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Breakheart Pass - Complete Score - Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith√ïs score for Breakheart Pass is as good as it gets.  Goldsmith had worked with director Gries on 100 Rifles and the mini-series QB VII so they knew each other√ïs sensibilities well.  From the first guitar strums of the main title, Goldsmith√ïs score does what all great scores do √ê involves you instantly and sets you up for what√ïs to come.  His theme is addictive and propulsive √ê it literally makes you sit up and take notice.  From there he captures not only the rhythm of the train itself (which is a character in the film), but tender moments, moments of high suspense, character moments, and, of course, the adventure sequences, which no one did better than Goldsmith. 
Breakheart Pass was previously released on CD by La La Land Records.  This release is essentially that album as mastered by James Nelson, with some notable exceptions: In the film, there is a wonderful action sequence towards the end on top of the train.  Goldsmith apparently didn√ït score it, but Gries and his music editor thought music would help there and so two cues were edited together for that sequence (√íRunaway√ì and √íBox Car Fight√ì) and we√ïve recreated that edit for this CD and put it in the proper sequence √ê it plays beautifully with it.  On the previous CD there were two bonus tracks √ê some guitar strums called √íFour Styles√ì and a trumpet cavalry call.  We have left off the cavalry call since it has nothing to do with Jerry Goldsmith or his score.  The four guitar strums are not really germane to anything but we√ïve kept them.  But the biggest difference is the inclusion of a cue that was missing from the previous release.  The hunt for that cue took weeks √ê pulling every tape MGM had and frustratingly not finding it anywhere.  Finally, we decided to pull the D/M/E tracks and that√ïs where we got it from √ê it√ïs a great cue (it√ïs actually the second half of the cue called √íHere They Come√ì) and we√ïre thrilled to finally have it available.  We include it in two forms √ê in the score program as a part two of √íHere They Come.√ì  The √íHere They Come√ì album cue was missing almost fifteen seconds of its electronics at the beginning, so as a bonus we give you the entire cue as it plays in the film, complete from the music track of the D/M/ - (SOLD OUT!)
Track Listing
Breakheart Pass Ð Main Title
Free Ride/Hot Stove
Medical Supplies
The Trestle
On the Move/Runaway
No Word Yet
Night Watch/Help Yourself
Who Are You?
The Casket/Box Car Fight
Make Up Your Mind/Leaving the Fort
A New Friend
Here They Come Part I
Here They Come Part II
Raiding Party
No Entry
Last Battle
Reunited/Breakheart Pass Ð End Credits
Bonus tracks
Here They Come (film version)
Four Styles
End Credits (alternate mix)