Intrada (Special Collection Vol. 241)
Release Date: April 29, 2013
Conducted by David Newman
|3.||Reunion, Billy And Preston||1:55|
|9.||In The Bag||4:34|
|13.||Flight To Camp||2:23|
|14.||Brad And Preston||2:34|
|15.||Gates Of Hell||11:18|
|Total Album Time:||57:38|
Fire Birds was David Newman's first full-blooded action film. With only a few weeks to score the movie, Newman began drafting what were to be heavily synthesized cues. Far from a budget limitation, the choice of favoring synthesizers was a popular stylistic one and one fitting technology's importance in the film.
Newman elected to write for hefty band of live brass players as wellfor use in the "rousing," soldierly main theme, as well as for somber and reflective passages and combat material. The main theme, based on a very Americana, three-note leap, soars at sunrise with the Apaches over the "Main Title," and issues an exciting call to arms throughout the score. The main tenets of Newman's score outside the main theme are the plucky training sequencesusing a pizzicato string effect, a gentle pop-flavored romance theme, an icy militaristic idea for the baddie, and the action set pieces. Everything is tied up triumphantly with the noble trumpet theme and a wave of electric guitar in the feel-good final scene.
For this release Intrada presents the complete score in crisp stereo from the original 2-track masters.
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