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Bad Girls
(1994)
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1994 Fox Records
2011 La-La Land
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Alexander Courage
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Fox Records
(May 10th, 1994)

La-La Land Records
(June 28th, 2011)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The 1994 Fox album was a regular U.S. release, but it was out of print by 1998 and difficult to find. The 2011 La-La Land album is limited to 3,000 copies and available primarily through soundtrack specialty outlets.
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Buy it... if you wish to hear Jerry Goldsmith's last venture into the Western genre, a pleasantly inoffensive merging of his 1960's style for the frontier with his contemporary light keyboarding for character dramas of the early 1990's.

Avoid it... if the score's fluffy, tender heart doesn't allow its rousing, rhythmically rollicking brass theme to maintain the level of grit and substance that you'd expect in this mostly non-comedic setting.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #386
WRITTEN 6/1/98, REVISED 7/11/11
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Goldsmith
Bad Girls: (Jerry Goldsmith) From the dusty streets of a stereotypical Old West town, Bad Girls tells us the story of four women who aren't necessary bad, but badly underappreciated. This group of four prostitutes in the unsavory town of Echo City, Colorado is forced to band together to escape local religious fanatics and a hangman's noose after one of them justifiably shoots an unreasonable customer. Cody, Anita, Eileen, and Lilly traverse the plains to the Mexican border in Texas, where their uncanny knowledge of shooting and explosives comes in handy when it comes time to retrieve money and honor stolen from them by other outlaws. They also seem to have the knack for riding horses without upsetting their nicely arranged hair, putting the film into perspective for any confused soul who might have happened across this amusing spectacle. The babes in the tale are portrayed by a well-known lot of actresses who seem at home in more urban settings (Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Drew Barrymore, and Andie MacDowell), perhaps adding to the film's charm but also dooming any serious intent it may have had. The problem with Bad Girls turned out to be the attempt by the filmmakers to actually make a serious film of the script, a point of contention that led to the original director being fired three weeks into filming and extensive re-writes to the story shortly thereafter. One area in which authenticity was thrown out the window in favor of grandiose fun can be heard in composer Jerry Goldsmith's score for the film. Replacement director Jonathan Kaplan had just worked with the composer on the relatively unknown segregation drama Love Field, a score that was partially removed from the final film and replaced with the piano music of keyboardist and comparative novice Bill Payne. The same problem would not plague Bad Girls, however, with Goldsmith's score bursting to the forefront in many parts of the movie's final mix.

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VIEWER RATINGS
407 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.37 Stars
***** 97 5 Stars
**** 108 4 Stars
*** 98 3 Stars
** 58 2 Stars
* 46 1 Stars
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Not bad!
Mathias Sender - July 21, 2006, at 11:45 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1994 Fox Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 39:12
• 1. The John (2:18)
• 2. The Hanging (3:17)
• 3. Bank Job (4:54)
• 4. Jail Break (3:26)
• 5. No Money (2:08)
• 6. Ambush (5:45)
• 7. I Shot Him (2:35)
• 8. Josh's Death (3:42)
• 9. No Bullets (3:51)
• 10. My Land (6:50)
2011 La-La Land Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 60:13

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert of the 1994 Fox album includes no extra information at all; in fact, the interior of that insert is quite literally blank. The 2011 La-La Land album's insert includes notes about the film and score.
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