Basil Poledouris - The Basil Poledouris Collection, Vol. 1

The Basil Poledouris Collection, Vol. 1

Basil Poledouris

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Basil Poledouris - The Basil Poledouris Collection, Vol. 1

BSX Digital Music presents THE BASIL POLEDOURIS COLLECTION, VOL. 1, featuring music composed by the great Basil Poledouris. For this special 2 CD collection of rarities, BSX Records showcases a blend of extended original soundtrack presentations of some of the composer’s lesser-available works along with a selection of newly-recorded interpretations of his more popular scores. THE BASIL POLEDOURIS COLLECTION, VOL. 1 includes never-before-released music from the IMAX films BEHOLD HAWAII, and FLYERS, a complete presentation of the score to A WHALE FOR THE KILLING, along with new recordings of music from CONAN THE BARBARIAN, BIG WEDNESDAY, THE BLUE LAGOON and IT’S MY PARTY and, finally, a rare demo produced by the composer for the television show MISFITS OF SCIENCE.

Released in 1983, BEHOLD HAWAII is a magnificently photographed visual exploration of the Hawaiian Islands wrapped around an adventure story of a Hawaiian family’s cultural experiences over a dozen centuries. Produced and directed by MacGillivray/Freeman films, BEHOLD HAWAII mixed scientific accuracy with a fictional story to draw viewers into this far-reaching story about Hawaii’s cultural history. Performed with a small acoustic ensemble sweetened with synth overlays, the film’s visual splendors evoke a particularly compelling score rich in elegant recurring melodies and exotic instrumental textures.

Composed the same year as BEHOLD HAWAII, FLYERS is a 35-minute IMAX short film. Unlike the scenic documentaries that formed most of the early IMAX films, FLYERS was a fictional drama about a group of stunt pilots who are making a movie. This dramatic narrative engaged the audience with the characters, while the story afforded plenty of spectacular aerial photography of classic aircraft in flight. All of these allowed Basil to compose some thrilling aerobatic music, from soaring crescendos to tense, perilous action riffs, and even a bit of old fashioned carnival music. A poignant romantic theme underscores the family relationship at the heart of the stunt pilot team. FLYERS is presented on this release newly remastered.

Based on the 1972 book by Canadian conservationist Farley Mowat, the 1981 made-for-TV film, A WHALE FOR THE KILLING tells the story of Charles Landon (Peter Strauss), an ecologist from New York who finds himself stranded in a small village in Newfoundland with his family after a storm has blown them off course. When a humpback whale is discovered stranded by the same storm in the town’s lagoon, Charles sets out to save the whale’s life from some of the local townspeople, who have their own plans for the whale. Released previously by BSX Records as a presentation of eleven tracks chosen by the composer for promotional purposes, A WHALE FOR THE KILLING is presented on this release in its entirety for the first time, including the song featured in the film. When it came time to assemble the music for this album, only the orchestral backing track was located – the vocal track was missing. Rather than pull the original vocal from the movie track, in order to gain a better sound quality we’ve elected to record a new vocal, produced by our frequent collaborator Dominik Hauser, and overlay that on top of Basil’s orchestral underscore, thus recreating the song in the manner it was heard in the film.

Also included on THE BASIL POLEDOURIS COLLECTION, VOL.1 are several recordings of music from Basil's score for CONAN THE BARBARIAN arranged and recorded specifically for this album. Noted composer/arranger/synthesist Larry Hopkins has recreated the barbaric spirit of 'The Anvil Of Crom' with a digital orchestra, using high grade music samples that faithfully replicate the power and dynamic resonance of the original performance. In addition, there is a new recording of 'The Orgy', played on piano by Joohyun Park, aided by sampled percussion and keyboard, along with a vocalise performed by Basil's daughter, Zoë Poledouris Roché, who is a noted singer, composer and actress. Basil actually co-composed 'The Orgy' with Zoë, who was responsible for the countermelody in this memorable section of music from the film. And pianist/composer Mark Northam has arranged a trio of Poledouris film themes on solo piano for this release, including BIG WEDNESDAY, THE BLUE LAGOON and IT'S MY PARTY. Stripped of their symphonic grandeur, Basil's music is presented here in the simplest of terms, spotlighting his skill at creating beautiful melodies.

