Island at the Top of the World [Disney/Intrada]


Real-life Harry Caul
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Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 193
Date: 1974
Tracks: 20
Time = 47:44

At last! World premiere release of exciting, melodic large-scale orchestral score by Maurice Jarre for Robert Stevenson action fantasy from Walt Disney Pictures, starring David Hartman, Jacques Marin, Mako. Jarre opens with heroic minor-key fanfare-theme for French horns, trumpets, then moves into soaring melodic territory representing fanciful flying machine in flight. Discovery of ancient Viking civilization, subsequent battles, raging volcano all inspire composer to create one of the most colorful, exciting scores of his prolific, award-laden career. Standing out amidst the excitement is extremely moving, gentle theme for Donald, lost son of businessman that plays at heart of fanciful tale. Haunting theme is one of composer's finest! Intrada CD presents complete score in dynamic stereo, newly mixed from original multi-track session masters vaulted in beautiful condition in Disney vaults. Colorful graphic design from Joe Sikoryak plus liner notes from Jeff Bond complete handsome package. Maurice Jarre conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!

01. Title & Theme 2:38
02. We're Under Way 1:46
03. The Dirigible 3:12
04. Full Speed 0:53
05. Traveling 5:19
06. Oomiak Is Trapped 2:02
07. Follow It 2:14
08. The Storm 1:43
09. They Start the Trek 1:50
10. Donald's House 1:40
11. We Know Donald 2:11
12. The Viking City 2:26
13. The Chase 4:34
14. In the Volcano 2:08
15. Burning Lava 1:56
16. Escape Through the Ice Palace 1:58
17. Battle with the Sea Beasts 2:36
18. Flyin' Without Engine 2:41
19. God's Punishment 1:45
20. Happy Ending 1:25


The Trout

No one much seemed to care about this here, but FYI, this is an awesome score, and the CD sounds great.
I was very interested in this release... unfortunately, don't have the funds at the moment to get it else I'd already have it. :-D


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It's a movie I've never seen. Listening to the generous clips ir sounds like I missed out there. Impressive quality of sound there. have to start saving the pennies.