Intrada (Special Collection Vol. 223)
Release Date: November 26, 2012
Conducted by Lalo Schifrin
|2.||Coogan's Wild Ride||1:15|
|3.||Capture The Chief||0:49|
|4.||Main Title Part A||0:48|
|5.||Main Title Part B||2:40|
|6.||The Big Apple||1:22|
|8.||Song To Julie||2:13|
|16.||Tell Me About Arizona||3:53|
|17.||"Pigeon-Toed Orange Peel"||4:30|
|19.||"Coogan Raga" and Pushie's Pool||4:34|
|20.||Looking For Jimbo||1:00|
|23.||Ringerman's Chase (continued)||1:31|
|24.||End Title & End Cast||0:50|
|25.||THE EXTRAS: Main Title Part A (Version 1) (Unused)||0:47|
|26.||Main Title Part B (Version 2) (Unused)||0:49|
|27.||Song For Julie (Humming)||1:15|
|28.||Pushie's Pool (Unedited)||0:59|
|29.||Pool Room Source (Unused)||0:41|
|30.||Radio Spot I||0:40|
|31.||Radio Spot II||0:35|
|32.||Radio Spot III||0:10|
|Total Album Time:||56:14|
The overall shape of Lalo Schifrin's score to the 1968 Universal Pictures film Coogan's Bluff is one big arch, similar to what takes place on screen. The music encompasses a variety of idioms from western to eastern, journeying through outdoor desert to the urban sprawl of the Big Apple, through jazz-rockfunk and the underground dance scene right into the sixties counterculture replete with tabla and sitar.
Two dynamic vocal numbers, composed and conducted by Schifrin with full big band accompaniment, get prominent main title credit. Like the film, the score ultimately comes down to an exciting chase, with Schifrin bringing his orchestra back in bravura style. Coogan's Bluff proved to be terrific training ground for Clint Eastwood and Lalo Schifrin, whose Dirty Harry series was on the horizon a few years down the line.
For this album, Intrada was given access to the complete, original 1/2" three-channel stereo scoring session masters, housed in the Universal Pictures vaults in mint condition.
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