MISFITS OF SCIENCE was a single season TV series that ran from October 1985 through February 1986 on NBC, focusing on the exploits of a team of misfit teens with extraordinary abilities who fight crime for a scientific think tank. Basil scored the show’s 2-hour pilot and first two hour-long episodes. For the show’s theme, the producers were looking for a pop-rock song in what was then Madonna’s style; this track is the first demo that Basil produced and submitted, with lyrics by Steve Schiff, sung by Karen Lawrence. This is the first time the original demo recording has been released.

Basil Poledouris was born on August 21, 1945 in Kansas City. He started taking piano lessons when he was 7 years old. Eventually, he went on to become a student at USC, where he studied directing, cinematography, editing, sound and music. In over two decades of scoring motion pictures, he has proven himself a master of melody and emotional power, forging rewarding creative relationships with directors such as Paul Verhoeven, John Milius, Randal Kleiser, Simon Wincer and John Waters. Basil has composed music for films such as BIG WEDNESDAY, THE BLUE LAGOON, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, RED DAWN, ROBOCOP, FLESH AND BLOOD, QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, LES MISERABLES, STARSHIP TROOPERS and FOR LOVE OF THE GAME. For television, he composed music for the epic miniseries AMERIKA and LONESOME DOVE, for which he won an Emmy in 1989.

www.bsxdigitalmusic.com presents THE BASIL POLEDOURIS COLLECTION, VOL. 1, featuring unreleased music mastered from the composer’s own elements, along with remastered presentations of FLYERS and A WHALE FOR THE KILLING. These elements have been remastered by James Nelson of Digital Outland. The album comes with a digital booklet with liner notes by author Randall Larson.

Tracklisting

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  1. Basil Poledouris - Ocean Quest (From "Behold Hawaii")
  2. Basil Poledouris - Pristine Hawaii (From "Behold Hawaii")
  3. Basil Poledouris - Ancient Gift (From "Behold Hawaii")
  4. Basil Poledouris - Water Fall Climb (From "Behold Hawaii")
  5. Basil Poledouris - River Run (From "Behold Hawaii")
  6. Basil Poledouris - The Village (From "Behold Hawaii")
  7. Basil Poledouris - Lono Processional (From "Behold Hawaii")
  8. Basil Poledouris - Love Theme (From "Behold Hawaii")
  9. Basil Poledouris - Surf (From "Behold Hawaii")
  10. Basil Poledouris - The Fight (From "Behold Hawaii")
  11. Basil Poledouris - Hula (From "Behold Hawaii")
  12. Basil Poledouris - The Anvil of Crom (From "Conan the Barbarian")
  13. Basil Poledouris - The Orgy (From "Conan the Barbarian")
  14. Basil Poledouris - The Carrier/Coming Home (From "Flyers")
  15. Basil Poledouris - Stunt Work/More Stunt Work (From "Flyers")
  16. Basil Poledouris - Aerial Ballet (From "Flyers")
  17. Basil Poledouris - Night Flight/The Canyon (From "Flyers")
  18. Basil Poledouris - We'll Talk/Coming Home (From "Flyers")
  19. Basil Poledouris - The Test (From "Flyers")
  20. Basil Poledouris - Soaring (From "Flyers")
  21. Basil Poledouris - Main Title (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  22. Basil Poledouris - The Whalers (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  23. Basil Poledouris - Whaler Attack Aftermath (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  24. Basil Poledouris - Caught in the Storm (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  25. Basil Poledouris - Sailing into Barris (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  26. Basil Poledouris - Sailing into Barris (Alternate) [From "A Whale for the Killing"]
  27. Basil Poledouris - A Promise (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  28. Basil Poledouris - Unloading the Boat (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  29. Basil Poledouris - Morning in Barris (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  30. Basil Poledouris - It's a Deal/Whalers (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  31. Basil Poledouris - Graduation Ceremony (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  32. Basil Poledouris - Cease Fire (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  33. Basil Poledouris - Meet the Whale (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  34. Basil Poledouris - Doc and Charles (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  35. Basil Poledouris - No Joy in Barris (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  36. Basil Poledouris - Pillow Talk (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  37. Basil Poledouris - Charles Takes a Walk (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  38. Basil Poledouris - A Whale for the Killing (Vocal) (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  39. Basil Poledouris - Cease Fire Shanty (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  40. Basil Poledouris - Bickle Attacks the Whale (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  41. Basil Poledouris - Choices (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  42. Basil Poledouris - Fighting to Breathe (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  43. Basil Poledouris - A Whale of a Tale (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  44. Basil Poledouris - End Credits (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  45. Basil Poledouris - A Whale for the Killing (Instrumental) (From "A Whale for the Killing")
  46. Basil Poledouris - Emmaline (From "The Blue Lagoon")
  47. Basil Poledouris - Three Friends (From "Big Wednesday")
  48. Basil Poledouris - End Credit (From "It's My Party")
  49. Basil Poledouris - Main Title Song (From "Misfits of Science")
  50. Basil Poledouris - She's Not Gone, She's Free (Damaged) (From "A Whale for the Killing")

