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The Runner Stumbles

The Runner Stumbles

Limited Edition of 1,500 Units
BSX Records (BSXCD-8943)

Release Date: February 18, 2014

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. Main Title 1:53
2. When Did She Arrive? / The Tour 4:26
3. Solon Evangelical Methodist 0:26
4. My Rumble Seat Gal 1:04
5. Flowers 1:01
6. Visiting the Webbers 2:55
7. Sister Rita's Idea 0:39
8. What about your responsibility to the Children? 1:25
9. Living Arrangements 2:11
10. Coming in Sisters 3:36
11. Monsignor Nicholson Arrives / I Sleep in the Convent 2:27
12. Do You Want Me to Leave? 1:51
13. I love You Sister 0:45
14. Praying with Erna 1:24
15. The Confessional 0:55
16. Your Sins Are Forgiven 2:58
17. There's Nothing Human About You! 0:53
18. The Letter and the Fire 4:20
19. Rita Declares Her Love for Father Brian 4:40
20. Mrs. Shandig's Confession / Peace Be With You Father / End Credits 6:31
  Total Album Time: 46:20

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BUYSOUNDTRAX Records is releasing the soundtrack for The Runner Stumbles for the first time, featuring music composed by Ernest Gold for the 1979 dramatic film directed by the great Stanley Kramer.

Gold's music is as earnest as the lead characters' compulsion toward doing what is proper, and as passionate as their refusal to deny their feelings for one another. The main theme is treated with sublime elegance and orchestral poignancy. A second recurring theme is the tune introduced in "My Rumble Seat Gal," an authentic-sounding early 20th Century Dixieland-styled song written by Gold with lyrics by Jeanette Keller. As Rivard and Rita's attempts to keep their feelings in check and their behavior proper, the tone of the music turns darker.

The Runner Stumbles was Ernest Gold's last really great dramatic feature film score. Significantly, working with producer/director Stanley Kramer for one last time let Gold return full circle to the kind of music he felt best at.

Mastering by James Nelson at Digital Outland. The booklet includes liner notes by author Randall Larson, including insights from composer Ernest Gold himself, taken from an interview with the composer conducted by Larson towards the end of his career. This release is limited to 1500 units.

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