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Limited edition of 5000 copies.
Wow! At last! Mammoth complete presentation of Emmy Award-winning score to epic mini-series from Universal, starring Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss. Legendary tale of Jewish rebels defending fortress against legions of Rome inspires Jerry Goldsmith to create magnificent score full of scope, spectacle. In 1981, Goldsmith re-recorded 38-minutes in London for superb MCA album but curiously omitted his fierce action cues as well as many other sequences. For actual soundtrack, Goldsmith recorded Parts 1 & 2 with 65 players at Universal Studios, then passed baton to Morton Stevens for completion of Parts 3 & 4. Intrada proudly presents every cue recorded for all four parts, mixed in dynamic stereo from 2" 24-track & 1/2" 4-track session masters stored in mint condition at Universal. Everything is included, from largest powerhouse set-piece to smallest Roman fanfare. Each part plays as individual program, introducing unique credit music and new material while working with ideas from previous parts, then concluding with familiar Masada end credits. Highlighting Goldsmith parts are riveting "Burning City", ferocious "The Granary" & "Nothing To Worry About", lengthy "Move On" (heard on LP as "Road To Masada"). Another highlight: Goldsmith offers striking Roman march for trumpets, horns, woodwinds, percussion. Highlighting Stevens portion are powerful "Ram's Head" theme for battering ram plus massive final siege cues. Informative notes by Jon Burlingame compliment exciting package. Jerry Goldsmith conducts Parts 1 & 2, Morton Stevens conducts Parts 3 & 4. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 5000 copies!