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At the Movies: Alex North

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Download links and information about At the Movies: Alex North by Alex North. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 26 tracks with total duration of 01:07:30 minutes.

Artist: Alex North
Release date: 1996
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 26
Duration: 01:07:30
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Cheyenne Autumn: Overture 3:14
2. Cheyenne Autumn: Main Title 2:21
3. Cheyenne Autumn: Friend Deborah / Waiting for Supplies 2:28
4. Cheyenne Autumn: The Battle 3:43
5. Cheyenne Autumn: Dodge City 2:17
6. Cheyenne Autumn: Cattle Drive 1:50
7. Cheyenne Autumn: The People 1:14
8. Cheyenne Autumn: End Title & End Cast 1:01
9. Dragonslayer: Main Titles 2:46
10. Dragonslayer: Valerian & Galen's Romance 3:35
11. Dragonslayer: Ulrich's Death / Mourning 2:23
12. Dragonslayer: Destroy the Amulet / Ulrich Explodes / Vermithrax's Plunge 6:40
13. Dragonslayer: The White Horse / Into the Sunset 4:43
14. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Overture 2:41
15. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Journey to Hawaii 4:42
16. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Ted & Kay 1:29
17. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Surf Riding 1:27
18. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Start of Te Vega's Voyage 3:02
19. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: King Neptune 0:47
20. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Trip to Tonga 3:11
21. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Head Diver Sequence 1:36
22. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Driving Through New Zealand 3:36
23. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Welcome 1:42
24. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Kangaroo Roundup 1:52
25. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: Finale 1:32
26. Cinerama South Seas Adventure: End Credits 1:38

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This Label X compilation includes a 17-minute suite of Alex North's score for Cheyenne Autumn, arguably the most demanding and challenging body of music ever associated with a John Ford movie, Copland-esque with a highly dramatic edge and lots of sonic flourishes; from the other end of his career comes the music from Dragonslayer, more self-consciously dissonant and sounding a great deal like modern concert music (in the best possible way). The collection closes out with North's music for the 1958 Cinerama travelogue South Seas Adventure, which is his most conventional Hollywood scoring, filled with lush romantic string passages and all manner of Pacific Rim musical references as they were understood in the movies of that era. These are the original studio recordings as conducted by the composer, ranging across several decades' worth of recording technology. The early-'80s vintage material from Dragonslayer, cut in London during that period, sounds as it should, and the 1965 vintage Cheyenne Autumn material, recorded in Rome, has held up remarkably well. Only the South Seas Adventure score dating from 1958 seems compressed, but that's an allowance one can make and also quickly adjust to. The notes by John Steven Lasher are extensive and detailed, though the producers should have sprung for an extra page in the booklet and a larger typeface.