48 Hrs. (USA) (original title)
48 Horas (Brazil) (imdb display title)
48 heures (Canada) (French title) / (France)
Nur 48 Stunden (West Germany)
48 Hours (USA) (alternative spelling)
48 ore (Italy)
Forty Eight Hours (USA) (alternative spelling)
Límite 48 horas (Spain)
Yonjuuhachi jikan (Japan)
Limited edition of 5000 copies.
At last! World premiere release of early James Horner score for hit action movie directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy. Long-awaited album features James Horner score (licensed through Paramount Pictures) mastered in dynamic sound from original 1/2" three-track stereo session masters plus all-important songs created for the film by The BusBoys (courtesy of Arista Records, licensed through Sony Music Entertainment) including signature "The Boys Are Back In Town", presented from original 1/4" two-track stereo master elements. In addition, Intrada CD also presents Ira Newborn instrumental ("Torchy's Boogie") heard during famous redneck bar sequence with Murphy posing as the "new sheriff in town". Horner scores for orchestra of strings, harp, keyboards, guitars, harmonica, solo woodwinds, large percussion section including steel drums plus sizeable ensemble of low brass... but tacets trumpets, French horns. Results are aggressive, rhythmic action music with degree of grit, edge. Dan Wallin recording captures every detail with crisp, punchy sound. Twin tubas and quartet of trombones in low register are especially solid! Interestingly, composer keeps them playing in unison & octaves at fortissimo volume throughout, creating thick wall of sound that gives score (along with steel percussion) a unique timbre. James Horner & The BusBoys together earned "Best Music/Score" award from Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Intrada is proud to present this important contribution to cinema music on album at last! Informative notes by John Takis complete exciting package. The BusBoys perform their vocals, Ira Newborn supervises, James Horner conducts his score. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 5000 copies!