GER Soundtracks are pleased to announce the highly anticipated re-release of the critically-acclaimed soundtrack for the mid-80s action/adventure TV series, 'Airwolf', via new, digitally re-mastered & re-mixed release from both Apple iTunes Store and Pinnacle-Digital with a launch date of 3rd December, 2007.
Containing 25 tracks based on the episodic score for the original TV series about a high-tech, covert helicopter and its reclusive pilot, the 'Airwolf Themes' soundtrack captures the diversity of the music on the show, from the majestic character-driven orchestral themes to the melodic synth-based themes for its exciting, aerial action sequences.
The 'Airwolf Themes' soundtrack has also become hugely collectible amongst television fans and the soundtrack community, in general selling for upwards of $981 (a world record for a television soundtrack) on eBay in recent years, with the majority of original 2CD sets now selling for between $300 - $600.
An interesting fact with this release is that the majority of the tracks were arranged by ear by its Northern Ireland-based creator (and Airwolf 'SuperFan') Mark J. Cairns. The original release' Special Bonus CD No.2 was created by original primary composer, Sylvester Levay who revisited his orchestral pieces from the show via new recordings using the 80-piece Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Sound engineering was produced with Bernie Grundman Studios in Los Angeles (who produced Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' and 'Bad' recordings in the 1980s).
A sequel 'Airwolf Themes' soundtrack is currently in production and will be released in late 2008.
AIRWOLF: THE SERIES
Unlike other action/adventure shows of its day, Airwolf was unique in that the original composers, Sylvester Levay and Udi Harpaz chose to take a memorable 'tune-of-the-week' approach to their scoring - unlike many other shows that took a monotonous background score direction – the climax of each episode being a rendition of Levay's memorable main theme for the star helicopter's aerial battle sequences, adding greatly to its blackbird of death amalgam of 'Lone Ranger, Mighty Mouse and God' ethos.
Digital Downloads Release Date: 3rd December, 2007
Territory: Worldwide distribution release
Catalogue No: GERCD3
Licensed from: NBC-Universal
30-sec MP3 teasers at: www.airwolfthemes.com
- 25 tracks (22 by Mark J.Cairns, 3 by Sylvester Levay)
- Original 2CD Special Limited Edition Release date: 1999
- Original 2CD Special Limited Edition cost: $60
- Sold to 42 countries originally
- Highly collectible soundtrack selling for up to $981 on eBay.
- Airwolf series starred Jan-Michael Vincent and veteran actor, Ernest Borgnine and aired from 1984-1986