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Co-Conducted by:
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Varèse Sarabande
(February 10th, 2004)
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The set is a "Limited Collector's Edition" of 1,500 copies and was available only through the label's site for $130 each before selling out. Copies continued to be available from online soundtrack specialty outlets and online auction houses at prices ranging from $250 to $300. By 2012, its value had diminished to $200. Catalog number: VCL 0204 1028
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Several Academy Award nominations (and Goldsmith's one Oscar win) are represented on this album.
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Buy it... only if you are an extremely avid collector of Jerry Goldsmith's music and seek this expensive set for sentimental reasons rather than practical ones.

Avoid it... if the huge financial sacrifice you'll make to acquire a rare copy is not worth the minimal quantity of music that has remained unreleased on other products in the years since this set debuted.
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Jerry Goldsmith at 20th Century Fox: (Jerry Goldsmith) In one of the most comprehensive compilations ever to be released in the genre of film music, the Varèse Sarabande label built a 6-CD set based on the vast collection of material written by composer Jerry Goldsmith for films of the studio 20th Century Fox. According to Varèse, the 2004 set was meant to kick off a year-long celebration of Goldsmith's 75th birthday by the label (which had already announced in late 2003 that they would be releasing an SACD of Goldsmith's rejected Timeline score), though the composer passed away just a few months thereafter. Before diving into the debate about the concept of the 6-CD set itself, as well as the circumstances of its release, a summary of its contents may help you decide if it is worth the enormous expense. The set does not include all of Goldsmith's work for Fox; among the six exclusions are Capricorn One and Sleeping with the Enemy, both extremely unfortunate omissions, but it does offer at least one cue (and often many more) from Goldsmith's 39 other projects for Fox. For a comprehensive track listing, browse further down this page. All of the material on the first three albums has been released before, with the first album showcasing Goldsmith's war and action music, the second album containing Westerns, and the third album limited to suspense and horror. A considerable amount of the material on the first two albums had been recently released by Film Score Monthly in its limited Silver Age series of CDs. The third album contains a strong collection from the franchise of The Omen, however. The three latter CDs are the ones that will likely interest the collector of more obscure Goldsmith music. Among the more notable first-time releases are cues from Von Ryan's Express, Fate is the Hunter, The Agony and the Ecstasy (the original recording), and Alien, from which the original main titles and a medley of unreleased cues was offered for the first time. While most had never been heard even on commercial LP albums, The Chairman was making the transition for the first time. Although many of these scores had long been bootlegged, a few of them (such as Fate is the Hunter) were truly new to the ears of even the most avid Goldsmith collectors. More modern collectors appreciated The Vanishing as the only new inclusion from the digital era, though Varèse released that score in full as another of their Club entries not long after. In sum, there were 79 previously unreleased tracks between those final three CDs at the time of the set's debut.



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I just received this for my birthday!....
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This set is great !
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 421:07
CD1: (77:05)

Patton:
• 1. Main Title (3:08)
• 2. First Battle (2:49)
• 3. Attack (3:14)
• 4. German Advance (2:31)
• 5. Pensive Patton/End Titles (2:19)

Tora! Tora! Tora!:
• 6. Main Title (3:02)
• 7. Chancellery (1:04)
• 8. Pre-Flight Countdown (2:07)
• 9. On the Way (1:39)
• 10. The Final Message (4:51)

The Sand Pebbles:
• 11. Overture (2:17)
• 12. Main Title (2:57)
• 13. Getting Acquainted (3:53)
• 14. Death of a Thousand Cuts (4:47)

Morituri:
• 15. Main Title/Tokyo Assignment (2:09)

The Blue Max:
• 16. Main Title (2:19)
• 17. First Blood (2:22)
• 18. The Attack (6:29)

Planet of the Apes:
• 19. Main Title (2:12)
• 20. The Clothes Snatchers (3:09)
• 21. The Hunt (5:10)

Escape From The Planet of the Apes:
• 22. Main Title (2:27)

Our Man Flint:
• 23. Our Man Flint (1:52)
• 24. You're a Foolish Man, Mr. Flint (2:06)

In Like Flint:
• 25. Where the Bad Guys are Gals (2:42)
• 26. Mince and Cook Until Tender (2:39)


CD2: (77:47)

Bad Girls:
• 1. The Hanging (3:17)
• 2. My Land (6:50)

Take a Hard Ride:
• 3. Main Title (2:16)
• 4. The Snake (2:09)
• 5. The Wagon (5:53)

Rio Conchos:
• 6. Main Title (2:33)
• 7. Bandits Ho! (6:01)

100 Rifles:
• 8. Main Title (1:24)
• 9. Escape and Pursuit (3:52)
• 10. I'll Go Back (1:33)

Stagecoach:
• 11. Main Title (2:30)
• 12. A New Passenger (1:44)
• 13. Family History (4:33)

The Flim Flam Man:
• 14. Main Title (1:38)
• 15. No Rest for the Wicked (3:47)

A Girl Named Sooner:
• 16. Main Title (3:06)
• 17. Making a Difference (2:14)

Ace Eli and Roger of the Skies:
• 18. Main Title (2:11)
• 19. Off to Monument (2:23)
• 20. Final Flight (4:46)