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
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2 Pristine Hawaii (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
3 Ancient Gift (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
4 Water Fall Climb (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
5 River Run (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
6 The Village (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
7 Lono Processional (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
8 Love Theme (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
9 Surf (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
10 The Fight (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
11 Hula (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
12 The Anvil of Crom (From "Conan the Barbarian") $0.99
13 The Orgy (From "Conan the Barbarian") $0.99
14 The Carrier/Coming Home (From "Flyers") $0.99
15 Stunt Work/More Stunt Work (From "Flyers") $0.99
16 Aerial Ballet (From "Flyers") $0.99
17 Night Flight/The Canyon (From "Flyers") $0.99
18 We'll Talk/Coming Home (From "Flyers") $0.99
19 The Test (From "Flyers") $0.99
20 Soaring (From "Flyers") $0.99
21 Main Title (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
22 The Whalers (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
23 Whaler Attack Aftermath (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
24 Caught in the Storm (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
25 Sailing into Barris (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
26 Sailing into Barris (Alternate) [From "A Whale for the Killing"] $0.99
27 A Promise (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
28 Unloading the Boat (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
29 Morning in Barris (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
30 It's a Deal/Whalers (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
31 Graduation Ceremony (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
32 Cease Fire (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
33 Meet the Whale (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
34 Doc and Charles (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
35 No Joy in Barris (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
36 Pillow Talk (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
37 Charles Takes a Walk (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
38 A Whale for the Killing (Vocal) (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
39 Cease Fire Shanty (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
40 Bickle Attacks the Whale (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
41 Choices (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
42 Fighting to Breathe (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
43 A Whale of a Tale (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
44 End Credits (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
45 A Whale for the Killing (Instrumental) (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
46 Emmaline (From "The Blue Lagoon") $0.99
47 Three Friends (From "Big Wednesday") $0.99
48 End Credit (From "It's My Party") $0.99
49 Main Title Song (From "Misfits of Science") $0.99
50 She's Not Gone, She's Free (Damaged) (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (50 tracks) $12.99
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1 Ocean Quest (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
2 Pristine Hawaii (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
3 Ancient Gift (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
4 Water Fall Climb (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
5 River Run (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
6 The Village (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
7 Lono Processional (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
8 Love Theme (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
9 Surf (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
10 The Fight (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
11 Hula (From "Behold Hawaii") $0.99
12 The Anvil of Crom (From "Conan the Barbarian") $0.99
13 The Orgy (From "Conan the Barbarian") $0.99
14 The Carrier/Coming Home (From "Flyers") $0.99
15 Stunt Work/More Stunt Work (From "Flyers") $0.99
16 Aerial Ballet (From "Flyers") $0.99
17 Night Flight/The Canyon (From "Flyers") $0.99
18 We'll Talk/Coming Home (From "Flyers") $0.99
19 The Test (From "Flyers") $0.99
20 Soaring (From "Flyers") $0.99
21 Main Title (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
22 The Whalers (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
23 Whaler Attack Aftermath (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
24 Caught in the Storm (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
25 Sailing into Barris (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
26 Sailing into Barris (Alternate) [From "A Whale for the Killing"] $0.99
27 A Promise (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
28 Unloading the Boat (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
29 Morning in Barris (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
30 It's a Deal/Whalers (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
31 Graduation Ceremony (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
32 Cease Fire (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
33 Meet the Whale (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
34 Doc and Charles (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
35 No Joy in Barris (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
36 Pillow Talk (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
37 Charles Takes a Walk (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
38 A Whale for the Killing (Vocal) (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
39 Cease Fire Shanty (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
40 Bickle Attacks the Whale (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
41 Choices (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
42 Fighting to Breathe (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
43 A Whale of a Tale (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
44 End Credits (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
45 A Whale for the Killing (Instrumental) (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
46 Emmaline (From "The Blue Lagoon") $0.99
47 Three Friends (From "Big Wednesday") $0.99
48 End Credit (From "It's My Party") $0.99
49 Main Title Song (From "Misfits of Science") $0.99
50 She's Not Gone, She's Free (Damaged) (From "A Whale for the Killing") $0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (50 tracks) $12.99