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First Blood: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Home Coming
  2. Escape Route
  3. First Blood
  4. The Tunnel
  5. Hanging On
  6. Mountain Hunt
  7. My Town
  8. The Razor
  9. No Power
  10. Over The Cliff
  11. It's A Long Road(Instrumental)
  12. It's A Long Road(Theme From First Blood) - Dan Hill


Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 24, 1992)
  • Original Release Date: October 22, 1982
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Intrada
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • ASIN: B000000O7F
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #511,386 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
Jerry Goldsmith reached his apex in scoring with the music for First Blood, the first of the Rambo films. Goldsmith uses a very large orchestra to capture the ever-chaning moods of the film, and does so with a superb mix of bombast and tenderness.
The main theme is rendered in the opening and closing numbers, Homecoming and It's A Long Road. The open captures Rambo's sense of hope at meeting a long-lost comrade. The close summarizes the final purge of bitterness from Rambo.
In between are many stellar numbers. Goldsmith exacts tremendous virtuoso playing, at times mixing glissandi, multinote intervals, and every other classification of music one can think off to extract the maximum power. It can be breathtaking listening to such cues as the musical chaos of The Tunnel, the savagery of The Razor, and the sheer terror of Hanging On and Over The Cliff.
And then there is tenderness, drawn from the opening half of Mountain Hunt, and from My Town - capturing the sense of failure of Rambo having found that his close friend has died.
Soundtracks don't get better than First Blood. It is a true musical classic.
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This soundtrack (although too short) is too cool for words. I was so much in love with this when I first bought it that I never thot about buying the score to the sequel because I was too busy listening to this over and over.
The main theme is empathic and patriotic and makes us feel what Rambo is feeling, which is sadness and despair. The action tracks are red hot. "The Razor" is amazing and builds up to a powerful and pressurized explosion of fury as Rambo lays waste to the cops. Other notable tracks are "Over the Cliff" and "Hanging On". This is a CD filled (but not full enough) of action and adventure that will surely excite you. This is very much deserving of 5 stars.
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By A Customer on September 30, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Jerry Goldsmith is argueibly the best movie composer there is!He made First Blood perfect!The movie was very good but Jerry Goldsmith made it even better with this outstanding score!Every single song is amazingly beautiful and the Long Road song by Dan Hill is a true classic!In MY opinion this is one of Goldsmith`s best of all time soundtracks!This cd is pricesless!There is nothing else like this!
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By A Customer on November 25, 1998
Format: Audio CD
The early 1980s were pretty much the birthing zone of the high-octane action-adventure films that Hollywood and audiences across the world so dearly love; you know, the ones where ultra-violence and senseless brutality tend to reign over character and story. Not so with FIRST BLOOD; as the initial entry of the RAMBO series of films, Jerry Goldsmith's score is the essential hallmark of adventure movies. In this score, you'll find the mandatory action cues--and who does these better than Goldsmith, anyway?--accompanied by some rather soulful, almost mourning touches. Goldsmith makes good use of synthesizers here, but doesn't neglect what sounds like a 100-piece orchestra. Violins soar, basses thrum, and brass trumpets atop a storm of percussion. Best utilized is the fluting trumpets that give Rambo his musical soul. If you're a Goldsmith fan in particular or just a soundtrack buff in general, this is one score you should add to your collection, because man, it's a keeper
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