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Hud / The Lonely Man

Hud / The Lonely Man

Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies

Kritzerland (KR 20023-8)

Release Date: February 11, 2013

Conducted by Elmer Bernstein / Nathan Van Cleave

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. HUD - FILM VERSION: Prelude
2. Flower Bed
3. Quarantine Sign
4. Lonely Corrals
5. Finale
7. Flower Bed
8. Quarantine Sign
9. Lonely Corrals
10. Finale
11. THE LONELY MAN: Paramount Seal / Prelude / The Lonely Man* (vocals Tennessee Ernie Ford)
12. The Prodigal Father*
13. The Trek Part 1* / Burn and Beware* / The Cold Deck
14. The Trek Part 2*
15. The Trek Part 3*
16. Scorned at the Stable / Hate Makes Him Evil
17. The White Stallion* / Ada's Advice*
18. Losing the Stallion*
19. Signs of Blindness*
20. Still the Boss*
21. The Informer / The Canvas Corral*/ First Fight at the Canvas Corral
22. Something to Think About / Into a Trap
23. Then There Were Two / To the Rescue With Love
24. The Deserted Bonanza
25. Tension at the Bonanza*
26. Death at the Bonanza/Finale*
27. The Lonely Man* (sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford)
28. HUD - BONUS TRACKS: Bonaparte's Retreat (Pee Wee King)
29. One Dozen Roses (Roger Lewis, “Country” Joe Washburn, Dick Jurgens and Walter Donovan)
30. In the Sweet By-and-By (Joseph P. Webster and Sanford Fillmore Bennett)
31. Hud Trailer (William Kraft)
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* Contains "The Lonely Man" by Jack Brooks and Nathan Van Cleave

Elmer Bernstein's score for Hud runs approximately six minutes, making it one of the shortest film scores ever. But what a six minutes it is—in fact, it's perfection and just right for the film. Bernstein recorded his six minutes twice: once with a 12-piece ensemble, and then, a week later, re-orchestrated (by Bob Bain) for three guitars. Presumably the revision was at Director Martin Ritt's request for a smaller and even more intimate sound—which really was the right choice. The music is sparse, yes, but it's potent every time it appears. There's also some source music in the film—car radios, jukeboxes, records.

For this first ever release of the score to Hud, we present not only the film version of the score, but also the alternate version scored for chamber orchestra, as well as some source music cues and Bernstein's work for the trailer. It was a wonderful discovery to find it on the session masters housed in the Paramount vaults, and the tapes were in excellent condition.

In looking for something to pair with Hud, we found a truly beautiful score by Nathan Van Cleave for the 1957 western The Lonely Man. Van Cleave's score is a major discovery, as you'll hear on this CD. Van Cleave had been at Paramount for years, orchestrating some of their biggest hits. But he was also an expert composer, and over the years he turned in wonderful scores.

For The Lonely Man, Van Cleave came up with a beautiful main theme, for which Jack Brooks provided lyrics; Tennessee Ernie Ford sings the song in the film. The score has real depth and its secondary themes are dramatic, elegiac and poignant, giving the film a strong spine. The Lonely Man is a world premiere release on CD and is presented complete from tapes housed in the Paramount vaults. A few cues were taken from the music stem. We hope you'll enjoy discovering this really terrific music.

Hud / The Lonely Man is limited to 1,000 copies only.

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