Limited Edition of 5,000 Copies
Varese Sarabande (VCL-1109)
Release Date: 2010
Conducted by Alex North
|Disc 1: Spartacus Soundtrack (Stereo)|
|2.||Main Title (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album)||3:17|
|6.||Gladiators Fight to the Death (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album)||2:20|
|8.||On to Vesuvius (a) Forward, Gladiators (b) Forest Meeting (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album)||4:52|
|9.||Oysters and Snails (Film Version)||3:07|
|10.||Hopeful Preparations / Vesuvius Camp (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album)||1:59|
|12.||Blue Shadows and Pruple Hills (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album)||3:11|
|13.||Headed for Freedom (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album)||3:15|
|14.||Homeward Bound (a) On to the Sea (b) Beside the Pool (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album)||6:27|
|18.||Prelude to Battle (a) Quiet Interlude (b) The Final Conflict (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album)||5:11|
|20.||Goodbye, My Life, My Love -- End Title (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album)||4:16|
|21.||Spartacus Love Theme (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album)||2:50|
|22.||BONUS TRACKS: On to the Sea / Infant Burial||3:03|
|23.||BONUS TRACKS: Oysters and Snails / Festival (cues from the original Decca soundtrack album) (Album Version)||3:24|
|Disc 2: Spartacus Complete original Film Soundtrack (Mono)|
|6.||Training the Gladiators||1:29|
|10.||Training the Gladiators #2||0:37|
|13.||Source Music #2||2:36|
|14.||Source Music #1||3:30|
|25.||Oysters and Snail||3:03|
|Disc 3: Spartacus Complete original Film Soundtrack (Mono) (continued)|
|2.||On to the Sea||3:07|
|4.||Beside the Pool||2:28|
|8.||Arrival at the Beach||0:59|
|10.||Sound the Trumpet||0:31|
|12.||Back from the Sea||0:30|
|14.||Camp at Night||2:19|
|20.||I Am Spartacus||3:14|
|21.||Recognition and Crucifixion March||2:46|
|23.||Varinia and Crassus||4:59|
|24.||Fear of Death||3:22|
|25.||Spartacus Defies Crassus||2:17|
|26.||The Last Fight||4:47|
|27.||Final Farewell and End Title||4:17|
|Disc 4: Spartacus Alternate, Unused and Preliminary Cues|
|2.||Main Title (Alternate)||3:33|
|3.||Gladiator Selection (Unused)||2:31|
|4.||Kitchen #1 (Alternate)||1:55|
|5.||On to the Sea (Alternate)||2:58|
|6.||Infant Burial (Alternate)||0:47|
|7.||End of Act I (Alternate)||1:06|
|9.||Sound the Trumpet (Alternate)||0:23|
|11.||Spartacus March (Alternate Ending)||0:18|
|13.||Fear of Death (Alternate)||3:26|
|14.||Training the Gladiators / Painting (Preliminary)||2:45|
|15.||Training the Gladiators (Preliminary)||2:37|
|16.||Training the Gladiators #2 (Preliminary)||0:37|
|20.||Spartacus Love Theme (Preliminary)||3:05|
|21.||Desolation Elegy (Preliminary)||3:29|
|22.||Crucifixion March (Preliminary||2:05|
|Disc 5: Spartacus Love Theme Variations as Interpreted by:|
|5.||Nathan Barr and Lisbeth Scott||5:08|
|11.||The Ramsey Lewis Trio||7:12|
|Disc 6: Spartacus Love Theme Variations as Interpreted by:|
|1.||Bill Evans and Jeremy Steig||5:00|
|10.||John Neufeld and Marty Krystall||4:01|
|11.||Eric Stern, London Symphony Orchestra||4:14|
|Total Album Time:||359:19|
A film music celebration like no other! Never has there been as elaborate a production of a single film score in all of film music history.
Spartacus is here!
6 CDs, 1 DVD, and a deluxe 168-page book!!
Alex North is the father of modern film musican inspiration and a hero to the generations that followed him.
"For those of us coming of age in the 1950s, and seriously interested in film music, Alex North was an inspiration, a role model and a hero. He was then and he remains so today." John Williams
Jerry Goldsmith himself put it very succinctly, when speaking of Alex: "Of all of us, he's the master."
For this international celebration of one of film music's most influential and important giants, Robert Townson is joined by:
Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
and many more!
The enormous boxed set includes:
CD 2 AND 3: The complete original film soundtrack of Spartacus, in astounding monaural sound.
CD 4: A selection of unused and alternate cues from the original film sessions, along with Alex North's original preliminary cue recordings for the film (used for film editing purposes).
CD 5 AND 6: SPARTACUS LOVE THEME AND VARIATIONS, 22 classic and newly recorded interpretations of Alex North's Spartacus Love Theme, featuring Bill Evans, Yusef Lateef, Carlos Santana, Lalo Schifrin, Dave Grusin, Mark Isham, Alexandre Desplat and many others! Newly recorded in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris and Tenerife!
DVD: CONVERSATIONS ON ALEX NORTH'S SPARTACUS. A 96-minute feature documentary on the importance of Alex North and his score for Spartacus, with Alexandre Desplat, Mark Isham, David Newman, Lalo Schifrin, Robert Townson, Brian Tyler, John Williams and Christopher Young. Produced by Robert Townson and Laurent Bouzereau. Also included are two bonus features with Mark Isham and Diego Navarro recording their own Spartacus Love Theme variations.
Produced with the cooperation of Universal Pictures, Universal Special Markets and Geffen Records ... and that's just for the score! This has been years in the works!
This is, by far, the grandest release in Varèse Sarabande's history. "Never have I been more proud of any project with which I have been involved and, frankly, I never dreamed that my promise to Alex, that one day I would restore and release his masterpiece, ever could have resulted in something so grand." Robert Townson Join the celebration!
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