Intrada (Intrada Special Collection Vol. 239)
Release Date: March 18, 2013
Conducted by Bill Conti
Average Rating: 5 stars (1 user)
|7.||Music Of The Night||2:12|
|9.||Welcome To Rainford||1:14|
|10.||Vow For Revenge||1:03|
|11.||It Was An Accident||0:49|
|12.||They Got Me||4:24|
|14.||New Barn Boss||0:49|
|17.||After The Rape||0:41|
|21.||Calm Before The Storm||6:23|
|22.||Redemption And Credits||5:26|
|23.||THE EXTRAS: New Barn Boss (Alternate)||0:50|
|25.||Country Slammer #1 (Unused)||1:54|
|26.||Country Slammer #2 (Unused)||2:12|
|Total Album Time:||64:00|
Despite the brutal violence of the major set-pieces in the 1983 film Bad Boys starring Sean Penn (as Mick), composer Bill Conti took pains to emphasize the film's humane side in his score, building around a gentle main theme that serves as the love theme and as a musical reflection of Mick's humanity as well as his potential for redemption.
There are four facets to the score, of which the largest in impact is the austere, clinical sound of high woodwind harmonies, dominated by clarinet choir. A second orchestral device features piano and strings playing the warm and tender love theme. The third features suspense and dramatic action material, while the fourth layer of music is that of Chicago and her streets at night where the story begins. Conti scores for full orchestra, but primarily uses strings, piano and percussion for the love theme, woodwinds for the correctional facility, and strings, woodwinds and French horn for the action. He reserves full brass for his sizzling source music. When heard as one lengthy work, the shades of excitement, color, subtlety and drama are impressive.
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