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The Cable Guy/Fantasy Island
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Damon Intrabartolo
Larry Groupé

Co-Produced by:
Ford A. Thaxton
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Super Tracks Music Group (Promo)
(March, 1999)
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Promotional release only, costing about $25 more than a commercial album. Both scores were previously available on individual promos as well. The original un-numbered promo for The Gable Guy is more difficult to find.
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Buy it... if you never had a chance to obtain either of the two scores represented on their previous, individual promotional releases.

Avoid it... if you already have the devilishly superior music to The Cable Guy and are interested in this compilation promo only for "Fantasy Island."
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #874
WRITTEN 3/26/99, REVISED 10/11/07
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The Cable Guy/Fantasy Island (John Ottman) An early compilation made to promote the career of the still-rising John Ottman, this product offers two scores that had been available in individual promotional form. Pressed by Super Tracks, this promo release combines the music Ottman wrote in the late 1990's for the reborn "Fantasy Island" series on television with his commercially unreleased score for the better known film The Cable Guy. The original promotional score release of the latter in 1997 had been a highly sought after item on the secondary market until this combo album satisfied collectors. In terms of content, only two short "bumper" tracks available on the original "Fantasy Island" promo fail to make the straight transfer onto this CD. While these two scores, although both saturated with John Ottman's recognizable style, are vastly different in purpose and tone, the album served its purpose well at the time as a compilation (and a welcome treat for the quickly growing number of Ottman fans). Neither The Cable Guy nor "Fantasy Island" abounds with outstanding music, but they are both decent standalone scores. Ottman's complex and creative ingenuity with the orchestra and his synthetic elements makes his music interesting (at the very least), and never is there a dull moment in either of these works. At the same time, though, fans will recognize that neither is elevated in style and power to the level of Incognito and The Usual Suspects, so don't expect to experience the same level of satisfaction. The rebirth of "Fantasy Island" on television was definitely a failed venture, though the process of writing the pilot score provided a refreshing change for Ottman, who had been swamped with scoring duties for morbid and intensely dark films in his early years of composition. In terms of content, Ottman's music is pleasantly sub-tropical while maintaining the light synthetic choral effect that lends the fantasy element to the show. With occasional mixes of short island choral chants, its personality achieves that which the smaller orchestra cannot. His catchy rendition of the title theme prevails throughout the episode. The "Life and Death" cue sounds on the surface like a refurbished, upbeat version of his finale theme for Snow White: A Tale of Terror, and his variants on the title theme bounce regularly with jubilant character.



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Average: 2.92 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 50:58
Fantasy Island: (23:32)
• 1. Main Theme (0:39)
• 2. The Plane/The Tube (3:39)
• 3. Roll Call/Hang Gliding/What a Coincidence (3:09)
• 4. Time is Wasting/The Hook/I Got One (2:52)
• 5. Death Mountain/Barn's Feat (1:49)
• 6. Life and Death (2:06)
• 7. Final Jeopardy/Roarke's Fantasy/A Lift (2:31)
• 8. Knowledge/Emily Appears (1:06)
• 9. An Invitation/Job Well Done* (2:56)
• 10. Forgiveness/Another Customer/End Titles** (2:18)

The Cable Guy: (27:26)
• 11. Main Theme (1:38)
• 12. Finding the Sweet Spot (0:58)
• 13. The Satellite Dish (0:55)
• 14. Killing the Baby Sitter (3:33)
• 15. Channel Surfing/Messages (0:54)
• 16. The Tower (0:52)
• 17. Memories (1:30)
• 18. Turn of Events (2:07)
• 19. No New Friend (0:49)
• 20. Spiders & Threats/Steven's Pursuit (1:58)
• 21. Moving On (1:36)
• 22. Final Joust (1:15)
• 23. The Airduct (0:22)
• 24. Jail Threat (0:26)
• 25. Garage Chase (1:04)
• 26. "I'd Lock Up" (1:34)
• 27. The Water Fight (2:02)
• 28. "This Concludes Our Broadcast Day" (2:43)
* Track time missing on packaging
** Track time incorrect on packaging

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a note written by The Cable Guy's director, Ben Stiller, and another from John Ottman regarding "Fantasy Island."
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