Back To The Future (Expanded 2 CD) [Soundtrack]
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Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Wow! At last! Alan Silvestri's complete orchestral soundtrack for legendary Robert Zemeckis 1985 movie, released by Universal, produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Spectacular 2-CD set offers every cue Silvestri fashioned for landmark movie, presented from complete multi-track scoring session masters. CD 1 features now-iconic score used in movie. (Songs can be found on MCA label release.) But there's more! Many film fans know movie underwent changes in lead actor & serious tone of initial production. Find out now how Silvestri made changes as well! CD 2 presents early sessions featuring entire score Silvestri recorded before re-scoring with now-familiar one. Early version features darker, more serious tone in music than final version. Cool alternate scoring highlight: powerful trombone chords for initial version of Marty arriving in "Peabody Barn". Another powerful highlight: lengthy, intense action music for "George To The Rescue". Highlighting both discs, of course: early and final versions of complete "Clocktower" sequence, a genuine cinema-scoring milestone. Authoritative notes by Michael Matessino on background of production, scoring details, session dates plus great color stills complete package. Both early version and familiar "famous" version of score offer non-stop excitement! Alan Silvestri conducts. Note: While this is a limited release, we don't want anyone to miss out on this important album. For that reason, we are electing not to specify a quantity, but our Agreement allows us to exceed the usual 3000 limit. There should be more than enough to go around! - Douglas Fake, Intrada Producer
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This 2-disc set was a bit pricy for all those short cues, but listening to this soundtrack brings back all the great moments of the film for me. Silvestri created a nice hummable main theme in this film, in comparison to so many action films today, which have no distinguishable themes at all - they tend to be walls of percussion with cliché scoring methods. This is serious film scoring, not a guy at a keyboard with $100,000 sample libraries. Besides the primary ascending theme in "Logo", the secondary inverted theme is even more notable -- you'll hear this in French horn at the beginning of "Lorraine's Bedroom", "1.21 Jigowatts", developed slightly in "Marty's Letter", and blown outta time in "Clocktower"! The brass in "Clocktower" is just as triumphantly scored as the first time we heard the opening notes of Star Wars. The extensive use of the celesta creates a nice air of mystery and suspense, usually combined with harp, piano, and xylophone. At the end of "DeLorean Reveal" I almost hear some Ghostbusters music.
I recently saw Raiders of the Lost Ark as a re-release at the IMAX. The best part of the show was seriously hearing the soundtrack on an IMAX sound system. I would LOVE it if this trilogy was re-released on IMAX to be able to hear these in their enormous splendor.
For an all-cues-inclusive OST like this one, I usually create a [media player] playlist with OST's like this where I'll pull out the oddball, non-descript cues and leave behind the longer more interesting cues. I also take out the jarring stuff if I'm listening while I'm working (writing code).
If You own or are planning on the purchase of any of the bootlegs, STOP! This is the ONE and Only issue that is as complete as complete gets.
He who hesitates... You know the rest. : )