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Patton and Tora! Tora! Tora!
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Composed, Conducted, Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Performed by:
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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Varèse Sarabande
(July 29th, 1997)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Patton was nominated for an Academy Award.
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Buy it... if you enjoy the faithful re-recordings of Varèse Sarabande's 'Film Classics' series and want to hear Jerry Goldsmith conduct his two memorable 1970 war scores with stellar sound quality.

Avoid it... if only the original recordings will work for you, despite Goldsmith's involvement with this re-recording from start to end.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #531
WRITTEN 8/17/97, REVISED 7/29/06
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Patton/Tora! Tora! Tora!: (Jerry Goldsmith) Only two films were nominated for "Visual Effects" Academy Awards in the 1970 season, and both were epic war films in documentary style with memorable scores by Jerry Goldsmith. Winning that Oscar category was Tora! Tora! Tora!, a lengthy but spectacular film about Pearl Harbor with a minimal musical contribution by Goldsmith. Winning most of the Oscars in that year, however, was Patton, a film so respected in its effective portrayal of the famous American general at war that it needs little description. It, too, had surprisingly little music given the running time of the film, but that didn't stop Goldsmith's score from becoming an inspiration for the next generation of composers. Goldsmith's musical approaches for the two projects differ almost as much as the scores' histories on album. As any soundtrack collector knows, Patton has received outstanding treatment on album through the years, whether you owned the bootleg versions with the general's famous opening speech (the George C. Scott version, of course) or the original recording released on a specialty label. The score has been well represented on re-recordings and compilations additionally, existing as part of a "generals suite" that Goldsmith would conduct in many of his own concerts. Much more elusive through the years was Tora! Tora! Tora!, a score that was impossible to obtain on LP or CD for a quarter of a century. Its original form would finally be restored on a limited specialty CD in 2000 by Film Score Monthly (the label that also resurrected the Patton score prior). In the meantime, however, Goldsmith collectors were treated to a handful of re-recordings contracted by the Varèse Sarabande label in the late 1990's, and both of these scores for pivotal 1970 films were included in that series. For Goldsmith, his conducting of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for these two scores in 1997 would mark a rather rare event for the composer; at the time, the only other scores he had re-recorded for album were Islands in the Stream and Rio Conchos, both for the Intrada label.



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Average: 3.38 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 46:52
Patton:
• 1. Main Title (2:24)
• 2. The Battle Ground (2:29)
• 3. The Cemetary (2:50)
• 4. The First Battle (3:03)
• 5. The Funeral (1:52)
• 6. The Hospital (3:17)
• 7. No Assignment (2:04)
• 8. German March (2:03)
• 9. Entr'acte (2:15)
• 10. Attack (3:29)
• 11. German Advance (2:38)
• 12. An Eloquent Man (1:50)
• 13. The Pay-Off (2:24)
• 14. End Title (1:14)
Tora! Tora! Tora!:
• 15. Main Title (3:15)
• 16. Pre-Flight (2:11)
• 17. On the Way (1:43)
• 18. Imperial Palace (2:23)
• 19. End Title (2:05)

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The insert includes extensive notes about the scores and films.
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