The Big Bus
Film Score Monthly (FSM Vol. 14, No. 1)
Release Date: January 27, 2011
Conducted by David Shire
|2.||The Radiation Room / The Explosion / No Pops, Not Him||4:04|
|3.||The Big Fight||1:37|
|5.||Eye Of The Cyclops / Alex Plants The Bomb||1:44|
|6.||Also Sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss)||1:38|
|7.||Breaking Wind Montage||3:56|
|8.||Dusk Drive By / Camille And Gun||1:20|
|9.||Dan Finds The Bomb / Disarming The Bomb||4:10|
|10.||Bush & Camille & Kurtz & Claude||1:31|
|12.||Claude & Sybil||1:15|
|14.||Kitty In Jeopardy / Kitty, I’m Coming / Dan Rescues Kitty||4:27|
|15.||Faith / You’re Just In Love (Irving Berlin)||1:39|
|18.||Welcome To The Oriental Lounge / Six Months To Live / Doggie Doctor / Wedding March (Mendelssohn) / Tangerine (Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger) (Tommy Joyce Medley) “Tommy Joyce” Special Material Composed By Murphy Dunne||2:38|
|19.||Faith / Everything’s Coming Up Roses (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim)||1:26|
|20.||Air On A G String (J.S. Bach)||2:49|
|21.||L’Inverno—Winter, Op. 8, #4 (Antonio Vivaldi)||2:17|
|Total Album Time:||55:29|
In a year filled with seven other scoring assignments, composer David Shire welcomed the opportunity to write a big, over-the-top orchestral score: "I could pull all the stops out and get as loud and silly as I want to." Featuring an exciting main theme (occasionally propelled by a pounding pop beat) and a noir-ish love theme, the music supports the onscreen parody with an authentic and contemporary adventure score.
This premiere release of the complete score was prepared under the supervision of the composerwho combined certain cues for home listening pleasureand remixed by Martin Erskine from the original 16-track 2" masters.
Informative notes by Scott Bettencourt, Jeff Bond and Alexander Kaplan include excerpts from interviews with Shire and Second City alumnus Murphy Dunne, whose outrageous portrayal of lounge singer Tommy Joyce is a comic highlight of the film. Bonus tracks include Dunne's performance, source cues and alternates.
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