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Raise the Titanic
(1980)
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Composed by:

Reconstructed and Conducted by:
Nic Raine

Performed by:
The City of Prague Philharmonic

Produced by:
James Fitzpatrick
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Silva Screen Records
(September 21st, 1999)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you consider yourself any remote fan of John Barry's romantically dramatic themes and rhythmic structures of the 1980's and 1990's, or if you seek possibly the best re-recording of a complete score in history.

Avoid it... if the origins of Barry's trademark dramatic sound, regardless of its superior incarnation at the outset, are still simply too boring for you to overlook the style's majestic qualities.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #272
WRITTEN 8/31/99, REVISED 6/17/08
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Raise the Titanic: (John Barry) Both in 1980 and decades later, Raise the Titanic was destined to sink. Costing $40 million to produce and only grossing $7 domestically, the film adapted Clive Cussler's tense cold war story and introduced his recurring character of Dirk Pitt to the screen. Every part of that story has been rendered moot, from the radioactive cold war elements to the entire idea that the famed, sunken ship was in any shape to be brought to the surface. The film was made only a few years before the real Titanic was first discovered in the North Atlantic. Still, the story was ambitious; a rare ore that was being transported on the ship is coveted by both the American and Russian militaries for a nuclear defense system, and the only way to get a hold of it is to float the entire ship to the surface. The Americans accomplish just that, finally locating the Titanic, repairing holes in its hull, and using foam and explosive force to launch it back to the surface. After the ship is tugged into New York harbor, it's discovered, of course, that none of the ore was actually aboard the ship. Bummer! Even more troublesome was the aforementioned fact that audiences simply didn't care to sit through the lengthy search and other character-building sequences to finally see the ship resurface and the potential military standoff to follow. Other than perhaps a solid cast and dazzling special effects, the film's best aspect was its score by the highly bankable John Barry. Having moved to America only a few years earlier, he was busy providing music for a larger quantity of lesser-known projects. Having just completed Moonraker and The Black Hole, Barry accepted the task of composing a majestic score for Raise the Titanic. Sharing many thematic and rhythmic characteristics are The Black Hole and Raise the Titanic, and neither score has ever been released in original form on an official album in the following thirty years.

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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 50:21
• 1. Prelude (1:58)
• 2. Main Title/The Mine Shaft (3:16)
• 3. The Sicilian Project/Dog Attack (2:33)
• 4. The Sicilian Defence/Southby/"The Mountain Comes to Us" (3:06)
• 5. "We're in Business" (1:45)
• 6. To Cornwall/"All That's Left" (Memories of the Titanic) (2:27)
• 7. Deep Quest/Flood! (5:26)
• 8. Finding the Cornet/Spy on Board/The Smoke Stack (4:53)
• 9. The Titanic Uncovered (3:58)
• 10. Gene Explores the Titanic/Deep Quest Trapped (3:43)
• 11. Rescue Attempt/Blowing the Tanks (3:50)
• 12. Raise the Titanic/Deep Quest Saved (3:32)
• 13. Memories of the Titanic (2:10)
• 14. Russian Threat/The Titanic Enters New York Harbor (2:58)
• 15. "Thank God for Southby"/In the Graveyard/End Titles (4:46)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert contains extensive notes about the album's production, the film and each cue of the score. The track listings on the back of the packaging mistakenly indicate a 16th track; in fact, tracks 15 and 16 should be 14 and 15 (the packaging mentions no track 14).
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