  13. The End 4:24

Total Time: 42:30


Real Audio may be required for audio clips.
Download it for free!
  
Customers who bought this title also bought:
KLIMT (500 EDITION)
$7.95
 
DAVID RAKSIN AT M-G-M
$59.95
 
TWO FOR THE SEESAW (1000 EDITION)
$35.95
 
  
We also recommend:
THE ULTIMATE JOHN BARRY
$17.95
 
MIDNIGHT COWBOY
$10.95
 
PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED: THE DELUXE EDITION
$54.95
 
  
Last Items Viewed:
  
Reviews and Comments: (0)
All times US Eastern   |   login to post your own review or comments.
There are no reviews or comments yet. Log in or register to post your own reviews or comments.
 YOUR CART
  Your cart is empty.
TOP WEEKLY CDS
1 CHINATOWN (EXPANDED)
2 THE GREAT WALDO PEPPER
3 STARSHIP TROOPERS: THE DELUXE EDITION (2 CD / 3000 EDITION)
4 CRACK IN THE WORLD / PHASE IV (1000 EDITION)
5 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (3500 EDITION / 2CD)
6 SPARTACUS: THE COMPLETE ALBUM MASTERS (2000 EDITION)
7 VOLCANO: THE DELUXE EDITION (2000 EDITION)
8 HOMEWARD BOUND II: LOST IN SAN FRANCISCO
9 THE CHAMP
10 LA PASSANTE DU SANS-SOUCI / GARDE A VUE

TOP WEEKLY DVD/BLU-RAY TITLES
1 CAT BALLOU (1965)
2 HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (SCENT OF MYSTERY) BLU-RAY PLUS BONUS SCORE CD
3 GARDEN OF EVIL (1954)
4 HAUNTING OF MORELLA (1990 / 1500 EDITION)
5 I COULD GO ON SINGING (1963)
6 FORCE FIVE (1981 / 1000 EDITION)
7 TRICK OR TREATS (1982 / 1050 EDITION)
8 HARLOCK SPACE PIRATE (2013 / 2 DISC / 2D AND 3D) AUTOGRAPHED / LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER
9 APPASSIONATA (1974)
10 TRAPPED (1981)

 
© 2016 Screen Archives Entertainment