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The Split

The Split

Limited Edition of 1,500 Copies
Film Score Monthly (FSMCD Vol. 12 No. 13)

Release Date: June 29, 2009

Format: DDD

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Track Listing

1. Main Title (Sung by Billy Preston) 03:06
2. Itís Just a Game, Love (Sung by Arthur Prysock) 04:34
3. Funny Money / What the Hell 04:40
4. Kifka Car Caper 03:03
5. A Good Womanís Love (Sung by Sheb Wooley) 02:46
6. Pussy Safe Negli / Half a Million Dollars / Itís Just a Game, Love (Sung by Clydie King and Billy Preston) 05:49
7. Kifka, My Driver 01:45
8. Night Headlights 02:27
9. Hot Meter 03:52
10. Eleven OíClock Time / Q.J. March / Frantic Fans / Letís Go 11:21
11. Clingerís Waiting 00:59
12. Celebration (Sung by John Wesley) 01:33
13. Two People, Two Rents 01:08
14. Drawer Fulla Money 01:13
15. Fine Dead Lady 03:12
16. Pull the String / Drag Him Over, Escape 05:49
17. Shook Up Fuzz / Mac Letís Talk 06:13
18. Itís Over / Airport / End Title Card 03:29
19. Main Title (alternate) (Sung by Arthur Prysock) 02:20
20. End Title (alternate) (Sung by Arthur Prysock) 00:52
  Total Album Time: 70:11

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Quincy Jones has transcended his one-time occupation as a film composer through his diverse pursuits in jazz, film and media–he is a bona fide celebrity and one of the most important personalities in popular music. So it is only natural that his impact on film is often overlooked–but in the late 1960s and early '70s, he was one of the hottest composers going, with a jazzy and modern style that elevated such important pictures as The Pawnbroker, In Cold Blood and In the Heat of the Night, and also worked wonderfully on lesser-known and genre projects.

One such film was The Split (1968). Urban settings (with their racial implications) brought out some of his most dynamic work, and The Split is a pulsating, funky and tuneful score with a riveting array of jazz and modernist effects. It is Jones in full-fledged They Call Me Mr. Tibbs! territory–angular, funky and irresistible, with several vocal source and score cues to boot.

FSM's premiere CD of the complete score to The Split is mastered from the original 1/2" three-track stereo masters for excellent sound quality. The copious liner notes by Scott Bettencourt and Alexander Kaplan give a thorough background on the literary world of Richard Stark (a pseudonym for Donald E. Westlake) and this film adaptation.

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