Als du Abschied nahmst (West Germany)
Desde que te fuiste (Spain)
Da quando te ne andasti (Italy)
Depuis ton départ (France)
Desde Que Partiste (Brazil) (imdb display title)
A Brigham Young University Film Music Archives Production. All proceeds from this limited edition compact disc go towards the acquisiton, preservation of film music elements and public future releases.
Produced by David O. Selznick in 1944, SINCE YOU WENT AWAY is one of the signature films made during the Second World War. The story of an American family struggling to make do while their husband and father is in the service, the picture is an epic story with dramatic, comedic and searing patriotic moments. Max Steiner's score, for which he won his third Academy Award, is filled with lovely motifs and powerful dramatic climaxes. His development of the material and deft interpolations of patriotic melodies results in a musical fabric that speaks to the heart of the American character.
This 2-CD set presents the complete thematic score to SINCE YOU WENT AWAY, taken from the composer's personal acetates which are preserved in the Max Steiner Collection at Brigham Young University. Recorded at Samuel Goldwyn Studios under optimum conditions, the audio quality is superb. For the most part, the discs were in excellent condition, although a few were actually broken and had to be pieced back together (including, unfortunately, the disc containing the Main Title). The lion's share of the score, we are pleased to say, is in great shape and the 2-CD set concludes with a special suite of themes from the score recorded by studio musical director Lou Forbes for distribution to radio stations. 70 page book with notes by James V. D'Arc, Nathan Platte and Ray Faiola. Discs mastering by Ray Faiola, Chelsea Rialto Studios. Package design by Jim Titus.