Intrada (Special Collection Vol. 293)
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Conducted by Elmer Bernstein
|3.||Memories Of Steve||0:28|
|4.||First Night, First Prize||0:29|
|6.||The Dance Club||1:25|
|7.||The Upper Field||0:45|
|8.||Phonograph Record No. 1||0:46|
|9.||Phonograph Record No. 2||1:08|
|10.||The Silver Bracelet||0:40|
|12.||Jacko To Stable||0:31|
|13.||Sandy Is Dead||2:24|
|17.||Jacko Pursues Sarah||1:12|
|19.||Field And Clay Pit||3:55|
|Total Album Time:||28:11|
The 1971 Columbia thriller See No Evil pits a blind woman against a savage killer. The film is spotted very sparingly, allowing many tense scenes to play out unscored. Even within composer Elmer Bernstein's cues the music is often made more powerful by being silent. Chamber music textures abound throughout the orchestration. Bernstein's use of strings, alto flute, piano, electric guitar, forceful trombone octaves, bass clarinet, glittering glockenspiel, brittle xylophone, clarinet doubled two octaves higher by piccolo are colors carefully calculated to make the most impact but often with the least "noise.' Everything in this concise-but-superb score has its point.
For this premiere release of Elmer Bernstein's complete soundtrack (the third and final score commissioned for the film), Intrada fortunately was able to locate the two-track stereo session masters, recorded and mixed by Richard Lewzey at Cine-Tele Sound Studios (CTS) in London in July 1971. For decades these tapes appeared to have been lost but, in fact, they survived in full stereo and in beautiful condition, with every cue presentincluding Bernstein's three brief original source music cues.
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