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Indecent Proposal
(1993)
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1993 MCA
2015 Intrada
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Greig McRitchie
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
MCA Records
(April 6th, 1993)

Intrada Records
(June 8th, 2015)
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The 1993 MCA Records album was a regular U.S. release. The 2015 Intrada album was limited to an unknown quantity and sold initially at soundtrack specialty outlets for a retail price of $20.
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Buy it... if you apologize for even John Barry's most mundane 1980's and 1990's regurgitation in the romantic drama genre, a style of music without any distinctive variation in Indecent Proposal.

Avoid it... if your already sufficient collection of Barry's music negates your need for endless repetition of soft, pleasing phrases and a stubborn adherence to tired instrumental patterns that fail to capture any of the agony, tension, and passion inherent in this film's plot.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,544
WRITTEN 6/18/10, REVISED 3/28/16
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Indecent Proposal: (John Barry) Controversial eroticism certainly has its virtues when it comes to generating box office returns, and Indecent Proposal was proof that a sultry topic with attractive stars can overcome unfavorable critical response of any magnitude. It was already clear by 1993 that director Adrian Lyne was obsessed with making challenging, sexually charged films like Fatal Attraction, and Indecent Proposal conveys its carnal intensity in much the same manner. A young couple portrayed by Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson seeks to solve their financial distress by winning big in Las Vegas, but when they lose it all, they're given an indecent proposal by the perfectly cast Robert Redford in the role of billionaire home breaker. He draws up a contract to award them with one million dollars in exchange for one night with the woman aboard his yacht. After much agonizing, the couple agrees to the deal, only to suffer from predictable consequences thereafter. The plot was lambasted for its immorality and predictability, unfortunately having dropped the intriguing racial undertones of the novel on which it was based. Not surprisingly, more than a few female viewers admitted that they would have mounted Redford without the compensation! In the end, Indecent Proposal was the awful film that everyone went to see simply because of the taboo subject, and Paramount capitalized on the rampant buzz to earn over $260 million on their $38 million investment. Also popular was the film's soundtrack album, a product filled with generally easy-going songs of lament and heartbreak. It was topped by an affable light rock song from The Pretenders, highlighted by a Chrissie Hynde voice that well matches the somewhat defiant, bittersweet attitude of the story's protagonists. The remainder of the selections include similarly low key performances, capped off by Roy Orbison's usual depressing tone. Writing the score for Indecent Proposal was John Barry, who had just received what would be the last of his Academy Award nominations (for Chaplin in 1992) and was entering the final days of his career when redundancy in his static romance style of music had become his sole contribution to the industry.



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Average: 2.88 Stars
***** 25 5 Stars
**** 23 4 Stars
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* 29 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
1993 MCA Records Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 60:12
• 1. I'm Not in Love - performed by The Pretenders (3:50)
• 2. What Do You Want the Girl to Do - performed by Vince Gill (5:07)
• 3. If I'm Not in Love With You - performed by Dawn Thomas (3:38)
• 4. Out of the Window - performed by Seal (5:55)
• 5. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - performed by Bryan Ferry (4:15)
• 6. The Nearness of You - performed by Sheena Easton (3:16)
• 7. In All the Right Places - performed by Lisa Stansfield (5:46)
• 8. Instrumental Suite From Indecent Proposal - score composed by John Barry (25:20)
• 9. A Love So Beautiful - performed by Roy Orbison (3:31)
(European pressings omitted the Bryan Ferry song)
2015 Intrada Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 74:23

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The insert of the 1993 MCA Records album includes no extra information about the score or film. That of the 2015 Intrada album contains extensive notation about both, including a list of performers.
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