Soundtrack Information

Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies

Kritzerland (KR 20029-4)

Release Date: February 10, 2015

Conducted by Lionel Newman

Format: CD

Music By

Track Listing

1. Figaro - Largo Al Factotum
2. The Box Trick (original unused cue) *
3. The Paper Chase / Marta Marta
4. Una Furtiva Lagrima
5. Truck Race
6. Like A Dream
7. Molte Grazia Katherina (original unused cue) *
8. After the Serenade **
9. Loosen it Up *
10. Coming Back (original unused cue) *
11. The La-La Song *
12. The Swim (original unused cue) *
13. I Have to Train
14. Italian Race
15. The Truth Hurts **
16. Heart to Heart (original unused cue) *
17. Fixing it Up *
18. The Race (original unused cue) *
19. Back in the Race *
20. End Credits
22. Truck Driver Race *
23. Souled on You *
24. Trying So Hard to Love You *
25. Training *
26. The Italian Race *
27. Goodbye Katherina *
28. End Credits (alternate) *
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From the Manufacturer

Track Listing Legend:
* composed by Patrick Williams
** contains music composed by Patrick Williams

Director Peter Yates temp-tracked Breaking Away with classical music while he and his editor were working on the film. Then he brought composer Patrick Williams on board. Williams saw the film with the temp track and told Yates that if that was what he wanted that it was okay with him and Williams would just adapt that music. But Yates, instead, told him to do his thing and perhaps adapt some of the classical bits but also write an original score around them. And that is what Williams did, creating some wonderful dramatic cues in the process.

After the film previewed, Yates ultimately made the decision to go with almost all of his temp track, save for a small amount of the original Williams music. And so, Williams and conductor Lionel Newman convened for a second recording session to record more of his adaptations, and that was that. In the end the score was comprised mostly of music by Gioacchino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn and Friedrich von Flowtow. After the heartbreak of having to replace his original dramatic cues, the irony was, of course, that Williams received an Oscar nomination for Best Music -Original Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score.

For this world premiere CD release, we give you all of the classical pieces that Williams adapted (and adapted superbly), as well as his original score cues, both used and unused. For listening purposes, we've taken the liberty of inserting a handful of Williams' unused cues into the score presentation, because they work so beautifully there. The rest are included in the bonus section.

This release is limited to 1000 copies only.

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