Up for bids: Alex North's SPARTACUS : The Ultimate CD Box set limited to a small edition size of 5000 units . Include 6 CD's, 1 DVD, and a deluxe 168 page booklet. BRAND NEW AND SEALED! There is NO box set that will ever top this this ultimate packaging and representation of this film.
I originally paid over $100 for this set. It is brand new and sealed, never opened.
Music Composed and Conducted by Alex North
Produced by Robert Townson
A film music celebration like no other!
Never has there been as elaborate a production of a single film score in all of film music history.
SPARTACUS is here!
6 CDs ... 1 DVD ... a deluxe 168-page book!!
Alex North is the father of modern film music - an inspiration and a hero to the generations that followed him.
"For those of us coming of age in the 1950s, and seriously interested in film music, Alex North was an inspiration, a role model and a hero. He was then and he remains so today." - John Williams
Jerry Goldsmith himself put it very succinctly, when speaking of Alex:
"Of all of us, he's the master."
Varèse Sarabande commemorates Alex North's 100th birthday and the film Spartacus' 50th Anniversary with the release of Robert Townson's 1,000th album.
For this international celebration of one of film music's most influential and important giants, Robert Townson is joined by:
Alan and Marilyn Bergman
and many more!
The enormous boxed set includes:
CD 1 - All surviving stereo tracks of Alex North's SPARTACUS recording, including all tracks from the original soundtrack album, assembled in film order.
CD 2 AND 3 - The complete original film soundtrack of SPARTACUS, in astounding monaural sound.
CD 4 - A selection of unused and alternate cues from the original film sessions, along with Alex North's original preliminary cue recordings for the film (used for film editing purposes).
CD 5 AND 6 - SPARTACUS LOVE THEME AND VARIATIONS - 22 classic and newly recorded interpretations of Alex North's Spartacus Love Theme - featuring Bill Evans, Yusef Lateef, Carlos Santana, Lalo Schifrin, Dave Grusin, Mark Isham, Alexandre Desplat and many others! Newly recorded in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris and Tenerife!
DVD - CONVERSATIONS ON ALEX NORTH'S SPARTACUS A 96-minute feature documentary on the importance of Alex North and his score for SPARTACUS, with Alexandre Desplat, Mark Isham, David Newman, Lalo Schifrin, Robert Townson, Brian Tyler, John Williams and Christopher Young.
Produced by Robert Townson and Laurent Bouzereau.
Also included are two bonus features with Mark Isham and Diego Navarro recording their own Spartacus Love Theme variations.
BOOK - A 168-page, hardcover book by Robert Townson featuring detailed analysis of the SPARTACUS score, background on the film, an Alex North biography, over 100 photos and much more!
Produced with the cooperation of Universal Pictures, Universal Special Markets and Geffen Records ... and that's just for the score! This has been years in the works!
This is, by far, the grandest release in Varèse Sarabande's history.
Never have I been more proud of any project with which I have been involved and, frankly, I never dreamed that my promise to Alex, that one day I would restore and release his masterpiece, ever could have resulted in something so grand. - Robert Townson
Join the celebration!
CD 1 - Stereo (72:40)
1. OVERTURE (4:00)
2. MAIN TITLE* (3:17)
3. THE MINES (3:01)
4. CARAVAN (1:15)
5. FIRST PAIR (3:44)
6. GLADIATORS FIGHT TO THE DEATH* (2:20)
7. BROODING (2:20)
8. ON TO VESUVIUS* (4:52)
(a) FORWARD, GLADIATORS
(b) FOREST ...