Varese Sarabande: "THE BAD NEWS BEARS" music by Jerry Fielding [VINYL]


Arriving just in time for baseball season, and for the first time ever, The Bad News Bears soundtrack will be available on LP and will be issued as a limited 1000-unit release on yellow vinyl.  This memorable soundtrack can be purchased though the company website at VareseSarabande.com.  

The Bad News Bears is the greatest baseball movie ever made, according to Rolling Stone magazine.  Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker is a lazy, beer swilling swimming pool cleaner who takes money to coach the Bears, a bunch of disheveled misfits who have virtually no baseball talent. Realizing his dilemma, Coach Buttermaker brings aboard girl pitching ace Amanda Whurlizer, the daughter of a former girlfriend, and Kelly Leak, a motorcycle punk who happens to be the best player around. Brimming with confidence, the Bears look to sweep into the championship game and avenge an earlier loss to their nemesis, the Yankees.  The soundtrack was composed by Oscar nominated and Emmy winning composer Jerry Fielding.

Jerry Fielding was a three-time Oscar-nominated and Emmy winning composer known for his work on films in western and crime action genres, including the Sam Peckinpah movies The Wild Bunch (1969) and Straw Dogs (1971).  The highlight of The Bad News Bears score is Fielding’s adaptation of the famous Carmen suite by Georges Bizet.  It is cited by many who have seen the movie as it plays in many key parts of the film. [www.varesesarabande.com]
 
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