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Name: LA LA LAND RECORDS
Number: LLLCD1630

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS 70th ANNIVERSARY / WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE: EXPANDED AND REMASTERED LIMITED EDITION (CD)
Composed by: Leith Stevens

La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures proudly mark the 70th Anniversary of the landmark 1953 sci-fi thriller THE WAR OF THE WORLDS with an expanded and remastered CD re-issue of renowned composer Leith Stevens’ (DESTINATION MOON, TV’s VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, LAND OF THE GIANTS) original THE WAR OF THE WORLDS motion picture score. This limited edition release also includes the composer’s score to the 1951 feature film WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. Both films were produced by legendary fantasy film producer George Pal.

Leith Stevens’ powerful and notable orchestral scores for both big-screen spectacles were incredibly ground-breaking and influential - among the first to define the music sound of big-budget, color science fiction feature films. Now these important works sound better than ever before, as technological advancements made it possible for re-issue co-producer Chris Malone to revisit to the original acetate transfers and improve the sonic quality of the cues, as well as expanding the presentation with previously unreleased Bonus Tracks from both scores that were deemed unusable in the past.

Produced by Dan Goldwasser and Chris Malone, and restored and mastered by Malone, this limited edition CD release of 1000 units includes exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer John Takis and Goldwasser’s sharp art direction features an out-of-this world reversible cover!

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (25:27)
1. Main Title / Introduction 3:16
2. The Thing 1:25
3. Radioactive 2:04
4. It’s Moving 1:53
5. Heat Ray Dispenser / Get The Military 1:48
6. Attempted Communication 3:12
7. Southwest Of Corona 1:26
8. The Scanning Eye 2:44
9. Clayton And Sylvia Arrive With Eye 1:17
10. Evacuation 3:02
11. Deserted 0:32
12. Martian Man Dies 1:20
13. Conclusion And End Title 1:05

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (40:48)
14. Main Title / Foreword 2:32
15. The Black Box 1:14
16. Uncertainty 1:34
17. Bellus, Zyra And The D.A. / There Is No Error 2:14
18. U.N. Headquarters / Nasty Headlines 1:14
19. Project Recruiting / Project Indoctrination / Project Categories 6:34
20. Martial Law / Evacuation Montage 1:37
21. Securing The Rocket 0:53
22. A Savage Outburst / Save The Ship 3:08
23. A Revengeful Night / Bellus Approaches / Doomsday Drawing 2:38
24. Calendar Montage 2:53
25. Tony’s Generosity 2:58
26. Ecstasy And Despair 1:00
27. Zero Hour 1:40
28. The Take Off 1:54
29. The Flight 2:34
30. The New World 3:53

“WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE” BONUS TRACKS
31. High On The List (Source, Comp. James Van Heusen) 2:00
32. Café Fox Trot (Source, Arr. Nelson Riddle) 1:17
33. The New World (Alternate) 2:47
34. Main Title (Rudimentary Stereo) 1:18

“THE WAR OF THE WORLDS” BONUS TRACKS
35. Main Title (Orchestra Only) 1:13
36. End Title (Orchestra Only) 1:05
37. Prologue And Main Title (Film Version) 1:48
38. Heat Ray Dispenser Sound Effect 1:04

TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 79:20

  
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Posted by Andrew Feinberg on October 18, 2023 8:10 AM
There is no doubt that this is an important and historic issue. However, despite the elimination of all surface noise, the seemingly ideal choice of using the composer's own disks hasn't made an enjoyable listening experience. The sound is flat except for some welcome bass, but the loss of fidelity on the high end leads to distortion. That is the nature of vinyl (or whatever) - the highs are sheered off by the stylus. It is clear that the score is first-rate, but it really needs a modern re-recording to reveal the richness of the music. Nevertheless, I can't deny the importance of this issue.

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