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The Ghost and the Darkness - Expanded

The Ghost and the Darkness - Expanded

Intrada (Special Collection Vol. 312)

Release Date: April 27, 2015

Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith

Format: CD

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1. COMPLETE SCORE: Opening Title (Tall Grass)* 1:03
2. Train To Catch 2:01
3. First Time** 4:01
4. Over There* 0:56
5. One Shot* 1:34
6. The Claws – Revised [Alternate]* 3:54
7. Mahina's Death [Alternate]* 0:48
8. The Funeral* 0:45
9. The Wall** 1:31
10. Starling's Death [Alternate]* 5:56
11. The Lions Reign 2:39
12. Near Miss* 1:23
13. Prepare For Battle** 4:33
14. You've Been Hit** 3:23
15. Preparations – Revised [Alternate]* 1:38
16. The Trap [Alternate]* 2:00
17. Lions Attack* 5:33
18. The Cave*+ 4:14
19. After You* 0:44
20. The Baboon [Alternate]* 0:41
21. First Kill [Alternate]* 2:44
22. John's Nightmare* 1:23
23. Remington's Death 2:30
24. Final Attack – Revised* 2:49
25. Welcome to Tsavo #2 – Revised** 9:50
26. EXTRAS (UNUSED MIXES & ALTERNATES): Tall Grass [Original]*+ 1:03
27. The Claws – Revised*+ 2:56
28. Mahina's Death [Original]*+ 0:48
29. The Box Car [Unused Insert]*+ 0:29
30. The Box Car [Original]*+ 0:57
31. Near Miss [Alternate]*+ 0:27
32. Stand Off [Original]*+ 2:12
  Disc Time: 77:25

Disc 2: Extras / Original 1996 Album
1. EXTRAS (UNUSED MIXES & ALTERNATES, CONT.): Starling's Death [Original]*+ 5:57
2. The Thicket [Original]*+ 3:29
3. Preparations [Original]*+ 1:34
4. The Trap [Original]*+ 2:00
5. The Baboon [Original]*+ 0:41
6. First Kill [Original]*+ 2:40
7. First Kill [With Extension]*+ 2:38
8. Welcome To Tsavo #2 [Original]+ 2:53
9. ORIGINAL 1996 ALBUM: Theme From The Ghost And The Darkness 2:11
10. The Bridge 4:09
11. Catch A Train 2:02
12. Lions Attack 5:18
13. First Time 2:00
14. Starling's Death 5:57
15. Lions Reign 2:40
16. Preparations 2:46
17. Remington's Death 2:31
18. Prepare For Battle 2:00
19. Final Attack 2:53
20. Welcome To Tsavo 4:59
21. Hamara Haath (“Our Hands Unite”) 3:05
22. Dueling Chants, Part 1: “Jungal Bahar” 3:20
23. Safari Ya Bamba (“Journey To Bamba”) 2:32
24. Terere Obande 2:42
25. Iye Oyeha 2:13
  Total Album Time: 152:35

From the Manufacturer

The 1996 Paramount film The Ghost and the Darkness offered composer Jerry Goldsmith a rare opportunity to write a leitmotif-based score with a variety of themes, motifs and effects.

His main theme is a proud, martial anthem that manages to convey Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson's love for Africa and his dedication to the task of building a bridge. Goldsmith further characterized Patterson's Irish origins with a rhythmic figure inspired by the traditional "Irish Washerwoman" jig. He also composed a hopeful theme for Patterson's relationship with his wife and his yearning to see his newborn son. Goldsmith's music for the predators blends African tribal percussion and vocals into the lion attack scenes, making them part of the landscape and culture of the continent. This just highlights a few of the themes and architecture of Goldsmith's complex score.

With this release, Intrada presents a 2-CD set featuring the complete score and alternates. Goldsmith's complete music from The Ghost and the Darkness, as mixed for the finished picture, plays first on CD 1. It is followed by part 1 of the extras, beginning with alternate and unused mixes. Those continue on CD 2. Because most of the original album mixes are considerably different from their respective film versions and the alternates, and because "Lions Attack" has material composed just for the album, included is the original album program, including the five performances by The Worldbeaters under the supervision of George Acogny.

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