Basil Poledouris - Wind/A Whale for the Killing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Wind/A Whale for the Killing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Basil Poledouris

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Basil Poledouris - Wind/A Whale for the Killing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the original soundtrack for WIND, the 1992 drama directed by Carroll Ballard, written by Rudy Wurlitzer and Mac Gudgeon, starring Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson and Stellan Skarsgård. Also included is the composer’s score for A WHALE FOR THE KILLING, featuring music composed by Basil Poledouris for the 1981 television movie directed by Richard T. Heffron, based on the book written by Farley Mowat, starring and co-produced by Peter Strauss, along with Dee Wallace, Kathryn Walker, Bruce McGill and Richard Widmark.

WIND tells the story of young sailor Will Parker (Matthew Modine) as he rises in the ranks to join the American sailing team to compete in the America’s Cup sailing competition. The film is inspired by the real life events surrounding the first time the American team lost the America’s Cup to another country. Will is invited to join legendary American skipper Morgan Weld's (Cliff Robertson) racing team to train and compete in the America's Cup. When the team loses the race to the Australians, Will is held responsible and kicked off the team. Months later, an opportunity presents itself for Will to build his own boat, compete in the race and possibly reclaim the America’s Cup from the Australians.
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.
WIND/A WHALE FOR THE KILLING has been newly mastered and the original WIND album sequencing has been restored, minus the song contained on the original soundtrack release. Both films appealed to the composer’s love of the sea and sailing and this is reflected in the music he composed for these projects.


Download Album (BSXDG8862)
  1. Basil Poledouris - Prologue
  2. Basil Poledouris - Love in the Sewers
  3. Basil Poledouris - The Dinghy Race
  4. Basil Poledouris - The Break-Up
  5. Basil Poledouris - Windward Work
  6. Basil Poledouris - Downwind
  7. Basil Poledouris - Defeat
  8. Basil Poledouris - The Glider
  9. Basil Poledouris - Sail Locker
  10. Basil Poledouris - The Petroglyph
  11. Basil Poledouris - Contest
  12. Basil Poledouris - Windshadow
  13. Basil Poledouris - Whomper Trials
  14. Basil Poledouris - The Bike Ride
  15. Basil Poledouris - To Australia
  16. Basil Poledouris - Dead Air
  17. Basil Poledouris - Winning
  18. Basil Poledouris - Irolita
  19. Basil Poledouris - A Whale for the Killing (Main Title)
  20. Basil Poledouris - The Storm Clears
  21. Basil Poledouris - Barris Way
  22. Basil Poledouris - A Whale for the Killing
  23. Basil Poledouris - Meet the Whale
  24. Basil Poledouris - Whale Call
  25. Basil Poledouris - Whale Macabre
  26. Basil Poledouris - Save the Whale
  27. Basil Poledouris - Go to Sleep Whale
  28. Basil Poledouris - Choices
  29. Basil Poledouris - A Whale of a Tale