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Joe Kidd

Joe Kidd

Intrada (Special Collection Vol. 234)

Release Date: January 21, 2013

Conducted by Lalo Schifrin

Format: CD

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1. Main Title 3:10
2. Arrival 1:09
3. Chamas 0:27
4. There Was A Fire 3:25
5. Mitchell 1:08
6. Emilio 2:52
7. Harlan 1:58
8. Manolo 2:08
9. Rita 5:12
10. El Rebano 2:48
11. Lamarr 1:32
12. Jug 6:23
13. El Jay 1:08
14. Out Of Range 1:04
15. We Try, We Fail 0:50
16. Mingo 3:23
17. Point Blank 2:51
18. End Title 1:18
  Total Album Time: 42:46

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The 1972 Universal feature Joe Kidd could be considered Lalo Schifrin's first "traditional" western score, and he approached the assignment with his customary cool confidence. Eschewing the Copland-esque form, he played on Eastwood's "spaghetti" roots and fondness for Ennio Morricone and also introduced a "modern" styling with an array of exotic instruments, including cimbalom and electric guitars, to create a distinctive aural world for the vistas of mountains and deserts.

The final release length of Joe Kidd was a lean, mean 88 minutes, but it is clear that Schifrin composed music for a significantly longer version. The 43 minutes of music on this premiere Intrada CD is a far more satisfying feast than that available in the finished film.

The recording sessions for Joe Kidd were captured on 35mm three-channel magnetic film and transferred onto 1/2″ 15 ips three-channel tape. These three-channel masters were maintained in the Universal vaults in beautiful condition. After BluWave Audio, the sound transfer division of Universal Studios, made digital transfers of each 1/2″ element, we folded them down into two-track stereo and assembled the score in picture sequence.

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