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Fighting Back - 2 x CD Complete Score - Limited 1000 Copies - Piero Piccioni

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Directed by Lewis Teange (Cujo, Cat√ïs Eye, The Jewel of the Nile) in 1982, and produced by Dino de Laurentiis, Fighting Back was based on a true story  of Anthony Imperiale, a Marine Corps veteran who made national headlines  in the late 1960s when he organized citizen patrols in his hometown of  Newark. Starring Tom Skerritt as Joe, the vigilante hero, the film  actually has a payback story of its own - de Laurentiis made the film as  a response to Death Wish II which was produced around the same time.
The music by Piero Piccioni is one of the composer's few Hollywood  engagements and he does not disappoint. The music is a mixture of epic  disco-flavored action cues (The Park Theme), a funky main theme for our  vigilante hero (Joe Theme), mournful music for the people he lost  (Loneliness Theme) and suspenseful stakeout music for the citizen patrol  ("City by Night"). Piccioni's funky/disco flavored approach to the subject  matter is not only appropriate, it's also very engaging to listen to on  its own.  Mastered by Claudio Fuiano from stereo master tapes, the unique assembly of the album first presents all the cues as they are  heard in the film (including edited pieces assembled from multiple  takes) while the rest of the program contains all the music Piccioni recorded for the film, including at least an hours' worth of unused  material. 16-page liner notes by Gergely Hubai discuss the movie and the  score, background info on how the album was produced and a track-by-track rundown for the film cues. 


Track Listing

DISC ONE
The Film score

01. Theme from ÒFighting BackÓ (End Credits) (3:01)
02. Moving Day (1:37)
03. Miscarriage (1:38)
04. Drugstore Robbery (1:22)
05. Nobody Makes Me Move (Part 1) (0:53)
06. Nobody Makes Me Move (Part 2) (0:29)
07. Arson (0:27)
08. Lucky Takes a Shower (Part 1) (1:24)
09. Lucky Takes a Shower (Part 2) (0:34)
10. SomethingÕs Up at the Top Hat (1:32)
11. Top Hat Lounge (0:51)
12. Distracted (0:32)
13. John Mourns Vince (0:52)
14. VinceÕs Funeral (1:24)
15. Cleaning Up the Park (3:17)
The Unused Film Score and Alternates
16. JoeÕs Theme (2:14)
17. A Man and the City (1:51)
18. Loneliness Theme (3:35)
19. In the Morning (1:25)
20. JoeÕs Theme #2 (1:48)
21. The Park Theme (2:51)
22. Patrol (0:54)
23. City by Night (1:55)
24. JoeÕs Theme #3 (1:47)
25. Loneliness Theme #2 (2:48)
26. City Streets (2:15)
27. The Park Theme Slow (3:23)
28. JoeÕs Theme #4 (2:14)
29. A Man and the City #2 (0:50)
30. Patrol #2 (1:54)
31. The Park Theme Strings (1:04)
32. Chase (3:04)
33. City Streets #2 (2:37)
34. The Park Theme #2 (4:49)
35. Loneliness Theme #3 (1:35)
Total Disc Time: 64:48


DISC TWO
The Unused Film Score and Alternates (Cont.)

01. JoeÕs Theme #5 (1:48)
02. A Man and the City #3 (0:58)
03. City by Night #2 (0:56)
04. The Park Theme #3 (4:44)
05. JoeÕs Theme #6 (1:38)
06. City Streets #3 (3:18)
07. Brief Love Moments (0:32)
08. A Man and the City #4 (0:29)
09. In the Morning #2 (1:26)
10. JoeÕs Theme #7 (2:15)
11. The Park Theme #4 (1:22)
12. Loneliness Theme #4 (3:28)
13. Patrol #3 (1:45)
14. A Man and the City #5 (0:29)
15. The Park Theme #5 (4:40)
16. JoeÕs Theme #8 (1:49)
17. City Streets #4 (1:24)
18. Loneliness Theme #5 (3:18)
19. In the Morning #3 (1:02)
20. A Man and the City #6 (0:53)
21. JoeÕs Theme #9 (1:38)
22. The Park Theme Slow #2 (3:15)
23. Brief Love Moments #2 (1:07)
24. Loneliness Theme #6 (3:18)
25. The Park Theme #6 (4:45)
26. A Man and the City #7 (0:58)
27. Joe√ïs Theme  #10 (0:50)
28. In the Morning #4 (1:00)
29. The Park Theme Strings #2 (1:02)
30. Joe Theme Opening (1:04)
31. Chase Variations (4:13)
32. City Streets Jam (0:22)
33. JoeÕs Theme #11 (2:28)
Total Disc Time: 64:17
Total 2CD Time: 2:09:05