Limited edition of 3000 copies.
Fimucité 9 begins in Tenerife this week and we are so excited to celebrate the occasion with this special 2 CD release of one of the festival's greatest film music concerts. In 2012 Fimucité was selected as the location for the official Universal Pictures 100th Anniversary concert celebrating the studio's illustrious history of great film music. We don't cover all 100 years in the concert but our program does span 81 years of Universal Studios. The earliest music you'll hear is from Bernhard Kaun's 1931 Frankenstein, which starred Boris Karloff as the monster, and from just four months before the concert took place we have John Powell's The Lorax.
Almost everything was a world premiere concert performance! The audience in Tenerife got to hear pieces you never thought you would ever hear live! Music from Field of Dreams, Meet Joe Black, Cape Fear, Airport, The Wolfman, Fried Green Tomatoes, An American Tail, Far And Away, The Mummy … classics like To Kill A Mockingbird, Back To The Future Part III, E.T., Conan: The Barbarian, Dracula, Love Actually, Backdraft, On Golden Pond, A Beautiful Mind … all were brilliantly and beautifully performed by the great Diego Navarro conducting the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Tenerife Film Choir, with an amazing group of soloists. This concert was an epic, and truly historic. We started the show with Brian Tyler's special centennial version of Jerry Goldsmith's famous Universal Pictures Fanfare, in an expanded concert arrangement for orchestra and choir! What an opening! Our Dracula is a special concert version, with revisions made by John Williams himself!
To add even more iconic Universal Pictures scores, we've included a special Bonus Tracks section featuring Universal classics that have been performed in past Fimucité concerts including Alex North's Spartacus, John Williams' Jaws, Jurassic Park and Schindler's List, John Barry's Out of Africa and James Newton Howard's King Kong.
Finishing this CD in the days following the tragic death of James Horner reminded us how important he was to this studio as we featured over twenty minutes of the composer's music in this concert, including Field of Dreams, An American Tail and A Beautiful Mind.
Two hours of music, with extensive liner notes by producer Robert Townson, President of Film Music for Universal Pictures Mike Knobloch and conductor Diego Navarro, with photos from the films and the concert.
This was a night not to be missed, but it took place in the Canary Islands, so many could not make it. Finally you can hear this acclaimed concert from 2012 that combines the magic of Universal Pictures with the magic of Fimucité.
- Varese Sarabande