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Goldsmith at 20th - Vol. 4 - Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies / Tora! Tora! Tora!

Goldsmith at 20th - Vol. 4 - Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies / Tora! Tora! Tora!

Limited Edition of 2,000 Units

La-La Land Records (LLLCD1563)

Release Date: October 12, 2021

Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith

Format: CD

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Disc 1: Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
1. SCORE PRESENTATION (Mono): Ace Eli And Rodger Of The Skies Main Title 2:13
2. A New Plane 4:50
3. No Pony 2:11
4. Packin' Up 3:30
5. Ace Eli Theme 1:06
6. Ace Eli Rag 1:36
7. First Fare 1:17
8. Thrill A Minute 2:06
9. No Escape 1:44
10. Night Talk 1:30
11. An Act Of Frustration 1:37
12. First Flight 3:01
13. No Lover 1:58
14. Final Flight Part I 4:45
15. Final Flight Part II 0:58
16. ADDITIONAL MUSIC (Re-Score and Surviving Stereo): Temp Theme For Ace Eli 1:34
17. Main Title(Who's For Complainin'?)* 2:37
18. Ace Eli And Rodger Of The Skies Main Title 2:14
19. The New Wrinkle 2:18
20. Pig Sloppin' 0:47
21. A New Plane 4:50
22. Packin' Up 3:31
23. Off To Monument 2:27
24. Ace Eli Theme 1:06
25. No Escape 1:44
26. No Pony 2:11
27. Night Talk 1:31
28. Boy Flier (Who's For Complainin'?)* 3:15
29. Rejection Game 2:22
30. Final Flight Part I 4:48
31. Final Flight Part II 0:58
32. End Title (Who's For Complainin'? )* 2:11
  Disc Time: 74:46
Disc 2: Tora! Tora! Tora!
1. SCORE PRESENTATION: Tora! Tora! Tora! Main Title 3:05
2. The Chancellery 1:05
3. Little Hope 1:54
4. Predictions 2:44
5. Disagreement 2:02
6. Imperial Palace 2:30
7. Mt. Niitaka 1:17
8. The Waiting Game 5:48
9. Sunday Morning 2:55
10. The 14th Part 2:40
11. Entr'Acte 1:46
12. Pre-Flight Countdown 2:09
13. On the Way 1:40
14. The Final Message 4:53
15. ADDITIONAL MUSIC: Japanese Military 4:49
16. American Military 1:39
17. Big Band Source 2:25
18. Hawaiian Radio 1:47
19. The Waiting Game (with overlay) 5:50
20. Tora Theme (piano) 1:17
21. Tora Theme (orchestra) 1:42
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Track Listing Legend:
* Composed by Jim Grady
Arranged by Alexander Courage

La-La Land Records and 20th Century Studios proudly present a new collection of classic Jerry Goldsmith scores for film and television composed for 20th Century Fox: Goldsmith at 20th Vol. IV Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies / Tora! Tora! Tora!. Bringing back out-of-print favorites while also debuting previously unreleased music, this collection will feature new authoritative liner notes and unified packaging sure to please avid collectors but also serve as a perfect gateway for listeners experiencing this music for the first time.

Volume IV showcases two more of the composer's original feature film scores this time from two '70s aviation-themed dramas 1973's post WWI father-and-son-barnstorming story Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies, starring Cliff Robertson and Eric Shea, and directed by John Erman, and 1970's Tora! Tora! Tora! the Pearl Harbor docudrama starring Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, E.G. Marshall, So Yamamura and Tatsuya Mihashi, and directed by Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku and Toshio Masuda. While the films are only connected tangentially by the concept of aircraft and pilots, both scores on this 2-CD presentation explore wildly different sonic landscapes and emotions, and both soar as works of musical art.

Ace Eli presents two unique programs The first is the original Goldsmith score in mono, in the film's original sequence. The film was later recut and additional music was written with contributions from Alexander Courage. These cues, and the song "Who's for Complainin'?" are presented in stereo alongside surviving stereo Goldsmith compositions in a sequence closer to the released version.

Tora! Tora! Tora! utilizes the same master as our previous release.

Both previously out-of-print scores return here with all-new art design by Jim Titus and new in-depth liner notes by writer Jeff Bond. The reissue, limited to 2000 units, is produced by Mike Matessino and Neil S. Bulk, with Ace restored, mixed and mastered by Chris Malone and Tora mastered by Dan Hersch and Mike Matessino.

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