Alex North√ïs complete original soundtrack to the 1961 John Houston film "The Misfits". It was written by Arthur Miller, and starred Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift, marking the final film appearance for both Gable (who died shortly after the movie was completed) and Monroe (who would die the following year).
The plot centers around a recently divorced woman (Monroe) and her time spent with a cowboy (Gable) and his rodeo-riding friend (Clift) in the Western Nevada desert in the 1960s. Although it was a commercial failure at the time of its release, "The Misfits" received positive critical comments for its script and performances, and is highly regarded today.
As a bonus, we have added the music composed by Alex North for the 1951 film "A Streetcar Named Desire", based on Tennessee Williams√ï play by the same name. Elia Kazan, who directed the Broadway stage production, also directed the black and white film, which starred Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden.
Music composed and conducted by ALEX NORTH
Recorded in Hollywood, 1961.
(*) BONUS TRACKS: 15-24: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Music composed by ALEX NORTH.
Orchestra conducted by RAY HEINDORF.
Featuring Ziggy Elman, Larry Sullivan (tp), Hoyt Bohannon (tb),
Archie Rosate (cl), Les Robinson (as), Babe Russin (ts).
Recorded in Hollywood, 1951.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
01 MAIN THEME
03 NEW LIFE
05 LOVE√ïS REVERIE
06 LOVE IDYLL
08 RENO BAR DANCE
09 COMPASSION / COMPASSION FOR GUIDO
11 THE ROUND-UP [DISAGREEMENT, ROUND-UP, CHASE, TENSION]
12 TRYING FOR FREEDOM
13 RESOLVED [Part I]
14 RESOLVED √êEND TITLE
15 STREETCAR (*)
16 FOUR DANCES (*)
17 BELLE REEVE (*)
18 BLANCHE (*)
19 DELLA ROBIA BLUE (*)
20 FLORES PARA LOS MUERTOS [FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD] (*)
21 MANIA (*)
22 LUST (*)
23 SOLILOQUY (*)
24 REDEMP (*)