• Obsession - Complete Score - Limited 500 Copies  - Bernard Herrmann
When at last Herrmann returned to his grandly symphonic style for a movie with a major pedigree, 1976s Obsession resounded with more haunted passion than ever before. It was a much movie score as it was Herrmann’s own requiem for an uninhibited scoring style that had become a ghost of itself in Hollywood. He composed a stunning score, filled with powerful themes, ominously underlined by an organ, or a harp, sometimes with abrupt choral flourishes, in eerie evocations of a mystery. He again creates an unusual combination to underscore the drama: a large cathedral organ and tympani as primary musical signature characters, and a small choir of wordless and sighing female voices, horns, winds and strings. The score was nominated for an Oscar for 'Best Original Score' in 1977.
For this special archival edition 2-CD set, Music Box Records has gathered the best sources available to this day in order to present faithfully the original score written by the composer.

CD 1 presents “The Film Score''. With the precious technical assistance of our sound engineer, we did our best to reconstruct and restore the score from the 5.1 Music Stem (courtesy of Sony Pictures) and a safety copy of the original tapes. The result is stunningly convincing. As such, we kindly ask you to listen to our samples and make a decision on the quality yourself.

 
Track Listing
DISC 1 • THE FILM SCORE (Stereo)
1. Main Title (1:58)
2. Opening Party (0:40)
3. Valse Lente (1:33)
4. Kidnap (2:32)
5. Newsboy (1:45)
6. The Tape (0:29)
7. The Ferry (2:42)
8. Hideout (0:46)
9. Breakout (1:34)
10. The Tomb (1:16)
11. Memorial Park (1:19)
12. Sandra (6:44)
13. Sandra Again (0:58)
14. Court Meets Sandra (1:24)
15. The Church (1:26)
16. Bryn Mawr (2:04)
17. Bryn Mawr Walk (1:16)
18. Court's Confession (2:29)
19. Hospital (0:44)
20. Cemetery (1:04)
21. New Orleans (1:54)
22. Walk Down Hallway (1:07)
23. Portrait of Elizabeth (1:49)
24. Memorabilia (2:54)
25. Walk to Church (0:12)
26. Sandra at Monument (2:59)
27. After Dinner (0:46)
28. The Wedding (2:33)
29. The Wedding Part II (1:31)
30. Court, The Morning After (1:33)
31. Court Signs Papers (1:34)
32. Sandra Finds Briefcase (2:25)
33. Court Arrives at Wharf (0:41)
34. LaSalle and Sandra at Airport (2:02)
35. The Plane (2:21)
36. Court Finds LaSalle (2:02)
37. Court and LaSalle Struggle (1:06)
38. Airport (3:50)
BONUS TRACKS
39. Ransom (Unused Cue)* (0:18)
40. Past and Present (Unused Cue)* (0:28)
41. Airport (Alternate)* (3:41)
* not used in film
Disc 1 Time • 74:00

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Obsession - Complete Score - Limited 500 Copies - Bernard Herrmann

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