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The High Road To China - Limited Expanded Edition

The High Road To China - Limited Expanded Edition

Limited Edition of 1,500 Copies
BSX Records (BSXCD 8864)

Release Date: January 9, 2010

Conducted by John Barry

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. Main Title / Nasty Headache 02:13
2. The Flying Lesson 01:19
3. Look Out Charly / A Hurried Exit 02:11
4. Onto Waziri / Khan 01:29
5. Escape From Waziri / Eve And Struts 03:21
6. Onto India / Arrival In Katmandu / Souls Approaches 04:26
7. The Doorfight / Journey To China / Anymore Surprises / The General's Cannon 06:14
8. You'll Get Your Money / One Eye Open 03:08
9. Raid On Chang's Camp / Finale And End Title 07:25
10. Mohamet's Dance 01:44
11. Waziri Source 02:59
12. Salon Source 00:48
13. Charleston 01:29
14. Love Me Tender 03:58
15. When The Saints Come Marching In 02:16
16. Jeanie 02:25
17. Mill Stream 02:31
18. Revelry 02:15
19. Swinging At The Riverside 01:52
20. Allemande From The Bach French Suite Number #5 In G Major 03:35
21. High Road To China (Suite) 09:30
  Total Album Time: 67:08

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BUYSOUNDTRAX Records present High Road to China, featuring music composed and conducted by John Barry for the 1983 action adventure film directed by Brian G. Hutton (Sol Madrid, Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Heroes), based on a book by Jon Cleary, starring Tom Selleck, Bess Armstrong, Jack Weston, Wilford Brimley, Robert Morley, Cassandra Gava and the great Brian Blessed as the Suleman Khan.

Released in 1983, High Road to China begins in Istanbul, 1920 and tells the story of spoiled heiress Eve Tozer (Bess Armstrong) who has come from London to find her father, Bradley (Wilford Brimley), a brilliant inventor/entrepreneur who has gone missing. The London courts have been convinced by Bradley's former business partner, Bentik, that he is dead and if he can't be located in three weeks, his assets will go to his ex-partner. And these assets include Eve's trust fund and inheritance. Following her father's trail, which leads outside of Istanbul, Eve is forced to hire a down-and-out alcoholic pilot, Patrick O'Malley (Tom Selleck, in his first starring motion picture role) and his partner, Struts (Jack Weston) as they appear to be the only reliable pilots in the whole country. Taking flight in O'Malley's planes, named Dorothy and Lillian (after sisters Dorothy and Lillian Gish, who were popular actresses of the time), the trio travels from Afghanistan, into Nepal, where they cross paths with the Suleman Khan (Brian Blessed) and finally into China, where they must outwit a Chinese warlord. Additional obstacles are thrown in their path by Bentik, who is determined to prevent them from finding Bradley and returning to London in time.

To support the romance and adventure elements of the film, producers Raymond Chow and Fred Weintraub turned to veteran composer John Barry. His music for High Road to China includes an exciting flying motif and a love theme that could only been have been penned by one man, along with the kind of travelogue style music the composer would write for a James Bond film and adaptations of various period source cues indicative of the 1920s.

Previously released twice on compact disc, BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the original motion picture soundtrack to High Road to China, featuring music composed and conducted by John Barry, newly remastered by Digital Outland, correcting the digital anomalies of previous releases and including a specially prepared suite of music from the film.


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