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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Intrada introduces 'Inchon'

Intrada Announces:

Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith
Intrada Special Collection Volume 35

The 1982 epic war opus Inchon chronicles the massive force invasion of Southern Korea led by General Douglas MacArthur. The film had all the right ingredients: a cast that included Ben Gazzara, Jacqueline Bisset, and none other than Sir Laurence Olivier in the role of MacArthur; James Bond veteran director Terence Young at the helm; and a world class composer -- the unequaled Jerry Goldsmith, who gave the film its spirit. Nonetheless, the production was plagued with both natural and man-made troubles, resulting in a film that cost over $44M, was cut from its original 140-minute length to 105 minutes when it went into "wide" release in September 1982, closed relatively quickly, and fell into obscurity.

The film may be forgotten, but what lives on is Jerry Goldsmith's dynamic, colorful and percussive score. The lively score features an augmented percussion section, including snares, bass drum, cymbals, timpani, triangle, xylophone, woodblocks, boo bams, and many others. At the time of the release, Goldsmith had artfully assembled a 38-minute album capturing the highlights and delivering an irresistible listening experience. In 1988, Intrada released an expanded edition that featured the complete score, without all the unique assembly of the LP.

Now, Intrada presents the definitive release of Inchon. This 2-CD set features the original LP presentation as Goldsmith had initially presented his score, plus a second disc featuring the score in chronological order, remixed and remastered for optimal sound. The score, recorded in a church wine seller with musicians crowded around and sitting on crates, has never sounded better.

This release is limited to 1500 units.

Intrada Special Collection - Volume 35. In stock now. For cover art, track listing, and sound samples, please visit