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Rocket Gibraltar

Rocket Gibraltar

Limited Edition of 500 Copies
Intrada (Special Collection Vol. 411)

Release Date: June 26, 2018

Conducted by Andrew Powell

Format: CD

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1. Opening Titles/The Families Arrive 5:17
2. Levi Greets Cy Blue 0:40
3. The Grandchildren Cycle To The Beach 0:40
4. Discovering Rocket Gibraltar 2:17
5. Levi And The Grandchildren At Play On The Beach 1:44
6. Levi Describes A Viking Funeral 1:49
7. The Morning After/Blue And Co. Go To Rocket Gibraltar 1:53
8. Grandpa's Birthday Present 0:59
9. The Naming Of Rocket Gibraltar 0:37
10. Fixing Up Rocket Gibraltar 1:57
11. Rocket And Levi's Model Ship 1:03
12. Levi And Blue's Lunch 1:31
13. Raising The Mast On Rocket Gibraltar 1:08
14. "You Fainted, Grandpa" 0:52
15. "How Long Have I Got, Hank?" 0:47
16. Crow's Voodoo Curveball Is Back 3:07
17. How To Get The Ship To Levi's Party 0:49
18. Levi's Death 0:35
19. Taking Levi To Rocket Gibraltar 2:08
20. Moving Rocket Gibraltar To The Ocean 1:55
21. "Happy Birthday, Grandpa" 1:00
22. Preparing The Pyre/Chase Across The Beach/Levi's Viking Funeral 5:50
23. THE EXTRAS (UNUSED AND ALTERNATE CUES): Opening Titles/The Families Arrive (Alternate) 3:23
24. Aggie Arrives 1:11
25. The Morning After (Alternate)/Blue And Co. Go To Rocket Gibraltar 1:07
26. The Naming Of Rocket Gibraltar (Alternate) 0:38
27. Grandpa "Faints"/ Blue And Dawn To The Rescue 1:14
28. Orson Searches For Crow's Curveball 1:01
29. Levi's Death (Alternate) 0:43
30. Moving Rocket Gibraltar To The Ocean (Alternate) 1:31
31. Chase Across The Beach (Alternate) 1:16
32. Levi's Viking Funeral (Alternate) 2:02
  Total Album Time: 52:44

From the Manufacturer

For the 1988 Columbia Pictures' film Rocket Gibraltar, English composer, arranger, and performer Andrew Powell composed the heartfelt score. Powell chose parts specific to the story's dramatic weave: Levi, the grandchildren, Cy Blue, and the titular skiff, Rocket Gibraltar. The music takes the listener through a sonic journey—with elements of classicism, pop, a little blues, and a bit of sturdy orchestral dissonance. These diverse musical styles help to characterize Levi's various family members and give the film a unique mélange of sonic flavorings. Powell 's score avoids sentimentality by conveying the earnestness that allows what is in fact a pretty ghastly denouement to succeed as a loving gift in honor of the family patriarch.

Produced by Andrew Powell, Intrada is proud to release this score on its 30th anniversary. The project was spearheaded by Peter Hackman, who's passion for this score started when he first saw the film as a child, driving him for 30 years to make sure this score was released on its own for all to hear.

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