Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies
Kritzerland (KR 20024-1)
Release Date: November 20, 2012
Conducted by Lionel Newman
|Disc 1: The Rains of Ranchipur|
|1.||Main Title / Lahore Station|
|2.||Allan and Edwina / Goodnight / Ranchipur|
|3.||En Route / The Palace / The Terrace|
|5.||A Visitor / You're Nice / Fern Inquires /|
|8.||On the Terrace|
|11.||Safti and Edwina|
|14.||Tom and Fern|
|15.||This Means You|
|16.||You Need This Strength|
|20.||Goodbye, Edwina (End Title)|
|21.||Main Title / Lahore Station (stereo)|
|23.||Safti and Edwina (stereo)|
|25.||End Title (stereo excerpt)|
|Disc 2: Seven Cities of Gold / The Blue Angel|
|1.||SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD: Main Title|
|8.||José and Serra|
|15.||Tell Them to Come|
|17.||He Will Choose You|
|18.||At the Mission|
|20.||José and Ula|
|22.||Prayer and Hilltop|
|23.||Death of Ula|
|28.||Señorita Carmelita (source)|
|29.||THE BLUE ANGEL: Main Title—Falling in Love / Germany 1950|
|33.||Botany Field Trip #1 / Absent Minded Professor|
|34.||Strange Awakening / The Kiss|
|36.||Three Years Gone / Return to Lenzburg|
|37.||Botany Field Trip #2|
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Kritzerland is proud to present a new limited edition soundtrackthree great scores on one 2-CD set: The Rains of Ranchipur / Seven Cities of Gold / The Blue Angel with music composed by Hugo Friedhofer.
Hugo Friedhofer could do anything. From noirs, to romance, to fantasy, to drama, to lighter fare, he simply was one of the greatest film composers in history. His work for Twentieth Century Fox was especially impressive and from the mid-1950s to the end of that decade he would deliver one incredible score after another in just about every genre.
Beautifully photographed in Cinemascope and color, The Rains of Ranchipur had Oscar-nominated special effects, and a stunningly beautiful Hugo Friedhofer score, filled with glorious themes, some exotic, some heartbreaking, some majestica true Friedhofer classic. Ranchipur had only about thirteen minutes of its music previously released, in stereo, due to the deterioration of the original mag tracksthat was really all that could be salvaged. Since that release, other sources showed up, and while those were mono, it is finally possible to present almost the entire score completeall that's missing is about seven minutes of cues that are thematically covered in other cues.
For Seven Cities of Gold, once again Hugo Friedhofer provided a score that perfectly captured the drama, the characters, and the flavor of the film. Spanish rhythms, grand themes, and fantastic orchestral colors are the order of the day. Seven Cities of Gold was previously released on Varese Sarabande and has been out of print for some time. For this release, Mike Matessino has completely remixed the score and found two short unreleased cuesthe resulting sound is spectacular in that incredible Fox stereo.
In The Blue Angel, since some of the film takes place in a cabaret nightclub, the film has a few musical numbers and includes the great song, "Falling in Love Again" by Frederick Hollander with English lyrics by Sammy Lerner (used in the original film of The Blue Angel). Friedhofer's actual score is brief (eighteen minutes) and we've included all of it. Naturally, he interpolates "Falling in Love Again," but there's also classic Friedhofer scoring and it's just his usual great work. This is the film score's world premiere release.
The Rains of Ranchipur / Seven Cities of Gold / The Blue Angel is limited to 1,000 copies only.
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