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North Dallas Forty

North Dallas Forty

Limited Edition of 2,000 Copies
Film Score Monthly (Vol. 13, No. 17 )

Release Date: November 15, 2010

Conducted by John Scott

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. Main Title 03:18
2. Weight Room (Revised) 01:10
3. Phil And Joanne 01:44
4. Stallings (Revised Version) / Phil Gets Floored / Break In 02:06
5. Jo Bob's Jock Strap (Revised) 01:33
6. Weight Room (Original) 01:14
7. Night Of Pain 03:55
8. Full Speed 01:46
9. Can I Count On You, Phil? 00:42
10. Phil's Horse Ranch 01:59
11. Something Special In Chicago 01:54
12. Brand New Knee 02:15
13. Pre-Game Tensions 04:45
14. Let's Go Kill 00:53
15. Break His Leg If You Have To / Delma Gets Hit 02:17
16. Double Play / Phil's Catch 01:42
17. Hartman Fumbles 00:57
18. Phil And Delma 00:56
19. Because I Care About You (Revised) 00:52
20. End Credits 02:45
21. Main Title (Alternate, End Credits Film Edit) 02:26
22. Not Just A Game Of Football / Limousine 00:26
23. You Can't Sleep Here 03:02
24. Breakfast With Joanne 00:58
25. Stallings (Original) / Stallings (Revised, Alternate) / Phil Gets Floored (Original) 01:25
26. Jo Bob's Jock Strap (Original) 01:30
27. Weight Room (Intermediate) 01:08
28. Night Of Pain (Alternate) 03:54
29. Delma Gets Hit (Alternate) 00:53
30. Because I Care About You (Original) 00:51
31. End Credits (Alternate) 02:44
32. Main Title (Alternate, Unabridged) 03:16
  Total Album Time: 61:16

From the Manufacturer

British composer John Scott renewed his association with director Ted Kotcheff to provide a terrific score for North Dallas Forty, balancing personal, intimate music with dramatic sports energy. The music draws on the composer's jazz background (as a prominent session player in the '60s) but grounds it in a classical approach. The main theme is a flexible, bluesy melody which is tender and mellow when it accompanies the movie's more emotional moments, and haunting and eerie as it underscores the physical and emotional damage incurred by the players. By contrast, some of the football scenes feature a type of tuneful, disco-orchestral fusion (common to sports broadcasting of the era), while others underscore the violence, drama, celebration and heartbreak of the sport.

The 20-page booklet includes a personal reminiscence from composer Scott plus informative notes about the film and score by Andy Dursin (incorporating further quotes from Scott). Numerous film stills and the customary track-by-track analysis of each cue complete the package.

This premiere release of John Scott's complete score for North Dallas Forty has been newly remixed and mastered from the original 2" 16-track recordings for sterling sound quality. The extensive bonus section features numerous unused cues and alternates.

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