Cleopatra [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Neil Shurley
Alex North's epic score to the costly 1963 Elizabeth Taylor epic film receives the royal treatment in this rewarding release, the first time the original soundtrack has been made available on CD. North's score is laden with passages of sheer orchestral brilliance, from the initial overture all the way to the exit music. The sound quality is warm and crisp, remarkable for a score from this period. Some of the dissonances and more modern compositional techniques displayed here may serve to distance the more casual listener, but repeated exposure will remedy any hesitation. This two-CD set grows richer with every listen. With generous liner notes from Robert Townson and Jeff ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Neil Shurley
Alex North's epic score to the costly 1963 Elizabeth Taylor epic film receives the royal treatment in this rewarding release, the first time the original soundtrack has been made available on CD. North's score is laden with passages of sheer orchestral brilliance, from the initial overture all the way to the exit music. The sound quality is warm and crisp, remarkable for a score from this period. Some of the dissonances and more modern compositional techniques displayed here may serve to distance the more casual listener, but repeated exposure will remedy any hesitation. This two-CD set grows richer with every listen. With generous liner notes from Robert Townson and Jeff Bond, this release is truly a classic, with much to offer the serious film music lover.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2001
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206622423
  • Catalog Number: 066224
  • Sales rank: 89,534

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (2:43)
  2. 2 Main Title (2:54)
  3. 3 Pharsalia (1:17)
  4. 4 Caesar to Egypt (1:58)
  5. 5 Vips/King Ptolemy (1:00)
  6. 6 Pompey's Ring (2:54)
  7. 7 Gift for Caesar (1:53)
  8. 8 Only Yesterday (1:32)
  9. 9 Epilepsy (3:21)
  10. 10 Great Library (2:05)
  11. 11 Moon Gate (4:20)
  12. 12 Taste of Death (1:47)
  13. 13 Sympathy (1:45)
  14. 14 Coronation (1:52)
  15. 15 Fertility (4:50)
  16. 16 Alexander's Tomb (3:46)
  17. 17 Calpurnia (2:01)
  18. 18 Fire Burns/Son of Caesar (3:45)
  19. 19 Caesar's Departure (3:39)
  20. 20 Cleopatra Enters Rome (6:49)
  21. 21 By Divine Right (2:07)
  22. 22 Death in the Garden (1:45)
  23. 23 Caesar's Assassination (4:59)
  24. 24 Requiem (1:34)
  25. 25 Farewell (1:39)
  26. 26 Entr'acte (2:34)
  27. 27 Hail Antony (3:14)
  28. 28 Isis (1:27)
  29. 29 Love Theme (Reprise) (0:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cleopatra's Barge (2:55)
  2. 2 Most Becoming (1:40)
  3. 3 Food (0:55)
  4. 4 Antony and Cleopatra in Tarses (3:38)
  5. 5 Bacchus (2:42)
  6. 6 Antony and Cleopatra's Love (3:10)
  7. 7 One Breath Closer (2:41)
  8. 8 Love and Hate (2:17)
  9. 9 Athens (2:38)
  10. 10 Cleopatra's Ambition (1:15)
  11. 11 War (0:45)
  12. 12 Interlude/Sea Battle (14:37)
  13. 13 My Love Is My Master (4:18)
  14. 14 Two Heads (0:47)
  15. 15 Better Late Than Never (2:37)
  16. 16 Cleopatra's Son/Antony's Cam (2:20)
  17. 17 Never Fear (3:18)
  18. 18 Grant Me an Honorable Way to Die (2:38)
  19. 19 Antony's Retreat/Transitions (2:04)
  20. 20 Dying Is Less Than Love (4:27)
  21. 21 Octavian the Victor (4:05)
  22. 22 Antony... Wait (3:57)
  23. 23 Epilogue (2:27)
  24. 24 Exit Music (2:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alex North Primary Artist, Conductor
Technical Credits
Dan Hersch Digital Editing, Mastering
Nick Redman Producer
Robert Townson Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Tom Cavanaugh Soundtrack Executive Producer
Michael McDonald Remixing
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