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The Motion Picture Scores of Arthur B. Rubinstein
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All Scores Composed and Co-Produced by:
Arthur B. Rubinstein

Co-Produced by:
Ford A. Thaxton
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Super Tracks Music Group (Promo)
(December, 1998)
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Promotional release only, sold originally through soundtrack specialty outlets for between $25 and $30 in 1999, but now completely out of print.
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Buy it... only if you are a qualified, hardcore film music collector, for Arthur B. Rubinstein's career has contained music very few listeners would be interested in hearing.

Avoid it... if you have had no prior experience with Rubinstein's work, and the price of the 2-CD promotional set isn't worth the wildly inconsistent selections and poor sound quality.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,278
WRITTEN 12/30/98, REVISED 8/5/07
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Motion Picture Scores of Arthur B. Rubinstein (Compilation) While Arthur B. Rubinstein has had a prolific career scoring television series and B-rate films, few casual film music collectors will recognize his name. A Super Tracks 2-CD promotional set arranged by veteran album producer Ford A. Thaxton in 1998 sought to assist in spreading knowledge of Rubinstein's music, though given that the composer did not go on to score another major picture, the album likely proved ineffective. It was, however, a way for the hardest of hardcore collectors to get their hands on some well-respected scores, especially since only three of the eight scores included on this compilation were available on other albums at the time. Such treatment of an obscure composer's works on album is rarely achieved, and the album succeeds in its basic duties regardless of whether you can appreciate Rubinstein's music or not. One overarching problem with the album is its sound quality; since the only available source for much of this music was a collection of tapes that Rubinstein had on his shelves, there is surprisingly poor quality to be heard. A significant tape hiss effect is prevalent, which is odd considering both the relatively recent age of the recordings (1983 - 1995) and the availability of correction software for the transfer to the digital medium. As for the music itself, the bright spots on this compilation are entertaining cues from Nick of Time and Hypersapien, as well as the finale from Another Stakeout. The second CD, however, becomes much muddier, and, along with an only partial inclusion of Wargames, is disappointing.



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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 139:49
CD 1: (68:03)

Nick of Time
• 1. Main Titles (2:56)
• 2. Union Station - The Innocents (1:56)
• 3. Rough Side Down (1:55)
• 4. What's My Poison? (2:00)
• 5. Suite Dream (1:51)
• 6. I Give You the Governor (2:20)
• 7. It's 1:30 (2:19)

Best of Times
• 8. Jack's In Training (1:55)
• 9. The Winning Dream (1:57)
• 10. Game Day - Rain Day (1:34)
• 11. Night Game (0:57)
• 12. Taft High Band (1:34)
• 13. Half-Time Resolve (1:38)
• 14. The Pass - The Catch (1:50)

Another Stakeout
• 15. Main Titles - The Safe House (4:09)
• 16. Not So Safe House (2:24)
• 17. It's a Dirty Job (3:13)
• 18. The Stakeout (1:22)
• 19. Bloodhounds Are Us (1:18)
• 20. Stupid Moves (1:30)
• 21. In the Swim (1:49)
• 22. All Staked Out (2:19)
• 23. Cats & Mice (1:29)
• 24. Always Maria (1:53)

Hypersapien
• 25. Main Title - Earth Arrival (3:46)
• 26. Ojibwe Legends (2:45)
• 27. Magic Hoedown (2:48)
• 28. Prairie Moon Rise (3:52)
• 29. Chasing a Trilyte (1:47)
• 30. Rescue (2:26)
• 31. Leaving Earth (2:26)
CD 2: (71:46)

Wargames
• 1. Shall We Play Global Thermo-Nuclear Warfare (1:42)
• 2. This is Not a Game (2:19)
• 3. Finding Joshua (1:28)
• 4. Escaping NORAD (3:14)
• 5. Serious Threats (1:48)
• 6. "Edge of the World" (2:04)
• 7. Are the Russians Coming? (2:29)
• 8. We're Outta Here (1:09)
• 9. Crashing NORAD (1:50)
• 10. Waiting (2:10)
• 11. No Winners (1:48)

Stakeout
• 12. Main Titles - Prison Riot (3:06)
• 13. Breakout (2:31)
• 14. Maria's Street (1:17)
• 15. Maria Surveillance (1:58)
• 16. Planting Bugs (2:56)
• 17. Trust Me (1:29)
• 18. All Tied Up (2:36)

Deal of the Century
• 19. The Idea (1:39)
• 20. The Hustle (0:58)
• 21. Selling The Plans for Uncle Sam (1:13)
• 22. The Seduction (2:42)
• 23. The Sellout (1:13)
• 24. The Plane (1:36)
• 25. South of the Border Sale (1:04)
• 26. South of the Border Swindle (1:44)
• 27. Serenata (1:21)
• 28. Oh, Those Long, Long Legs (1:22)

The Hard Way
• 29. Big Apple Juice (1:58)
• 30. He's Dead/She's Dead (1:31)
• 31. NYC Subway Authority (2:14)
• 32. Where Have You Gone, L. Ron? (3:08)
• 33. Smoking Gunn: The Movie (3:29)
• 34. Top of the World (4:35)
• 35. The Good, the Badge and the Ugly (1:55)

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The insert includes very little information about the scores, and oddly no info about Rubinstein himself.
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