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From acclaimed Australian composer BRUCE ROWLAND comes this special LIMITED EDITION promotional release of TWO of the composer’s finest scores on one CD - PHAR LAP and ZEUS AND ROXANNE.
Best known for his 1982 score for THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER, Rowland continues his trademark gift of writing beautiful, sweeping themes with these two exceptional scores, both issued here for the first time on CD!
Released in 1983, PHAR LAP chronicled the stirring true story of the renowned champion New Zealand-born race horse who suddenly and mysteriously died in 1933 in America. The film starred Tom Burlinson of SNOWY RIVER fame and went on to blockbuster grosses during its lengthy run in Australia.
ZEUS AND ROXANNE (1997) is another animal-themed favorite, this time following the adventures of a lovable canine and a dolphin with Steve Guttenberg and Kathleen Quinlan starring. This charming score reunites the composer with SNOWY RIVER director GEORGE MILLER.
The exclusive release is limited to 1000 copies.
Music By Bruce Rowland
Performed by the Melbourne Studio Symphony Orchestra
1. California 1932
2. Phar Lap Main Theme
3. The Sandhills
4. Pike Weighs In
5. Telford's Theme
6. After The Race
7. Phar Lap Wins The Melbourne Cup
8. The Shooting
9. The Chips Are Down
10. Hero To A Nation
11. First Past The Post
12. 1931 Melbourne Cup
13. Tommy Proposes/Farewell Australia
14. Agua Caliente
15. Training In The Desert
16. Davis Is Warned
17. The Richest Race In History
18. The Legend
ZEUS AND ROXANNE
Music by Bruce Rowland
Performed by The Northwest Sinfonia
19. Opening/Day Time
20. Car Chase/Underwater Ride
21. Zeus Arrives/Caryer The Spy
22. Zeus's Adventure
23. A Case of Rum/Caryer Captured
25. Caryer's Dogs/Phone Call
26. Shark Attack/Stranded Sub/Rescue
27. Can't Go Through With It!
28. Caryer Busted/The Wedding
PHAR LAP - Phar Lap, the legendary New Zealand-bred racing horse, is as well-known today for his mysterious death as for his fabulous accomplishments in life. Beginning at the end, the film flashes back to the day that Phar Lap, despite his lack of pedigree, is purchased on impulse by trainer Harry Telford (Martin Vaughan). Phar Lap loses his first races, but Telford's faith in the animal is unshakable. Suddenly the horse becomes a winner, thanks to the love and diligence of stableboy Tommy Woodcock (Tom Burlinson). American-promoter Dave Davis (Ron Leibman) arranges for Phar Lap to be entered in several top races, where his "long shot" status results in heavy losses for the professional gamblers. Just after winning an important race in Mexico, Phar Lap collapse and dies; though the film never comes out and says as much, it is assumed that the horse was "murdered" by the gambling interests. The film is based on a book by Michael Wilkinson. The real-life Tommy Woodcock appears in the film as an elderly trainer. 1983
ZEUS AND ROXANNE - This children's story of a dog and a dolphin borrows heavily from family movies of the past. Zeus is a dog who follows a neighbor, a marine biologist named Mary Beth (Kathleen Quinlan), to work one day. Aboard a ship, the dog meets Roxanne, a dolphin that Mary Beth is studying. When she sees the dog riding on the dolphin's back, she decides to study their friendship. A villainous fellow researcher, Claude (Arnold Vosloo), tries to steal her research, but he is thwarted by the dolphin, the dog, and the dog's young owner, Jordan (Miko Hughes). Terry (Steve Guttenberg), Jordan's father, is a songwriter who still pines for his dead wife. Jordan, together with Mary Beth's daughters, try to ignite a romance between their parents, who are both unattached. 1997