A Tribute to James Dean [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Issued in 1956 shortly after James Dean's death, this presents excerpts from the soundtracks of the three films to star the iconic actor: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant, performed by Ray Heindorf and the Warner Brothers Orchestra. The East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause scores were composed by Dean's friend Leonard Rosenman, while Giant's score was penned by Dimitri Tiomkin. It's doubtful that the disc will hold much of compelling interest for listeners who aren't Dean devotees who might be able to bring to mind specific scenes from the films associated with the included excerpts. East of Eden's portions are grand, string-heavy and dramatic, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Issued in 1956 shortly after James Dean's death, this presents excerpts from the soundtracks of the three films to star the iconic actor: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant, performed by Ray Heindorf and the Warner Brothers Orchestra. The East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause scores were composed by Dean's friend Leonard Rosenman, while Giant's score was penned by Dimitri Tiomkin. It's doubtful that the disc will hold much of compelling interest for listeners who aren't Dean devotees who might be able to bring to mind specific scenes from the films associated with the included excerpts. East of Eden's portions are grand, string-heavy and dramatic, and soaked with a somber, humorless quality. The parts of Rebel Without a Cause heard here are similar, but daredevil cool jazz pokes into the proceedings as an influence on "The Gang/Chicken Run." The two excerpts from Giant are far chirpier, though in a corny fashion, with "Theme From Giant" boasting the clip-clop rhythms, whistling, and strident choral vocals found in many soundtracks to American westerns. The CD reissue adds three bonus tracks, two of them being a 1956 single by Heindorf and the Warner Brothers Orchestra of the main themes from East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause in different versions than the main themes excerpted on the original LP; the other is Mitch Miller's massive 1955 hit single "The Yellow Rose of Texas."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2003
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 696998679825
  • Catalog Number: 86798
  • Sales rank: 340,073

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main title - Warner Bros. Orchestra (2:56)
  2. 2 Cal and Sam - Warner Bros. Orchestra (2:00)
  3. 3 Cal and his father - Warner Bros. Orchestra (3:12)
  4. 4 My mother? - Warner Bros. Orchestra (2:29)
  5. 5 Cal and Aron meet their mother / End title - Warner Bros. Orchestra (4:26)
  6. 6 Main title - Warner Bros. Orchestra (2:22)
  7. 7 The gang / Chicken run - Warner Bros. Orchestra (3:33)
  8. 8 Planetarium - Warner Bros. Orchestra (3:58)
  9. 9 Plato's death / End title - Warner Bros. Orchestra (4:37)
  10. 10 Theme from Giant - Warner Bros. Orchestra (3:13)
  11. 11 There's never been anyone else but you - Warner Bros. Orchestra (3:36)
  12. 12 The Yellow Rose of Texas - Mitch Miller (3:16)
  13. 13 Main theme - Warner Bros. Orchestra (1:54)
  14. 14 Main theme - Warner Bros. Orchestra (2:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mitch Miller Conductor
Ray Heindorf Conductor
Mitch Miller & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Mitch Miller Chorus Choir, Chorus
Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Dimitri Tiomkin Composer
James L. Dean Contributor
Raymond Massey Contributor
Julie Harris Contributor
Didier C. Deutsch Reissue Producer
D.W. George Composer
Paul Francis Webster Lyricist
Darcy Proper Reissue Producer, Mastering
Ken Fredette Art Direction
Lily Lew Packaging Manager
Stacey Boyle Tape Research
Henry Cabot Beck Liner Notes
Darcy M. Proper Reissue Coordinator
Henry Cabot Beck Liner Notes
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