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The Great Smokey Roadblock / The Great Texas Dynamite Chase

The Great Smokey Roadblock / The Great Texas Dynamite Chase

Limited Edition of 1,000 Units
BSX Records (BSXCD-8914)

Release Date: August 6, 2012

Conducted by Craig Safan

Format: CD

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1. THE GREAT SMOKEY ROADBLOCK: Main Title 4:49
2. In The Truck Yard 2:58
3. Beebo's Theme 1:41
4. Beebo Puts His Foot Down 1:17
5. Beebo Drives 0:50
6. I Can't Help It 1:22
7. John And Penelope 2:02
8. Packing Up Eleanor 5:05
9. Troubled Sleep 1:41
10. Whoopsie-Daisy 1:45
11. Convoy To The Roadblock 6:47
12. Good Times, Good Friends 1:05
13. John's Last Run 1:16
14. THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE: Main Title 3:33
15. Late To Work 0:49
16. Candy's Short Fuse 1:59
17. Ellie Jo Hits The Road 1:33
18. Candy Meets Ellie Jo 0:49
19. Duds 2:44
20. Highway Patrollin' 2:51
21. The Woman Behind The Man 2:04
22. Candy Negotiates 3:12
23. Let's Get Rich 1:24
24. Ellie Jo Sets The Charge 1:04
25. New World Bank 0:39
26. Petty Thief 1:18
27. Love Is Good To Me 4:32
28. Greg Stays 1:41
29. The Law 0:43
30. Escape From Del Rio 2:22
31. The Big Getaway 2:13
32. End Credits 1:33
  Total Album Time: 69:41

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BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the world premiere soundtrack release of The Great Smokey Roadblock / The Great Texas Dynamite Chase, featuring music composed by Craig Safan (The Last Starfighter, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Son of the Morning Star) for two genre films from the late 1970s.

To score The Great Smokey Roadblock, composer Craig Safan wrote a score that mixes blue grass, country blues and Coplandesque Americana that paves the way for Elegant John's final run for freedom. One of the highlights of the score is the main title, modeled after Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring. The composer recorded the piece with a string quartet, three woodwinds, horn, trumpet, percussion, bass and piano (which he played himself). The Great Smokey Roadblock also contains one of Safan's favorite compositions, a theme for Beebo, who is characterized by a jaunty sidestepping melody on dobro. For Fonda's character and the dramatic action in the film, the composer takes a more classical approach.

To score The Great Texas Dynamite Chase, composer Craig Safan combined elements of rock, country, blues and Americana to create a unique hybrid score. In addition, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase gave Safan an opportunity to showcase his talents as a songwriter and he provided two songs for the film.

BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the world premiere soundtrack release of The Great Smokey Roadblock / The Great Texas Dynamite Chase, featuring music composed and conducted by Craig Safan, mastered by James Nelson of Digital Outland. The booklet contains liner notes written by noted author Randall D. Larson and includes comments from the composer and producer/director Michael Pressman.

The Great Smokey Roadblock / The Great Texas Dynamite Chase is a limited edition release of 1000 units.

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