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What's the Matter with Helen

What's the Matter with Helen

Quartet Records

Release Date: November 20, 2012

Conducted by David Raksin

Format: CD

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1. Main Title (Film Edit) 2:20
2. The Hang Up 0:58
3. A Harrowing Tale 2:05
4. Watching Us 0:45
5. Goody Goody 2:39
6. The Panhandler 0:50
7. Kiss and Prowl 1:01
8. Open Door 0:50
9. No Guy Can 2:01
10. Pushdown 0:44
11. Matt Man 0:55
12. Rid of Him 3:26
13. Gore Blimey 2:31
14. Speak, Spoke, Spike 2:16
15. Goody Goody 2:17
16. Main Title (Uncut Version) 2:59
17. Main Title (Orchestra Overlays) 2:59
  Total Album Time: 31:36

From the Manufacturer

Legendary David Raksin thriller score gets premiere CD release to commemorate the centenary of the composer's birth!

David Raksin's memorable score (featuring ingenious quotations of the chillingly incorporated "Goody, Goody") was previously released on a gray market LP shortly after the film's premiere. The LP had no track titles on it, mixed up the program and had several problems–the most noticeable being a missing saxophone overlay from the main title march!

During our two years' research we managed to put together the most complete and best sounding release possible from the surviving elements, in a true labor of love. The original tapes being largely lost and Raksin's personal copy decidedly useless (as it was fully impaired and was used for audio experiments in sound studios), our only option was to restore several copies of the infamous bootleg LP, incorporating an incomplete music stem in mono, courtesy of MGM, with acceptable quality.

This release may be short but contains over 90 percent of the score in addition to unused cues. Because of its running time and the only possible elements used, we offer the product at a special price.

The CD is accompanied by a generous full color 20-page booklet with a preface by Raksin's archivist Marilee Bradford and further details about the film, the composer and the score by Gergely Hubai (including a track-by-track analysis).

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