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BUYSOUNDTRAX Records Presents the original soundtrack to U-Boats: The Wolfpack, featuring music composed and orchestrated by Christopher Young. The album features music composed by Christopher Young as featured in the Midwich Entertainment Productions of Rommel, Secret Weapons of WW2, U-Boats: The Wolf Pack, B-17 The Flying Fortress and Luftwaffe – The Air Weapon and other World War II documentaries. The composer's music was originally used in the theatrical films Wheels of Fire (1984) and Getting Even (1986) and was licensed by producer/director Richard Jones for use with these documentaries.
When it came time to consider the music for these documentaries, producer/director Richard Jones wanted to bring a more filmic and narrative feel to the editing and the music and preferred to buck the trend at the time of using synthesizers for the music and instead have orchestral music in his films. In addition to being a documentary producer, Jones was also a lover of movie soundtracks and he launched Cerberus records in 1979 to release soundtracks on vinyl records.
Like the early work of John Williams bore a similarity to the style of Henry Mancini and early James Horner scoring shared a resemblance with the style of Jerry Goldsmith, so did Young's early work show the influence of Goldsmith as well, which seemed perfectly appropriate to Jones for a series of documentary films about World War II.
Because of the connection to the composer through his record label, Jones was able to license specific tracks from some of the composer's early films that had not seen wide release yet and use them for his documentary films. Like many composers starting out in Hollywood, Young's initial efforts bore the influence of those composers who had sparked his interest in a career composing music for films.
Previously released on compact disc in 1993, this album has been out of circulation for quite some time and difficult to find. It returns to the marketplace with new liner notes written by author Randall Larson, including a new interview with producer/director Richard Jones and the music newly remastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland.
This album is a limited edition release of 1000 units.
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