Justine:
• 21. Justine (2:35)
• 22. The School (3:38)

The Stripper:
• 23. Main Title (2:24)
• 24. Sunday Dinner (2:08)
• 25. End Title (1:29)


CD3: (69:33)

The Edge:
• 1. Lost in the Wild (2:59)
• 2. Deadfall (6:12)
• 3. The Edge (2:54)

Chain Reaction:
• 4. Meet Eddie (4:52)
• 5. Ice Chase (5:50)

Magic:
• 6. Main Title (2:02)
• 7. Corky's Retreat (2:54)
• 8. Appassionata (2:07)

The Other:
• 9. Main Title (1:32)
• 10. The Brothers (3:26)
• 11. The Flight (2:15)

The Mephisto Waltz:
• 12. Main Title (2:27)
• 13. A Night in Mexico (2:16)
• 14. End Title (3:45)

The Omen:
• 15. Ave Satani (2:31)
• 16. The New Ambassador (2:32)
• 17. The Killer Storm (2:53)

Damien: Omen II:
• 18. Main Title (5:03)
• 19. Runaway Train (2:38)

The Final Conflict:
• 20. The Hunt (4:01)
• 21. The Final Conflict (3:44)
CD4: (60:16)

The Agony and the Ecstasy:
• 1. Prologue - The Artist Who Did Not Want to Paint (12:23)
    i. Rome
    ii. Florence
    iii. The Crucifix
    iv. The Stone Giants
    v. The Agony of Creation

Shock Treatment:
• 2. Main Title (2:31)
• 3. Home Work (0:57)
• 4. Broken Glass (0:38)
• 5. Night Scene (3:44)
• 6. Nelson's Seduction (2:02)
• 7. Shot in the Neck (2:34)
• 8. Nelson's Escape (3:00)
• 9. Hot Money #2 (3:44)
• 10. End Titles (0:48)

Fate is the Hunter:
• 11. Main Title (1:17)
• 12. The Room (2:06)
• 13. Fate is the Hunter (vocal: Jerry Write) (1:05)
• 14. Finale and End Titles (2:16)

Von Ryan's Express:
• 15. The Compound (3:31)
• 16. Fire Sale (3:51)
• 17. The Trek Begins (0:53)
• 18. The Ambush (2:54)
• 19. The Train (2:15)
• 20. Dead End (2:28)
• 21. End Titles (0:46)
• 22. Fire Sale (bonus track - alternate) (3:49)


CD5: (65:19)

S*P*Y*S:
• 1. Main Title (3:02)
• 2. Anybody Got a Key? (2:49)
• 3. The Mannequin (1:44)
• 4. New Friends (1:40)
• 5. Who's Paying? (1:03)
• 6. Dog-Gone Par's (1:56)
• 7. Tools of the Trade (1:20)
• 8. The Buy (2:52)
• 9. End Title (2:22)

The Chairman:
• 10. Suite (13:25)

The Detective:
• 11. Main Title (1:35)
• 12. Joe (1:47)
• 13. The School Dance (0:44)
• 14. A New Love (1:06)
• 15. A Family Affair (1:56)
• 16. Beach Scene (0:38)
• 17. The Ball Game (0:38)
• 18. Karen's Story (1:09)
• 19. Night Talk (1:59)
• 20. The Safe Cracker (2:00)
• 21. McIver's Story (2:16)
• 22. Joe's Decision (2:19)

Alien:
• 23. Main Title (Film Version) (4:09)
• 24. Suite (10:13)


CD6: (71:07)

Damnation Alley:
• 1. Main Title/The Missile Site (2:05)
• 2. After the Holocaust (2:21)
• 3. Into the Valley (1:42)
• 4. The Land Master (1:49)
• 5. Cockroach Attack (4:30)
• 6. Finding Billy (1:22)
• 7. The Realignment (1:24)
• 8. Blue Sky (2:17)
• 9. Finale (1:36)

Anna and the King:
• 10. Main Title (0:47)
• 11. Anna Arrives (1:43)
• 12. March of the Royal Children (0:47)
• 13. My Secret (2:17)
• 14. The Throne Room (1:13)
• 15. Anna Decides (1:21)
• 16. Better Ways (1:15)
• 17. A Royal Child (1:25)
• 18. No Marriage (1:17)
• 19. You Lose (2:55)
• 20. A Practical Woman (0:35)
• 21. End Titles (0:32)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn:
• 22. Main Title (1:36)
• 23. A Warm Day (1:07)
• 24. No Tree (1:50)
• 25. When My Ship Comes In (1:34)
• 26. The Cake (1:11)
• 27. Don't Touch Me (1:15)
• 28. Father's Girl (2:41)
• 29. A New Tree (3:01)

The Vanishing:
• 30. The Couple (2:14)
• 31. A Beginning (3:44)
• 32. Diane (2:40)
• 33. Burial Ground, Resolution & Coda (12:07)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The set contains even more than the usual standard of excellent, in-depth analysis of the scores and films seen in the label's "Club" releases. The 64-page booklet has insights about each score, an overview of Goldsmith's career, several photos of the composer, and elegant package art and design by Matthew Joseph Peak.

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