John Barry, Thomas Dolby, Sylvester Levay - Howard The Duck (1986)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 3CDs Expanded Remastered Edition 2019
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 1.13 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 493 Mb | Scans ~ 304 Mb
Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 426 | Time: 03:33:39
Soundtrack, Score, Easy Listening, Jazzy, Pop/Rock
Hugely expanded 3-CD release of action-packed John Barry score to early Marvel Superhero film! When John Barry scored 1986’s Howard The Duck, he recorded vibrant music replete with action-packed battles and heroics, hauntingly beautiful love themes and a plethora of James Bond-ish orchestral dazzle dazzle. Barry even recorded strikingly different versions of several cues to accommodate numerous editorial changes in the film during post-production. Over 100 minutes of original music in all. A monumental scoring achievement! By the time the finished film made it to theaters in 1986, nearly 20 minutes of the scoring for later scenes had been deleted in favor of additional music scored by Sylvester Levay. Enhancing the overall musical approach to Universal’s fantasy vehicle still further were several songs arranged and produced by Thomas Dolby, essential to the antics as they were performed on screen by the all-female rock group Cherry Bomb, the lead singer of which is also the film’s star, Lea Thompson, hot off of her flashy turn in Back To The Future. When MCA Records released the soundtrack on vinyl and cassette, they chose just 40 minutes of music, divided roughly in half between songs and score. Intrada now happily presents all of the music John Barry, Sylvester Levay and Thomas Dolby recorded, spread across 3 CDs, most of it being released for the first time!