|tak konečně! :) 3 NEW HARKIT RELEASES
Another Harkit exclusive is Maurice Jarre’s music for “POPE JOAN” (HRKCD 8260) We have been most fortunate in securing the services of James Fitzpatrick in restoring the tapes for this beautiful score. James has contributed to writing the notes about his friend Jarre, and we also have previously unseen stills from this set of the movie which tells the story of the persisting legend that a woman sat on the throne at The Vatican in the 9th Century. A truly moving and compelling story, Jarre employed mediaeval musical instruments while recording to apply a realistic and altogether other-worldly feel to his score. Personally speaking, the movie’s worth seeking out just to see the delicious Lesley-Anne Down Incidentally, the movie is being re-released next year with some great extras, we understand.
Among new releases coming very soon we have the third in our trilogy of John Barry releases. “THE DOVE” (HRKCD 8321) a 1974 movie produced by Gregory Peck tells the story of a young boy who sails around the world. The film (literally) sank without a trace, but it was in fact one of Barry’s lushest and most beautiful scores which also features a vocal by ex-New Seeker Lyn Paul. We have produced a lavishly illustrated and annotated booklet for this special collector’s edition.
Lalo Schifrin’s musical career goes back to arranging and playing piano in Paris’s Eddie Warner Orchestra in the early 1950’s. His 1989 score for “RETURN FROM THE RIVER KWAI” (HRKCD 8259) an account of what became of the heroes after the now legendary war-time events in south-east Asia. It’s a terrific military style effort which has been lovingly restored and released for the first time ever and also incorporates Kitaro’s “Japanese Theme” in its entirety. Darren Allison, soundtrack editor for Cinema Retro has written a wonderful essay for this World Exclusive release.