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Twilight's Last Gleaming
(1977)
Album Cover Art
1991 Goldsmith Society
1992 Silva Screen
Album 2 Cover Art
Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Arthur Morton
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Goldsmith Society (Limited)
(1991)

Silva Screen Records
(1992)
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The 1991 Goldsmith Society album (the label's first entry) was limited to 500 copies, each hand numbered. The Silva album released in 1992 was a regular commercial product and diminished the Goldsmith Society album to below $50 in value (as a novelty item only).
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Buy it... only if you seek a complete collection of Jerry Goldsmith's action music, including the hastily written and less interesting variety tepidly conveyed by this score.

Avoid it... if you expect consistent action rhythms, pronounced melodies, or the vibrant sound quality that often propel the brass and percussion in this genre of Goldsmith's music.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,024
WRITTEN 8/10/97, REVISED 11/1/11
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Twilight's Last Gleaming: (Jerry Goldsmith) The American public wasn't yet quite ready to accept the anti-Vietnam, anti-government messages in 1977's Twilight's Last Gleaming, and the film was a major contribution to the sinking of director Robert Aldrich's career. Despite the fact that the Pentagon Papers, released in 1971, revealed everything that Aldrich was trying to use to outrage the American public, one of Twilight's Last Gleaming's plotlines (and the politically motivating one) involves the notion that terrorists from within the American military could force the President of the United States to admit to all the faulty policies behind the Vietnam War, without even mentioning that conflict by name in the first two hours of the film. The other plotline in the film involves a typical action line that depicts Burt Lancaster as a former military general who, along with two cohorts (including Paul Winfield), sneaks into a missile silo in Montana and threatens to launch its nine nuclear missiles on the Soviet Union unless, of course, his own government admits to its failings. Reactions to the film were similar to the response by the public to anything related to Vietnam in the late 1970's; people simply accepted the fact that the government was faulty and didn't need to see someone take over missile silos in order to force the shady Federal institutions to expose the depth of its own evils. For the purposes of the film's original score, Aldrich had wanted to hire his usual collaborator, Frank De Vol, for Twilight's Last Gleaming. The tandem that had produced The Flight of the Pheonix, however, was disrupted by an illness that struck De Vol at the time of production, and Jerry Goldsmith, who was in the midst of an extremely successful period in his career and had always wanted to compose for an Aldrich film, was brought in at the last minute to provide the music. He completed the score in almost record speed and later revealed that did not even have time in his schedule to oversee the dubbing process. Consequently, the score was chopped up considerably in the final product by editors, and Goldsmith admitted that his music was not used in the film as he would have liked. Perhaps because of the rushed process, the resulting soundtrack is somewhat underdeveloped, especially when considering the tension and grand geo-political issues addressed by the film.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Both Albums Tracks   ▼Total Time: 38:33
• 1. Silo 3/The Takeover (3:34)
• 2. General McKenzie Arrives (1:11)
• 3. "He Has Launch Control"/Special Forces Arrive (3:41)
• 4. The Bubble (2:57)
• 5. Nuclear Nightmare (3:15)
• 6. A Reflective Interlude (1:26)
• 7. "After You Mr President"/Heading for Home/The President Falls (2:34)
• 8. The Taking of Silo 3 (3:27)
• 9. Operation Gold Begins/Watching and Waiting (3:17)
• 10. The Tanks (3:40)
• 11. Down the Elevator Shaft/The Gold Bomb (2:14)
• 12. Gold Team Enters Silo 3 (4:56)
• 13. The Final Betrayal (1:58)

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Both albums contain basic information about the score.
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