Varèse Sarabande Records: CLUB TITLES! "THE BIG FIX" and "U.S. MARSHALS"


Varèse Sarabande Records is excited to announce the newest additions to their CD Club which will be available today exclusively through VareseSarabande.com. The CD Club got its official start in 1989 and has been a staple of Varèse Sarabande ever since.

Jerry Goldsmith’s score to Stuart Baird’s 1998 action thriller U.S. Marshals features a facet of musical instruments and techniques, including French horns, militaristic snare drums, hammering percussion, along with staccato use of the piano and keyboard percussion. The deluxe edition adds an astounding 30 additional tracks versus the original release, totaling 39 captivating tracks over a single CD. In the sequel to the 1993 blockbuster The Fugitive, Tommy Lee Jones returns as United States Marshal Sam Gerard: He is assigned to track down Mark Sheridan (Wesley Snipes), who has been charged with the murders of two Federal agents. Putting him behind bars is The State Department’s top priority, and Gerard sets out on his trail, with the very much uncalled-for assistance of eccentric FBI agent John Royce (Robert Downey Jr.). However, Gerard soon begins to wonder how Sheridan became such an important man in the eyes of the government, while Sheridan is determined to find out who turned him in to the authorities, as he insists he's innocent.  [
Limited Edition of 3,000 copies]
 
You can watch the trailer here: [CLICK HERE]
 


This first-ever soundtrack release for The Big Fix with music by composer Bill Conti was newly mixed and mastered in high resolution from the original multi-track scoring masters housed at Universal Studios. This presentation offers far more music than is heard in the film: Conti’s original cues not only offer a glimpse into the evolution of the Big Fix score, but into the versatility which is the hallmark of the composer’s craft. Conti brings out every weapon in his considerable musical arsenal for this soundtrack. Along with distinctive motifs, he energetically celebrates disco and out-and-out jazz, sometimes in one cue (“Moses to Lila’s”). “Hiding the Boys,” which opens as sheer suspense—discordant strings combined with sudden, jolting bursts of percussion—explodes into unalloyed action. Another masterful suspense piece is “Moses Driving Through Town”; here, buzzing guitar, eerie strings and creepy piano runs build to a potent detonation of brass. In short, The Big Fix is a dazzling display of this essential composer’s wide-ranging talents. Directed by Jeremy Kagan, the movie from 1978 stars Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Anspach and Bonnie Bedelia, and centers on an ex-’60s radical now working as a private eye, who is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds.  [Limited Edition of 1,500 copies]
 
You can watch the trailer here: [CLICK HERE]  

Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific producer of film music in the world, releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers. From current box office hits and top television series to the classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog includes albums from practically every composer in every era, covering all of film history; from Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith to Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino and Brian Tyler. Varèse Sarabande is a part of Concord.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

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