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North By Northwest (original soundtrack)

Bernard Herrmann

Silva Screen



limited (500 copies) 2lp

Released: 10th Feb 2017

£24.99

out of stock


limited (500 only) green 2LP

Released: 10th Feb 2017

£26.99

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This timeless 1959 Alfred Hitchcock thriller set a new benchmark for the format across the following decades as the precursor to James Bond and the wide-screen world of larger than life action adventure.

Starring Cary Grant, it's the story of a man in peril being pursued across America from New York to Mount Rushmore. Bernard Herrmann's score for the film is overwhelmingly an orchestral tour-de-force and this release presents the fullest of stereo mixes of the original recordings under the baton of the composer himself. It allows the listener to appreciate the incredible line-up of MGM contracted musicians whose flair across the entire range of orchestral instruments delivers one of the most breath-taking soundtracks ever recorded. Herrmann described it as, “a kaleidoscopic orchestral fandango designed to kick-off the exciting rout which follows". Premiered in Chicago on July 1st 1959, this release puts you dead centre in the best seats in the house to recapture the debut of that musical moment from 57 years ago.

Bernard Herrmann

Tracklist

  1. Overture - Main Title
  2. The Streets
  3. Kidnapped
  4. The Door / Cheers
  5. The Wild Ride / Car Crash
  6. The Return / Two Dollars
  7. The Elevator
  8. The U.N. / Information Desk
  9. The Knife
  10. Interlude
  11. Detectives / Conversation Piece / Duo
  12. The Station / The Phone Booth / Farewell
  13. The Crash / Hotel Lobby
  14. The Reunion / Goodbye / The Question
  15. The Pad & Pencil / The Auction / The Police
  16. The Airport
  17. The Cafeteria / The Shooting