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Shipwrecked
(1991)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Lawrence Ashmore
Fiachra Trench
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(March, 1991)
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Regular U.S. release, but the album quickly became rare after Disney stopped its production in 1991. It was valued at $60 or higher for more than a decade.
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Buy it... only if you seek a complete collection of Patrick Doyle albums and would be inclined to appreciate even one of his less mature early efforts on a rare, shortly-produced CD.

Avoid it... if you expect the more structurally balanced orchestral action and comedy of Doyle's writing later in the 1990's, the lack of muscle in the brass section an especially troublesome flaw in this otherwise swashbuckling music.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #789
WRITTEN 3/31/98, REVISED 11/11/11
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Shipwrecked: (Patrick Doyle) Produced in Norway under the name of O.V. Falck-Ytter's original book, "Haakon Haakonsen," Shipwrecked swept through theatres there in 1990 before being purchased by Walt Disney Pictures for distribution in America, where it debuted in March of 1991 without much fanfare. Despite the misconception that this children's film was an animated venture, the movie was the unfortunate live-action offering to coincide with the release of Beauty and the Beast at the time, and it's no wonder why Shipwrecked slipped by audiences unnoticed. Despite receiving warm reviews from critics, Shipwrecked was long rejected for many years in even the realm of home entertainment, with only foreign region versions of a DVD release available for a long time. The story of the film involves a young Norwegian boy of the 1850's working on an English sailing ship as a cabin boy. After the crew is taken over by a pirate posing as a naval officer (the always mysterious Gabriel Byrne), the ship is sunk in a hurricane and the boy and a young girl who stowed away on the ship are stranded on a tropical island where they find the hidden treasure the pirates were after. Of course, they manage to sneak it all the way back to Norway through some ingenuity and luck. It's a feel-good variant of the "Treasure Island" story that's decent enough to distract the kids for a short period of time. It's not often that a composer storms the mainstream of moviegoers' attention with the gusto of Patrick Doyle; in 1989, his score for Henry V was a pleasant surprise from out of nowhere, and immediate fans of the composer would look to Shipwrecked about a year later, Doyle's second feature film work, for a continuation of that quality. After the solemn and serious tone of Henry V, however, Shipwrecked was quite a departure of demeanor for Doyle. That said, it represented the introduction of the composer's lighter adventure mode, and music similar to this entry for Doyle would include Into the West and Quest for Camelot later in the decade. Despite the fact that the scope of his work had been mostly limited to radio, television, and theatre in the 1980's, Doyle gave a valiant effort to raise the spirit of the Erich Wolfgang Korngold era of classic Hollywood swashbuckling music for Shipwrecked, with varied results.



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146 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.08 Stars
***** 29 5 Stars
**** 35 4 Stars
*** 32 3 Stars
** 20 2 Stars
* 30 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 37:53
• 1. Opening Titles (1:39)
• 2. Death of Howell (1:02)
• 3. Homecoming (0:59)
• 4. The Sheriff's Arrival (1:11)
• 5. Off to the Sea (2:02)
• 6. Scrubbing the Deck (2:22)
• 7. The Flora Departs (0:50)
• 8. Captain Madsen is Poisoned (1:54)
• 9. Hakon Finds Mary (1:12)
• 10. Mary is Rescued (1:39)
• 11. Exploring the Island (1:20)
• 12. Dreaming of Home (1:06)
• 13. Hakon Survives a Fall (1:27)
• 14. Treasure is Found (1:06)
• 15. Building the Traps (1:51)
• 16. Hakon Builds His Boat (1:56)
• 17. Pirates Discovered (1:34)
• 18. The Chase (1:59)
• 19. Home to Norway (3:35)
• 20. End Titles - Part I (2:39)
• 21. End Titles - Part II (3:29)

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The insert includes a short description of the film but no extra information about the score.
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