Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Announcing: Clash of the Titans

Today sees the release of another very special project for me: Intrada's 2-CD definitive version of Laurence Rosenthal's awe-inspiring score for the 1981 Ray Harryhausen epic Clash of the Titans. This was the first Rosenthal score I ever heard, and remains among my favorite scores of the 1980s. It's simply brimming over with spectacular romance and adventure. To be able to contribute the liner notes for this mammoth production was a great pleasure, and a humbling honor. As always, thanks to Doug Fake and all the gang at Intrada for making it happen, and to maestro Rosenthal for speaking with me at length about the score. I also want to give a special shout-out to art director Joe Sikoryak, who pulled out all the stops ... this is a beautiful package, and I especially love the flippable cover that gives you the option of the classic Kraken art, or the Medusa version by the Bros. Hildebrandt. An amazing release of some of the most stunningly awesome music ever put to film!

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