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THE BASIL POLEDOURIS COLLECTION VOL 3 (2 CD / 500 EDITION) (CD)
Composed by: Basil Poledouris

Dragon’s Domain Records presents THE BASIL POLEDOURIS COLLECTION, VOLUME 3, featuring two previously unreleased scores composed by Basil Poledouris (CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, LONESOME DOVE, FREE WILLY) during his early days as a film composer.

1977’s TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK is renowned in bad movie circles, but contains an excellent score. While the title of this Mexican exploitation movie promises JAWS-like terror and suspense, the actual film is not really so much about killer sharks but about two guys who spend their time hunting and bedding warm, willing women and only briefly actually hunting and snuffing cold, hungry sharks. 1979’s DOLPHIN is an ecological documentary about the plight of the dolphins in the late ‘70s, really one of the first documentary films to recognize and examine the intelligence of these oceanic mammals and promote the notion that they should not be regarded as commodities for our entertainment or the by-catch of the Tuna industry. Both scores obviously appealed to Basil due to his love of the sea and of sailing, and both scores reflect the passion of a rising young musician soon to emerge into his fullness as a composer.

Basil’s musical score for TINTORERA is a mix of synth-based suspense tracks and catchy pop rhythms; he also composed and arranged the film’s main song. By successfully steering away from any musical reference to JAWS in his TINTORERA score, Basil created a potent shark motif of his own using the low growling drones of a Moog synthesizer, accompanied by a variety of percussion, keyboard, and other underwater noises that essentially create the sound of being underwater, circled by a menacing, killer shark. Two lighter themes focus on the characters as they pursue their licentious lifestyles, sharing and trading partners with hedonistic abandon; these tuneful, poppy/jazzy melodies featuring woodwind, saxophone, marimba, acoustic and electric guitars and keyboards are taken through a number of variations associated with love scenes, tourist destinations and montages.

For DOLPHIN, Basil provided a gentle, rhythmic main theme and many specific pieces of music for the film’s individual segments. The score was written for a small ensemble consisting of five players using a simple palette of guitars, bass, keyboards, synthesizers, drums, and percussion; Poledouris is among them, playing keyboards. The result is a quietly intimate score built around folk melody and harmonic structures that fit each segment’s tone that is also a delight to listen to on its own.

DISC 1
TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK (1977)
(Original Score)

01. Main Title (Final) (2:04)
02. Seaplane/Sunset (Not Used) (1:17)
03. Shark Hunting (1:57)
04. Binoculars (0:56)
05. The Fiona Montage/The Ruins (1:49)
06. Romantic Interlude/First Shark Attack (6:18)
07. Sunrise/Full Boat (3:42)
08. First Bed/Mini-Montage (1:21)
09. Boredom Montage (1:26)
10. The Miguel Chomp (2:55)
11. She Leaves (3:42)
12. Woombas and Shark Groans (3:45)
13. Finale (3:33)
14. Together Until Goodbye
(Mexican Version) (3:01)

THE LOST ALBUM
15. Main Title (Final) (2:05)
16. Together Until Goodbye (Mexican Version) (3:00)
17. Seaplane (1:06)
18. The Fiona Montage/Talkin’ Too Much About My Baby (4:02)
19. Romantic Interlude/First Shark Attack (2:19)
20. Boredom Montage/Danny Disco (4:02)
21. Full Boat (3:27)
22. First Bed/Giving It Plenty (1:33)
23. Mini-Montage/Woombas (3:15)
24. She Leaves (3:38)
25. When You’re Coming Home/Finale (3:56)

Total Time Disc 1: 71:12

DISC 2
DOLPHIN (1979)
(Original Score)

01. Main Title (1:54)
02. History of Dolphins (1:24)
03. Dolphin Games (1:22)
04. Dolphins and Tuna (2:39)
05. Iki Massacre (1:09)
06. Relationships with Dolphins/To Hawaii / Spinner Dolphins/Underwater Concert (3:39)
07. Swimming with Dolphins (1:31)
08. Flipper Sea School/Life at Flippers (2:06)
09. Radio Source/Act Out (0:50)
10. Searching for Wild Dolphins (5:03)
11. Sailing Along (1:21)
12. Getting Ready (3:52)
13. Underwater Beauty (3:42)
14. Moving Along (1:15)
15. Dolphin Romp (3:56)
16. Dolphin Song (Edit) (1:12)
17. Dolphins Swimming with Humans (5:22)
18. Dolphin Song (5:04)
19. Final Narration (0:56)
20. Main Title (Alternate) (1:53)
21. Dolphins and Tuna (Alternate) (2:40)

TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK (1977)
BONUS TRACKS

22. Main Title (Original) (1:59)
23. Watercraft (1:06)
24. Seaplane (1:07)
25. Binoculars (Alternate) (0:56)
26. Full Boat (Alternate) (3:29)
27. First Bed/Mini-Montage (Alternate) (1:18)
28. She Leaves (Alternate) (3:42)
29. Acoustic Guitar Source (0:41)
30. Together Until Goodbye (Alternate Version) (3:01)

Total Time Disc 2: 71:24

  
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