The 39 Steps [Music from and Inspired by the Hit West End Show]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
One of film director Alfred Hitchcock's early efforts was the 1935 classic movie mystery The 39 Steps. Using only four actors to play more than 100 parts, Patrick Barlow adapted the film script into a comic play that opened a successful run in London's West End over 70 years later, on September 14, 2006. Although it was a straight i.e., non-musical play, The 39 Steps employed lots of background music, most of it borrowed from the original film and other Hitchcock movies, which seems to have given Reynold D'Silva of Silva Screen Records the idea for this album. Silva Screen specializes in re-recordings of film scores, usually done by the City of Prague Philharmonic ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
One of film director Alfred Hitchcock's early efforts was the 1935 classic movie mystery The 39 Steps. Using only four actors to play more than 100 parts, Patrick Barlow adapted the film script into a comic play that opened a successful run in London's West End over 70 years later, on September 14, 2006. Although it was a straight i.e., non-musical play, The 39 Steps employed lots of background music, most of it borrowed from the original film and other Hitchcock movies, which seems to have given Reynold D'Silva of Silva Screen Records the idea for this album. Silva Screen specializes in re-recordings of film scores, usually done by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and the label has been ingenious in finding ways to recycle the new recordings on a series of albums. It already had in its library versions of the Hitchcock film music, and so assembled this compilation, billed on its cover as "music from & inspired by the hit West End show." That isn't quite true, of course. The phrase "from & inspired by" tends to get slapped onto movie soundtrack albums to signal that some of the tracks aren't actually heard in the cinema. But, of course, none of this music was "inspired by" the play, since all of it was recorded at least a decade before the play opened, and in some cases quite a few decades before. The disc concludes with a couple of British dance band hits of the '30s. That doesn't matter too much, however. The potential customer simply should consider this an album largely consisting of music from Hitchcock movies, some it famous and highly identifiable music, such as the stabbing-strings cue that accompanied the shower scene in Psycho. How that is made to work in "the Crofter's Cottage and Chase on the Moor sequences" in the stage version of The 39 Steps, as the annotations put it, is another matter that may be answered by attending a performance in London or, starting April 29, 2008, on Broadway.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2008
  • Label: Silva America
  • UPC: 738572124823
  • Catalog Number: 1248
  • Sales rank: 267,580

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The 39 Steps / Highland Hotel / Mr. Memory / Finale (from the film The - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:04)
  2. 2 Prelude (from the film The Lady Vanishes) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (3:04)
  3. 3 Main Title / The Telephone / The Trap / Finale (from the film Dial M fo - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (7:12)
  4. 4 Prelude / The City / Rainstorm / Murder / Finale (from the film Psycho) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (7:24)
  5. 5 Prelude (from the film The Man Who Knew Too Much) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (2:15)
  6. 6 Scene D'Amour (from the film Vertigo) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (5:08)
  7. 7 Suite (from the film Under Capricorn) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (7:04)
  8. 8 Rhapsody (from the film Stage Fright) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:58)
  9. 9 Funeral March of the Marionette (from the television show Alfred Hitchc - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (4:17)
  10. 10 Love Theme (from the film The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex) - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (1:39)
  11. 11 Coronation Scot - Charles Williams (3:01)
  12. 12 The Devil's Gallop - Charles Williams (1:20)
  13. 13 Embassy Stomp (2:39)
  14. 14 Love Is The Sweetest Thing - Ray Noble & His New Mayfair Dance Orchestra (3:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Noble Conductor
Al Bowlly Vocals
Paul Bateman Conductor
Ambrose Conductor
New Mayfair Dance Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Embassy Club Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Queen's Hall Orchestra Performing Ensemble
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Charles Williams Conductor
Technical Credits
Richard Addinsell Composer
Charles Gounod Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin Composer
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Bernard Herrmann Composer
Vivian Ellis Composer
Leighton Lucas Composer
Jack Beaver Composer
James Fitzpatrick Producer
Damien Doherty Artwork
Louis Levy Composer
Bert Barnes Composer
Patrick Barlow Liner Notes
Reynold da Silva Executive Producer
Charles Williams Composer
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