The 1960 historical film "Spartacus" was directed by Stanley Kubrick with screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on the homonymous novel by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life story of the leader of a slaverevolt in antiquity, Spartacus, and the events of the Third Servile War.
"Spartacus" starred Kirk Douglas in the lead role, Laurence Olivier as the Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus, Peter Ustinov, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus, John Gavin as Julius Caesar, Jean Simmons as Varinia, Charles Laughton as Sempronius Gracchus and Tony Curtis as Antoninus. The film won four Academy Awards. Its original soundtrack, presented here in its entirety, was written by veteran Hollywood composer Alex North.
Includes bonus track
Music composed and conducted by ALEX NORTH
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
Recorded at Samuel Goldwyn Studios, Hollywood, and Universal- International, March 21-23, May 4-5 & 12, June 9-10, and August 5, 1960.
01 OVERTURE (*)
02 MAIN TITLE
03 SPARTACUS√ï LOVE THEME
04 GLADIATORS FIGHT TO THE DEATH
05 BLUE SHADOWS AND PURPLE HILLS
06 HOMEWARD BOUND: ON TO THE SEA / BESIDE THE POOL
07 HOPEFUL PREPARATIONS / VESUVIUS CAMP
01 PRELUDE TO BATTLE: QUIET INTERLUDE / THE FINAL CONFLICT
02 ON TO VESUVIUS: FOREWARD, GLADIATORS / FOREST MEETING
03 OYSTERS AND SNAILS
04 HEADED FOR FREEDOM
05 GOODBYE, MY LIFE, MY LOVE / END TITLE