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Call of the Wild
(1993)
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Composed and Conducted by:

Orchestrated by:
Ira Hearchen

Produced by:
Ford A. Thaxton
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Prometheus Records (Promo)
(November 1st, 1995)
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Promotional release only, valued at $30 or above.
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Nominated for an Emmy Award.
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Buy it... if you enjoy the rare use of an adult chorus (albeit for only a few minutes) on top of Lee Holdridge's usual, harmonic styles.

Avoid it... only if none of Holdridge's superior scores on popular, commercial CDs have sustained your interest.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,022
WRITTEN 10/31/96, REVISED 3/5/06
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Call of the Wild: (Lee Holdridge) No less than half a dozen film adaptations of Jack London's classic novel have been put on either the big or small screen, and this 1993 television version is just as anonymous as most of the other versions. This variation was produced by the American RHI Entertainment Inc. company that put many such friendly adaptations on the small screen during the 1980's and 1990's before the well-known Gulliver's Travels in 1996 signaled their declined. The bittersweet London novel involves a young boy who, during the Gold Rush era, journeys to the Yukon in search of riches after losing his relationship with his timber-industry father. Upon arriving, the man is befriended by a mistrustful native and, of course, the true star of the film: an Alsatian dog named Buck. Filmed in British Columbia, this version of Call of the Wild has no star power and suffers from minimal production quality during its 90 minutes. In fact, its entire existence would be forgotten if not for the one part of its production that miraculously garnered an Emmy nomination. Composer Lee Holdridge, still establishing himself as a force in the television movie composition industry, was nominated for an Emmy for Call of the Wild in the "Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)" category. If any evidence of Holdridge's overachievement in the television industry is necessary, then Call of the Wild should serve as that evidence. The composer consistently provides music far superior to the quality of the films themselves, and it is only because of Holdridge that this version of Call of the Wild is even mentioned ten years later. Fortunately, like many of Holdridge's other strong efforts for obscure television productions, a promotional release was offered from the composer in 1995 with a sufficient 45 minutes of material to entertain his collectors.



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Average: 3.4 Stars
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* 26 1 Stars
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Call of the Wild music
Phil Allen - April 28, 2009, at 2:30 p.m.
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This soundtrack is a jewel
Sheridan - August 14, 2006, at 10:46 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 46:37
• 1. Main Title (1:52)
• 2. Leaving for the Yukon (3:46)
• 3. Buck Pulls the Sled/Trek Over the Mountains (2:21)
• 4. Hard Journey (2:09)
• 5. Winter Sunrise/Forbidding Mountain Pass (2:29)
• 6. Buck's Journey (1:43)
• 7. Buck Leads the Sled Team (1:01)
• 8. Charlie's Wisdom (0:59)
• 9. John Goes Stir Crazy (2:21)
• 10. John Finds Buck (1:36)
• 11. Journey to Dawson City (1:56)
• 12. Winning the Bet (2:21)
• 13. Meeting Jessie (2:47)
• 14. Spring Morning (2:04)
• 15. Farewell to Jessie/Return to the Cabin (3:36)
• 16. Buck Fights the Wolves/Buck Hears the Call (2:30)
• 17. Letting Buck Go (3:34)
• 18. Being Stalked/Indian Attack (3:01)
• 19. John's Death/The Legend/Finale (3:33)

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