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King Rat CD released by Intrada

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Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 434
Film Date: 1965
Album Date: 2019
Time: 71:40
Tracks: 37
World premiere of John Barry soundtrack plus remastered original album on CD!

More information on the Intrada website


From "Doug's Corner, Intrada website:

"A tough act to follow for Barry fans. But one of my own most-played John Barry albums in my youth was King Rat, the Bryan Forbes WWII prisoner of war film with George Segal, written by James Clavell.

As part of our well-regarded series of Mainstream and Ava label CDs, mixed and mastered from the first generation master elements, we initially planned on just bringing out the best release of Barry’s classic re-recorded stereo Mainstream album.

Upon delivery of the masters, we made the incredible discovery of finding, amongst the many rolls of tape, the long-lost and never-before-released masters for the actual soundtrack itself, a darker and moodier musical masterpiece.Barry’s film soundtrack is an entirely different experience from his opened-up and thematically-expanded Mainstream album. Both musical experiences are terrific."

Liner Notes by Jon Burlingame.

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