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Crusoe


Movie | Release date: 07/05/2013 | Film release: 1988 | Format: CD
Quartet Records (8436035005208)
Limited edition: 1000 copies
 

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# Track   Duration
1.The Slave Escapes3:02
2.The Ship1:05
3.The Storm and the Shipwreck5:43
4.The Crab1:08
5.Grave Marker3:19
6.Eating Bugs0:56
7.The Raft5:40
8.Boat Building3:42
9.Crusoe1:41
10.Not Alone2:28
11.The Beach0:55
12.Outrigger0:59
13.Escape5:50
14.End Credits3:24
 39:52
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World premiere release of Michael Kamens moving, emotional score dated in 1988 for Caleb Deschanel personal vision of Robinson Crusoe, starring Aidan Quinn and Elvis Payne.

Michael Kamen (Highlander, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Licence to Kill, Mona Lisa) provides one of its best efforts: a reflexive, ethnic influenced score dominated by a melancholy melody that reflects the character of Crusoe. The music was performed by The National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Now after spending nearly as long in Michael Kamens archives as Daniel Defoes castaway did on the authors remote island, Crusoe has finally been rescued for CD. Its score is presented here in the form the composer originally conceived for its (never-released) soundtrack album. Crusoe remains one of Michael Kamens most intimate and evocative works, portraying Crusoes island as a state of mind as much as a rugged place for adventure. More importantly, his work showed it was a place where so-called civilized and primitive music could share a common bond of humanity.

The package includes a 16-page full color booklet, and liner notes by Daniel Schweiger, who discuss the film and the score, and also includes interviews with Caleb Deschanel and sound engineer Stephen McLaughlin.

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