Chris' Soundtrack Corner
Ennio Morricone 1928-2020
Chris' Soundtrack Corner
  Top » Catalog » Buysoundtrax » Dragon's Domain Records DDR-695 My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  My Wishlist  |  Checkout   
Genre
Blaxploitation
Dario Argento
Game Soundtracks
Italian Peplum
Italian Western
James Bond
Pinky Violence/Yakuza
Poliziotteschi
Western
SALE
Actors
Alain Delon
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bruce Willis
Bud Spencer
Charles Bronson
Clint Eastwood
Dolph Lundgren
Frank Sinatra
Humphrey Bogart
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Paul Belmondo
John Wayne
Louis de Funès
Steve McQueen
Sylvester Stallone
Terence Hill
Specials
Vinyl LPs
Chris' Soundtrack Corner
Spanish CDs
French CDs
Korean CDs
Japanese CDs
Rare/OOP
one-of-a-kind CDs

All CDs
Labels
Aleph (Lalo Schifrin)
Beat Records
Buysoundtrax
BYU
CAM
Cinéfonia Records
Cinevox
Citadel
Colosseum
Dagored
DigitMovies
Disques CinéMusique
DRG
Easy Tempo
Film Score Monthly
fin de siècle media
GDM
Harkit
Hexacord
Intrada
JOS Records
La-La Land
Legend
Mellowdrama
Michael J. Lewis Promos
Monstrous Movie Music
Numenorean Music
Percepto
Perseverance
Playtime
Prometheus
Rai Trade
RCA
RCA Spain
Retrograde
SAE
Saimel
ScreenTrax
Silva Screen
Tadlow Music
Tiliqua Records
Universal France
Varèse Sarabande
Varèse Sarabande Club
Warner
More Labels
Alhambra
All Score Media
Bear Family Records
Caldera Records
Cometa
Dutton Vocalion
EdiPan
Hitchcock Media
Hollywood Records
Howlin' Wolf Records
Image Music
Königskinder
Kritzerland
Kronos Records
Label "X"
Lakeshore
Mask
Movie Score Media
Music Box Records
Network
New Line Records
Quartet Records
Rosetta Records
Southern Cross/Didgeridoo
Spheris Records
Sugar Music
Trunk Records
Information
Statement
Shipping Charges
Terms of Use
Legal Notice
Contact Us
 

The Paul Chihara Collection Volume 4: Death Race 2000 (Paul Chihara)

22.95 EUR  
  The Paul Chihara Collection Volume 4: Death Race 2000 - Paul Chihara - soundtrack (CD)
 

Paul Chihara

 
  Dragon's Domain Records DDR-695 | Format CD | Year 2020
 

Dragon's Domain Records presents the PAUL CHIHARA COLLECTION, VOLUME 4, featuring music composed, and produced for three films by Paul Chihara (PRINCE OF THE CITY, CHINA BEACH) from his lengthy filmography.

Composer Paul Chihara has had one foot in film scoring (having composed scores for over 90 motion pictures and television series) and the other in concert music for more than 45 years. Among his efforts in Hollywood film scoring are the three films that make up this fourth collection of Chihara's film music, which are presented here on CD for the first time.

Based on a short story by Ib Melchior, DEATH RACE 2000 takes place in a dystopian American society in the year 2000, where the Transcontinental Road Race has become a form of national entertainment to pacify the masses and keep them from paying attention to the current totalitarian regime that the United States government has become. The government has created the race, where a group of drivers race across the country in their high-powered cars, while the race has become infamous for the violence, gore, and innocent pedestrians being struck and killed for bonus points. A resistance group led by a descendant of the American Revolutionary War hero Thomas Paine plans to rebel against the regime, led by a man known only as Mr. President, by sabotaging the race, killing most of the drivers, and taking Frankenstein hostage as leverage against the President.

At the time the film was being made, Paul Chihara had been working as a Professor of Music at UCLA, where in the 1970s he developed one of the first electronic music studios. At the same time, he became one of Zubin Mehta's advisors, working with him and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. DEATH RACE 2000 would become his first step on the road to Hollywood. After receiving a phone call from Roger Corman's secretary asking to speak to him, Chihara presented himself at Corman's office as one of his own graduate students and convinced the legendary producer that he could create not only the electronic effects for the film but the entire score as well. In the space of three weeks or so, Chihara created a score that was half analog electronic music and half classical string trio with saxophone.

While the original recordings for the DEATH RACE 2000 score have been lost to time, Paul Chihara has recreated the score quite authentically for this CD release. Chihara recreated the sound of the original score by using exactly the same ensemble he had for the original, from the analog synths to the live ensemble.

