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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
    THE EGYPTIAN: The Deluxe Edition
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Music Composed by Alfred Newman and Bernard Herrmann


    Our celebration of Bernard Herrmann's 100th birthday (June 29) continues with one of the most important and unique assignments of his career. The 20th Century Fox costume epic The Egyptian (1954) not only gave Herrmann an exceptionally exotic canvas on which to work, it gave him a work partner — none other than the legendary, the great and powerful Alfred Newman. The Egyptian was first intended to be an original Alfred Newman score, but a schedule of merely five-and-a-half weeks — which included additional work needed on another picture — forced Newman to consider a co-composer. While it's almost impossible to imagine Bernard Herrmann agreeing to work with any other composer, the fact that it was Newman himself who needed help smoothed over any and all issues.

    In 1990, Varèse Sarabande released a CD of the only score album that had ever represented this historic collaboration, but this was a studio recording done concurrently with the film's theatrical release. In 1998, conductor William T. Stromberg recorded a 71:00 album of music from The Egyptian with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, Film Score Monthly released a 72:00 CD of the music that had survived from the original film sessions. Now, finally, and for the very first time, we are thrilled to present the complete score from The Egyptian, adding more than 30:00 of previously-believed-lost music plus a selection of never -before-heard alternate cue variations. Taking advantage of both new mixing technologies and also a newly discovered source for the original music masters, we now have an Egyptian for the ages.

    Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Edmund Purdom, Gene Tierney and Bella Darvi starred in this story
    of eighteenth-dynasty Egypt. Sinuhe, a poor orphan who becomes a brilliant physician, and his friend
    Horemheb are appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the period. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues, and bizarre secrets are revealed to him, he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth.

    A classic and historic release long believed impossible, The Egyptian: The Deluxe Edition has arrived!

    Price: $24.98
    Catalog #: VCL 0711 1123

    DISC ONE (58:10)

    1. Prelude* (1:42)
    2. The Ruins* (:52)
    3. The Red Sea and Childhood* (2:49)
    4. The Nile And The Temple* (1:12)
    5. Crocodile Inn / Thebes† (1:24)
    6. Her Name Was Merit† (1:11)
    7. Death Of Pharaoh† (:58)
    8. Chant For Dead Pharaoh† (1:47)
    9. The Chariot Ride / Pursuit* (1:49)
    10. Akhnaton (The One Deity)† (1:41)
    11. Put Them In Chains / The Throne Room† (1:58)
    12. The Throne Room Part 2† (1:57)
    13. Taia* (1:07)
    14. Nubian Drums† (1:52)
    15. Party’s End* (1:02)
    16. Nefer Nefer Nefer* (5:26)
    17. Kaptah’s Dilemma / The Garden† (3:54)
    18. The Offering* (2:16)
    19. The Harp Player* (:45)
    20. The Bracelet And The Helmet* (1:25)
    21. The Rebuke* (3:24)
    22. The Deed* (2:06)
    23. The Harp And Couch* (1:16)
    24. The Perfection Of Love* (1:17)
    25. Violence* (2:15)
    26. The House Of The Dead* (1:24)
    27. The Burial* (1:26)
    28. Valley Of The Kings (Sinuhe)† (5:33)
    29. Valley Of The Kings Part 2† (1:45)

    DISC TWO (59:10)

    1. The Homecoming* (1:21)
    2. Hymn To Aton† (5:06)
    3. Nefer’s Return† (1:46)
    4. Nefer’s Farewell* (2:42)
    5. Sights, Sounds And Smells† (:47)
    6. You’ve Been In My Prayers / Kaptah† (3:26)
    7. Live For Our Son† (1:46)
    8. Am I Mad?† (3:23)
    9. The Princess* (:55)
    10. The True Pharaoh* (1:31)
    11. The Tomb* (2:36)
    12. The Proof / The Holy War* (1:34)
    13. Danse Macabre* (1.30)
    14. The Death Of Merit† (4:20)
    15. The Death Potion* (2:19)
    16. Death Of Akhnaton† (4:55)
    17. I Am Pharaoh / Horemheb’s Victorious Entrance† (1:38)
    18. The New Pharaoh† (:46)
    19. Exile And Death† (1:39)

    BONUS TRACKS:

    20. The Nile And The Temple (alternate)* (1:26)
    21. The Garden (alternate)† (2:46)
    22. The Bracelet And The Helmet (alternate)* (1:26)
    23. Danse Macabre (alternate)* (1:52)
    24. The Death Of Merit (alternate)† (4:50)
    25. Exile And Death (alternate)† (2:02)

    †Alfred Newman
    *Bernard Herrmann

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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
    I already own two, AND the lp, so I'll pass. smile
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
  1. I have both the FSM and re-recording but this is still an essential purchase for me. I am looking forward to listening to them all!
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
    I own neither, nor do I have any intention to. wink
    I am extremely serious.
  2. Thor wrote
    I own neither, nor do I have any intention to. wink

    That is a shame as there is some great music contained within this unique collaboration.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
    I only own the re-recording - which I will listen to shortly to decide how much I want this.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011 edited
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Thor wrote
    I own neither, nor do I have any intention to. wink

    That is a shame as there is some great music contained within this unique collaboration.


    I know. I sampled the album way back when, but with my strict soundtrack purchasing diet, it's not on my list. And to be honest, it falls into "nice enough music, but not really the top favourite thing I'd like to have in my collection right now".
    I am extremely serious.
  3. I wish I could be as strict about purchases as your good self!
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011
    Martijn wrote
    I already own two, AND the lp, so I'll pass. smile


    Ditto for me
    listen to more classical music!
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011
    I just don't play the CD I have enough anyway so a pass for me.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt