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Escape from the Dark

Escape from the Dark

Limited Edition of 1,000 Units

Quartet Records

Release Date: November 2013

Conducted by Ron Goodwin

Performed by
The Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. Main Title / Children's Theme 5:20
2. Miner's Theme / Children at Play / Lord Harrogate's Theme 1:50
3. Lullaby 1:48
4. Alice in Disguise / Dream Sequence 2:16
5. Alice in Tears / Suspense Theme / Children's Theme 3:18
6. Starting the Engine / Descent Into the Mine 3:08
7. Lost In the Mine / Escape From the Dark 1:42
8. Operation Pony Rescue 1:37
9. The Children Round Up the Ponies 2:04
10. Rescue Plan Foiled! 1:45
11. The Miners Support the Children 2:55
12. Miners Defeated Into Desaster at the Pit 3:20
13. Search for Missing Miners 2:29
14. Requiem for Flash / The Pony / As Miners Are Rescued 1:07
15. The Village Band Marches to Tea Party 0:51
16. Village Band at the Tea Party 1:57
17. Main Title (Reprise) / End Title 2:34
  Total Album Time: 40:01

From the Manufacturer

Quartet Records, in collaboration with Capitol Records, presents the premiere CD release of the innovative Ron Goodwin score for the Disney production Escape from the Dark (aka The Littlest Horse Thieves).

Escape from the Dark is unique in Goodwin's output (and perhaps in all film music) because it is written entirely for brass band—no strings or woodwinds, and rather limited percussion. The music was performed by one of the most distinguished brass bands in South Yorkshire: The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, under Goodwin's baton.

The album of Escape from the Dark was released on LP, concurrently with the film, by EMI in the UK, and was one of the very few scores for a live-action Disney movie ever released. The album included the original recording made at Anvil Studio (not a re-recording, as was usual in those days), and, curiously, included not only the complete score, but some cues that were not used in the final cut of the movie. Our CD is mastered from the original 2-track stereo tapes stored in the EMI vaults at Abbey Road, and the package includes an 8-page booklet with liner notes by Frank K. DeWald.

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