Released in 1984, and based on Mario Monicelli's 1960 Italian comedy, BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET, CRACKERS stars Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn and Larry Riley in a story about a group of inept safecrackers in San Francisco. Garvey (Warden) works in a San Francisco pawn shop. His friends Dillard (Penn), Turtle (Shawn), and Weslake (Shawn), team up with Boardwalk (Riley), a local pimp, to break into Garvey's shop while the owner is out of town. Director Louis Malle had originally hired a composer in New York, where he was hoping to do the post-production. But Universal frowned on his selection and insisted Malle use a composer from their stable in Hollywood. Chihara was their newest composer hire, and he was sent to Malle to compose the film's score. Rather than giving CRACKERS a thematic score, Chihara ended up composing more of an environmental score, creating the mood and the sound of the city through music that could both serve as source music and could also accommodate drama when necessary.

Written and directed by Amos Kollek (SUE, FAST FOOD FAST WOMEN, RESTLESS), FOREVER, LULU (aka CRAZY STREETS on DVD) starred Hanna Schygulla, Debbie Harry, and Alec Baldwin in his first film role, and the film tells the story of a would-be novelist (Schygulla) who gets involved with violent underworld crime elements in New York City and becomes a target, with a few insignificant confrontations with the titular Lulu (Harry) as she wanders aimlessly throughout the city. Like San Francisco in CRACKERS, Chihara builds his score around the New York City environment, with a number of tangos, rags, and dance numbers reflecting both the city and the characters that exist within its milieu.

Dragon's Domain Records is excited to bring Paul Chihara's music for DEATH RACE 2000, CRACKERS and FOREVER, LULU to compact disc for the first time on THE PAUL CHIHARA COLLECTION, VOLUME 4, mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland with exclusive liner notes by author Randall D. Larson, including the participation of the composer.


- BSX


  Track listing:

DEATH RACE 2000 (1975)
(Newly Recorded from the Original Score)
 
01 Mister President (1:36)
02 Death Fugue (1:25)
03 Wendy's Theme (2:17)
04 Fight Scene (3:21)
05 Frankie and Annie (1:50)
06 Hand Grenade (1:17)
07 Love In The Afternoon (3:08)
 
 
CRACKERS (1984)
(Original Score)
 
08 Maria Plastik (0:58)
09 Sexy Sax (0:25)
10 Susie Plastik (1:00)
11 Tenderloin Romance (1:05)
12 Hesitation Rag (1:11)
13 Sexy Susie Plastik (1:00)
14 Cute (2:26)
15 Nasty Harmonica (0:44)
16 Frisco Low Life (2:04)
17 Penny Market Street (2:02)
18 Down Low Lolita (3:28)
19 Let's Live Once (3:17)
20 Sean Cool (2:41)
21 Let's Go! (0:25)
22 Nasty Hustle (2:50)
23 Crackers End Credit (1:43)
24 Romance Down Under (Source Cue) (3:01)
 
 
FOREVER, LULU (1987)
(Original Score)
 
25 Forever, Lulu Main Title (2:40)
26 Struttin' It! (2:02)
27 Lulu's Back (1:21)
28 Lulu's Tango (0:28)
29 High Romance (1:28)
30 Go For It (0:59)
31 Sultry Latin (1:38)
32 The Lulu Rag (2:01)
33 Tango 2 (2:33)
34 Small Talk (0:59)
35 Dance Time (0:49)
36 Dark Tango (1:25)
37 Black and Blues (1:26)
38 Lost Albinoni (2:53)
39 Hit It! (0:23)
40 Dreams (1:47)
41 Tango On! (Reprise) (1:16)
42 End Credit Lulu's Rag (3:07)
 
Customers who bought this product also purchased
The Light At The Edge Of The World
The Light At The Edge Of The World
Casper (2CD)
Casper (2CD)
Mr. Mom
Mr. Mom
Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years Vol. 1 (Perry Mason / Playhouse 90 / Lineup)
Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years Vol. 1 (Perry Mason / Playhouse 90 / Lineup)
Lo Strano Vizio Della Signora Wardh
Lo Strano Vizio Della Signora Wardh
The Running Man: The Deluxe Edition
The Running Man: The Deluxe Edition
2019 Dopo La Caduta Di New York
2019 Dopo La Caduta Di New York
Stay Tuned
Stay Tuned
Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
Shopping Cart more
0 items
All orders over 100.00 EUR receive FREE shipping within Germany.
Composers
New CDs more
Duello Nel Texas
Duello Nel Texas
29.95 EUR
Languages
English Deutsch
Currencies
Composer
Paul Chihara
We accept

Copyright © 2018 osCommerce
Powered by osCommerce
4.4.9