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Friday, May 12, 2006

'Amazing' 10 year wait worth it

Intrada raised the bar last night with the announcement of their latest release. This is a huge fan favorite (yes, I've already ordered my copy) and should go a long way with pleasing those of us who grew up in the '80s glued to the T.V.
Intrada Announces:

Amazing Stories
Music by John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, and More
Intrada Special Collection Volume 32

In 1985, Steven Spielberg launched an ambitious anthology series called Amazing Stories. Spread out over two seasons were good-natured, colorful tales of the fantastic. Stories about a cartoon wheel on a world war II plane, a phantom train, a ghoulish school teacher, magnetized kids, mummys and hair pieces gone wild...anything the imagination could conjure. To bring these outlandish tales to life, Spielberg assembled an amazing line up of directors including himself, Clint Eastwood, Danny DeVito, Robert Zemeckis, Joe Dante, Martin Scorsese and many more. Musically, Amazing Stories featured some of Hollywood's biggest talents -- a roster of composers never seen before or since on a single television series.

Within the next few months, Intrada will be releasing three 2-CD sets featuring the stunning music composed for Amazing Stories. Some of the highlight episodes included on these three sets are John Williams' "Ghost Train" and "The Mission", Jerry Goldsmith's "Boo", James Horner's "Alamo Jobe", and music by Bruce Broughton, Michael Kamen, Leonard Rosenman, Georges Delerue, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, Craig Safan, David Shire...the list goes on. Each represented episode is complete, and each disc features a different version of the Amazing Stories theme. Also featured is Williams' Amblin logo theme.

The music was mixed from the original multi-track masters and result in stunning stereo sound throughout. Liner notes are by Jon Burlingame. The first set is available now and is limited to 3000 copies.

Intrada Special Collection - Volume 32
In stock now
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